If Murray Wants to Beat Nole . . .

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  1. winstonplum

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    He's going to need to be more aggressive on breakpoint second serves. That was the only thing that I saw he did consistently poor last night. You're not going to win every breakpoint, but when Fed is laying in that second serve, and Murray has jumped six feet in front of the baseline, he's got to do more than hit a 3/4 bh right back at Fed to start the rally.

    In the fifth he took some good hacks at second serves with his forehand, but when he gets in the ad court tomorrow and get's a second serve on a breakpoint, he's got to go big. At least on the first couple of ones, go big. Way too tentative. I don't see why he jumps up way in front of the baseline and then does nothing with the shot.
     
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  2. Fedex

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    Slip Djokovic a sedative.
     
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  3. Graphiteking

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    Murray Took advantage of Fed backhand. He won't be able to do Nole like that. You are correct though, he needs to go for more winners. Because I guarantee you Nole will go for his..
     
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  4. Ginger ninja

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    He just has to serve well. He'll threaten lance's serve regularly and if he serves close to 70%, he'll win it. Lance doesn't have the serve to dominate tomorrow, if Murray serves that well he'll be under pressure a lot
     
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  5. TheF1Bob

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    He needs Novak to play sh^t.

    FACT! 8)
     
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  6. The Bawss

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    Novak needs to break a bone of some sort otherwise it just ain't happening. Maybe appendicitis but no less. Novak is the full fat, all the bells and whistles, premium deluxe version of Murray.
     
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    That's what I was thinking his best bet could be :lol:
     
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  8. Netspirit

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    Slipping laxative would work too.
     
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  9. Gonzo_style

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    ...he needs to win first set obviously
     
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  10. papertank

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    If Murray plays the way he did against Fed he has a great chance of beating Djokovic. He needs to aggressive yet consistant, which is how he played a couple days ago. If they both play the way they did in their semis it will be a classic match for sure.
     
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  11. RF20Lennon

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    Murray HAS to win the first set to establish some ground. I dont think Djokovic has lost any match in the past 2 years where he has won the first set. So that is key, secondly take big and cuts and be agressive but also if he gets lucky and its a bit windy then just push. Thirdly is the recovery bit, I dont know if he can recover from the fed match completely both physically and mentally. But he says he's ready for the pain and wants the pain so lets see if he punishes himself to get the title "Pain is temporary, Victory is forever" Good luck Muzza
     
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  12. veroniquem

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    I don't think recovery will be an issue. Before the Fed match, Murray had a very easy time on the court. He had a whole day to recover from the semi and he's young (not 30+). Freshness won't be an issue in this match. If anything, 2 days off may be a bit long (breaks the rhythm), so that could end up being a slight advantage for Murray.
     
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  13. raging

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    He just needs to serve big, lots of breaking serves out wide, stretch Novak & pound the ball corner to corner. He doesn't need to do this all the time, he can go back to just knocking it around but he can't be complacent. Novak can make something out of nothing...
    So he is always dangerous.
    But you would expect nothing less from the world no. 1.
    Hope it is a cracking fight, no holds barred.
    5 sets would be great with Muzza breaking him down in the 5th.
     
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  14. tennisaddict

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    Just play to his potential. Be offensive just like the SF. He will win over Djokovic.
     
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  16. ruariatp

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    I think Murray has more variation and volleys better. Djokovic is probably better off the ground, so as long as Murray keeps mixing it up he's in with a good shot. http://www.andbethere.com/2013/01/australian-open-semi-final-summary.html Here is also the fact that Murray lost concentration in the semis - he shouldn't have allowed Federer to win the breakers. He can't afford slip-ups like that against Djokovic. I'm now thinking Murray to win in 4..
     
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  17. Day Tripper

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    Murrays best hope of beating Djokovic is Djokovic getting injured other than that he has little chance.
     
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  18. tennisaddict

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    Except for one brain freeze overhead in the 4th set tiebreak, Murray could do squat against Fed in the tiebreaks.

    Fed simply was way superior in the tiebreaks, nothing to do with concenteration of Murray.

    The only take away for Murray is to give something extra for the tie breaks and the big points.
     
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