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Sunday, 6 July 2008

Rafael Nadal wins the Men's Singles Title at Wimbledon!

¡Felicitaciones!

Rafael Nadal


Throughout the late afternoon until 9.30pm (British time) this evening I have been watching the 'battle' for supremacy this year at Wimbledon between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. After being 2 sets down to Nadal, Roger Federer of Switzerland succeeded in clawing his way back to parity with the Spaniard. In both the third and fourth sets he achieved this only as a result of tie-breaks.

The first and second sets, in both of which Rafael Nadal won 6-4, were in reality equally close, although after the second set it looked as if Federer might go out in straight sets. That wasn't to be, of course.

Play had to stop twice because of rain, the second occasion was during the final dramatic set. However, when they returned the level of tennis only rose to greater heights and Rafael finally achieved a hard-fought and nail-biting victory over Roger with a score of 9-7.

Roger Federer fought hard throughout the match in an attempt to win a sixth straight win at Wimbledon, even if (in my view) Nadal seemed always to have the edge. Rafael Nadal is a very worthy winner.

¡Felicitaciones!

Rafael Nadal

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