For anyone who follows tennis, any Rafa-Fed match is a gold mine and if it’s a finals in a major, it’s a “sone pe suhaaga” (cannot find the English equivalent for it). Today, Rafa defeated Fed on the hard court surface at Melbourne in an explosive display of tennis never seen before. Fed gave up in the fifth set (very unlike him) and Rafa emerged as a true champion. Then, came the moment when Fed accepted the runner’s up trophy and he just could not hold it together…he broke down…he was sobbing…tears rolling down his cheeks…the crowd tried to bring him back, but he could not say a word! What was going through this winner of 13 majors, noone else can ever fathom!

Later on, Fed and Rafa publicly expressed their respect and admiration towards each other. It is this exchange of respect and words off the courts combined with the exchange of shots on the court between these champions is what makes this rivalry truly “legendary” and “human”. Cannot wait for Wimbledon!