No doubt about it

As expected, Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon men's singles championship for the sixth time, and the third year in a row, yesterday. He has now won 20 major singles titles, in a three-way tie for the most by any man ever. He will be the heavy favorite to take no. 21 at the U.S. Open in New York in early September. If he wins that one, he will be the first guy to win all four Grand Slam events in a calendar year since Rod Laver did it in 1969.

The final match in London should have been over in three sets, but Djokovic let Mario Berrettini steal the first set from him in a tiebreaker. Then the Djoker was cool as a cucumber as he won the next three.

In interviews, he seems like an intelligent, thoughtful, and diplomatic man. He is also kind. Here he is taking a detour during his victory lap to make a young fan's day. A nice way to end a nice Wimbledon.

As much fun as was had, I think packing all those fans into the stands again, not to mention at the soccer finals last night, was pretty daring on the part of England. Let's hope there isn't a big spike in infections as a result of all that togetherness. Chalk it up to Covid PTSD, but for me watching it all on the tube, there was a slight uneasy edge to it.