RG Final 2011: R. Nadal  def R. Federer  7-5 7-6(3) 5-7 6-1
The GOAT debate ends once and for all.
Nadal has shown the heart of champion throughout this tournament. He has played far from his best tennis, but his fighting spirit and will to win have pulled him through.
He had to deal with so much adversity today. Being down 5-2 in the first set. 90% of the crowd hysterically supporting Federer. A rain delay while he tried to serve out the second set. But he dealt with it all as champions do.
Forget the idiots in the French crowd Rafa. Their cries of despair when Federer made error after error were amusing, and their silence after you played a brilliant point shows how little they appreciate great tennis.
Nadal leads Federer 6-2 in major finals. Nadal has beaten Federer in a slam final on every surface. The GOAT debate is over.
I respect Federer and his achievements, but you saw today why he has earned nicknames such as Rogerror Federror, Frauderer, and so on.
As for Nadal, last year I was so impressed with both his tennis and his attitude that I composed a poem in his honor. Never has it been more relevant:
Oh Rafa, you are so great
To see you play, I cannot wait.
The heart of a lion, the courage of a bear
But in every match, you always play fair.
No-one can match your power and strength
Brilliant forehand, consistent length
As if such talent wasn’t enough
You always stay focused and mentally tough.
Speed and spin, touch and flair
Not to mention, amazing hair
Enormous biceps, incredible pecs
To admire your body is better than sex
With a flex of the elbow, a flick of the wrist
You win the point, then pump your fist
Your opponents cower, as you shout ‘SI!’
While in their pants, they probably wee
Your passing shots never cease to amaze.
Your fire and passion leave one in a daze
Forget Roger, Novak and Murray
You beat them all, as if in a hurry
To ignore your achievements would be a crime
You are the greatest of all time
Those who deny it, haven’t got a clue
Oh Rafa Nadal, WE ALL LOVE YOU.