After yesterday’s thrilling match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Christine Brennan writes about how nice it is to see a sport where its current stars pay tribute to those who came before them (Venus Williams saying she wouldn’t be where she is if it weren’t for Billie Jean King) and how those stars from the past actually show up to honor the new breed (Bjorn Borg congratulating Federer on tying his record of five consecutive Wimbledon championships).
One other Wimbledon note to NBC: please bring back Dick Enberg. He’s the greatest multi-sport play-by-play announcer ever, and continues to do top-notch work on the ESPN telecasts. So, why aren’t you using him, too? If John McEnroe can do both, so can Enberg — and the two of them together are a great team. Ted Robinson isn’t bad, but Enberg is the best, and the telecasts aren’t as good without him.