Originally Posted by mariecon
Federer won 6 tournaments in 2012: 3 MS1000's, 2 500's and Wimbledon. Murray won 3 tournaments last year: the USO, Olympics and a 250 event (zero MS1000's). Masters tournaments are actually very tough to win, just ask David Ferrer who, although #4 in the world, just won his first ever at Paris Bercy. And Federer does have a lot of points to defend going forwards because he had a much better start to last year than Murray who went away after the AO last year, so yes it will be tough for him to hold onto his ranking if he can't defend those titles. But I still believe every time he and Murray play it's all on his racquet. If Federer has his A Game, Murray's in trouble.
Indeed they are, but I'll bet a pound to a pinch of sh1t that you were saying they don't mean jack when Murray was winning 8 of them but losing the big best of 5 matches?
You are free to believe whatever you want, but even if you're right - the data shows that Roger only brings his A game around 45% of the times he plays Murray. That figure is unlikely to increase as he gets older.