Cricket buffs know the old stories about Don Bradman’s failures and dismissals making more news than his centuries and double centuries did – newspaper headlines in England that went “HE’S OUT!” in size 60 font, and so on.
In contemporary sport, this is the equivalent. "He Loses!" would have sufficed.
Federer was just six wins away from breaking the Open-era record of 46 consecutive victories. Oh well, guess he’ll just have to start over and maybe get there later this year!
(Don’t miss the photo on this page. How often does one get to see ol’ Roger being given a consolation pat after a match? These are the images that must be treasured as reminders of the strange times we lived in.)