Sunday, September 13, 2009

still the best

well, it's been almost a year since I've posted here, but two things that haven't changed: Tiger Woods and Roger Federer continue to demonstrate historic peerlessness. Tiger has had some trouble in the Grand Slam tournaments lately ("trouble" meaning he just missed winning), but in the midst of the multi-week FedEx Cup this weekend, he responded to Steve Stricker's passing him in the overall standings by shooting a course record 62 on Saturday, and finishing the win today, by 8 strokes over the field.

not to be outdone, Tiger's buddy Roger was playing one of his toughest rivals today in the US Open semis, Novak Djokovic, the match was tough and close throughout. Federer won the first set in a tiebreaker and the second he broke in the last game to take it 7-5. they were on serve in the third set, 6-5 and Novak serving to take it to a tiebreaker, Federer went up 0-30.

then the third point. they rallied a bit, Djokovic hit a drop shot to bring Fed in, and then hit a nice lob over his head. Fed scrambled back but was forced to hit the ball between his legs just before it hit the ground. it ended up being a perfect passing shot, essentially ending the match. Federer afterwards called it the greatest shot of his life.