Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Wimbledon 2008: the best final ever?

They'll talk about the 2008 Wimbledon men's final for years. Or at least until Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can produce something even more spectacular.

Which, theoretically, could happen this month in the Rogers Cup final in Toronto, or in about two months in the U.S. Open final.

Rafa vs. Roger just keeps getting better and better - the sort of special rivalry that could lift their sport to heights it hasn't seen in quite some time. Federer is 26, Nadal is 22, and they're seemingly forever locked into the No. 1 and 2 spots in the rankings, meaning they'll be on opposite halves of tournament draws for the foreseeable future.

Forget about Borg-McEnroe or McEnroe-Connors or Becker-Edberg or Sampras-Agassi. None of those duos, or any pair of men in the 40-year Open era, faced off in as many as six Grand Slam finals, as Federer and Nadal already have done.
None of those duos ever produced a four-hour 48-minute Wimbledon final, as new champion Nadal and Federer did Sunday, a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 classic filled with as many thrills and chills, twists and turns as any match ever played. Full story...

See also: Chinese tennis star Jie Zheng to donate Wimbledon earnings to quake-hit Sichuan...
And this: Indian astrologer, Bejan Daruwalla, has some advice for Roger Federer!!!

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