The staRs of tennis: Rafa and Roger
What a match!
What a pair of geniuses.
We salute you Rafa and Roger, and are thankful that we get to see magic made before our very eyes.
As the Washington Post says:
A thrilling display of shot-making followed. In his four years as the world’s No. 1 player, Federer has grown accustomed to wielding his racket like a magician’s wand. His cross-court forehand is a wonder to behold, particularly when the ball skims the sideline just so and takes a sharp turn out of the court. Even Federer must marvel at his artistry.
But Nadal denied him that luxury so many times Sunday because he kept retrieving balls that would have been winners against lesser men and firing back winners in kind. Still, another tiebreaker was needed.
Nadal bolted to a 5-2 lead but played his worst two points of the match to give Federer a reprieve. After fending off a match point at 6-7, Federer soon found himself again in trouble when Nadal blasted a beautiful passing shot down the line.
Federer answered with a backhand passing shot even more beautiful than Nadal’s and went on to win the tiebreak and pull even at two sets each.