Federer-Murray Shanghai 2012 semi-finals

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Federer vs Murray

  1. Federer in 2

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  2. Federer in 3

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  3. Murray in 2

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  4. Murray in 3

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  1. tennis_pro

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    This is the best possible place for Murray to face Federer.

    It's a semi-final. It's a hard court. It's a Masters.

    I think Federer will win this match if he really wants it (or really wants to end the year on a high note) but Murray won't be easy to beat. All in all, as a Fed fan I don't have high expectations. Cool if he wins, go on if he loses.
     
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  2. NatF

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    I think Murray in 2. Although I'd like to see Federer in 2.
     
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  3. RidAH

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    Surprised if it's in straight sets to either. I'll pick Fed but a very slight margin. Form of the day decides!
     
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  4. Dark Magician

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    Federer is not even close to the form he needs to beat murray! either murray plays bad or Fed plays much much better for Fed to win.
     
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    It'll be 3 sets regardless if who wins IMO. I'll pick Murray just because of more recent success.
     
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  6. iriraz

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    Both guys haven`t played that well so far and who will take the chances will win.It`s an even matchup and form on the day will decide it
     
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  7. Gonzo_style

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    Murray in 2! Federer does not play well
     
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  8. dangalak

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    Didn't Murray play a terrible match today? Oh wait, most TTWers have the memory of a goldfish and do not remember more than the last match they watched. :lol: (and yes, I know that goldfish don't forget sh*t all the time)
     
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  9. ditli04

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    Both are not in topform, if Murray gets healthier til tomorrow, I think he will win. However I don't see one of them win the tournament!
     
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  10. Carsomyr

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    I really don't even think Federer played that poorly, to be honest. Had some brain farts when serving, but his form off the ground looked pretty good, honestly. His returning mindset was exceptional.
     
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  11. Rozroz

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    Murray in 2
    or in 3
    might be Fed in 2..
    or in 3.
     
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  12. Gonzo_style

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    Might Federer retire...
    or Murray...:)
     
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  13. No1e

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    Murray in 3, because Fed has been mediocre so far.
     
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  14. Rozroz

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    but then you must count on your Nole to reclaim his honor after US wind humiliation.. will he be up to it? ;)
     
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    Terrible play but still wins: huh... if he's feeling better tomorrow (physically), what do you expect from his performance?
     
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  16. No1e

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    Nole can straight set either of the two. No problem.
     
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  17. Gonzo_style

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    Murray leading a poll! LOL
     
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  18. Rozroz

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    he most definitely CAN. but, you know..
     
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  19. Gonzo_style

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    "Idiot"- a person who does not root for Federer!
     
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  20. No1e

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    Oh I see. Didn't know Fed has so many 5-year-old fans who like name calling.
     
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  21. tennis_pro

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    there are a lot of decent fans here no matter who they root for but this new guy No1e is just obnoxious and plain irritating.
     
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  22. Gonzo_style

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    I did not mean to offend you, I was being sarcastic my friend...:)
     
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    Federer in 2 or 3 Murray is struggling
     
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  24. Terenigma

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    Murray in 3. 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
     
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  25. No1e

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    What did I do?
     
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  26. Nostradamus

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    Does Federer even have a chance against Murray ? He is so old, he might need a walker to play the match. and andy matches up really well and he is on hot streak.
     
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  27. tudwell

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    Federer needs to win Shanghai if he wants a shot at year-end no. 1. His remaining three tournaments are all in consecutive weeks, so it'll be more difficult to win those or even reach the later rounds perhaps. If he loses here, he puts himself in a position where he can't slip up.
     
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  28. SQA333

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    2010 Shanghai Final:
    [4] Andy Murray (GBR) def. [3] Roger Federer (SUI)
    6-3, 6-2

    That was after Federer had dismissed the likes of Isner, Soderling and Djokovic without the loss of a set.

    No matter how well Federer's playing, Murray has his number, especially at a hard court Masters 1000. Murray to deliver his best performance of the week, thrashing Federer in 2 comfortable sets. 6-2, 6-4.
     
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  29. Rozroz

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    but that's usually what makes him tensed and lose :(
     
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  30. Nostradamus

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    Right. This could be a boring semi with domination. If Roger doesn't win anymore than 4 games, ticket holders should ask for their money back.
     
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  31. Rozroz

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    well i guess the tourney admins gotta de-tune the hawkeye then..
     
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  32. Mainad

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    I'm not at all convinced about Murray's form at the moment. He struggled a bit too much putting away Stepanek for my liking. As usual with him, its a case of 'Which Murray is going to show up?"

    If he's on form, he has a good chance, if he plays like today...not so good!
     
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  33. Nostradamus

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    Remember what happened in that Gold medal match. It was not fun. Andy seem to really like playing roger and when andy is moving well, Roger doesnt' seem to be able to hurt him and Over-hits. and starts to miss like crazy.
     
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  34. RF20Lennon

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    Really Depends how focused Federer is but my mind says Murray in 3 my wish is Federer in 2!
     
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  35. tennis_pro

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    The only reason Murray does have a chance is that it's not a major. Federer is so much better in the big tournaments, even at 40 I'd favor him against Murray. Well at least if he's not after a 5 hour match like at the Olympics.

    Federer owns Murray a** when it matters.
     
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  36. Rozroz

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    maybe, but now Fed's got the Murray itch. might bring him down.
     
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  37. Nostradamus

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    so then why did he get blown out in Gold medal match ? Roger said he wanted the gold medal in singles as much as he wanted any slam title in the interview. and yet he got blown out.
     
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  38. tennis_pro

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    He's 31 and didn't recover in time (he would if he were younger). You'll understand when you get older.

    Btw I wonder how a 31-year old Murray would do against peak Federer. Cause we already know that a fairly fresh ******* owned him in the Wimbledon final.
     
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  39. DarthMaul

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    I don't care who wins. As long as Fed is playing, it's enjoyable. If he wins, even better!
    Ontopic: Fed in 3
     
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  40. Nostradamus

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    Oh now Roger has age excuse built in. so from now on, everytime he loses, it is his age, not that other guy was better.
     
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  41. tennis_pro

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    I can't wait to see Murray at 31, then. He can use all the excuses he needs. Right now he can keep holding his back faking injury if he can't use the age card yet.
     
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    That is right. His back is pretty bad right now. and his knees, his neck and his ankle which he twicked in US open. oh and his wrist too when he landed on it few matches back.
     
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  43. RF20Lennon

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    The gap with both of them is increasing. Murray getting better Fed getting worse
     
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  44. Feather

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    Nostradamus is one crazy Roger hater. Just one among the list of guys who got mad after Project XVII
     
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  45. Feather

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    Roger in two sets
     
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  46. merlinpinpin

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    Absolutely. Which is probably why Federer won 6 of their last 9 matches, and 3 of the last 4... ;)

    Could go either way tomorrow, and so could the other semi, to be honest (I don't feel that Djokovic has such a margin over Berdych as he had before, but I might be wrong, we'll see).

    The interesting thing will be to see whether Federer and Djokovic suddenly raise their level when they need to with year-end #1 on the line (not that Federer would need to raise anything should today's Murray show up, but better count on him playing (much) better tomorrow).
     
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  47. merlinpinpin

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    You actually mean madder, don't you? ;)
     
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  48. Rozroz

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    right LOL.. Scottish hero is so injured he can barely play a match, and even WIN! a true fighter! :p
     
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  49. tennis_pro

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    Turning it into a joke isn't gonna help you.

    For all the predictions which you got right, if Federer wins tomorrow I'm gonna make you eat your own c**p. Maybe that will teach you a lesson before writing idiotic statements.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiuyweZLy50#t=13m25s

    Oooohhh...That's got to hurt!
     
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  50. Feather

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    You got it right, as always

    I tend to agree with your below post also.

    I want a Roger - Berdych final hehe
     
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