Nadal wins absorbing Wimbledon Tennis Final,Federer’s contribution was immense as a loser
Moment of the Day 2
What a month it has been for Spain ,European Soccer Champions 2008 and now their Star Tennis Player Rafael Nadal wins an epic men’s tennis final in SWL 19 /Wimbledon.
In future quizzes it will be asked, What was the longest final ever played in the history of the All England Club/Wimbledon ,the answer is in today was the day when Rafael Nadal(Mallorca ,Spain)defeated the previous five times winner Roger Federer(Switzerland) ,the best final i have seen since the 1980 epic between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe (who i idolised back then and used my savings to invest in a wooden Donnay Raquet signed by him when i played the game as a teenager in the Lattin/Cullen Lawn Tennis Club in Co.Tipperary).
I have been a great supporter of Nadal since he came on the scene,he has brought a new life to the game. We have been treated to some very boring sombre tennis characters since the exciting ,thrills a minute antics on court of Nastasie,Cash,McEnroe .Thanfully my faith has been restored again in the game after a decade of boring power play watching the likes of sampras,lendl ….need i go on…Today produced an absorbing rain interrupted epic saga as Nadal finally achieved his goal in winning his first ever Wimbledon Final ,but praise has to be given to Federer and what a competitor he is as he was trying to beat the record set by Bjorn Borg of 5 in a row.An Epic to savour .
It ended with scores of 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7 .