Swiss powerhouse Roger Federer won his fifth-straight Wimbledon today, holding out against a hungry Rafael Nadal for five excruciating sets, and cementing one of the all-time great tennis rivalries. Federer, 25, defeated the 21-year-old Spaniard 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 to seize his 34th consecutive match at Wimbledon and tie Bjorn Borg's fivepeat feat.
Nadal is the first to bring Federer to a fifth set on the grass, and comes off his second-straight victory over his archrival on the terre battue in France. Federer seemed to be collapsing in the fourth set, but an apparent knee injury hobbled Nadal in the fifth, and Federer's powerful forehand drove him to an easy comeback. (Read more Wimbledon stories.)