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Re: Dubai Final WWW: Roger Federer defeats Andrew Murray 7-5 6-4

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Compiled highlights already? Some people are dedicated.
by the speed they are getting uploaded through youtube I think they are being compiled mid-match, sometimes it almost feels like they are being uploaded before match even finishes...
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He's missed 2 months, he won't have a good 1st match. And I left Djokovic out because he can't lose #1.

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He wasn't playing a short slice. Why would he slice a return into the service box and give his opponent a short ball?

I know you're a Federer fan, but get a grip, Voo. You don't get credit for mishits that turn into GOAT dropshots. I'm sure you wouldn't call any other player a genius for a mishit.
I thought only 1 of those was a mishit. The one he apologized for when he was ready to receive.

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Nice win for Roger, 1000 points in a couple of weeks it's definitely more than I expected. Too bad slow courts are coming around now...
Yeah superslow courts and balls now untill FO

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He wasn't playing a short slice. Why would he slice a return into the service box and give his opponent a short ball?
At least one of the two returns in question was an obvious mishit, but otherwise Fed actually uses that play a lot to good effect. He draws players forward in uncomfortable positions, setting up for the pass.
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Re: Dubai Final WWW: Roger Federer defeats Andrew Murray 7-5 6-4

Roger sort of imposed himself on Murray and forced Murray into defensive tennis, but Andy did a very poor job of not allowing himself to get pushed around. Very negative performance from him. Didn't serve well enough and his forehand didn't do anything. Disappointing, every time it seems he's really ready to anoint with the elite guys, he takes a step back and makes you question him.

I liked Roger's attack-minded mentality throughout the match. He had his up and down moments but he was playing the correct brand of tennis, particularly given the quicker court speed and deserved to win.
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In terms of quality this definitely wasn't a great match. Federer though he played some clutch tennis and had some flashy points his footwork was very lousy throughout the whole thing. Murray his backhand wasn't clicking but his game was simply neutralized by Federer's game.

Murray's game have improved and the new found power is extremely effective against baseline sluggers such as Djokovic, but his forehand highly lacks agility. Rotational agility on the forehand side I believe is a physical trait Murray can no longer improve upon, it has it's limitation and will always be a weakness Federer can easily expose no matter how much Murray improve in other parts of his game.

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So nice to be able to watch Roger hit with confidence. I never believed that he would lose this match because his superiority throughout the match was clearly evident.

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just for the heck of entering.....he used to fight tooth and nail like a fool in 2008 to win every chicken shit best of 3 sets event.....it's good that he is not trying too hard to win these events......

however i thought he had the match today going by his performance yesterday but it seems like he is happy letting someone else take these titles if they are really desperate for 500s.....
I think it is always good to keep winning to boost your confidence and aura. I think Nole fed off of that last year. Especially if it is just before a major. Those Murray wins you are talking about mostly came at inopportune times in 2008/2009.

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Good performance from Federer. Another title . Hopefully he'll challenge seriously for the nr.2 ranking, would love to have him a second seed at RG after Nole.
Nadal at 3 for RG would be crazy. Would be possible for him to get Murray as a SF, with Nadal/Nole as the other, rather than Nole/Nadal as he had last year.

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I thought only 1 of those was a mishit. The one he apologized for when he was ready to receive.
Just re-watched them. Can't see he apologized for either. Both looked like he intentionally hit them short with the heavy backspin he used.
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Re: Dubai Final WWW: Roger Federer defeats Andrew Murray 7-5 6-4

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Just re-watched them. Can't see he apologized for either. Both looked like he intentionally hit them short with the heavy backspin he used.
The first one was most definitely a shank. You can tell from the sound off the frame and Fed's racquet movement. I couldn't hear the second one because my stream was lagging.


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