Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennis_pro, Jan 23, 2013.
Well, as evidenced by this match, he's right.
So he's hitting winners, moving fed around, dictating play, serving well, preventing fed from getting too many fh's, low ue, attacking fed's 2nd serve, defending well but he's not playing well?
minus cred points for you
Roger didn't take advantage of that short ball in the first service rally.
If Murray gets through, he has a chance against Novak. I can't quite say the same with Roger, on these courts Fed will find it very difficult to break through Novak.
Look, Wilander will be Wilander, he didn't have 1/10 dedication and passion for the game Fed has.
Sorry, I just don't find getting in first serves and hitting forehands "playing well". It's routine, it's what a person does to win 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
And Federer is NOT playing well. Look at his first service %, unforced errors, winners, etc.
This is looking worse than the Olympic final. at least in that Federer had chances, forced almost as many break points as Murray did - he just didn't take them. Here he can't even get a look in. Can't serve and can't hit a winner, Murray could have won that first set 6-1
nice pass from fed
Good ploy Roger, hit him in the sack!
Fed missing a lot more routine shots now than in the 1st set.
All the ***** I give about your cred points.
Murray's still serving like a madman!
easy holds from andy, feel like that is rogers job.
I'm still amazed Roger can still play this well at his age.
Fed is 29-27 at majors when losing the 1st set...
I'm not sure if Fed even WANTS to go through.
...so he has a chance.
Where's Murray's mother? She always gives Fed good luck.
Murray is 88-6 when winning the 1st set...
i agree, Federer is not playing well, but Murray looks like he could go up a gear or two as well. Murray is playing some good stuff when he has to though.
Finally an ace!!!!
Agree that Fed is not bad on his groundies. It's the serve that sucks right now.
Murray serves well most of the time, quite consistent. You don't see such wide variations with him the way you see with Fed's serve of late when he can be totally off. Maybe age has something to do with it.
ace ace in your face, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ace!
Finally an ace.
Federer's first ace!
He's still putting up a great show, we'll see other members of the big 4 at his current age.
I'd love to see him win a slam this year.
First ace in one hour, have Fed ever served worse?
That's enough from you pal.
Mirka always gives Nadal good luck!
I agree with you. Confident Murray will be a serious challenge for Djoko.
Start of second set. So far not seeing much of a change from set 1. Fed needs to really elevate his game.
I agree, he's hanging in the rallies, just missing the "kill" shot on many occassions.
Murray's serve will likely break down at some point.
Hardly. Murray is more solid than Novak was the whole toruny. If Murray goes up I'm putting my money on him. If Fed goes up - same, if he beat Murray he sure as hell beat Djokovic. I'm not disrespecting Nole here, but Murray just seems that much better than everyone at the moment. Its tough to find a weak spot there.
who are you?
Federer can't beat this Murray, even if he begins to serve well. Murray needs to cool off.
Wonder if he is feeling the Tsonga 5 setter in his legs. It wasn't exactly physical though, what was it, 3.5 hours ? But of course, he isn't young any more.
If Fed can't get a play on 2nd serves he will lose this match.
I definitely think Murray can do more. Federer isn't doing ANYTHING of note on the Murray serve.
Federer's like not giving a damn about the match .. so passive .. so indifferent !
Had to work so hard to win that point.
Wow! Federer really coming up with the goods there!
andys service games are awesome. very fast pace
LOL commentators going "Vintage Federer"
I dunno; I mean as long as Federer is taking care of his serve, there's always tiebreaks. But I'd prefer breaks.
miss on the bh down the line
This Fed would get slaughtered by Djoko, guaranteed.
When Federer retires he needs his own wine circa 2004-2006 so we can all relive the glory days
Good play by Roger, just didn't finish.
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