Saturday, September 13, 2008

Its been a great sporting week

Roger Federer wins his 5th US Open in a row and his 13th Grand Slam overall. This puts him one behind Pete Sampras in the all-time Grand slam winners category. As a long time Federer fan I am delighted with the Swiss star's performance - especially since he lost his No.1 world ranking earlier this year to arch-nemesis, Rafa Nadal.

Liverpool, the team I cheer for in the English Premier Football league, pulled off a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield. It was the Red's first win over the Devils in front of the Kop (in a league match) since 2001. The Scousers were full value for the victory which came courtesy of a Ryan Babel strike in the second half. Liverpool are currently sitting second in the league - tied with Chelsea on points - but behind on goal difference. What was important about this win as well is that the Reds did it without superstar Fernando Torres, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

England moved a step closer to World Cup Football qualification by defeating Croatia 4-1 in Zagreb. Arsenal's wunderkind, Theo Walcott, chimed in with a hat-trick to complete a sweet night of revenge (The Croats played a major role in preventing England from qualifying for Euro 2008). I was completely blown away by this performance which occured only four days after a lacklustre win (2-0) against minnows Andorra.
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