Has Roger Federer - probably the finest tennis player of all time, definitely the most decorated - finally seen the sun set on his career? The signs were certainly hard to escape in the twilight of the Louis Armstrong Stadium this week, where the Swiss master crashed out 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 to the 19th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo.
It felt before the match as though another defeat in a major final would be too much for Murray to take; as if this was a vital point his career. The pressure of becoming the first man to lose his first five Grand Slam finals could have been too much to recover from. Now, the tennis world expects further majors from a man who no longer feels inferior to anyone.