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Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

clay or grass? I'm just curious because they're about to have their 11th meeting and they've all been on hard courts (both indoors and outdoors). Will they ever meet in a clay event before the FO or at the FO itself or at Wimbledon (i.e. will Murray ever advance far enough to face Rogie on clay or grass, Rogie can make the SF or F, but can Murray)?
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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

Grass definately, Murray on paper with his game should be top 5 on grass. Clay is less likely, but he had good results last year and can only improve along with his game.

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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

Murray's best chance to get wins over Federer is on hard courts anyway. Roger has the edge over Murray in clay and grass.

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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

thing is, Murray usually never gets far enough in either surface to face Roger
grass is the biggest possibility and I'd give Roger the edge there

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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

Both i think,if Soda can make it to the final of RG so can Murray

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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

Roger would most likely beat him, but I would be very intrested to see them on clay. With Rafa not well, they could certainly play in one of the master series finals.
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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

Tough to say.The only time they can meet on grass is once in a year at Wimbledon while on clay Murray has his struggles with the claycourt guys like Gonzalez,Monaco and the rest
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A meeting on grass is a strong possibility. Murray wasn't that far from reaching the Wimbledon final last year and if he gets the tactics right with his all court ability it could become a very strong surface for him.
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Murray is steadily improving on grass so this year might be a strong possibility they could meet at Wimbledon.
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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

I'd still be surprised if Murray could challenge Fed on grass - maybe in a year with a lot of improvement.

On clay, not even close.
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thing is, Murray usually never gets far enough in either surface to face Roger
grass is the biggest possibility and I'd give Roger the edge there
Didn't they say that about Nadal several years ago (that he never did well enough on HC to meet Federer)? And then didn't he steadily improve, and eventually take the AO away from Federer? I'm just saying, that Murray will probably improve, especially on clay, and by that time, Federer will be even more in decline...
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Re: Will Rogie and Murray ever meet on...

with murray as number 2 (sooner or later) they have to meet in the finals. so probably never.

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I think it's amazing that Murray managed to get to the finals of another GS. It's not every day that this happens for Murray, let's face it. Heck, it may never happen again. Then again, if Nadal continues to have health issues and is taken out early in slams then Murray indeed has a chance to reach more finals.

That said, I don't think Murray will be able to penetrate Federer's defenses and I think that Federer will blast him off the court, perhaps not as badly as the Us Open 2008, but still enough to send a clear message of who is boss. Obviously, most of us want a competitive match, we don't necessarily want a walk-over (I assume most don't want a walk-over but I could be wrong ). I'm sure some would like Federer to crush Murray badly and end his hopes in record breaking time.

Should be a good match. The thing that we as spectators have learned, time and time again, is that even when Federer plays poorly, he is a major threat to win in less than 5 sets. The Us Open 2009, Federer couldn't land a first serve and hit many DF's, yet with his poor serve, the match was on his racket and was ultimately down to the wire.

So in my opinion, if Federer serves well, it's over for Murray before it began. If Federer doesn't serve well, he still very well could win in 4 sets. Murray will have all the expectations in the world to win a grand slam in Australia. His experience in the 2008 Open should give him some confidence and he has improved since then.

Can't wait for this match.
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