Nick’s Picks- Men’s Final
Novak Djokovic Vs. Andy Murray
So many tennis fans throughout the entire world have called me, including my friends at BBC, about THE match at the Australian Open. Before giving you a complete breakdown of how I see this match, it is only fair to give you my input on the match that got Murray to the final, his win over Roger Federer.
Yes, I was up at 3:30 am and had my eyes glued to the TV. My famuily was sleeping so I had to position myself very close to the TV because I had to keep the volume very low.
There were a few very important factors that I will make you all aware of as to why Murray had the edge. The scores of the match were 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. Make note to the fact that Federer won both tie-breakers.
Why so? In a tie-breaker, so few points are involved and a let cord, missed overhead, etc. can impact the outcome. When you are serving, in a competitive match, your games quite often are not determined by just one point. Keep in mind that Murray is 6 years younger than Federer. No matter what anyone says, being 31- almost 32 takes alot of sap out of the tree.
Federer will always be labeled one of, if not the bet player in the history of the sport My hats off to his outstanding coach, Paul Annacone.
This match will be totally different from the Federer-Murray match. Novak’s two handed backhand will not breakdown. Andy controlled the court vs Federer. This will not be that easy against Novak.
Nick’s Pick- Andy mmoves so well, and a tiger would back away after seeing his leg muscles. I am aware that Lendl has brought so much to his students, but lets keep in mind that his entire body and mind will be tested. Novak will do whatever it takes to prove that he is the #1 player in the world. Ranking goes to Djokovic but that must be thrown out the window. I dont think this will be a 1-2-3 match.