The Number One Tennis Player

If you at least know or like Tennis, then you will probably say that the number one male tennis player in the world is Roger Federer. If you look at the ATP Tennis’ Official Site then the rankings will also showed you that Roger Federer is still the number one male Tennis player in the world while Rafael Nadal is second and Novak Djokovic is third.

I am not a die hard fan of Tennis, but I do love to watch the top Tennis players compete on television. Federer might be number one, but my favorite Tennis player is Rafael Nadal. I don’t know why but there’s something about the young lad that’s just likeable.

If Federer is known as the King of Tennis, Nadal is known as the King of Clay. Since there are several types of Tennis court available with different style of play, then it is really difficult to master them all. Rafael Nadal was particularly good on clay, as evident by his winning the Roland Garros grand slam four years in a row.

Federer is seen as the more rounded player of the two, but even he often loses when facing Nadal on the clay court. As of today, Nadal is the only player who has won the most consecutive matches on clay court. He won 81 matches on clay before Federer beat him in the 2007 Hamburg Masters final.

If Nadal’s favorite court is clay, Federer’s favorite surface to play is grass as evident by his winning 5 Wimbledon titles 5 years in a row. So you can imagine how excited I am to watch the final this year. As it happened, this year’s Wimbledon final is the best Tennis match I have ever watched.

In a match lasting 4 hours and 48 minutes, the longest in a Wimbledon finals with the final score of 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(8), 9–7, Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in a final match dubbed as the greatest ever Tennis match ever played by the likes of Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

The match has such intense that it kept me awake until 4:00 in the morning. Both are equally skilled, and both are also a fine example of what a gentleman should be. I am forever honored to be able to watch them play. I can’t wait for more great matches from Nadal and Federer.

Even though right now Federer is still the number one ranked player, just like Bjorn Borg said that whoever wins the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year (just like Borg did in 1980) is considered the number one by him. It is just a matter of time now, and I’ll be waiting for it to come. Vamos Rafa!

3 Responses to “The Number One Tennis Player

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    Wimbledon Tennis Site
    August 9th, 2008 15:28

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    Gio Suryo
    June 12th, 2009 00:41

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