Yesterday was a great historic day for Spanish sports. Nadal became the first Spanish player to win the Wimbledon tennis final after 42 years. Last time a Spaniard had won this prestigious tournament was in 1966 when Manuel Santana defeated the American Dennis Ralston. After 5 epic sets and almost 5 hours of play time, Nadal defeated number one tennis player in the world Roger Federer.
It was a great Sunday afternoon plan. I sat in my couch at around 3 pm ready to watch the tennis match. However, I did not imagine that it was going to take almost 7 hours to see the end of the epic fight between these two great athletes. As always, the unpredictable weather in London had the match delayed twice because of rain.
Can you imagine the level of concentration that one has to have in order to keep playing after 7 hours? And I don’t mean just playing lightly against a friend; I am talking playing at 100% against the best player in the world. The perseverance, the drive and the desire to win is something that one has to admire in both these players; neither wanted to succumb against the other.
For Nadal this is a dream come true. Although he has won 4 consecutive Roland Garros, he always said that for him the most important thing would be to win a Wimblendon. I salute you Nadal, for working hard and making your dream come true. Thank you for making us vibrate and enjoy one of the best tennis games ever played. And must importantly, thank you showing all of us that dreams do come true; all you need to have is the passion and the heart to make them a reality!