07.07.08 10 years ago 18 Comments

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the only two male tennis players on Earth that are worth watching, and yesterday they met in the Wimbledon final for the third consecutive year, with Nadal upsetting Federer's quest to be the first man to win six straight championships there.  It was an epic five-set match that lasted nearly five hours of playing time (seven hours with the two rain delays), the longest and probably best Wimbledon final ever played.

A quick timeline of how it went down on the West Coast:

9:20 a.m. — Me, recently awake: "Oh, the Wimbledon final started at 6:00!  Maybe I can catch the end! (turns on TV, rain delay, shocked to see Nadal won the first two sets.
10:00 – 1:00 — Grocery shopping, leisurely breakfast, trip to the book store, trip to the record store.
1:18 p.m. — Return home.  No chance Wimbledon is STILL on.  Turn on TV.  Nadal is sopping wet and climbing through the crowd in celebration.  The announcers agree that it's the greatest Wimbledon final ever. 

Some people saw the greatest tennis match in decades.  I had a tasty brunch and bought a Tom Robbins book.  In your face, sports fans.

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