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Old 11-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #51
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USO was a fluke, windy conditions favoured the highland-bred Haggis-eating champ massively.
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If not for the crazy wind that disrupted Djokovic's game he would not have won the USO.
If we're going to strip Murray of the USO due to environmental factors, we might as well strip Federer of Wimbledon by the same principles. Do you deny that Federer benefited more from the closing of the roof than Andy did?

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And if not for the Fed-DelPo suicide semi-final we would not have won the Olympics.
Yes, Federer was spent in the final. It's completely wrong to take from this that Murray did not deserve the gold, or somehow got lucky at the Olympics. Fed wasn't spent due to extratextual factors; he was playing in the same competition as Andy, and if he had a more harrowing ride to the finals, it was purely due to his inability to deal with the circumstances as well as Murray did. The only thing you can complain about is Federer having a harder draw, but I don't think that's evident. Tell me, what's a more impressive feat: Beating DelPo in 4 1/2 hours, or beating Djokovic in less than 2?

Another thing to remember that people never bring up is that, while Fed/Mur both crashed out early in the men's doubles, Murray was competing all the way through in the mixed, while Federer wasn't.
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