The newspapers will be rife with talk of seventh heaven for Roger Federer in the morning, but how on earth are they going to make up a rhyme for 285 weeks?
Because when the Swiss maestro sealed his seventh Wimbledon crown with a 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 win over Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final, Federer reclaimed the world No.1 spot from Novak Djokovic and in so doing broke Pete Sampras' record of 286 weeks as at the top of the sport. Yes, Federer is currently on 285, but with a two-week gap until the Olympics the record is his.
It is a truly remarkable achievement, but one that Federer had to fight for. And not just against Andy Murray. A raucous British crowd packed into Centre, onto Henman Hill, in the stands of Court Two and around TV sets across the United Kingdom hoping to see a Brit win the trophy for the first time since 1936.
And when things got underway it looked like they wouldn't be disappointed. Concerns that Murray might have been overwhelmed by nerves on his first Wimbledon final were dispelled with a brilliant break in the opening game of the match. What's more, with Federer faltering (he amassed 38 unforced errors in the match, 16 in the first set) the crowd started to believe. Point after point Murray applied relentless pressure and forced Federer onto the back foot, and even though the six-time champion broke back to level at 2-2 it was still advantage Murray.
At 4-4 another wayward game from Federer gifted Murray the break and he duly served out the set for 6-4. It was the first time Murray had won a set in a Grand Slam final, and the first any British man had won a set in the Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon since 1936.
But a frustrated Roger Federer is a dangerous opponent and he immediately went on the attack. Murray rallied, and was able to hold under intense pressure, but the momentum in the match was slowly shifting. It was gripping tennis. Federer continued to make uncharacteristic errors and Murray was working hard to crack his opponent. Crucially, though, he couldn't. In fact, as the set seemed to be heading for a tiebreak Federer found something extra and broke to take the set 7-5.
Advantage Federer and in more ways than one. It would have been remiss of the British weather not to play a part in the match, and at the start of the third the heavens opened. The decision was made to close the roof and when play resumed it was all about Roger Federer. The touch, the speed and the power of his shots were at times quite breathtaking. Murray fought, he harried and he threw everything he had at his opponent but Federer was simply too good.
The crowd continued to will their man on as he surrendered the third set 6-3, but when Federer broke for 3-2 in the fourth there was a sense of the inevitable about things. Still Murray fought, still he tried, and still the crowd pushed him on, but Federer was marching towards the finish line and there was nothing anyone could do to stop him. Against a wall of noise the new world No. 1 held a straightforward service game to take the fourth set - and the match - 6-4.
Federer had done it. He had reclaimed his spot at the top of the world and cemented his place in the history books. It was emotional stuff. Andy Murray, overwhelmed by disappointment, struggled to speak at the end of the match, and eventually had to give up for tears. Federer, in tears himself following the win, was left to reflect on a quite incredible achievement.
"It feels nice," Federer reflected. "Like it never left me. I've obviously gone through some struggles so this one comes at the right time in my life, as any Grand Slam victory does.
"It's amazing. It equals me with Pete Sampras, who's my hero. It just feels amazing."