Serbia's Novak Djokovic lifts shakes hands with Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, after winning the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic lifts shakes hands with Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, after winning the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Ben Curtis

Wimbledon finale serves up inspirational displays

FOR those of us who stayed up until 4.30am Monday morning to watch the men's singles final at Wimbledon we were given an absolute feast of the most wonderful tennis.

It was an amazing match with the calibre of both players displayed brilliantly.

One can only be in awe of such incredible shot making as the ball raced relentlessly to and fro across the court.

There was every conceivable kind of shot from both Federer and Djokovic, and their temperaments were a joy to see.

It was the way tennis should be played, but sadly in some cases today it is not.

For any young people wishing to aspire to the levels displayed by these two, the final was an education of the highest quality and level.

There were no tantrums, smashing racquets or verbal abuse.

It was simply brilliant tennis by two of the best, and a pleasure to watch.

The lesson to be learned here is to show respect, humility and be gracious in defeat.

And for anyone wishing to reach the level of these two players, just take a leaf out of their book and try being genuinely nice.

It costs nothing but gives so much.

JAN HOPKINS

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