By 2008, fans had grown accustomed to seeing Roger Federer take on Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final, after the pair squared off for their sport's most prestigious title three years running.
Nadal would win one of the greatest matches in history to claim his first major away from Roland Garros. But before the Fedal rivalry was etched in the record books at the All England Club, another pair of all-court champions became the first male duo in the Open Era to contest three successive championships on the hallowed Centre Court.
Thirty years ago, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker played out their own classic five-setter at the London major. Much like Federer and Nadal, the two shared a refreshing mutual respect for one another.
"I will never say I was better than Stefan and he probably would say he was never better than me. We were very much equal," said Becker.