Sunday, July 08, 2007

Brutal Classic

That's how I describe today's Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Only Nadal can make Federer hit the extra shot. The first two sets were as tight as it gets, but Federer's tiebreak wins allowed him to absorb a flat fourth. Even then, a knee injury to Nadal was the difference. Federer carves a place in history tying Bjorn Borg's record five straight Wimbledon titles.

1 comment:

Graham Powell said...

That was a great match. I thought Nadal played better for most of the match, and of course it was unfortunate that he got hurt. It didn't affect his hitting much but he clearly couldn't move as well.

I think Nadal will surpass Federer as the best player within the next year, maybe even as soon as the US Open.