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Murray d. Lee 46 63 76(4)

scoobs
02-17-2007, 07:42 AM
Best I can say about that is that he won.

Somehow.

Drew37
02-17-2007, 07:45 AM
Bit shakey from murray but hats off to lee...court suited lee !

Bremen
02-17-2007, 07:45 AM
Can he beat Roddick playing like this???

Tom Paulman
02-17-2007, 07:45 AM
I was expecting much easier win for Murray, but I'm glad he won. Not sure if he can beat Roddick again though

Adler
02-17-2007, 07:50 AM
In normal conditions he's likely to beat Roddick, which I'd like to happen

scoobs
02-17-2007, 07:52 AM
He won't beat Roddick playing like that, no. There were flashes of good stuff from Lee but it wasn't a vintage match from him either, far too many UEs from both men.

1st serve 46% - as low as it's been all year.

The backhand was shaky for large parts of the match. He did not seem that sharp and couldn't sustain any momentum.

He won ugly. Brad would be proud. But I think Brad would rather he won easy that won ugly.

He'll need to play a LOT better tomorrow.

alansk
02-17-2007, 08:09 AM
You can almost always rely on Murray to up his game against big players. He seems so relaxed and confident playing them. Having said that, Roddick will probably win.

belco
02-17-2007, 08:26 AM
Yay murray

jazar
02-17-2007, 09:16 AM
unlucky lee. whoever has murray next will beat him

Jaap
02-17-2007, 09:28 AM
unlucky lee. whoever has murray next will beat him

Murray will beat Roddick.

Duncan
02-17-2007, 10:32 AM
What a great semi final match up we have and in my opinion Andy will definately beat Andy!! :p ;)

crazillo
02-17-2007, 10:33 AM
Andy. Lee was the expeced tough opponent.

Klaas_nalbandian
02-17-2007, 10:36 AM
tough match, well done lee

almouchie
02-17-2007, 10:42 AM
Lee was once a respectable top 100 player
on his day, he can give the best a good struggle

sdtoot
02-17-2007, 11:16 AM
Lee is starting to hit some form so it was always going to be a tough match for Andy. There will now be no pressure on him when he goes out to meet Roddick so anything could happen!!

Horatio Caine
02-17-2007, 12:30 PM
Best I can say about that is that he won.

Somehow.

:lol:

Yeah you're probably right there mate. Although I was thinking that Lee could beat him given that their game styles are so similar, in which case Andy did well to come back from behind.

Roddick will pose a whole different type of challenge...

Yappa
02-17-2007, 12:30 PM
In normal conditions he's likely to beat Roddick, which I'd like to happen

So their last match didn't have normal condition? :confused:

Horatio Caine
02-17-2007, 12:32 PM
Lee is starting to hit some form so it was always going to be a tough match for Andy. There will now be no pressure on him when he goes out to meet Roddick so anything could happen!!

Dunno about that mate...not as if he hasn't won this tournament before, or even beaten his next opponent before :lol:

I agree with someone else here in saying that Roddick should beat him, but if Murray plays a good match, he has every chance of beating Roddick here again.

stebs
02-17-2007, 12:50 PM
So their last match didn't have normal condition? :confused:

Murray was exhausted having played for about two weeks on the trot without a break.

A_Skywalker
02-17-2007, 12:53 PM
I think Roddick should beat tired Murray today

adee-gee
02-17-2007, 12:56 PM
Roddick should win, court is apparently rapid and we all know that Murray's favourite surface is clay, and his best results have come on slower surfaces :silly:

scoobs
02-17-2007, 02:01 PM
Yes but Roddick is the #1 clay court player in the world right now.

adee-gee
02-17-2007, 02:12 PM
#2 in my opinion, Karlovic looks like he's the man to beat at the moment on clay.

sawan66278
02-17-2007, 02:18 PM
To me, Andy M. should win. Why? Roddick is not playing well at all...he lost a set to Spadea of all people:eek: :eek: 'Nuff said.

dylan24
02-17-2007, 02:20 PM
good job murray
thanks for taking out lee and kim
those two have been a thorn in my side for the last few years

decrepitude
02-17-2007, 02:24 PM
I think Roddick should beat tired Murray today

Roddick is the one complaining that he is tired, after DC.

Not that I'm saying Andy M will beat Andy R; he would have to play better than he has been doing, and the courts having been made faster will suit Roddick rather than Murray.

scoobs
02-17-2007, 02:25 PM
It's quite a nicely poised encounter, really - there's enough uncertain factors that it really could swing either way.

Corey Feldman
02-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Dont be fooled, Muz is just strolling along until this Semi... now he'll bring out the A-game for A-rod...
CYa Jimmy Roddick.

bigbhoy
02-17-2007, 04:21 PM
All in all his last 2 matches are probably the best results he could have hoped for going into the semi.

He sometimes gets complacent & takes his foot off the gas, then loses his way. At least with these hard fought wins, his mind is on the tennis. Probably better for such a matcup against Roddick, than had he gone in with easy wins under his belt.

Although the court is according to Murray playing something like 40% faster than last year. So that will probably hand Roddick the bigger advantage to take the match.

His 1st serve really needs to be at it's best. He can't afford to have that be low, then is wasting energy in having to win points on his 2nd serve all night. If that happens, he'll get beaten pretty easily.

As long as his 1st serve percentage is good & he can take the game to Roddick then he'll win it.

Obviiusly the huge favourite for the match is Roddick, that's probably why they made the surface faster this year to suit Roddick, Blake etc. So at this point if I was to bet, then I'd have to go for Roddick.

Although hopefully Murray can up his play as he needs to tonight & can take him out!

Raquel
02-17-2007, 04:21 PM
Well done Andy :woohoo:

Would love to see him up his level and beat Roddick but he does seem to be struggling a bit this week.

Corey Feldman
02-17-2007, 07:24 PM
Get the bagpipes ready for around the campfire tonight Raquel

Shrinking Violet
02-17-2007, 10:47 PM
I just don't see Andy beating Roddick tonight. hopefully I'm wrong but the speed of the courts should suit Roddick much more. With any luck though it should be a closer match and if Andy (Murray) can serve well then he might have a chance. Fingers crossed anyway because I really don't think I could take the excitement of a Roddick/Karlovic final.

Corey Feldman
02-18-2007, 12:24 AM
Nope
not long before jimmy rod is bending over for the kid again

Havok
02-18-2007, 02:22 AM
Murray was exhausted having played for about two weeks on the trot without a break.
Sorry but playing 2 consecutive weeks isn't an excuse. Murray was on a roll getting to the semis of TMS Canada and just having knocked off Federer before he faced Roddick (who injured himself during an event a week prior to Canada and missed roughly 2 weeks of action). UNder any sort of condition, Roddick 'should' always come out on top, but Murray definitely has the goods to dismantle Roddick.

IMportant points in the match is first up Roddick. IF he plays his game and is aggressive he wins, as simple as that. Murrays 1st serve % will be critical, as well as his ability to return Andy's 2nd serves, which are very few and far between if he has his head on straight.

Havok
02-18-2007, 02:25 AM
I just don't see Andy beating Roddick tonight. hopefully I'm wrong but the speed of the courts should suit Roddick much more. With any luck though it should be a closer match and if Andy (Murray) can serve well then he might have a chance. Fingers crossed anyway because I really don't think I could take the excitement of a Roddick/Karlovic final.
Any match with Karlovic has absolutely no excitement in it whatsoever.:o

Sjengster
02-18-2007, 02:26 AM
I think the 2 weeks of tennis beforehand were less important than the match he played against Ginepri the day before which he won from a 2-4 deficit in the final set in absolutely brutal heat. Of course the match against Roddick was in the night session the following day, so one could attribute his fatigue to less than perfect physical conditioning.

ASP0315
02-18-2007, 02:29 AM
Sorry but playing 2 consecutive weeks isn't an excuse. Murray was on a roll getting to the semis of TMS Canada and just having knocked off Federer before he faced Roddick (who injured himself during an event a week prior to Canada and missed roughly 2 weeks of action). UNder any sort of condition, Roddick 'should' always come out on top, but Murray definitely has the goods to dismantle Roddick.

IMportant points in the match is first up Roddick. IF he plays his game and is aggressive he wins, as simple as that. Murrays 1st serve % will be critical, as well as his ability to return Andy's 2nd serves, which are very few and far between if he has his head on straight.

Exactly it isn't an excuse.
Actually Murray played three consecutive weeks.(reached finals in Washington,Semifinals in TMS canada and QF in TMS cincy where he beat henman in three, Federer in two and unbelievable comback win over Robby Ginepri before running out of steam against roddick.)

scoobs
02-18-2007, 02:31 AM
No-one's making excuses for Murray but for the sake of accuracy it was 3 consecutive weeks - Washington - F, Toronto - SF - Cincinnati - QF

He got past Ginepri on fumes in the blazing heat and didn't play that well against Roddick, who was gunning for him. He was ripe for picking and Roddick played well.

Corey Feldman
02-18-2007, 02:53 AM
Yeah and Roddick was a JERK in that cinci match :p
payback time soon.

ASP0315
02-18-2007, 03:28 AM
Yeah and Roddick was a JERK in that cinci match :p
payback time soon.

Roddick and Murray are both behave like jerks on court. :lol: Thier behaviors are digusting. I don't know what thier parents and coaches teach them.