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Andy Murray and Miloslav "Big Cat" Mecir

I saw a commetary today that compares these two champions -- and I agree, Murray resembles Mecir not only physically but also stylewise. This calm, smooth game that keeps the opponent on the backfoot by the permanently but unpredictablly changing speed and finding the weirdest angles on the court -- I've seen this before (and loved it).

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Re: Andy Murray and Miloslav "Big Cat" Mecir

I suppose you could say that there is a similarity. Murray indeed plays smooth and effortless - a luxury car of a player. Like Murray Mecir would move like a gazelle, spraying the ball from corner to corner and utilize angles to the extreme. Mecir also had a propensity for spectacular passing shots and we saw a few from Murray on Saturday - he'd go fairly steady-as-it-goes and then when the opportunity presents itself *bam*, Nadal doesn't know what hit him.

Unlike Mecir though, Murray is pretty firey. Mecir was known for being a bit laid back. Too layed back perhaps to win the big one. I think Murray may win a few big ones.

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Murray isn't even a "Champion" yet.


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When did Murray obtain "champion" status? When he showed us his herculean guns that allowed him to come back against tennis god Jurgen Melzer?

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now that's a name i haven't heard in years. he had a beautiful game.
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in a way Murray's game is quite something, I used to think of him as a defensive baseliner but when I see the way he constructs the points and hits winners when you least expect them and how opportunistic his game is I find it hard to just say he is all defense, I believe Murray's game is still evolving and yet to be complete but the way he is building it is quite special.

of course before we compare him to champions he has to win a slam at least, this thread is a little (or much?) ahead of time

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Hopefully he displays more mental fortitude than the nervous Mecir. I wish him well because his game is very intelligent.
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Mecir > Murray.

Mecir had more grace and deception than anyone.

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Re: Andy Murray and Miloslav "Big Cat" Mecir

Things they have in common, two hand backhands, dry wit, both have the last name that begin with M, that's where it ends.

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Big (& Little) Cat > Murray
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Murray will be a grand slam champion, something that Mecir never achieved.
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Murray will be a grand slam champion, something that Mecir never achieved.
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I think they are very similar, i just hope (though i am yet to be convinced) that andy is made with greater mental strength than mecir had.

People are blind if they can not see all the things that Andy has at his disposal. I think he will be no1 one day if he can put it all together
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People are blind if they can not see all the things that Andy has at his disposal. I think he will be no1 one day if he can put it all together
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