2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen's FINAL - [3] Roger FEDERER vs. [4] Andy MURRAY

Who makes history?


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Ico

Hall of Fame
FEDERER WINS 17TH SLAM, 7TH WIMBLEDON TITLE 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 OVER ANDY MURRAY AND RECLAIMS WORLD #1 RANKING.

 
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Ico

Hall of Fame
Be careful, Jo is dangerous when 2 sets down. remember what he did to GOAT mr. federer after getting 2 sets down. so if Jo can do it to him,,,,
Trust me, It would make my day if Tsonga wins. Heck, I'd be ok with him beating Roger in the final as well.
 

tennisenthusiast

Hall of Fame
Dear Ico - As a BOTE member, you are supposed to prefix Roger Federer with "Sir". Please don't forget to use that whenever you talk about his highness.
 

Ico

Hall of Fame
Dear Ico - As a BOTE member, you are supposed to prefix Roger Federer with "Sir". Please don't forget to use that whenever you talk about his highness.
I understand the protocol, but then what would I have done with Andrew Murray's name? It only seemed fair to leave them both untouched.
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
It's official. Dream final. Federer vs Murray. Lol. First final since AO2010 with no Nadal or Djokovic.
 

TopFH

Hall of Fame
Federer in 4. He'll be playing with less pressure than Murray and will be fired up after his win over ND.
 
Now that this match up is official, I'll vote Federer in 4. I think he's got one more great match in him, especially given what's at stake.

Love Fed, but if Murray wins, I'll be OK with it. Would be great to see him win a Major, especially Wimby. The crowd would be something else if he wins.
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
Well jinx didnt quite work. Federer in 4. Would like to see Murray win but dont see it unless he plays better than he has all tournament so far. Federer-Murray matches are different than Federer-Nadal or Federer-Djokovic anyway. You feel like despite Murrays wins over Federer that the match is almost entirely dependent on Rogers play in a sense.
 

SeeingDusk

Hall of Fame
So that's why it's almost impossible to be the first to create these threads. People already make them before the outcome. :O
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Now that this match up is official, I'll vote Federer in 4. I think he's got one more great match in him, especially given what's at stake.

Love Fed, but if Murray wins, I'll be OK with it. Would be great to see him win a Major, especially Wimby. The crowd would be something else if he wins.
Can you imagine Murray's reaction if he wins? It would be like getting a 500kg gorilla of his back, the guy's under tremendous pressure to deliver. Not to mention that it would be a great story overall with the first Brit winning after so many years and with Lendl as his coach who himself failed in his quest to get Wimbledon in his playing days.
 

TenTan

Rookie
I think the pressure may get to murray. Damn i love to see murray win it but my fave player federer is on the other side of the net......
 

westside

Hall of Fame
Lebron got his first ring, Murray is going to get his first slam.

In all seriousness, Federer in 4
 

Love all

Semi-Pro
I think the pressure may get to murray. Damn i love to see murray win it but my fave player federer is on the other side of the net......
Same here. I can not sacrifice Federer's 17 for the Murray's first. He will have to do it when Federer isn't there.
 

*Val*

Semi-Pro
Federer, probably in straights. No chance Fed is going to give up this Wimbledon title to Murray. Andy played well today but to be honest Tsonga gave away the first two sets and only started competing in the third and fourth, and even then he was insanely erratic, even by his own ridiculously erratic standards. In other words, once Murray comes up against a mentally-strong champion, he will go down
 

pmerk34

Legend
Now that this match up is official, I'll vote Federer in 4. I think he's got one more great match in him, especially given what's at stake.

Love Fed, but if Murray wins, I'll be OK with it. Would be great to see him win a Major, especially Wimby. The crowd would be something else if he wins.
Murray is not going to be able to counter punch and wait for errors or passing shots. He's going to have to play the most agressive match of his life to have an ychance.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Murray returns too well for roger. and andy is master of changing pace on grass. Federer won't be able to handle the gyle and cunning of murray.
 

NamRanger

G.O.A.T.
Federer in straights. Murray will have so much pressure on top of his shoulders that it will be a completely unfair advantage for Federer.
 

JustBob

Hall of Fame
Murray returns too well for roger. and andy is master of changing pace on grass. Federer won't be able to handle the gyle and cunning of murray.
Ok one more time... Djokovic is a better returner than Murray, how well did he do returning Federer's serve today?
 

joeri888

G.O.A.T.
Well, today's courts aren't about speed, because they are pretty much all slow. It's about heigth of bounce. Grass bounces very low. Roger and Murray are the two players in the game with the best slice backhands imo. I think this shot's been crucial for both, as well as their (first) serve.

It'll depend on how Murray will be able to get returns off the Federer serve back, and back with interest. If he can establish himself in the rallies, I like his chances. If Federer of today shows up however, I think Federer in 4 is the logical pick.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Murray returns too well for roger. and andy is master of changing pace on grass. Federer won't be able to handle the gyle and cunning of murray.
Yup just like Roger didn't handle 08 US Final and 10 Aussie Final.

Though I wish Murray the best. Will be dissapointed if Federer loses, but if he had to lose to someone in a Wimbledon final it got to be either Murray or Roddick.

My Prediction Federer in 4: 6-4,5-7,6-4,6-2
 

JustBob

Hall of Fame
Fed in 4. The pressure on Murray will be enormous, and I saw nothing proving that he can handle it.
 
BBC forgets that Federer has literally owned Murray in slam finals.
Well I supose their allowed to be carried away being the first Brit in the finals in thousand's of years but rationally Murray's level today won't get in done in the finals against Federer.
 

hedera

Rookie
Again, my pick for the guys is based on which woman wins tomorrow. As a reminder, Williams=Federer, Radwanska=Murray.
 

Antonio Puente

Hall of Fame
Murray has nothing to lose, and he needs to play like it. Few expect him to win.

Let it hang out for 5 mf'n sets, Murray.
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
Murray wasnt great today really. He showed some signs of pressure. Tsonga played like rubbish and still nearly took it to 5 sets. He will have to play at a much higher level in the final to win.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Ok one more time... Djokovic is a better returner than Murray, how well did he do returning Federer's serve today?
on grass, murray is better returner of serve. but One huge point is Today, Navak had problem with movement and his shoes slipping all the time. If you are slipping and don't have footing, you can't get the jump on the return of serve so you can't return well. That is what happened today to Novak, not that roger served so much better.

Murray did not have this problem and won't on sunday
 
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