We Have a Winner

June 10, 2008 | By Matthew Stockman | Sport

PARIS – JUNE 07: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia kisses the trophy following her victory during the women’s singles final match against Dinara Safina of Russia on day fourteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 7, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The last week has been a bit dreary. After a day of sunshine we went back to our old routine of gray skies and intermittent showers, followed by longer stoppages of play as the rain increased. Too bad, there were some really good matches sprinkled amongst the rain drops. Miraculously we made it through to the finals as scheduled.

Saturday was the women’s final between the young Serbian Ana Ivanovic and the Russian Dinara Safina. I really thought Dinara was playing strong enough that she would be able to overpower Ana but she prevailed. What a nice ending for Ana avenging her loss in the final last year to become the first Serbian woman to take home a grand slam title.

Sunday was a different story. And I have to admit I was a bit surprised and disappointed by the outcome. Rafael Nadal of Spain played Roger Federer of Switzerland. Strike that- Rafael Nadal walloped Roger Federer. He destroyed him. It was an hour and a half drubbing. I was really looking forward to the match up and fair enough Rafa played a perfect game but I really expected more from Roger. I think the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy may one that eludes him.

And wouldn’t you know it, the sun actually popped out of the clouds for match point. I guess the story does have a happy ending. And no, I have no idea why he bites the trophy.

PARIS – JUNE 08: Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy following his victory during the men’s singles final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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