WIMBLEDON, England – Nobody can stop Roger Federer on grass.
No. 1 got even against No. 2 as Federer ended a five-match losing streak to Rafael Nadal on Sunday, winning 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 to earn his fourth straight Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship.
Nadal had beaten Federer in four finals this year, including at the French Open last month, but couldn't match him on the Swiss star's favorite surface.
Not here, not in my house, not on Centre Court, not on the biggest stage in tennis. That was Federer's response to the 20-year-old Spaniard's challenge.
After dropping the third set, the only set he lost all tournament, Federer lifted his game in the fourth to show who's boss.
The milestones keep piling up for the 24-year-old Federer, who strengthens the case for consideration as being among the greatest players of all-time.
In winning his 48th consecutive match on grass, he became the third player in the Open era to capture four successive Wimbledon championships, joining Bjorn Borg (five straight from 1976-80 and Pete Sampras 1997-00).