Down Goes Federer! Down Goes Federer!
Federer was going for his 6th straight win at Wimbledon, and after the first 2 sets, he was down 2-0, having lost his serve in each of the first two sets. He battled back though, holding serve in sets 3 and 4, winning both of them via the tiebreak.
But in the 5th set, there was no tiebreak. And as a result, the two would be forced to play game after game. Only it took a mere one extra game for Nadal to win the match after breaking Federer’s 6th service game. And that was all she wrote. Nadal would go on to win Wimbledon 3 sets to 2, with a 7-5 win in the 5th and final set.
Federer’s loss marks the end of his dominance in the game of tennis. Just about a month ago, he was spanked in the French Open by Rafael Nadal, and finally, Nadal was able to beat Federer on his own turf, the grass courts of Wimbledon.
Before this tournament, many were questioning whether or not Federer was on the downside of his career. He is still a highly efficient player, but now after this loss, can we even fathom him beating Nadal on a grand stage ever again?
Federer is 26-years old, which is up there for the game of tennis, but he still has so much to play for. He is four grand slams away from topping Pete Samphras’s Grand Slam record of 15, and if he could get there, he could potentially call himself the best there ever was to play the game of Tennis.
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