Federer fans need to warm up to Murray

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  1. eidolonshinobi

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    yeaa....not gonna happen. Murray's antics on court haven't really won me over. I've grown to really enjoy watching Djoko play, but since both Murray and Djoko have similar games...nothing jumps out as special in Murray that Djokovic can't do better.
     
  2. monfed

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    And what jumps out about Ralph that you'd pick him over Murray? :-?
     
  3. Crisstti

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    What can I say. When an all time great player has had to withdraw from a slam, while at his prime, a slam he had won or had played the final of the year before, I do see the point of speculating.

    I agree btw that he would have been the favourite against anyone else in those finals, and that Djokovic has hurt his career more than Fed's, but not by that much. Fed would have been the clear favourite both against Tsonga and Murray.
     
  4. OddJack

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    Need? .. should?

    Hopefully all Fed fans are mature and realistic enough not to feel any such "need".
    Any warming up to murray should not have anything to do with how Rodge is doing. I wanted him to win ever since I saw his tears at AO some years ago.
     
  5. Bobby Jr

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    You really don't follow tennis much do you?

    Federer got to the semis of the Aussie open and lost a close match with Murray... and then was clearly injured at Indian Wells. No-one in the game has shown they're able to shrug off losses or arrive from training 'windows' better than Federer. Teminal decline... I'll grant you decline but he's not done and dusted just yet.
     
  6. monfed

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    Ok what's he gonna win this year? Apart from Cincy. :lol:

    P.S : So are you gonna warm to Murray as the Dark Knight if Djokovic doesn't deliver? Just asking. :oops:
     
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  7. sbengte

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    Ya know, it would actually be a good idea for you to start a thread that says "Nadal won't win squat because *insert random stupid nickname for Djoker* will win everything" and stick to it. It is less strenuous than saying the same thing on hundreds of different threads :lol:
     
  8. sbengte

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    And how is it relevant to this thread exactly :-?
    Connors has never won a slam where he had to play Laver and Krajicek :rolleyes:
     
  9. sbengte

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    FYI, 1st of April was a few days ago.
     
  10. beast of mallorca

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    That's a GREAT Idea Sbengte !!! But the sad thing about it is, that even with that thread, the incessant parade of Clarky's abhorrent posts will still haunt us..........:cry:
     
  11. The_Order

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    OUCH!

    10ouches
     
  12. smoledman

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    ******** stat as the top 4 never reached the semis during his peak period 2004-2007, not his fault.
     
  13. JustBob

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    2005 AO (#4 Safin | #3 Hewitt | #1 Federer, #2 Roddick)
    2006 RG (#2 Nadal | #1 Federer | #3 Ljubicic, #4 Nalbandian)

    But still, it only happened 3-4 times (add RG 2011 and ???) in the past 10 years (40 slams) so yeah, it's a silly stat. Heck it didn't happen at all between 1970-1981 so...
     
  14. tennis_pro

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    That's the only exception.
     
  15. Bobby Jr

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    Well, let's look at it another way. There were a lot of fools here who said after 2011 Federer was toast - especially after the first 2/3 of the season.

    And look what happened in 2012? He put in some solid efforts to put it lightly.
     
  16. BeHappy

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    If his back is still a problem after his 2 month break then he really is finished. I really hope that isn't the case.

    It's funny, because I remember in 2001 or around that time reading that Fed had been excused national service in Switzerland because of a bad back and though "Yeah right!". But it looks like he really did have a genetic back problem that wouldn't have held up to being in the army after all.
     
  17. Relinquis

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    You guys are way too tribal about this stuff...
    • cheer federer on if you like his tennis and like him as a player.
    • cheer nadal on if you like his tennis and like him as a player.
    • cheer murray on if you like his tennis and like him as a player.
    it's easy... i love federer's aggressive tennis and enjoy Nadal's a lot. I'm glad Rafa is back. i don't mind murray at all. yeah, he's a grinder, but he's such a high level form of it that it can be interesting when he plays an attacking player.

    it's tennis, not football/baseball. unless one of the players is your countryman or came from the same town, i don't see how you can have such an attachment that you'd support someone you didn't even like just because he gives your avatar's* nemesis a bit of trouble.


    * av·a·tar /ˈavəˌtär/ Noun. A manifestation of a deity in bodily form on earth.
     
  18. Gonzo_style

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    Monfed, can you be more pathetic?
     
  19. monfed

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    This thread isn't for Federer haters like you, so steer clear.
     
  20. Mick3391

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    I think we Fed fans have to be honest, yea Fed isn't in total decline, but he's not anything close to '04-'07, in fact saying he is degrades his prime.

    In the highest levels of tennis, you lose one step, lose one bit of reflex, and it can change everything. Yes he's still good enough on a given day to destroy anyone, but that's not the norm anymore.

    Fed was done in '08, it's a testament to how good he is that he has been able to rack up GS's even though not 100%.

    A prime Fed today would be number one and untouchable.
     
  21. Rocky89

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    If only it were so simple. Sadly there are too many glory hunters who are more interested in numbers and maintaining records over rooting for someone because you enjoy watching them play.
     
  22. Gonzo_style

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    Yeah, this thread is for Nadal haters like you
     
  23. Vish13

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    I don't know why would someone would like to change a style of play against his opponent when a certain style has more often than not helped him win. It might not look good to the eyes but it was effective.

    From my point of view, the only blot on Federer's career was that he was unable to find a strategy to counter Nadal consistently. Its all too fine to point out to their several clay court meetings and relatively few indoor or hard court encounters. But that's the way tour works !!!
     
  24. Lukhas

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    Ftfy. Nadal wanted to win Wimby hard, and the 2008 edition was the perfect opportunity: Federer was mentally destroyed after RG, and Wimby was incredibly slow (for grass). On the other hand for the USO that is faster, he had to wait for the piece of cake draw to win the title. Not that I wouldn't have done the same. I would, really. And then he almost disappears when the fastest end year tournaments arrive. Hence his results at the WTF (mixed with indoors, even faster). This, or his body giving up from the first part of the season bashing. A mixture of both IMO. At the AO, there are simply better hard-courters than him (especially one), Federer or not. Despite the rather slow surface in Australia, and the scorching hot weather.

    /2cents
     
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  25. Rozroz

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    i prefer Nadal winning over Murray any day, so i'm fine :p
     
  26. Mainad

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    Don't know about that but it sure seems to be an invitation to Murray haters (as if they need any more encouragement on here)!! :rolleyes:
     
  27. Fiji

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    Might happen. People thought he would never win Wimbledon again after losses to Berdych and Tsonga.
     
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  28. monfed

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    Wow you were right, Bob!(cept the retire part) :twisted:
     
  29. beast of mallorca

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    Hope this bites you in the rear and Murray knocks out Fed EVERYTIME they play and then loses to Rafa..........:lol:
     
  30. monfed

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    So, have you my fellow fans of the grand maestro warmed up to the new Wimbledon champion yet?
    (I sure have not. :lol: )
     
  31. Steve0904

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    Why not? I really have no problem at all with Murray as long as he's not grabbing random body parts when he's losing and pretending like he's injured, and he seems to be getting better at it.
     
  32. smoledman

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    No I don't have to.
     

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