World Cup 2010: Rafael Nadal 'cried like a little boy' watching Spain defeat Netherlands

Nation in raptures after adding to Euro success...
Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has confessed that he cried like a little boy watching Spain defeat Netherlands in the World Cup 2010 final on Sunday.

The eight-time Grand Slam winner and current Wimbledon champion is an avid football fan and earlier this week became a major shareholder in hometown club Mallorca, where he watched the previous two rounds.

For the final however, the 24-year-old was at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg to witness la Furia Roja claim their first ever World Cup triumph thanks to Andres Iniesta's extra-time winner.

Speaking afterwards, Nadal said that the Iberian nation should celebrate the win for at least a full twelve months given the scale of the accomplishment.

"I cried like a little boy," he said to Marca. "We have to celebrate for a whole year, because this is unbelievable. It is very difficult to repeat this.

"It will be crazy at home. Imagine, I was watching the semi-finals in Mallorca and I felt amazing.

"The whole country must be very proud of the team."

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