Nadal, Baptist and blind faith

The last time Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer met at Wimbledon, on July 6, 2008, they left a piece of ...


The last time Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer met at Wimbledon, on July 6, 2008, they left for the remains a work of art in the form of a final. A match that lasted for 4h: 48. That started at 2:36 pm and ended at 9:16 pm when the Swiss crashed a drive into the net and the scoreboard reflected 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8) and 9 -7. A beautiful and dramatic brutality, with two interruptions for rain. "The best in history", for Sport Illustrated. "The biggest game I've ever seen" was defined by John McEnroe. The sublimation of a legendary rivalry. The Earthman, took the assault All England where the Swiss had already five titles (eight sum in total) .

A victory that was born of anger and defines what is Nadal. In 2007, he lost to the Swiss in the final in five sets. "I was half an hour crying, alone, in the locker room," he confessed. Roto. Sitting in a bathtub, he vowed that no one would prevent him from winning the most beautiful trophy in the world. He came back and succeeded. From the embers he made flames. You have a shot at what is considered the best tennis player in history: 18 Grand Slams by 20 of the Swiss. And dominates face to face with ease (24-15). If Nadal could with Federer, Bautista knows that it is possible against Novak Djokovic. He is facing the opportunity of his life. He must ram and ram every last drop of energy, with blind faith. The one that Rafa had on July 6, 2008 ...



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