Wimbledon Comes Out Swinging; Games Go On Even As England Mourns 7/7
One of the most winning things about spirits irrepressible is that they always come out swinging. And that resilient spirit was on prideful display at Wimbledon, which respectfully went its traditional way even as the people of London marked the dastardly bombing of the tube with sad but resolute hearts.
As expected, Roger Federer banished his Swedish opponent, Jonas Bjorkman, in the semifinals.
”I was flawless,” Federer said. ”I had high expectations to win this match today. And then to come through and play at the level I did today, that’s great.” He went on to say, ”It’s just a beautiful feeling. You don’t get it very often. When you can dominate an opponent, it’s always sort of nice. But then especially in a semifinals of a Grand Slam, it’s even better.”
In the final on Sunday, he went on to trouce the Spanish racketeer Rafael Nadal, despite the mind-troubling reality that Nadal had beat him in the French Open and in four other recent outings.
Now, his record of four consecutive Wimbledon wins rockets him...