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Nadal shows courage

Updated: July 7, 2008, 12:13 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

It was, conceivably, the most well-earned breakthrough tournament we've seen in the Open era, and the accolades and rewards were commensurate with the achievement. John McEnroe and Bud Collins both called it the best tennis match they'd ever seen at Wimbledon, and I feel much the same way. Rafael Nadal's five-set win over Roger Federer now heads the roll of the greatest matches of the Open era.

Wait, there's more. Saturday's women's final, in which Venus Williams took out her sister ...

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