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by Mattie (U11217107) 16 August 2009
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prove soo many people wrong!

Despite the contunued critics Andy still manages to come up with the goods. You may say its not a major but how many tennis players in the world would give anything to win a masters compeition?

I have accepted the critics will go on, the expectation will always be high. But i think untill he wins a major he will be dubbed a bad player. Erm.. hello people!!! We are talking about the second highest ranked player in the world here. Forgive me for being optimistic but i have a good feeling a major will come his way soon and even if it doesnt he is still one the best British mens player since Fred Perry. Is that not an achievement in itself?

Ps. i think the bbc should get rid of that link to the "I predict a del podro win".. its history now!

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posted Aug 17, 2009

Murray won because Del Potro was completly exausted,but the argentinian will be no.1 in the next 2 years,and he his allready better than the scot.

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posted Aug 17, 2009

Chillian's latest piece just shows how the Internet has given every idiot a platform.

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posted Aug 17, 2009

"after missing the two biggest tournments of the year"

Sorry - two - he was in the French - you just read other blogs and take it for fact as it suits you argument. He missed Wimbledon

People just want to knock Murray and it get tiring.

He is a fantastic player, but so are Nadal and the Fed.

It is not Highlander - there can be only one - you can support a player and acknowledge that others are also good.

To many people on this blog are unsporting idiots.

MY definition of Sporting in this contect

Sporting - Want my player to win

Unsporting - wants a player to lose

Small different, but a huge difference!

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posted Aug 17, 2009

Yep, sorry ur right. He didnt miss both, he missed 1 grandslam, but the question is, if he is (at this time) truly the world number 2, will he stay world number 2 if Nadal gets back to his best. Who is better on top form, Nadal or Murray). I myself would say Nadal, because you can see how dominating he is, so for Murray to be world number 2, is that due to his performance, or due to the absence of Nadal? Oh and Netprofiteer, insults are not needed on a debate like this. I watch all the tennis tournaments, and play a high level of tennis. a mistake is what it is, i prefer comments and critisim on a debate, not cheep attacks.

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posted Aug 18, 2009

im sorry but murray cannot even be compared to federer or nadal. the only reason hes 2 in the world is cos nadals been out. when murray wins a GS and beats one of these in a final then i will say alright hes not bad.

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posted Aug 18, 2009

Chillian, your latest comment is actually a valid one. The jury is definitely out on whether a fully fit Murray is better than a fully fit Nadal. The fact that only one of them is a current Grand Slam title owner would definitely favour Nadal.

It was the sweeping generalisations in your previous comments that I objected to.

And we all watch a lot of tennis - that's why we end up posting to the 606 site.

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posted Aug 18, 2009

I would not disagree that currently Nadel would be the favourite, but as the last US open showed it is not great.

Would he still be No if fully fit - maybe, but fitness is part of the game.

Having a go at Murray because he has remained fit is silly.

It will be great when all of them are playing their tennis again, as I truely do not know who would win each encounter - which is great for tennis

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posted Aug 18, 2009

Sorry got carried away and did not finish my post

I would not disagree that currently Nadel would be the favourite, but as the last US open showed it is not great difference.

Would he still be No 2 if fully fit - maybe, but fitness is part of the game.

Having a go at Murray because he has remained fit is silly.

It will be great when all of them are playing their tennis again, as I truely do not know who would win each encounter - which is great for tennis

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posted Aug 18, 2009

My picks for the USO would be 1st Federer, he seems to never stop winning it, Then, umm, at this time Murray but i might change my mind after Cincinnati, and 3rd Nadal. Del Potro and Roddick would be after that but it would be strange seeing Federer and Nadal meeting in the semis as there new current ranking would allow that. I dont even know the last time they met in the semis of a grandslam. A fully fit Nadal and a fully fit Murray would be close, but i say a fully fit Federer would beat both of them hands down, because that wimbledon in 2008, Nadal was at his up most best, and Federer was recovering from an illness and back injury, yet it still went all the way. Pics for Cincinnati i believe is wide open, Murray seems fav as he won it last year but im guessing Federer would be up there and so will Nadal.

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posted Aug 18, 2009

A fully fit Nadal and a fully fit Murray would be close, but i say a fully fit Federer would beat both of them hands down, because that wimbledon in 2008, Nadal was at his up most best, and Federer was recovering from an illness and back injury, yet it still went all the way.
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It's painful for me to point this out, but at this year's AO it could be argued that Fed and Nadal were pretty much at full fitness, went to five sets and we all know how that turned out. And that was a hard court too.
I do still think Fed has the edge at Flushing Meadows, though.

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