Monday, July 07, 2008

Wimbledon 2008

Well Rafa Nadal is the new Wimbledon Champion and despite cheering for Roger Federer myself I have to give credit where it is due. The Spaniard was terrific. With respect to the match it was unbelievable - a flashback to Borg v McEnroe (1980).

I believe that Nadal has within him the ability to win all four majors. He also has time on his hands as he is only 22.

As for Federer, he will be back and will win a few more slams in the future (he has to, after all, topple Peter Sampras's record of 14 grand slams - the Swiss superstar has 12 slams to his credit).

Ten Best Wimbeldon Finals since 1978 (the year I started watching) - Eventual winner stated first

1. Borg v McEnroe (1980)
2. Nadal v Federer (2008)
3. McEnroe v Borg (1981)
4. Connors v McEnroe (1982)
5. Federer v Nadal (2007)
6. Ivanisevic v Rafter (2001)
7. Agassi v Ivanisevic (1992)
8. Borg v Tanner (1979)
9. Sampras v Rafter (2000)
10. Edberg v Becker (1990)


Six Worst Finals since 1978 - Eventual Winner stated first

1. Sampras v Ivanisevic (1994)
2. McEnroe v Lewis (1983)
3. Hewitt v Nalbandian (2002)
4. Sampras v Pioline (1997)
5. Becker v Lendl (1986)
6. Stich v Becker (1991)

Ten Greatest Modern Day Grass Court Players of All-Time

1. Pete Sampras
2. Roger Federer
3. Bjorn Borg
4. John McEnroe
5. Rod Laver
6. Boris Becker
7. Stefan Edberg
8. Lew Hoad
9. John Newcombe
10. Jimmy Connors

Ten Classic Players who never won Wimbledon

1. Ken Rosewell
2. Ivan Lendl
3. Mats Wilander
4. Guillermo Vilas
5. Vitas Gerulatis
6. Patrick Rafter
7. Ille Nastase
8. Jim Courier
9. Guestavo Kuertin
10. Andy Roddick

Six Unexpected Wimbledon Winners

1. Chuck McKinley (1963)
2. Jan Kodes (1973)
3. Michael Stich (1991)
4. Pat Cash (1987)
5. Richard Krajicek (1996)
6. Boris Becker (1985)
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