I have never been such a nerve wreck in my life and that too for someone other than myself, but last night’s Wimbledon men’s final was a near perfect tennis match. Unlike several people I do not think it was the best Wimbledon final ever because the 1980 Borg- Mcenroe final had better quality from both players and it was a true grass court match with serve and volley techniques used in abundance unlike this year’s match which was more like a clay court match. Nevertheless it is not a case of sour grapes on my part and I think Rafa deserved to win the match. I adore Rafa but worship Federer and it was hard to see Roger with the plate and not the trophy but he is so damn gracious that you cannot help but shed a tear for him. The atmosphere of the match was superb ,probably matched only by the Murray – Gasquet match earlier in the tournament.
Rafa is definitely the best player in the world right now and although he will not be the world number 1 when rankings are released, everyone knows it is just a mere formality. Roger has to come back strong after this and he will because he IS Roger. The American hard court season has been very kind to Federer over the years and Nadal’s true test lies here. I just hope and pray that Roger buries this defeat and restores himself back to his glorious form.
PS: Wow – what a match 🙂