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Why Federer should have won

By William Skidelsky  

There can be no doubt about it: sport does not get any better. Sunday’s battle was the greatest Wimbledon final of all time, the perfect match in every respect except one: the wrong man won. My admittedly biased view (I’m a Federer fan) is that poetic justice, and the narrative arc of the match, would have been better served by Federer, and not Nadal, triumphing in the dying light. Here are five reasons why:

1) Comebacks make for the best sporting stories, and a victory for Federer would have been the most remarkable of comebacks, eclipsing Murray’s against Gasquet in…

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