9 Chickweed Lane (7/5/09)

07-05-09 (9 Chickweed Lane)

I spent the better part of this morning watching one of the most exciting tennis matches I’ve ever seen: Roger Federer versus Andy Roddick in the men’s final at Wimbledon. The match ended with Federer breaking Roddick’s serve for the first time to claim the fifth set 16-14. Prior to that point, Federer had won two sets on tiebreakers (one of them in unlikely, come-from-behind fashion). Adding to the drama was the fact that the Swiss master was playing for his record-breaking 15th Grand Slam title in front of a gallery of legends that included previous record holder Pete Sampras. Five-set matches usually feature significant shifts in momentum, but this one was unbelievably even throughout. I never once thought that either man was out of it until the very last point. In a word: classic.

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