Sunday, January 27, 2013

Australian Open Day 14: Murray

Curtain Call

Player: Andy Murray
Age: 25
Nation: UK
Current Ranking: 3
Notable Conquest: Roger Federer (2nd seed, Switzerland)
Today's Result: loss to Novak Djokovic (1st, Serbia) in four sets
Photo via International Business Times

Weep not for Murray.  This was a big tournament for him.  He made the finals for the third Major in a row and beat Fed for the first time in a Slam along the way.  With last year's US Open title under his belt, the pressure will be on Murray in 2013 to threaten Djokovic for the top spot and, of course, win Wimbledon.  His odds of doing both seem a lot better than they did a year ago.

Hats off to Djokovic, too.  He now officially owns the Australian Open.  He is the first man ever to win the event three years in a row and his four title total equals that of Federer.

Now, once we have a healthy Nadal back in the fold, we should be in for another exciting year from the Big Four.  I'm eternally hopeful that someone new - really, anyone - will get it in gear for two weeks and storm the castle. But until they do, the best sports story going rolls on.


  1. Winning is such a rush, YESSS! just look at that hand close in victory. Charlie Sheen sums it up. "Your either winning or losing theres nothing in between!"

    1. These days, Murray is under the tutelage of one of the greatest take-no-prisoners players ever: Ivan Lendl. His game has only improved as a result.