Andy Murray unsurprised by Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win


Djokovic beat Medvedev (proper) 7-5 6-2 6-2 in Melbourne

Andy Murray was not stunned Novak Djokovic received a ninth Australian Open, because the “youthful guys haven’t proven they’re notably shut”.

British former world primary Murray mentioned he watched just about nothing of a event he was compelled to overlook after testing constructive for Covid-19.

“I watched little or no, I wished to be there and it was a wrestle,” he mentioned.

“I ended following all of the tennis gamers I comply with on social media as a result of I simply actually did not wish to see it.”

The 33-year-old anticipated Medvedev to push Djokovic nearer within the ultimate, however is aware of solely too properly how exhausting it’s to beat the world primary in a Grand Slam ultimate.

“It is completely different standing to return or to serve in a Grand Slam ultimate, than a quarter-final or a semi-final, if you find yourself arising towards somebody who’s received 17 of them,” he continued.

“It is fairly intimidating and the youthful guys haven’t proven that they’re notably shut. On the US Open, (Dominic) Thiem did what he needed to do to win the occasion, but when Novak hadn’t put a ball by the road choose’s throat, it might have been the identical consequence, I feel.”

Murray is competing on the South of France Open in Montpellier this week, in his first ATP Tour occasion for 4 months.

He started his season in Italy on the ATP Challenger Tour. He reached the ultimate in Biella, however misplaced in straight units to Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko.

“I really felt advantageous on the finals day, after which when the match began I felt very heavy-legged and I did not take care of it properly in any respect,” he mentioned.

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