The year 2010 was very special for Rafael Nadal. He won 3 Grand Slams that year and in the process, completed the Career Grand Slam. However, this was not the only reason the year was special. He is from Spain and that year, Spain won the FIFA World Cup. Check out him holding the trophy in a recent post by the FIFA World Cup.
As you can see in the post, FIFA World Cup asked Rafael Nadal how happy he was holding the 2010 trophy compared to when he won the 2008 Wimbledon. Rafa responded by saying that he was very happy but he did not compare it to how happy he was when he won the Wimbledon.
This is probably because the 2008 Wimbledon was a very special win for Rafa. Everybody remembers this win as the final was one of the greatest matches that were ever played. Some like the FIFA World Cup even consider this to be the greatest match of all time.
Rafa played this match against his great rival Roger Federer. It was a thrilling five-setter that lasted 4 hours and 48 minutes with both men playing their best tennis. In the end, it was Rafa who prevailed in the last set 9-7 and won his first Wimbledon title.
Fans around the world love to see Rafa and Roger play against each other but sadly, they will not be able to see it this year. This is because Roger Federer has ended his 2020 season after undergoing a second knee surgery. He hopes to be at his best when he returns for the 2021 season.
Everyone is going to be waiting for the Swiss Maestro is 2021. And they will be looking forward to him and Rafa playing some more matches and they will be hoping that it will be as entertaining as the 2008 Wimbledon final.