Grigor Dimitrov - Brisbane 2013

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  1. TheCanadian

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    He didn't play a lousy match (the match statistics prove it), you have nothing to back it up but your subjective feeling as a Murray groupie. At this level if you truly play a lousy match, you lose. Simple. See Rosol/Nadal.
     
  2. Avles

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    Murray didn't play a lousy match, but he did seem to be off his game in the early going. He raised his level in the key moments (e.g. his great return game when he broke at 4-3 in the second set.).

    Dimitrov ultimately wasn't able to hang with Murray when Murray played his best, but I'm pretty sure the same would be true of anyone outside the top 4 so that's not a big knock on Dimitrov.
     
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  3. Towser83

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    Who said he was goig to win multiple slams? Always going over the top... :lol:

    Like I said, there arent really ANY young players coming through like before. Part of the reason I think is the game has become too physical for someone who's body is still young, to cope with. They eed an extra few years of physical conditioning.

    And Nadal was very well built for someone his age, (built like a tank? well maybe you don't like other people exaggerating a bit haha) which is probably the reason he's starting to feel it now. He punished himself i his teens to be stronger than most guys his age. This is only part of the reason for his success, so you're wrong about why I'm saying this. But seriously, how many players are that strong at the same age adal was? Look at Murray who was a skinny boy weakling til about 2009/2010

    This was Nadal at SEVENTEEN

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    How many other players are that well develpoed at that age?

    Then take a look at the AO last year and Djokovic vs Murray and Djokovic vs Nadal, and the US Open final... do you see how physical the game has gotten?
     
  4. TheCanadian

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    I stand corrected. I think Murray tried to give his all, whether he played his best...maybe not. I don't know. It's hard to say, I haven't seen him play enough. He played his best on that day. Did Dimitrov play his best tennis? I don't know that either, so it's all idle speculation.
     
  5. Duncan Bell

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    Back on topic, I see Grigor got Fogged out in Sydney - anyone catch any of this?
     
  6. slickerthansleek

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    Yeah, I was at the match... he got a bit frustrated with some line calls in the first set, looked like he wasn't even trying in the second... the second thematch was over he picked up his bag and left, if you blinked you'd have missed him.
     
  7. Duncan Bell

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    Boom. He's his own man. He plays when he wants
     
  8. *Sparkle*

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    This is how it was. Saying he was in first year was hyperbole, but blatently so, whereas the implication he played his best tennis is simply blatently wrong to anyone who watched the match and is familiar with Andy's game. He won, so there is no need to make excuses. Like most of the top players, he did what he needed to do, when he needed to do it. It's not like he let Grigor win the first three games, but it's not as if he was panicked by it either.

    That's not to say Grigor was always playing his best tennis either, especially as the points got more important. The 7-0 tie-break was a great example of how a first time finalist can let the moment get to them, and how a 24 times champion gets on with the business to make it 25.

    I also think that one of Andy's strengths is that he will spend the first few games weighing up an opponent with a view to adjusting his tactics, and learning to read their shots. That adds to the perception of a slow start, especially when he's playing against someone he's not used to.
     
  9. Murrayalmagrofan

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    He should never have played the Sydney tournament. Should have withdrawn after making the finals of Brisbane and let a lucky loser get a shot at Fognini.
     
  10. SoBad

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    Great Nadal is so highly accomplished he can pick and chose which tournaments to play when he gets injured. The injured journeymen, on the other hand, don't have that luxury and get stuffed into Federer draw by the truckload. To make it clear for you, it's "schoolchildren, retirees, and disabled journeymen".
     

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