Sundays in Spain have been worth celebrating this summer. First, there came Rafa Nadal in all his strength and glory wielding his tennis racket like a warrior. He continues to prove that he is the best clay court tennis player ever to have played the sport as he clinched his fifth French Open title in early June. With Roger Federer not even in the final, Nadal regained the number one ranking holding it securely by winning his second Wimbledon title in early July.
Two weeks ago the European Champion Spanish soccer team scored a super win in the World Cup final in Johannesburg by beating Holland with a one goal victory off the right foot of Iniesta. The team controls the ball with speed and style it is a deserved win and will be in the running for years to come with their all-star line-up.
While today Formula I speed racer Fernando Alonso had a controversial win over team mate Felipe Massa, who was certainly told to let the Spaniard pass to give the team the best chance at points and a number one driver at season’s end. The Ferrari team was fined a mere $100k.But the German crowd was silent; there was no hype and glory as the temperamental winner received his trophy.
And finally, the Champs-Elysses in Paris held the podium at the end of Stage 20 in the Tour de France where Spain’s Alberto Contador for the third time took the crown wearing yellow. His lead was a mere 39 seconds over his closest competitor.
Once again the Spanish flag rises and the anthem plays. So for Spain, play on. Play on.