The Wimbledon Gentlemen Singles Finals on July 6th was undoubtedly the best in the history of tennis. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federrer bring out the ultimate best in each other. The charm of this game was that it did not matter who clinched the title after a gruelling 4.5 hours but the indisputale winner was TENNIS itself.
Nadal had never come this close to the championship and Federrer had never tried so hard to win one. It was in everyone’s mind and i guess even the Swiss 5-time champion acknowledged that Nadal’s game was better and he was the deserving champion.
Nadal had already slipped through 2 championship points and was defeated in both the tie breaks and it was a releif that the 5th set did not require a tie break. Neverthless one should never underestimate the heart of a champion and thus Nadal ran left and right and picked up the serves of Federrer with power and audacity. He slandered the ball and sent it flying to the never-before-hit corners of the court and Federrer never once gave up.
Watching these two men play make us understand how important it is to be mentally tough and never to give up if you are passionate about what you want. There is no such thing as trying too hard and if you want it, you better run for it.
Rafael Nadal emerged as the winner of the Wimbledon championship but this was never about who was crowned since we had seen and witnessed the greatest game in tennis and the race was not about winning. Emotional and child-like Nadal ran into the arms of his father and we could see how important this win was for him.
Rafael Nadal stopped Federrer from making history and the brakes were well applied. I just hope we see a similar game in the Flushing Meadows.