Nadal Wins Wimbledon At Last

Rafael Nadal has long been the second-best player in men’s tennis, but 2008 looks to be the year that the Spaniard will finally emerge from under the shadow of Roger Federer. Not only did Nadal defeat Federer decisively at the French Open to win his fourth straight singles title in Paris, matching Björn Borg’s record, but he has now also broken Federer’s five-year-long Wimbledon streak, becoming the first man since Borg in 1980 to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same calendar year.

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