Nadal-Federer 2008 Wimbledon the best match I saw live - Manolo Santana



by LUIGI GATTO

Nadal-Federer 2008 Wimbledon the best match I saw live - Manolo Santana

Ten years ago, the 2008 Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer was played. Both players are still very emotional talking about it and so are the people who watched it, including younger players who are now in the tennis elite.

Alexander Zverev, who was 11 years old at the time, said: 'Of course I remember it. That was the day also I think Spain became European champion in soccer, and Rafa won his first Wimbledon.' The Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, who was 14, stated: 'I remember it was very dark.

It was very dark when they finished. I think it was the limit. I remember because the court was, like, there was no grass any more. Rafa winning, he was on the floor, all the flashes. Because it was, like, dark, you could see all the flashes.' The Spaniard tennis legend Manolo Santana added: 'It's the best match I saw live.

You had everything. No one thought that Rafa could beat Roger in his tournament and on his grass. He made it and also, in a fantastic way.' Nadal himself said: 'I am not thinking every day about that final. I am just focused on what I am doing today.

But of course at that moment, that final has been a very important step forward for me in my career. After losing two finals, that final created a big impact in my career. The personal satisfaction that tournament gave to me is difficult to compare with other things'. Source: ESPN and Marca ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'The end is closer than ever'

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