re: Official Tennis Discussion Thread
Such a shame for Murray. Played his heart and showed plenty of quality in them first 2 sets. Federer just added that extra bit of class in the 3rd and 4th which Murray just isn't able to compete with.
2 Really pivotal games and they both went to Federer. Last game of the 2nd set. Murray was playing the better tennis over the first 2 sets and deserved at least a Tie-Break in the 2nd. Federer just adds a bit of class and takes it. Then the 6th game of the 3rd set. Huge turning point on Murray's serve. After that he seemed totally drained both physically and mentally and Federer didn't drop his game back down to let him back in.
Outstanding achievement for Federer though. Another Grand Slam after a long run without one and back at #1 again now too. Beat the #1 on his way to it too.
Murray should be very proud though. Wasn't completely outclassed like in the other Finals and he played plenty of great tennis.
Great Final. Terrific Tournament. Back in a few weeks for the olypmics!
Awww this speech is so sad. Crowd are magnificent.