London, July 8 : Former Wimbledon champion John McEnroe believes Rafael Nadal's incredible Wimbledon win over Roger Federer came in the "greatest final of all time."
The American, who starred in some classic tennis scraps with Swede Bjorn Borg, including his epic five-set defeat at the hands of the Swede on Centre Court back in 1980, said: "There was so much drama and, we have to say thanks so much to Roger (Federer). "There was class from both players and their levels were incredible. It was the best final ever.
"People talk about my matches with Bjorn (Borg), but this was better. It was an unbelievable effort from both players. I've never seen tennis like it. I don't know how Nadal did it because Roger was playing brilliant tennis after the first two sets. At 2-2 in the fifth set, I didn't know who was going to win. To say this match was magnificent is an understatement," The Sun quoted McEnroe, as adding.
"Federer has dominated on grass in the past few years but now he has someone to equal him. Will Federer win Wimbledon again? I don't know," said McEnroe.
Experts believe that Nadal has taken his game to another level, and right now, he is clearly playing the best he has ever played on grass.
A couple of years ago, there was talk about whether Nadal could successfully make a transition and be a contender at Wimbledon. Since then, he has improved virtually every aspect of his game. They say that his backhand is better, his serve is better and his approach shots are better. His volleying is also better and his court positioning is better on grass.