Sunday, April 5, 2009

Miami Watch: Let's hope for a good final everyone...


The third and fourth best players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, will fight tomorrow (Sunday) for the Miami title that comes with a $605,500 cheque and 1000 points.

You can find a full preview of this match on the ATP's official website, but I just wanted to note that if Murray wins tomorrow, the Scot will only be 170 points behind Djokovic in the rankings and while Murray has 520 points to defend in the upcoming claycourt swing, Djokovic has the burden of defending 2800 points (remember he won Rome last year and reached the semis in Monte Carlo, Hamburg and Roland Garros). The Serb sure has his work cut out for him the coming 2 months.

So it's safe to say that Murray has an excellent chance of moving up the rankings during the coming couple of months, and who knows, if Federer keeps up his bizarre third set meltdowns, perhaps the number 2 spot will be up for grabs as well.

It's weird how Murray and Djokovic have only previously met in Masters Series events right?!?! I mean never in a Grand Slam, never in a 250 lame event, but 6 times in Masters Series. They met in Miami 2 years ago where Djokovic crushed Murray 6-1, 6-0 en route to grabbing the title. Murray has sure come a long way since that spanking.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's final. I hope we're rewarded after enduring that dreadful Djoko-Fed semi.

Lame trivia: did you guys know that Murray is exactly 1 week older than Djokovic?!?!

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