A new Grand Slam champion was crowned last night in the shape of Andy Murray. Its taken him 5 attempts and 5 sets to do it, but I'm genuinely pleased for him that finally he's achieved it. And I welcomed the canny reminder of how loathsome some of the Prince of Darkness's behaviour is, and I revel in the fact that he's never managed to retain a Slam title, only a 500 series in Dubai and favoured fortune in Miami. Irksome creature.
I'm sure Rafa has sent a private message of congratulations to his friend, Andy, whilst a public one appeared on his Facebook today ...
"Congrats to Andy to achieve his first Grand Slam. He and Nole has been played a great US Open final, both deserved to win."
At first I felt the hand of Benito behind that statement ... but then when you read the grammar, maybe not. ;)
So congratulations once again to Andy Murray, to Judy and Kim, and of course ... his little wooffers Maggie and Rusty, who I'm sure were absolutely delighted.