Monday, 15 November 2010
Federer-Nadal Rivalry has entertained the world sport lovers for almost 5 years now and the best thing is that it still goes on as ever before. No wonder Federer-Nadal rivalry is termed as best of all time worlds have seen so far in living history of sports.
After Sampras Aggasi era (1990s), world was waiting for a new champion who could surpass all the records of Sampras world had seen. It took four years i.e. (1999-2003) of waiting before we could see a true champion in 2003 Wimbledon Final.
Though Federer made his mark much earlier as a future Power in tennis by defeating seven time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras in 2001 Wimbledon fourth round but it took him two more years to win his first Wimbledon title in 2003.
Federer-Nadal two opposites in Tennis, Nadal specializing in Clay court tennis and Federer a hard court and Grass court Specialist have shown the world true spirit of Individual sports since last five years.
Who could forget classic 2008 Wimbledon final when Federer made a historic come back after loosing first two sets and despite repetitive breaks due to rain and bad light match eventually ended in first Wimbledon win for Nadal in five sets (last set going to 9-7) lasting four hours and forty eight minutes, making it the longest ever Wimbledon final played in living history.
Another memorable match of Federer-Nadal rivalry and again “Final” of Australian Open 2009, when Nadal reduced Federer to tears after 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 defeat which lasted four hours and twenty three minutes.
Though Federer-Nadal haven’t met in grand slams in 2010 but only meeting in ATP Madrid final resulted in win for Nadal, But its not over yet we still have year ending ATP Would tour finals starting from Nov,21in London and a charity match is to be played on Dec,22 between Federer and Nadal in Madrid. So we can say it is not over yet.