I'm living in the Golden Era of Sports
He did it again, he did it again with a Force. Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open 2009, first grand slam in the calender. 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-2 Did you witness the match? Did you see those forehand and backhand shots from both the champion tennis players. They just re-wrote the history books for a tennis game. It would be fair to say that Rafa would have covered a distance of a full marathon during the match. It was a fight between skill, determination, temperament, physical and mental strength. The better stood out at the end. He ruled "The Clay", he went and conquered the grass. Now he is here are his first hard court grand slam and proving every critique wrong and thus conquering. With a total match time of about 10 hours in 3 days is like super human. Congrats Nadal..
Whats next for Federer?
"God - This is killing me?" - It was not Federer who was beaten, It was Fed's Morale that was beaten. All the tears at the end of the game spoke for it. He was once written as a champion who is supposed to equal pete's record with this win. He din lose because he din have the skill or he din have the stamina to stand at the center court for 5+ hours. Its because he din think he can win. 3rd set was the turning point of the match. Twice Nadal was able to save him to 0-40 and take the game. I can say loud and clear that Fed tenure is over. If he got to take an other championship, he need to give double best. He needs to cross people like Nadal and Verdasco in his path.
For Federer fans
My friend said, "Federer Failed, Not Destroyed". I say this is what they call step1. You guys take a break and great ready to fanatically follow your legend and keep your biased review and comments about Nadal coming. We love feedback.
WTF was that?
Arun has captured it here (Rafa means Positive Energy). Adding to it, I was totally annoyed by the commentary given by Espnstar commentator Vijay Amritraj. At least he annoyed less towards the end of the game. For a winning Federer point, he has these flamboyant commentary to praise Fed. But in case of Nadal he says, "That was close to the line and Fed misses it."
Ladies, you are boring
I have stopped watching Ladies tennis for good. They have lost the charm of Steffi, Monica, and Hingis. It has become a muscle game. Who can hit the fastest! For instance both the finalist are like power houses. Ladies have learnt that speed and strength can beat skill. That is true. I wish the beauty will revive again soon.
I'm living in a Golden Era
I learned first rules of tennis in my TV video game that my Dad got me. Whats a fault, double fault, tie breaker et al. Also I decided this was not the game for me in real life after playing few shots in my college days. I grew up in the era of Sampras and Agassi. Its was Federer who ruled after that with his class. He had his own style to be with. Less expressive and calm until he wins the game. Who can beat someone with such exquisite touch. Nadal proved it wrong, speed with skill can do it. What would be next? Who will conquer Nadal? Skill, strength or something different.