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What Murray’s early exit did to the top dogs?

Posted by tennisplanet on September 8, 2010

Other than the obvious opening up of the draw, there was another effect that may have benefited the big cats in a big big way. Have a clue? No, you don’t!!!!!!

Even though no one at that bracket takes anything for granted, there’s always room for improvement no matter where you are at what you do. So the early exit was like a mild to moderate shaker for the big names to tighten up their games even more to ward off even the slightest chance of an upset.

Could that be the reason for the scoreline not changing much from the early round matches for the top players despite the degree of difficult moving up with every round? Heck, for some it has gotten even better.

It’s like you suddenly becoming more conscious of your driving after witnessing an accident – or seeing a cop car. But now that the tomato cans are through and the cop car is long gone, will that lethargy bounce back as losing now comes with a very reasonable and logical excuse – a top seed?

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8 Responses to “What Murray’s early exit did to the top dogs?”

  1. M said

    This is a very striking observation, TP.

    “But now that the tomato cans are through and the cop car is long gone, will that lethargy bounce back as losing now comes with a very reasonable and logical excuse – a top seed?”

    I doubt it. At this point, imo, everyone left in this tournament is a high achiever who wants to improve further, and an ambitious player who wants to win. This is not a bunch of slackers.

    “It’s like you suddenly becoming more conscious of your driving after witnessing an accident – or seeing a cop car. ”
    😯
    What an analogy. Only you, TP. LOL.
    😛

  2. Jenny said

    I doubt it. At this point, imo, everyone left in this tournament is a high achiever who wants to improve further, and an ambitious player who wants to win. This is not a bunch of slackers.

    Absolutely, M. I couldn’t agree more 🙂

    Heartbreaking losses for some great players this past week, but most of them will rest, lick their emotional wounds, heal any physical problems, maybe drown their sorrows and quickly move on and that’s what being a true pro is all about.

  3. Somebody Else said

    I’ve never been able to get onboard these complaints over the years of weak draws for the top players. If a draw suddenly opens up for some top player who was en route to face potentially dangerous opposition, why not fairly consider that any upset was due in large part to another player raising his/her level and putting themselves in position to be a formidable contender? H2H history can only tell part of a story. Present circumstances and developments should always be considered in light of those other stats.

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