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Re: Doha Final: [2]Novak Djokovic def. [1]Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4

Very important win for Novak going into the AO as it puts the brakes on Murray's momentum. If they meet again in Melbourne, this result should give Novak a boost of confidence.
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What a wonderful day this is. I really didn't expect such a strong fight from Novak, but I am absolutely thrilled to have been proven wrong. I was particularly impressed with Nole's serving in the first set (though later he lost it a bit), his consistency in reducing the number of erratic UEs, his very precise BHDTL and in general playing very aggressively and moving Murray around the court. You have to hand it to Murray though, he has become like a brick wall recently, more so than ever before. Novak really had to push Murray to the limit on every rally in order to win the point, very few careless mistakes from Andy.

This will surely be a huge boost for Djokovic going into the AO, which is looking to be very interesting now. And although I have nothing against Andy himself, I am glad his winning streak came to an end (to Djokovic, no less) as some of his tards were starting to get really annoying.

Great match. Great quality. Great outcome.

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5 of those BPs were in set 2 ... the set that Murray won. And they happened at the end, when No1e gifted the set.

Starting from the second Murray completely overplayed Novak from the baseline . Didn't you see that? Andy was a better player period!

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the look in novaks eyes is back.....

Bad sportsmanship though with all the faking in the third set, fake grimacing of pain in the serve action in the middle of the third set to put off murray
Bull--it!
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5 of those BPs were in set 2 ... the set that Murray won. And they happened at the end, when No1e gifted the set.

Starting from the second Murray completely overplayed Novak from the baseline . Didn't you see that? Andy was a better player period!
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foolish, meaningless words. Only djokotard could piss like that
Not as foolish and meaningless as your posts about Murray being better and Djokovic being a vulture.
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Re: Doha Final: [2]Novak Djokovic def. [1]Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4

Good match; better player won.

Novak back to playing close to his best tennis, but still mentally a bit fragile. Andy played well, but the odds just do not favour him in this match-up. Djokovic just hits it deeper, with better angles, and a higher percentage (net clearance because of spin) and he is more often able to take advantage of a "nothing ball".

Some signs of more aggression from Andy - he hit the ball hard at times, and even went DTL on the forehand side occasionally. A few moments of reduced concentration cost him, but by his standards they were not major mental lapses.

Andy fought very hard considering this was a 250, so I think being No.1 is good for his mentality, but I worry that another loss to Novak at AO could derail him a bit.
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The quality of this match was very high. If you didn't see, you better look for another sport to follow...
It really wasn't, not even close to the 1st two sets of AO'15.

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The quality of this match was very high. If you didn't see, you better look for another sport to follow...
It really wasn't, not even close to the 1st two sets of AO'15.
Then you don't know anything about tennis.
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Re: Doha Final: [2]Novak Djokovic def. [1]Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4

The thing is, tennis fans never learn. Murray fans expect their player to go on and dominate the tour.

If you know the mechanics of this sport, and the players themselves, their abilities, it's clear that he is not good enough / not the type of player to be able to dominate. He is a brilliant player, but a flawed one, a less complete one than Djokovic. Simple as that.

Rios was number one for a short period, Moya was number one as well, just as Kuerten. Thing is, none of them have the game to keep up a dominance. Murray simply can't finish a point off the forehand side when there would be a chance for a DTL forehand. Watching him play for 7 years now, and not even Lendl could improve that to a level where it would be a weapon.

When you swing your whole body to generate power off that side, it's a no match at this level. His CC forehand is fine though, especially on the run, just great.

Murray's fans shall know the game better.
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Stop trolling please
So tell me. Why don't you just admit that was a slippery match for both the champions? Anybody could win or lose, no?

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Re: Doha Final: [2]Novak Djokovic def. [1]Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4

CONGRATULATIONS, fellow nolefans!



Great start of the year!!

After wasting 3 MPs, this match became really important. Psychologically. I'm very glad Nole came through.

Bring on the Austrañlian Open!!

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Re: Doha Final: [2]Novak Djokovic def. [1]Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4

Great rallies, exchanges and entertainment there. Murray even managed to crack a smile on his knighted face after the loss. The match might have even cracked a smile on some of your faces, which is rare in a Nolandy match.

Losing his streak is a welcome weight off his shoulders. Doha isn't the make or break. It's not a foregone conclusion that these two will even meet at AO. Gonna say they won't.

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Re: Doha Final: [2]Novak Djokovic def. [1]Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4

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Don't be so sure about that. Murray's alter ego Mugray showed up again when it mattered. Djokovic was also playing great most of the match. Much higher level than recently. Murray looked fitter though and if this doesn't affect him mentally which I honestly doubt it won't he has a good chance in Australia. Especially considering he will have an extra day off before the final.
Andy is looking fitter, definitely. He took this loss well too from the looks of it. Much better than some of his past losses, but being world #1, coming off a 28 match winning streak and starting the year well will do that. Melbourne will be fun, and the end result of the tournament will be very entertaining.
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It's true.
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Embarrassing post

The AO can't come quickly enough. Because it's going to be as NID as it gets
As NID as Djokovic defeating Andy in Shanghai, Paris and the WTF?
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This Djokovic =/= 2016 2nd half Djokovic!

I recommend you to rewatch the match, just to recalibrate your expectations about AO. That court plays fairly slower, and if Murray couldn't win here in Bo3 (where he supposedly had all the advantage: faster court, coming with confidence into the final etc.), he'll given the extra task to do it in Bo5.
As said, he should invent some new tactics, because his usual one isn't working against Novak.
We shall see. That is all.
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No. Just no. No1e was much superior.
No2e, you mean? And no, he wasn't. Much superior doesn't equal a scoreline such as this.
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