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Djokovic bts Murray 6-2 6-3

blueskye
03-18-2007, 01:44 AM
:wavey: Well done Nole!

zicofirol
03-18-2007, 01:46 AM
murray couldnt compete today, hope djokovic beats nadal...

silverwhite
03-18-2007, 01:46 AM
6-2 6-3 :p

Burrow
03-18-2007, 01:46 AM
Never looked like losing, Murray nearly got Djokovic off by a injury time out, saved the two break points in the following game and took the rest of the match in his stride. He never had to do too much as Murray played pretty crap throughout.

savesthedizzle
03-18-2007, 01:46 AM
I wish Murray had been 100% healthy so that this could be more satisfying, but regardless, a win is a win and it's impossible to not be happy about him being in a masters final :D

That said I don't get to see this match until 3 am (thanks ESPN!) so, I can't really comment yet, except for that I am absolutely overjoyed.

Goonergal
03-18-2007, 01:47 AM
Shame for Andy, but well done Nole.

Aretak
03-18-2007, 01:47 AM
Pretty dire from Murray. Congrats to Djokovic though.

Murraymaniac
03-18-2007, 01:47 AM
Congrats Nole. Top 10 already! :worship:

Kept the error count down unlike Haas, and Murray couldn't cope with the consistency. Obvious he wasn't 100% but Djokovic still deserves all the plaudits.

Regenbogen
03-18-2007, 01:47 AM
:bigcry::sad:

Oh well congrats to Djokovic.

Kitty de Sade
03-18-2007, 01:48 AM
Not the most exciting match of the week, but a great effort from Nole to get to the final. :yeah:

adee-gee
03-18-2007, 01:48 AM
Real shame, Andy's movement was severely restricted.

Congrats Nole :yeah: :hatoff:

Shrinking Violet
03-18-2007, 01:48 AM
Deserved win for Nole. I feel really bad for Andy - clearly not playing at his best but Djoko played a very good, very calm match and deserved his win.

Glad that if Andy went out it was to him. Good luck in the final, Nole. :yeah:

Heal up for Miami, Andy - you've had a great week including two wins over top 10 players so nothing to be upset about.

sdtoot
03-18-2007, 01:48 AM
Well done Djokovic. No contest today. Glad to see that Murray was still angry at the end, that he didn't give a better account of himself. Should be a good final with Rafa.

whirlwind
03-18-2007, 01:49 AM
Very well played Nole :bigclap: It should be a very interesting final.

jenanun
03-18-2007, 01:49 AM
even murray is 100% fit, djokovic would still have won comfortably....

blank_frackis
03-18-2007, 01:49 AM
Bit of an anti-climax, Djokovic played quite well, Murray aside from a few big shots didn't play well at all.

Saumon
03-18-2007, 01:50 AM
Welcome to the top10! :yeah:

mark_s
03-18-2007, 01:50 AM
I'm really annoyed Murray didn't retire from that match because some Murray bashers will deliberately delude themselves into thinking Murray had no problems in that match and think he simply lost because he is the lesser player.

blueskye
03-18-2007, 01:51 AM
6-2 6-3 :p
;) Got it

el_croata
03-18-2007, 01:51 AM
finally some good tennis player won on this tournament
and ugly scot got his ass cleanly kicked

sdtoot
03-18-2007, 01:52 AM
I'm really annoyed Murray didn't retire from that match because some Murray bashers will deliberately delude themselves into thinking Murray had no problems in that match and simply lost because he is the lesser player.

Murray would have got a real bashing if he had retired!!

case
03-18-2007, 01:52 AM
after seeing nadal today cream roddick dont know that it matters much,
nadal will cream djokovic.

but still glad djokovic won

jitterbug
03-18-2007, 01:53 AM
Nole and Andy :hug:

case
03-18-2007, 01:53 AM
finally some good tennis player won on this tournament
and ugly scot got his ass cleanly kicked


if he would just get his teeth fixed...

Shabazza
03-18-2007, 01:55 AM
Could someone post the right scoreline, please.
If you are in such a hurry to post the result, get it right at least.
Good solid match from Djokovic - Murray was clearly not moving as well as he can and he played S&V only in the 2nd set because of his ankle. Some nice points there and those 2 "chasing a lob and hitting a monster fh"- winner from Murray were awesome.

mylessa
03-18-2007, 01:55 AM
:bigclap: :banana: :rocker2:

ezekiel
03-18-2007, 01:56 AM
I'm really annoyed Murray didn't retire from that match because some Murray bashers will deliberately delude themselves into thinking Murray had no problems in that match and think he simply lost because he is the lesser player.


Andy is fair play obviously, kudos for finnishing.

Top 10 is here and first major final :worship:

Now the battle of the future is here and it will be very exciting.

Fergie
03-18-2007, 01:57 AM
Well done Nole! :yeah:

Shrinking Violet
03-18-2007, 01:58 AM
I'm really annoyed Murray didn't retire from that match because some Murray bashers will deliberately delude themselves into thinking Murray had no problems in that match and think he simply lost because he is the lesser player.

It's to be expected - some people are like a stuck record about him. It's a kinda warped obsession they have - best just to laugh and let them get on with it. They'll always be there, they'll never get new material but they'll always be funny expending so much energy on actively hating a guy for the simple reason that he's a threat to their favourite, or they dislike his appearance (the models on here have that opinion :lol:) or simple jealousy in the case of a certain basher who likes to make up tall tales about him. ;)

el_croata
03-18-2007, 01:58 AM
Could someone post the right scoreline, please.
If you are in such a hurry to post the result, get it right at least.
Good solid match from Djokovic - Murray was clearly not moving as well as he can and he played S&V only in the 2nd set because of his ankle. Some nice points there and those 2 "chasing a lob and hitting a monster fh"- winner from Murray were awesome.


and he couldn't move?
LOL
he was faking it as he did last night
they showed few moments between points how he behaved when playing and what he's doing after point is over
haas was too stupid
nole didn't pay attention to it at all

new-york
03-18-2007, 02:00 AM
Welcome to the top10! :yeah:

:D:D:D.

uglyamerican
03-18-2007, 02:02 AM
Round 3 of this match-up will be quite anticipated.

Shrinking Violet
03-18-2007, 02:02 AM
and he couldn't move?
LOL
he was faking it as he did last night
they showed few moments between points how he behaved when playing and what he's doing after point is over
haas was too stupid
nole didn't pay attention to it at all

You're having a laugh if you think he was fit - but believe it if you want. He's a faker, he lied, he's this, he's that, he's over-rated, a dud and all that. :rolleyes:

Nole deserved his win, but if you think Murray was moving the way he normally does you need to have your eyes tested.

blosson
03-18-2007, 02:03 AM
Today wasn't a good day for the Andies.

Merton
03-18-2007, 02:08 AM
Congrats Nole for his first master series final and for making the top-10. Now he has nothing to lose tomorrow, regardless of the result I just want to see him coming out with conviction.

Andy had an excellent tournament with two very important wins against Davydenko and Haas, it is only a question of time when he breaks into the top-10. I hope he will recover completely for Miami.

TMJordan
03-18-2007, 02:12 AM
Total Ownage.

Nice one Novak :bounce: Take out Rafa :yeah:

blank_frackis
03-18-2007, 02:13 AM
It's to be expected - some people are like a stuck record about him. It's a kinda warped obsession they have - best just to laugh and let them get on with it. They'll always be there, they'll never get new material but they'll always be funny expending so much energy on actively hating a guy for the simple reason that he's a threat to their favourite, or they dislike his appearance (the models on here have that opinion :lol:) or simple jealousy in the case of a certain basher who likes to make up tall tales about him. ;)

It's really no different for any other player who gets a lot of headlines. The general rule (and this isn't about tennis this goes for everything in life) is that whenever something is praised there will be people standing by to criticise it to try and emphasise their own distinction from others. If Jesus, Muhammad and Shiva appeared on earth and granted eternal life to everyone on the planet there'd be a handful of people at the back of the crowd muttering about how "eternal life suckzzz!".

Not that there aren't perfectly legitimate reasons to dislike Murray as a player, but with every major player on this board there are a small group of dedicated "hatorzzz" who just post childish nonsense continually in the hope that someone will pay attention to them. That's how human beings work, it has little if anything to do with what Nadal, Federer, Roddick, Murray, Gasquet and whoever else do on a tennis court.

Dexter_1986
03-18-2007, 02:16 AM
Well done Nole! :D Congrats on reaching first Tier I Masters final and breaking Top10! :bounce: Best of luck tomorrow! :D

Shrinking Violet
03-18-2007, 02:19 AM
Not that there aren't perfectly legitimate reasons to dislike Murray as a player, but with every major player on this board there are a small group of dedicated "hatorzzz" who just post childish nonsense continually in the hope that someone will pay attention to them. That's how human beings work, it has little if anything to do with what Nadal, Federer, Roddick, Murray, Gasquet and whoever else do on a tennis court.

I know - I just find it pretty pathetic and sad. I mean what kind of sad case goes out his or her way to watch a guy play that they hate, then spend hours on a MB slagging them off and, in certain cases, making up blatant lies? It's just sad. There's guys I don't like - but I don't go out and bash them, I ignore them and try not comment on them because what exactly is the point of being one of those sad, bitter, pathetic individuals who hate everyone? Some of the abuse Murray gets on here you would think that he had stolen someone's girlfriend, kicked their granny, killed their dog, stole their car and then burnt down their house. :lol: You know - get a bit of perspective. It's only tennis, they are only athletes - no one here knows them so what the hell are they basing their hate on? A two hour tennis match every couple of days? :lol: As I said - I just find it pathetic.

AnnaK_4ever
03-18-2007, 02:20 AM
Top-10 already and Masters final!
:woohoo:

But Rafa will be very tough to beat. But still possible.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-18-2007, 02:22 AM
expected win by nole, congrats to him: 1st AMS final and 1st time in the Top 10 :yeah:

andy was tired and injuried... but he will be top 5 very soon

case
03-18-2007, 02:27 AM
I know - I just find it pretty pathetic and sad. I mean what kind of sad case goes out his or her way to watch a guy play that they hate... It's only tennis, they are only athletes - no one here knows them so what the hell are they basing their hate on? A two hour tennis match every couple of days? :lol: As I said - I just find it pathetic.

i dont hate ANY of these players. I DONT know any of them.
I have NEVER said or implied any hate toward even my least liked player.
There are many of us here who just like to talk about the players game, if you feel that I or many others do so out of hate speaking for myself (and probably most of the others) you are very wrong.
Bashing a players game is not hate.
maybe you have a problem with associating the two but i most certainly dont.
ANd if you noticed i dont use curse words in doing so -unlike some players..

tripb19
03-18-2007, 02:36 AM
It's gon be a good final :)

Shrinking Violet
03-18-2007, 02:36 AM
i dont hate ANY of these players. I DONT know any of them.
I have NEVER said or implied any hate toward even my least liked player.
There are many of us here who just like to talk about the players game, if you feel that I or many others do so out of hate speaking for myself (and probably most of the others) you are very wrong.
Bashing a players game is not hate.
maybe you have a problem with associating the two but i most certainly dont.
ANd if you noticed i dont use curse words in doing so -unlike some players..

If you bash a players game fine - I don't have a lot of problem with that, although to be honest a lot of that isn't based on fact but that's down to personal preference no matter how ridiculous it seems. But when it starts getting personal it's not about the game, is it? I don't really care - I find it funny to see it so I hope the haters don't stop. You can almost predict what certain people on here will post all the time. You just need to look at today where there were three different Murray bashing threads. :lol:

Whatever rocks peoples boats - it's funny and gives this place character. :yeah:

BArsonlyone
03-18-2007, 02:37 AM
oo ..i didnt know who to cheer for. im really starting to like murrays game. its really fun to watch. i just wish he had more charisma. but i love his fiestiness. and djokovic is such a talent, though his comment in controlling the nadal match in the french last year is still so funny to me, ill never forget it. either way, whoever won wouldve been a good match with nadal. so i cant wait for tomorrow. the new guard of tennis has arrived ( only when federer doesnt play, or loses early..lol)

p.s
mens tennis is so much more interesting than the women right now. kuznetova/hantuchova just did not produce any intensity, crowd wasnt even into it. must say womens tennis is in a lull. and plus the ATP is starting to produce some cuties on the court.

ivanban
03-18-2007, 02:42 AM
Well done Nole!!!! I hope he won't choke vs. Nadal. Reaching top10 already is just incredible. Nole fulfilled his goal of reacing top10 in this year after only 3 months, simply amazing!!! go Nole go

njnetswill
03-18-2007, 02:42 AM
I always thought Roddick was the most disliked player here at MTF. Or maybe Hewitt? :confused:

case
03-18-2007, 02:47 AM
You just need to look at today where there were three different Murray bashing threads. :lol:

Whatever rocks peoples boats - it's funny and gives this place character. :yeah:

well said.

Even though i started one- i actually feel sorry for murray he really doesnt come across as a happy or content person.
and given his history i cant say i would be too happy or carefree as a person either


now if the atp would start using better pix of him...

ChinoRios4Ever
03-18-2007, 02:51 AM
I always thought Roddick was the most disliked player here at MTF. Or maybe Hewitt? :confused:

i think is nadal :o

sondraj06
03-18-2007, 02:57 AM
i think is nadal :o

I think so too.

I don't think people are unduly unfair to Murray as yet. I do think it irritates some people the amount of attention he gets, which in my opinion is unwarranted.

But let me say before some one claims I'm Murray bashing, I actually like him. I just think his tennis is fair from what others want to make it out to be, and still even further away from being a real contender for top ranking. And I do think the top 5 can hold off worrying about Murray for maybe the next 2 years

MaryWalsh
03-18-2007, 02:59 AM
So far I have not seen the match. St. Patrick's day celebrating and all . . .
But I am surprised at the result. I am not particularly a fan of either Murray or Nole, but I certainly respect both of their talents. I thought Murray would take it. I presume he was a bit limited from his fall last night; will have to see the match replayed to know. Both are really good players, but I thought Andy's point construction would win the day. Instead it is Nole with his very considerable skills. So congratulations to Nole.

Next up Nadal. It will be interesting, for sure. I am hoping for Nadal but I in no way think it will be easy or even certain. The good news is, making it to the final is a great achievement. Winning the final is icing on the cake.

Anyway, on some other thread I will give my prediction. :secret:

User id 7816
03-18-2007, 03:01 AM
Solid match for Djokovic, he's proven consistency is one of his better qualities and probably thats the big difference between these two. He's just so positive. Andy's body language was totally negative today, his movement and commitment were as unconvincing as I've seen them. Not sure how much he was affected by yesterday's crashes lol. I guess he's the up and down kind but thats part of his charm too. Great couple of FH winners from chasing back the lobs but hardly enough to get it going. No doubt in this moment Djokovic would have much better chance against Nadal in the final so I'm looking forward to a great match.

Billabong
03-18-2007, 03:08 AM
Nole:woohoo:!!!!!!!!!! Well done man, now do your best in the final, you have your chances man:yeah:!!!

mecir72
03-18-2007, 03:09 AM
Damn I thought the match started an hour later than it really did. Annoing to wake up and find that it is over. Now I just get to see the crappy highlights the masters series tv produce.

Jaap
03-18-2007, 03:13 AM
Djokovic you lucky wanker. If you had Davydenko and Haas you would have been out ages ago you SOB,

Nadal will rip you a new one bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
03-18-2007, 03:25 AM
Nole :worship: :banana:

Corey Feldman
03-18-2007, 03:36 AM
That was just too bad..

but he will be back

cmurray
03-18-2007, 03:45 AM
That was just too bad..

but he will be back

yes he will. The courts in Miami ought to suit him quite well, don't you think?

Corey Feldman
03-18-2007, 03:52 AM
I hope so..
the main thing about Miami is a good weeks break/rest b4 it begins... usually when he's refreshed he will have a good run.

GlennMirnyi
03-18-2007, 03:53 AM
:haha: When a player can play tennis, Murray has no chance. :wavey:

my0118
03-18-2007, 04:06 AM
Murray :smash:

jitterbug
03-18-2007, 04:09 AM
:haha: When a player can play tennis, Murray has no chance. :wavey:

As opposed to when Murray could play his tennis, his opponent has no chance? :angel:

chewy
03-18-2007, 05:06 AM
djokovic :yeah:

Sean.J.S.
03-18-2007, 05:07 AM
Bad luck Muzza. :lol:

Good luck in the final, Nole. :yeah:

tennisrocks123
03-18-2007, 05:10 AM
i kinda thought murray would fizzle.. damn, he needs to stop getting injured

FanofFederer
03-18-2007, 05:10 AM
I see my fantasies of Djokovic injuring himself in this match and being forced to retire from the sport did not come to fruition. Now the final is perhaps one of the worst that can be imagined: two of the biggest pieces of scum in tennis facing off and we shall see them for many years to come. Tennis is the bigger loser than Murray in this one.

Corey Feldman
03-18-2007, 05:20 AM
Dont tell me Muzza is injured? i didnt see the match... cant be from the Haas match, cos he got up and fought on like a warrior and won!
and tired is no excuse, condition is as important as anything in tennis, djoko won just as many matches as muzza to come to the SF, on the day... he had more than McHaggis & won.
but he will be back, he has more to improve/stengthen than most of the other 'young guns' IMO.

sondraj06
03-18-2007, 05:48 AM
I see my fantasies of Djokovic injuring himself in this match and being forced to retire from the sport did not come to fruition. Now the final is perhaps one of the worst that can be imagined: two of the biggest pieces of scum in tennis facing off and we shall see them for many years to come. Tennis is the bigger loser than Murray in this one.

That's funny I take pleasure in your pain:cool:

UDACHi
03-18-2007, 06:00 AM
i can't wait to watch this match. :drool:

good match, nole. murray may have been injured, but i still thought he'd just be too good today. glad to see i was wrong. :yeah:

trixtah
03-18-2007, 06:30 AM
Dont tell me Muzza is injured? i didnt see the match... cant be from the Haas match, cos he got up and fought on like a warrior and won!
and tired is no excuse, condition is as important as anything in tennis, djoko won just as many matches as muzza to come to the SF, on the day... he had more than McHaggis & won.
but he will be back, he has more to improve/stengthen than most of the other 'young guns' IMO.

well, having been injured in the same manner many times, I can tell you that while competing, you're fine. The next day after the adrenaline wears off your leg and ankle feel like shit and it's difficult to put weight on it

the only reason I'm glad Murray lost here was because he'd never be fit enough with his injury to take on Nadal in the final. Haas-Nadal would have been an interesting one :(

Fedexex
03-18-2007, 06:54 AM
very good:cool:

Jadranka
03-18-2007, 07:47 AM
:worship: ajde nole!!

Allez
03-18-2007, 08:16 AM
Totally expected result. Injury or no injury, Nole is a very bad match-up for Andy. I think Murray would would still have lost even @ 100%. I don't think Nole would have beaten Haas, but he's always going to have a favourable h2h against Murray I feel.

Congrats Nole :worship:
Murray :sad:

Grofica
03-18-2007, 08:42 AM
Novak :hug: :hug:

and one :hug: for Murray :)

DrJules
03-18-2007, 08:57 AM
Can learn nothing from this match.

Murray was significantly physically impeded with hip problems.

Björki
03-18-2007, 11:24 AM
congrats Nole :)

Deathless Mortal
03-18-2007, 11:26 AM
Nole :worship: :bigclap:

jazar
03-18-2007, 11:39 AM
congrats on the easy win nole.

hint to murray, if you want to win big tournaments you might actually need to do something called 'attack'

Viken01
03-18-2007, 12:01 PM
congrat djokovic, i hope he can win the final :)

CooCooCachoo
03-18-2007, 12:03 PM
Nole rocks my socks :dance: :rocker:

Strangelove
03-18-2007, 12:06 PM
Can learn nothing from this match.

Murray was significantly physically impeded with hip problems.Besides the fact Murray needs to work even harder on his physical condition, yes.

scoobs
03-18-2007, 12:07 PM
Congrats to Nole on the win, on the top 10, and good luck in the finals - I hope it's a cracking match. :yeah:

Meeek
03-18-2007, 12:09 PM
:woohoo:

Joyce_23
03-18-2007, 12:15 PM
Go Nole! Congratulations on cracking the top ten and good luck for the final.

stebs
03-18-2007, 12:27 PM
Besides the fact Murray needs to work even harder on his physical condition, yes.

He needs to work on not falling over and getting himself injured? :confused:

Maya_4
03-18-2007, 12:30 PM
:banana:NOLE:banana:

:clap2: BRAVO MAJSTORE:clap2:

Apemant
03-18-2007, 12:38 PM
Wow, really a good win for Nole... curious how different they are. Even their serve gives a hint - Nole has a pretty damn good serve and is very consistent in producing it; while Andy has an even better serve, on rare occasions it actually works :devil:

Their game is just the same difference - Nole is consistently dangerous, making great shots all the time and doesn't drop his level out of the blue. On the other hand, Andy is wild and unpredictable; he will make 3 crappy UEs and then hit something completely unbelievable, like that ridiculously awesome round-house FH on a Nole's lob :eek: someone already mentioned.

Anyway, nice job there Nole steamrolling over a fellow promising youngster... really wonder how he will fare against Nadal

poiree
03-18-2007, 12:40 PM
BRAVO!!!!

Just keep it up, Nole!:bounce:

:woohoo: :woohoo:

scoobs
03-18-2007, 12:44 PM
Can learn nothing from this match.

Murray was significantly physically impeded with hip problems.
Agreed.

Nole got the win and well done to him - I think those reading wider significance into how it came about while ignoring Andy's clear problems with movement today, are deluding themselves. But what else is new? :)

Allez
03-18-2007, 12:47 PM
congrats on the easy win nole.

hint to murray, if you want to win big tournaments you might actually need to do something called 'attack'

I'd like to see you doing some "attacking" with a twisted ankle and a hip injury :wavey: That ought to be fun to watch ;)

scoobs
03-18-2007, 12:48 PM
*smile*

I'm not getting drawn into any arguments today. Novak has the bragging rights. Top 10, and 2-0 over Andy. But I'm confident that Andy will be having the last laugh, so that's okay.

jazar
03-18-2007, 12:48 PM
I'd like to see you doing some "attacking" with a twisted ankle and a hip injury :wavey: That ought to be fun to watch ;)

come and watch me play sometime and i will then

Jaap
03-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Can't take anything from this match, Murray was injured.

Djokovic is lucky he hasn't played a good player yet besides Murray who was obviously injured. Fair play to him though for making light of the opposition.

Nadal will rip him a big fat one in the final though. :wavey:

Snowwy
03-18-2007, 01:47 PM
I hope that Djokivic plays well in the final and keeps it close.

chris whiteside
03-18-2007, 02:23 PM
I'm really annoyed Murray didn't retire from that match because some Murray bashers will deliberately delude themselves into thinking Murray had no problems in that match and think he simply lost because he is the lesser player.

Well said, mark_s.

In the circumstances, it was obvious from the night before Djokovich would win easily. Well done to him, but this match had no relevance as to their future prospects.

Deivid23
03-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Huge props to Nole for getting into the finals and cracking into top 10. What a player this kid is

Agassi Aces
03-18-2007, 06:07 PM
Hopefully you will be fit for Miami Andy!

gmak
03-18-2007, 09:18 PM
well done Djole :bigclap: :yeah: :woohoo:

congrats on cracking the top10! :worship: