Thread: Tennis: 2013 Australian Open
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01-25-2013, 07:52 AM
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That SF was certainly entertaining, even if the quality of play was all over the place. There was definitely no reason for Murray not to win - he was better from the baseline and more dominant (at times) on serve, although he got away with floating in his second serve too often.

Nonetheless, despite the ups and downs, I'm still impressed by the evolution of Murray's game (and more enjoyable to watch as well). He is significantly more aggressive from the baseline, and is not afraid to sacrifice some of the consistency in order to push the pace. I think that's part of why Federer seemed to struggle to be more aggressive, particularly on those soft second serves, because he was not usually able to dictate play from the baseline.

Hard to imagine him beating Djokovic in the final though, unless Djokovic himself has a really off night for some reason.

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