Originally Posted by Homeboy Hotel
Extreme conditions - there was a sun in the sky?
Because your opponent is old and can't recoup the next day doesn't mean your win should be degraded.
The day of semi finals, against Bird Bytche, NYC had TWO tornadoes, and the winds effectively made his serve, which had been a big weapon, a non factor. If you don't consider that extreme conditions, well, I don't what to tell you. The conditions were not THAT bad for the final, but they were bad enough-and Nole was at a severe disadvantage in having one day's less rest. To be fair, Murray adapted to the conditions better than his opponents, and Nole having less rest was just bad luck, but to pretend that those two factors were a) normal and b) didn't impact the results is just plain silly.
Speaking of silly, referring to Nole as being old and unable to "recoup" definitely qualifies.