Sunday, July 6, 2008

Best. Tennis. Match. Ever.

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer today in a five-set marathon to win his first Wimbledon championship and to put an end to Federer's streak of winning the last five Wimbledon men's singles titles.

I'm just a casual observer of tennis these days, basically only tuning in to the final weekend of the grand slam events, but if there's anything that would inspire me to take a closer look, this duel was it.

NBC analyst and tennis legend John McEnroe called it the best match he'd ever seen. That's good enough for me.

Hopefully, Spain is holding up under the weight of all the revelry.

Last weekend, the national soccer team beat Germany to win Euro 2008.

Now, Nadal has followed up his French Open victory over Federer with the Wimbledon triumph.

If Sergio Garcia somehow wins golf's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in two weeks, the country may just fall apart.

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