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WWW Brisbane SF: Murray (1) v Tomic (8)

Should be a great match. Tomic put in good showings against Nadal (Australian Open), Djokovic (Wimbledon) and Federer (Davis Cup) last year, how will he fare in his first match against the world number four?

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Re: WWW Brisbane SF: Murray (1) v Tomic (8)

Heart says Tomic, but head says Murray.

Head also says Murray won't have it easy, he should play really really well to beat Tomic in front of the Aussie crowd. I'm going with Murray in 3 close sets, maybe even a 7-5 or tiebreak in the last one.

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Re: WWW Brisbane SF: Murray (1) v Tomic (8)

If Murray brings his game from today, straight sets. If he brings his game from the first two days, a close 3 setter. I don't see Tomic's slices bothering Murray much- he loves cat and mouse.

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Re: WWW Brisbane SF: Murray (1) v Tomic (8)

It's true, Tomic's style will get eaten up by Murray. Just a bad matchup for him. If Murray wants this it's his, unless Tomic can bring in some things we've never seen before because he really cares about this "hometown" tournament.

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ND should win this reasonably comfortably. Murray was embarrassing the other night: crying like a girl and faking injuries when that no-namer was destroying him. On the other hand, Tomic does not have the hunger for these insignificant events and may prefer to rest up.


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Re: WWW Brisbane SF: Murray (1) v Tomic (8)

Not convinced as to why this would be a bad match-up for Tomic, he won't provide Murray with a whole lot of pace to work with yet has a jack-in-the-box attacking style which will probably catch Murray off guard, yet Murray doesn't really hit with enough consistent pace to hit through Tomic especially regularly so the question is, will he expose Tomic's weaker movement with angles and grind him down in the end.
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I hope Tomic wins, but for some reason I'm sensing a 6-1, 6-0 beatdown by Murray tomorrow.

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ND should win this reasonably comfortably. Murray was embarrassing the other night: crying like a girl and faking injuries when that no-namer was destroying him. On the other hand, Tomic does not have the hunger for these insignificant events and may prefer to rest up.

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Honestly don't see how Murray can lose this. Tomic, while a great player, has a very similar style to Murray: patient groundstrokes, random injections of pace, great placement, adequate first serve and good hands. Only difference is that Murray does all these things at least a little bit better at the moment and he has the experience plus mental strength.

Tomic certainly can take a set, but I don't see how he can finish the match against Murray. Tomic's game matches up much better against the top 3.

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The outcome will be the same as last year between Murray v Dolgo at AO. Murray should come through as different pace balls and angles will suit Murray down to a tee. Unless Tomic goes into aggressive machine gun mode like Soderling did against Murray at Indian Wells 2010 handing Murray a beat down.
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Re: WWW Brisbane SF: Murray (1) v Tomic (8)

I always root for young, promising players yet I'm afraid Murray will trash B-Nard in straights, letting him win just couple of games.
However, I hope for a great and entertaining match.
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Honestly don't see how Murray can lose this. Tomic, while a great player, has a very similar style to Murray: patient groundstrokes, random injections of pace, great placement, adequate first serve and good hands. Only difference is that Murray does all these things at least a little bit better at the moment and he has the experience plus mental strength.
Furthermore, Murray's movement is visibly superior and Andy can easily exploit Tomic's poor footwork.
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Andy should win this, just hoping its a good match.

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Murray in straight sets
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