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Rafael Nadal wins the 2008 Wimbledon, pays big

Rafael Nadal wins the 2008 Wimbledon, pays big Rafael Nadal was crowned the winner of the 2008 Wimbledon Tennis Championship, after a gallant and hard-earned victory over Roger Federer on Sunday. Nadal defeated Federer in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7, four-hour and 48-minute match, denying the Swiss a sixth victory at the all-English. "I tried everything. It just got a little late and everything. But Rafa's a deserving champion. It's just my bad luck to play the worst opponent on the best court. But it's been a joy to play here as always and I'll be back next year," Roger Federer promised. Nadal's victory was a shocker not only for Federer's fans, but odds makers, as well, with the Spaniard offering a big payout to the lucky punters. Rafael Nadal was the underdog of the Wimbledon final at the British online sportsbook Sportingbet, listed with odds to win 23/20, while Federer was the favorite to win his sixth Wimbledon title sitting on short odds 4/6.

 Published on 07/07/2008

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