Sunday, 6 July 2008

And now Rafa at Wimbledon!

Rafa Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign as king of Wimbledon on Sunday with a 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7 victory in one of the most dramatic finals seen at the All England Club.
The 22-year-old Nadal survived an incredible Federer fightback to become the first Spaniard to win the grasscourt grand slam since Manuel Santana in 1966. He is also the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.
Nadal, beaten by Federer in the last two finals here, took the opening set with a single service break and then stormed back from 1-4 down in the second to snatch a two-set lead and leave the world number one reeling.
An 81-minute rain break seemed to help five-times champion Federer and he returned to snatch the third set on a tiebreak. He then saved two match points before taking another tiebreak to square the match at two sets all.
With light fading fast Nadal broke Federer at 7-7 in the fifth before claiming victory when Federer netted a forehand.
(taken from
National Post)


  1. Congratulations on Spains recent sporting success, now I must keep an eye on those Spanish riders in the Tour De France!

    Looking forward to your next battle report Rafa.


  2. Hi Lee
    Yes this seems a sports blog.... and surely spanish riders will dominate the Tour!