Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Greatest

It wasn't a great match, but it was a great moment. By beating Robin Soderling on clay at Roland Garros Roger Federer joins Andre Agassi as the only other man to have won at the highest level on every surface and equals Pete Sampras' record of 14 slam titles. He is now- officially- the stats can't be denied- the greatest player of all time. The only fly in the ointment is that he keeps getting beaten by Rafa Nadal.

Tennis thrives on these great rivalries. Borg- McEnroe for instance. The Sampras years- when the great man bestrode the world like a colossus- and rivals were routinely wiped off the court by that tremendous serve- were kinda dull- so much so that I stopped caring. And now for Wimbledon- and the likelihood of yet another Federer/Nadal final.
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