Monday, February 2, 2009

Nadal rewrites history, Federer's wait continues...

Rafael Nadal has thwarted Roger Federer’s quest to equal Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slam singles titles after defeating the Swiss 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2 in a breathtaking final of Australian Open 2009 on yesterday night.

Yesterday’s match-up was the 19th between the pair and their seventh Grand Slam final, with Nadal now enjoying a 13-6 win-loss against his Swiss rival, including winning their last five meetings. Nadal is now 6-3 in Grand Slam finals, while Federer falls to 13-5, all five of those losses coming to the Spaniard.

Well, to be frank, I'm quite down after watching the match finale as my favourite Roger didn't managed to claim what would be the record 14th slam tying Pete Sampras's all time record. I started watching the match at 4+pm right up till the end and it was really heart-pumping with both players going shots for shots. I have to admit that Rafa's cross court shots was really superb with such accurate angles and marvellous speed. Well to Roger, I will continue to root for you and hope 2009 will be the year you can finally stand tall again with the all time grand slam record....Keep on pushing, c'mon Roger !

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