Spain’s Rafael Nadal has extended his congratulations to Roger Federer of Switzerland for winning the 7th Wimbledon title of his career and the 17th Grand Slam overall.
Nadal, who was a victim of Federer and his marauding run at Wimbledon when he won 5 straight titles at Wimbledon, losing two Wimbledon finals to the Swiss Master has taken to the popular social networking site Facebook where he posted a congratulatory message for the new world number one.
Nadal and Federer have been the fiercest of rivals in the men’s tennis circuit ever since the Spaniard burst onto the scene at a time when men’s tennis meant Federer and Nadal before the emergence of the likes of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Read more »
Winner: There can be fewer hotter tickets than a men’s Grand Slam final. In this golden age of the sport, spectators are virtually guaranteed a classic match. The Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdowns in Melbourne and Paris did not disappoint, and another chapter of this high-quality rivalry should be written at Wimbledon.
Djokovic has some tricky early tests, but these should just get him back into the groove on grass he found last year, and I expect him to see off Tomas Berdych and Roger Federer to reach yet another final.
Andy Murray and, perhaps, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will push Nadal hard, but, like Djokovic, he thrives under the pressure of tight matches. The Spaniard has won three of the most recent clay meetings between the pair, but the world number one, Djokovic, should edge yet another classic at SW19. Read more »