At Wimbledon yesterday four things happened. Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title and he won his 17th Grand Slam title. Whilst Andy Murray was the first Brit to play in a final since 1938 and the first Scot in over 100 years (in unity there is strength).

(But things are a bit different nowadays. When Bunny Austin, became the last British runner-up in 1938 he was given the princely sum of a fiver. Yesterday, Mr Murray won £575,000.  Even Fred Perry, who won Wimbledon in 1936 only got a tenner, a tie, and a nice line in polo shirts.  Surely inflation hasn’t been that bad!)