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Re-assessment

Australian Open
by King_Roger (U7058492) 21 January 2009
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So Fed and Djoker played two rounds and Nadal and Murray one round.

Who has made the best impression so far? I must say Djoker looks better than a lot of us expected. He'll surely make it to the semis at least. Nadal was mighty dominant. Murray was difficult to assess for just a bit over a set. I'll probably have to say Nadal looked the most dominant so far. Any thoughts?

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posted Jan 23, 2009

MarinusM

"Federer would never say something bad about any opponent, slash colleague"

Thanks for the biggest laugh of the tournament so far!!

I love Roger but it's now nonsense to indicate that he is some kind of perfect gentlemen

Basically, Roger for some reason can't stop reminding people that he's the true No.1, and slyly undermines his rivals with sometimes patronising comments.

If Roger is such a gentlemen why;-

1) Did he criticise Murray's lack of progress after he'd been BEATEN by him last February?

2) Doesn't he just embrace his other team mates with positive comments about him all the time, i.e. like Nadal has learnt to do

He never did this before, in fact he actually used to go the other way, give gushing praise of Roddick and how "tough he is to beat", even though he constantly tanked him!!

Nole's worse of course and I'm going to have stop defending him as he he is becoming undefendable.

But let's not kid ourself that Roger is some kind of Saint. That halo went at Wimbledon 2007 when he swore at hawk-eye!!!

Murray and Nadal (these days) never make even just a neutral comment about their opponents UNLESS they are responding to percieved criticism

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posted Jan 23, 2009

Semi's...
Roddick vs Fed
Murray vs Nadal

If Murray can beat Nadal I think he'll beat whoever goes through in the other round.

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posted Jan 23, 2009

With regards to the whole ND has achieved far more than AM argument, I would just like to point out that both were rapidly climbing the rankings at the same time and were flip flopping each other on the way up until AM picked up an injury that kept him out for a while.
And lets not forget that while AM did indeed lose in the first round last year, was Rafa not beaten by the same player who knocked out AM

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posted Jan 23, 2009

You have to be kidding, right? I watched the match last night against Delic and if this guy had the faintets idea of what to do when he isn't serving, Doko would have been in real trouble, and against a player who sneaked in through the back door.
There was one game where Doko left him a wide open court three times and my thoughts every time was, Murray would have killed him on those, come to that so would the Fed and Rafa.
There wasn't one commentator on there (and they are all ex-world class players), who didn't say Doko was not looking good so far at this tournament.

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posted Jan 23, 2009

Canadiancharles ----- I couldn't agree with you more.

The real final is gonna be that semi between Nadal and Murray. Can't wait! Fed is looking excellent though!

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comment by slasher (U7328591)

posted Jan 23, 2009


take digs at djokovic all you want but the fact is he has achieved more than Murray and he is a grand slam champion, Murray has yet to win one. End of !

Fact is I actually like Murray and dont mind if he wins but people saying djokovic is inferior are just ridiculous. He has achieved so much more and over two years has been far superior. Until Murray wins a slam, quit taking digs at djokovic who has already won one

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posted Jan 24, 2009

"take digs at djokovic all you want but the fact is he has achieved more than Murray and he is a grand slam champion, Murray has yet to win one. End of !"

You are correct, but lets not forget that:

1. Djok has lined himself up for this critisism by the comments he made

2. He has 40 more career matches under his belt, so he is bound to have achieved more.

His comments clearly indicate fear and pressure. Fed was not as blatant but he is also irked by Murray.

Nadal is doing the right thing. Letting the others getting the attention whilst quietly slipping back into top gear.

If we get a Murray/Nadal semi final it could be a classic.

Lets not also forget Tsonga. He has a fun looking match against Blake coming up.

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posted Jan 26, 2009

Oh dear - I notice how all the murray fans have gone quiet, wonder why that is <laugh>

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posted Jan 26, 2009

BigBallsBarry

Why do you bother - your infantile musings have been refuted now on several occasions. You keep repeatign the same hackneyed mantra. You're boring Barry.

I'm done with you now - I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

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MurraysDropShot - I hope you have the balls to come back and admit I was correct all along.

No wonder you done a runner from our "debate" as you knew your chances of winning, where the same as Murray winning the Aussie Open - <laugh>

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posted Jan 26, 2009

So glad I "sold" Murray on Sporting Index as suggested - his position as joint favourite with UK bookies based on sentiment rather than ability.

Nice wee earner - thank for not letting me down Andy.

Now for same on Chelsea in Champs League !!!

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