Saturday Cricket Club Blog

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Federer, the king of grass!

Well, this is not a post about Cricket. I am sure though you'll pardon my little digression for I wanted to write about Roger Federer's win at the Wimbledon this year.

Few things have motivated me more than a Men's Singles Tennis match at any of the Grand Slam destinations. Also, the history of this great game is studded with timeless rivalries that are the hallmark of the game itself. We grew up with the backdrop of rivalry of Borg and McEnroe and then it was McEnroe-Connors, Becker-Edberg, Becker-Lendl, Sampras-Agassi and just when we were looking for a game-enriching rivalry, Federer and Nadal rekindled it.

Sunday's Men's Singles Final match @ Wimbledon 2006 was a terrific display of high class tennis as Federer aptly put it. And it was a treat to watch. Although Federer won it in 4 sets (6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3) it was far from a lop-sided game. Both of them played their best tennis and in the end, the better (just a shade) player won it.

Tennis is an amazing sport.


  • Thanks to Federer tennis is interesting again. Otherwise, it had purely became a power game with little to no importance to finesse court craft or strategy.

    By Blogger Abhay Kulkarni, at 11:20 PM  

  • Yes, forgot to mention -- it is his fourth in a row at the Wimbledon.

    By Blogger KedarsThoughtsWork, at 10:19 PM  

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