Sunday, July 05, 2009

Somebody End This Already

Amazing Roger FedererImage by toga via Flickr

I admit I was one of the people that didn't give Andy Roddick a chance today, I wrote him off even before the first ball had been served. I dismissed his chances and went with the notion that Roger Federer would just play him off the court. That he would destroy him in three Sets and reach Championship point without breaking a sweat.

Roddick having beaten Andy Murray in the Semi Final had other ideas and made this an epic final. Roger Federer eventually though claimed his record 15th grand slam crown and sixth Wimbledon title as he beat Andy Roddick 5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14.

The match lasted four hours and 18 minutes, the fifth set was the climax with 30 games played before Federer was finally able to break serve. Andy Roddick was unfortunate as he had chances and his powerful serve controlled the match. Roger Federer now reclaims the world number one spot from Rafael Nadal and we now focus on the US Open which starts in August. It's becoming increasingly competitive at the top of the men's game and with Roddick looking strong, Nadal returning from injury and Andy Murray improving all the time we should witness some exciting tennis over the coming months!

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