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    Cricketer Of The Year SirBloody Idiot's Avatar
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    Probably quite understandable because there has been a marked change (for the better) in his temprament this year.

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    Yep definitely.

    When he was 3-0 up in the first set, and then Nadal broke back to make it 3-3, Soderling would have normally bottled it.

    Same when he went a break down in the 2nd set, but he broke back the very next game.

    He's a changed man under Magnus Norman as coach.

    Davydenko vs. Novak sounds like a tight match btw. Good win for Novak. That's a very tight group, any of the two can go through (though you think Nadal will struggle with his recent form).
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    Federer is pumped for his match against Murray. Definitely up for it tonight!

    Breaks first game.

    Will be a great match I reckon.

    Had to put a lot on Federer at $2. If you ever get him as an underdog, you take it!

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    Go Murray!


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    Fed vs. Murray on hard court in a best of 3 match?

    Almost always guaranteed a 3rd set.

    Murray played quite well in that first set, but Fed lifted his game to take the 2nd.

    Who will win the third? I can't help but feel this match is on Federer's racquet. If he keeps the forehand errors low, he'll win.

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    Federer now a double break up in the 3rd.

    Gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Had to put a lot on Federer at $2. If you ever get him as an underdog, you take it!
    Nice! Those were great odds. Great that you've seen the light
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I can't help but feel this match is on Federer's racquet. If he keeps the forehand errors low, he'll win.
    federer vs murray will always be on federer's racquet...if federer plays anywhere close to his best, it doesn't matter how murray plays, he wouldn't stand a chance....
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    very very close friend of mine is an Arab Christian and he speaks Arabic too and the visible hidden filth shows the mentality which may never change .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    federer vs murray will always be on federer's racquet...if federer plays anywhere close to his best, it doesn't matter how murray plays, he wouldn't stand a chance....
    I'd say the same about a lot of players against Murray. His consistency is commendable, but when players like Verdasco, Gonzalez, Roddick and even Cilic were at the top of their game in Grand Slam events last year he struggled.

    He always makes his opponent play really well to win, but when the opponent does play really well he finds it hard to match them.

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    So has Fed won this one yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    So has Fed won this one yet?
    Yep he has, Murray has definitely gone Scottish for the night
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yep he has, Murray has definitely gone Scottish for the night
    don't show how crushed you are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Nice! Those were great odds. Great that you've seen the light
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    federer vs murray will always be on federer's racquet...if federer plays anywhere close to his best, it doesn't matter how murray plays, he wouldn't stand a chance....
    Who on Earth can beat Federer consistently, even if Federer plays at his best?

    Maybe Nadal back 8 months ago, and perhaps Safin circa 2005. That's about it.

    The whole point is you try and make the opposition player not be at his best by peppering balls to their weakness. In Roger's case, the forehand in recent times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'd say the same about a lot of players against Murray. His consistency is commendable, but when players like Verdasco, Gonzalez, Roddick and even Cilic were at the top of their game in Grand Slam events last year he struggled.

    He always makes his opponent play really well to win, but when the opponent does play really well he finds it hard to match them.
    Verdasco playing at his best vs. Murray playing at his best, I back Murray every single time.

    You're right regarding perhaps some others (Roddick, JMDP and Fed for sure), but its not as if Murray played well today. He hit 47% first serves FFS and still took Roger to a 3rd set.

    You're also disregarding the mental strength of Murray's game (which to be fair tonight, was definitely not on display nor in some of the matches you mention). Even if Gonzo, Cilic or Verdasco were in full flight against Murray, if Murray was serving well and moving well, he'd win 9 times out of 10. Those 3 are mentally fragile as ****.

    Tennis isn't just all about hitting winners.
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    So has Fed won this one yet?
    Do you mean the tournament? If so, man I'll never understand this underestimation of the rest of the field from some people. There are 6 players who can win this tournament. Would be 7 if Nadal wasn't hampered by injuries.

    Djojkovic just beat Federer in his home town a few weeks ago in a final!

    If you mean vs. Murray, then yes. Yes he has won
    Last edited by Jono; 24-11-2009 at 04:27 PM.

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    Well obviously I'm gutted that the moody sweaty sock has been thrashed by his better

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    Yeah I meant the match .

    Haven't been following this tourney much, how did Del Potro fair in his first match(es)?



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