Monday, July 07, 2008


Men's Final. Rafael Nadal won over Roger Federer, 9-7 in the fifth set. It was the best tennis match I think I've ever seen. Early on I thought it was going to be a whitewash for Nadal as he jumped out of the blocks and took the first two sets. But a rain delay in the third allowed Federer to get his act together and he came out and won the 3rd and 4th sets, both in tie-breakers. Some of the shots in that 4th set tie=breaker had to be seen to be believed. Just awesome shotmaking. The fifth set was really tight until Nadal broke Federer's serve in the 15th game. He then held his own serve to win 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7. I think Federer just ran out of gas at the end.
A magnificent tennis match.

The downside is that it started at 11.00 or so last night but didn't finish till 6.30 this morning.

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