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JULY 15!

In 2010, Rafael Nadal took the Wimbledon title seven days before his home country, Spain, won the World Cup in South Africa, but this year the events' finals actually coincide. And what's bad for eyeball-hungry broadcasters (ESPN and Fox Sports, in this case) could be epically cool for the Swiss. Roger Federer will be a favorite at Wimbledon, and while his native Switzerland is much less likely to win the World Cup—Vegas has 'em 100 to 1—no one thought Federer would still be winning Grand Slams at 36.