Nadal Defeats Federer: A Wimbledon Classic
Posted by Ryan on July 7, 2008
Roger Federer is the best male tennis player in the world in my opinion. Watching him play is like watching an artist paint a great work. He has recently won five consecutive Wimbledon Championships before being defeated in a dramatic fashion by the young clay wizard, Rafael Nadal yesterday [6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7].
Some believe the match was the best they’ve seen in a generation, or ever! The defending champ was down 2-0 (one set from a sweep) and tied it 2-2 before finally losing to Nadal (in tennis’ version of overtime) 9-7 in the fifth and final set. Purely great, exciting tennis. Here are some clips:
Some think that Federer is past his prime since he’s been losing more matches than usual lately. He has been so dominant lately on every surface except clay, that it would be difficult for him to maintain this level of excellence! I still think he’s the best out there, but Nadal has been his nemesis lately, and finally beat him at Wimbledon. Good for Nadal, great for the game of tennis!