Watch the entire final game of the 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final as Andy Murray serves for the Championship. In a long game, that is a microcosm of the entire match, Murray streaks ahead as he did in the first set by going up 40-love i.e. triple Championship point. Novak Djokovic goes on a streak of his own saving all three match points and getting ahead to have the chance to level the set at five games all, as he did when he had a 4-1 lead in the 2nd set. Murray claws back to square after Djokovic has his chances like he did in winning the second and third sets to convert his fourth Championship point.
The quality of tennis is fantastic and the excitement level high. A possible come back from Djokovic – the master of long matches, begins to take hold, just as he did at the 2012 US Open against Murray when he came back from two sets to love to force a deciding fifth set. Murray comes up with positive, aggressive tennis by dictating the play and increasing the pressure on Djokovic. The tempo of the ground stroke exchanges is fast and furious, the ball is being hit so cleanly, the court coverage and movement is stellar.
Don’t miss it, watch this game from the clip below, I’ve watched it a number of times already. It is interesting to see how the choice of shots and point construction leads to openings and advantages for one player and at the same time places court coverage stress and the disadvantage to other the player whose shot selection and/or passive play hands over the edge to his opponent.
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