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Indian Wells Semis; Two Young Guns Djokovic vs Murray; Who wins?

TMJordan
03-17-2007, 05:23 AM
Novak won the only meeting last fall.

Sean.J.S.
03-17-2007, 05:26 AM
Murray has no chance, judging by the way he played against Haas.

Djokovic 6-1 6-2.

LilyRoseAva
03-17-2007, 05:29 AM
novak in 2

Lullaby
03-17-2007, 05:29 AM
Murray has no chance, judging by the way he played against Haas.

Djokovic 6-1 6-2.

Did you not say that before the haas match :worship:

Nole will win but he is a lucky puppy - fit andy takes him easy imo

Scotso
03-17-2007, 05:29 AM
Nole :rocker2:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-17-2007, 05:32 AM
1st AMS final and 1st time in top 10 for:......... NOLE!!!!!

yomike
03-17-2007, 05:35 AM
Murrray in two, he will prevent Roddick from winning:devil:

Morgan Z
03-17-2007, 05:35 AM
Whoever wins gets into the top 10 first. :woohoo:

GlennMirnyi
03-17-2007, 05:39 AM
Djokovic.

my0118
03-17-2007, 05:39 AM
I prefer murraa's game. so hope that Murray wins.

Sean.J.S.
03-17-2007, 05:40 AM
Yes but Novak won't make 60 UE.

Did you not say that before the haas match :worship:

TMJordan
03-17-2007, 05:41 AM
Yes but Novak won't make 60 UE.

Exactly, he will not allow Murray too get away with things he did against :retard: Haas.

preNadal care
03-17-2007, 05:43 AM
Murray has one thing on his side in that he's young and can recover more quick than the average player. However, the odds are against him again tomorrow. I hope he pulls off the win, though.

my0118
03-17-2007, 05:43 AM
Yes but Novak won't make 60 UE.

did Murray make 60 UEs against haas?

scoobs
03-17-2007, 05:43 AM
I'd be amazed if Andy was able to physically recover well enough to make this seriously competitive. The adrenaline is now wearing off - things will start to hurt properly. Novak in 3, I'm afraid. And to be honest, Novak is the Good Luck Kid in this tournament - he hasn't had to beat 2 top 10 players to make it this far. I don't begrudge him that - them's the draws. I just note it.

TMJordan
03-17-2007, 05:44 AM
I'd be amazed if Andy was able to physically recover well enough to make this seriously competitive. The adrenaline is now wearing off - things will start to hurt properly. Novak in 3, I'm afraid. And to be honest, Novak is the Good Luck Kid in this tournament - he hasn't had to beat 2 top 10 players to make it this far. I don't begrudge him that - them's the draws. I just note it.

Yeah.

Federer lost to Canas. Canas lost to Moya :silly:

Voo de Mar
03-17-2007, 05:46 AM
Djokovic.
I have a premonition they have a great rivalry ahead with many matches in the semis or finals of the biggest events. But tommorow will win Nole and it is a good omen for him in the future.

Jimnik
03-17-2007, 05:51 AM
I don't see Murray fully recovering in time.

*Viva Chile*
03-17-2007, 06:16 AM
Yeah.

Federer lost to Canas. Canas lost to Moya :silly:

Federer lost to Cañas, Cañas lost to Moya, Moya lost to Ferrer, Ferrer lost to Djokovic... Nole is next??? :scared: if is... then it's "the Ninja curse" :o

Voo de Mar
03-17-2007, 06:21 AM
Federer lost to Cañas, Cañas lost to Moya, Moya lost to Ferrer, Ferrer lost to Djokovic... Nole is next??? :scared: if is... then it's "the Ninja curse" :o

Federer was the worst sequential of this tournament ;) He lost to Cañas who lost to Waske who lost to Dancevic. OMG, this Federer is really lousy :devil:

Strangelove
03-17-2007, 06:23 AM
After today's matches, Djokovic obviously. And not only because Murray was on the court longer :o

But I'm still rooting for Andy...

D Optimist
03-17-2007, 06:42 AM
is hard to say...Murray is one of the most inteligent players but with not shots.Nole,more complete (technical).if 1 serve of Nole will be less,Andy will be win.

mashamaniac
03-17-2007, 07:06 AM
i wanna go for nole in straight sets! 6-3 6-3!!!
btw:hope it's not gonna be like the tommy-andy match that most of ppl here thought andy would lose badly and then all of a sudden he won it!

Deathless Mortal
03-17-2007, 07:56 AM
Murray in 3.
But I'll be happy if Nole wins :D:D

JustmeUK
03-17-2007, 08:01 AM
Muzza in 2. He's had the harder draw and proved that he's really mentally and game wise up for it this week. Only problem might be stamina but even so he looks fitter this year too. So yeah Muzza in 2 :p

jazar
03-17-2007, 08:03 AM
nole in a demoralisingly easy 2 set win

jenanun
03-17-2007, 08:09 AM
Djokovic

Loremaster
03-17-2007, 09:16 AM
Murray won't recover in any way mentally and his body was well wouldn't be 100% especially after his problems with ankle and Nole won't give him anything on court I think that Murray has problems with playing such players like Nole they do not attack him to much but just rally great not making UE and Muzza is making many errors in rallies maybe I am wrong but he plays the best when he is on defence he is not so great when he have to figure something out and be more agressive side.

In my opnion Nole in 2 but could go to 3
But Djokovic is Kid of Luck such weak draw up to SF he hasn't faced anyone who had tools to beat him and now he plays with guy who wouldn't be 100% fit

And it is interesting how this tourney is going it could start two new rivalries Djoko-Murray Andy-Rafa
But whatever happens I think the winner will come from Andy-Rafa match

Tom Paulman
03-17-2007, 09:23 AM
This will be exciting :) Has there ever been a similar battle of the top 10?

Blue Heart24
03-17-2007, 09:24 AM
I think Murray will win

Loremaster
03-17-2007, 09:40 AM
I think Murray will win

thats good because it means that Djoko will win , you were the one who was 100% sure that Ivan will win with Andy :haha: and look what happend :haha:

adee-gee
03-17-2007, 09:42 AM
Agree with most of what's been said. If they were equally fresh, I think Andy would win (he really should've won that much in Madrid).

Fact is, there's no way Murray will be at 100% and he needs to be for his type of game. It would take a monumental effort for Muzza to come through.

Allez
03-17-2007, 09:45 AM
Even if Murray hadn't injured himself, I'd still have given the edge to Nole. With the injury though Murray will be lucky to win more than 5 games in the match. Wow these two are in a race of their own. Novak's slightly ahead at the moment...The future is very exciting with these two right on the edge :yeah:

Loremaster
03-17-2007, 09:50 AM
Even if Muzza manges to somehow come through in 3 sets he would be dead in final especially that he hasn't got even 20h of rest and he won't get between his SF and F and I don't see him beating Nole in 2

Klaas_nalbandian
03-17-2007, 10:47 AM
I was really amazed that murray won against tommy but time for him to leave this tournament

explicit
03-17-2007, 11:06 AM
I never thought I would say this, but I want to see Andy winning this one.

Though it's not likely to happen.

decrepitude
03-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Oh good, the poll is heavily in favour of a Djokovic win.

It was heavily in favour of a Haas win too. . .:yeah:

Byrd
03-17-2007, 11:12 AM
Hopefully Murray wins at least he has a chance against Roddick and Nadal.

Grofica
03-17-2007, 11:22 AM
Murray has one thing on his side in that he's young and can recover more quick than the average player. However, the odds are against him again tomorrow. I hope he pulls off the win, though.

And Novak is old? :shrug: ?

RonE
03-17-2007, 11:26 AM
You'd have to favour Djoko in this match but never count Murray out either.

Assuming they both play well and neither of them sustain any physical ailments it should be a cracking match.

Peoples
03-17-2007, 11:30 AM
I never thought I would say this, but I want to see Andy winning this one.
Why?

chris whiteside
03-17-2007, 11:56 AM
The heart says Murray. At long last we Brits have some one who just might go the whole way but surely he can't possibly recover from such a match in something like 18 hours and carrying a suspect thigh and ankle?

I wouldn't be surprised for Djokovic to win quite easily but I'm more than satisfied with Andy's progress this week.

The top 10 is not far away.

Papakori
03-17-2007, 12:03 PM
I think it will be Nole in straight sets, which is what I hope as well.

yeahright
03-17-2007, 12:08 PM
I'm going for Djoko in 2 sets.

And Novak is old? :shrug: ?
I don't think the poster said it in comparison with Nole. Just that Murray can recover quickly because he's young. :)

richie21
03-17-2007, 12:09 PM
In my opnion Nole in 2 but could go to 3
But Djokovic is Kid of Luck such weak draw up to SF he hasn't faced anyone who had tools to beat him and now he plays with guy who wouldn't be 100% fit


so true.....

stebs
03-17-2007, 12:23 PM
Djokovic will win against an unfit Murray for sure. It's a shame we can't see a real battle between these two without the Murray injury.

explicit
03-17-2007, 12:27 PM
Why?

Because Djokovic is my compatriot and probably the best Serbian player since... well, ever, so here everyone is quite histerical about him.

But I just can't make myself like him. Plus, I think Murray is a better player.

Adler
03-17-2007, 12:36 PM
Nole will win but he is a lucky puppy - fit andy takes him easy imo
What does it mean "fit Andy"? If he can't win his matches faster it's up to him to solve the problem. There would be no match like fit Andy vs Novak, cause according to their ranking they can meet no sooner than in a QF or R4

savesthedizzle
03-17-2007, 12:37 PM
Novak in 3 :scared:

Black Adam
03-17-2007, 12:37 PM
The joker will make it to top 10 first :yeah:

simo4cufc
03-17-2007, 12:45 PM
Well here is how it goes every time in this tournament:

Everyone predicts Andy to lose badly because he has sucked so much in this tournament so far :rolleyes:

Andy beats his opponent by taking away their strengths and playing on their weaknesses.

Everyone rushes to the board to tell us how much his opponent tanked/choked/was injured/was out of form (even if he was against the most on fire player on the whole tour) and how Murray is a lucky moonballer who will never achieve anything. :rolleyes:

Magenta
03-17-2007, 12:56 PM
I wouldn't count Andy out, he's always dangerous and like someone said he's young, recovery is faster.
Everyone's tipping Nole but they tipped Haas too..
I just hope its a great match but having said that I hope my boy pulls through although I do have a soft spot for Andy...so best of luck to both! :)

Kolya
03-17-2007, 01:02 PM
Novak in 2 sets - Murray will be tired...

Dancing Hero
03-17-2007, 01:14 PM
Oh, there's always something wrong with Murray, his back, his knee, his thigh.

I'll go Djokovic in straight sets. Because Murray is um, injured.

Leopold Stotch
03-17-2007, 01:35 PM
At this stage in their careers a fully fit Đoković has a slight edge over a fully fit Murray. My personal opinion. I don't think Murray is quite there yet, physically.

I'm sure that he's not sandbagging but a good nights sleep and who knows, tomorrow Andy might be 100% despite indications that he's injured.

That's why I hope Novak goes out on court all guns blazing against the Scot tomorrow. He'll need to.

Burrow
03-17-2007, 01:46 PM
I hope Djokovic wins.

Dexter_1986
03-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Ajde Nole! :banana:

adee-gee
03-17-2007, 01:49 PM
At this stage in their careers a fully fit Đoković has a slight edge over a fully fit Murray. My personal opinion. I don't think Murray is quite there yet, physically.
Murray has won every match this year he's played which has gone to 3 sets. He outlasted Davydenko mentally, and against Haas it was the German who was struggling more physically towards the end.

Byrd
03-17-2007, 01:51 PM
Murray being tired is a non-factor as hes had two weeks offs before playing IW, the only concern is the potential injury.

ljubicic_
03-17-2007, 01:52 PM
:banana:Muzza:banana:

Leopold Stotch
03-17-2007, 02:00 PM
Murray has won every match this year he's played which has gone to 3 sets. He outlasted Davydenko mentally, and against Haas it was the German who was struggling more physically towards the end.
And the next day he has to do it all over again. Stringing a whole tournament together is not that easy. Especially for the youngsters.

Mateya
03-17-2007, 02:21 PM
Murray wins 7-5 6-4, Haas will have one of those days...

I hope so :)

Corey Feldman
03-17-2007, 03:09 PM
cmon Muzza, dont let this punk take you out and beat you to the top10.

new-york
03-17-2007, 03:14 PM
Novak in whatever.

puh-lease.

Merton
03-17-2007, 03:22 PM
Djokovic in 3 in spite of Murray being up a break in the 2nd set.

ezekiel
03-17-2007, 03:23 PM
Murray fans already coming up with excuses, guess what he finnished and won a match and had a much longer rest period than Nole and it was Nole who played in daytime in brutal conditions but it's all part of the game. I am looking forward to this match and we will see the contrast in styles and mentality. Nole will have to deal with pressure as he is a slight favourite

Jaap
03-17-2007, 03:31 PM
Murray in two. 6-2, 6-3.

Shrinking Violet
03-17-2007, 03:31 PM
I think Nole will win. He has more in the tank since he's not had to play anyone who can really challenge him and Andy will be hurting today. I like Nole anyway so if Andy has to lose I'm glad it will be to him.

Alonsofz
03-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Novak 6-3 6-2

TMJordan
03-17-2007, 03:50 PM
This match kinda reminds me of when Gasquet and Murray played in the semis of Toronto last summer, Richie won easily in 2 sets.

User id 7816
03-17-2007, 03:50 PM
Djokovic in 3 in spite of Murray being up a break in the 2nd set.
:lol: :help:
lets hope for less choking (wishful thinking :tape: ) and more quality moments and a good match from both :) just hope Andy's leg's ok.

simo4cufc
03-17-2007, 04:09 PM
Murray fans already coming up with excuses, guess what he finnished and won a match and had a much longer rest period than Nole and it was Nole who played in daytime in brutal conditions but it's all part of the game. I am looking forward to this match and we will see the contrast in styles and mentality. Nole will have to deal with pressure as he is a slight favourite

*Hipocrasy and exaggeration alarms go off* :rolleyes:

ivanban
03-17-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm going for Nole in 2. He's had much easier opponents and Andy won't be able to fully recover his injury. Go Nole, Top10 is soooooo near!!!!

MaryWalsh
03-17-2007, 05:13 PM
Murray in 3. Hope he's physically okay today.

Kitty de Sade
03-17-2007, 05:16 PM
Physically if Murray is feeling okay, I hope to see him pull it off. Regardless, it will be tough either way.

Murray in 3 close sets. :yeah:

Viken01
03-17-2007, 05:23 PM
novak in straight sets :)

tangerine_dream
03-17-2007, 05:23 PM
The real question is: how many medical time-outs will there be? Who will be the first to cry "Ouch!"?

Goonergal
03-17-2007, 05:23 PM
I would love Andy to do it, but after yesterday the advantage is with Nole. But, then again I thought Haas would win too :lol:

TMJordan
03-17-2007, 05:25 PM
The real question is: how many medical time-outs will there be? Who will be the first to cry "Ouch!"?

:haha:

blank_frackis
03-17-2007, 05:34 PM
I think Djokovic will win but Murray's shown that he'll be dangerous all year. He's beaten the world number 4 and possibly the form player on the tour to get here, so losing in the SF's is no disgrace.

johnnyCanuck
03-17-2007, 05:35 PM
I hope Djokovic wins...but I think Murray will pull it out in 3 tight sets

mark_s
03-17-2007, 05:50 PM
Those of you who are saying the Murray fans are coming out with excuses are idiots!

Have you been sleeping this tournament? Nole has had easy opponents all tournament where Murray has had such a tough draw. And Murray has been on court against Haas a long time, hurt his hip and has very little recovery time.

These are no excuses, just fact as to why Nole has the advantage but if they were both equal in their draw then it would be fair.

danton
03-17-2007, 06:02 PM
I think Murray has the better big match temprement now. Nole has had it easy but it will have been hot out there so it wasn't without physical impact.

I have put a little money on Murray putting my money where my mouth is.

Grofica
03-17-2007, 10:16 PM
A lot of people here make sound like it is Novak fault he had draw he had :shrug: As someone already stated he can only play against player who is in front of him, he had in his quarter Federer and Blake, but it is not his fault they had lost and then Novak's draw opened :shrug: He is just taking every opportunity he has, and it is working for him just fine :)

danton
03-17-2007, 10:38 PM
An hour to go and i'm already nervous. I thought my nerves were shredded after last nights game but no they are in good enough condition to go through it all again.