Roger Federer has won Wimbledon going through world number one Novak Djokovic and Scotsman Andy Murray in what basically amounted to an away match. He’s 30 years old and still a winner and he’s back at number one.
“I’m used to Roger breaking my records, that’s the way it’s been for a number of years. There’s nothing I can do about it. I just sit here being impressed at what Roger’s been able to do,
know how hard it is to stay on top for many years. The fact that it’s Roger will make it a little bit easier for me to take. Roger’s done incredible things on and off the court and really deserves all the accolades of being a great champion,”
Hats off to Andy Murray. He played hard for his country today and he didn’t try to do it the easy way. He really has put it on his back and that’s a lot of pressure. There’s no solace in that, but it was a great match today. The crowd is rewarding them with cheers, applause and encouragement during his post match interview on Centre Court.
The thing about this era of tennis with Federer at the vanguard again and Nadal and Djokovic taking turns being #1 is that you kind of root for them all and then you just sit back and enjoy the fireworks. Even better Murray, Ferrer, Roddick, Del Potro, Tsonga and a few others are consistently worthy 2nd and 2a fiddles. If it’s not two of the big three in a final, these other guys are game. The tournaments are must see earlier and earlier every year.