I love watching tennis, it is the ultimate individual sport of mental strength, fitness and skill. We have a tennis court in our new house here, so I'm hoping I may even get to learn how to play properly.
Yesterday I was honoured to witness the epic Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer final at Wimbledon
, certainly the greatest tennis final since the McEnroe, Borg match in 1980. I was invited to some friends house for lunch and after the initial politeness of having the television sound turned down in the background soon everyone was crowded around the thing sat in awe.
I really wanted Federer to win, only because he would have overtaken my childhood hero Borg's five championships. However Nadal too is awesome, just 22 years old. His concentration and agility is unbelievable. It was a masterful game lasting 4 hours and 48 minutes, beating the previous Connors and McEnroe 1982 final. Both hardly seemed to be breaking sweat and they could have played all night, and I wished they had.
I just hope that Federer keeps his hunger because at a similiar age Borg didn't. Both Nadal and Federer are sportsmen from another planet and let's hope we continue to see this galactic battle for many more years to come.