A famous and cocky Gladiator once said ":What we do in life echoes in eternity" and the way Russell Crowe said it on that horse undoubtedly got me pumped and motivated, for what I ask? Ok, thats another story and right now Eternity is loud and clear, Roger Federer is almost done writing the history books as the greatest player to ever grace a tennis court...it is oh so close and we know he is almost there or is it 'their', shit I dont know anymore!
What i do know is that this was for me the most satisfying of his Grand Slams for many reasons the least being that 'his time was over' and the Fed Express was coming to an abrupt end...a defiance and statement to the naysayers...who the hell writes this shit anyway??? Lets forget about a Slam semi's in Australia, finals in the French and Wimbledon and the continuing pressure of being number 1 in the world-and mono-it was a successful year...right? But to hand the whipping to Djokovic and Murray in consecutive matches made up for the whole year in my opinion and restored the balance of power- Djokovic was the heir apparent, on the hard courts at least and in his own mind, and was supposed to dump Federer, but for the Fed to win in such convincing fashion begs the question "is he better than last year?? I expected a dismantling of Murray but Roger showed me that even the greatest can eventually change their games and tactics to keep the dominance running - he whipped Djokovic with a better gameplan then i have seen in ages...this was satisfying, very satisfying. Murray, well thanks for coming but this wasnt about the youngster, Britian, the world rankings or even a changing of the guard, this was about Destiny and that loud echo in Eternity. This was about Roger Federer, the ultimate Gladiator, the ultimate leader and the assurance that history will at least be exciting for a time longer in the world of tennis!