Re: Aussie Open Final
I find Federer interesting in that he has, IMO, the best all around game in tennis. Yet, there is a rock in his path called Rafa Nadal. He seems not to make adjustments to go around that rock. The commentators last night mentioned that Roger was not making adjustments to the game Rafa plays. I agree.
Having said that I think that match last night (or the Nadal/Verdasco match) shows what a physical sport tennis is. Not to dump on other sports but, besides basketball or football, where does one player spend 4-5 hours continually running side to side, up and back and throwing punches with every swing of the racquet. Great athleticism. The amount of physical effort, especially in the heat of Melbourne, is tremendous.
The rivalry between Nadal and Federer is fantastic. In fact, I could see a scenario where Federer brakes Pete Samparas' Grand Slam record and then Rafa (being 5 years younger) breaks Rodger's record.