Nadal overcomes Federer at Wimbledon
After 2 straight losses to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Finals, Rafael Nadal finally defeated Federer in 5 sets on Sunday. Not only did Nadal stop Federer from winning his sixth Wimbledon title in a row, but he is the first Spaniard to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles final since 1966. Its seems that Spain has more than just the Euro Cup to celebrate about.
“It’s impossible to explain what I felt in that moment, no?” said Nadal of his win. There were three separate rain delays, but they finally finished the match at the brink of darkness at 9:15pm. Nadal is the first individual to win two Major championships in one year since Bjorn Borg back in 1980.
At 4 hours and 48 minutes, the epic match was the longest final in Men’s singles history. Federer hinted at the fact that the darkness had something to do with his loss: “Its rough on me now, obviously, you know, to lose the biggest tournament in the world over maybe a bit of life”. But Nadal, who won the tournament, said that “in the last game, I didn’t see nothing”.
It is great to see Nadal win the Wimbledon title. Federer is a tennis legend in my eyes, and to win 5 Wimbledon Titles in a row is something that hasn’t happened since Pete Sampras’s 7 Men’s single’s titles. To see him win a major championship on grass is even more important, since he has shown the world he is the king of the clay court. The next and last of the tennis Majors will occur in late August as the U.S. Open tournament takes place.