Fan Watch: Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka

Lisa Grebe talks about Rafael Nadal’s first singles appearance at the Rogers Cup. After a tough and nailbiting first set versus Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka , Rafa picks up the pace and shows Stan who’s the man. He takes home the win with a 7-6 6-3 win. The tie break took 92 minutes and was the longest in the Spaniard’s career.

“My goal was to win,” Nadal said. “When you come back after (some) time without playing, tournaments are always difficult. I just tried my best and tried to find my rhythm.”

Rafael Nadal now faces Kevin Anderson on Thursday at the Rogers Cup.

Roger Federer Never Fails to Amaze Us

Allow me to be the millionth person to acknowledge Roger Federer on his  15th Grand Slam title.  What news could be greater for a soon to be father?  This isn’t something we will see the last of from Mr. Federer.

He’s the guy I can imagine with a record 20 wins if he keeps this pace.   He did announce hipes to compete in the 2012 Olympics.
I can’t tell you how many people surprised me by watching the match last  Sunday: a photographer, media people, etc., people who normally don’t have an interest in tennis but were fascinated by Roger’s brilliance.
“Who DIDN’T watch it?” someone put it.  To bring that to a sport is  simply magical, and for that and your wins, Mr. Federer, you deserve  congratulations.