From our background desk (via the Boston Globe):
Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open in 2011. Murray beat Djokovic at the US Open last September. Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open this January.
More important, perhaps: Murray lost the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer last year.
Murray was asked how his mind-set might be different in his second Wimbledon final than it was 12 months ago.
‘‘I’ll be probably in a better place mentally. I would hope so, just because I’ve been there before. I won a Grand Slam. I would hope I would be a little bit calmer going into Sunday,’’ Murray said.
He certainly was, especially at 5-4 in the third set against Djokovic, when the Serb overcame a 0-40 deficit and had two chances to break, which could have triggered a classic Novakian comeback.
The final two points:
Murray not only dumped Djokovic. He dumped the albatross around Great Britain’s neck.
Good for both of them.