Such a nailbiting game today. Roger Federer did not look to be in his best shape throughout the Australian Open, and the lack of his usual fine control over those baseline shots and returns finally did him in. Kudos to him for fighting, not giving in and pushing it to a fifth set. He did not have his legs the entire game, looked utterly drained in the fifth, and that surge of energy he had in the fourth set vanished. So disappointing to see him fade away in the final set. He’s still my favourite player though, the embodiment of grace and control on and off the court.
Credit of course goes to Murray for those aggressive returns, he’s playing really well this year and just hitting with confidence. That being said, I still don’t like the guy much. Nothing personal, just no preference.
So, who’s taking the damn finals? It could go either way but I’d say Djokovic has the edge in experience – the bugger will just grind and outlast whoever he’s playing until the errors start coming, such a tough mofo.