Dutch News about the final; Not fair to play the semi's on two different days...
And; don't talk about unforced errors anymore...they are forced....
thanks to google translate; http://www.nusport.nl/tennis/3014378/mesker-het-was-niet-eerlijk.html
Mesker: "It was not fair '
Marcella Mesker does for the NOS report of the Australian Open on radio and television. And they answered the questions of daily NUsport.
© ANPNovak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3 and 6-2. It was thus not the spectacular titanic struggle that last year it was between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
"No, but that was such an extreme fight, a classic that is hard to match. But the first two sets, it was a war of attrition. Djokovic came in that sets a bit scared to me. He used the first set also Five breakpoints do not. "
"In the second set was really a fight, a physical fight, which actually out of the blue Djokovic won the tiebreak. And from that moment Djokovic really only himself, so he got the upper hand."
Murray seemed physically to sit through. He had to be treated at the blisters on his feet.
"Djokovic obviously had that extra day of rest, where Murray Friday a five-setter against Roger Federer. This is fatal to the Briton. His feet were broken, he suffered his buttocks and his hamstring. That semifinal is physically so heavy been for him, mentally. I found him in the beginning of the finale already tired. "
"And that's not fair. The semi-finals on the same day must be played to no benefit for the finals. The Australian Open is known as the Grand Slam tournament that does everything for the tennis players, the Happy Slam, but this should really change. "
What is your tournament even more noticed in a negative way?
"The fireworks on Australian Day. They must before or after a party do not during. Last year the semi-finals of Federer and Nadal through interrupted, now it was the woman final between Na Li and Victoria Azarenka. The Chinese became really through out her concentration. "
"And, but I find some time, we must abandon the term unforced error. I read during the men's final on Twitter that the level bit disappointing, because too many unforced errors were made. But in the modern physical tennis you do not speak of it, they are forced errors, which should be the term. "
"It's become so difficult to make a point without the opponent the ball just went with his racket touches. So high is the level. You saw that in the first two sets of men's finals also. Djokovic and Murray are not shot makers like Federer. But it was a huge physical and mental battle, often after long rallies points were made. They forced the other to an error. A forced error so. "
Saturday told you that 2013 will be the year of Murray and Djokovic. Why?
"This is the second Grand Slam final in a row between them. Slowly, the bigger rivalry. What was formerly Federer v Nadal, Djokovic is against Murray."
"Murray and Djokovic are only 25 in age but they care a week. They can even seven years, where Federer still getting older. He will play fewer tournaments, more to his body thinking."
"And Nadal will soon be back on gravel probably are. But the question is whether it sits, on all surfaces, level comes after his knee injury."
See you behind Djokovic and Murray have someone in the near future they may come?
"Not really. Actually, the level difference between the Big Four and the rest only increase. They push each level. They train incredibly hard, all anyone can do that. But Murray, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have such good teams, with coaches, physiotherapists and people who watch their diet. "
"That's much more professional than the rest. And they can also afford because they earn much more than the rest. In this regard, we see so few surprises for the men in the coming year."
In the women do?
"Yes, I think it's a very fun and exciting year for women. We saw this tournament a new name in the semifinals, Sloane Stephens. Positive as teenager showed up."
"There was a bit of a strange tournament for women. Serena Williams actually had to win, but was injured. Then there were the tripping of Na Li in the final. And there was the medical timeout Azarenka in the semi- finals. That was the low point of the Australian Open. "