Breakfast at Wimbledon on NBCSN: What to watch on Tuesday night

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal star on NBCSN’s Breakfast at Wimbledon on Tuesday night, celebrating some of the All England Club’s greatest finals.

Coverage begins at 7 ET, also streaming on and the NBC Sports app.

First up: Perhaps the greatest tennis match ever: Nadal vs. Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon final. It marked the longest Wimbledon final in history (to that point), a 4-hour, 48-minute affair twice delayed by rain (before Centre Court’s retractable roof). It ended at 9:16 p.m. local time.

Nadal prevailed 9-7 in the fifth set, winning his first Wimbledon title and ending Federer’s streak at five. It was signaled as the changing of the guard atop the sport. Later that summer, Nadal won the Olympic singles title and snatched the No. 1 ranking from Federer.

Nadal spent the next decade-plus chasing Federer’s Grand Slam titles total. He’s now as close as ever. Federer has the male record of 20. Nadal is at 19.

Later Tuesday, Federer returns for the 2009 Wimbledon final (10 p.m.). Nadal could not defend his title due to knee tendonitis. Instead, Federer met an old rival — American Andy Roddick.

The Swiss prevailed in a gut-wrenching 16-14 final set over Roddick, who retired three years later without a Wimbledon title and without a win over Federer at any Slam. Federer broke Pete Sampras’ male record with a 15th Grand Slam singles title.

Finally at 1 a.m., Venus Williams captures the third of her five Wimbledon titles, rallying past Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7 in the 2005 final. At 2 hours, 45 minutes, it marked the longest women’s final in tournament history — an hour longer than the following day’s men’s final.

Williams, at No. 16, was the lowest-ranked women’s champion in history (a record she broke in 2007). She hadn’t made a Grand Slam semifinal in two years.

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2008 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final 7 p.m. NBCSN | STREAM LINK
2009 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final 10 p.m. NBCSN | STREAM LINK
2005 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final 1 a.m. NBCSN | STREAM LINK


Saudi Arabia to host 2029 Asian Winter Games

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Saudi Arabia will host the Asian Winter Games in 2029 in mountains near the $500 billion futuristic city project Neom.

The Olympic Council of Asia on Tuesday picked the Saudi candidacy that centers on Trojena that is planned to be a year-round ski resort by 2026.

“The deserts & mountains of Saudi Arabia will soon be a playground for Winter sports!” the OCA said in a statement announcing its decision.

Saudi sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said the kingdom’s winter sports project “challenges perception” in a presentation of the plan to OCA members.

“Trojena is the future of mountain living,” the minister said of a region described as an area of about 60 square kilometers at altitude ranging from 1,500 to 2,600 meters.

The Neom megaproject is being fund by the Saudi sovereign wealth vehicle, the Public Investment Fund.

Saudi Arabia also will host the Asian Games in 2034 in Riyadh as part of aggressive moves to build a sports hosting portfolio and help diversify the economy from reliance on oil.

A campaign to host soccer’s 2030 World Cup is expected with an unprecedented three-continent bid including Egypt and Greece.

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Jim Redmond, who helped son Derek finish 1992 Olympic race, dies


Jim Redmond, who helped his injured son, Derek, finish his 1992 Olympic 400m semifinal, died at age 81 on Sunday, according to the British Olympic Association, citing family members.

At the 1992 Barcelona Games, Derek pulled his right hamstring 15 seconds into his 400m semifinal, falling to the track in anguish.

He brushed off help from officials, got up and began limping around the track. About 120 meters from the finish line, he felt the presence of an uncredentialed man who rushed down the stadium stairs, dodged officials and said, “We started this together, and we’re going to finish this together,” according to

“As I turned into the home straight, I could sense this person was about to try and stop me,” Derek said in an NBC Olympics profile interview before the 2012 London Games. “I was just about to get ready to sort of fend them off, and then I heard a familiar voice of my dad. He said, ‘Derek, it’s me. You don’t need to do this.'”

Derek said he shouted to his dad that he wanted to finish the race.

“He was sort of saying things like, ‘You’ve got nothing to prove. You’re a champion. You’ll come back. You’re one of the best guys in the world. You’re a true champion. You’ve got heart. You’re going to get over this. We’ll conquer the world together,'” Derek remembered. “I’m just sort of saying, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.'”

At one point, Derek noticed stadium security, not knowing who Jim was, having removed guns from their holsters.

“It’s the only time I’ve ever heard my dad use bad language,” Derek said. “He just goes, ‘Leave him alone, I’m his father.'”

Derek told himself in that moment, “I’m going to finish this race if it’s the last race I ever run.” It turned out to be the last 400m race of his career, after surgery and 18 months of rehab were not enough to yield a competitive comeback, according to Sports Illustrated.

Derek had missed the 1988 Seoul Games after tearing an Achilles, reportedly while warming up for his opening race. He looked strong in Barcelona, winning his first-round heat and quarterfinal.

“I’d rather be seen to be coming last in the semifinal than not finish in the semifinal,” he said, “because at least I can say I gave it my best.”