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Friday, 7 July, 2000, 17:58 GMT 18:58 UK
Sue Barker's Golden Moments - No.9
With many Wimbledon memories from not only her days as a presenter but also as a player, Sue Barker talks to the BBC Sport Online team.
Her she recalls Chris Bailey's five-set battle with big-serving Goran Ivanisevic in 1993, which almost ended with a famous British win.
When Chris Bailey was at match point against Goran Ivanisevic, we all rushed to Centre Court to watch a gutsy British victory over a world-class player.
Ivanisevic served match point down and got a very lucky net cord on his second serve. He then bravely served an ace.
I remember Chris' wry smile. He knew then that it was not going to be his day.
Chris, now a BBC commentator, eventually lost 9-7 to Ivanisevic in the deciding set.
The match was a real rollercoaster. Chris won the first set 7-5 but then lost the second on a tie-break.
Undaunted by the Croatian's power, he regained the lead by taking the third on another tie-break.
But Ivanisevic was not beaten, winning the fourth 6-4 before holding his nerve for a thrilling victory.
It was tough on Chris, but he fought long and hard.
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