An era came to an end at Wimbledon earlier today. Most of you were probably resting your eyes for tomorrow’s clash between Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki – if you don’t get what we’re going on about just go to Google image search. Lets just say the BBC’s 3D capabilities will be put to good use. It was the men’s turn today though and for the first time in years the semi finals will have no Swiss presence. We’re not talking about the chocolate or watches either.
Roger Federer was dispatched by the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a five setter that will live long in the memory of the six-time Wimbledon champion. The manner of the defeat is what will live on though. Going two sets up on the grass of Wimbledon was a given for Roger in the past. The mere suggestion of a comeback from that far down would have been laughed off.
Tsonga though showed why he’s one of the best on the tour and his stature helped to demolish anything the Swiss had left in the tank.
The loss also meant that Oxfam will have to wait for the money pledged to them by a deceased punter after he placed a bet with William Hills. “It was a very charitable gesture by Mr Newlife to leave this bequest to Oxfam in his will – and the good news for the charity is that the bet is still valid until 2019, and as Federer is not yet 30 he could still land that elusive seventh triumph,”said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
All that means is that Rafael Nadal’s march to another title in SW19 is a lot clearer than before. That’s of course unless he gets injured and we are presented with the chance to get really fricking excited at the prospect of Andy Murray reaching the final. Just for the record I never said he’d win it.
Saying all that, if you want to see a real comeback, watch the video below…