Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Missing Link

Finally, the "Alien" did it. Although older, and obviously showing much more emotion than in its early days, Roger Federer pulled out its easiest victory in the 2009 Rolland Garros tournament, against Robin Soderling (no.23), the man who made him a favor by eliminating his nemesis, Rafael Nadal. Rafa gave him rough beatings in three previous finals here in the French Open, and his invincibility was just recently broken by Federer in a Spanish tournament this year. With this performance, Roger ties Pete Sampras for the most Grand Slam titles in the history of tennis, but would he be able to surpass him as well? I am still a big fan of his racket, although it got softer over the years, and especially after failing continuously against Nadal, but the man still has it. With a bit of luck and perseverance, I think he'll have no problem in getting a couple more under his belt.

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