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A straight-sets beatdown, seemingly shattering the confidence of the losing finalist, who then gradually recovers as the season goes on and pushes himself extremely hard to overtake Novak at the top of the rankings, only to destroy his body in the process and pay the price for the next three years.

Interesting, I suppose, but no possible relevance to the present moment, no conceivable relevance at all.
 

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Felt bad for Andy. He is probably the most deserving winner of a particular Slam after Rodddick @ Wimbledon.

Murray missed out on winning a maiden AO when his body started to break down at the very same moment his tormentor down under, Djokovic, went into a slump 2017-18.

Just a complete bad timing because any Murray AO version from 2010-16 would beat Federer in both those years.
 

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Out of the 5 AO finals Andy played this was the least confident I was that he was going to win. The match itself was very forgetful, pretty lopsided win.

It's a shame Andy didn't win this tournament and just awful luck that he played the 2 HC GOATS in all 5 finals he played in.
 

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One of the greatest travesties in sporting history. The more talented player lost. Just a terrible outcome for tennis.
 

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Their most second-most one sided final of the 4 they played here.
Djokovic peaked so Murray had little chance tbh.
At least he got the YE #1 as a consolation prize which effectively ended his career.
Could've easily won more slams in 2017-19 especially USO 2017 and USO 2019
 

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At least he got the YE #1 that year...
Could've easily won more slams in 2017-19 especially WIM 17 and AO18
 

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Very low quality

Djokovic made 2 straight DF's at 6-5 40-30 in the 2nd set, it was his choking best. His next serve was also out but uncalled, Murray failed to challenge but complained after losing it.
 

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Poor performance by Murray, but Nole was in imperious form after having just crushed Federer in the semifinal - in one of the most highly entertaining wins ever.
 

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Felt bad for Andy. He is probably the most deserving winner of a particular Slam after Rodddick @ Wimbledon.

Murray missed out on winning a maiden AO when his body started to break down at the very same moment his tormentor down under, Djokovic, went into a slump 2017-18.

Just a complete bad timing because any Murray AO version from 2010-16 would beat Federer in both those years.
Zero chance he beats 2017erer
 

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Quite a respectable result for Murray given that his wife was due to give birth plus his father-in-law collapsed during the tournament. He played like shit against Botnic in the SF and should've lost had the Bot not injured himself. Add BOATing Djokovic who humiliated Fred in the first two sets a round before.

He was never going to win this one, 2012+2013+2015 are much more painful losses.
 

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A straight-sets beatdown, seemingly shattering the confidence of the losing finalist, who then gradually recovers as the season goes on and pushes himself extremely hard to overtake Novak at the top of the rankings, only to destroy his body in the process and pay the price for the next three years.

Interesting, I suppose, but no possible relevance to the present moment, no conceivable relevance at all.
Nadal played a standard schedule in the first half of the year, then played four matches between WB and the USO and five matches between the USO and the WTF (where he only played three matches). If he 'pushed himself extremely hard' anywhere it was at an event that awards ZERO points and even there all of his singles matches were two set affairs without a single break against his serve. There is no similarity whatsoever to what Murray did to get YE#1 in 2016.
 

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Felt bad for Andy. He is probably the most deserving winner of a particular Slam after Rodddick @ Wimbledon.

Murray missed out on winning a maiden AO when his body started to break down at the very same moment his tormentor down under, Djokovic, went into a slump 2017-18.

Just a complete bad timing because any Murray AO version from 2010-16 would beat Federer in both those years.
Murray wouldn’t of beaten 2017 Federer but maybe 2018 Federer as he wasn’t that good in that AO, his draw was just a cakewalk but 2017 Federer was playing very well.
 

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Their most second-most one sided final of the 4 they played here.
Djokovic peaked so Murray had little chance tbh.
At least he got the YE #1 as a consolation prize which effectively ended his career.
Could've easily won more slams in 2017-19 especially USO 2017 and USO 2019
I honestly can’t figure out what happened to him after 2016. He ended the season so well and then just completely fell off the rails. Honestly, it seems he was affected the most by the WTF/Paris curse as his career completely fell apart.
 

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Nadal played a standard schedule in the first half of the year, then played four matches between WB and the USO and five matches between the USO and the WTF (where he only played three matches). If he 'pushed himself extremely hard' anywhere it was at an event that awards ZERO points and even there all of his singles matches were two set affairs without a single break against his serve. There is no similarity whatsoever to what Murray did to get YE#1 in 2016.
I'm just giggling at the desperation and naked wishful thinking employed in that post. ?
 

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Murray never really had a chance, similar to 2011 imo. From memory two sets were pretty close but to me it was NID Nole would win them.

Murray's chances were 2013 final (which gets forgotten but he was a set up, second was very tight and went to TB and he won two slams either side of that tournament beating Nole in both), 2012 which was the highest level of both in their meetings in Melbourne and then 2015 where he seemed to be the stronger one from end of second set but completely blew up.
 

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Zero chance he beats 2017erer
And that of course was the one AO when Nole fell ridiculous early to Istomin. People thought it was NID Murray would make the final but then he fell to shock defeat to Misha Zverev.

All in all AO 2017 was one of most entertaining slams of modern times from start to finish. Shocks in the first week and memorable semi final and final.
 
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