Good win for Gilles in the end. ERV is a tricky player, especially on grass. I saw some of the match yesterday and ERV was frustrating Gilles with some net rushes, slices and counter-punching, but as soon as Gilles found a rhythm he was the better player.
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.