Originally Posted by NE1for10is?
I was there watching the match at Ashe with some friends who aren't as tennis literate and I pointed out that very same thing. They asked why Dodig was losing even though he was belting the ball pretty well. I told them Dodig was always hitting down the middle and always seemed off balance and Murray was always on balance, hitting angles and making Dodig run side to side, and it's always a lot harder to stay on balance when you have to hit the ball on the run. So, yes I was very aware of the smart targets in that match. It may partly explain why Dodig only gets to a certain level.
I really liked this post above and think it is common for players to plateau due
to how they use "their targets".