Rafa finally did it, in a historic and absolutely mind blowing tennis match I ever watched, Rafa ended my hero Federer dream of winning 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship
Rafa defeated Fedex with thinnest of margins 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7.The match lasted nearly 5 hours, that itself tells how both players fought ferociously for each point, the two legends were separated by only 5 points(Rafa won 209 points n Roger won 204 points).
Fedex had his chances but could not convert break points, his backhand was not perfect, loosing 2nd set after leading 4-2 at one point, 50 odd unforced errors costed him the title. Fedex came back strongly after loosing first 2 sets but could not win crutial break points. Nadal did it by showing fortitude on his serve, saving 12 of 13 break points.
Nadal is playing better on grass than ever before, and he almost won Wimbledon last year and now he stopped Federer's streaks of 40 victories in a row at Wimbledon, and a record 65 in a row on grass.
How ironic, this is Rafa's first win against Roger on grass courts. While Rafa is improving his overall tennis and his game in grass and clay court's(he did not win US Open and Aus Open), Roger had a very tough 2008, especially the humiliation in French open.
How boring tennis would be with out these two players.
Now some Trivia - Twenty-seven years ago a left-handed John McEnroe crashed Borg's hopes of winning six Wimbledon's in a row, Now Federer's dream of winning 6 Wimbledon's by another left hander, Rafel Nadal.