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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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I am a HUGE Roger Federer fan, but I still can appreciate what Nadal did. Congratulations to them both for giving us a match for the ages.

I hate this pompous git. F*** off Nadal.

Rafa is the BEST!!!
He won to Federer and i´m sure that he will get to arrive to the number 1.
The match was fantastic.
Thank you Rafa

what the ****?! man i don’t like rafa! i’v seen the match and
it was a great game. Federer will take back his title on the
next wimbledon! For real man!

Preggy-Jolie @ 07/07/2008 at 9:55 am

It was an amazing match had me on my seat

rafa is the besssssssssssssssssttttttttttttttttt and he just took his portion!i belonged to him!!!!!!

I saw it. Beautiful match.
There were sitting Gwen and Gavin in hall.
Can’t believe that JustJared hasn’t posted any photo of them ;-)

ok sorry.i havent checked all articles before.
apologize me :-D

It was an awesome match…and he deserved to win!! He’s gorgeous and VERY talented! Vamos Rafa!!! ;)

Luis Lobo @ 07/07/2008 at 2:15 pm

Im really very disappointed to see federer losing. I will never say that federer lost but will say that nadal won coz he covered up his weaknesss in such a way that roger couldn’t do anything.

Still Roger still rules tennis and will surely do a come back in the US open.

Its a unlucky year for Roger as he lost all the grand slams of this year. Its a bad patch for him.

I liner for Roger” Comon roger get on the gun”

You will surely win the next french.

It was such an amazing match. Probably the best any of us will ever see in our lifetimes. So moving to watch those two work their asses off on the court that I had to write a song as tribute to them. Check out “The Ballad of Roger and Rafa” at http://www.myspace.com/lawrencedenes where you can hear it, download it for free, and watch the video. Thanks!!!

RAFA NADAL el mejor
ESPAÑA (Spain) los mejores en los deportes
FUTBOL,TENNIS,BALONCESTO,FORMULA 1, CANICAS… xd
=)

LO HEMOS DEMOSTRADO

Fantastic match! Either of them could have won….but Federer throws too many aces…its really boring to watch a tennis match with too many points won by aces….I think Nadal was the better player because he had to depend on his grounds strokes and agility more, not get free points because of 26 aces like Roger did….

but Federer was gracious in defeat..and Nadal, what can one say. he is as sweet a human being as he is good a tennnis player. Congratulations.

I’m not a true tennis fan as you can tell by my name, but I can appreciate a true sports classic when it happens. Props to both Nadal and Federer for never saying die and fighting to the end. I was so moved by the display of sportsmanship, I even wrote a blog entry about it:
http://rotobaseballguru.rip2itblogs.com/2008/07/06/quiet-please/

Let the conversation continue!

Well done Rafa!, im so glad he won it, i watched the match, so intense, spains year 2008, the Euro and now wimbledon, football and tennis what sport next?

Well done Rafa !.

I am a tennis fan. Watched Borg-McEnroe’s, Connors-McEnroe’s 1980′s matches and this was by far the best. A nailbiter. I was on the edge of my seat.

I both like Rafa and Roger. Though I’ve been rooting for Rafa to win it this time, especially after almost winning it last year. I guess, just got to a point that Federer winning the slams (except the French because Rafa wouldn’t let him, lol) that tennis became boring to me. No one was able to challenge Roger. Not even the great American hope, Andy Roddick…….not until Rafa. It made it more interesting. After this match, the media all over the world and the US especially, has given it more attention…. TENNIS is not dead. It’s been revived because of this 2 great players. Congratulations to both of them.

I also admire both’s graciousness and humility in defeat and winning.
No arrogance. Novak Djokovic could learn from them. You can see that Roger and Rafa has great respect for each other. They might not comment negatively about Novak during interviews, but you can sense that Novak is not one of their favorite players (especially Roger). Rafa and Roger may be each other’s nemesis ON court, but OFF court is a different story. They are a CLASS ACT.

federerfan @ 10/05/2008 at 5:55 am

rafa sucks the courts slowed down in my book roger won far out its like rafa won another french open tennis in wimby is ruined who cares roger is gonna beat nadal next year that is if ur dearly beloved rafa makes it to the final…… i am happy coz roger won usopen 5 times so in ur face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and what did nadal acheive uhhhh LOSING IN THE SEMIFNAL TO ANDY MUARRY HOW LOVELY FOR YOU ahahahaha i can see it now roger federer australian open champion roger federer french open champion roger federer wimbeldon champion roger federer us open champion sucked on that losers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

federerfan @ 10/05/2008 at 5:57 am

the surface was clay duhhhh the courts seriously 100% sure about tha u can tell by how high the ball bounces from this year compared to last year rafa sucks he will never win wimby congrats to roger for taking that loss like a champion and alos i congratlation him on winning his 5 th us open!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 us opens a 5wimbys that sounds cool :P

Lol im in class searching for stuff!

Lol im in class searching for stuff!

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