Congratulations to Novak Djokovic for winning the Australian Open Final

Posted by Kendall Harmon

I got a chance to see the second half of the match--he played really well. Read it all--KSH.

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Posted January 30, 2011 at 7:05 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Terry Tee wrote:

Kendall, you are an honorary Brit, so how can you be so congratulatory?  He beat our home-grown Great Hope, Andy Murray.  Poor Andy, perpetual runner-up at grand slam.  We hoped this would be a break-through.  There is lots of hand-wringing here in the UK not least in his native Scotland.  (BTW did my ears deceive me or does he sometimes sound American now when interviewed?)

January 30, 4:27 pm | [comment link]
2. Kendall Harmon wrote:

I felt bad for Andy, Terry.  Djokovic even got a lot of the bounces and net cords.  It was clearly his day.

January 30, 4:30 pm | [comment link]
3. Chris Molter wrote:

Don’t fret.. Andy’s still young.. and his game is just now starting to really develop fully.. Djokovic is the same age, but his game developed a little quicker.. Hopefully As Federer slows down and Nadal falls apart physically, Andy will have more than a few shots at one of the Slams (Australia being the best chance for him, IMO)

January 30, 6:03 pm | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

I’m a diehard Federer fan, and once he was eliminated, I no longer was strongly partisan for any of those remaining.  I like both Andy and Novak, both of whom work very hard at their game, but find Novak the more personable of the two.  I’m happy for him and thought his victory remarks were very gracious and gentlemanly.  I feel badly for Andy, having wanted a Brit to finally win a grand slam, but I think he will get there eventually.  His post match remarks were gracious and sportsmanlike as well.  Good for them both, two class acts.  Such an improvement on the days of Connors, McEnroe, Nastase, etc.!

January 31, 12:29 pm | [comment link]
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