Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Riosfan, Jan 9, 2010.
I never actually watched the first set. But remember Murray vs Stepanek? Similar to that i reckon.
The Hopman Cup is a very prestigious event. You watch it and you see how important it is, the players don't treat it like an exo when they make the final. the trophy and gold diamond encrusted balls are possibly the nicest trophy in tennis. The Aussies really do up this event nicely and the players REALLY want to win it. Murray simply fell short yet again in the big moment, as he often does. He has trouble winning something important. Robredo won Davis Cup doubles final vs. Czech, so he has that edge on Murray in being able to win something huge.
I previously thought Hopman cup was just fun and games reading the box scores in the paper but when you see it on TV, you see it really is a special fantastic event. I saw the last three years and it's one of my favourite events in all of tennis. THough it doesn't count in the rankings. Hopman Cup is taken very seriously by teams that are able to make the finals. Believe me Murray really wanted to win this, had it in his hands but blew it. This loss could damage his chances in Australia.
LAst year Cibulkova and Hrbaty defeat the Safins in the final and that final was also very a fantastic event. Cibulkova was ecstatic cheering on the Dominator as he edge Marat in a great battle. Cibulkova's emotions showed how important this special event is.
yeah sure.It is a very important tournament..much more important that most Challengers and all Futures and as important as Kooyong and Abu Dhabi.
heh I remember last year!Marat showed up one day later than expected with a black eye and a bloody lip.But all ok coz he won the fight,he said.
I'm not sure if you are joking here or not?
Murray is probably the most expressive and emotional player in the top 10. He is always shouting at himself to encourage himself for the next point. He does this all the time!
How can you have missed it?
Half the posts on these boards, seem to be how much it annoys everyone when Murray does this:shock:
stuff that santoro is playin
Watching those last 1.5 sets it was amazing watching where both players were standing in the court. The guy with the smooth, clean strokes was standing a few feet behind the baseline, on his own serve as well as recieving, while the Spaniard with the heavier strokes was right on top of the baseline all the time. Just saying....
If's and buts, but bottom line is....Murray is good but not great.
He used to be really expressive, too negative. he used to get fired up too, that first run at Wimbledon when he was a teen. Yes sometimes he does show the fire but not enough IMO, I think he's too reserved now. I think he has to be more like he was at that first run at Wimb, just like an uncaged animal. overwhelm people with his intensity. The mild mannered act he's doing now and the last year just isn't working.
Murray 06-07 was more animated on the court but this had a negative impact on his game. He was too in and out of matches, and would often lose it mentally because he was spending to much time cursing himself or his coaches.
He may appear more reserved, but he can still get pumped up and play with alot of intensity (Wimbledon 09 vs Wawrinka).
The theory of running into hot players is not down to bad luck but Murray allows these guys to dictate by playing passive tennis. Murrays quite a smart player though, I think he will have addressed the problems causing some of the losses at the slams last year.
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