June 30, 2006
Champs are made of stuff!
Long time since I saw a tennis match. Yesterday, second round at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Robert Kendrick (237). After trailing behind 6-7, 3-6 in first two sets it was 5-6 in the third set and Kendrick was serving the match point at 40-40. But champions are made of stuff, somebody rightly said. Final outcome of the match which ran for 3 hours and 40 mins on the center court, Nadal wins by 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-4. He survived 28 aces of Kendrick. Boy the grit, determination and confidence of the no 2 were worth watching. Not to undermine Kendrick’s effort. He maintained his cool and was very poised unlike Nadal, who after winning each point was exuberant. Over all a very good match.