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Nadal is the new “King of Grass” July 4, 2010

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The New "King of Grass"

Rafael Nadal, World No.1 Tennis Player, won his second Wimbledon Title tonight. This was Nadal’s Eighth Grand Slam title(5 French Open, 1 Australian Open, 2 Wimbledon Titles).  In the finals, he beat the Czech man, Tomas Berdych by 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. I thought that Tomas will be a tough competitor for Rafael Nadal. Tomas attracted me in the way he served to Federer and Djokovic. Nadal was little bit not so strong in serves. Nadal hits only few aces in his matches. This made me think that this final may go upto 5 sets. But, thanks to Nadal’s extra-ordinary forehand shots.

Nadal won the French Open title last month. This is Nadal’s second back-to-back straight win in Wimbledon and French Open(2008 and 2010). I was upset very much and even halted watching Tennis last year when he lost the French Open and pulled out from Wimbledon last year due to his knee injuries.

With this 8 Grand Slams he level with Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall. That too, he has done in a young age of 24.

Nadal has won 7 matches in 10 head-to-head matches he played with Tomas. And he has won the last 6 matches with him, all in straight sets. Nadal got the prize money of 1 million pounds. Tomas was awarded 5,00,000 pounds.

Nadal won this match without any pain. Nadal didn’t lost any service games in this match. Tomas doesn’t seem to trouble Nadal too much. Nadal looked on full throttle. Nadal looked weak in the opening matches. He even struggled losing two sets in the second and third round matches. He won in straight sets in the first and fourth round matches. He lost the first set in his quarter-final match with Soderling. But, he was unshaken in this year ‘s tounament after that. He beat Andy Murray in straight sets at semi-final. Nadal has proved that he can give his best in any surfaces.

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Nadal reaches the finals of Wimbledon 2010 July 2, 2010

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Rafael Nadal in action in his Semi-final match against Murray

Rafael Nadal has now reached the finals of the Wimbledon Grand Slam Championships 2010. In the semi-final, he thrashed World No.4 Andy Murray 6-4,7-6,6-4. I thought initially that this match may go upto five sets. But, Nadal played really well today. He broke Andy Murray serve 3 times in the match. Andy broke Nadal’s serve one time in the third set. In a particular stage, Nadal was trailing 3-4 to Andy Murray, but he broke Andy’s serve two straight times to clinch the victory. I think Nadal is all set for another Grand Slam.. All the best for Nadal..

Tomas Berdych

In the final, Nadal will face a person who beat the defending champion Roger Federer in quarter-finals, ya.. it’s Tomas Berdych. Tomas Berdych beat Djokovic in straight sets 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to enter the final. Tomas is also playing really great and he looks out in good form now. I think Nadal is ready for any challenges.. The final is going to be action packed ride..

Go Rafa… Grass will also be yours..!!

Bye Bye Federer! July 1, 2010

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No Longer the 'Mr. Centre Court'

Roger Federer, who was once upon a time the ‘King of Grass’ has now been knocked out of the Wimbledon Championship yesterday. Some tennis fans thought that there is no one can stand a chance against Federer in Grass Court. But, Tomas Berdych, 24 years old man from Czech Republic has done massive job in this year’s Wimbledon. The 12th seeded man beat the Mr. Centre Court by 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4  just 2 hours 35 minutes.

From the start of the tournament itself, Fed-Express is not that mighty. He even struggled to win the first round match. Some what he managed to come to the quarter-finals. Federer is losing his form. He is becoming old.Federer was never taking about lucky before. Now that, he has started losing, he has started speaking of luck. Rafael Nadal, our favourite World Number 1, seems to be in a bit of trouble in his 2nd and 3rd round five set thriller matches. Many thought that Nadal will suffer in the hands of Soderling in his quarter-final match. But, Nadal seemed to be in trouble in the first set, but then came back strongly to beat Soderling by 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. It’s an great entertaining match from both players.

But, Wimbledon is still going to be interesting this year. We have Berdych, Nadal, Murray, Djokovic as the final four for the Championship tie. My and yours favourite will be Rafael Nadal!.. “The New King of Grass”… Go Rafa!!!

Here is some special photos from yesterday’s quarter-final matches..

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