Olympics 2012 SF: (2) Novak Djokovic vs (3) Andy Murray:

Who take this one?

  • Djok in straight

    Votes: 12 12.2%
  • Djok in 3

    Votes: 15 15.3%
  • Muzz in straight

    Votes: 16 16.3%
  • Muzz in 3

    Votes: 31 31.6%
  • Wimbledon roof is the bomb!

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • ...but Rosol is better

    Votes: 21 21.4%

  • Total voters
    98

Feña14

Legend
What a match! We've seen some incredible athletes at these Olympics, but those two going toe-to-toe was special.

It was their first meeting on grass, but Murray looked the better player throughout. After their Australian Open semi earlier this year, it looks like it could be a nice little rivalry over the next few years.
 

Towser83

G.O.A.T.
ahhhhh... Well Murray played more agressive, and Djokovic didn't have the bottle serving to stay in the match. Didn't last time he lost in the olympics either. Murray was solid on break points and Djokovic nervy.

Hope Del Potro gets the bronze, Djokovic has one already and Del Potro put up a much better match than Djokovic
 

jwjh

Legend
I'm sitting in tenerife airport looking at a 2 hour delay on my flight to glasgow - and I couldn't be happier. Lol at f1bob's hubris.
Did andy play well?
Yes. Murray remained very aggressive for 2 sets. Out djokovicing djokovic.
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
Congrats to Murray, well deserved win for him, he outplayed Novak in every facet of the game (especially served much better).

I expected more resistance from Novak (he looked deflated out there) but it is what it is, I hope he's healthy and in good form for 2016 Rio which will be played on HC which suits Novak a lot more.
Really Zag? Outplayed Novak? Can't wait to watch it on iplayer when I get home
 
ahhhhh... Well Murray played more agressive, and Djokovic didn't have the bottle serving to stay in the match. Didn't last time he lost in the olympics either.

Hope Del Potro gets the bronze, Djokovic has one already and Del Potro put up a much better match than Djokovic
Can you or someone tell me how they decide who gets a bronze? I'm pretty confused about it.

Also, isn't murray guaranteed a silver since he's in the final?
 

Feña14

Legend
I'm sitting in tenerife airport looking at a 2 hour delay on my flight to glasgow - and I couldn't be happier. Lol at f1bob's hubris.
Did andy play well?
He played really well, mate. Really clutch and he saved alot of break points in the second set. In the penultimate game he somehow managed to make a half volley winner from the baselines, whilst on his knees :)

He was aggressive throughout, you'd of been proud.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Really Zag? Outplayed Novak? Can't wait to watch it on iplayer when I get home
Don't know how else to put it Batz, he went toe to toe with Novak from the baseline, served better, returned better, volleyed better and was more clutch on big points.

On this kind of surface, an inform Murray is probably the worst possible opponent for Novak.
 

LibertyRose

New User
Can today's Djokovic still beat Federer at two match points down 5-3 in the fifth set, or even Tsonga after being four match points down?

The pressure got to him at the end. His service game has been stellar for the entire set (did he even go to deuce once?), only to go out like that. Been awhile since he's been to the final.

(I know my location says I am in London, but I'm not British and am here to study.)
 

Telepatic

Legend
Ma solidno je servirao na turniru sve do danas kada mu je bilo najpotrebnije, jebiga. Mora da radi na servisu kolko god moze da bi imao sto duzu karijeru.
Ne nista to nevalja, ako je servis toplo pa hladno.. Pogledaj bilo koji njegov ceo mec iz 2008, tako se servira, konstantno i sa brzim izbacajem, a ne ovo ganjanje s loptom.

Makar je zapamtio kako da baca loptu u vazduh za razliku od Ane..
 
Ne nista to nevalja, ako je servis toplo pa hladno.. Pogledaj bilo koji njegov ceo mec iz 2008, tako se servira, konstantno i sa brzim izbacajem, a ne ovo ganjanje s loptom.

Makar je zapamtio kako da baca loptu u vazduh za razliku od Ane..
Ђоковић форхенд није добро данас. Nice sig by the way, it's the case in every poll. :)
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
Don't know how else to put it Batz, he went toe to toe with Novak from the baseline, served better, returned better, volleyed better and was more clutch on big points.

On this kind of surface, an inform Murray is probably the worst possible opponent for Novak.
I agree that Andy can bother Nole at times. Sounds like he played well today and maybe Nole not 100 per cent. If he can beat Rog on sunday it could be massive for him.
 

Feña14

Legend
I wonder how Murray is doing in regards of catching Nadal? His early exit at Wimbledon and missing the Olympics, combined with Murray making the final of both means the gap has probably closed, I wonder how close he is.
 

billnepill

Hall of Fame
I like Murray on grass. He was mighty impressive today. I won't be surprised with a rather convincing win against Federer in the final.
 

tank_job

Banned
Djokovic obviously didn't care, otherwise he'd have won easily.

Every single facet of the game, Djokovic does quite a lot better than Murray, except the forehand, which is 1000x better.

Oh, and, if this match went 5, Murray would have eaten triple bagels.

But, still I hate Djokovic as well, so, whatever.
 

norbac

Legend
Some of the best tennis I've seen from Murray. Absolutely perfect balance of offense and defense. Played pretty much every big point well.
 

tank_job

Banned
Yeah plus the fact that Nadal *should* have had the opportunity to win three gold mdeals on three surfaces but didn't, therefore Nadal is GOAT.
And that he would have had a great chance to extend his h2h lead over Federer including a win in 3 out of 4 slams as well as an Olympic win, as well as a chance to go 3-0 over Murray in important grass tournaments, as well as a chance to showcase his GOAT water-bottle label alignment techniques in front of an international and pan-sports audience.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Ne nista to nevalja, ako je servis toplo pa hladno.. Pogledaj bilo koji njegov ceo mec iz 2008, tako se servira, konstantno i sa brzim izbacajem, a ne ovo ganjanje s loptom.

Makar je zapamtio kako da baca loptu u vazduh za razliku od Ane..
Da, servis mu je bio sjajan (i prvi i drugi) u 2008-oj, totalni horor 2009-te i 2010-te a sad (i u 2011-oj) je negde izmedju.

Da sam na njegovom mestu ja bih batalio sve ostalo i samo radio na unapredjenju servisa, kad krene da gubi brzinu trebace mu i te kako servis kao oruzje.
 
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zagor

Bionic Poster
I agree that Andy can bother Nole at times. Sounds like he played well today and maybe Nole not 100 per cent.
Sure, Murray is overall a tough match-up for Novak but significantly more so when they play on fast(ish) surface with a low bounce, in those conditions I give Novak more of a chance against anyone else at the moment than against an inform Murray.

If he can beat Rog on sunday it could be massive for him.
Oh definitely.

Fed was in a tough place mentally in 2008 but winning the doubles gold in Olympics gave him the momentum which he rode on to win USO after it.

Novak went on a tear after winning 2010 DC, he said it was the biggest win of his career and gave him confidence.

Who's to say that the same can't happen to Murray if he manages to win the Gold in the final, it's certainly a possibility.
 
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