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Murray v Nadal

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Hello everyone,

Andy Murray is back in action later this afternoon against Spain's world number two Rafael Nadal in the third round of the Hamburg Masters.

You can follow the action game-by-game on the BBC Sport website.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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posted May 16, 2008

Talent alone is NOT enough and Murray has yet to learn that !

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posted May 16, 2008

"Least favorite surface or not, Murray was brushed aside by an out of form, tired and partially injured Nadal. Encouraging? I think not"

I can only assume you didn't see this match. This was actually a return to form for Nadal - he played very very well! His match against Starace was below par - not this one. Aggressive, great length, superb movement. Back on track of the form remains.

Incidentally, Nadal's words. ""My game was 50 percent better (than against Starace), the foot is better, I practiced a lot before this game and it showed"

"I had more time to practise ahead of this game so I was more confident and I played a lot better," Nadal said. "I controlled the game with my forehand."

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posted May 16, 2008

One thing people dont take notice of... Murray more than often seems to lose to an eventual finalist...

I know, he does lose to some that dont go so far, but seriousely... Wawrinka in Rome? Tsonga in Melbourne? There are many more too!! Hmm... Tim Henman used to do the SAME thing...

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posted May 17, 2008

Yeah Debs,

You're spot on - it seems that a lot of the detractors posting here get their information from the tabloid press, rather than bothering to watch matches! A few just make stuff up!!!

Additionally, those criticising Murray's attitude remind me of the people that used to slam Henman whilst also believing that tennis was only played two weeks of the year!

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posted May 18, 2008

Saying that Murray "hasn't got it" is an insult not only to the very talented man himself, but to the deservign players who have beaten him this season - most of which have gone on to reach the final or semi-final of the event.

Give it a rest, children. The Daily Mail does not have the best interests of tennis at heart.

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posted May 18, 2008

comment by jazza0707 (U1817168)
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Least favorite surface or not, Murray was brushed aside by an out of form, tired and partially injured Nadal. Encouraging? I think not.

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have u not seen nadal's form?

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comment by PimBo (U1657321)

posted May 18, 2008

Enough of this, on to the final - what is the prognosis? Despite Nadal expending more energy in a later match, I think Federer needs to win in 2 sets if he is to win. Nadal is just too good at grinding...

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posted May 18, 2008

>>peterscott: Murray was brushed aside by an out of form, tired and partially injured Nadal <<

[sigh] Would this be the same Nadal who has beaten Djokovic, re-established his No 2 ranking and reached the final? I am really baffled by how anxious some of you are to attack Murray at every opportunity.

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posted May 18, 2008

Would Andy Murray be getting this flak if he was from the South of England - no way!

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posted May 18, 2008

Despite having the longer time on court i still favor nadal over fed. unless fed plays a very very good match

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