Sunday, January 30, 2011

Australian Open: Novak No Joke!

CONGRATULATIONS TO NOVAK DJOKOVIC
2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION

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Mission accomplished for World No. 3 Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic has defeated No. 5 Andy Murray in straight sets (6-4, 6-2, 6-3) in dominant fashion to capture the Australian Open title. For Djokovic this is his second Aussie title (2008 was the other) and second overall Grand Slam title. As for the other majors, the 23-year old Serbian has twice been a runner-up at the U.S. Open (2007, 2010) and has twice made it to the Semifinals of both the French Open and Wimbledon. So no doubt it's just a matter of time before he wins a few of those also.

As for Murray, well, the wait continues. Murray is now 0-3 in Grand Slam finals and in fact, is yet to even win a set in those three Final appearances. He also lost the 2008 U.S. Open Final and the 2010 Australian Open Final to Roger Federer, both in straight sets.

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And on a larger scale, with Murray's loss, the 75-year drought for British players continues. A British player hasn't won a Grand Slam title since Fred Perry in 1936 and are now 0-7 in Grand Slam finals since then. But the 23-year old Murray is still Great Britain's BEST and ONLY hope and it's just a matter of time before he breaks the curse and wins a major title.

Murray is young and is only getting better, so if I were a British tennis fan I would feel pretty confident with his chances. There is no doubt in my mind he will someday win one. For sure.

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