Murray's message to Federer and Nadal for Wimbledon: "Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid"

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  1. BreakPoint

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    Anyone who saw the semi between Murray and Roddick at Queens today knows EXACTLY what I mean. :shock: :)

    If you didn't see the semi, your comments in this thread are irrelevant.
     
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  2. Bud

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    I saw it.

    Murray played well but Roddick also sucked :|
     
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  3. I didn't see it, so I'm a loser. :(


    On topic....urr......I hope the Wimbledon is a whole lot of fun. :):)
     
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  4. TennisBatman

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    Murray is the GOAT!!!

    Wait, I didn't see the semi...nevermind.
     
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    I did not hear Andy say anything of the sort. Or did he look towards Spain and shake his fist ?

    But seriously, yes, i totally agree, everyone should be very afraid of Murray. He will win one slam this year.
     
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    Murray will buckle under pressure. He's gone 0-9 in slam final sets against guys who he matches up well against
     
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  7. BreakPoint

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    What Roddick did didn't matter one bit. He could have been Nadal and Federer rolled into one and it wouldn't have mattered one bit. The way Murray played today on grass, he could have beaten Federer and Sampras 2-on-1. I've never seen either Federer nor Nadal play this well on grass. Murray's level today was something out of fantasy land. :shock:
     
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    Roddick was appalling.
     
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    Lol. Not sure if serious
     
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    Both Nadal and Djokovic will be praying to see Federer's name in their section for the semi's. Because if it is Murray, in his current form, it would be trouble.
     
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    If you saw the match, you would realize the level of tennis he brought in it.
     
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    If you saw the match, you wouldn't be asking that question. :shock:
     
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  13. Spider

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    Roddick was playing close to his best tennis in that match. And ended up winning just 4 games...
     
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    Murray or Tsonga v Nadal Wimbledon final coming up.
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    I think Murray had something to do with that. The level at which Murray was playing today, it made Roddick look like a South American claycourter playing his very first match of his life on grass, not someone who has won Queens 4 times and been to the Wimbledon finals 3 times.
     
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  17. Spider

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    If he can bring this level of tennis for each match, I am pretty certain he will win Wimbledon this year. The question is can he bring this level for all matches?
     
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    He's giving the brits a lot of hope that's for sure.
     
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  19. gold soundz

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    Get real. Federer or Sampras in their primes would have easily demolished him.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    I'm guessing you didn't see the semi today.
     
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    Ok now we know you're trolling...
     
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    I watched the first set this morning, then decided to eat and shower before coming back to watch the rest.

    Yeah, the match was over before I got back. Murray = goat
     
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    Murray was brilliant yesterday, I think Roddick's first serve percentage was 83, yet he just got blown away.

    If Murray can bring that tennis to the second week of Wimbledon, he should be at least making the final. We'll have to see if he can.
     
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    He was scary, without a doubt.
     
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    We know Murray has the ability to beat anyone on his day, but we also know that he has days where he has terrible body language and that he can lose to anyone in the field on those days. He also struggles to win the most crucial points in many of the big matches he does play, see 2010 Wimbledon semi final against Nadal and the 3 slam finals he's played where he's been as flat as a pancake and seemingly content to just put the ball back into play.
     
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  26. gold soundz

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    You're right, I didn't, but Is saw the last two games where yes, Murray played very, very well. But implying he'd definitely beat Fed and Sampras in their primes? Fed and Sampras in their primes were almost destined to win. IMO Murray wouldn't have a chance. We're talking about a Grand Slam here. And not just any, but Wimbledon. Fed and Sampras both being GOATS step up their game and are/were true champions.
     
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    Stop right there. Enough said. The rest of your post is irrelevant.

    If you can imagine the absolute best any pro can possibly play, that was how Murray played today. Forget any of the matches that Djokovic won during his winning streak. Murray would have blown him away today. Murray's winner to unforced error ratio today must have been something like 10-to-1. He was hitting winners at will - off of any shot, from anywhere in the court, anytime he felt like hitting one. It was ridiculous! Federer or Sampras wouldn't have had a chance. :shock:
     
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    Roddick's first serve was extremely high and yet was broken like he was some random player without serve. Watch the match again and then we will discuss.
     
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    Murray always had the ability to produce amazing tennis...but that mental block of his in slam finals....damn. It's almost as bad as Federer's mental crampage against Nadal.
     
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    Roddick was giving up sitters with his powderpuff tennis. He may as well have been feeding Murray shots.

    I guarantee Murray will not win Wimbledon. He probably would be lucky to even make the semi.
     
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  31. Spider

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    Murray reaching the semifinal is more of a certainty than Djokovic.
     
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    Didn't watch, but as long as Murray played better than his awful FO SF display, I'm happy.
     
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    He was good but Roddick can make you look better than you are. Roddick gives you a great rhythm. :D Murray always was a great returner and after that, Murray just overpowers Roddick. It will be interesting though. Djokovic will be Murray's toughest challenge on any surface imo.
     
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    we need this. we need people to talk about winning wimbledon. we need the press calling him the favorite. has done wonders before priming him up for the slaughter.
     
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    Stanislas Wawrinka AO 2011. 987th backhand winner!!!

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  36. BreakPoint

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    Murray was hitting clean return winners off of Roddick's serves CONSISTENTLY. Have you EVER seen ANYONE do that on GRASS or on any other surface for that matter?
     
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    Sounds pretty insane, I can't wait to see the highlights.
     
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    It will be interesting to see what Murray can do at Wimbledon this year but I still doubt that he could beat Nadal or Federer there. Djokovic maybe.
     
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    Roddick is hardly in peak form, and every match-up has a different dynamic. And yes I saw it and was impressed, but also saw him against Nadal at RG so we await, to use a cliche, 'the moment of truth' at Wimbledon.
     
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  40. gold soundz

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    1. BreakPoint: "If you can imagine the absolute best any pro can possibly play, that was how Murray played today."
    Surely you are exaggerating here. The best possible means zero unforced errors (let alone hitting nearly every shot as a winner) and from the 2 games of the match that I saw, I saw Murray make at least one unforced error.

    2. Sampras said he felt invincible/unbeatable. at Wimbledon 1999
    Enough said. I'm willing to take Sampras' word over yours.

    3. Murray played Roddick
    Whilst I did notice Murray handling Roddick's huge serves very well (even though Federer can do this too), Roddick has weak, loopy groundstrokes, hits a terrible 'volley', and 'defends' poorly. So what's so special about Murray easily straight setting Roddick, apart from the fact that he returned his serve well?


    And by the way, I definitely agree that Murray would have beaten Djokovic if his streak were still going and if they met. There is no doubt Murray played amazingly, but that in no way compares to playing a prime Federer or Sampras at WIMBLEDON (a slam) who are all time champions.
     
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  41. Terre Battu

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    Murray's message: Be very afraid. Be very afraid, as I have no b@lls for the big stage.
     
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    I've never seen a gayer photo. Shows you how pompous Federer looked in that jacket.
     
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  43. BreakPoint

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    1. The last time I saw anyone play this well on grass was the 1999 Wimbledon final when Sampras destroyed Agassi. Before that it was the 1984 final when McEnroe embarrassed Connors. Before that it was the 1978 final when Borg crushed Connors. That's about it.

    2. Did Sampras have to play the June 11, 2001 Murray at Wimbledon in 1999?

    3. Federer blocks Roddick's serves back to get into the point. Murray was ripping clean winners off of Roddick's serves. Big difference.

    Yes, Roddick sucks so much on grass that he's won Queens 4 times and made 3 Wimbledon finals. Anyone with weak, loopy groundstrokes and terrible volleys and defends poorly can do that, right?

    Again, you admitted you didn't see the match. Thus, you don't have a clue. How can you comment on the performance of a player in a match that you didn't see? :confused: How does that work?
     
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  44. gold soundz

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    Ok whatever, you're still just saying stuff which comes down to your own perception/point of view. What will you say if Murray doesn't win Wimbledon?
     
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  45. gold soundz

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    I decided to reply to your points anyway...

    1. You're just saying your opinion and who you think was playing well and when. I'm sure many (if not most) people would disagree with you.

    2. No, but the point is he said HE felt unbeatable. This has to do with what he feels about the way HE is playing, not his opponent.

    3. You've got a point. But that doesn't mean Murray would beat a prime Fed or Sampras.

    BreakPoint says: Yes, Roddick sucks so much on grass that he's won Queens 4 times and made 3 Wimbledon finals. Anyone with weak, loopy groundstrokes and terrible volleys and defends poorly can do that, right?

    Roddick has been very successful on grass because he has an excellent serve (which is even better on grass), and consistency. He grinds. Yes you will do well against most players, but not the very best like Federer or Nadal. Hence why he hasn't WON Wimbledon.
     
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    Cool story bro.
     
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    Nothing. If he doesn't in Wimbledon then he didn't play as well as he did today in the semis of Queens. Very simple.

    But if he does play as well as he did today, Federer and Nadal are in big trouble.
     
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    Therefore, everyone who hasn't won Queens 4 times and made 3 Wimbledon finals must suck worse than Roddick on grass, right? Um...that's about every pro on the ATP Tour.

    Murray returned serve today as if Roddick has the worst serve in the history of tennis....and on grass!!! Think what he would do to Federer's or Nadal's serve.

    Oh, and ONLY reason Roddick hasn't won Wimbledon is because of a certain guy named Federer. Murray beat Roddick today 6-3, 6-1, breaking Roddick's serve 3 times in a single set! The last time Federer beat Roddick on grass, he had to squeak out 2 tiebreaks and go 16-14 in the 5th set before he could get a single break!
     
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  49. gold soundz

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    How convenient since this is what will happen.
     
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  50. gold soundz

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    Federer played terrible for his standards in the 09 final. With his normal game he destroys Roddick which the results show.
     
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