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  1. Aaron
    Aaron July 7, 2013 at 8:35 am |

    I think Djoko’s dtl will work better vs Murray than vs Del Potro. It’s a very sensitive shot and I think Del Potro deserves the credit for not making it easy. The big moments will be key I think-like the tiebreakers and both players-esp Djokovic will be more suceptible in the late match to being broken. Early tiebreakers should favor Djokovic cuz he’ll be the agressor in control and still very fresh. Mainly due to lapses in concentration-Djokovic always gives an opportunity in the late match but just as soon as it appears it also disappears and Djoko seems to be back to his normal self. Murray will have to grab those moments.

  2. Tennisfan
    Tennisfan July 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm |

    One of the worst slam finals at Wimbledon any men’s tennis fan has had to endure. Don’t want to see tennis after Rafa and Roger.

    1. Backstop
      Backstop July 8, 2013 at 3:20 am |

      That is your loss then Tennisfan 🙂
      Rafa and Fed had their stinkers too…don’t judge it on this one match.

  3. skip1515
    skip1515 July 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm |

    I guess your standards are higher than mine, Juan José, because while I’d never argue that the men’s final was a great match, I found it well short of horrific.

    Yes, it had more errors than it should have, and yes, there was a shortage of sustained fabulous shotmaking (by both players). But I think it a mistake to not give Murray credit for taking Djokovic out of his game. In that regard he reminded me of Agassi (!), who exhibited outrageous discipline in continually refusing to move in behind short balls, preferring to pound yet one more ball into the open corner (over and over and over again). Certainly Murray didn’t do that, but he did frequently resist the temptation to go toe-to-toe with Nole, and for that I think he deserves an adjective more complimentary than “horrific”.

    It takes two to make a match (of any sort), of course, and in this I was surprised by Djokovic’s play just as you were. How he allowed Murray to have an average 2nd serve speed of 80 mph is hard to fathom. He cracked a few returns and, while he blew a few he took on the rise I was shocked that it never became a theme of his return games. Hindsight is 20/20, or easier said than done? I can’t say, but it was surprising to see.

    In the end it might just be that Murray was, surprise!, the one who handled the history of the situation better than Djokovic.

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