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lost To a late hour, in the corridors of the All England Club – Wimbledon was in darkness, the crown was – he fell into the arms of Mephisto. The villain of the Tour, this time as an Interviewer for television since, said to Roger Federer : "Give me a hug." And Roger Federer hugged John McEnroe, and wept.

Just Federer had lost the Final against Rafael Nadal. 4:6, 4:6, 7:6, 7:6, 7:9. The result is the skeleton of the drama recognize. Reserve, Gasp, Fall. The fabric, almost five hours of Tennis, it was hard to believe: beats, just on the line, arc, improbable angle in-between, hard-to-loose legs.

Much has been written about Federer and Nadal. A book even a Wimbledon Match in 2008, "Strokes of Genius" by Jon Wertheim. The Journalist believes that Federer had a psychological Handicap: because he was earlier as Nadal realized that he played here in a classic.

Aesthete Federer in the Wimbledon Final of 2008. Photo:

The game seemed to be minute-by-minute allegories, metaphors and symbols to bring forth. As Federer in the fifth set with a Forehand allowed the evil took so Nadal the decisive Break, saw Wertheim light up the entire rest of the Match: Otherwise, wars have been brilliant. An effect, comparable with the small blur in an otherwise perfect Haiku poem. At the latest since this Match every Federer-Nadal Match is steeped in history. Of course, this Friday. Federer (37) and Nadal (33) meet here again each other, is unlikely.

Can be Tennis bigger than Tennis? The comparison of Federer and Nadal lives of their improbable, often of diversity is stressed differently. Here the Aesthete, of which the rear hand is graceful, looks like a drawing of Klimt, over the wheezing muscle animal. Apollo versus Dionysus, Dandy against proletarians. The Spaniards, next to the place to be shy and friendly, answered in the affirmative, the brawny Image, chose the Spanish bull to the trademark, frontal view, of course. Federer on the other hand, the good life and the expensive watch and the fancy loves appearance.

muscle beast Nadal in the Wimbledon Final of 2008. Photo:

What can it mean, if Federer against Nadal wins or loses – and seis, only a single, important point? It is a matter that we will be given a "Federer Moment" or stolen, as writer David Foster Wallace called those scenes in which the Swiss seemed to transcend the game? It is a matter that we will be in Federer's game is more diverse than that of any other player, the tennis game guess, as such, in his perfection, or even see?

Or, we see in Federer Wins rare triumphs of the subtle over the Gross, in Federer an avenger for a Playground beating, and inserted the elbow? Lead us, vice versa, the basic line out of the carved Nadal wins the Darwinism of life?

the Federer-mania in order to elegance which triumphed over the work? If Yes: Should not happen just this the Büezern, the fanen for Federer, suspect? Maybe the Federer-enthusiasm is only another proof of the jet force of the Swiss coat-of-arms that appears on the display panel.

the last point of The Finals, just played. Photo:

Wimbledon in 2008, remains as a shock in memory. Something Familiar and Everyday had not arrived, so later Federer wins, Nadal Fans were not expecting.

Perhaps the sporty, charming, Federer-Nadal is-Affiche for the philosophy, but to save: as a reminder of the total unpredictability of it all.

Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon-semi-final Friday afternoon. Live Ticker on this Website.

McEnroe and Federer, after the Match. Video: Youtube

Created: 12.07.2019, 07:45 PM

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