Congrats to Murray for getting the monkey off his back. I am sure all the fanboys and sponsers are happy. He is sure to inspire a new breed of tennis players.
BTW, this match was proof that mens tennis has been surface homginized to the point where its pretty much like watching the womens game now. Believe it or not people used to come into the net when they had someone stretch out hitting fluff slice forehands and backhands and put away volleys. Some of them even served and then came straight to the net to volley......
I think I will go back and watch the US Open semifinal Rafter VS Sampras tonight or maybe 1992 semi Edberg VS Chang to be reminded how great this sport used to be.
I watched almost all of this tourny and really cant recall a truely great and interesting match. Kohlschrieber VS Isner was kind of interesting but John's losing matches usually are.
I will say this....With these guys playing like they are its only a matter of time before a really good serve and volleyer makes his way up the rankings.
They have really screwed up this game with the whole "protect the top players" mentality. The US Open plays like a clay court now and they are seeding way too many players in the slams. It gives people a false impression of this modern era. Kind of reminds me of the laver era where 3 of 4 was on grass.
As it stands now the ATP is becomming the WTA very fast in terms of the way it is played.
Some may remember I once told people tennis was officially a girly sport once Federer walked on court with a purse. Todays final clinched it for me.