Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Iceman Versus The Spanish Inquisition

Roger Federer has almost given away the second set at Wimbledon. Oops he did give it away. After being up 4-2. Whoa. He already lost the first set. Until this match Federer hadn't lost a single set. Now he's down two.

So far, the Swiss precision instrument had several chances to break Rafa Nadal's serve and only did it once. Meanwhile Nadal broke Federer right out of the gate. -- the very first game. Not an auspicious start.

Whoever serves first has a huge psychological advantage because the second server is always playing catchup. Unless you give it away. And Roger gave it away immediately. Sheesh.

I guess I don't have to watch any more. This championship match is over. Even if they go five sets, Today Nadal wins. Baring a miracle, Federer doesn't get his sixth Wimbledon in a row.

Nadal finally wins a Grand Slam tournament on grass.

I think today we're seeing a changing of the guard.

Wait. Stop the presses. Nadal just hurt himself. This, or a rain delay, could screw up my brilliant prognositcations.  So much for thinking Federer is toast.

Excuse me, I have to get back to the TV again.



P.S. Did Mrs. L call it or what? With a couple of hedges. Five sets. Longest finals ever. Nadal wins 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7

This is the first time Roger Federer has ever lost a finals in a Grand Slam.

1 comment:

ber144 said...

I remember getting up early to watch the Borg-McEnroe finals at Wimbledon in the 80s and thinking I'd never see anything like that again, and I didn't for about 27 years.  They'll be showing that match on ESPN Classic for the next 100 years.