There is no question that Andy Murray played well against Roger Federer.
Preamble: It's difficult to remember the last time that the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees seemed less, well, rival-y than it does heading into this year's MLB All-Star Break.
Wimbledon may not, for now at least, have its long-lost British men's singles champion.
An irresistible Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory over a valiant Andy Murray on Sunday, dashing the world No4's hopes of becoming the first Briton to win the men's singles title in 76 years. The Swiss extended his record grand slam tally to 17 with a performance full of class and the win will send him back to the top of the world rankings for the first time since 2010.
Fourth set: all over 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6. Federer wins the Championship for the seventh time.
When Jonny Marray asked his Danish doubles partner, Freddie Nielsen, if he fancied teaming up for just their fourth tournament on the final day for wild card applications, he cannot have imagined it ending here with a cup above his head.
Andy Murray admitted the subconscious effect of the "pressure and stress" that weighs on him at Wimbledon every year had left him "very emotional" as he became the first British man to reach the singles final for 74 years.
Heptathlon The hugely talented athlete arrived in Beijing confident that she was in podium shape despite suffering a frustrating quadriceps injury in June.
Inside Nick Kyrgios’s pink headphones, there are probably a thousand loud sounds that drown out the roar of disapproval that visits him almost daily, however many times he says he’s sorry for, well, being Nick.