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What the back pages say: Rafael Nadal ready to rule Wimbledon for years

05 Jul 2010 07:28:21

What the back pages say: Rafael Nadal ready to rule Wimbledon for years

DAILY MAILBrilliant Rafael Nadal yesterday regained the Wimbledon title he was unable to defend a year ago when he swept aside Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Also: Fernando Torres appeared on the verge of leaving Liverpool last night after his agent indicated the striker is bound for another Premier League club. Another day in the sun: Nadal celebrates his Wimbledon victory THE SUNRafa Nadal was crowned Wimbledon champion - and then told Spain to go on and win the World Cup. Also: Fernando Torres last night admitted he is heading for crunch talks over his future with new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson. DAILY MIRROR Premier League clubs have been accused of sabotaging England's future - by refusing to release players for this month's European Under 19 championship. Also: Rafa Nadal celebrated his second Wimbledon title with a forward roll - and then backed Spain to complete a win double at the World Cup. DAILY STAR Fernando Torres has delivered a snub to Liverpool by refusing to even hold talks with boss Roy Hodgson over his Anfield future. Also: Rafa Nadal reclaimed his Wimbledon crown and then told Spain's footballers: Make it a win double. DAILY EXPRESSRafael Nadal celebrated his second Wimbledon win with a somersault of delight and the joy of being the people's champion. Also: PremierLeague clubs have been accused of undermining England's future as a rowthreatens to erupt over the European Under 19 Championship. Speculation: Torres' future may lie away from Merseyside THE TIMESRafael Nadal crushed the challenge of Tomas Berdych to become Wimbledon's first £1million title-holder yesterday and match Bjorn Borg's 32-year record of straight-sets wins in finals of the French Open and at the All England Club in the same year. Also: Liam Broady and Tom Farquharson, the wild-card entries, became the first British pair in 15 years to lift the junior boys' doubles yesterday and, if they had lost, the joy would have been much the same, because they defeated George Morgan and Lewis Burton, their compatriots, 7-6, 6-4 in the final. THE GUARDIANRafael Nadal collected his second Wimbledon title yesterday, then said he will focus on winning the US Open, which starts at the end of August, in an attempt to complete a career grand slam of major titles. Also: A row is threatening to erupt between the Football Association and leading Premier League clubs with England set to be denied up to five key players for the forthcoming Under 19 Championship. DAILY TELEGRAPHRafael Nadal joked last night that he has become 'a grass-court specialist', but in truth he is revealing himself as a genuine all-rounder. Also: Andy Murray's camp used the phrase 'pure speculation' yesterday to describe claims that the British No 1 was ready to sack his coach, Miles Maclagan. THE INDEPENDENTIf there were any remaining doubts as to who is the world's best player they were dispelled in emphatic fashion here yesterday. Rafael Nadal, having already reclaimed the world No 1 ranking from Roger Federer, succeeded the Swiss as Wimbledon champion with a crushing 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tomas Berdych. Also: For Thomas Muller, the breakthrough star of Germany's World Cup team, the quarter-final victory over Argentina was especially poignant given his own unlikely personal history with Diego Maradona.


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