Emma if you bothered to read I said I have seen Ferrer Nadal and Murray live in the past v federer at the O2 all last year and the peroformance fish gave was better than any of those 3 when I watched them live v federer stats would back that up!
Murray didn't last too long at the tournament this year but he yes he did play federer last year and was annihilated 6-4 6-2 don't know how you can say that's a closer match than fish losing 6-3 in the third! But then again you never cease to amaze me!
Just because you went to tournament the last two years, doesn't really make your points more valid. Just because you eye witnessed it does not mean what we saw on TV was something very different to what actually happened. Do you understand how stupid your statement sounds? That's your first statement that I am taking apart.
As to your second point - Murray didn't last too long in this tournament because he had an injury; therefore, he withdrew after playing the first match. So stop pretending as if you aren't aware of it. Last year Andy lost the match to Federer in the RR in straight sets, true, but then he went on to deliver the match of the year against the man to beat Nadal in the semi. Federer was not the guy to beat last year or this year or since 2008 in case you aren't updated on this. So stop using him as the ultimate measure stick.
Also, in 2008, Andy took Federer out in the RR - the missing puzzle you didn't bother to reply but that's probably because you hadn't started watching tennis back then. But more importantly, Andy has problems delivering his best against the top players in front of the homecrowd and it's been known for a while now. That's why he saw the straight loss against the mug. In China, he did not have that problem. It would be very convenient of you to ignore other elements that lie underneath. Andy is otherwise an excellent indoor player. Fish won a total of 6 titles in his entire career which includes only 1 indoor, whereas Andy has already won 9 indoor titles and he’s only 24. So if you base Fish’s one set vs all that of Andy’s including that positive H2H against Federer, then you are one of the biggest idiots Fed can ever have as his fan. Not to mention, Fish went on to lose all his matches in the RR even when he was supposedly playing his best.
As to Nadal, this is not his best surface yet not only he owns Federer in the H2H (leading 7-2 in the GS alone) and but also, played considerably well in this tournament in the past though he tends to fade away a bit at the end of each year and that's solely because he plays far more tournaments than Federer year in year out and he tends to win the key tournaments and that takes a lot of effort itself. It’s a pity and quite dumb that you mention Fish against these great players despite the fact that both Nadal and Murray lead in the H2H department. You can’t just single one tournament out to highlight Fish’s one set vs Federer. In any case, Nadal also took a set from Federer in the last year’s final lest you forget. That’s FYI since you are only brining the last two year’s event up.
As to Ferrer, he beat both Nole and Andy in the RR whereas Fish lost all his RR matches. No need to go further than that.
On to Fish, I don't quite understand your take on his match against Federer because Tsonga played his very first match against Federer and he too took a set from Federer, yet you are quite hung up on Fish. More importantly, Fish probably played the match of his life to get one set from Federer and it’s not even to his credit as Federer, apart from his match against a spent Nadal, isn’t playing exactly superb tennis himself. So it’s more to Federer's discredit if anything.
Now I am sure you will come up with a couple of lines to reply to my post and you will probably talk about something totally irrelevant. That has been the trend of your postings so far but then again, you are a f*cked up and messed up SmugFed troll. You don't even have a proper identity.