Andy was really poor. Movement was poor, but worst of all, he seems not to have learnt from his errors in the last few months. Very defensive, hardly went for any winners, and probably deserved to lose. His traditional strengths (return of serve, passing shots, lobs etc.) really let him down. However, this having been said, he did serve exceptionally well.
Andy was really poor. Movement was poor, but worst of all, he seems not to have learnt from his errors in the last few months. Very defensive, hardly went for any winners, and probably deserved to lose.
Nobody deserves to lose when they're playing Blake.
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
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The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
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There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Blake was playing better than I've seen from him in a long time. I really thought he was going to take this one midway through the third. Hopefully he has a better season next year.
Best Matches of All Time Agassi def. Blake, U.S. Open 2005 | Agassi def. Baghdatis, U.S. Open 2006
Federer def. Sampras, Wimbledon 2001 | Davydenko def. Haas, U.S. Open 2006
Schalken def. Gonzalez, U.S. Open 2002 | Agassi def. Roddick, Cincinnati 2004
Kohlschreiber def. Roddick, Australian Open 2008 | Federer def. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007
Melzer def. Djokovic, Roland Garros 2010 | Sargsian def. Mathieu, U.S. Open 2004
Nalbandian def. Safin, Madrid 2006 | Soderling def. Nadal, Roland Garros 2009
Federer def. Tipsarevic, Australian Open 2008 | Gaudio def. Coria, Roland Garros 2004
Djokovic def. Stepanek, U.S. Open 2007 | Murray def. Gasquet, Wimbledon 2008
+ any five set win for Todd Martin