After almost 5 hours Rafael Nadel walked off the courts at the All England Club clutching the winners' trophy. But there were no lossers today. Roger Federer clawed back from down two sets to love and fought off 4 championship points in a remarkable dispaly of courage, determination and coolness under pressure only to fall victim to Nadal's unending determination and unwillingness to see his dream snatched from his grasp.
In the end it was probably the greatest match ever played on the most famous court in the world's most prestigious tournement with the ultimate winner being the game of tennis itself.
If you saw any of the fight, the determination, the skill and the willingnesss to never give up by either man then you have to acknowledge what a great event this was and what a great sport tennis is.