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Has Murray got the worst fitness on tour?

I haven't seen anyone in top 150 with as worse fitness as him. He can't last longer than two sets.

Today yet again he collapsed in the third set. He can be a good player but he needs to improve his fitness if he is going to go further up the rankings.
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Re: Has Murray got the worst fitness on tour?

I thought he allegedly worked hard on his fitness last off-season?

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Dent and Labadze

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Dent and Labadze
At least Dent moved to Saddlebrook last year and cut his body fat incredibly. He hasn't played enough this year to know if his fitness has improved..... but I've never seen him cramp on grass ...Labadze is indeed a hilarious joke, though.

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Re: Has Murray got the worst fitness on tour?

At least Dent has a serve which can give him a bit of rest bite. Murray's serve is a bit of a joke at the moment which means he has to fight for every point. With this style of play, he has to have good fitness.
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Re: Has Murray got the worst fitness on tour?

yeah murray should compete on wta or the seniors tour.
he even lost to mc enroe last year
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Yeah, I watched the match and wondered. He had cramps in his left leg again during the 3rd set. Is it something .... not linked only to the fitness?
He was serving for the match at 6-5 in the 2nd set btw.
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yes, he does.

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yeah murray should compete on wta or the seniors tour.
he even lost to mc enroe last year

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Yes, pretty much so.

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Re: Has Murray got the worst fitness on tour?

He got through a tough three setter against Hewitt in San Jose with many baseline rallies. Maybe he has slacked off over the past few months and has been going to mcdonalds instead of the gym?
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Yeah, I watched the match and wondered. He had cramps in his left leg again during the 3rd set. Is it something .... not linked only to the fitness?
He was serving for the match at 6-5 in the 2nd set btw.
I know he had a virus a few weeks ago before the DC - so maybe it has left some lingering problems with fatigue? Also, from what I read of Murray and his love of junk food etc - it could be something as simple as his nutritional regime. He is a young lad and probably still growing - and if he eats the wrong food, he could quite easily "outgrow his strength" as we say here.

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I think having a tight looking body and being fit are two different things. Look at Nalbandian he's really quick around the court and all he does is play 5 setters, the guy can last but if you see him without his shirt on he looks as bad as Dent or Labadze. Tennis is one of the few remaining sports where fitness isn't uber important. It's possible to be a top player and be out of shape because tennis is a sport based on small motor skills and hand eye coordination. Of course fitness helps and there are players who are the opposite, of the former and simply survive on quickness and stamina ala Davydenko. On a whole however any serious tennis player spends as much time in the gym as they do on the court and have a physio, nutritionist, psychologist, and coach...just like any other sport. It's just that tennis is one of those sports where a player with enough talent and a big enough shot can make a living and be relatively successful and not be in peak physical condition; just to state the obivious.

As far as Murray goes, he's a pretty young guy and not being able to last the long matches may have something to do with his age.

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As far as Murray goes, he's a pretty young guy and not being able to last the long matches may have something to do with his age.
Nadal can last for ages and it's not age specific. It could be diet, not enough salt intake and last time he took much of the electrolytes and deposited them all over the court.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Yeah, I watched the match and wondered. He had cramps in his left leg again during the 3rd set. Is it something .... not linked only to the fitness?
He was serving for the match at 6-5 in the 2nd set btw.
There are some people who I've read are physiologically more prone to getting cramps than other people and it doesn't have anything to do with fitness. Maybe he is just one of those poeple, in which case he can be as fit as he wants and he'll always have cramping problems.

Ryan, I don't really agree. I think fitness has become a HUGE part of tennis over the past few decades.

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