Monday, July 07, 2008

new King of Wimbledon

Although I am avid fan of tennis, I rarely blogged about it. In fact the last time I wrote anything related to tennis was last January during Australian Open.

I'm surprised to read the news that Rafael Nadal finally beat Federer on grass courts. Nadal already beat Federer during French Open but that was clay courts. Nadal is quite dominant in clay courts but he wasn't that good in grass courts, at least until now.

Both players, Nadal and Federer are my favourite tennis players and both of them are able to display brilliant skills in tennis. Is this the sign that Federer era will end soon? I don't think so. Federer is still world number one but Nadal is quickly catching up to Federer. The battle between these two players is quite interesting and that's what made tennis world popular cool.

RAFAEL Nadal beat defending champion Roger Federer in five sets to win an epic Wimbledon men's singles final that was interrupted by rain and lasted for almost five hours.

The Spaniard won 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (8-10) 9-7 to add a first title at the All England club to his four French Open victories.

Nadal's victory, in what was the longest final in the tournament's history, ended Federer's 65-match unbeaten run on grass and denied the Swiss the chance to become the first man since the 19th century to win six Wimbledon titles in a row.

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