Posted by ceblogger on September 11th, 2012
Murray vs Djokovic at the US Open 2012 Finals is one of those rare grand slam events wherein there is neither Nadal nor Federer. As much as I’d like Roger to be in the Finals, I was glad Nadal wasn’t there either.
A Murray vs Djokovic rivalry is inevitable and is surely bound to happen now that Roger and Nadal lost their invincibility. Both are just months apart when it comes to age. And they were already rivals since the tender age of 11.
Head to head, Djokovic won 8 out their 14 duels. This year, they are 2-2. The last time they met at a grand slam finals, it was Australian Open 2011 and won by the Serb.
Murray already has an Olympic gold medal to boast of. But he still has none of those grand slam titles. In 5 attempts, he got nothing. Will the sixth be his lucky number?
Djokovic, on the other hand, is chasing his sixth title. And he is currently the defending champ of the US Open.
I hope Murray wins his first here. It will be sweeter as he’ll be the first man to bring a major championship back to Britain since Fred Perry in 1936. But as we know, the Serb’s resilience and power has worked for him many times. He can break Murray’s game and nerves at the end game. Title number 6 will be for Djokovic this time as I predict a 3-2 win.
Popularity: 9% [?]