Well, he was handed the match against Cilic on a plate (all he had to do with be there and put some balls in court) and the match against Berdych was a write off due to the wind. Berdych nearly sneaked it into a 5th set despite being a murderous wind player.
Going on a tear or into a slump is irrelevant 3 years from now. I think Del Potro's going to have his chance whether it's within the next few years or even further into the future. There's no one coming through and despite things being predictable right now with the top 4 dominating, it's hardly going to be the case in another 4 years time.
Way to take all credit from Murray.
Cilic def. Cilic in QF.
Wind def. Berdych in SF.
Wind and tiredness def. Djokovic in F.
I guess all Murray had to do was stand there? I guess Murray was wrapped in some kind of transparent alien membrane that blocks quickly traveling air particles, but lets tennis balls through, meaning the wind did not affect him but only affected his opponents? I guess if you
were in his final three matches, you'd also be holding the trophy at the end of them?
Why won't you admit that Murray bested Cilic because he was mentally tougher, and also picked up his game drastically after 2nd set.
Murray was smarter than Berdych and has more feel for the ball (a very fundamental tennis talent), thus was able to adjust better than Berdych in the wind. I would note that even in windless conditions, a Berdych win was certainly not a far-gone conclusion since Murray had beat him in straights in their last hard-court match.
Murray and Djokovic both struggled equally in the wind. Murray tried to choke it away in the 3rd and 4th sets, but his new-found slam-winning mentality finally kicked in for the first time on the biggest stage in set 5 and he toughed Djokovic out and completely out-played him for the last set.
How anyone can say this slam was not deserved is beyond me.