The strange aspect of the Scottish Open always relates to the potential for more than one player to emerge a winner. So it proved again at Castle Stuart on Sunday; Alex Noren took the main prize as there was cause for celebration, too, for Tyrrell Hatton, Nicolas Colsaerts, Matteo Manassero and Richie Ramsay. That quartet claimed the final automatic qualifying berths for this week’s Open Championship.
The defender is one of three new faces at Aston Villa this summer.
Milos Raonic said he had no regrets following his defeat by Andy Murray and vowed he was “not going to leave any stone unturned” in his pursuit of a first grand slam title.
Andy Murray has vowed to enjoy winning his second Wimbledon title, claiming that doing so via a straight-sets win against Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday had left him feeling “happier” and “more content” than when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final here three years ago.
Lewis Hamilton revelled in his moment. Arms aloft, blowing kisses to an adoring mass of fans before launching himself into their arms to crowd surf briefly at the conclusion of the British Grand Prix he clearly wanted it here, more than anywhere else, to be communal.
In the end, Cristiano Ronaldo had his hands on the trophy even if it was not the way the ultimate showman had intended. Portugal, the team that finished third in their group, had found a way even on a night when their greatest footballer was taken off on a stretcher. The players of France were on their knees and suddenly it was a sunrise of a smile on Ronaldo’s face, in stark contrast to the devastation that had been seen earlier in the night.
It was on a drab day in Paris in early November last year when Patrick Mouratoglou gave an indication of how rough 2015 had been for Serena Williams as she had chased the calendar year grand slam.