Defending champion and current World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will take on new World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon Final. This will be, by far, the biggest match of the decade as the dawning of a new era has begun in men's tennis.
Today, Nadal broke the hearts of the British empire by disposing of World No. 4 Andy Murray 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in their semifinal match. The crowd had reasons to hope when Murray won the first set but Nadal steamrolled through the next 3 sets to easily beat the Briton and take all the air out of the deflated crowd. So for the 75th year in a row there will be no British champion at the All England Club.
Murray has now lost in the semifinals for 3 consecutive years (2009, 2010, 2011) at Wimbledon.
For Djokovic, he will wake up Monday morning as the new World No. 1 but it would be (somewhat) bittersweet if he doesn't have the Wimbledon title to go with it. Yes, being No. 1 is great, but in the business of tennis you are measured by how many Grand Slam titles you win and Djokovic knows that.
So no doubt there is a lot at stake in this match-up for both Rafa and Novak.
GOOD LUCK to both men!
Finally, a quick word on Andy Murray--
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Right now, besides Murray, there isn't even another British player in the Top 100. It's Andy or bust for Great Britain.
So let's go easy on Andy, soon-or-later, he will win one. No doubt.
To be continued....