I took a somewhat different view of him couple of years back.
And I surely missed this epic last Sunday as I was not in town. I would have been glued to the television for all of 5 hours for sure.
But this classic battle only proves that Federer is human after all. This also reinforces the fact that the other greats before him, Bjorg,McEnroe, Sampras all had their peaks and troughs. In case of Federer that peak lasted 5 years at Wimbledon. And that would be a tough ask to top for anyone in future.
I am sure a sense of deja vu would have prevailed over those commentators watching this game. Because 28 years back, two giants clashed in a similar fashion. Only thing, that time, the defender prevailed.