It's Rafael Nadal... And Everyone Else

Roger Federer is still the best tennis player in the world—provided he isn't playing Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard outlasted him once again to win the Australian Open while you were sleeping in.

Federer broke down in tears during his post-match speech probably because he played tennis as well as any one on the planet can for five sets—7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2—but it still was not enough. He had a great tournament and a great final match, but Nadal was just a little bit stronger. It was his fifth straight win over Federer, a streak that includes three Grand Slam finals and pretty much ending any lingering arguments about who is the best.

So that's how the day and the month begins. Let me check the schedule and see if anything else is happening today ... hmmm ... not seeing anything here, but I'm sure something will come up. More to come...

[Bloomberg]