Earlier this morning the men’s championship of the Australian Open occurred. It was a superb match. Before I get to that however I have to congratulate Serena Williams for winning her twenty third major title. She did a fantastic job against Venus and it seems like she has a chance to maybe get the calendar slam which would be awesome.
Now back to the men’s finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. I am so glad I was able to stay up so I could watch this game. After the first game of the first set I was so excited. Federer was moving well, he won the game easily, and it seemed like he might beat Nadal in straight sets. Then the second set came and Federer was playing at a sluggish pace. He was making unnecessary unforced errors and he wasn’t moving around the court as well as he could be. He returned in the third set and beat Nadal 6-1. I was confident that he would win the fourth set without any sort of problems. I was very wrong. Nadal refused to go away. He broke Federer twice and ended up winning the set 6-3. So this match reaches five sets. I knew if Federer got broken first he would lose. And he did get broken first. He managed to, after digging deep, breaking Nadal back twice near the end of the set and he eventually won the championship cementing his place further in history.
This was a great match that ended perfectly because I wanted Federer to win. Now I can’t wait until the French Open a little later this year. Will there be more surprises that’ll make that tournament just as interesting as this one was? I hope so. The next game I’m excited for however is the Super Bowl next week. I really, really hope the Falcons win.