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Old 01-28-2013, 03:25 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by OddJack View Post
Yeah yeah yeah, he's good, with all the stats, the 2011 season and all that.

No Nadal, only Old Fed who used to stop him in majors...

I know he won majors when Nadal and Fed were around, but they are both past their primes now and for the next 10 majors there will be no real rival for him.

Murray has only recently has made a move and even now its obvious he cant keep up with him physically.

If he swipes the majors this year it's because of a perfect timing when a weak era has emerged.
Disagree, Fed is still a tough player to beat, his level of play is still very high and Murray has always been a terrific player and is that much more dangerous since his slam final mental block is gone.

We also don't know how much Nadal will be in the mix this year so too early to tell but he was playing great tennis in 2011 and 2012 (until FO) when Novak was facing him on the big stages.

The depth outside the big 4 is very lacking but as a trade-off you have a great top 4 (well great top 3 at the moment but I believe Nadal will return).

Originally Posted by rajah84 View Post
I wouldn't base Murray's chances on this last match, if that's what you're doing. Roger at his best would have a hard time beating Novak right now. In my opinion the Novak that showed up against Stan would own the h2h against a prime Federer. But I do agree this is a weak era, but then it was even weaker years ago when Roger was gathering up slams before the Spanish Winter.
Dude, he doesn't own Fed even now, since the start of Novak's domination in 2011 he's 3-2 in slams against Fed and had to save 2 MPs in one of those wins, that's certainly not ownage against Fed who isn't as good as he was in his best years.

Also Stan was zoning but his best level isn't as potent as Fed's best level, jeez.
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