Unlucky Dallas & all of Roger's fan,but it's nice Murray beat Roger @ a Slam.Over the moon @ the moment.Sid,
Your man plays his 3rd consecutive GS final!
Murray needed to be tested and he was. He passed with flying colours! Building his confidence & belief will be key to ensure he can attain his goals this year, and this win over Federer in a slam will no doubt add to that confidence!
I was amazed to see his improved serve & the rest of his game looked better too. It was a long and demanding match, so I hope he'll be rested for the final. He will need to play well consistently against Djokovic, if he wants to win.
Sorry to all Federer fans & supporters. Despite what my head said, my heart wanted him to win, as always. I'm disappointed for Federer. But he fought when his game was not at its best & it was an excellent effort by him to take it to a fifth set. The draw he had & the 5 setter with Tsonga no doubt took its toll, as did the fact that his first serve went a.w.o.l for the bulk of the match. But he seemed to lack focus, losing the 4-1 advantage in the 4th set. The reality is that he was playing "catch up" for the most part & the result reflects a win for the better player on the day. Murray simply outplayed him when it mattered.
With all he has achieved, to still be able to play at this level, is another achievement in itself, and I hope he won't be too disappointed at going out here.
Next, the final. Will Djokovic be concerned that he has to face such a confident Murray? As a well seasoned professional, I'd expect him to take nothing for granted, including his own superb game against Ferrer. He'll remember the close SF match with Murray here last year, the Olympics loss & the USO loss. As such, he'll no doubt be prepared for the long haul. And increasingly, Djokovic's calm attitude in the face of a struggle, is an added string to his bow. He'll be ready.
Murray will have to serve as well as he did in the SF, and to finish off the points as early as possible.
His return of serve should be on song. I hope he isn't tired, as this is likely to be another long match if they both play well.
I see Murray as the underdog in this final - I can't see him winning it. If Djokovic is playing less well than in his previous match, it will be a battle, but I see Djokovic getting through. I hope it a good match. Good luck to both players & their fans!