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Wimbledon ends with a memorable men’s final

July 19, 2019

On Sunday, Novak Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer in one of the best tennis matches of all time. It's a good thing Wimbledon just changed their tiebreaker rule for the final set. Once the fifth set games get to 12/12, they require a first-to-seven points win-by-two playoff.

The old rule required that the first person to win by two games after a 6-6 tie in games wins. In that scenario they could’ve been playing for another hour or two.

The match was already five hours long and it had to end. I was rooting for Federer to win because he is one of my favorite tennis players of all time along with Pete Sampras.

On the women’s side, Simona Halep pulled off an upset against Serena Williams. She even said herself that this was her best performance ever. She completely dominated Williams by the score of 6-2/6-2. I still believe Serena will get the record for most Grand Slam tournament wins at 25 if she continues playing in enough tournaments.

The British Open golf tournament is this week. It's being played at Royal Port Rush Golf Club in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951. As I am writing this article, I am watching the tournament. It is amazing how green the whole course is, and how frequently the weather changes, like every 10 minutes. John Rahm from Spain is my favorite to win.

The leader after day one is J.B. Holmes from the U.S. at 5 under par. The winner and the score will be determined mostly by how difficult the weather will be. The last rounds will be on NBC over the weekend and the forecast looks to make it challenging.

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.