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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #840 on: January 27, 2013, 03:43:41 AM »
Long rally/error

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #841 on: January 27, 2013, 03:44:41 AM »
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Play it out!!!!!!!!

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #842 on: January 27, 2013, 03:55:19 AM »
I don't see how getting so thoroughly dominated over the final 9 points of a set is an injustice.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #843 on: January 27, 2013, 04:22:49 AM »
This set is huge,no breaks yet in this match.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #844 on: January 27, 2013, 04:30:12 AM »
Hi sid,

Murray is playing very well  :) .

His serve so much improved this year.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #845 on: January 27, 2013, 04:45:48 AM »
Murray is really tough, such a difference mentally in his game.
 
 

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #846 on: January 27, 2013, 05:00:58 AM »
Some foot problems for Murray, should be OK.
 
Murray looked like he might be ahead, but tied up in sets 1-1.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #847 on: January 27, 2013, 05:32:29 AM »
Where is everybody here?  :confused1:
 
Later folks!
 
 

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #848 on: January 27, 2013, 05:41:55 AM »
I'm here.  But there wasn't much conversation.
I thought that the long rally at the beginning of the last game but one was pivotal to the match. We'll see.
Djokovic got the third 6-3. Spared a tie-break.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #849 on: January 27, 2013, 06:04:36 AM »
Hi Swish i'm a'm about,just been watching the tennis & i think Murray's had it in this one.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #850 on: January 27, 2013, 06:12:21 AM »
I'm here.  But there wasn't much conversation.
I thought that the long rally at the beginning of the last game but one was pivotal to the match. We'll see.
Djokovic got the third 6-3. Spared a tie-break.
'Fraid so, sid.
I still feel that the big turnaround began at the above.

(or was it the feather in the second set tie-break  ..-) )

Anyway, congratulations Novak.

Told you, Alex, that today would be a good one  :) .
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #851 on: January 27, 2013, 06:22:52 AM »
Congrats Alex & all Nole's fans.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #852 on: January 27, 2013, 06:26:08 AM »
Yes Nole was the better player today!

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #853 on: January 27, 2013, 07:11:07 AM »
Congrats to Nole!
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #854 on: January 27, 2013, 07:19:51 AM »
To good Novak is on this court. Truly a legend  :)

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #855 on: January 27, 2013, 09:24:35 AM »
Well, firstly, congratulations are due to Djokovic & his fans for winning the title here, and the achievement of  the record of a 3rd consecutive AO title, unmatched in recent history.  Another excellent start to the season by him.

Commiserations to Murray & his fans for this loss. Iím sorry Murray was unable to make it better contested match.

My initial thoughts are that, in the end, this finals match was somewhat akin to a damp squib.  No glorious battle, no breathtaking tennis, no real contest.  What a disappointing end to a disappointing tournament, in which the young hopefuls made little impact, other than Tomic, perhaps, and in which the efforts of the non Ė top 3 players were of little significance.  The exceptions were Wawrinka against Djokovic, and to a lesser extent,  Tsonga against Federer.

Djokovic looked the favourite coming into the tournament & with his draw, that expectation was sealed. His performance to get past Wawrinka, Berdych & Ferrer underlined both his conviction & superb level of play. He was going to be hard to beat.

Murray had no contest until the SF & even then, playing his best game, needed 5 sets against a tired Federer who had to go to 5 sets to get past Tsonga, and whose best game was only seen against Raonic.   

Even then, Federer made more of a match of it then Murray could muster up against Djokovic.  I hope the British tennis media & commentators will admit, given their penchant for hyperbole in Murrays favour, that the result of the finals match confirms how hard it was for Federer against Murray after the previous 5 set match. And that the SF win meant little more than that.  However, I wonít hold my breath in this regard.

Djokovic got a depleted Murray in the final.  Whilst he played superbly in the last 2 sets, he could do so as Murray had little left in his tank to bother him. It is a sobering thought that the champions only real test was in the 4th round match against Wawrinka. Would Djokovic have won, especially this easily, if he had the Wawrinka match in the SF?

So whilst the result is the result, and one accepts it as such, I hope a realistic take of the context will arise in the aftermath. The buffoons commenting in the British coverage consider the coming year to be one between Djokovic & Murray.   Iím not sure why, after this match.  What exactly did Murray bring to the table? From where Iím sitting, Djokovic has no contest. Letís see what Nadal shows upon his return. 

There is everything to play for, for the top players.  No one need lose heart, but no one should swagger about, assuming anything.  Other than perhaps Djokovic, each has a lot to prove.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #856 on: January 27, 2013, 10:40:44 AM »
Where is everybody here?  :confused1:
 
Later folks!

1:20 first set broke my will to live. Predictably, in the end, Murray can say the same about Nole's tennis. 6-3, 6-2...wow.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #857 on: January 27, 2013, 10:48:37 AM »

My initial thoughts are that, in the end, this finals match was somewhat akin to a damp squib.  No glorious battle, no breathtaking tennis, no real contest.  What a disappointing end to a disappointing tournament, in which the young hopefuls made little impact, other than Tomic, perhaps, and in which the efforts of the non Ė top 3 players were of little significance.  The exceptions were Wawrinka against Djokovic, and to a lesser extent,  Tsonga against Federer.

So whilst the result is the result, and one accepts it as such, I hope a realistic take of the context will arise in the aftermath. The buffoons commenting in the British coverage consider the coming year to be one between Djokovic & Murray.   Iím not sure why, after this match.  What exactly did Murray bring to the table? From where Iím sitting, Djokovic has no contest. Letís see what Nadal shows upon his return. 


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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #858 on: January 27, 2013, 10:56:56 AM »
Honestly, I can't stand these two when they play one another. Against other opponents, they're fine, but my tolerance for them wanes after an hour of nothing happening that I didn't see the last 3 or 4 times they've met.

Andy caught a lucky break in NYC with a wind-aided victory. Glad he got that one in his pocket to shut up his critics.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #859 on: January 27, 2013, 11:01:04 AM »
Too good from No1e Wizard Of Oz Djokovic.
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