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  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 10:51:20 13,019 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    I think you're being a little harsh on Ferrer. Ok, he might not win a GS but he's made semi finals before and has beaten Murray at the French Open a few times. He's a clay court specialist who worked really hard to compete just as well on the other surfaces.
    I don't think he's being Harsh at all, he said Ferrer doesn't have weapons on a hard court to hurt the top 4, I'd say that's a perfectly accurate and valid statement.
    cheers..;-)

    I must admit I was suprised at Senso-ji's comment but then I don't know what his tennis knowledge is like.
  • alexc7496 24 Jan 2013 11:01:45 1,792 posts
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    I agree with the Ferrer comment. I have a huge respect for Ferrer, he makes the most out of a fairly limited game. If matches were won on effort and guts he would win everytime, but the fact is he doesn't have a big serve, big forehand or backhand. He is good at evrything, brilliant at nothing. That being said I was surprised how easily Djok rolled him over today.

    I tipped Murrary to win this and I still stand by that. I love Fed but I think Murray has now moved up ahead of him and surely all the time that Djok has been on the court could play a part in the final. There is prob no worse player to play that Murray if you're a little tired as he makes you work harder than any other player for every point.
  • imamazed 24 Jan 2013 11:07:47 5,954 posts
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    A side point: I thought that semis were always played on the same day of a grand slam (ie the friday, weather permitting)? Then Women's final on saturday, men's on sunday.

    Has this changed recently? Is it different down under? Has it never been like this anyway? What should I have for lunch?
  • senso-ji 24 Jan 2013 11:12:34 6,042 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    I think you're being a little harsh on Ferrer. Ok, he might not win a GS but he's made semi finals before and has beaten Murray at the French Open a few times. He's a clay court specialist who worked really hard to compete just as well on the other surfaces.
    I don't think he's being Harsh at all, he said Ferrer doesn't have weapons on a hard court to hurt the top 4, I'd say that's a perfectly accurate and valid statement.
    cheers..;-)

    I must admit I was suprised at Senso-ji's comment but then I don't know what his tennis knowledge is like.
    Haha, not as much as your knowledge, clearly :)

    I guesss I read a little too much into your comment. Ferrer isn't really close to the top 4 and maybe he'll never get there, but it was just the manner that he lost today which was surprising.
  • Trane 24 Jan 2013 11:27:32 4,059 posts
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    I don't think anybody expected the manner of result from today. I don't think anyone would have tipped Ferrer, but for Djokovic to dismantle him in such a short space of time and concede a handful of games, is a surprise yeah. Ferrer has a fantastic mental aptitude.
  • Trane 24 Jan 2013 11:29:22 4,059 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    A side point: I thought that semis were always played on the same day of a grand slam (ie the friday, weather permitting)? Then Women's final on saturday, men's on sunday.

    Has this changed recently? Is it different down under? Has it never been like this anyway? What should I have for lunch?
    Everything is upside down and back to front in Australia, even their water flows down the plug-hole the wrong way! :)

    I'm not quite sure why the schedule is like it is, tbh.
  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 14:24:23 13,019 posts
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    alexc7496 wrote:
    I agree with the Ferrer comment. I have a huge respect for Ferrer, he makes the most out of a fairly limited game. If matches were won on effort and guts he would win everytime, but the fact is he doesn't have a big serve, big forehand or backhand. He is good at evrything, brilliant at nothing. That being said I was surprised how easily Djok rolled him over today.

    I tipped Murrary to win this and I still stand by that. I love Fed but I think Murray has now moved up ahead of him and surely all the time that Djok has been on the court could play a part in the final. There is prob no worse player to play that Murray if you're a little tired as he makes you work harder than any other player for every point.
    I reckon Fed will take Murray and play Djokovic in the final. Murray's not really played anyone of any significance yet where the others have and come through them. Murray's serve % has been poor so far and he's allowed too many dueuces and break points. He'll really have to up his game if he's to beat Fed. Yes he beat him in the Olympics but thats only a best of 3 match. Fed always raises game for Slams and he knows he hasn't got many more left.

    Edited by pistol at 14:24:59 24-01-2013
  • pistol 24 Jan 2013 14:30:38 13,019 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    pistol wrote:
    Trane wrote:
    senso-ji wrote:
    I think you're being a little harsh on Ferrer. Ok, he might not win a GS but he's made semi finals before and has beaten Murray at the French Open a few times. He's a clay court specialist who worked really hard to compete just as well on the other surfaces.
    I don't think he's being Harsh at all, he said Ferrer doesn't have weapons on a hard court to hurt the top 4, I'd say that's a perfectly accurate and valid statement.
    cheers..;-)

    I must admit I was suprised at Senso-ji's comment but then I don't know what his tennis knowledge is like.
    Haha, not as much as your knowledge, clearly :)

    I guesss I read a little too much into your comment. Ferrer isn't really close to the top 4 and maybe he'll never get there, but it was just the manner that he lost today which was surprising.
    I might be mistaken but I don't actually think Ferrer has ever beaten Djokovic in a hardcourt Grand Slam. A couple of wins on hardcourts but in smaller tournaments.
  • teamHAM 24 Jan 2013 17:23:59 3,151 posts
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    Now Annabel Croft is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine but christ she looks rough in today's coverage!

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  • cubbymoore 24 Jan 2013 18:23:55 36,504 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    alexc7496 wrote:
    I agree with the Ferrer comment. I have a huge respect for Ferrer, he makes the most out of a fairly limited game. If matches were won on effort and guts he would win everytime, but the fact is he doesn't have a big serve, big forehand or backhand. He is good at evrything, brilliant at nothing. That being said I was surprised how easily Djok rolled him over today.

    I tipped Murrary to win this and I still stand by that. I love Fed but I think Murray has now moved up ahead of him and surely all the time that Djok has been on the court could play a part in the final. There is prob no worse player to play that Murray if you're a little tired as he makes you work harder than any other player for every point.
    I reckon Fed will take Murray and play Djokovic in the final. Murray's not really played anyone of any significance yet where the others have and come through them. Murray's serve % has been poor so far and he's allowed too many dueuces and break points. He'll really have to up his game if he's to beat Fed. Yes he beat him in the Olympics but thats only a best of 3 match. Fed always raises game for Slams and he knows he hasn't got many more left.
    The final match was out of 5 in the Olympics.
  • CharlieStCloud 25 Jan 2013 08:40:01 5,530 posts
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    Come on Moo-Moo!

    That's what my two and a half year friends son calls him ...

    ... : )

    For those who are at work, you can watch it live on the BBC iPlayer.

    My body is ready.
  • Flying_Pig 25 Jan 2013 09:22:35 11,498 posts
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    Break up in the first set :)
  • Trane 25 Jan 2013 09:33:39 4,059 posts
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    Solid start.
  • Psychotext 25 Jan 2013 10:22:35 55,032 posts
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    Murray doing appallingly in this tie break.
  • THFourteen 25 Jan 2013 10:23:10 34,470 posts
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    @cubbymoore don't you dare argue with pistol about tennis
  • Psychotext 25 Jan 2013 10:26:59 55,032 posts
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    Good run of points here for Moo-Moo (I like it!).
  • Ziz0u 25 Jan 2013 10:27:16 8,648 posts
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    C'mon Federer you half South African bastard you.
  • Psychotext 25 Jan 2013 10:28:30 55,032 posts
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    You blew that Murray.
  • senso-ji 25 Jan 2013 10:29:14 6,042 posts
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    Phenomenal end to that second set.
  • teamHAM 25 Jan 2013 10:30:27 3,151 posts
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    That overhead smash could have been put anywhere but instead Murray blasted it straight at Federer and gave him a chance to hit back, which he duly did.

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  • CharlieStCloud 25 Jan 2013 10:32:01 5,530 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    You blew that Murray.
    Why-oh-why did Moo-Moo (glad you like it!) hit that ball back at him to set Federer up for a backhand...?

    Let's hope it doesn't affect too much in the long run.
  • monkman76 25 Jan 2013 10:33:16 5,406 posts
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    Worried now. Put it behind you Murray and get that first serve going again!
  • teamHAM 25 Jan 2013 10:38:35 3,151 posts
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    Federer to dominate and win in four now.

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  • CharlieStCloud 25 Jan 2013 10:40:02 5,530 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Worried now. Put it behind you Murray and get that first serve going again!
    Moo-Moos first serve, at times, is genuinely devastating ... I think he hit a 215kph at one point that Federer didn't even try to hit!

    I think this is going to be a five set match now, finishing at one o'clock in the morning.
  • mcmonkeyplc 25 Jan 2013 10:44:09 39,567 posts
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    How many overs have been bowled?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • senso-ji 25 Jan 2013 10:47:29 6,042 posts
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    Murray not serving as well as he was earlier and Federer playing better.

    Still think Murray will win the match.

    Edited by senso-ji at 10:49:27 25-01-2013
  • teamHAM 25 Jan 2013 10:56:44 3,151 posts
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    Lol @ hawk eye

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  • Trane 25 Jan 2013 10:57:52 4,059 posts
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    Good break, should be third set to Murray now.
  • CharlieStCloud 25 Jan 2013 11:02:02 5,530 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    Lol @ hawk eye
    Oh, tell me what happened please!

    I quickly popped to the loo...
  • teamHAM 25 Jan 2013 11:05:54 3,151 posts
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    There was a line call of out against Murray. He challenged it and hawkeye indeed called in Murray's favour (IN), with 99% of the ball out and ~1mm of the ball in. Cue gasps from the crowd! It was the closest hawkeye decision I have ever seen.

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