Sunday, July 08, 2007

The King of Grand Slam

Roger Federer ( Wimbledon Champion:2003 - 2007) proved once again that he is the King of the court.

Nadal was no easy opponent to beat. He left Federer stunned with some of his forehands and he took full five sets and sent Federer over the threshold. But it is at these moments of intense competition that a star can play his best and what we saw in the final moments was Federer at his best.

Spaniard Nadal was definetly the stronger and more ferocious of the two but it was the crucial leap from 2-2 to 4-2 in the final set that sealed the Championship for Federer. It is not easy to be a defending champion, playing against Nadal, to whom he lost the French Open finals and race towards victory taking each game, one at a time, confidently. Those final 10 minutes one can see the star like Federer orchestrate his best. His tennis is strong, composed and intuitive. His mental agility is unmatched. Although i don't prefer Federer nearing Sampras records, i still give it to him for the star he is. He matched the legendary Bjorn Borg's record of five consecutive titles in Grand Slam and is two short of Sampras' record.

Although he could reach there, he would have to look out for Nadal, the man is learning to play excellent tennis in Grass. Nadal is the undisputable leader of clay so there is something to look out for next year.

Roger Federer is making and breaking history and although Nadal played magnificently, may the best man win and he did win!! Roger Federer - King of Wimbledon.


Dammy said...

Fed rules .. but next yr's French open and Wimbledon are Nadal's ..

Remember the 2 15-40's when Fed was serving in the final set .. hehe .. lucky phellow ..
No one can return Nadal's pacey top-spins .. no matter how graceful a player is ..

Big time Fed fan ..

J~ said...

Awesome match... looked to me like Federer dominated from start.
Nadal was a pleasure to watch ... especially with his Capris :-))

Vasudev Udhatya said...

Well.. wait and watch for the young russian brigade which is slowly but steadily coming into top ten.. youzhny,davyadenko etc.With a devastated economy they are manage to produce so many players who can cut into top ten.

Siraj said...

Well im not a fan of Federer and as you said dont wanna see him nearing Sampras's record.
For me Sampras still the greatest and the king of wimbledon.

Me said...

@dammy: Nadal it is. I agree with you. He is a terrific player.
@J: Nadal with capris (grinning)!!
@Vasu: Russian brigade - Dont know to pronounce their names.
@siraj:Sampras rules. I dont think Federer matches his style but he was still terrific to watch.