First off, Congrats Rafa! You did it!!!
What a game man! I came into this game feeling 50-50. Knowing the improving Roger would love to equal Pete Sampras 14 GSs and knowing we can’t write off the Spanish Matador, Rafa easily.
As a result, we witnessed another one of the greatest tennis played by both champions. Beautiful tennis. Excelente!!! I went WOW after WOW from the first setter. Impressed with shots impossible to others but not to this two men.
The epic match ended in 4 hours 23 minutes in 5 sets.
Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer: 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2
By now this photo of Roger sobbing would had be seen by millions. It’s okay Roger. Sometimes the emotions of the game are too over bearing.
Rivalry in court, consoling friend off court. That’s what true Champions are.
3 Grand Slams to go… are you thinking what I’m thinking? That Rafa will win Calendar Year Grand Slams. That Federer will never beat this guy again. There’s still plenty of time for them both of course. But I really have this nagging feeling… that he will remain second best from now on.
But you know what? I really want Roger to win 2 more Slams (this coming from a Nadal supporter). Equaling & going one better after Sampras.
Best of Luck to both of you.