Rafael Nadal vs. Andy Murray Wimbledon Semifinals

What will the score be?

  • Nadal in 3

    Votes: 31 25.6%
  • Nadal in 4

    Votes: 35 28.9%
  • Nadal in 5

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • Murray in 3

    Votes: 6 5.0%
  • Murray in 4

    Votes: 28 23.1%
  • Murray in 5

    Votes: 13 10.7%

  • Total voters
    121

rafan

Hall of Fame
doesn't look like he's prepared to fight too much atm. Oh well. If Murray wins I really hope he wins wimbly. It would be great for him to win his first slam here.
yes it would be great for British tennis because they have enough money to sponsor 10 Murray's
 

babbette

Legend
"he just waits and waits and waits for you to fall off the high level that you've set.."....shhheeeeooouuuuuuttt iiiiiiiittttt!
 

fps

Legend
Andrew Castle says Rafa is tough because he "waits and waits and waits for you to fall off your game".

RUBBISH.

He's tough because he starts well and gets better, and has a mentality of iron, and can retrieve all day but also hit crazy shots if you yourself don't hit deep.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
Nadal up a double break by not doing too much.


For sure, Nadal is not hitting any unbelievable shots that we are used to seeing or anything like that. Murray, on the other hand, is hitting unforced errors all over the place. Nadal is just relentless.
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Murray started playing as bad as possible, missing at every opportunity, LOL. Just because he missed that 15-30 forehand, he forgot how to play.
 

ViscaB

Hall of Fame
Murray started playing as bad as possible, missing at every opportunity, LOL. Just because he missed that 15-30 forehand, he forgot how to play.
Most players have ups and downs. Nadal is mr steady just waiting for a dip in form.

Amazing net play there!
 

babbette

Legend
Andrew Castle says Rafa is tough because he "waits and waits and waits for you to fall off your game".

RUBBISH.

He's tough because he starts well and gets better, and has a mentality of iron, and can retrieve all day but also hit crazy shots if you yourself don't hit deep.
castle is one person on this thread right now. we should figure out who
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Missing shots and double-faulting are part of tennis. You aren't going to make zero UE's.
Tennis is mental, though. They aren't robots out there. Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer would have all made those shots. And so it is sometimes meaningful to label some lost games as chokes, especially if they involve 4 unforced errors.
 

babbette

Legend
ooh my god I loved that point at the net

Do the big 3 (women in his life) alwayshave to take off their jackets/scarves/glasses at the same time. They're so annoying
 

lonux

Hall of Fame
Ah, the inconsistency. I didn't really think Djo - Jo was a good match, but this match is just rubbish IMO. Both can play so much better.

5-7, 6-2

I wonder where it'll go...
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
Murray's definitely being more aggressive in this match :)

1 set apiece

Best 2 of 3 sets now
 
Like I said, Murray's mental game once again letting him down after a quality first set. Nadal did very little in the ways of dictating to win that set.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Tennis is mental, though. They aren't robots out there. Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer would have all made those shots. And so it is sometimes meaningful to label some lost games as chokes, especially if they involve 4 unforced errors.
If Rafa played the EXACT same game Murray did, and it was he who got broken, you wouldn't say he choked though.
 

ViscaB

Hall of Fame
Andrew Castle says Rafa is tough because he "waits and waits and waits for you to fall off your game".

RUBBISH.

He's tough because he starts well and gets better, and has a mentality of iron, and can retrieve all day but also hit crazy shots if you yourself don't hit deep.

I agree with him. Of course Nadal often grows into a match. But key is that he can raise his level at the right moment in time and always feels when his opponents drop his level to pound on it.
 

Hood_Man

Legend
Well, at least that set was over quickly, and Murray's chance to take a lead in it feels like a lifetime ago. Murray should be able to move on and play better in the 3rd set.
 
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