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Murray Vs Seppi

by MarcusInKensington (U10494585) 12 February 2009
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I'm predicting a comfortable 6-2 6-3 victory for the Murraymeister today. Hopefully he'll get a nice cake afterwards too.

Hopefully both Murray and Nadal will make it through to the final, then we will get a really good idea of what 2009 holds in store for each player.

If Murray wins, I think he will truly be confirmed as a world force, capable of beating all in front of him (as it's not an exhibition, and Nadal is fresh...so no excuses)

If Nadal wins, it will confirm that Murray's recent victories over him are (in part) down to him being a bit tired at the end of last year.

Regardless of who wins this tournament, I think 2009 will be a really good year for men's tennis.

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posted Feb 12, 2009

But it's warm dahhhhhn sahff.

LOL Yummy, you'll still be here at closing time...you've already said night night THREE TIMES!!

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posted Feb 12, 2009

*gag* Porridge...

Anyway, congrats to MAndy on getting through, especially since he wasn't at his best. I think fans need to have patience with their favourites. Keep in mind that these guys have just come off playing the AO.

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comment by doctor (U11828010)

posted Feb 12, 2009

Nadal came through the second rd at Rotterdam with great difficulty. It is not convincing definitely. It is going to be difficult at USO for Nadal(with so many players who pose problems for Nadal , latest one being Dimitrov) unless some miracle happens with the draw then.However there can never be any doubt regarding RG and Wimbledon for Nadal.Completing GS looks bleak at this juncture.

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comment by albert (U6379863)

posted Feb 12, 2009

the uso is a good 7 months away. small time tournaments such as rotterdam are absolutely no indication of nadal's form or desire.

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posted Feb 12, 2009

coolpixel...no - not form and desire, but hardcourt capability ;)

See, Dimitrov deserved a better scoreline, but ultimately its those crucial points that make up the scoreline, no matter how well someone plays. If there's someone just that bit better on that surface, it makes a massive difference...and that is why I would put Federer and Murray ahead of Nadal at the USO, even though Nadal is the best player in the world right now, and maybe even in 7 months time.

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posted Feb 12, 2009

Again - why do people keep saying that RG is a 'sure' thing for Nadal - and then throwing in Wimbledon in the mix (almost as if they've forgotten what a tight match it was?) (As long as he's fit and healthy RG is likely for Nadal - but save for match-fixing, NO player is guaranteed a win.)

Put your crystal balls down and wait and see what's going to happen. And on that note, I agree that Rotterdam doesn't tell us a thing about what's on the cards for the USO.

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posted Feb 13, 2009

Another week and another quarter final for Scotland's No1.

The sensational start to the 2009 season continues!!

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posted Feb 13, 2009

comment by chandraiah (U11828010)
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Nadal came through the second rd at Rotterdam with great difficulty. It is not convincing definitely. It is going to be difficult at USO for Nadal(with so many players who pose problems for Nadal , latest one being Dimitrov) unless some miracle happens with the draw then.However there can never be any doubt regarding RG and Wimbledon for Nadal.Completing GS looks bleak at this juncture.
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I disagree. We must asume Nadal can't be this year at the USO in such a bad form as last season (after Cincy, Olympics...). Last year Nadal got to the semifinal dropping only one set, although his physical and mental form was the worst ever. He even won one set and had 2 other tight sets against Murray and he was really the crappiest Rafa I've ever seen. Rafa is also doing better at Rotterdam than last year. Too early to say if he will be the top favourite at the USO or only one of the favourites, but for sure he will do better than in 2008. To win a best of 5 against Nadal is currently the toughest task in tennis, no matter how good you play or how badly Rafa does, ask Verdasco or Roger

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posted Feb 13, 2009

Talk about pathetic trolls. When murray wins, he's a world force.??? Nadal is fresh??? as is he didnt undergo 2 5 setters in the AO. You guys need to get your acts together or get a life>>>

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