Murray vs Djokovic: Wimbledon Finals

Have you ever felt that here’s one guy who can just not be beaten? That was Murray on the ninth game of the third set of the final.

Djokovic played very, very well. And couldn’t get a blessed point. On his serve!

Just when Federer’s about to be gone for good, we have Murray, and a proper Top 3 again. All hail the Top 3.

And all hail Fred Perry. 77 years! Well done.

Here’s a read — Guardian.

And by the by — you cannot ever have a classic with two players who are as similar as Murray and Djokovic. Feel free to disagree, though, with examples. Becker/Edberg does not count.


On Serena Williams

Why isn’t she as universally liked as say Pete Sampras, the one other all-time great her game resembles the most? A lot of finesse, but she very often can steamroll her opponents in a manner that might seem like she is overpowering them.

I think whichever reason it is, it is unfair. She is, and should always be remembered as a bona-fide legend. Her sister not quite so much though. It must be a little disheartening being Venus Williams, really.

On Andy Murray and the pomegranate

Here’s an excerpt (and here’s the full article). Hilarious, and surprisingly, informative.

To call Andy English would be like calling Andy Roddick Canadian. Or calling Justine Henin French. Or Tommy Haas Austrian. To the outsider, it may seem like an easy mistake to make, but to the individuals and countries involved, it is both annoying and, quite frankly, rude.

Andy Murray (Observation 2)

How good is he, really?

Haven’t seen him enough on court, so cannot put in a detailed, educated analysis here.

But he certainly has the smarts on court, and that’s what keeps him above his non-Nadal, non-Novak peers. Richard Gasquet, say. Or Jo Wilfried Tsonga, who is very similar to Marat Safin, in a way that on his day, he can swat any opposition like a truant fly off the court.

So, Murray (observation 2) says that he will win a Grand Slam or two… and might not become an all time great.

Andrew Murray and the expectations of a nation…

Do always remember that the worst, most pessimistic media of them all is the British media…. they screwed up Tim Henman’s head so much that he could never become the player he should have been.

Andy Murray is a bit different. He is a Scot for starters, and has already courted a bit of media flak for speaking his mind when he was a wee teenager. The Scottish and the Welsh are not the best fans of the English, so when Murray, then a teenager was asked who he would support in the World Cup football, he mentioned ‘Anyone except England’.  And as you could expect, all hell broke loose (click here) (click here).

Well, back to business, Murray seems tougher, and more talented. Infact, very talented. And gritty. While he might not have the sublime shotmaking ability of Richard Gasquet or the awe-inspiring power of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Murray has a good combination of both, as well as a very Nadal-esque, very Novak-esque amount of fight in him. Oh yeah, plus he is no wilting flower, and is known for his brash press conferences (he was even referred to as ‘petulant’) … may I say, he has a bit of Kevin Pietersen about him.

And a bit of trivia here. Did you know that Murray (as well as his older brother Jamie Murray, a grand-slam winning doubles player) were kids studying in the same school in which the Dunblane massacre took place in 1996. This was one of the first few infamous school shooting incidents (click here)….

Trivia 2. They used to call the Wimbledon following of Henman, Henmania; so what do they call the Murray phenomenon? Andymonium, of course!

Well, he has reached the semis of the US open… and will be playing Nadal.

I, as normal, will support Nadal. But here’s wishing Murray a good tournament and a great career.