Djokovic is much more exciting to watch than Murray

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  1. Cesc Fabregas

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    Djoker is much more excited to watch than Murray he goes after his shots takes risks comes to net whilst Murray just pushes the ball back and avoids the net like the plague its a myth that he has variaty whether or not Murray overtakes Djoker I will always prefer to watch Djoker than Murray.
     
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  2. Serpententacle

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    Wow... this coming from a Brit? Amazing! :shock:
     
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    I will always prefer to watch James Blake over Gilles Simon, but if you aksed be which game i would rather have Simon in a second
     
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  4. Serpententacle

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    Hey... watch it... Simon is one of my favorites...
     
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    I find both fun to watch, prefer to watch Murray though.
     
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    I have nothing against Simon, but i just love watching mindless ball bashers
     
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    I have nothing against Simon, but i just love watching mindless ball bashers.

    The only people i would rather watch would be Nadal (no explaination needed) and Roddick (my fav player)
     
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  8. Lsmkenpo

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    Yes it is always exciting to watch a player bounce the ball 20 times before he serves, abuse medical timeouts, and have to see Mommy and Daddy's reaction in the stands 20 times a match. I love it.

    Murray will pass Djokovic soon in the rankings, and deservedly so.
     
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  9. VivalaVida

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    Murray isnt boring but I think Novak is more exciting to watch.
     
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    Great post, love it :lol:
     
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    I do think Djokovic would improve if he asked his family not to come to his matches.
     
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    his mom and dad have been showing up to fewer matches as compared to last year and his performance has gone down the gutter.
     
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    Murray will still win more trophies this year than that gobbing little scrote in his username.
     
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  15. Serpententacle

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    Really? That's a shame.
     
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    Where is his post a fail?

    I second the op djoker's style I find way more entertaining than Murray
     
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  17. Cesc Fabregas

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    Coming from a guy with Graeme Smith in his avatar K.P owns Graeme Smith.
     
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    :):):)

    This is so sweet to read.

    Get ready for many more unhappy Sunday's Cesc:)
     
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  19. Cesc Fabregas

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    No I am happy Arsenal won this weekend and Villa lost 4th place is secured.
     
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    I agree with the OP.
     
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    Was happy to see gooners win too - my eldest boy supports them big style. Also, I'm a Martin O'Neil hater:), so happy ot see villa lose.
     
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  22. Lsmkenpo

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    Not sure if he would improve, but I am certain he would become a little more popular without the incessantly classless cheering and comments by mommy and daddy, Nadal's family seem to be in the stands often but they know how to cheer with class, they even applaud good tennis from his opponents, you would never see that from mommy and daddy Djoker.
     
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  23. Cesc Fabregas

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    Don't like O'Neil either im guessing you're Rangers fan?
     
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    Top deducing Cesc:) Nice one!


    Yes, for my sins I am a Rangers fan. :cry:
     
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  25. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I agree. Mary Carillo in the CBS broadcast said that Murray can reach anything. That's true, but he rarely makes a creative shot with it. He did show some flashes of brilliance, especially when dismantling a Djokovic drop shot. But he needs to show more willingness to use angles at the baseline.
     
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    Perhaps you're right. His parents and youngest bro have made Djokovic much less likable over the years for me... but I try not to hold that against him.
     
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    Andy Murray is really ugly.
     
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  28. Serpententacle

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    Oh... that's rich. :roll:
     
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    :)

    Thanks for your insightful analysis.

    Do you think that shade of blue clashed with Novak's eyes?
     
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  30. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I think he just needs a shave.
     
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  31. maximo

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    Why do you hold a grudge against him?

    Jealousy i say...
     
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  32. Cesc Fabregas

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    I don't like his personality or game.
     
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    At least he doesn't chuck bottles to ball boys and not shake the umpire's hand like Federer...
     
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    Two fails here:

    a) calling Murray a pusher
    b) using 'whilst'

    I'll add that I believe that Djokovic is a pretty generic baseliner, but a solid player.
     
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  35. Cesc Fabregas

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    I don't Federer but least he takes risks.
     
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    Yeah, I love to watch Chokovic dribble the ball 100 times before serving, only to tank the 2nd set because "my legs are heavy"...translation..."I'm tired and need to get in better shape but can I call the trainer to stall?" Somehow, I don't think we'll ever see Choker puking on the court after giving maximum effort...he'll quit at the first sign of an upset stomach.
     
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  37. Lsmkenpo

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    Anyone remember when Gilbert was coaching Murray, Murray would make an UE and turnaround and start cussing Gilbert out, lol. Thankfully he has grown up since than.
     
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  38. Objective Danny

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    Good Post.

    I concur. King Djokovic is the man. He's the straw that stirs the drink.
     
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    Chokovic = Lol , bless him , I agree what you said , He would call his trainer out if his leg start to feel tired . love it when he bonce the ball a few hundreds times before serving .........only to serve it into the net
     
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    I am still not certain why the Djoker is complaining about his racket.
    Still not sure if he is using the same rackets but with a different paint-job or as he said switching to a new stick !!!

    That guy confuses me sometimes
     
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    i agree, djoko is much more exciting but murray sometimes can be too just not very often. especially today, so boring, if djoko had confidence and was hitting well he could off hit murray off court but anyway gotta give him some credit, he plays smart and knew djoko would make mistakes..shame. also murray needs a shave! would make him look much better, and he could get his teeth done..hes a millionaire and probably the only one without good teeth. Also did djoko talk about his racket again recently? because i haven't heard him mention it for a bit.
     
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  42. GameSampras

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    Djoker definitely has some more spunk to him. Has a more exciting personality and more exciting game to watch I think. But at this point in time, that #3 spot is going to be Murray's pretty darn soon. Djoker is just wayy too eratic and these breathing issues no doubt are reoccurring and possibly will always hinder him.
     
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  43. RoddickAce

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    Let's not forget that blake had a career high ranking of #4 in the world. Just cuz he's currently not in the top 10 at age 29 doesn't mean his style of playing doesn't have its successes. Blake has been in the top 10 for a much longer time obviously (as he is older than Simon), and until Simon can prove he can stay in the top 10, I'd take Blake's game over Simon's. And also because flashy tennis always pleases the crowds:)!
     
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    I personally enjoy watching Simon's play.
     
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    To be honest, it's not as "pusher-ish" as everyone says. Sure, he doesn't have as much firepwoer as the other guys, but he could pull off crazy shots from defensive positions.
     
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    Purely from a tennis perspective: I think Murray is much more interesting to watch than Djokovic. Both have great games but I think Murray:

    * Constructs points better.

    * Transitions better from defense to offense.

    * Can pull off better angle passing shots when he needs to

    Djokovic obviously has a solid all-around game, but nothing that really strikes me as special. He just does everything really well. About the only thing that stands out for me is his dropshot (which BTW I think he overuses, but it's still a fun shot to watch).

    For those that are undoubtedly going to disagree with me, what specific thing do you think stands out about Djokovic's game (what would you say is his trademark)?
     
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  47. Winners or Errors

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    Murray is boring. At least Nadal makes defensive tennis look fun!

    Djoker... All I can say is that he has an aesthetically pleasing game, except for the two-hander (but they're all ugly). Sad that he is generally not up to snuff when the mercury rises. I really hope he finds a way to fight through whatever ailment is limiting him at the moment. Nice to seen an actual all courter playing, though I wish he'd give up the crosscourt forehand approach (painful to watch today...).
     
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    I don't know about more spunk but I agree with you that he has a more exciting game. I think Djokovic is a better hitter of the ball but mentally and stamina wise Murray is clearly his superior. And as many have said Murray contructs the points better and he has a plan of attack. I think Djokovic tends to panic when he's behind.
     
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  49. Winners or Errors

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    Djokovic: prettier groundstrokes (especially the forehand and slice backhand), actually comes to net (though sometimes his volleys leave something to be desired), aggressor in building points, can play an all court game...

    I just don't think Murray builds points better, in today's match I certainly did not see Murray make any transitions from defense to offense, and thought the "angled passing shots" Murray hit today were merely the result of poor approaches by Djokovic.

    I sincerely hope that Djokovic figures out how to deal with whatever is ailing him. These baseline grinders are boring to watch, and Djokovic may end up being a breath of fresh air. If only he had a one-handed backhand... (just kidding).
     
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  50. Clydey2times

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    You think Djokovic has a prettier slice? It's ugly as hell and noweher near as potent as Murray's slice.

    Murray is a far superior player at the net and mixes the play infinitely better.
     
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