Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Djokovic ended 2012 as the clear #1, and how now beaten Murray 3 times in a row, clearly regaining the edge in the matchup. As for his level compared to 2011, it is probably a bit lower, but the other guys are also playing better than they were in 2011- Murray is better, Nadal before his injury was better last year, Federer is even playing better than his mostly dead 2011. The argument Murray should have beaten Djokovic at the Australian Open but for the draw, is as deluded as the argument of Murray haters that Murray only beat Djokovic at the U.S Open due to the wind. The nonsense never ends.
I don't know if Murray would have beaten Djokovic if his draw had been different. Your missing my point entirely, though, if you think my argument is that he would have. I am saying that the top 3 are pretty evenly matched, and for the outcome to be as one-sided as the AO final was this year is likely due to the way the draw panned out. Otherwise, the contest would have been much closer, and either play might have won in a contest that would surely have gone 5 sets.
I'm not a Murray fan at all. I'm just stating the obvious. The long 5-setter with Federer clearly affected Murray's performance in the final. And not for the better, either.