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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #780 on: January 25, 2013, 06:48:08 AM »
Murray was tough, had Fed on the ropes all night.
 
A couple days rest should help Murray.
 
 

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #781 on: January 25, 2013, 06:51:04 AM »
Congrats, Murray & fans!! Top, dominant performance from the Scot! Federer hung in but always playing catch-up! Again RF ousted in semis!! Nole-Muzza the new rivalry in men's tennis? The top 2 men going in a 5-setter, winner-takes-all!!Should be good..  ;-()

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #782 on: January 25, 2013, 07:10:14 AM »
Congrats to Sid and all the Murray fans here on the board. I had hoped Roger could have pulled it out....but....oh well.

Great job tonight/this morning by Murray.


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Thanks 2 Dallas & all Rogers fans,good hard match,if i bited my finger nails i would have had no fingers left.Fingers crossed Andy makes b2b Slams next in the Final.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #783 on: January 25, 2013, 07:17:15 AM »
Fed tried hard but it didn't work out at the end. I feel sorry for him but he took a young Andy to 5 sets (not too shabby at all). Murray looked too nervous . Congrats to him and Sid  :).

 On the other hand, Murray really looks hungry  :).

Now it's Alex vs. Sid. Bring it on babe  :)>>>> :rofl_2:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #784 on: January 25, 2013, 07:18:40 AM »
Andy Murray was fantastic today!!!!!!! But i think he will lose the final, Djokovic is best than Murray.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #785 on: January 25, 2013, 07:35:03 AM »
Fed tried hard but it didn't work out at the end. I feel sorry for him but he took a young Andy to 5 sets (not too shabby at all). Murray looked too nervous . Congrats to him and Sid  :).

 On the other hand, Murray really looks hungry  :).

Now it's Alex vs. Sid. Bring it on babe  :)>>>> :rofl_2:

Sorry my friend your next to feel the power of Murray,if he service is like today & hits winners like that your bang init mate. :)>>>> :)>>>> this means war till it's over :)

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #786 on: January 25, 2013, 07:36:40 AM »
Andy Murray was fantastic today!!!!!!! But i think he will lose the final, Djokovic is best than Murray.
he was less than 'fantastic'. and yes, Djokovic is 'best' than Murray  :rofl_2:. OK, sorry, Djok Champ, I'm just being a smart ars  :))

 Sid, I'm talking to you. you can speak/write in  English/Scottish, right?  :rofl_2:. Are you better at English or Scottish? I'm really good at this Canadian language, just can't spell/type very well  :gleam:. I'll shut up now, or maybe not  :innocent:.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #787 on: January 25, 2013, 07:36:44 AM »
Thanks for the congrats Alex :)

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #788 on: January 25, 2013, 07:41:54 AM »
Thanks for the congrats Alex :)
your welcome. It was a good match. I'm still awake, so early here. Murray showed that he is a 'good' champ, but he is going down in the final  :))

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #789 on: January 25, 2013, 07:42:34 AM »
Andy Murray was fantastic today!!!!!!! But i think he will lose the final, Djokovic is best than Murray.
he was less than 'fantastic'. and yes, Djokovic is 'best' than Murray  :rofl_2:. OK, sorry, Djok Champ, I'm just being a smart ars  :))

 Sid, I'm talking to you. you can speak/write in  English/Scottish, right?  :rofl_2:. Are you better at English or Scottish? I'm really good at this Canadian language, just can't spell/type very well  :gleam:. I'll shut up now, or maybe not  :innocent:.

Canadian language is Mumbojumbo gibberish :innocent: :rofl_2:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #790 on: January 25, 2013, 07:46:39 AM »
Andy Murray was fantastic today!!!!!!! But i think he will lose the final, Djokovic is best than Murray.
he was less than 'fantastic'. and yes, Djokovic is 'best' than Murray  :rofl_2:. OK, sorry, Djok Champ, I'm just being a smart ars  :))

 Sid, I'm talking to you. you can speak/write in  English/Scottish, right?  :rofl_2:. Are you better at English or Scottish? I'm really good at this Canadian language, just can't spell/type very well  :gleam:. I'll shut up now, or maybe not  :innocent:.
If he wasn't "fantastic", he played very well.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #791 on: January 25, 2013, 07:54:49 AM »
Thanks for the congrats Alex :)
your welcome. It was a good match. I'm still awake, so early here. Murray showed that he is a 'good' champ, but he is going down in the final  :))

Murray's here for Trophy & you shield,even after 5 sets he gonna take it from you.Once Murray's taken it you have no Slams left :innocent:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #792 on: January 25, 2013, 07:58:13 AM »
Andy Murray was fantastic today!!!!!!! But i think he will lose the final, Djokovic is best than Murray.
he was less than 'fantastic'. and yes, Djokovic is 'best' than Murray  :rofl_2:. OK, sorry, Djok Champ, I'm just being a smart ars  :))

 Sid, I'm talking to you. you can speak/write in  English/Scottish, right?  :rofl_2:. Are you better at English or Scottish? I'm really good at this Canadian language, just can't spell/type very well  :gleam:. I'll shut up now, or maybe not  :innocent:.
If he wasn't "fantastic", he played very well.
He did, Nole champ.  really love your attitude and don't get me wrong. I'm just kidding most of the time. hope you understand  :))
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #793 on: January 25, 2013, 08:02:24 AM »
Thanks for the congrats Alex :)
your welcome. It was a good match. I'm still awake, so early here. Murray showed that he is a 'good' champ, but he is going down in the final  :))

Murray's here for Trophy & you shield,even after 5 sets he gonna take it from you.Once Murray's taken it you have no Slams left :innocent:
hm, not sure that even 'Jesus' Emma can help you with that  :gleam: :))
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #794 on: January 25, 2013, 08:07:55 AM »
Watching the replay. Fed at the service line, Murray between baseline and Melbourne on Fed's service games.

Hopefully, Nole won't have to serve much in the final. I think in the final they should do like hockey, drop the ball at the net to start each point.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #795 on: January 25, 2013, 08:28:45 AM »
2012 US Open final between Murray-Djokovic nearly 5 hours! Roger able to play more games against Murray in 4 hours.

The final should go the distance. Many TBers. For those of you who think a sporting event need not be decided in 5 hours, thank your lucky stars that they're forced to play out the 5th set.

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Almost impossible to determine the winner as they play identically. Should be a long match!


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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #796 on: January 25, 2013, 08:29:35 AM »
Unlucky Dallas & all of Roger's fan,but it's nice Murray beat Roger @ a Slam.Over the moon @ the moment.

Sid,  congratulations!   :)   Your man plays his 3rd consecutive GS final! 

Murray needed to be tested and he was. He passed with flying colours! Building his confidence & belief will be key to ensure he can attain his goals this year, and this win over Federer in a slam will no doubt add to that confidence!
I was amazed to see his improved serve & the rest of his game looked better too.  It was a long and demanding match, so I hope he'll be rested for the final.  He will need to play well consistently against Djokovic, if he wants to win.

Sorry to all Federer fans & supporters. Despite what my head said, my heart wanted him to win, as always.  I'm disappointed for Federer. But he fought when his game was not at its best & it was an excellent effort by him to take it to a fifth set.   The draw he had & the 5 setter with Tsonga no doubt took its toll, as did the fact that his first serve went a.w.o.l for the bulk of the match.  But he seemed to lack focus, losing the 4-1 advantage in the 4th set.  The reality is that he was playing "catch up" for the most part & the result reflects a win for the better player on the day.  Murray simply outplayed him when it mattered.
With all he has achieved, to still be able to play at this level, is another achievement in itself, and I hope he won't be too disappointed at going out here. 

Next, the final.   Will Djokovic be concerned that he has to face such a confident Murray?  As a well seasoned professional, I'd expect him to take nothing for granted, including his own superb game against Ferrer.   He'll remember the close SF match with Murray here last year, the Olympics loss & the USO loss. As such, he'll no doubt be prepared for the long haul. And increasingly, Djokovic's calm attitude in the face of a struggle, is an added string to his bow. He'll be ready.   

Murray will have to serve as well as he did in the SF, and to finish off the points as early as possible.
His return of serve should be on song. I hope he isn't tired, as this is likely to be another long match if they both play well.

I see Murray as the underdog in this final - I can't see him winning it.  If Djokovic is playing less well than in his previous match, it will be a battle, but I see Djokovic getting through.  I hope it a good match.  Good luck to both players & their fans!   
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #797 on: January 25, 2013, 08:31:00 AM »
Alex how will it feel to be no1 & have no Slams :whistle:  for a short while :)~

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #798 on: January 25, 2013, 08:40:59 AM »
Okay, Roger wins 4 straight points and held at love. Murray serving to force 2nd set TB.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #799 on: January 25, 2013, 08:44:17 AM »
Murray hold almost as easily at 15. Here come the wacky points promised!



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