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Federer questions Murray's fitness?

Not sure if this was taken out of context, but I found this quote interesting:

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Federer also expressed gratitude for Sunday's match, which he said would give him confidence when he hopefully faces the higher - and younger - seeds later in the championship.

"It's good to have five-setters so you know where you're at," he said.

Exactly where Federer is at isn't entirely clear, but he believes wherever it is will be good enough to handle the likes of one of his biggest threats, Scotland's Andy Murray.

"I don't know how fit Murray is," he said.

"I'll take him on any day in a five-setter.

"He's younger so he's probably not so experienced, you know.

"In the end it becomes very mental, and I know that this is where my biggest strengths always come into play.

"That's why I'm always going to favour myself in a fifth set."
Quote taken from: http://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/ne...ough-set-match
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Re: Federer questions Murray's fitness?

Getting desperate with the mind games now Fed, it's now so blatantly obvious it's pathetic.

Might as well give up and go home.
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Im loving this, Fed not holding back. And he better back that shit up
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Re: Federer questions Murray's fitness?

But to be fair what has Roger got to prove????? He has 13 slams he is with out doubt the best five set player on the tour.

Andy Murry has yet to prove that

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Im loving this, Fed not holding back. And he better back that shit up
That's where he will end up looking like a mug, because i don't see how a 4 setters and 5 setters can be favoured to 3 setters in the early rounds.
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Re: Federer questions Murray's fitness?

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Not sure if this was taken out of context, but I found this quote interesting:



Quote taken from: http://au.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/ne...ough-set-match
Here's the question that prompted the reply.

Q. You said that after three and a half hours you were still fresh and fit. There's a lot made of Murray and Nadal's fitness. Do you feel you're as fit as these guys?


ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. I mean, I've played five hours against Rafa on clay and against other players as well. These kind of tests don't come around very often. I had a time in my career I hardly played five‑setters, like for two or three years, so I didn't know why where I was until all of a sudden that crazy match with Safin here in 2005.

Then I knew where I was. I was in pain because of my feet. That was a different issue. It's good to have five‑setters to see where you're at. I don't know how fit Murray is. I'll take him on any day in a five‑setter. He's younger so he's probably not so experienced, you know.

In the end it becomes very mental, and I know that this is where my biggest strengths always comes into play. That's why I'm always going to favor myself in a fifth set.

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That's where he will end up looking like a mug, because i don't see how a 4 setters and 5 setters can be favoured to 3 setters in the early rounds.
As if Federer hasn't won 90% of his grand slam matches in 3 sets. You should start paying attention more.
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Federer has NEVER lost a Grand Slam final to anyone except Nadal, all in Rolland Garros except last year's wimbly, Murray better not be too hopeful anyway.

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I still do not understand why MTF has so many Fed-haters. Heck, even I'm willing to admit Nadal and Nole's greatness. Why can't they admit that Roger is a living legend?
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Maybe Roger tried to say " I will take Murray on, (I will face him) any day in a 5 setter (anytime, anywhere).
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Re: Federer questions Murray's fitness?

What is Fed's problem with Murray??

I mean the ego king sounds pathetic, why he wants to give Murray even more reason to kick his whiny ass is beyond me!

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What is Fed's problem with Murray??

I mean the ego king sounds pathetic, why he wants to give Murray even more reason to kick his whiny ass is beyond me!
What's with this "ego-king" business? All Roger does it tell the truth when someone sticks a microphone in front of him. It's not in his nature to lie and tell politically correct garbage. Roger tells it like it is - a true champ.
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What's with this "ego-king" business? All Roger does it tell the truth when someone sticks a microphone in front of him. It's not in his nature to lie and tell politically correct garbage. Roger tells it like it is - a true champ.
Well said. Ive been wondering why Fed is going on so much about Murray but fact of the matter is he gets asked by jounalists and he's a straight shooter, just the nature of the man. And then Murraytards go and take it so personally. Shame.
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Re: Federer questions Murray's fitness?

Taken out of context, and wouldn't you get pissed off if your asked about Murray in every interview, seriously people.

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Re: Federer questions Murray's fitness?

Seriously if I was Fed, I'd be very pissed off that they're asking me about a guy who has won a grand total of 0 slams.
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