Sport filled weekend

Firstly, happy July 4th to all.

The weekend was filled with a lot of sporting action. Firstly, Ajantha Mendis spun a magic around the Indian batsmen in the Asia Cup final and helped Sri Lanka to defeat India by 100 runs. It was amazing that not a single Indian batsman was able to pick him up. I think the challenge for Mendis is going to begin now – the whole world will be analyzing his action and trying to pick up his variations. So, the upcoming India – Sri Lanka series should be really interesting.

In Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in a marathon final with the 5th and final set going to 9-7. It was truly a well-deserved win and it marked the first time in 65 matches that Roger Federer was defeated in Wimbledon. On the women’s side, Venus Williams defeated Serena Williams in an all-sister affair.

Also happening at the same time are the US Olympic trials – there have been some amazing stories (Phelps, Torres, Gay) from the trials – i think the Olympics starting on 08.08.08 are going to be a cracker indeed.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

— Thyaga