Thanks to savesthedizzle for the tough match and congrats to you and bibberz on the doubles title - great stuff, glad you got some consolation after such a great run through both draws
Congrats to Tzar and Allez-Alejo on the final run too...
Huge thanks to boarder35m and marto for their brilliant management - these slams are epic things to manage and they've both had to work very hard, with rain delays and whatnot causing their chaos. All the tournament managers deserve thanks and respect but especially the big ones, which are 4 weeks of hard work. Thank you both
Can't quite believe this run has taken me all the way to the title, after only narrowly escaping R1 and 5 of my 7 matches being decided by SRs. I just feel that I've done some sound picking, but I've been extremely lucky with a number of results going exactly my way at the right times - the Djokovic-Federer pick especially, Roddick beating Ferrer to turn my QF around, Isner taking a set off Murray...so many points where it could easily have gone another way.
Looking forward now to playing the ATP tour for a while and seeing if I get a bunch of points ready for the US Open 2012 when I'll probably get hammered first round
Thanks everyone - now I have to go do picks for Istanbul CH