Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sports: Dreams of 18

It's amazing to think that 8 years ago, I blogged about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meeting in the Australian Open final to see who would become the GOAT - the "Greatest of All Time." That final, of course, was a five-set classic won by Rafa.

In the years that followed, both Federer and Nadal have become legends, winning many more titles, and becoming forever intertwined in the tennis firmament as friendly rivals. Federer even flew to Mallorca to help Nadal open his tennis academy this past summer:



Tomorrow sees what may be the last major final between the two, with typically high stakes, epic drama, and clashing styles on display. It's been called a "dream final," because both men were injured last year, and because it provides one of the few chances for the aging pros (Fed is 35, Rafa is an old 30) to add to their Grand Slam tally. Federer is still the men's all-time leader at a record 17 Grand Slams...is this Nadal's stepping stone to 18?

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