Roger Federer beat Andy Murray for the 2010 Australian Open title: 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11).
Federer afficionados, this was a superb match. Roger walked the walk, talked the talk, served like an ace and hit that forehand with a crispness. Honestly, I’m surprised that he won it in three – I thought Andy Murray was playing well enough during the fortnight to take it the distance. But Fed dominated, taking his game up that mythical extra gear and playing the tennis that has now won him 16 major titles. It was a pitch perfect performance.
Roger’s charting unknown territories of greatness right now, but he seems to have a map.
Revelation: Roger Federer is the fittest guy on tour. And by fittest I obviously don’t mean biggest biceps, fastest 50 yard dash or who can hold their breath longest in the pool – I mean fit as in his body doesn’t fall apart come the second week. And Roger knows it. I think he relishes standing atop tennis mountain, flexing his pencil-shaped left arm at anyone who tries to summit. Love him or hate him (really, you hate him?) you have to admit – this guy can hold his ground.
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Like the other Andy at last year’s Wimbledon, Murray’s won countless fans in defeat. Never have I seen him so emotional, choking back tears during that unique form of torture known as the runner’s up speech.
“I can cry like Roger, it’s just a shame I can’t play like him.” Murray said.
Andy didn’t play his best match, but he’s in contention for best quote of the year.