As to be expected, the British papers were full of stories of the Wimbledon final between one of their own and Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer.
After Scot Andy Murray lost to Federer, the papers gushed with praises for their countrymen. Almost all the national dailies played him on Page 1 with some great photos and even better headlines.
I love the one by the Daily Mail and The Independent.
The Mail, a paper with a huge female readership, had this: “Don’t cry girls, he did us proud”. It was accompanied by pictures of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Murray’s girlfriend, Kim Sears, and Murray in between them. All were in tears.
The Independent did it more cleverly with a headline: “Andy, we know how you feel”. And that picture is fantastic! Very well-cropped.
Its sports section had 11 pages on Wimbledon and some great columns with writing and photos that put you in the centre court. This is real journalism. Real reporting. Real opinions. Real commentary. Only the Brits could do such a marvellous job.