Poor Andy Murray. So close, and yet not. He has a winning record against Federer and good records against Djokovic and Nadal, but he can’t get past them when it counts, in the semis and finals of the four slams. I usually support Nadal, but today I was conflicted. I want Murray to get there, to break through and win one.
It’s Murray’s misfortune to be playing in the Federer, Nadal, and now Djokovic era. He may never be able to pass them to grab a major, despite his talent.
Today, Murray started beautifully, playing aggressive, accurate tennis to take the first set and go up a break in the second. But Nadal wore him down in the end and took the match in four sets.
Playing Nadal, must I think, be like playing against a terminator. He doesn’t give up, doesn’t stop, just plays and plays remorselessly until he creates an opportunity to win.