Monday, July 07, 2008

Wimbledon Epic

I really wasn't on planning on writing about Wimbledon after Roddick was knocked out but the men's final was EPIC! Some say it was the best in Wimbledon's history, others say it was at least one of the top 2 best finals. Nadal of Spain beat Federer of Switzerland 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7, in the longest Wimbledon final in 4 hrs and 48 minutes (longer if you count the two rain delays) yesterday. Both had chances to win it. It truly was a match that you hated to see either one lose. Nadal because the first man to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year since 1980 and if Federer would have won he would have been the first to win 6 straight Wimbledon championships in the modern era.
This is a good year for Spain in sports. Spain's soccer team won the Euro Championships last week and now a Spaniard won Wimbledon for the first time since the 1960's. Nadal, after his win, ran up to the royal box and greeted the Prince and Princess of Spain who was there, then ran over to hug his family. I am very happy for Nadal.

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