Hamilton and Troup

February 1, 2009

Australian Open Final: #1 means #1

Filed under: random ish,sports — hamiltonandtroup @ 11:48 pm

tennis_g_nadalfedts_576The Australian Open ended last night with the #1 ranked Rafael Nadal on top.  This major win not only marked the first Aussie open win for a spanish player but it is Nadal’s 6th major before his 23 birthday (twice as many as Federer had by his 23rd b-day). Federer, although speaking highly of his opponent, Nadal, was obviously upset as this loss kept him one major behind the record holder Pete Sampras. Check the box-score and highlights on ESPN.



Posted by: Likaphenomenon   2/1/09                6:48 pm



  1. Wow, another fantastic match. I watched the whole match as I did with both semi finals. Although I was going for Federer I think Nadal totally deserves that victory and he is a true champion. To back a 5 set, 5 hour semi final up with another 5 set, 4 hour + final in less than 48 hours was a true show of Rafa’s strength and endurance. You could also see by the body language of the players and shot selection that Rafa had the edge on Federer mentally. To have won 6 grandslams on 3 different surfaces at Rafa’s age is a truely remarkable feat. I was hoping Federer would equal Sampras’ record of 14 grand slams but Rafa was truely deserving having played another great match. Rafa truely is an entertainer as he is involved in all three of the greatest matches I have now seen – the Wimbledon final against Federer last year, the semi final against Verdasco the other day and this final against Federer. It will be very tough for Federer to recover from the mental scarring that has occurred in this loss and the Wimbledon loss last year along with all the French Open losses to Nadal. Especially as the next Grand Slam event is the French Open which will most likely mean Federer copping another hiding to Nadal. It was however very sad to see Federer break down in tears at the presentation, it was a horrible feeling to watch.

    Comment by Fiberglass Canoe — February 2, 2009 @ 1:47 am | Reply

  2. yeah yeah, my boy nadal came through with the dub.

    Comment by Michael — February 2, 2009 @ 6:42 am | Reply

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