Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Nadal wins Wimbledon

Congratulations Nadal for the impressive match and victory last Sunday!

Nadal's epic five-set win over Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon final saw him become the first Spaniard since 1966 to win the title.

Federer was gracious in defeat, but admitted that the fact he had played in what is already being spoken of as possibly the greatest final in Wimbledon history was little consolation for the pain of losing.

Former three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker said Nadal's win confirmed his status as the world's best player. "Whoever wins the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for me is the number one in the world," he said.
This year's final was the longest in history, beating the record set by John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors in 1982, and McEnroe said it was "the greatest match I have ever seen." And Wimbledon legend Bjorn Borg was also lavish in his praise. "I have just witnessed the greatest match I have ever seen. The drama, the quality and the way it ended when it seemed as though no more tennis could possibly be played was remarkable, to put it mildly."

For more information, read here. Click on this link if you want to listen to Nadal's interview after the match.

Nadal's championship-winning moment, here.

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