Not so fast there Chicken Little...if you watch TV, listen to sports radio or read the newspaper you undoubtedly have heard that Rafael Nadal beat world number one, and potential GOAT, Roger Federer in the finals of Wimbledon a few weeks back. Much has been said about this match...it was the greatest match ever played, it was the passing of the proverbial torch, Federer is now mortal, Nadal is going to win 20 Grand Slams and so on and so forth.
"This was the greatest match ever played"
The Federer-Nadal match has the potential to elevate the state of tennis in the eyes of Americans who typically don't watch tennis on TV or kids who are busy playing other team sports, or worse, video games. TV viewership was up 44% over last year's Federer-Nadal clash and in Britain, roughly half of the nation's TVs were tuned to the match. And, to my dismay, I received countless emails from non-tennis playing colleagues and friends about the match. So was it the "greatest match every played?" only time will tell, but it was certainly one that will be replayed during every rain delay on an NBC tennis telecast for years to come. Too bad neither player receives syndication royalties. :-)
In the words of Dennis Miller, "But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong".