Thursday, 28 February 2008

It doesn't get any better than this

While stuck in the traffic on the way home this evening my mind drifted back to last year's Wimbledon final between Federer and Nadal. In particular the two momentus games in the fifth set which defined not just the match but the essence of Federer's brilliance.

Firstly, Federer some how soaked up the pressure from Nadal and saved two break points to hold serve and go 3 - 2 up. And then he broke Nadal thanks to a net cord and 3 of the best points you are ever likely to see.

The down the line forehand passing shot on the run; the brutal forehand winner down the line; and turning defence into attack as he runs around the ball and unleashes a stunning forehand down the line. Genius.

Watch it again on youtube thanks to sysphy11.

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