Brisbane 2013: NISHIKORI v MURRAY

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by SoBad, Jan 4, 2013.

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Who wins NISHIKORI or MURRAY?

Poll closed Jan 5, 2013.
  1. Nishikori in 2 sets

    22.2%
  2. Nishikori in 3 sets :neutral:

    11.1%
  3. Murray in 3 sets: :sad:

    11.1%
  4. Murray in 2 sets: :cry:

    55.6%
  1. SoBad

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    Here we go.
     
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  2. SoBad

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    Here is the link:
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    Murray already down 1-4 in first set. If he thinks this is going to be as easy as steamrolling over players like federer in slams/olympics, he is in for a reality check.
     
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  3. merwy

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    Nishikori not playing bad but he has trouble finishing the points against this pusher. Murray being his pushy self. Sorry if I sound bitter but Murray is really not doing anything here, Nishikori might as well be playing against a wall.
     
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    I really hope Nishikori can win this. I'd love to see him play against Dimitrov in the final.
     
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  5. SoBad

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    Looks like Nishikori is playing without left knee. Chance for one slam wonder pusher Murray.
     
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    Murray one of the luckiest players of all time. Let's hope Nishikori recovers from injuries and destroys him at AO.
     
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  7. Mainad

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    Well, if Murray is 'not doing anything' like you say, why is Nishikori not winning the points? I mean, it's not as if Murray hasn't beaten Nishikori before, is it?

    Sorry, but your hatred of Murray is really clouding your judgement and making your arguments sound ridiculous!
     
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    Well, I don't recall Nishikori being injured when Murray destroyed him on the 2 previous occasions they met including at last year's AO! So what makes you think he's going to suddenly be able to do it against him in a Slam on one of Murray's favourite surfaces?
     
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    I'm starting to wonder if Murray will ever get a legitimate win over Nishikori. The first two times he was gassed and now injured...

    Let's not forget that his 4-1 lead was helped along nicely by Murray who made 8 UEs in the first 3 games and double faulted on BP. So if anyone was lucky, it really wasn't Andy. Even the net was against him.
     
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  10. Mainad

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    Lol...for the Murray-haters on here, NO win is ever legitimate. It is ALWAYS because his opponent is tired or injured or depressed or because there's too much wind about him for him to play! You must surely know by now that he is the luckiest human being that ever existed since the universe began!

    Didn't get to see the match unfortunately. Doesn't sound like Murray is firing on all cylinders yet, does it?
     
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    It's not just Murray. There is always sth. with Nishikori. He takes a MTO almost every match. He seems a bit fragile...

    He started slowly and Nishikori got a bit lucky with a couple of lets when he broke and when Andy was 30-0 up in one of his service games. After 4-1 though, Andy stepped up a gear and went on to win 7 games in a row, hitting some really nice shots. Not like Nishikori could have done much about some of the winners he hit either, even with perfect movement. He took the MTO after the first set was already over.
     
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  12. Mainad

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    He does seem to suffer from a lot of injuries. He's a really talented player but it looks as if his lack of fitness is always going to hold him back!

    Thanks. It's always nice to get a proper, balanced assessment of Murray's matches! :)
     
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    I agree, it's a shame. I hope he will be okay for Melbourne.
     
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    Don't worry. Murray is gonna win Brisbane and do well at AO. Haters gonna hate (and waste their energy at it :))
     
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    Just up here so only have a score, did the wind help Murray with this one?
     
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  16. *Sparkle*

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    Shame for Kei, and everyone who was up at silly O'clock to catch what should have been a great match. I wasn't expecting Kei to win, but I hoped he'd give Andy a longer run for his money.

    Hopefully Kei was just being cautious and will be fit for AO.
     
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    Yup. The wind blew too much for Kei so he injured his knee in an attempt to hit through tornado-like conditions.
     
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    Got to love a bit of Murray hate. Nish saving himself for AO where he'll triple bagel Murray after having his leg amputated...
     
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