Number 26 For Djokovic

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Men’s Final:  [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [CR3] Andy Murray (GBR)

Djokovic has mastered the art of making his opponents look amateurish.  He plays with the belief that he can never lose and because he is so gifted physically, he rarely does.  No one has been able to beat him consistently and that trend continues.  He dismantles the field so easily on just about every encounter.  It must be demoralizing for the other top ten players when they lose so easily to him.  What has made Djokovic so dominant? Confidence is the answer; however, why is he now such a confident player? He understands his game, knows his body and is very intelligent about the geography of the tennis court.

There will always be one player that dominates tennis for a period.  History shows us that repeatedly.  There were dominant players like John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer to name a few; yet, inevitably, their reign came to an end.  That does not help the current players who are trying to beat Djokovic in matches.  Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal would have had a few more Major titles if not for someone named Roger Federer.  What makes one player so much better than his peers for such an extended period of time? Fearlessness, which comes from an incredible belief in one’s ability, is what makes Djokovic such a dominant number one.  Today, despite going down a break in the second, he never really looked concerned. He knew he was the better player out there today and Murray had nothing to hurt him.  With the 6-2, 6-4 defeat of Murray, Djokovic gets his 26th career ATP Masters title and his 6th of 2015.

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