Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Emergence of Bjorn Borg 2.0...



.... let me just take the time to point out how Bill Simmons looks like an even bigger ass after what was greatest Wimbledon in my life time, and maybe ever.

If anyone is interested in chatting about the final, if you watched - the comments might be a fun place to do that.

5 comments:

Kyle Wasko said...

Best match I've ever seen, easily. I've posted my thoughts on the tourney on my blog (http://halincandenza.blogspot.com/2008/07/hes-lover-but-not-fighter-but-hes-also.html), though there's not much at all about the final, because I wasn't in the mood.

Was hoping so badly Federer would win because I thought it would put an end to your "he can't be the GOAT because he hasn't shown he can win when facing adversity." Alas, it wasn't meant to be, but he fought hard, no?

ESPN went ahead and ranked the top 5 WB finals (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/wimbledon08/columns/story?columnist=ubha_ravi&id=3475655), inexplicably including a match they more or less admit was terrible (Graf-Sabbatini). Thoughts? I'm thinking that Agassi over Ivanisevic in '92, Edberg-Becker in '90, Sampras-Rafter in '00, last year's men's final, McEnroe-Connors '82, and virtually any final involving Borg (other than the blowouts) should probably be in the discussion.

Kyle Wasko said...

Sorry, screw up my own link: http://tinyurl.com/66ahsv

How about Nestor? How vindicated does he feel right now? Somewhere, Mark Knowles just smashed a chair against a wall.

Allan said...

That ESPN article was BS.

Kyle Wasko said...

Simmons or Top 5 matches? Or both?

The R.O.B. said...

I, frankly, can't say that I remember too many finals - mostly because, after playing so much tennis - I have a hard time sitting and watching.

That said, I have a hard time seeing Agassi - Ivanisevic being a top-5 if only because there were, say, 4 rallys of more than 4 shots.

In my books Federer, if he could have won that match would've cemented his GOAT status. He came very close, hit some big serves at key moments imposing his will against Nadal... but couldn't do anything on his return games.

So, I continue to stand by my argument that Federer is NOT the GOAT ...