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Rafael Nadal Wins Wimbledon 2008

Rafael Nadal Wins Wimbledon 2008

Rafael Nadal holds up the Wimbledon trophy after winning his first title on Sunday, ending Roger Federer‘s five-year reign. At four hours and 48 minutes, it was the longest final in Wimbledon history.

Nadal, 22, prevailed after winning two sets, losing two sets and then finally winning fifth match at 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7. He became the first man to win the French Open (also against Federer) and Wimbledon in the same year since Bjorn Borg in 1980.

After his winning match point at Wimbledon, Nadal fell to the ground and started to cry. He then pulled himself together and ran up into the stands to hug his parents and his uncle/coach Toni Nadal. Touching moment.

¡FELICIDADES, NADAL!

FYI: Venus Williams defeated younger sister Serena in straight sets: 7–5, 6–4. Together, they dominated in doubles over Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur: 6–2, 6–2.

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  • Lulu

    Thank you Jared , Finally some Rafa Pics

    What a well deserved win,He’s the best, VAMOS RAFA !!!!

    PS: Can you post the pics of the Beckhams arriving in Colorado at Tom Cruise’s place, the pics are at splash ;)

  • Tweety

    congrats rafa! i saw the match and what you did was amazing!!

  • Kasia

    yes!!!!
    the right person finally wins ;]
    the game dragged on for about 5 hours though

  • Sara

    que emoción!!! no soy particularmente fan de él pero que coño:

    ¡QUE VIVA ESPAÑA! :lol:

  • Mariana

    such a sad day, i cant believe moonballer nadal won over real tennis, sad day indeed for people who enjoy good tennis. anyway damn wimbledon courts that slowed down so much to allow this result

  • Sara

    So handsome!!! :)

  • SCANDALMONGER

    Way to go Rafael!! He is cool in my book and also Pau Gasol’s buddy!
    :D

  • layla

    FELICITACIONES NADAL!

    sos mucho mejor que federer!

  • XxMANAxX

    I love this guy. It was a great match and Rafa deserved it.

    Gooo Rafa!!!!

  • TITI

    HEY MARIANA , learn about tennis & stop worshipping this goat of rodge!he s so old news!!
    rafa rules !
    epic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • oli

    enhorabuena!!! k grande eres!!!!

    esto demuestra a todos lo k vales y cm se vence al numero 1 del mundo.

    GRACIAS RAFA

  • HollyGolightly

    Ooh, good for him! I felt sorry for him last year when Federer beat him. Glad to see Nadal finally take the title!!

  • Rita

    It’s the year of Spain; first Euro, than Wimbledon! Congrats!

    I still love Federer though :D

  • Joyce

    too bad Roger is still number one (:

    ROGER FEDERER FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    5 TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMPION AND IS CONTINUING NEXT YEAR <33333333333333333333333333333

  • ñññ

    felicidades rafa eres el mejor.fuerza calidad y humildad
    estamos muy orgullosos e ti
    QUE VIVA ESPAÑA!!!!!!!
    and great federer too

  • twilight

    VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS RAFA!!! CONGRATS!!!

    Freakin’ AWESOME match! Well deserved by Rafa. Both played their hearts out, but in the end Rafa persevered to secure his 1st Wimbledon WIN!!!

  • susan

    Both Rafa and Fed need to be so proud of this match…tennis desperately needed this final and it was the highest level of tennis I’ve ever seen in a grand slam final…

    Mariana: obviously you watch little tennis…if you did, you’d be able to appreciate what Rafa did today against the #1 grass court player…I say grow up and give credit where it’s due!!

    Both are class acts and I was so proud to see this level of play for five sets…wonderful match!!!

  • ñññ

    # 5 Mariana @ 07/06/2008 at 5:22 pm such a sad day, i cant believe moonballer nadal won over real tennis, sad day indeed for people who enjoy good tennis. anyway damn wimbledon courts that slowed down so much to allow this result
    _________
    sorry but your opinion is a total bullshit.
    nadal is a great player not only a moonballer, see the match again and then speak.
    federer was in the game only because his aces.nadal is a great player great spirit great person.
    I respect federer he is the number one. but nadal this year is so much better he won the roland garros miami atp and wimbledon and he is so near now to federer.

  • LuckyL

    I WAS SO FU***** EXCITED I ALMOST DESTROYED MY ROOM

    YAY

  • Couper

    The best match I’ve seen in tennis. Sorry to say (since I’m a Federer fan), but it’s just going to get harder to beat Nadal now. You can see Nadal’s game has stepped up a lot more since last year.

  • LuckyL

    Mariana @ 07/06/2008 at 5:22 pm

    such a sad day, i cant believe moonballer nadal won over real tennis, sad day indeed for people who enjoy good tennis. anyway damn wimbledon courts that slowed down so much to allow this result
    _________
    I wonder if you played tennis a day in your life you dumb a** bit**

  • Sam

    You can’t take away Rafa’s talent and humility, but I was sad when Federer lost. He fought so hard, he’s been so graceful and such a strong, positive presence in tennis, it was hard to see the king de-throned. :(

  • LuckyL

    Mariana @ 07/06/2008 at 5:22 pm

    such a sad day, i cant believe moonballer nadal won over real tennis, sad day indeed for people who enjoy good tennis. anyway damn wimbledon courts that slowed down so much to allow this result
    ____
    He is the only man in tennis who could even achieve what he did today, and it as well deserved you stupid cun*t

  • LuckyL

    Sam @ 07/06/2008 at 5:58 pm

    You can’t take away Rafa’s talent and humility, but I was sad when Federer lost. He fought so hard, he’s been so graceful and such a strong, positive presence in tennis, it was hard to see the king de-throned. :(
    ______
    Well said, and your post actually makes sense. My sister was rooting for Federer.

  • Andrea

    poor Federer :(

  • Orchid

    I’m very happy that Nadal won. I didn’t expect it, because his surface is clay, but it was his day! Congratulations to Spain!!! Federer has won it enough times. It’s Nadal’s turn.

  • anon

    I can’t believe I spent almost the entire day at home watching this. It was fantastic. I don’t usually follow tennis but I might start. Congratulations to Nadal and to Venus Williams.

  • vELMA

    Rafa es el mejor, además de estar buenísimo…. :)

    Congratulations Rafa!!! You are……THE BEST!

  • Sam

    Thanks, LuckyL. I can see why people like Nadal, because it’s hard not to like him! He’s definitely the new wave, and he’s handling it beautifully; no arrogance or unnecessary rhetoric, just pure, good tennis. However, I have to agree with your sister. Federer just strikes some chord with me, probably because I’ve been watching him play for so long.

  • LuckyL

    Dude, Nadal was so f****** in his speech too, citing how Federer “is still the greatest, this is his first win.” He is such a beautiful spirit. He will have a heroes welcome in Spain.

  • LuckyL

    f****** humble*

  • Grid

    HAHAHAHA… Thanks a lot for the pictures!
    OMG, I’m SOOOOOO happy that he won! And OMG that was a really good game… Too good that Nadal won! I’m soo happy for him!

  • Nice

    Is it true that the French sporting press call him the construction worker because of his cut off shirts? I laughed when I read that. Congrats. He seems very happy.

  • LuckyL

    Sam @ 07/06/2008 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks, LuckyL. I can see why people like Nadal, because it’s hard not to like him! He’s definitely the new wave, and he’s handling it beautifully; no arrogance or unnecessary rhetoric, just pure, good tennis. However, I have to agree with your sister. Federer just strikes some chord with me, probably because I’ve been watching him play for so long.
    __________
    I know, it’s so awesome. I know I have a thing for underdogs, so that probably plays into as well. They really are such awesome players, no one should be bad mouthing either, and as the announcers said, it’s really difficult to call what Federer did today a “loss.” LOL Björn Borg must be happy! Jk!

  • LuckyL

    I also enjoy the personality of Nadal and I love how his uncle trained him, just his entire history up to this point.

  • congratulations

    Raffy, congratulations. That was a hard earned win. No one can take that away from you.

  • Orchid

    18 ñññ @ 07/06/2008 at 5:53 pm # 5 Mariana @ 07/06/2008 at 5:22 pm such a sad day, i cant believe moonballer nadal won over real tennis, sad day indeed for people who enjoy good tennis. anyway damn wimbledon courts that slowed down so much to allow this result
    _________
    sorry but your opinion is a total bullshit.
    nadal is a great player not only a moonballer, see the match again and then speak.
    federer was in the game only because his aces.nadal is a great player great spirit great person.
    I respect federer he is the number one. but nadal this year is so much better he won the roland garros miami atp and wimbledon and he is so near now to federer.
    ——-
    Yes, he is, and he looks good on the tennis court! It’s a pleasure to watch him play.

  • Lole

    Nadal is a warrior, we very proud of him, he played with so much passion and strenght, he deserved.
    Congratulations to Roger too, he is always brilliant.

  • um

    Mariana @ 07/06/2008 at 5:22 pm
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Obviously you didn’t watch or are blind. That was the best Wimbeldon win EVER!

  • Nadal WOONN!!

    Again it’s great to see your posting more content to do with sports! KEEP IT UP! =) NADAL PWNS! =D

  • Just_me

    What a great match!!! I’m happy for Rafa!

  • elisa

    VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations!
    He is the best! Last year Roger had difficulties to win and this year Rafa finally did it! He finally ended Roger’s reign!
    I love him, he is one of a kind, definetly
    TeQuieroRafaaaaaa

  • fan

    vamos rafa!!!!! what an amazing match =)

  • Halli

    Best Match EVER. It was EPIC.

    SO SAD Roger lost. Ughhhhh! But he is naturally having an off season this year and he is still #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Go Roger!

  • cHAMP

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  • OMG!

    I’m spanish and i’ve seen the match
    Both are grrrreat!! I admire Federer too bc i think he’s a fantastic tennis player, he has the acttitud, he’s humble and so classy bc he knows how to win and how to lose.
    But Rafa did an amazing match and he deserved to win.He also won Roland Garros and that proves he is stronger this year!
    ignore Mariana, she definetely doesn’t know a thing about tennis
    So happy for Rafa, FELICIDADES!

  • Lennie

    I’m quite surprised to hear about a tennis match on here, but anyway I’m soo happy that Rafa finally won. I agree with him, Federer is still the greatest, but it’s been a long time that someone had not challenged him. Now things won’t be the same anymore as Rafa begins to win against Roger not only on clay but on any other surface, and on grass yay on grass!!! Tennis was always been my favourite sport, but from now on it’s going to be even more exciting than ever to watch.

  • GREAT

    If Roger doesn’t win the U.S.Open and Rafa gets to the semi-final, then Rafa will be number 1 by the end of the year. Rafa vs. Roger: 12 v. 6. And now with Djokovic on the rise, Roger’s reign on the top is no longer !!! Great. Rafa, I love you and thank you for keeping Men’s Tennis interesting.

  • Nicole

    Congrats to Rafa. and people wondered if we would get another epic final and they delivered. congrats to roger as well he played his heart out also.

  • Sebastian

    HOTTEST ASS IN TENNIS.

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