Originally Posted by Mainad
I think he did. It would have been a real blow to his confidence if he had lost to Murray in TWO successive Slam finals. His #1 status would have started to look seriously hollow.
As it was, Murray gave him a real scare in the first 2 sets before Djokovic finally got the upper hand. After the match was over, I'm betting his overriding emotion was one of sheer relief!
Order hath been preserved (for now)!
Well it's a Grand Slam final so I think anyone who plays ideally needs to win! I agree though that as the world number 1 he had a point to prove after narrowly losing at the US Open there was no way he was going to lose to a guy ranked lower in two slam finals in a row!
Murray I thought played well and on current form is probably the 2nd best player right now despite the rankings!