As I will be at Cheltenham Races all day on Saturday, I am going early with my post about Andy Murray getting to Sunday’s Australian Open final.
I am and always have been a Murray fan, I’m not one of these people that hates him because he had banter and said he supported Paraguay when they played England in 2006, that was lazy journalism at its worst.
Murray had given up his time to promote tennis in the community with Tim Henman and a stupid lazy journo from the Daily Mirror decided to run a story that Murray hated England because he had some banter with Tim Henman about the football world cup. An absolute joke.
Enough about that, Murray didn’t play his best game against Ferrer today and could easily have lost. He will almost certainly have to up it, to beat Novak Djokovic on Sunday.
I find that Murray loses concentration during matches and his level of intensity can drop off, as it did today. He also showed nerves today, as he did at this stage 12 months ago.
If he can get it all together on Sunday, he has a chance. Personally, I think if Djokovic plays like he did against Federer, then he should win comfortably.
But this is where Murray has his chance, Djokovic is no Federer or Nadal when it comes to closing the deal. Yes he has a grand slam title, but thats a few years back now. Nerves are more likely to affect him, than they are the other 2.
So if Murray can bring his A game with him on Sunday and put pressure on the Serb from the off, then who knows. I justy hope I’m in a fit state to get up and watch.