King Of Tennis: Roger Federer

Watching the Australian Open final you have to say that Roger Federer is the King of Tennis and the best male player there has ever been. Andy Murray can take heart from reaching his second grand slam final but if he wants to win one he will have to play much better. Without question Federer is the best player there has ever been as he has won the most grand slams and on all four different surfaces.

The worrying thing for other players is that he rarely looked in trouble and won in straights set plus has now also won a Grand slam as a father which very few players have, so it does not seem he will stop winning anytime soon.

Before the final there was a lot of talk amongst the British press talking up Murray’s chances and saying how he had only lost one set in reaching the final and had a better head to head record against Federer. He was clearly second favourite before the match started and once again looked very much second rate compared to Federer who played some of his best tennis ever.

Murray did have his chances in the 3rd set and did go a break up but he could not hold onto it. Even in the final set Tie-break Murray had a few set points and on a couple of occasions he should have made the best of them and took the set. The problem for Murray was that on the majority of the big points where Murray had half chances he did not take them or Federer just played the points too good and gave Murray no chance.

You can watch highlights of the game on the BBC website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7841707.stm)

It is obvious that Federer is going to be the favourite in all the Grand Slams this year and the next couple of years unless Rafael Nadal recovers from injury and gets back to his best for the French open. If Murray does want to win a Grand Slam he will have to continue improving and hope he catches Federer on an off day if he plays him in another final again.

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