Cahill was right, it wasn't the best standard of Tennis. It was food, but lets be honest, 25 shot rallies a game of pong on the atari each point aren't exactly amazing.
But I am not complaining.
I dont think the length of a rally is a strong indicator of the quality of tennis... maybe its a strong indicator of how even a match is or isnt.
Also the on court temp was very high...so neither player wanted to extent the the rallies which were obviously extremely draining for both guys.
Tennis, I think, is no longer about playing consistently exhibition style tennis with fanciful shot making and net coverage... Its about winning the big points...and playing those points with smart tennis and occasionally amazing shot making.
People were creaming themselves over the Djoko v Del Po match and the quality of it ....but I reckon if you taken Andy's performance and replaced Djoko with Del Po...Andy would have won that in 3 straight also. Nobody was going to beat Andy yesterday... Not Djoko not Nadal Not Fed or Fred Perry on 3 gallons of Red Bull. Therefore ...what really is quality tennis if that wasnt it? Wimbledon is the ultimate compettion in tennis .... Djoko and Andy were in the final on merit.... there is no better quality of tennis than what they produce when it matters.
I believe that stats are very deceptive and are never weighted against the quality of opponent. Take for example.... unforced errors... do they take into account the power, placement, variety of shot just played to player who returning? Nope they dont. Djoko played as well as he could against Andy period.