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Nadal the king of clay turns grass master in Wimbledon’s all-time epic

Nadal the king of clay turns grass master in Wimbledon\'s all-time epic

As Rafael Nadal came out for the start of what was to be the most dramatic and tense men’s Wimbledon final yesterday he shook hands with Manuel Santana, who in 1966 had become the first Spaniard to win the men’s title here. After two sets it appeared that Nadal, the runner-up to Roger Federer for the past two years, had done enough to earn his own place in tennis history. That was to ignore the brilliance and resolve of Federer, the champion since 2003 and a man who gathers a cloak of invincibility around his shoulders once he passes through the gates of the All England Club.
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Wimbledon 2008: Murray clinches five-set thriller to reach last eight

Murray clinches five-set thriller to reach last eight

At last, conclusive proof that Andy Murray is British after all. We should not have been fooled by the ease with which the Scot, in such stark contrast to Tim Henman before him, eased into the second week for the loss of just one set. And how dearly he made us pay for our folly.
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Wimbledon 2008: Andy Murray v Xavier Malisse

Andy Murray v Xavier Malisse
Murray can do chin-ups with a 20kg weight round his neck, apparently. Let’s see him do 10 with three stone round his waist, then I’ll be impressed.
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