I just don't agree with the majority of journos , pundits, anti-murrays and the like. Its like they watched a different match to me. There was nothing seperating Andy and Novak for the majority of time spent on court. Everything changed after that medical time out from murray. Murray was then severly restricted in his ability to take off and stop. Novak knew he was struggling with the blisters and made Murray run to the corners much more than he had been doing and was able to do. Andy was clearly restricted in movement and his game suffered.His effectiveness dropped a level or 2 ....or 3 by the 4th set.
Sure Djoko played a fine game ..of course he did...but upped his level of play to standard Murray couldnt perform at??...boll**ks! Djoko just played like most would when they face an injured or physically struggling opponent. He played the ball into the corners and played a short ball to the net...didnt have to be great shots...just placed at those spots.
As for the Heckler....if you are reading this...and there is a chance you are considering some of the posts ive read.....you are a prize dick...and why you weren't ejected from the stadium is beyond me.
Murray is just as good as DJoko if not slightly the better player....thats my opinion ...and thats that http://www.scotsman.com/sport/tennis/novak-djokovic-beats-andy-murray-in-australian-open-final-1-2761924
Glad you posted this ABF, as I came on here this morning to say exactly that! I thought I may be the only one. I believe Andy would have beaten Djoko if not for the blisters! I also believe that Andy and his team knew that he didn't really stand a chance with his foot in that condition. Remember the look that Andy gave at his box when the trainer was tending him? That's the moment I thought....."This match is over!" He would have already been in discomfort before he walked out on court and it could only get worse, but he's not the kind of guy to let the people down! He's also not the kind of guy to admit that he may have lost because of the blisters and thereby cheapen Djoko's victory! You can strap up a dodgy ankle and give it support, but that doesn't work for blisters! All a dressing can do for them, is stop them sticking to your sock! It's like walking on raw burns! Sure Djoko played well, but when Andy got him rattled in the second set, he had the same look on his face that he had at the USO final when he realised that Andy could beat him. He must have felt such relief when he saw the state of Andy's foot on the big screen. Of course he took advantage of it which is fair enough. It's what Andy would have done! Andy didn't appear to me to be too disappointed at the end of the match......In fact, I thought he looked and sounded positively upbeat at the presentation. He must have been glad it was over, and also knowing he'll have other chances! The big positive that I've taken from this match and the semi, is that I now know that Andy is scared of no one! I think this year will be awesome and I for one will be watching every match he plays in if I can! I've read all the comments, so I know that not everyone will agree, but that's ok........it's just my opinion!