Is Djokovic-Murray the most under-rated rivalry in terms of quality and drama?

FreeBird

Legend
I think so. They have produced classics like AO 12, RG 11, Shanghai 12. Moreover, USO 12 was also exciting despite being low quality due to wind. The first 2 and a half sets today were sheer exuberance.

Compare it to Fedal. Every time they meet (even today), media goes gaga over it.

I don't remember a single Fedal match in last 3 years with quality or drama (except for Cincy maybe)
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
It's all because of Federer and Nadal. These two guys were there way before Djokovic and Murray and they still bear more prestige in people's mind, it seems. Just unlucky in that sense.
 
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JRAJ1988

Guest
It's not a rivalry any more as surely a rivalry would need both players to win against each other, Murray hasn't beat Novak since Wimbledon 2013.

It's turning into a Nadal vs Federer, where Murray plays well then walks into a Serbian constructed wall.
 

TommyA8X

Hall of Fame






In terms of quality? Hell no :lol:

It's by far the most boooooring match up of the big 4, especially on a slower hard court. It feels like watching someone hitting against a wall for 3 hours.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
I think so. They have produced classics like AO 12, RG 11, Shanghai 12. Moreover, USO 12 was also exciting despite being low quality due to wind. The first 2 and a half sets today were sheer exuberance.

Compare it to Fedal. Every time they meet (even today), media goes gaga over it.

I don't remember a single Fedal match in last 3 years with quality or drama (except for Cincy maybe)
AO12.

Murrovic is quite good and often tight, but it ain't the most exciting match-up in tennis either.
 
It is, it is one of the greatest rivalries in sports

Murray-Djokovic is a all-time great rivalry. It's underrated because of Nadal-Djokovic and other classic rivalries.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
It's not a rivalry any more as surely a rivalry would need both players to win against each other, Murray hasn't beat Novak since Wimbledon 2013.

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That is less than 2 years! It is normal for rivalries to alternate streaks.
The question is more: can Murray ever go back to his best serving post-surgery? Because he'll need that to become a factor again. And he's not that young, so not exactly a given that he can.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
That is less than 2 years! It is normal for rivalries to alternate streaks.
The question is more: can Murray ever go back to his best serving post-surgery? Because he'll need that to become a factor again. And he's not that young, so not exactly a given that he can.
That is indeed the 64,000 dollar question. His average first serve rate seems to have deteriorated alarmingly since the surgery. It can be argued that he lost the final today solely because of his poor serving.
 

D.Nalby12

G.O.A.T.
That is indeed the 64,000 dollar question. His average first serve rate seems to have deteriorated alarmingly since the surgery. It can be argued that he lost the final today solely because of his poor serving.
Fanboys can argue with the way they want but very few cares about their constant moaning especially when Stats says opposite.

In Final Murray had 65% first serves, which is in no universe can be assumed as poor serving stats unless one is heavily deluded or poor excuse maker like you. Your conclusion of serve deterioration after surgery based on your blind belief rather than objective stats is pure comical. We don't miss Chico, as soon as you're here to entertain us with your highly biased opinions regarding Murray and bag full with quality excuses.

On topic, in terms of quality Fedovic >> (prime) Fedal > Djokodal > Fedurray >> Nad-Ray > Djokurray.
 
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jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Probably, it can get pretty dramatic and no one goes on and on about it the way they do with others.
 
I think so. They have produced classics like AO 12, RG 11, Shanghai 12. Moreover, USO 12 was also exciting despite being low quality due to wind. The first 2 and a half sets today were sheer exuberance.

Compare it to Fedal. Every time they meet (even today), media goes gaga over it.

I don't remember a single Fedal match in last 3 years with quality or drama (except for Cincy maybe)
Why are you banned my friend, why ? :mad:
 
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