A rare match in which I didn't mind which player won, as both can be respected.
Kubot is a bit of a strange player, but I like how he has got the very best out of his career. A few years ago, I would have doubted that he could perform as well as he has done in Slams, and also make the top 50. Credit to him.
Becker has also maximised his potential, and it is nice that he can earn a massive 180pts from his run this week. It now guarantees him a top 200 finish on the season, at worst, so it provides him with security when the protected ranking runs out. It'll be nice to see him in the main draws again for the grass court season, American summer hard court season and European indoors.