Daily Telegraph leader
'There are Wimbledon finals that, as the afternoon wears on, gradually turn into a historic event, and yesterday's men's final was one of them. At four hours 16 minutes, Federer's match against Andy Roddick may not have been as long as last year's final; but this was an epic of magnificent tennis. And, just as important, an epic of sportsmanship, hard-driven but unsullied by bad manners on either side. So, in a way, it was a British victory after all.
Strangely enough I was commenting on this to my Dad (who remembers the last time a Brit was in the final). There does seem to be a lot more mutual respect amongst the players these days. Maybe its just that this lot are a bit more grown up than the last generation.
Still one misses the heady days of Conners calling McEnroe a sh*t on court, and Nastase recieving service holding a ladies parasol.
Was it a classic? Not compared to the Gueralitis/Borg semi, or the McEnroe/Borg final, or even the gripping Connors humiliation by Arther Ashe.
But its a different world now I guess. Hell they play with YELLOW balls now.
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