Sunday began with a thud, at least if you are Roger Federer. In his quest for the career Grand Slam, Federer was dismantled by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final 6-1, 6-3, 6-0. Federer’s hard fall on Sunday has further encouraged theories that Nadal is primed to overtaken him as the best player in the world. Can this be the end of the reign of Roger Federer? Though I am desperately ready for someone else to take the top spot, I think talks of Roger’s demise are premature. We shall see soon enough as the Wimbledon draws near. It’s easy to see the flaws in Federer’s game on clay. He has been nearly unbeatable on grass. I’ll be cheering for Rafa to finally upend the King Federer on his own surface.
Speaking of things that are green, how about those Celtics? The Big Three will be the focus of everyone’s attention on the Celtics. However, it was Leon Powe who was the difference maker in Game 2. After building a huge lead, the Celtics nearly handed the game over thanks to a great run by the Lakers. In the end it didn’t matter. Celtics win 108-102. But will they pull it out in Game 3? It’s going down to the wire as we speak and the Lakers are up by 5. Stay tuned for more.
Update: Lakers win Game 3 behind Kobe Bryant’s 36 points. Final score…87-81.