Monday, February 02, 2009
Left make it Right ...
One more hard fought final and one more true winner.
Yes, Nadal did it again and against Federer in the Aussie open Tennis final.
The magical left hand did the trick again.
Rafa is always considered as best in grasscourt and weak against hard court. By lifting the australian open title, which is his 6th grandslam win proved what an excellent player he is, by adapting the game to suit all surfaces. He improved his service which is his weakness compared to his opponents, but federer seems like in his downfall and never looked like he spotted his own weakness and improved it. Might be players like Nadal, Murray, Verdasco, Djokovic improved their level to federer and going past beyond him and that made federer wondering what wrong he is doing to keep away from the 14th grandslam title to equal Sampras record.
Federer is considered as legend, but nadal is emerging like a giant monster to go past against him. Federer had beaten the likes of Roddick, Safin, Hewitt, Philippoussis, Baghdatis and Gonzalez in Grand Slam finals… good players all, some very good, but none of those players could be called great, even though they have five Grand Slam titles between them. But Nadal won 3 titles in his 6 grandslams against Federer who is considered as great, that proves he is becoming great player.
Great players bring in something special. At some point during their career, they demonstrate skills and toughness that they are invincible. How long one does so is perhaps what determines whether that player has a claim to be one of the greatest.Federer has not looked confident facing Nadal. He is not going to beat Nadal by engaging in long baseline rallies. He has become too predictable for Nadal.
In my opinion, we are watching the greatest player ever (best shotmaker, genius control etc.) against the greatest athlete and mental competitor ever in tennis (plus incredible groundstrokes). these two are going to be regarded as 2 of the best ever. No doubt.
Nadal is agressive player, but it's great to see that Nadal has a special respect for federer and always considered him as champion and legend. Nadal never jumped in joy or scream like anything after winning the matches against federer. This one character will be appreciated and respected by all.
But Sad that Federer always take away Rafa's joy by crying like a baby. When Rafa lost the Wimbledon final in 2007 Rafa cried in the locker room and not in full view -which means he didn't take Federer glory away from him.
Federer has done it once again by saddening Rafa and not allowing Rafa to take his full acclaim for all his hard work. He needs to sort himself out and act in a more professional manner. Human emotions has to be repected and its hard to digest the loss. By all means, cry but don't do it so dramatic that the crowd feel sorry for you and take away the joy from the winner.
All set for the next Wimbledon Grandslam and the race will be among Nadal, Federer, Murray, Verdasco ...
Nadal's era Continues... Go Rafa go ..!