| This classic match features one of the best fought battles ever in tennis history. Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic defeated Australia's Pat Rafter in an epic five set match. |
Ivanisevic came into The Championships as one of six wild cards. He was not expected to go further than one or two rounds.
For Pat Rafter, the number three seed, the route to the Final had not been so arduous, until the semi-final, when his opponent was the second seeded American, Andre Agassi. The Australian prevailed in five sets, to reach his second Wimbledon Final in as many years. Setting up an epic match between himself and Ivanisevic.