Australian Open 2009: Final Day Recap

Dev AshishAnalyst IFebruary 1, 2009

February 1, 2009: Rafael Nadal outpysched Roger Federer in an epic five setter to win his first Slam on the hard court by beating him 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2.

The one man Spanish armada, supposed to be tired and worn out physically and mentally after the gruelling five setter win over fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, was quick to latch onto a weak Federer backhand and a surprisingly weak Federer serve early on in the match.  

Nadal also successfully avoided the dreaded Federer forehand which would have been a weapon of mass destruction on any other day.

The calm and serenity in the whole Rod Laver arena seemed to be reflected from the face of Federer's fiance in the box with eight other staff members.

The Spanish camp was filled with ecstatic and enthusiastic men, including the ever calm uncle/coach Toni Nadal...all in the family... Mexicans!!!


Well I was very pissed off about one guy, who was sleeping so soundly as if it was a Jane Eyre broadway in play, in the front row behind Nadal as he was serving in the fifth set.

I swear on my ... I swear I could hear him snore right then!