Damn You, Roger Federer
I don’t have much to say. I just feel like I had to make this post. I haven’t had the time to do it, so I’ll get it out of the way now. Roger Federer is now only 3 Grand Slams behind Pete Sampras for 1st all-time. With his 5th Wimbledon title, he now has 11 overall. Like Sampras, he doesn’t have a French Open, and I’m not sure if I ever see him winning one. Federer is 25 and Rafael Nadal, at 21, has never lost a best-of-5-sets clay court match. And now he’s able to hold his own on grass, too.
The most pleasantly shocking thing about the final was how hard fought it was. Nadal played one of the greatest matches of his career to take Federer to the brink on the Centre Court grass. Unfortunately, I sleep way too late on the weekends and consequently missed everything but the last game. I couldn’t believe that Nadal had won two sets by a break each and had only lost two sets in tiebreaks. Apparently, the match was a classic, and I slept through it. Goddamn it.
If Nadal can do this well on grass against Federer, he just might have a shot at the U.S. Open. It’s just embarrassing how much better the two are than the rest of the tennis world. Between them, they’ve won the past 9 Grand Slam titles. The last guy to win one was Marat Safin. Who even remembers it? But damn, as much as I hate Federer for his brutal assault on Sampras’s record, he seems like a really nice guy.