So Roger fell at the last, the collective will of Middle England being unable to prevent him dashing against the rocks of Djokovik’s awesome groundstrokes, mobility, stamina, iron will and focus and general Real Number One quality. It didn’t quite reach the heights to last year, but the second set tie-break was one for the archives.
So how was your Wimbledon? My personal highlights included Kyrgios v Gasquet – a ridiculously entertaining match, as was the Australian terror’s earlier match against the robotic Raonic. The most thrilling match was a women’s. I caught most of Heather Watson v Serena Williams and she took the American right to the end in a match which swung almost with every ball – again something which when it happens in tennis makes it the best watch in the world. Federer’s dismantling of Murray was also astonishing – epitomised by that 17 minute game – and the fact Federer then held serve 60s later in a blink of an eye to go ahead again. Dustin Brown v Nadal may have been an entirely predictable car-crash, but Brown’s serve and volley was brilliant to watch and there’s always joy in watching a man with such awesome » Continue Reading.