The Wimbledon 2008 mens final was nothing but extraordinary. Words simply cannot capture the absolute cliffhanger it was. I can only say thank you to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for superlative tennis and sportsmanship. What amazing atheletes these two guys are!
Shifting fortunes, phoenix like resurrections, ralleys, serve-volleys, slices, drop shots, top-spins, deep forehands, and impossible backhands. The battle at Centre Court kept me on tentrehooks for over 4 hours.
For some time (after the match) I was sad since I wanted Federer to win. For me, he is the greatest tennis player of our time and arguably the greatest grass court player ever (sorry, Mr. Borg). Many would say, he is the greatest tennis player ever.
Watching Federer play is like watching a ballet dancer. In the same vein, Rafael Nadal is like a gymnast.
Yesterday, the ballet dancer was defeated by the gymnast. World number 2, Rafael Nadal, truly earned his claim on the most coveted of Grand Slams.
I am sure, Federer will give us the pleasure of watching him lift that trophy next year.