Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4 - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Allez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11,025
                     
Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Not the prettiest match I've ever seen, but Murray comes through. What a nervy last game Verdasco still has a lot to learn. Goes for too much almost always.
Chela's next
Allez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:50 AM
Registered User
 
betterthanhenman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,952
                     
Worst tennis of 2007: Murray d. Verdasco 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4

Shocking, shocking, shocking, shockingly woeful tennis throughout....

6 breaks of serve in the first set with Verdasco up a break on three occasions, each time gifting it back to Murray. Then followed one of the poorest tie-breaks you could ever see.

In the second set, Verdasco was up a break again and serving himself at 30-0when he shanked forehand after forehand, before giving the game away with a lame double-fault.

The third provided the 'best' tennis of the match, but the word best truly should NOT be used to describe any aspect of this debacle.

Verdasco hit so many unforced errors throughout it was hard to believe. The travesty of Verdasco even being in the second round was magnificently illustrated here. The man is beyond stupid and inept. How a professional can consistently be so poor on every point that really matters is bewildering.

And Murray, well he did pretty much nothing that was good....he was just marginally less bad than the joke Verdasco, The serve was woeful, the backhand incredibly erratic and his attitude poor. Stop whining like a bitch and crying to Brad every few seconds when you miss a shot. It merely serves to make you look like a twat!

In summary, more sympathy for PHM!

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

Bjorn Borg

Roland Garros, France
Grand Slam, 29-May-78



R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3

Last edited by betterthanhenman; 01-18-2007 at 07:10 AM.
betterthanhenman is offline  
post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:53 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 21
                     
Re: Worst tennis of 2007: Murray d. Verdasco 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4

And the bad man is *snap* done.
J_Johansson is offline  
post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:53 AM
Anastasia Komananov, KGB
 
scoobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Age: 38
Posts: 53,509
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Tough match, BAD tennis for stretches from both men.

Same court, different Spaniard, same result, but he got there compared to how he won on Tuesday could not have been more different.

Verdasco obligingly choked when serving for the first set, and when a break up in the second set and then blew his chances to level up in the third. By rights, they should still be out there and Verdasco should have 1 set at least.

hey ho - he won ugly and today he needed to, he could not get his best tennis going. at least he got the win.
scoobs is offline  
post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:53 AM
Registered User
 
Rogiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,484
                     
Re: Worst tennis of 2007: Murray d. Verdasco 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4

Verdasco could play himself and still lose, his shots hardly ever land in the court....

Murray needs to buy a 1st serve, and a new set of teeth.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuhne View Post
It's a sport after all and while it is very important for the players, the only reason they make money (and I mean tennis as a whole) it's because it's entertainment for us, the fans. So if we're watching, I rather watch something that pleases the eye, who gives a shit if a BOSS hotass model takes 5 more seconds in geting the ball to the player in Madrid? I'd rather wait those extra 5 seconds seeing those boobies bounce than watching some fatass kid burn away his bigmac meal.

I don't know, call me old fashioned but I like women
Rogiman is offline  
post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Registered User
 
KaxMisha's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Age: 31
Posts: 1,451
                     
Re: Worst tennis of 2007: Murray d. Verdasco 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4

Quote:
Originally Posted by betterthanhenman View Post
Verdasco hit so many unforced errors throughout it was hard to believe. The travesty of Verdasco even being in the second round was magnificently illustrated here. The man is beyond stupid and inept. How a professional can consistently be so poor on every point that really matters is bewildering.
I couldn't agree more. This befuddles me, really, as Verdasco has an absolute incredible forehand, great footwork, solid returns and a stable backhand. He should have achieved much more than he has with the potential of his game. He certainly should have been up 2-0 in this match.
KaxMisha is offline  
post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Registered User
 
tripb19's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,174
                     
Re: Worst tennis of 2007: Murray d. Verdasco 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4

I have no time for Mr Murray. He's got Hewitt syndrome.

David Nalbandian /.\ Marcos Baghdatis /.\ Juan Martin Del Potro /.\ Alejandro Falla /.\ Bernard Tomic /.\ Gustavo Kuerton /.\
/.\Roger Federer /.\

Quote:
Originally Posted by my0118
Watch your hero getting schooled by Nalbandian like this pansy again.
At least this pansy took 6 games from Nalby whilst your hero took 3 games in Madrid.
Oct/Nov 2007: There was a time in history when the quality of a tennis player was determined by how many games he won off David Nalbandian.
tripb19 is offline  
post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:55 AM
Registered User
 
Deivid23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 38
Posts: 13,295
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Probably the worst match concerning attitude and brainfarts I´ve ever witnessed from Verdasco. His career is going nowhere fast
Deivid23 is offline  
post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:57 AM
Anastasia Komananov, KGB
 
scoobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Age: 38
Posts: 53,509
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Yep I have to be honest - Murray had an awful lot of help there because he played two pretty miserable sets and should really have won neither. Nando really gave him the 2 set lead and then couldn't get it back.
scoobs is offline  
post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:58 AM
Registered User
 
Deivid23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 38
Posts: 13,295
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Quote:
Originally Posted by scoobsuk View Post
Verdasco obligingly choked when serving for the first set, and when a break up in the second set and then blew his chances to level up in the third. By rights, they should still be out there and Verdasco should have 1 set at least.
You´re being too generous
Deivid23 is offline  
post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 06:58 AM
Registered User
 
Deivid23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Age: 38
Posts: 13,295
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Quote:
Originally Posted by scoobsuk View Post
Yep I have to be honest - Murray had an awful lot of help there because he played two pretty miserable sets and should really have won neither. Nando really gave him the 2 set lead and then couldn't get it back.
That´s more realistic
Deivid23 is offline  
post #12 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 07:00 AM
Registered User
 
leng jai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oxford (at heart)
Age: 29
Posts: 24,613
                     
Re: Worst tennis of 2007: Murray d. Verdasco 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4

I'm pretty sure he needs to break more times than he himself serves. That would explain why it is impossible for him to win a set.

WARNING: This signature may contain extreme traces of bullying and glory hunting
TOMMY HASS
0 slams () and 0 finals
0 consecutive weeks at world no. 1
0 consecutive Laureus World Sports Awards
0 times qualified for YEC
3-13 H2H against Rogi Featherer
0-5 H2H against Rafito Nadal
Career low ranking: 1,241 (26.06.1995)
0 fake mullets flaunted in Roland Garros finals.
0 double bagels consumed against Raonic on grass
1 first name in common with Tommy Robredo
leng jai is offline  
post #13 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 07:12 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Age: 39
Posts: 1,976
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

Us british never excel in sports when it is hot lol!
Lullaby is offline  
post #14 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 07:13 AM
Anastasia Komananov, KGB
 
scoobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Age: 38
Posts: 53,509
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

He won - that's what matters - this time last year he would never have won a match that was such a struggle.

Neither he nor Verdasco played very well and the win was up for grabs. Both men had their chances, in the end Murray was able to take his and Verdasco let far too many go.
scoobs is offline  
post #15 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 07:17 AM
Registered User
 
Merton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,760
                     
Re: Murray def Verdasco 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

That was a terrible performance from Nando, Murray won in a very ugly match.

Salvor Hardin: "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent"

From Isaac Asimov's "Foundation".
Merton is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome