The 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles final had all the makings of an epic showdown: Reigning champion Novak Djokovic attempting to defend his title, Roger Federer on track to become the oldest man in the Open era to win a Grand Slam singles title and the potential for a new rule to decide the winner if a tie break became necessary.
When the two met on the court Sunday, they didn’t disappoint. Here are five facts that prove why the match will go down in history:
1.) A test of endurance
Clocking in at four hours and 55 minutes, the match is the longest Wimbledon final ever, breaking the record previously set by Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2008.