First off, thanks Nigel for a great report - maintaining the standard that brought me to MW.
Second, WELL DONE ANDY ! I was at work and couldn't bring myself to listen to the match on the radio coz I'm a complete wreck at these games.
I'm off on sunday and already relishing and dreading the match in equal measure !
Thirdly, I would like to take a leaf from our hero's book and show some grace towards Roger Federer. Although I share many of the opinions discussed on MW, I think we should acknowledge Fed's extraordinary career. His slam record may never be beaten and there is no doubt that he has been a huge influence for good in this golden age of tennis. He is a one-off.
I believe though, that today's result signals the end of an era. I think Fed has won his last slam and I wouldn't be surprised if he has competed in his last AO. There is no doubt in my mind that the new guard have taken over, and a new era has begun.
The King is dead : Long Live the King !!