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Nadal Won Wimbledon on Third Bid

Rafael Nadal is this athletic 22-year old tennis player from Mallorca.

Rafa crowned his best season ever by finally winning The All England Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) championships in Wimbledon, having earlier in 2008 already won the tournaments in Monte Carlo (for the fourth time), Barcelona (for the fourth time), Hamburg, Roland Garros (also for the fourth time) and The Queen’s Club, his first lawn tennis championships win yet.

Nadal became the first male since 1980 to win the Roland Garros/Wimbledon double, after beating five-time defending champion Roger Federer 6:4, 6:4, 6:7, 6:7, 9:7 in the Championships final. It turned out to be the longest men’s final in Wimbledon ever, and what a thriller it was.

It was the third year running that Federer and Nadal met at the Wimbledon finals. This year, Rafa proved the stronger maverick. Congratulations.

I can assure you that Mallorca, and Spain, are proud of their young hero. What euphoria after having just won the European football championships 2008.

The main photo was taken off the TV screen in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: July 6th, 2008. The time was 23:01:48. The smaller photo was borrowed from the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. What an epic five set match by the two titans of tennis. My eyes were glued to this marathon for 4 hours and 48 minutes! This was the greatest and perhaps the best quality tennis I have ever witnessed in any tournament. Congrats to Nadal for taking down the great Federer.

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