There was Magic on the Centre Court at Wimbledon today…over Four Hours of it !
Two Magicians,Two Gladiators, and Two Great Athletes,mentally and physically tough,Roger Federer and Andy Roddick,entertained us like never before
It was the Mens Singles Finals….and Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick in a thrilling and pulsating five setter 5-7,7-6,7-6,3-6 and would you believe it ! 16-14 in the deciding Fifth….Both were serving Aces galore…Roger served 50 of them…It takes 48 consecutive winning points to win two sets 6-0 and 6-0…so you can gauge that if Roger had served 50 consecutive Aces from the start he would have done so and gone into the third set too !
And spare a thought for Andy Roddick..this great guy was leading by a set and at 6 games all was up 6-2 in the tie break in the second set with four set points…and Roger,the champion that he is, fought back to win the tie break and level the match at one set all !…and Andy may have lost two tie breaks to lose the second and third sets, but he never lost a service game right till the end when Roger broke him in the 30th game of the deciding Fifth Set to win the Finals…That Last Point Miss-hit by Roddick was not the Ball,but the Wimbledon Trophy out of his grasp….what an irony !
Roger has now surpassed Pete Sampras and has a record 15 Grand Slam Singles Titles under his belt and has also regained his ranking as World No 1
And Roger had all the Tennis Legendary Greats there with him on centre court today…Pete Sampras,Bjorn Borg,Rod Laver,John Mcnroe,Ile Nastase
The Greatest Player in Grand Slam History…Roger Federer…he now has six Wimbledon Titles,one less than Pete Sampras…something to play for next year !
And Roger is soon to become a father…His Wife,due soon, was there cheering him…what a lovely Win to precede the birth of their First Child…and as the Finals today build up in the fifth set towards a nail biting finish with all spectators on the edge of their seats,you had commentator,Vijay Amritraj, echoing the thoughts of many of us,that the Pregnant Wife should not be there…it was just too tense
All’s Well that Ends Well….The Great Game of Tennis has won…and this Final will surely inspire many kids all over the world to take up Tennis
And Roger !…here’s wishing you a Silver of Grand Slam Singles Titles…just another 10 to go for this !…and you’re just 27 years old !…Now go for the Ultimate Grand Slam…win all four Majors in one Year !