Sticking with my tennis theme, I’m so very excited about the Nadal victory (sorry, I spoilt it, but if you didn’t watch it, that’s rather your own fault!). This is the third time Nadal has trounced Federer in a final, and it’s wonderful to see that the worm has turned. I can’t help finding Federer a little overly arrogant, so hopefully the three losses (barring him from his 14th Grand Slam win) will cause an attitude-shift. On the other hand, Nadal’s joy when he wins a match (Wimbledon’s final is still fondly in mind) is heart-warming.
7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2.
I’m not sure whether or not Nadal prefers to play his matches so long, but they’re certainly much more exciting than Federer’s previous slam-dunks, and Nadal seems to recover very quickly (his semi-final was yesterday and of the same length).
I’m very happy. BBC write-up is here. Happy Nadal day!
P.S. Elmundo also has a celebratory write-up (I seem to remember that during Wimbledon, Nadal had a blog with Elmundo, and he was very interested in the footie, rather than the tennis!), and Elpais has quite a nice photo of Nadal and Federer! It’s a real heartwarming show of sportsmanship.