As yesterday saw three lions fall valiantly at the last hurdle, earlier nearby in London a wolf survived another threat and asserted his dominance.
For those wondering about the wolf analogy, here you go.
Novak took one more inevitable step towards being (statistically) the greatest of all time, for whoever cares about such things. The Serb did so with another pitch-perfect display of technique, athleticism and pure percentage tennis, from which he has no equal.
Matteo Berrettini tried his hardest, but even this collosuss had no answer, buy he will get his chances again surely.
On Saturday Ash Barty and Karolina Pliskova also delivered in a thrilling final that was – perhaps unlike the men’s – impossible to call. But Ash’s quality and nerves held out for longer. One hopes Karolina can make such visits to the final a regular thing for the next fee years.
Like Novak’s impending, continued domination, it is almost written that Ash Barty will be there waiting for the Czech and all other challengers.