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This is the definitive story of The Wimbledon Championships 2006. In the Men's Singles Roger Federer was attempting to join the legendary Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras as the only men to win four consecutive Wimbledon titles. In the Ladies Singles a new name would appear on the Venus Rosewater Dish.
Coming into Wimbledon, the 1992 champion American Andre Agassi had announced that this would be his last Championships. During his third round encounter with the French Open Champion Rafael Nadal from Spain, the crowd willed the clock to rewind and cheered every glimpse of the Las Vegans lingering brilliance but in the end it was the Spaniards day.
But a new showman would emerge in Greek-Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis who overthrew Andy Roddicks conqueror, Britains Andy Murray and the 2002 Champion Lleyton Hewitt before losing to Nadal in a thrilling semi final.
2006 also proved the year of the two Martinas. The twenty five year old Hingis returned after five years away from SW19, while forty nine ...