Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NORMAL SERVICE


Normal service has resumed with the wins for Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. Woods has not appeared as dominant as in the past but a win is what matters the most. But when it comes to Federer, the aura of invincibility gets to become stronger with each win. The Swiss had a tough time against Ginepri in the semifinals while Roddick put out Hewitt in the other semifinals. So the final promised to be a great one.

As was the case in the last two Wimbledon finals, Federer appeared too strong for Roddick. The American just could not take his game to a higher level as Federer simply shfited gears at will. What I have observed is that Federer is motivated at the prospect of facing people like Roddick, Hewitt and Agassi. Roddick, on the other hand, simply loses his momentum at the sight of Federer across the net.

Kim Clijsters won over her countrywoman Henin-Hardenne after quite a while. It is always surprising why she is not able to repeat these performances at any of the majors.

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