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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #60 on: March 04, 2012, 08:10 PM »
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My view of the match for what it's worth:-

* Yep it was disappointing that Andy lost
* It was disappointing that Frauderer got yet another moment to bask in glory
* It was very scary to see the Frauderer fans some of them quite mature with their painted faces and RF jumpers!!!!
* It was much more important for Andy to beat Berdych and Djoko cos should he come across them in a GS then the confidence gained from these wins will be vital.
* The progress Andy made this week was evident and clear to see very encouraging in such a short space of time.
* Andy came across in his loser's speech as humble pleasant and a down to earth bloke and well Fed was just Fed.....  Fed just reminds me of a cartoon character clinging to the edge of the cliff before he drops to the bottom and out of sight and mind.
* Fed had to play flat out to beat a 50% Andy
* Roll on IW and Miaimi
* So proud of Andy and the way he just keeps going on trying to find ways to get better and better
* So glad I am an Andy fan, so much to be proud of and proud to support a lovely bloke.

So come on Andy you just need to win at the important events these 500's are not really what matters, onwards and upwards.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #61 on: March 04, 2012, 10:20 PM »
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My view of the match for what it's worth:-

* It was much more important for Andy to beat Berdych and Djoko cos should he come across them in a GS then the confidence gained from these wins will be vital.


The most important point. Andy won't be meeting Fed in any of the remaining GS unless it's a final so this will do Andy a world of good to have had wins against Novak and Berdy this early on in the season.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #62 on: March 04, 2012, 11:59 PM »
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Yes, it's good to see Andy dwelling on the positives.

According to the Telegraph, Andy is already on his way to Los Angeles http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/9121115/Andy-Murray-is-beaten-but-not-bowed-after-losing-to-Roger-Federer-in-straight-sets-in-the-Dubai-final.html

Andy's posted the link to this on his FB page Very Happy
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #63 on: March 05, 2012, 01:38 AM »
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Andy's posted the link to this on his FB page Very Happy
I like that.  Andy's definitely making a declaration of intent here!
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #64 on: March 05, 2012, 11:35 AM »
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this is a bit off topic but when is the draw for indian wells going to be released?
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #65 on: March 05, 2012, 12:13 PM »
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According to the Indain Wells website the ATP World Tour Singles Main Draw will take place on Tuesday, March 6. I cannot see any reference to time however.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #66 on: March 05, 2012, 12:28 PM »
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@PaeudoFed So so happy! Thank you to all My fans, staff and Me. I hope you all enjoyed My #humble victory speech. I think I mentioned everybody?
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #67 on: March 05, 2012, 01:39 PM »
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Excellent piece from Peter Bodo with regards to Roger's performance over the last little while


He's getting to be like the guy who's still dancing with a lampshade on his head and crying, "Whoo-hooo!" while everyone else is played out and leaving the party.

Or like the ex-boyfriend who just won't go away — and just may end up marrying the fickle beauty who once dumped him. It may not be a very dignified way to describe Roger Federer, but for the great champions it isn't really about dignity, not primarily, anyway. It's about you know what. It's about winning.

And Federer has been doing an awful lot of that recently.

In fact, he's won 33 of his last 35 matches since he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the U.S. Open and that was a match in which he was twice one swing away from advancing to meet Rafael Nadal in the final. The only matches Federer has lost since then were to Nadal in the semis of the Australian Open, and John Isner of the USA in a Davis Cup tie. The title he won today in Dubai (d. Andy Murray, 7-5, 6-4) is his fourth during that run.

Okay, that's the cue for all the haters to emerge from under the mossy stone bridge to brag about what No. 2 Nadal would have done to Federer, had he bothered to enter Dubai. Or for No. 1 Djokovic's partisans to shrug and claim their man just had one of those bad days when he lost in the semis to Murray.

Fair enough, but if nothing else it's downright mean-spirited not to tip your hat to Federer, the 30-plus year old 16-time Grand Slam singles champion and father of twins. These days, when Federer says, "Who's your daddy?" he's not just talking to his little girls. He's also addressing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray, and all the rest of them.

"There is no substitute to confidence," No. 3 Federer told the press after his creative demolition of Andy. "I've played great (lately)."

This title is not quite up there with Federer's win last November at the ATP World Tour Finals, but it eclipses those other three tournament wins he's had since last fall — and by a significant margin.The field in Dubai was loaded — only Nadal and clay dog David Ferrer were MIA among top 10 players. And let's be honest about this: Federer has needed to show that he can beat one of the other Big Four (Djokovic, Nadal and Murray) in a single-elimination tournament final — something he hadn't done until today since the fall of 2010 on his home turf, Basel (d. Nadal).

As impressive — and aggressive — as ATP No. 4 Murray was against Djokovic in the semis, Federer de-fanged him in the trophy match. Taking advantage of the premium the fast hard court put on quick- strike tennis and employing the versatility that can keep an opponent off-balance on so quick a surface, Federer taught Murray a valuable lesson — the faster the court, the tougher it is to play great defense, and to make that critical transition from defense to offense. If you can't pull that one off, you might as well improve your odds by going off to find a clay-court tournament somewhere.

A guy of Federer's age just isn't supposed to hogtie a rangy 24-year-old the way Federer did Murray — aren't the reflexes the first thing to go as you get older? What the Mighty Fed been doing on the court is nothing short of remarkable, and if Nadal or Djokovic want to do something about it, they can just show up opposite Federer in the draw.

Which they are likely to do, soon enough.

"It's not just that I've taken my chances," Federer mused today. "I really thought I played a good tournament here. . . That gives me hope that I can carry it over to Indian Wells and Miami."

Hmmmmm. . . it seems that a number of people might be thinking along the same lines.

Dubai has found a cozy niche on the calendar as the prelude to the two massive Masters 1000 events in the U.S., and the scorekeepers among you will remember that last year, Federer lost in the California desert to Djokovic, and in Miami to Nadal. Both matches were semis; Federer pushed Djokovic to three sets in Indian Wells, but he played perhaps the worst match of his career in that semifinal loss to Nadal — that is, if you can call standing flat-footed and waving the racquet in the general direction of the ball for about an hour "playing."

Very little has been heard from Nadal in recent weeks; rumor has it that he's working on a plan to take down his nemesis, Djokovic, after which he'll take over the world from a command center on a starship now orbiting the earth disguised as a team Babolat Peugot mini-van. Rumor also has it that Djokovic is a tired puppy, and has been overheard asking his coach, Marian Vajda, "Tell me again, why do I have to win every one of these tournaments again when I won them all last year?"

But just as Djokovic remains a huge problem for Nadal, Federer must rank as a major headache for Djokovic. Since the start of 2010, their head-to-head is 5-5, and they've played a lot of very close matches. Their games match up nicely, but not as predictably as either man's dovetails — for good or ill — with the game of Nadal.

Rumor also has it that Federer is already aboard a private jet heading for Delray Beach, where he plans to challenge the winner of tomorrow's final to play a "quick one" just for the heck of it before they all head off to California. Who knew being 30 could be so much fun? Whooo-hooo!


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This is just typical from a fed fan like Bodo.
"Whose your daddy"?
Give me a break.
Roger was good on Saturday,
But it was hardly vintage stuff.
He put himself in a good position to take advantage of a flat Andy Murray & to his credit made the most of the opportunity.
Had Andy played even half as good as he played against Djokovic, Federer,  who barely got by Del Potro, would have been terminated.
Roger has been very smart in scheduling but he won't be able to rely on that now going on and luck/favourable scheduling will count for little against a Red hot Murray/Nadal/Djokovic in the bigger all outdoor tournaments that shall run until November.
Roger's run shall come to a grinding halt very soon indeed.
Of that I have no doubt.
But congratulations to RF nevertheless in getting his first outdoor tournament trophy in over 2 years.
Lets see how things play out when Andy is fully up to speed in the next few months.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #68 on: March 05, 2012, 01:57 PM »
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This is just typical from a fed fan like Bodo.
"Whose your daddy"?
Give me a break.
Roger was good on Saturday,
But it was hardly vintage stuff.
He put himself in a good position to take advantage of a flat Andy Murray & to his credit made the most of the opportunity.
Had Andy played even half as good as he played against Djokovic, Federer,  who barely got by Del Potro, would have been terminated.
Roger has been very smart in sheduling but he won't be able to rely on that now going on and luck/favourable sheduling will count for little against a Red hot Murray/Nadal/Djokovic in the bigger all outdoor tournaments that shall run until November.
Roger's run shall come to a grinding halt very soon indeed.
Of that I have no doubt.
But congratulations to RF nevertheless in getting his first outdoor tournament trophy in over 2 years.
Lets see how things play out when Andy is fully up to speed in the next few months.

I haven't been able to read anything by Bodo for the last few years.

"Who's your daddy?" To Andy Murray? 8-7 in H2H would suggest that that's a bit silly, even if he won the 2 Slam finals.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #69 on: March 05, 2012, 02:02 PM »
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^^^ Saturday was nothing more than a temporary reprieve for Federer.
The real fun and games start in IW.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #70 on: March 05, 2012, 03:04 PM »
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Bodo is obviously not looking at the grey areas here and drawing conclusions to suit his article. This is a very superficial article to say the least. A bit more balanced article would have looked into things rather than just praise the Lord. Andy was clearly done with the tournament as soon as he beat Nole in the semi. Forget his performance in the final, his smile in the picture below says it all. This is the smile of a person who is not remotely disturbed by the fact that he'd just lost the final but rather someone who's confident and in control of things. On the flip side, this would give Federer a false sense of security.



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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #71 on: March 05, 2012, 03:54 PM »
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^^Yes, that Photo says quite a lot EJ.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #72 on: March 05, 2012, 04:29 PM »
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Yes he is just letting Mr Smug know "you beat me but so what" I really don't give a ****.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #73 on: March 05, 2012, 05:47 PM »
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^^Good one Lb.
But I think I'd prefer a caption something like "you beat me but so what" I'll get you next time.
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Re: Flat Murray falls to fluid Federer « Reply #74 on: March 05, 2012, 06:34 PM »
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No it's "How old did you say you were again?"
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