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Tennis star Rafael Nadal takes over Angel Tube station

PUBLISHED: 11:49 17 April 2012

Rafael Nadal competes at the O2 Arena. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Rafael Nadal competes at the O2 Arena. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

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Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has replaced the Angel on an Olympic-themed Tube map.

Transport for London has produced a novelty map that sees past and present sporting stars take the place of station names.

Nadal’s great rival Roger Federer features as Old Street, while medal-winning basketball players, sprinters and sailors are also included in place of Islington stops.

Sports journalists Alex Trickett and David Brooks, who picked the names, said: “We love sport, we love lists and we love London, so what better challenge than to select 361 of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen and to fit them on to our iconic tube map.

“There were heated debates and a few late changes of heart, but we are happy with the result.”

The map is being sold by TfL as a poster.

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