Wimbledon's biggest winner

Updated: July 16, 2008, 12:30 PM ET
By Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

When the Wimbledon men's final was over, I clicked on Tennis.com and saw this headline: "Match of a Generation." Under it was photo of Rafael Nadal holding the trophy in near darkness. The words were appropriate -- like Borg vs. McEnroe on Centre Court in 1980 or Laver vs. Rosewall in Dallas in 1972, Nadal vs. Roger Federer is, thus far, the apotheosis of its era. The Spaniard won the match, but he and his opponent together did something more: They vindicated a style of play.

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