Nadal beats Federer in Wimbledon final

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7 in the men’s final at Wimbledon yesterday in what is being described as one of the greatest matches in the history of modern tennis.

The match between the world’s two top players was the longest final in the history of Wimbledon, clocking in at four hours and 48 minutes. Five-time champion Federer battled his way back from two sets down, winning the third and fourth sets on a tie-break to level the match.

The final set was played in fading light with both players struggling with the reduced visibility, but it was the Spaniard who came out in top in the end, becoming the first player to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year since Bjorn Borg back in 1980.

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