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ESPN Classic Wimbledon Lineup

Each year, on the eve of the Championships, ESPN Classic shows some classic Wimbledon matches. Most years they mainly focus on really old mens' matches. This year might be one of the first ones where the only have two matches from before 1985.

Here are the matches they'll show this Sunday (June 21st- 10 am E):
1993 Steffi vs. Jana Novotna
1978 Navratilova vs. Chris Evert
1980 Borg vs McEnroe
2000 Sampras vs. Rafter raf
2008 FedTard vs. Rafa "the Ragging Bull" Nadal

Surprised that they still haven't ever included the epic Lindsay Venus match. To be honest I could have come up with a much better lineup. Nonetheless I'll likely watch ESPN classic all day Sunday, just to get myself geeked up for Wimbledon. With Nadal out a lot of my enthusiasm for this years Wimbledon has lessened. All my hopes are riding with Serena to save my Wimbledon.

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I'm with you!Love my Serena!
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Re: ESPN Classic Wimbledon Lineup

The Venus vs. Serena 2008 final is on at 430pm on TTC today.

The 2005 final has not been repeated, I don't think. ESPN showed it briefly during a rain delay in 06 but that's it.

I'd love to see it again on a television in its entirety. I am surprised TTC or ESPN do not replay it.
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Surprised that they still haven't ever included the epic Lindsay Venus match. To be honest I could have come up with a much better lineup. Nonetheless I'll likely watch ESPN classic all day Sunday, just to get myself geeked up for Wimbledon. With Nadal out a lot of my enthusiasm for this years Wimbledon has lessened. All my hopes are riding with Serena to save my Wimbledon.
Not really that surprised. It was just long, not great throughout.

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Re: ESPN Classic Wimbledon Lineup

ESPN classic showed Venus vs Lindsay yesterday (but im in Europe so it's probably different over here)

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OMG, reallly???
That;s the UK one right? Damnit! Wish i caught that!
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Not really that surprised. It was just long, not great throughout.
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OMG, reallly???
That;s the UK one right? Damnit! Wish i caught that!
im not sure but it must be. they aired an interview that Henri Leconte made to Bjorn Borg and than they showed the match

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my thoughts exactly. ah well.
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The Venus vs. Serena 2008 final is on at 430pm on TTC today.

The 2005 final has not been repeated, I don't think. ESPN showed it briefly during a rain delay in 06 but that's it.

I'd love to see it again on a television in its entirety. I am surprised TTC or ESPN do not replay it.
Im very surprised they didnt replay that final yet. It may not have been the greatest quality but there was drama throughout. And it was the best three setter final that we've seen at a grandslam in a while for the women. Only the 06 final comes close.
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Not really that surprised. It was just long, not great throughout.
Certainly not. It was modern grasscourt tennis at it's best, some of those rallies were just incredible. Easily the most dramatic, high quality GS singles final of the decade so far, and this is coming from someone who was devastated by it.
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today I saw Evert vs. Billie Jean King on TTC ... i think it was at Wimbledon
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Ignore Diesel. Diesel loves to hate on Venus and only cheer on Serena so given the attempt to dismiss the 05 final, how could they resist?

TTC lied. 430pm wasn't the 08 Final. They are showing Ashe/Connors instead.
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Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to Borg v McEnroe.
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Ignore Diesel. Diesel loves to hate on Venus and only cheer on Serena so given the attempt to dismiss the 05 final, how could they resist?

TTC lied. 430pm wasn't the 08 Final. They are showing Ashe/Connors instead.
They removed that from the promos mid week. I wish I knew why. It was originally supposed to be Thurs night, but then seemed to be moved to today, but I was disappointed that it really wasn't I've wanted that match on record. Would have been nice to have it on HD DVR. *sigh*
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