Nope. Murray is still young, he had enough time to recover. I heard Navratilova saying your recovery power starts to wane when you get to 26/27.
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On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Originally Posted by Orbis
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results. If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
If a top player can lose his concetration by something as trivial as a feather, he's got some issues in the mental department.
it was between first and second serve at 2*-3 in the tie-break, honestly I've seen Djokovic lose his concentration for similar reasons in the past
there was a lot of time between the first and the second serve, and Djokovic was clearly prepared to attack on second serve, I don't think Murray completely lost his focus but only he lacked the rhythm that you usually have after hitting a first serve.
He hit his second serve wide (not hugely wide, I think).
And actually Murray's first serve was very nearly in.
Besides, it seems that he called the trainer for his blister precisely at the sides change, the blister may have been "opened" precisely at that moment.
Naaah, no excuses for Murray. He recovered from a 4 hour match against Berdych in the USO Semi last year with one day's rest to defeat Djoko in 5. Similar circumstances here. The blister obviously didn't help matters, but he would have been well-beaten today with or without it.