Nadal Triumphs at Wimbledon

Defending champ Federer falls in 5-set nail-biter
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2008 3:41 PM CDT
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action against Switzerland's Roger Federer during the men's final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Sunday July 6 , 2008.    (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 4 more images

(Newser) – Rafael Nadal edged out defending Wimbledon champ Roger Federer today in a five-set nail-biter, NBC Sports reports. Nadal clinched the 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 upset by breaking Federer four times; Federer broke Nadal only once in 13 chances. Today's match was the sixth Grand Slam title match between the pair, a record in the 40-year open era.