In photos: Andy Murray loses, great Switzerland wins the war and Federer brands his hair
HARD cheese for Andy Murray at Wimbledon. Roger Federer won the day. At his moment of triumph, Roger remembered to put on his branded watch, pull on his branded jumper and put a hand through his branded hair.
As Federer got his kit on, Murray was forced to speak to the world, a remarkably cruel event dictated by the BBC’s commentators who had spent the past few hours giving us literal descriptions of what we’d just seen, an experience akin to coking an ear at the tennis club urinal; although the one glorious moment of insight was delivered by Boris Becker – the former champion eyed John McEnroe in a rival commentary booth and told us: “Nice light blue tie – one of the greatest.”
(Press the red button and listen to commentators talking about other commentators. Swiss commentators say Federer’s victory proves that great Switzerland is tops and that’s why they won the war?)
Lastly, keen-eyed tennis fans will have noticed that when Serena Williams won the women’s singles final, the BBC illustrated her match point with a small icon of the United States flag. This was to make it only fair to feature the Union Flag when Murray was scheduled to win it for Team GB. Only he didn’t win. And no Swiss flag popped up for Federer. Had it have done, we’d have had expected to have seen it festooned with the “RF” logo. He doesn’t just win, does Federer – he wins in an off-the-peg style…