Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wimbledon Day 12

The Final Act is ready to play out with Tomas Berdych to take on Rafael Nadal in the Men's Singles final for 2010.Both men won matches were won in 3 sets but watching they certainly were closer than the score line reads.
The match with the most hype and expectation's was the Nadal vs Murray Match up.If ever you had to choose a player to play for your life in my mind you would not go past Rafael Nadal.The match came down to key points in each set and it was Nadal that handled these the better of the two.Murray fought but in the end lost to a better player who had the edge in all departments.To say Nadal is just a clay court expert is wrong ,Nadal plays best on Clay but Nadal is a champion and champions adapt to any surface.Nadal made 26 advances to net and won an incredible 23 of those 26 points.Not bad for just a clay courter! One was during the second set tie break a perfect angled drop volley off a wide backhand.It was this ability that proved a decisive factor in winning the match.Murray has a good slice backhand but Nadal's is even better on the grass ,cutting through the ball and keeping it low on the grass.When the opportunity was presented for Murray he was unable to take them when it mattered most.Nadal did!Murray gave it all and was beaten by a better player at the end of the day.How does he re group for the US Open knowing that  his best is not good enough against the great players...only he can answer that.As for Nadal he marches on to history and perhaps the G.O.A.T (Greatest player of all time).
In the other Semi final it was great to see Berdych get there over Djokovic ,who is showing that these matches are beyond him and mentally weaker than his opponent .Berdych has nothing to lose in Sunday's final and I am sure he will be competitive. 

Serena no doubt will be feeling a little tense after all she has the most to lose.Zvonareva has never been in a Grand slam final before.Certainly she has shown over the past fortnight determination and composure like never before. She would have to play the match of her life and hope Serena has an off day to cause on of the biggest upset in the modern game.Nothing is set in stone but who would bet against Serena retaining her title.
Lu Lu goes for the win also and should post selection to this post for the Ladies Final.A correct selection will see a winner of this competition.

And on a final note Australia has some interest with Ben Mitchell reaching the Boys singles Final.Mitchell was unseeded.


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