Djoković: “…supreme precision and assurance from a master craftsman at the summit of his art.”

28 Jan

Federer out.  Nothing to worry about.  Dunno…except maybe Murray….?

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Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 seed at the Australian Open, chasing down a shot on Thursday in a 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer in the semifinals. Jason Reed/Reuters

My man going on to becoming the greatest tennis player of all time.

See the Times:Roger Federer the Craftsman Is a Victim of a Novak Djokovic Masterpiece

There were aces, cleanly struck backhands, wickedly angled forehands, right-guess returns and full-swinging passing shots on the line off the full stretch. Above all, there was supreme precision and assurance from a master craftsman at the summit of his art, even if art is a word more often associated with Federer.

“You had the impression Djoko was seeing the tennis ball like it was the size of a soccer ball,” said Severin Lüthi, Federer’s coach. “He could hit them with all his force and not miss.”

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