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Tears Falling......*summary posted*.........Andy Murray defeats Andy Roddick 7-5, 7-5



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I am so sad. Andy has been carrying the weight of American tennis on his shoulders and I support him. But, I am feeling that he is no longer a top 5 player

SUMMARY OF THE MATCH...............Thanks to J'torian

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Well, my interpretation of what happened is that Roddick was simply not as strong as Murray was during his return games. They were both solid on their service games, but Roddick faltered where it counted: at 5-5 in the second set, Murray managed to break thanks to a Roddick UE. (Roddick did get pissed at a bad line call during the second set, but it wasn't anywhere near during a crucial break point or game point or anything like that.)

So yeah, simple as that. It was the usual Roddick weaknesses that critics like to harp on: the longer the rallies went, the less Roddick was favored, and with Roddick's first serve deserting him in the second set, his game became noticeably weaker.

Murray did get tight towards the end, double-faulting twice in the last game (and once was on match point!), and in the last game the score went from 30-30 to AD-Roddick, but he managed to keep his cool. He won the next three points by forcing the UEs from Andy, and won the game.

I'm no expert, but the main thing I think that separated to two players in this game was court sense. (Roddick obviously has a big serve, but like I said it kind of disappeared on him in the second set, and Murray's serve was strong too in this match.) Andy definitely had better anticipation than Roddick during the longer points, and he made Roddick scramble during many rallies - at times it seemed like Roddick was a little lost as to where Andy would punch the ball.

Also, federated mentioned that Murray thinks his game/mentality is similar to Lleyton's, and I'd have to agree. Murray is a great scrambler and defensive player, which kind of helped to neutralize the effect of Roddick's aggressive play. He managed to return Roddick's big serves really well, which was the important thing.



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So much for that Hewitt vs Roddick final!It seemed like Murray was able to read Roddick's serve in the latter stages!Huge win for Andrew Murray, huge!
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So much for that Hewitt vs Roddick final!It seemed like Murray was able to read Roddick's serve in the latter stages!Huge win for Andrew Murray, huge!
Did you see the match? Can you give more info?

I was looking forward to a Roddick vs Hewitt final........



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WTF?
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Re: Tears Falling.......................Andy Murray defeats Andy Roddick 7-5, 7-5

Congratulations to Andy, too bad for Andy.



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Re: Tears Falling.......................Andy Murray defeats Andy Roddick 7-5, 7-5

oh andy..
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Congratulations to Andy, too bad for Andy.

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Re: Tears Falling.......................Andy Murray defeats Andy Roddick 7-5, 7-5

I realize Murray seems to be gaining potential but this is a surprise. I second mangoes' question. What happened? Did Roddick try diffrent things and still lost or did he as usual just capitulate when plan A did not work? I hope the former.

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Well, Roddick had his chances but Murray just came up big with his serve when he needed too.I am starting to wonder about Roddick as well.
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Murray is a very good player, I hope Lleyton will be ready to face a big test tomorrow Well done to both guys for reaching the finals!

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If anyone saw the match, please give highlights.

I am so sad. Andy has been carrying the weight of American tennis on his shoulders and I support him. But, I am feeling that he is no longer a top 5 player
I'm not a fan of roddick the player, but he seems like a really nice and funny guy, so I feel for him, too.

I just hope that Blake and Ginepri (and scoville and donald young!!!) can really step it up to help share that burden.

HOWEVER, I AM a fan of MURRAY, and what a great win for him!

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Remember, these guys havent faced each other before!Maybe this is just a bad matchup for Roddick, style wise!
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Re: Tears Falling.......................Andy Murray defeats Andy Roddick 7-5, 7-5

COME ON!
Scotland defeats Roddick on his home turf ..
well staying up at 5am for this magnificence
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Remember, these guys havent faced each other before!Maybe this is just a bad matchup for Roddick, style wise!

But, straight sets? Andy is no. 3 in the world.



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