Murray's alarming lack of clutchness!

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  1. Mainad

    Mainad G.O.A.T.

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    What IS going on with him? Ever since his USO triumph, he has been strangely and alarmingly unable to put away matches he should have won!

    He squandered 2 match points against Raonic in Tokyo, 5 championship points against Djokovic in Shanghai and now match point on his own serve against Janowicz (who?) in Paris!

    That's a total of EIGHT match points he's failed to convert since the USO win!

    I was hoping finally getting his 1st Slam would allow him to relax a bit and play more freely and with more confidence. But perversely, the reverse seems to be happening. IMO this is a worrying trend and I hope Lendl steps in to help sort out what is suddenly going wrong with Murray's head.

    Except in his early Slam finals, I don't think I've ever seen him so un-clutch in the most important points. Certainly not in Masters series anyway.

    Agree or disagree?
     
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  2. hcb0804

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    It was obvious watching the third set that Andy really had no desire to win today. I think he just wants to get home to London and rest for the WTF. Djokovic did the same against Querry. Both Andy and Djoko could have won those matches if they had really wanted to. They tanked.
     
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  3. Mainad

    Mainad G.O.A.T.

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    Well, all I can say is I hope you're right as the alternatives are a little too uncomfortable to contemplate! :shock:
     
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  4. tennisaddict

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    Nole 2.0 and a refreshed Nadal would restore world order in 2013 aided by grandpa Fed for all majors.

    That would make Muzza take the masters seriously.
     
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  5. tennisaddict

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    Yes Djoker tanked after winning a set at love and a break ahead.

    Muzza just decided after winning his 2nd round and a set in the 3rd round, that he needs to go to London for practice.

    Gem of a post.
     
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    This is certainly a cause for concern for Murray lets see if he sorts it out in London!
     
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    say it ain't so, ivan ?
     
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    I know this might sound contentious but I think Djokovic and Murray played to lose, which should be an offence of some sort.
     
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    Did you even watched the games? they didn't want to win? this someone tanked a game thread are getting ridiculous.
     
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    I started a thread on tanking, it's something that interests me greatly. What I can't buy into here, though, is Murray got to a match point on his own serve and then said "Ok, I did it, now time to lose." No way. What if JJ had shanked the return? Match over, Murray's intentional loss...fails.

    I totally will believe (didn't see the match) that Murray tanked the third set, but that does nothing to help the fact that he's been struggling to close out matches.

    All that really matters in relation to the USO win, however, is WTF. If he wins in London it will cap an absolute dream year for him: Wimby Final, Olympic gold and silver, USO victory and a WTF crown at home.

    Sure it's been spotty play lately, but the new slam-winning Murray won't really be on display until Australia
     
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  12. jaggy

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    Murray could blow a lead before the Opon win
     
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  13. tennisaddict

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    I really feel bad for Murray fans losing 3 consecutive tournaments after match point.

    I can relive what happened when Fed lost to Baghdatis, Gulbis and Berdych after having match points and losing to Montanes and Hewitt in 2010.
     
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  14. Mainad

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    I'm sure it is. I guess the trick is to not make it look TOO obvious. Didn't Davydenko get penalised a few years ago for not trying hard enough? He obviously wasn't subtle enough as the umpire evidently got suspicious.
     
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    The grind of playing ATP tournaments week after is taking a toll
     
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    Yeah I remember that, the umpire was quite categorical about it!
     
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    I agree, Sam and Jerzy deserved some credit for fighting back!
     
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