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AO09 R4 WWW: Murray vs. Verdasco

habibko
01-24-2009, 09:46 AM
two extremely in-form players, Murray goes to this match undefeated in this year and Verdasco is finally in a form true to his ranking and talent, first big match for Murray,

I say Murray in 4.

biological
01-24-2009, 09:47 AM
Nando in 5 :rocker2:

MsTree
01-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Murray in 4

bokehlicious
01-24-2009, 09:50 AM
GOAT in 4.

marcRD
01-24-2009, 09:51 AM
Murray in 3.

Christoph123
01-24-2009, 09:53 AM
Just look at there H2H ...

http://www.atpworldtour.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=MC10&playernum2=V306

Andi-M
01-24-2009, 09:54 AM
Nando is hot atm, but similar to Meltzer today 1st set crucial if Murray loses it will be a tough 4 or 5 set victory for Murray.

But if Murray wins it expect Nando to get a couple more games then he gave Sexy.

green25814
01-24-2009, 09:55 AM
Nando in 5 :rocker2:

:lol:

You never stop hoping eh? ;)

biological
01-24-2009, 09:56 AM
:lol:

You never stop hoping eh? ;)

never :p

MatchFederer
01-24-2009, 10:42 AM
Murray to burn Verdasco in 3.

jazar
01-24-2009, 10:44 AM
verdasco is in imperious form and will tear murray limb from limb

Deivid23
01-24-2009, 10:44 AM
No chance for Verdasco to win 3 sets, but he will keep it relatively close I think. Muzza in 4

Xenosys
01-24-2009, 10:44 AM
I'd say Muz in 4. If he grabs the first set, could be 3.

ciprianned
01-24-2009, 10:45 AM
Murray in 5 :D:D:D

Henry Chinaski
01-24-2009, 10:49 AM
Lefty-killa Murray will win comfortably. Nadal is the only southpaw to ever beat him on the main tour.

Alessio di Mauro in the Barletta Challenger in summer 2005 was his last defeat to anyone else.

If Nando brings his a-game he might sneak a set

NYCtennisfan
01-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Murray in 4 probably. Verdasco is hitting the ball well enough take a set and make another one really close I think. I just hope this match is better than the one these two played at the AO in 2007, a match that turned out to be one of the ugliest matches played all of that year.

Voo de Mar
01-24-2009, 12:49 PM
It's a tricky match because depends on the conditions. If the match is playing in night session, Verdasco will lose. However the Spaniard has a good chance to win it in day session.

ORGASMATRON
01-24-2009, 10:58 PM
I didnt see much of the Nando vs Stepanek match but he must have played some awesome tennis to give Crapanek two bagels. Do you think he can upset Murray?

betterthanhenman
01-24-2009, 10:59 PM
No

Pretty easy for Murray

Certinfy
01-24-2009, 11:00 PM
Murray in 4, can't see Verdasco winning this tbh. But i could see a tight match here.

habibko
01-24-2009, 11:11 PM
I'm starting to get the feeling this will be much straight forward win for Murray, dunno why.

habibko
01-24-2009, 11:12 PM
at least check before posting if a thread has been made already

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8062815

ORGASMATRON
01-24-2009, 11:18 PM
This thread was before mine? I honestly didnt see it.

Vin Judah
01-25-2009, 12:03 AM
murray in 4. 7-6, 6-1,2-6,6-2

Mechlan
01-25-2009, 12:40 AM
Murray in 3, maybe 4. Depends which Verdasco shows up.

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 01:42 AM
Murray. 5.

Tutu
01-25-2009, 03:32 AM
Verdasco 4.

Xristos
01-25-2009, 04:10 AM
Verdasco in 4.

Vamoos!

amonb
01-25-2009, 07:52 AM
Murray in 3 with losing less than 8 games. I'd say 6-3,6-0,6-4

Arkulari
01-25-2009, 07:58 AM
Nando in 5! :p
VAMOS NANDO, CON UN PAR DE COJONES!! :rocker2:

Voo de Mar
01-25-2009, 08:05 AM
Nando in 5! :p
VAMOS NANDO, CON UN PAR DE COJONES!! :rocker2:

What do you mean? :aplot: Somethin' like 4-6 6-0 3-6 7-6 6-0? ;)

Kore
01-25-2009, 08:07 AM
voted muzza in 5, but im hopin for a win in 3. i think nando is a serious threat

Arkulari
01-25-2009, 08:12 AM
What do you mean? :aplot: Somethin' like 4-6 6-0 3-6 7-6 6-0? ;)

:lol:

Cojones = balls (not the tennis ones :haha: ) in spanish ;)

born_on_clay
01-25-2009, 08:14 AM
Fernando in 5. He's on fire

Lullaby
01-25-2009, 08:16 AM
Serious threat this nando - muzza will need to be at his best

Voo de Mar
01-25-2009, 08:24 AM
:lol:

Cojones = balls (not the tennis ones :haha: ) in spanish ;)

I know but I wanted to suggest you a new meaning of this word. You can associate "0" with a ball, can't you? ;) :p

scoobs
01-25-2009, 08:25 AM
Verdasco may be more confident but he's still the same impatient, combustible player.

Murray will annoy him as usual and frustrate the errors out of him. Murray in 4.

babuska6
01-25-2009, 08:26 AM
Murray in 5 unfortunately,but anyway, Vamos Fernando! :)

bizzle
01-25-2009, 04:16 PM
see sig :angel:

Voo de Mar
01-25-2009, 04:27 PM
It's a tricky match because depends on the conditions. If the match is playing in night session, Verdasco will lose. However the Spaniard has a good chance to win it in day session.

:lol:

They are scheduled to play fourth match on Hisense Arena, it means the match probably will start under the sun and finish under the lights, so I don't know what to expect :shrug:

Arkulari
01-25-2009, 04:34 PM
I know but I wanted to suggest you a new meaning of this word. You can associate "0" with a ball, can't you? ;) :p

:lol:
my bad, sorry, it was after staying awake all night long while biting my nails on Roger's match, so I was a bit brain dead at the time :o :lol:

Vida
01-25-2009, 04:35 PM
i simply dont have faith in verdasco regardless of who he is playing. murray will take him seriously and will win in three sets.

CescAndyKimi
01-25-2009, 04:35 PM
Muzza in straight sets! (hopefully).
Seriously though, i've noticed his get out of trouble weapon, that deep backhand slice down the middle...totally resets the point. I love that guy (no homo) :p

Voo de Mar
01-25-2009, 04:37 PM
:lol:
my bad, sorry, it was after staying awake all night long while biting my nails on Roger's match, so I was a bit brain dead at the time :o :lol:

Anyway it's good to know thanks to your post new word in Spanish :)

out_here_grindin
01-25-2009, 04:37 PM
FO 2008 Verdasco put on an anti-fight vs Nadal. Same thing today we hill fail under the pressure.

CescAndyKimi
01-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Muzza in straight sets! (hopefully).
Seriously though, i've noticed his get out of trouble weapon, that deep backhand slice down the middle...totally resets the point. I love that guy (no homo) :p

Venle
01-25-2009, 04:48 PM
Vamos Nando :hearts:

Murray in three.

rocketassist
01-25-2009, 08:11 PM
I see Murray's success is turning some people into fans of all three of his rivals. :lol: Good job Andy lad.

Verdasco is a perfect match up for him, wonder if it will be as ugly and scrappy as that win two years ago in the burning heat.

Albop
01-25-2009, 08:18 PM
I don't see what could Verdasco do to trouble Murray.

Easy 3 sets win for the favourite to title.

MalwareDie
01-25-2009, 08:19 PM
Verdasco will be thrashed by Murray. He doesn't have a chance.

tangerine_dream
01-25-2009, 09:12 PM
What's this I hear about Murray suffering a touch of the flu? Is he trying to psyche his opponents out?

Murray is a sore winner in Oz

Not even a spot of flu seems capable of putting Andy Murray off his quest to become the first British male singles grand slam winner in 73 years. "Murray's 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 victory [over Jurgen Melzer] put him through into the fourth round, which equalled his longest ever run on a draw-sheet at Melbourne Park, and set up Monday's meeting with Fernando Verdasco, of Spain," writes Mark Hodgkinson in the Sunday Telegraph. "And what made the quality of Murray's tennis all the more impressive was that he spent much of Friday in his hotel room after complaining of a sore throat, a sore head and 'just generally not feeling that great'."

MalwareDie
01-25-2009, 09:24 PM
What's this I hear about Murray suffering a touch of the flu? Is he trying to psyche his opponents out?



I didn't watch the match. But supposedly he had a cold sore on his face somewhere that proved he had the flu.

Corey Feldman
01-25-2009, 09:25 PM
i wish that spot on the side of Muzza's lip would go away already

Lullaby
01-25-2009, 09:44 PM
man flu - life threatening illness and still giving the bagel to melzer :worship:

meihaditalab
01-25-2009, 09:54 PM
Verdasco in 4, with the way he's playing and in this shape i think he could burn Murray.

Clydey
01-25-2009, 11:02 PM
i wish that spot on the side of Muzza's lip would go away already

It's a pretty ugly cold sore.

safinafan
01-25-2009, 11:04 PM
Nando in 4 sets!!!

Henry Chinaski
01-25-2009, 11:25 PM
It's a tricky match because depends on the conditions. If the match is playing in night session, Verdasco will lose. However the Spaniard has a good chance to win it in day session.

why would a day session suit Verdasco?

Murray is the much fitter player.

scoobs
01-25-2009, 11:33 PM
Murray beat Verdasco in straight sets 2 years ago in a searing heat day session.

BaselineSmash
01-26-2009, 02:08 AM
Murray in 4 probably. Verdasco is hitting the ball well enough take a set and make another one really close I think. I just hope this match is better than the one these two played at the AO in 2007, a match that turned out to be one of the ugliest matches played all of that year.

Agreed, the AO match was poor, but the one in Dubai '08 almost made me vomit with boredom. Murray v. Verdasco matches really are the apex of stultification in the men's game. If every top-level match-up played out like theirs, there would be more batches of tumbleweed in the Rod Laver Arena than spectators.

Fernando has a dream, a recurrent dream, in which rallies last no more than six shots and always end with a winner from him, preferably on the forehand side. Murray sets out to thwart Verdasco's dreams with yawnsome soft-balling and the odd flash of counter-punching brilliance. The Spaniard obliges with a succession of freakishly bad misses and embarassing attempts on the simplest of put-aways; he's usually a comically frustrated, angry figure at the end of these enocounters.

Fortunately, Fernando seems to be bringing a bit more in 2009, and if he cuts out those silly errors he may just force Murray to turn up and PLAY. If we get proactive tactics on both sides of the net, this could be the first enjoyable match they play against one another.

Murray in a moderately exciting four sets.

pogotheorist
01-26-2009, 03:40 AM
I've started a thread for this match in the Current Tournaments forum and invite anyone interested in real-time commentary to go there.

No prediction from me, but a worry that Muzza will start too slow as he often does and give away the first set.

orangehat
01-26-2009, 03:41 AM
Interesting match to see and hopefully the better player will win. Strike that. Come on Nando!

Voo de Mar
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
Nando in 5! :p
VAMOS NANDO, CON UN PAR DE COJONES!! :rocker2:

What do you mean? :aplot: Somethin' like 4-6 6-0 3-6 7-6 6-0? ;)

2-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 6-4

MrsFedex, we predicted it :hug: Different scoreline but the same setup of winning sets :bounce:


It's a tricky match because depends on the conditions. If the match is playing in night session, Verdasco will lose. However the Spaniard has a good chance to win it in day session.

why would a day session suit Verdasco?

Murray is the much fitter player.

Two things Henry:

1) Murray played all matches this year in night session (excluding a joke against Pavel), Verdsco has played all matches this year in day session, so the new conditions are always a challenge, it was a challenge for Murray...

2) As I said earlier in one of threads, Verdasco has been playing from the baseline the best tennis I've seen since Marcelo Rios in 1998 (he was No. 1 then), Murray has had some infection, so obviously he should have been phisically affected by Verdasco's groundstroke game which require amazing run across the whole court, and he was, especially after tense 6th game of the final set (therefore he lost his serve in the next game)

Voo de Mar
01-26-2009, 07:18 AM
And Murray hasn't been fitter than Nando since the Spaniard worked out the off-season with Gil Reyes in Las Vegas :yeah:

Crazy Girl
01-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Murray. 5.:smash:Crazy....:smash:
I was sure about 5!! But, honestly, I believe in Andy's victory:o:confused:

Sebby
01-26-2009, 12:11 PM
:smash:Crazy....:smash:
I was sure about 5!! But, honestly, I believe in Andy's victory:o:confused:

Are you Sabrina Salerno?

Arkulari
01-26-2009, 12:36 PM
2-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 6-4

MrsFedex, we predicted it :hug: Different scoreline but the same setup of winning sets :bounce:





Two things Henry:

1) Murray played all matches this year in night session (excluding a joke against Pavel), Verdsco has played all matches this year in day session, so the new conditions are always a challenge, it was a challenge for Murray...

2) As I said earlier in one of threads, Verdasco has been playing from the baseline the best tennis I've seen since Marcelo Rios in 1998 (he was No. 1 then), Murray has had some infection, so obviously he should have been phisically affected by Verdasco's groundstroke game which require amazing run across the whole court, and he was, especially after tense 6th game of the final set (therefore he lost his serve in the next game)

YAY! :woohoo:

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 01:59 PM
Any one more who voted for Verdasco in 5 want to wank over their fluky correct prediction?

Crazy Girl
01-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Are you Sabrina Salerno?Blessed boy!! How can I tell you that?? In chinese? I've no tits at all! Are you happy now?:o:o:o

Sebby
01-26-2009, 03:12 PM
Blessed boy!! How can I tell you that?? In chinese? I've no tits at all! Are you happy now?:o:o:o

Parlate italiano ?