Sunday, July 6, 2008

4 hour 48 minute marathon being called the best ever

The longest Wimbledon Final in history is already being called by many as ‘the greatest ever’ complete with all of the high drama, rain delays, and tension that anyone could ask. The match ended in a five set, tie-break, final with Rafael Nadal ending Roger Federer’s 41-match winning streak at the All-England Club, one shy of the record held by tennis legend Bjorn Borg. The final scoreboard read 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 with a potential break coming when rain delayed the beginning of the fifth set. After losing to straight sets including letting two ‘Championship Points’ slip through his fingers, the break gave the youngster an opportunity to gather himself, regain his composure, and stave off the champs momentum. The fifth set was one for the ages that will not be forgotten anytime soon. Hats off to the kid for rallying when he had to, showing some sack, and playing like a true veteran during the PK, Overtime, extra inning equivalent that is a final set tiebreaker. Is the king officially dead? Has the torch been passed? After five straight victories, Roger didn’t look like he was ready to let his crown go, but now that Rafa’ knows the path is there anything the former #1 can do about it.

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