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worst ever from safin?

that was one of the crappest performances i have ever seen!

still beat murray quite comfortably in the end though, 6-4 1-6 6-1
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Re: worst ever from safin?

Sadly, I have to agree with you. That was definitely the worst performance I have ever seen from Marat.


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tad embarassing. Murray is good, but he shouldn't be giving safin breadsticks
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A most pathetic performance by Safin especially in the 2nd set, some of those errors were He got through and what matters is the big W beside his name. Davai Marat

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Maybe Marat was complacent and over-confident?

Does seem like all the top guys are having trouble this week.

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Re: worst ever from safin?

and murray...can he do much besides keeping the ball in play? get some upper body strength!!
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and murray...can he do much besides keeping the ball in play? get some upper body strength!!
Forget the upper body strength. He needs to work on them legs first. If he starts cramping, it doesn't matter how big his pectorals are!
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Forget the upper body strength. He needs to work on them legs first. If he starts cramping, it doesn't matter how big his pectorals are!
as someone else said in another thread, you would struggle to find a weaker guy of his age. he was physically done by the end of the second set...pathetic!
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that was one of the crappest performances i have ever seen!
Had you seen Federer's match today you may well have change your mind about that...
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I don't think Andy played very well either. Definitely not as good as last night against Dent. Safin @ 40% v Murray @ 70% = a 3 set error fest, with Safin just too good at the end.

Andy definitely does need to work on his fitness. In fairness he has played 6 straight weeks and played 3 matches on Saturday/Sunday to win the Challenger in Binghampton, flew to Ohio, played Monday against a player on a higher level in terms of experience/ranking and then playing Safin he started looking very tired. It was also a problem for him at Queens and Wimbledon though. I think in the off season he will work hard on the fitness and training. The rest of this season is gravy. Next year is when he has to prove he's not a good rookie but can rise through the tour and compete.
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I don't think Andy played very well either. Definitely not as good as last night against Dent. Safin @ 40% v Murray @ 70% = a 3 set error fest, with Safin just too good at the end.

Andy definitely does need to work on his fitness. In fairness he has played 6 straight weeks and played 3 matches on Saturday/Sunday to win the Challenger in Binghampton, flew to Ohio, played Monday against a player on a higher level in terms of experience/ranking and then playing Safin he started looking very tired. It was also a problem for him at Queens and Wimbledon though. I think in the off season he will work hard on the fitness and training. The rest of this season is gravy. Next year is when he has to prove he's not a good rookie but can rise through the tour and compete.
good points. except for comparing today's match to his performance against dent. taylor dent is the perfect match-up for murray. andy doesn't have the necessary physical attributes to beat top baseliners at the moment, so his best chance is against someone like dent.

in the off-season he needs some serious work in the gym!!
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Had you seen Federer's match today you may well have change your mind about that...
i saw it. still thought he was better than marat today.
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i saw it. still thought he was better than marat today.
OK, I take it back. In this case I'm glad I didn't see Marat's match
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I'm glad too.

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Re: worst ever from safin?

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that was one of the crappest performances i have ever seen!
you have obviously missed some of Marat's other embarassing performances if you can say that. Besides the guy is coming back from injury, what were you expecting?
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