Wimbledon

OK, so I’m not a huge tennis fan, but I do love to see sports history. I was looking forward, then, to seeing if Roger Federer could take Bjorn Borg’s record of 5 wimbledon titles in a row. Sorry Roger, but at least you’ve got the US Open coming up to get 1 win closer to Pete Sampras’s major title record. But more importantly I love to see excellence in any sport. And, holy crap, this was tennis at its finest. Both of these guys brought out the best in each other; I don’t care whether you’re a tennis fan or not, if you saw this and weren’t on edge by the end, then you just don’t get sports. High drama from start to end. As both Nadal and Federer (and John McEnroe to boot) said, sometimes it’s a shame that a championship can’t be shared; they both deserved this one.  Cheers to one of the finest battles I’ve ever seen in any sport.

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4 Responses to “Wimbledon”

  1. Mohamed Sanaulla Says:

    Surely yesterday’s match was one of the finest and fiercest finale i have ever seen. Kudos to both Federer and Nadal for providing edge of a seat thriller. At some point of match with Nadal 2-0 up and looking to notch up the 3rd set to get clinch the Wimbledon, Federer fought back in superb fashion wining the next two sets in a tie breaker. The highlight of the match was the 5th set- No player was ready to drop his serve, but in the end Nadal did well, really well for his Wimbledon title. And yes Federer will have to wait till US Open to equal Sampras record of maximum grand slams. The reign of Federer seems coming to an end.

  2. Erik Says:

    What an epic five set match by the two titans of tennis. My eyes were glued to this marathon for 4 hours and 48 minutes! This was the greatest and perhaps the best quality tennis I have ever witnessed in any tournament. Congrats to Nadal for taking down the great Federer.

  3. GJF Says:

    Mohamed, I certainly agree that we have seen the future and his name is Nadal (I mean he has now won 5 slam events, while Federer had only won 1 by the same age!) But I’m not quite ready to give Federer’s reign up yet. I think his illness early this year put him back quite a bit, but he’s still got time to win more of these! Certainly looking forward to the rivalry playing out.

  4. cbdilger Says:

    Yes, that’s the point; a rivalry which we can hope will generate a lot more outstanding tennis.

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