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Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns the ball to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during the men’s singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Sunday.

Wow! What a finish to Wimbledon. I was pacing back and forth while watching that fifth and final set between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

I love both players, but I ultimately picked Federer to win it all. Additionally, when I was growing up playing tennis, Federer was my idol. Federer is still my tennis idol today. At 37 years old, Federer has shown that his age will not affect his dominance even when he loses.

Keenan Betz: 409-683-5237; keenan.betz@galvnews.com

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Paula Flinn

I picked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams to win. I remember reading a story about Djokovic in Serbia trying to survive the US bombing of Bosnia. He has faced adversity during his life and has strategies and reserves he uses on the tennis court. Serena needed to play well, very early in the first set, to beat someone like Simona Halep. Here was a player who was very fit and very hungry to win a Grand Slam against a reputed opponent. It looked like Serena did not “wake up” until 1/2 way through the 2nd set. Simona Halep just made Serena hit another shot on almost every point. She had the legs and the accuracy to run down enough of Serena’s shots and return them in the corners of the court to win those points. Ms. Halep just went out and won it.

Paula Flinn

I originally picked Pliskova to win Wimbledon. She was playing very well on grass in earlier tournaments.

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