Earlier today, Roger Federer advanced to his sixth consecutive Wimbledon final, and later should be joined by Rafael Nadal, who is two sets up in his semi-final match. The two tennis stars, ranked number one and number two in the world respectively, have clashed in the Wimbledon final the last two years, with Federer winning on both occasions.
There is, however, one part of the tournament where Nadal has got Federer beat hands down – and that’s as a blogger.
Nadal’s aptly-titled Rafa blog, which runs as part of the Times Online service opened this year ahead of his quarter final match against Briton Andrew Murray. The blog actually debuted during last year’s Wimbledon tournament, and Nadal also wrote about his experiences during the US Open in 2007, too.
The response has been enormous, with Nadal’s enthusiasm and positive, good-natured attitude (and Spanish charm, often as a result of his occasionally wobbly English) reeling in dozens of fans, old and new, many of whom are all too keen to take advantage of the opportunity to chat directly with a major sports star. Nadal, to his credit, includes a Questions For Rafa section within his blog, and each evening, after dinner, sits down at his computer and writes away. This is during Wimbledon, remember. I mean, how cool is that?
Federer, meantime, hasn’t blogged a single word. Game, set and match, Nadal.
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