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Despite loss, Nadal closes gap on grass with Federer

Roger Federer has won four of the last six meetings with Rafael Nadal, but even he knows it's only a matter of time before the Spaniard wins his first Wimbledon title.

Updated: July 9, 2007, 3:53 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- It's easy to see why Roger Federer would get blurry-eyed after winning his fifth straight Wimbledon, between the sun, the grandeur and the exertion.

Even with all that, the emotional quintuple champion managed to say something with complete clarity and insight just minutes after the match.

"I'm happy every one I get now, before he starts to take all of them," said Federer of the man who would displace him as king.

Great rivalries ...

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