Raonic - Murray 2012 Tokyo

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Who will get to the F?

  1. Raonic in 2

    17.0%
  2. Raonic in 3

    31.9%
  3. Murray in 2

    38.3%
  4. Murrayin 3

    12.8%
  1. ruerooo

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    Who thinks the kid is going to get frustrated and fold?
     
  2. Rozroz

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    2 DF.. mental side FAIL..
    naaa, this is terrible.
     
  3. ruerooo

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    *sigh* Can't believe it's MP. Thought he would pull through.
     
  4. Rozroz

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    tiebreak :)
    at least that.
     
  5. Ellipses

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    That last volley ... my goodness.
     
  6. Tony48

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    Wow. Raonic actually survived.

    Breaker time
     
  7. Gut Check

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    Quality Houdini escape for Rao-Rao. Especially game winner pickup volley.
     
  8. Tony48

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    What a smash from Raonic!

    And once again, Murray complains that he somehow didn't return the smash
     
  9. Gut Check

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    Wicked backcourt smash!
     
  10. bezs

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    Great smash
     
  11. Marius_Hancu

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    what a smash for R at 1-1 TB
     
  12. Gut Check

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    Rao-Rao keeps pushing forward. Like.
     
  13. bezs

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    Muzza classy as usual with his language :p
     
  14. Rozroz

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    LOL you can book with all those Murray mumbles..
     
  15. ruerooo

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    So ... who's taking wagers on the outcome of the TB?
     
  16. Rozroz

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    was this the worst challenge ever???
     
  17. romeo8880

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    Murray has nobody to blame but himself for choking the break away.
     
  18. Gut Check

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    Ooh, bad Murray miss.
     
  19. Tony48

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    Murray has taken so much pace off of his serve, trying to surprise Raonic.

    Murray was surprised that Raonic was ready.
     
  20. Gut Check

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    Finish him!
     
  21. Xizel

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    It's over. Good job to Raonic. Likeable demeanor.
     
  22. bezs

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    Dude....a DF!!!!
     
  23. Tony48

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    And Raonic does it.

    Raonic def. Murray 6-3, 6-7, 7-6
     
  24. romeo8880

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    Embarrassing stuff right there for Murray. Just another example of the top players not caring about these small crap tournaments.
     
  25. Gut Check

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    Bwhahahhaha! Giraffe boy takes it. Great match.
     
  26. Brian11785

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    Not going to say "He is the future."

    But these are the types of performances that have people saying "He is the future."
     
  27. Strategy

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    Yeahh!!!! :)
     
  28. bezs

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    Nicely done from Milos
     
  29. Ellipses

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    Wow. Great match from Raonic. He's been coming to the net much more lately and he's looked good doing it.
     
  30. ruerooo

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    Whoo!

    10Miloses!
     
  31. Rozroz

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    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    well done Raonic! great mental toughness!!
    teached that classless brat some manners.
     
  32. Marius_Hancu

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    The more spectacular style wins today:

    And what a player we're coming to have on our hands!

    Congrats, Milos!
     
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    There's no pleasing some people.
     
  34. Marius_Hancu

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    This is really the coming-of-age of Milos Raonic!!
    Congrats, Milos!
     
  35. batz

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    Great win for Milos - congrats to him and his fans.

    I could be wrong, but I think that's only the 2nd time in his career that Murray has lost having had a match point.
     
  36. Gut Check

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    Rao-Rao saves match points in QF and SF. Big testimony to improving mental game. If he puts in that level of aggression as his standard modus operandi, he'll pick up some nice wins.
     
  37. dangalak

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    Ir has little to do with his mental game. It has to do with the fact that his serve is almost untouchable.
     
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    This was better than the final.
     
  39. pound cat

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    A great match with brilliant play from both. Highly enjoyable.

    GO MILOS.
     
  40. St. Bernard

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    Raonic seems to so a really good job against the Big 4 at non-majors, having beaten Murray twice now in 500s and coming awful close to beating Federer three (?) times at Masters. I'll happily take my loss in the Power Play League if it means some younger talent wins bigger events.

    Lets just see if he can string these kinds of Top 10 wins together in Slams, hasn't shown that yet
     
  41. Marius_Hancu

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  42. Mainad

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    Raonic deserved this one. He hung in there, came back from a set and a break down, fought off two match points and kept his head and his serve to see it out. Congratulations to him.

    If I remember rightly, he held match point against Querrey in the final of the 2010 Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. It was in a 2nd set tie-break.
     
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  43. batz

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    Good shout mate - I forgot about that one.
     
  44. pound cat

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    No doubt Milos has been following this site lately. That's probably why he decided to come forward and to serve BIG . He thanks all of the armchair coaches on this message board and says that the advice has turned his game around. LOL
     
  45. Mainad

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    Actually it was in a 2nd set tie-break (see edited post). Were you thinking of something else by any chance?
     
  46. Beryl

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    What a choke by Murray! First up a break in the 3rd. Then has a neutral rally going during match point but commits a feeble unforced error. Then gives away the tie breaker. Raonic played well but Murray helped him at the end.
     
  47. Gut Check

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    "We are all Galo Blanco." :grin:
     
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    Get a grip would you! Murray most definitely cared about this event and he stated in a couple of interviews that I saw that now that he has won a slam he was going to concentrate more on other non-slam tournaments. He said before he had so much pressure to always win a slam that he would lose focus at the lesser tournaments. It sure looked like he was trying hard to win today and wanted to win badly.

    I called it incorrectly earlier as I said Murray would win this in straights because of his recent slam win but Raonic proved to hang tough and he has obviously worked on his backhand and net play. Raonic is the only one out of the young guns who is worth a darn, the rest are useless. You better get used to Raonic moving up the rankings because it is going to happen. Don't be so bitter. What did Raonic ever do to you?
     
  49. batz

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    Yep. Ancic at Miami in 2008. It cost Murray his place in the top 20 :shock:. A couple of months later he makes his first slam QF, then wins his first MS, then makes his first slam final.

    They say it's darkest just before the dawn.
     
  50. Mainad

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    I think Murray reverted to some of his old, bad habits in this match ie. poor body language, swearing and muttering to himself, losing focus when he had several chances to close it out, squandering too many opportunities. It was disappointing to see but also a tribute to the kind of pressure Raonic kept putting him under and vice versa but it was Murray who crumbled first and Raonic who held his nerve even when it looked like he was on the way out. It was a great comeback for him. He deserved to win.
     

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