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Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Adding on to the other 'better defender' thread...

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Murray, but Nole is better at attack
in clay, Nole is better at both IMO due to his movement

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

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Murray, but Nole is better at attack
in clay, Nole is better at both IMO due to his movement
True, Nole has that stretching slide which Murray doesn't quite have.

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Where's the poll? Murray, IMO.
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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

murray is a better defender overall out of the two, and he has more stamina.

but nole is so good when stretched on the backhand, he takes that huge first step, amazing to watch. nole is not too shabby a defender.

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

for me they are both very quick, but murray is better at actually doing something with defense shots. he has a great ability to put them back in difficult positions.

nole moves better on clay as people have said.

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Murray for sure, he's quicker, more versatile and can turn defence into attack quicker.



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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Murray. He has great precision in his defensive game (alla Hewitt) and can really make the players life really difficult.
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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Djokovic is better on clay because he has a big topspin forehand

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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Djokovic, aesthetically, those slides are
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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Djokavich is a better defender but he cant transition points back to offence. When he is on D it is staraight up Defense with the occasional big shot. Murray can work his way back into the point. With court positioning and tactical play. Djokavich is more one demensional. But he is vry very good at that demention.
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Djokavich is a better defender but he cant transition points back to offence. When he is on D it is staraight up Defense with the occasional big shot. Murray can work his way back into the point. With court positioning and tactical play. Djokavich is more one demensional. But he is vry very good at that demention.
Posted what I was going to, but explained better.
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Djokavich is a better defender but he cant transition points back to offence. When he is on D it is staraight up Defense with the occasional big shot. Murray can work his way back into the point. With court positioning and tactical play. Djokavich is more one demensional. But he is vry very good at that demention.
Yeah I agree with what you're saying but he can definately get on the offence again with his backhand.He can hit aggressive defensive backhands when he's pulled out wide if you know what I mean and haul himself into control of the point,he can't do that too much on the forehand side,like you say just pure defence
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Re: Better Defender: Djokovic or Murray?

Djokovic is a better actor than Murray thats about it.

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