Tennis Match For The Ages – Roddick Versus Federer
Hey there! Scratch the Golfin’ Caveman is back at the keyboard, but I’m not talkin’ about golf after this weekend! Anyone else see that AWESOME Wimbledon championship match? I thought there was no way the 2008 championship match could be beat. You know, when Nadal BARELY took down Federer in one of the greatest matches of all time. But this year the surprise contender Roddick gave Federer another run for his money, taking the fifth and final set into a 14-14 tie before losing 16-14. And while Federer has finally broken Sampras’ all time record of 14 grand slam titles, Roddick more than proved he is still a contender.
So my question this week is: What are your favorite sports moments of all time? Any sports, not just golf this week! Let me and your fellow Rock Heads know what you think is the best of the best!
3 thoughts on “Tennis Match For The Ages – Roddick Versus Federer”
Boise State defeats Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl in overtime…..See youtube!
While entertaining, this was IN NO WAY the greatest match ever. Too many “aces” and not enough tennis to make it exciting. Watching volleys with bated breath is what tennis is all about. Not watching someone smash a single shot that has no chance of being returned. That’s almost as exciting as watching someone putt from 2 ft.
Sunday’s final between Federer and Roddick *was* great … but I would not put it up as one of the “greatest of all time”. For us “old timers”, Borg-McEnroe provided more shot-making and excitement … and last year’s final (Federer vs. Nadal), although not as long in terms of games played … had more excitement and drama (and let’s not forget some of the closely contested matches between Navratilova and Graff). I will agree that Roddick is back as a contender … he has certainly added more variety to his already stellar serve and played a very heady match vs. Federer. It’s nice to see Andy’s hard work pay off … and I hope that we will see him hoist the US Open trophy in September!
Kudos, Golfin’ Caveman on branching out to other sports!