This is all about one question but I had to create some context for that sentence to make it sound as natural as possible. Is that sentence with past perfect correct?
Telling a story about my best Wimbledon. .... After the victory in the third-round match I was so excited. I went to sleep at about three o'clock in the morning. It is usual that you can not fall asleep that quickly when you are full of emotions. That night I wasn't the exception. I could not fall asleep and therefore I opened my favourite book to read - The Alchymist. It was an amazing feeling to know that every win would bring something extra special, something unexpected. To be honest I didn´t expect myself to get that far. That Wimbledon had (already) been the best tournament in my short career. Nothing could change that feeling.
I have got two different answers to this and therefore I decided to create this thread to make sure which of them is the one I should believe.
I have also been told that the past perfect here is possible however it may sound as if a children were speaking rather than an adult person - because it is unusual to consider things to be the best immediately after the start of the tournament or so - third round is still closer to the start I would say.
Looking forward to your answers.