Monday, 7 July 2008

Nadal ends Federer reign at Wimbledon

Nadal last night, defeated Federer in the final of Wimbledon, his victory at his third finals attempt was the longest final ever but he wasn't complaining, having just dethroned the king of grass, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7.

It was delayed by rain, and then interrupted twice, finishing in near-darkness after five dramatic sets. Eventually, in four hours and 48 minutes, it was over, one of the greatest of all finals and certainly the longest.

The first Spanish man to triumph at the All England Club since Manolo Santana's breakthrough in 1966, he is also the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to complete the rare French Open-Wimbledon double, adding the prestigious grasscourt major to his four on clay at Roland Garros.

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