More than anything, I wish it hadn't had to end on a break of serve. Somehow, it would have been easier to swallow had he been able to hold and make Djokovic serve for it.
That being said, I am nothing if not irritatingly optimistic. So here are my silver linings:
1. I don't have to watch him lose to Nadal. Again.
2. Less points to have to defend next year (call me a negative Nelly, but all those finals make me fret in advance for when next year comes around).
3. Overall, it was a better result than I had anticipated.
4. He is a wonderful little fighter with perfect hair.
OK, #4 isn't so much of a silver lining as an actual, straight-up, honest-to-God fact, but still.
It could have been so much worse. Onward and upward, mi ninja turtle. [And apparently Rafa in the quarters in Rome