Novak Djokovic steamrollered his way to victory in yesterday’s Wimbledon men’s final.
His opponent, the much fancied Rafael Nadal, did not have a response to the relentless barrage that he endured from the young Serb, who we are told had at the age of twelve been sent away from home to realise his potential as a tennis player.
His performance was applauded by no less a person than the president of Serbia, which gives you an idea of how important winning Wimbledon was to this tiny Balkan state, which has been craving for acceptance amongst its fellow Christian European nations.
As pictures of Djokovic clasping the much prized trophy were appearing all over national newspapers in this country, and no doubt abroad, another man from Serbia was making his presence felt at the war crimes tribunal at the Hague.
Ratko Mladic was being thrown out of court for his behaviour.
He is accused of the massacre at Srebrenica, the worst atrocity in Europe since the Second World War.
Some 8, 000 men and boys are said to have been killed by forces commanded by the Serb warlord.
If Serbia is indeed to join Europe, and just as importantly gain the acceptance she so craves, then she needs to own up what was going on at that time, why her people had turned so violently on her neighbours, with whom the only difference was religion and what she is doing to ensure that it never happens again.