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Old 11-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Netspirit View Post
Oh yes, absolutely. He won the second set with the roof still open and had enough momentum to win the match in those conditions.
I'm not saying Federer wouldn't have won with the roof open (I think it was his day). But the roof closing did help him. The point: It's all part of the game. Because Murray dealt with the weather better does not detract from his victories, nor mean he necessarily would have lost those matches without it.

Originally Posted by Netspirit View Post
Murray did deserve the gold. The point is: that medal does not prove that he somehow reached the next level and is expected to maintain that level permanently.
Murray's been operating at 'that level' for quite a while; he's just lacked mental resolve to replicate it in big matches. I think the Olympics and USO have helped 'unblock' him in a pretty major way.
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