Re: WWW: Rome R2 Murray vs Seppi
Yep, either result wouldn't be a shock, although there are a couple of good points in Murray's favour:
1. Motivation - badly needs to start winning again and in a commitment tournament such as this you'd expect him to be ready to take the game seriously again. A poor clay court season will NOT help him in his quest for a Slam title...needs to be confident that he can grind matches out even on a bad day, and being seeded something like #5-6 (for US Open as an example) would unnecessarily complicate matters.
2. Seppi - obviously a more talented player on this surface (but not immensely talented), moves well and works hard...but lacks a real killer instinct and a big shot. Generally, that isn't the recipe to beat Murray.
Expecting Murray to win today, but I doubt he'll be staying in Rome for more than a couple more days.