Source: Xinhua

08-17-2008 20:17

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Unstoppable Spaniard Rafael Nadal beat Chilean 12th seed Fernando Gonzalez in the men's singles final of the Beijing Olympic tennis tournament on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball during the men's singles gold medal match of Beijing Olympic Games tennis event against Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Nadal won the match 3-0 and claimed the title in this event. (Xinhua Photo)
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball during the men's singles gold 
medal match of Beijing Olympic Games tennis event against Fernando 
Gonzalez of Chile in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Nadal won the 
match 3-0 and claimed the title in this event. (Xinhua Photo)

The title came as the icing on the cake for Nadal, who has been ranked No. 2 in the world for more than three years but will take over the No. 1 spot on Monday.