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rrfnpump
09-07-2008, 10:05 PM
well played by Murray, but Nadal was very tired. His shots hardly reached the T-Line. :o

Nadal was up 3-1 30-00* as well in the fourth set.

Deboogle!.
09-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Can't believe how short some of Rafa's shots were dropping. that shot on match point was very uncharacteristically dumb for him. Strange.

castle007
09-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Murray was amazing

TheBoiledEgg
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
beaten by the Haggis :spit: :tape:

Montego
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Murray was perfect in last 3-4 games of 4th set. Fantastic display by him. Nadal sucks on hard - he played like with Tsonga. All balls on the T.

Synthesis
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Yay, now I hope Fed executes the AndyMug.

miura
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Congratulations Murray! First Grand Slam final! :)

TMJordan
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Go back to clay, piggy.

l_mac
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Murray :bigclap: :woohoo:

Rafa :sad: :hug:

Allegretto
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Murray was the better player throughout. Federer will take the title though.

PiggyGotRoasted
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
It wasnt nadal who played badly, he always played like that on hard court at the uso.
I expected murray to destroy him and he did :D

Bremen
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!! Now lose to Federer.

Rogieva
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Dumb idea on MP from Nadull, and lob dropshot was easy pickings for Muzza.

Congrats Muzza, Fed will eat you though

Albop
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Mtf :retard:

Andyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :D

Garson007
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
MTF just slowed down to a halt. :o

Laba
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Rafa blew it in the fourth. Absolutely blew what seemed like a strong surge into a fifth setter.

tennizen
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Murray- great play. Awesome that it's his first GS Final. Would have loved it more had it not come at the expense of Nadal.

Gutsy play from Nadal down break points but it was never going to be his match. Still he's had a great year and I couldn't ask for more.

madmax
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
well, the first mentally strong hardcourt player faced - and a moonballer is packing his stuff, what can you say, a mug era

HeretiC
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
It is now official. Now we have BIG FOUR on tour.

raven gypsy
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Congrats Muzza (and his fans) on his first Grand Slam final.
Really good stuff from him. Great serving, great moving and returning..
He's a smart, talented player coming into his own. I'm sure he'll be in more slam finals.

Rafa.. good job making it to the semis in what is surely the most difficult slam for you. :)
Terrific year for him.. 2 Ws and 2 Semis for the slams. *hats off*

rocketassist
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
I. LOVE. TENNIS.

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Voo de Mar
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Very good play Murray :yeah: It's good we have already 4 big players. Murray has proved today title in Cincinnati wasn't a coincidence.

cocrcici
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
MURRAY MURRAY MURRAY ::D:worship::D

Bilbo
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
good win for murray

fed should clinch it in the final with his experience

also credits to rafa for going out and thanking the crowd after his loss

unretrofied
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Great play from Murray. Well deserved victory. Respect! :worship:

Bernard Black
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Brilliant! I'm so pumped right now and delighted for Murray :)

Lullaby
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
murray was amazing - people who look for excuses ignore what he just showed out there

heart of a lion

Andys backhand brutalised his forehand

richie21
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Well done Andy!!:worship:

He'll beat Federer tomorrow,mark my words

waterlily_021989
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
congrats to murray for reaching his first grand slam final,thought Nadal could come back but he was just too tired in the end.anyway,I hope Roger will trash him in the final and make it 5 in a row!

tennisfan28
09-07-2008, 10:09 PM
rafa was playing well below his best, was hitting short on most shots and then to give away the break after being up 3-1?? scottish clown is a joke of a player, he will be beaten to a pulp by the swiss miss in the final..

tealeaves
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Yippee Murray :D

Blue Heart24
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Deserved win.Congrats.

Steelq
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
And there goes biggest opportunity for Nadal to win grand slam on HC,i dont think he will ever have better chance.

ShimSham
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Bloody hell Nadal!:sad:

I really wanted a Nadal - Federer final.

adee-gee
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Oh my fucking god that was unreal Andy :worship: :worship: :worship:

Great effort from Rafa, much better than yesterday and amazingly sporting at the end :yeah: :hatoff:

Go win the final now you Scottish braveheart :inlove:

~*BGT*~
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Nice one Raf. :o

rhinooooo
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Credit to Muzza. Some excellent tennis, good mix of attack and defence. Finally evolving and fulfilling his potential. Big mental test for him tomorrow.

guga2120
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Well played Andy. Now beat the Swiss Miss.

freeandlonely
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Fucking great.:banana::rocker:

GlennMirnyi
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Expected.

Tennis > Moonballing.

Finally Murray stopped bottling against Nadull.

Nadull should have never got this far. Joke draw. First serious player and :wavey:.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
:worship: Muzza well deserved

Enjoy Incubus
09-07-2008, 10:10 PM
Murray played like Gods, he will beat Federer in 3 easy sets.

Andre♥
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
I have never seen Nadal receiving such beatdown on his own game.

The way Murray dominated the baseline rallies was amazing!

Nice to see a Brit once again in a Grand Slam final (something Henman has never done :p )

Deivid23
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Fantastic and very deserved win for Murray :hatoff:

Credits to Rafa, he put up a great fight today despite being throughoutly outplayed and never gave up. Fantastic summer, kid :yeah:

ClaudiuS
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Good job Murray.

Specially in the last set, the point before the match point was just great. :D

finishingmove
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
what to say...

take the title i guess...

PiggyGotRoasted
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
My predictions for nadal in 09 :
Aussy Open: 3rd Round
RG: SF
Wimbledon: 4th round
USO: 3rd round

SheepleBuster
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
I feel bad for Roger. I think Roger would've beaten this Nadal but no chance against Murray.Sorry bro.

GinaPL
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Go back to clay, piggy.
:help: yeah, he lost in semi with great playing oponent .. seriously :tape:

great play im some points by Andy, but break points stats 4/20 are horrible... :/

freeandlonely
09-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Expected.

Tennis > Moonballing.

Finally Murray stopped bottling against Nadull.

Nadull should have never got this far. Joke draw. First serious player and :wavey:.


:hearts:

Fee
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Awesome awesome awesome win for Andy. His improvement in the last 12 months has been so impressive, and he is finally getting his head together and using his emotions positively. The more I watch him play the more I believe that he will retire in ten years (or whenever) with a career slam. He looked like he was hitting in the park with a friend, most of his strokes were effortless even in the wind. Just really impressive.

The final is going to be excellent tennis. Yay.

Beforehand
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Andy took this one from Rafa in those last 4 or so games. I don't recall the last time I saw Rafa being moved side-to-side like that.

tennisfan28
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Well done Andy!!:worship:

He'll beat Federer tomorrow,mark my words

what a fool! fed will demolish him tomorrow in 3 quick sets then you CAN EAT YOUR WORDS

cocrcici
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
It is now official. Now we have BIG FOUR on tour.

:yeah:

RogerFan82
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Taste of his own medicine for Rafa. Murray was magnificent. He made nadal gasp for breath.
If Murray plays anything like today, in the final, he will be and deserves to be the champ.

Congrats !!!

nobama
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Murray was the better player throughout. Federer will take the title though.Maybe if the best of what we saw from him in patches shows up for an entire match. But Murray has beaten him on hard courts twice, so were it not that it's his first GS final I would give him the big edge.

Anyway congrats to Murray. Well played. :hatoff:

vincayou
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Well done andy and fully deserved! :worship:

That 7 missed BPs in the second game of the 4th made me lose a lot of hair.

Nadal was classy in defeat as usual, despite the lack of practice in this area lately.

I think that Andy would be the favourite in a normal hardcourt match against Federer right now. But this is his first final, so it's very special. I'll be happy whoever wins, maybe a little more if Andy takes his first slam.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Muzza you f'en animal !!!

Proud of that boy.... proud as its possible to be

WTG Kid :yeah:

dream GS final for me - i have no right to complain about tennis ever again

JustJames
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Va-Mooseeee....! :rocker2:

Big well done to Andy, nearly fell off my chair when he took his first match point..!

FNT
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Great playing by Andy, I do think he will fold tomorrow under pressure though. Roger's experience will carry him just like it did against Nole a year ago.
The funny thing is, Roger has more Slam finals this year than Rafa.

PiggyGotRoasted
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Piggy Got Roasted

Lopez
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Yesssss. Finally a roasting, someone stood up and exposed Nadal's hc game.

Murray suffered a blip at the start of the fourth, when he failed to break at 1-0*. Then he got broken to love by stupid UEs. Rafa held to 1-3 easily and then Murray was 0-30 down at his own service game I think and was serve-and-volleying some, a sign of desperation sometimes. But he hung on, held, broke and finally broke at the end. Rafa was imitating Djokovic's tactics of hitting a drop shot on match point... :D

Aww poor Rafa, no Rafa Golden Slam. But hey, a semi at both hc slams, better than before.

biological
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Roger will thrash him tomorrow and I will enjoy it immensely. Rafa wtf happened?

Kuhne
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Wow, I thought Rafa was a shoe in for the final, playing Andy in the semis was a gift and he couldn't make it.. I don't know if he's gona have an opportunity like this ever again.

Anyways, no excuses, the reason why Rafa lost was because Andy played the match of his life, I couldn't believe some of those shots, Rafa got 2 slams and a gold medal in one year, this guy had an awesome seasson. add 2 grand slam semis to that and he was easily by far leaps and bounds the greatest player in the world this year. Happy for Rafa, he is a cool guy.

Now on to the final, Murray vs Roger, talk about interesting finals, Roger has a serious shot at winning his grand slam #13... in a year when he hasn't been playing his best tennis at all he can actualy come out with one major tournament under his belt. That would be awesome for him.

But if Andy plays the way he did against Rafa and Roger plays the way he did against Novak. the final will be great.

tangerine_dream
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Rafa's brain is fried. A drop volley on mp? :retard: Come on. He needs to go sleep in his own bed for a month.

Roger, in his current crappy form (yes, I said crappy, he's not playing anywhere near his former glory self, people who think he played great vs Djokovic are :retard: ) won't beat this version of Andy Murray.

A_Skywalker
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Congratulations to Murray, he played great. I hope he has something left for tommorow.

knight_ley
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Ugh.

sdtoot
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Awesome play from Muzza. Lets hope he can play like that tomorrow and we will have a great final.

PiggyGotRoasted
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Great playing by Andy, I do think he will fold tomorrow under pressure though. Roger's experience will carry him just like it did against Nole a year ago.
The funny thing is, Roger has more Slam finals this year than Rafa.

Murray if he loses this, will win the australian open next year :devil: Mark my words

moon language
09-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Well played Murray!

I wanted Rafa to win but at this point I think Murray stands a better chance of making a good match out of the final so I'm glad he got through.

Andi-M
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Phenomenal

Andy Murray is a phenomenal player. Mug pusher??? This guy has the cleanest flattest groundies in tennis, and as the most breathtaking talent.

He absolutely owned Nadal the world's best. This guy Murray has a massive future ahead of him.

His serve wtf...absolutely fantastic its really become a weapon now, he has no weaknesses.

I love him!!!!!!!!!

WNB
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Amazing performance by Murray, although he's play on the important points was rather weak. But totally dominated Rafa in the rallies.

This man is definitely capable of excecuting all kinds of shots, but is he capable of smiling? That's what I'm wondering. Like, for even 1 second look happy?

Funny how almost no one complains about Murray having a boring character on court. :o

Avid Merrion
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
get in there!! :bounce: well done son! :D

good luck tomorrow Andy, i know you can do it! :yeah:

safinalium
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Congrats to Murray for making his first GS final. I was rooting for Nadal to win but cant deny that Murray's victory was completely deserved, his game has improved enormously :yeah:

I hope he can pull off a a surprise tomorrow and beat Federer. Its unlikely but not impossible!

Albop
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Win win situation in the final for me :D

aeronatasha
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Fantastic and very deserved win for Murray :hatoff:

Credits to Rafa, he put up a great fight today despite being throughoutly outplayed and never gave up. Fantastic summer, kid :yeah:

This. :)

Raquel
09-07-2008, 10:16 PM
Well done Andy!! :bounce: :bounce:

I can't believe it :D What an awesome player he has become. It's been great to have been watching him from winning the juniors to now making the senior final - it's amazing :D

Too many skillz for Rafa today :devil: :p

Good luck tomorrow son :yeah:

l_mac
09-07-2008, 10:17 PM
dream GS final for me - i have no right to complain about tennis ever again

Saving this ;)

Unbearable in-studio discussion from the Sky team. Rusedski is horrendous.

Oh man, please play well tomorrow Andy :worship:

Art&Soul
09-07-2008, 10:17 PM
:haha::haha: Now Rafatards can't say he is tired anymore, what a boring style Nadal on HC, Murry just outplayed Nadull :o

crazillo
09-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Good performance by Andy. It looked like he took a massive amount of self-confidence out of this...

Labamba
09-07-2008, 10:17 PM
amazing from Murray :worship:

just love that backhand, it was on fire

richie21
09-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Hope Andy's great run(the same Andy who was labelled as a mental midget few months ago) in last few months can give some hope to a certain youngster.......
It's never too late.

Clara Bow
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Congrats to Murray today. He was too good today and the deserved winner. We could have a great battle. My husband- who became a Murray fanboy after seeing him live in Toronto- is pleased.

Congrats to Rafa for his fight- although he had some brain farts towards the end of the second set. It was a good match between two players who respect each other- too bad some fans can't follow suit. Still- a great year for Rafa and kudos to him for being classy in defeat and signing autos, etc.

maskedmuffin
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY someone beats that camper nadulll by playing an agressive gameplan and moving in between service line and net shot from shot

i was furious in the 4th set when murray started pulling a djoko-fedmug in the 7 bp game in the 4th set...but he HELD firm..BROKE back..and kept with the strategy

which is

POUND IT POUND IT POUND IT..and SLICE IT MIX IT UP..and WHILE doing so...move into the court..keeping nadullll completely off balance..and pounded him to submission



this murray will give federer fits...its going to be a great final

if nadull woulda won then fedmug woulda resurfaced in the final.
..making 600000 million errors on easy shots which Murray kept the pressure on with.

it will come down to murray keeping his cool tomorrow..which i think after this victory he WILL do ..it will be a good final but i think roger is going to be motivated to take back A TITLE this year :)

lurker
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Murray had been playing the best tennis of the four semifinalists the whole tournament. I had predicted him to win this in 4, maybe 5 sets. The only thing that could hold him back was if he didn't stay strong mentally.

Now, against Federer, mental strength will be the biggest factor in deciding the victor. Murray's game, if played to the best of his abilities, beats Federer's best game.

Nadal has the tendency lately to play at least one very bad game per set when in a tight match. He did it while trying to maintain the break in the seventh game of the fourth set. Was it fatigue, the imposing nature of Murray's play, or a combination? Who knows, but that was all the room Murray needed to assert his game again. And boy did he. He really stepped on the gas in the last game, playing completely different, going for broke and surprising Nadal. Well done, now go after the Fed!!

maldini
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Murray :hatoff:

:woohoo:

rwn
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Nadal absolutely blew that fourth set. He had Murray in his grasp and gave it away. Nadal's mental strength on hardcourt is still questionable.

raven gypsy
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
i have no right to complain about tennis ever again

Can I quote you on that? ;)
Just kidding...

khyber
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Can someone tell me when was the last time that Britain had a player in a Grand Slam final?

Fed Express
09-07-2008, 10:19 PM
Maybe if the best of what we saw from him in patches shows up for an entire match. But Murray has beaten him on hard courts twice, so were it not that it's his first GS final I would give him the big edge.

Anyway congrats to Murray. Well played. :hatoff:

Against an extremely tired Federer in cincy and a mono, with few preparation Federer in Dubai.

SheepleBuster
09-07-2008, 10:19 PM
I don't know why you guys underestimate Murray's chances against Roger. Roger simply can't return Murray's serves. He didn't even have a break point the last time they played. In Cincinnati, Murray broke him 7 times! I think Murray will win in 4, and that would be because of his nerves. On the paper, Murray is a mismatch for Roger and a much better hard court player.

JolánGagó
09-07-2008, 10:19 PM
Rafa was too tired and Muzza was flawless. Deserved win for Muzza, I hope he takes his first GS tomorrow.

tennizen
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
I actually feel quite proud of Murray. Lots of people were dismissing him off because he wasn't strong mentally. He has arrived and he seems eager to stay:yeah:

SheepleBuster
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Can someone tell me when was the last time that Britain had a player in a Grand Slam final?

72 year?

Billabong
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Wow unbelievable performance from Murray, he was awesome (except at the start of the 4th set, he looked so tight on the bps and the 3rd game), I was sure it would go to 5 sets... I hope so much Federer can win the final, hopefully we'll have a good match and both can play so well, GO ROGIIII:bounce:!!!

Raquel
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Muzza you f'en animal !!!

Proud of that boy.... proud as its possible to be

WTG Kid :yeah:

dream GS final for me - i have no right to complain about tennis ever again
Mikey :wavey: What a great performance :D
Dream final for me too :)

scoobs
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
I still can't quite take it in.

I am absolutely over the moon.

I thought when he went a break down in the fourth he was done but Nadal gave him a chance to get back in and he never faltered after that.

Absolutely sensational.

Congratulations, Andy.

But I know you won't be satisfied with that.

So go out and win the title!

JustJames
09-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Can someone tell me when was the last time that Britain had a player in a Grand Slam final?

1997 US Open: Greg Rusedski lost to Pat Rafter 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5

Billabong
09-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Can someone tell me when was the last time that Britain had a player in a Grand Slam final?

Rusedski in USO 1997, lost to Rafter;)

biological
09-07-2008, 10:22 PM
I don't know why you guys underestimate Murray's chances against Roger. Roger simply can't return Murray's serves. He didn't even have a break point the last time they played. In Cincinnati, Murray broke him 7 times! I think Murray will win in 4, and that would be because of his nerves. On the paper, Murray is a mismatch for Roger and a much better hard court player.

He had mono, little practice and had just had food poisoning. Murray is going down.

freeandlonely
09-07-2008, 10:22 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!! Now lose to Federer.

:haha::haha:
I like both though.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 10:22 PM
Hmm, where are those ppl who laughed at Murray showing his bicep NOW?

:lol:

BodyServe
09-07-2008, 10:22 PM
Phenomenal

Andy Murray is a phenomenal player. Mug pusher??? This guy has the cleanest flattest groundies in tennis, and as the most breathtaking talent.

He absolutely owned Nadal the world's best. This guy Murray has a massive future ahead of him.

His serve wtf...absolutely fantastic its really become a weapon now, he has no weaknesses.

I love him!!!!!!!!!

He has a weak 2nd serve...

mariyella80
09-07-2008, 10:23 PM
congrats murray, BUT Rafa was tired evidently ( no excuses)....nadal needs to stop staying so far back, that's why his balls were dropping short, I'm SURE he KNOWS that dilema but to me at match point; it looked like Nadal had had enough, though he DID IMPROVE to a seimi - finalist this year so either way no negatives here for Rafa....

Sunset of Age
09-07-2008, 10:23 PM
dream GS final for me - i have no right to complain about tennis ever again

:lol: - I guess Fed and Muzza saved tennis for you... and YOU for us. :hug:

FANTASTIC victory for Muzza. Intelligent attacking playing, very, very well done indeed. I finally get to see him become the player I expected him to become already two years ago. The match against Roger will be a really tough one - hopefully we'll get to see a great match! :yeah:

Rafa... :hug: - he DID look tired out there today, even catching his breath at times. But Muzza deserves the credits for being able to run him down like he did. Have a rest Raf, and come back strong and fit again soon!

MisterQ
09-07-2008, 10:23 PM
Bravo Murray! Fantastic game plan, movement, and shotmaking, and impressive that he stayed so calm. :worship:

Congrats too to Nadal, for fighting so hard when we was clearly being outplayed. So many break points saved!

Asar
09-07-2008, 10:23 PM
OH MY GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Scot mug is very very good!!!! :worship: :worship: He is take the bull by the balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY WELL PLAY CONGRATULATION!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

Lullaby
09-07-2008, 10:23 PM
1997 US Open: Greg Rusedski lost to Pat Rafter 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5

he wasnt british ;)

I just hope that murray can recover so that the final is equal fitness wise and that he does not have a huge letdown emotion wise like after he beat gasquet at wimbledon.

Flibbertigibbet
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
I don't know why you guys underestimate Murray's chances against Roger. Roger simply can't return Murray's serves. He didn't even have a break point the last time they played. In Cincinnati, Murray broke him 7 times! I think Murray will win in 4, and that would be because of his nerves. On the paper, Murray is a mismatch for Roger and a much better hard court player.

I agree with the idea that Murray is a tough match up for Federer, but wake me up until Murray's won seven Grand Slams and multiple Masters Cups on hard courts before you say something that presumptuous. :tape:

SheepleBuster
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
He had mono, little practice and had just had food poisoning. Murray is going down.

You know. The first time Roger lost to Murray, they said he was tired. The second time he had mono. But I am telling you, Murray is not a good match up for Roger. Strong Return which nullifies Roger's serve, and he has Nadal like ability to retrieve balls. And let's not forget that he is a winner machine when he wants to. I say 3 or 4 sets at most for Murray.

biological
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Hmm, where are those ppl who laughed at Murray showing his bicep NOW?

:lol:

Here's one. :p I still think he's a twat. Rafa on form would have destroyed him today.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
the last Brit to reach a slam final was John Lloyd in 77 - Rusedski was a Canadian

raven gypsy
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Hmm, where are those ppl who laughed at Murray showing his bicep NOW?

:lol:


Still laughing :p

but he did play beautifully..

mariyella80
09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
SCREW murray's bicep ......question is CAN he do what he's doing CONSISTENTLY.....I think NOT and that's the difference between NADAL/FEDERER and the rest of the field....PERIOD!!!!

Pfloyd
09-07-2008, 10:25 PM
So much choking in this match. Nadal choked the 2nd set tie-break. Murray choked early in the 3rd set and Nadal almost choked closing the 3rd set.

Murray then choked by not converting one of the million break chances when Nadal was serving his first game in the 4th. But then, Nadal broke. And what happened? You guessed it! He Choked!

Finally, both got tired of Choking and Murray won.

Typical MTF.

Congrats Murray! Great to see you in slam final at last. Good luck vs. Roger! :yeah:

dusk
09-07-2008, 10:25 PM
Go Murray!

GlennMirnyi
09-07-2008, 10:25 PM
72 year?

Gotta love MTF's knowledge of tennis history. :lol:

JustJames
09-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Rusedski may have been "Canadian" technically but he was already British at heart... ;)

SheepleBuster
09-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Gotta love MTF's knowledge of tennis history. :lol:

I thought he said the last time someone won.

leng jai
09-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Hmm, where are those ppl who laughed at Murray showing his bicep NOW?

:lol:

:wavey:

vucina
09-07-2008, 10:27 PM
That was unexpected, but deserved. He outspartaned Rafa. Don't f it up against Ego king.

TMJordan
09-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Rusedski > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Murray

siddy
09-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Great performance from Murray (minus the chokes on the BPs). Roger will probably take the title in 4 sets but Andy should enjoy the moment. He's probably winning a slam in 2009.

GlennMirnyi
09-07-2008, 10:29 PM
I thought he said the last time someone won.

Gotta love MTF's reading comprehension. :lol:

l_mac
09-07-2008, 10:29 PM
Rusedski > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Murray

Don't be stupid. You changed your flag :sad:

TMJordan
09-07-2008, 10:30 PM
Don't be stupid. You changed your flag :sad:

Greg is :cool: Murray is a winey bitch.

I can't be Scottish, I HATE Murray :mad:

JolánGagó
09-07-2008, 10:30 PM
1997 US Open: Greg Rusedski lost to Pat Rafter 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5


Dream on, Rusedski was Canadian.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 10:30 PM
Well done Andy!! :bounce: :bounce:

I can't believe it :D What an awesome player he has become. It's been great to have been watching him from winning the juniors to now making the senior final - it's amazing :D

Too many skillz for Rafa today :devil: :p

Good luck tomorrow son :yeah:What a moment for us Raquel :D ... our little country has a GS finalist :hug:

Saving this ;)



Can I quote you on that? ;)
Just kidding...hehe :o

stebs
09-07-2008, 10:30 PM
It opened with both guys looking good on serve. Nadal was far more pumped than yesterday and hitting his FH with more venom. Murray looked pretty good as well, big serving and continuing to dictate. Trying to serve it out Murray got a BP but Nadal hit good serves and good FH's to finish the job.

Obviously it seemed as if the 2nd game of the set was going to be very important with Nadal saving so many BP's but all it did was serve to strengthen the fact that Murray has huge self belief. He got down on himself for one game, costing him a break, but from then on he was just fantastic. He went with Nadal from the back, the Spainard was offering up some uncharacteristic errors though, far from top form, and attacked relentlessly. The BH CC again looked more than a match for the Nadal FH CC and that really is the reason he won the match, consistent depth, pace, angles and basically just a purely world class shot right there. The last two points summed up the questions Murray has answered, the talent to construct the points and keep up the intensity and the fitness to go with Nadal in long rallies.

cocrcici
09-07-2008, 10:30 PM
murray federer

return>>>serve

RogandyFan
09-07-2008, 10:31 PM
Muzza you f'en animal !!!

Proud of that boy.... proud as its possible to be

WTG Kid :yeah:

dream GS final for me - i have no right to complain about tennis ever again

Never thought to see my favorite two players playing in a GS final so soon. :inlove: :inlove:

Stgobaiano
09-07-2008, 10:32 PM
Good to see Murray in a GS final.:worship:

Now go and fuck Ego King

l_mac
09-07-2008, 10:33 PM
Greg is :cool: Murray is a winey bitch.

I can't be Scottish, I HATE Murray :mad:

:hug:

RogandyFan
09-07-2008, 10:33 PM
Muzza you f'en animal !!!

Proud of that boy.... proud as its possible to be

WTG Kid :yeah:

dream GS final for me - i have no right to complain about tennis ever again

Never thought I would see my two favorites meeting in a GS final. :inlove: :inlove:

freeandlonely
09-07-2008, 10:34 PM
Phenomenal

Andy Murray is a phenomenal player. Mug pusher??? This guy has the cleanest flattest groundies in tennis, and as the most breathtaking talent.

He absolutely owned Nadal the world's best. This guy Murray has a massive future ahead of him.

His serve wtf...absolutely fantastic its really become a weapon now, he has no weaknesses.

I love him!!!!!!!!!


:yeah:
It's wrong saying Muscleray is just a mug pusher.
He hits winners when he needs to. Also now he has a bigger heart.

madmax
09-07-2008, 10:34 PM
Actually Andy has a h2h record in his favour against Roger...now that is unexpected and final should be really interesting to watch...and anyone knows the last time brit has won Grandslam?

NinaNina19
09-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Great job Andy!!!

TMJordan
09-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Phenomenal

Andy Murray is a phenomenal player. Mug pusher??? This guy has the cleanest flattest groundies in tennis, and as the most breathtaking talent.

He absolutely owned Nadal the world's best. This guy Murray has a massive future ahead of him.

His serve wtf...absolutely fantastic its really become a weapon now, he has no weaknesses.

I love him!!!!!!!!!

You sir, are a tool.

malisha
09-07-2008, 10:36 PM
Never in Doubt:D

Raquel
09-07-2008, 10:38 PM
What a moment for us Raquel :D ... our little country has a GS finalist :hug:


:hug:
I know! I knew he would do it at some point, but since Wimbledon he has improved so much, so it's happening right now :D Very proud of him :)

*Raine
09-07-2008, 10:39 PM
:banana: Andy!!

oliviasmith
09-07-2008, 10:40 PM
wow congrats to murray! i can only imagine how excited the brits must be right now. i wish i could see the match on bbc.

Vida
09-07-2008, 10:40 PM
shet. I really hoped Rafa would make it... never mind, Andy has done his share, it would've been a nasty choke. Congrats to Murray, now lets see whether he will blow it tomorrow.

So that's it for Rafa regarding GSs. semis, slam, slam, semis. .... ahem, I guess one :yeah: is in order. Now just hover and let it slide till next years clay season...

dsingh7
09-07-2008, 10:40 PM
Great play Andy..congratulations for making it to first major final...some of the thing i thought worth mentioning here.
a) Even after the big improvement in Rafa game ,anyone with solid 2 handed backhand, who can hit it flat, with power and generate angels can nullifies his forehand and beat him in hard court i.e. Nalby, Murray and up to an extent Novak
b) After seeing Andy being so successful in fast HC, Wimbledon guys might be tempted to change grass and make it as quick as American hard courts are. Not a good sign for Rafa.

thelma
09-07-2008, 10:43 PM
:worship::D Andy

Haile Selassie
09-07-2008, 10:46 PM
First Grand Slam final for Murray,congratulation to him :yeah:

WF4EVER
09-07-2008, 10:49 PM
I'm neither a fan of Murray's nor of his game but he played that last game like a true fighter, running down everything and not letting anything go if he could help it. Reminded me of 2000 USO SF between Venus and Martina at 5-3 in the 3rd set.

A good effort.

Fedex
09-07-2008, 10:49 PM
Nadal was pretty gutsy out there today, fighting off those break chances early in the 4th, but he let this one slip a bit. It sure as hell looked like we were headed to a 5th set when Nadal was up 3-1 0-30 on Murray's serve, but he let him off the mat and payed dearly for it. That drop shot on match point was uncharacteristically dumb from Nadal.
Certainly Murray out played him for most of the match and he deserved to win.

Duncan
09-07-2008, 10:54 PM
On yersel Andy son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That was absolutely amazing, i still can't believe that performance. It was immense! Even the way he came back in the 4th set was awesome. Such deep hitting and his backhand was an absolute joy! Im still hyper :lol:

I believe he can take Roger down tomorrow.

Andi-M
09-07-2008, 10:55 PM
You sir, are a tool.

A happy tool, and its Miss thankyou very much.

Fedex
09-07-2008, 10:55 PM
I don't know why you guys underestimate Murray's chances against Roger. Roger simply can't return Murray's serves. He didn't even have a break point the last time they played. In Cincinnati, Murray broke him 7 times! I think Murray will win in 4, and that would be because of his nerves. On the paper, Murray is a mismatch for Roger and a much better hard court player.

You are beyond stupid.

RustyFun
09-07-2008, 10:55 PM
Actually for me Andy with his current form has more chances beating Roger than Rafa .Of course Roger from the 2nd and 3rd set.
The Ninja Fed frm set 1 against Crybaby Faker noone beats.Period.
Rafa hasn't looked so good like in Toronto.

Murray today had few brain fart points he played (after wasting 7 BP in the first game, I belived that this was to go in distance) but overall it was wonderful display.

Clever , tactically very very good, and though I would prefer Roger tommorow to win, I'll go with the youngster.
I think that he is a favourite tommorow.

Eurposrt commentators (Frew McMillan and the guy which name I constantly forget) said that there was not Brittish winner at US Open since 1930's!

jcempire
09-07-2008, 10:55 PM
Murray got his first chance for a GS title,

Bad luck Nadal, but He would get his energy back soon, I saw he is fine. Anyway He got a unbelievable run.

green25814
09-07-2008, 10:57 PM
....ing yes.

I am so happy right now :lol:

I cant really lose tommorow :p

Lullaby
09-07-2008, 10:58 PM
credit to rafa for his great run

without him convincing andy to go train in spain when they were young, britain would not have this great talent

out_here_grindin
09-07-2008, 10:58 PM
Very great play from Murray

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 11:00 PM
On yersel Andy son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That was absolutely amazing, i still can't believe that performance. It was immense! Even the way he came back in the 4th set was awesome. Such deep hitting and his backhand was an absolute joy! Im still hyper :lol:

Get in there Dunc !!!!! :yeah:

yeh yeh
09-07-2008, 11:02 PM
[QUOTE=tennisfan28;7613844]rafa was playing well below his best, was hitting short on most shots and then to give away the break after being up 3-1?? scottish clown is a joke of a player, he will be beaten to a pulp by the swiss miss in the final..[/QUO

Gezza your a MUG, did you not see nadals forehands and how good they were hittin winners like always

murray jus beat him with unreal play. i first saw the boy at queens when he had a wild card and lost to johanson,
have followed him ever since

YOUR A LEDG ANDY SON A LEDGE

Steelq
09-07-2008, 11:03 PM
Phenomenal

Andy Murray is a phenomenal player. Mug pusher??? This guy has the cleanest flattest groundies in tennis, and as the most breathtaking talent.

He absolutely owned Nadal the world's best. This guy Murray has a massive future ahead of him.

His serve wtf...absolutely fantastic its really become a weapon now, he has no weaknesses.

I love him!!!!!!!!!

:worship::worship:
You forgot to add that he is the next GOAT.

cobalt60
09-07-2008, 11:03 PM
Murray played such a smart tactical match :yeah: If he plays like today he has a good chance at an upset.

Duncan
09-07-2008, 11:04 PM
Get in there Dunc !!!!! :yeah:


I can hear a national anthem moment coming on! :lol: :cool:

tennizen
09-07-2008, 11:04 PM
Absolutely amazing thing was how Murray ran down and returned some of Nadal's shots. Nadal was totally unnerved by this. He couldn't really get a ball past Murray. I think Murray will definitely have a let down in the final so this is really Fed's to take but great tournament for Murray

Fee
09-07-2008, 11:07 PM
Is Gordon Brown declaring Tuesday a national holiday so everyone can stay up and watch the match?

FairWeatherFan
09-07-2008, 11:08 PM
Thank you Murray for sparing us from another Federer-Nadal final, with all the heavy topspin forehands and shanked backhands, and all the media going crazy over the supposed 'rivalry' when the match itself sucks.

platinum
09-07-2008, 11:09 PM
Go back to clay, piggy.

...and grass :wavey::wavey:

platinum
09-07-2008, 11:13 PM
And there goes biggest opportunity for Nadal to win grand slam on HC,i dont think he will ever have better chance.

Federer will never have a better chance to win the FO that the one he had in 2004 :o

Bijoux0021
09-07-2008, 11:14 PM
If Murray doesn't let the occasion overwhelms him, he has a great chance to win the title against Federer.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 11:16 PM
I can hear a national anthem moment coming on! :lol: :cool:i'm gonna blast out a few tunes from the bagpipes - out of my window till 3AM .. the neighbours will love it

Is Gordon Brown declaring Tuesday a national holiday so everyone can stay up and watch the match?He should

GlennMirnyi
09-07-2008, 11:18 PM
Federer will never have a better chance to win the FO that the one he had in 2004 :o

Nobody asked your opinion on Federer's chances in the FO. :rolleyes:

Nadulltards need some reading comprehension classes.

platinum
09-07-2008, 11:18 PM
My predictions for nadal in 09 :
Aussy Open: 3rd Round
RG: SF
Wimbledon: 4th round
USO: 3rd round

:haha:

Rafa will win the FO and Wimbledon in 2009.


Davydenko will never win a slam :wavey:

nisha
09-07-2008, 11:19 PM
:O i think Nadal is just too tired, hes been playing non stop since the clay season.
A big well done to Murray, now go and win it.

platinum
09-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Nobody asked your opinion on Federer's chances in the FO. :rolleyes:

Nadulltards need some reading comprehension classes.
Truth hurts :wavey:

Lullaby
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
some of the half volleys and cross court backhand murray played were so so good watching it back on the replay.

sykotique
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
Hope Andy's great run(the same Andy who was labelled as a mental midget few months ago) in last few months can give some hope to a certain youngster.......
It's never too late.

Gasquet will win a Slam. Have faith.

gillian
09-07-2008, 11:21 PM
This result makes me so :sad: I so wanted Rafa to win and win the title.

Good result for Murray. It's exciting to see him in a GS final.

Both my picks now out (first Djokovic, now Nadal).

I'm going to watch my recording now and try not to be too depressed (I know, I'm cheesy).

GlennMirnyi
09-07-2008, 11:21 PM
...and grass :wavey::wavey:

Waske and Muller appreciate.

Clydey
09-07-2008, 11:22 PM
Nothing to do with Nadal being tired. He played well when the match continued, far better than yesterday. Murray was sinply the better player. That said, Nadal didn't play his best. He didn't play poorly today, though.

BigJohn
09-07-2008, 11:23 PM
There goes the possibility of Nadal winning a non-calendar Golden Rafa-Slam. One less plotline to follow when the AO start.

I did expect Nadal to somehow win this one. Bravo to the ugly Scot.

finishingmove
09-07-2008, 11:23 PM
nadal had some good moments, but was below par most of the time.

murray was surprisingly clutch in the end

malisha
09-07-2008, 11:25 PM
Nadal is overplayed by better Hardcourter...no sience about that

~Maya~
09-07-2008, 11:26 PM
Congratulation Murray. Good luck tomorrow. Court just became too fast for Nadal and his opponent was playing awesome. I thought that Murray was toast when he was a brake down in the fourth set but he came back and was so strong at the end. In the control through out the match. About 20 break opportunities.

theDreamer
09-07-2008, 11:26 PM
It opened with both guys looking good on serve. Nadal was far more pumped than yesterday and hitting his FH with more venom. Murray looked pretty good as well, big serving and continuing to dictate. Trying to serve it out Murray got a BP but Nadal hit good serves and good FH's to finish the job.

Obviously it seemed as if the 2nd game of the set was going to be very important with Nadal saving so many BP's but all it did was serve to strengthen the fact that Murray has huge self belief. He got down on himself for one game, costing him a break, but from then on he was just fantastic. He went with Nadal from the back, the Spainard was offering up some uncharacteristic errors though, far from top form, and attacked relentlessly. The BH CC again looked more than a match for the Nadal FH CC and that really is the reason he won the match, consistent depth, pace, angles and basically just a purely world class shot right there. The last two points summed up the questions Murray has answered, the talent to construct the points and keep up the intensity and the fitness to go with Nadal in long rallies.

I disagree slightly. It is the reason he has a chance against
Nadal, but to actually win, he needed his forehand to be as good
as it was throughout this match. It was the reason he was able to continually keep Nadal on the back foot i.e. not have to give up the initiative after a good backhand, say.

I've never seen him hit his forehand this well this consistently, so I still feel he has to be "in the zone" for that to happen - I guess we have to wait and watch his career to see if this is the case.

Art&Soul
09-07-2008, 11:27 PM
Truth hurts :wavey:
Truth hurts that's Rogelio is going to take the title tomorow and Nadull was owned by Murray today :)

Lullaby
09-07-2008, 11:28 PM
I disagree slightly. It is the reason he has a chance against
Nadal, but to actually win, he needed his forehand to be as good
as it was throughout this match. It was the reason he was able to continually keep Nadal on the back foot i.e. not have to give up the initiative after a good backhand, say.

I've never seen him hit his forehand this well this consistently, so I still feel he has to be "in the zone" for that to happen - I guess we have to wait and watch his career to see if this is the case.

great point, i feel since the injury he is far too tentative previously still with the forehand. Perhaps he just thought go for it today?

madmax
09-07-2008, 11:30 PM
Nadal will never win a HC Slam, mark my words. He is typical baseliner with heavy topspin, his game is born and made for clay, and these nasty hardcourts will take their toll on him in the future. Only a complete player like Roger can dominate these events for a simple reason - he doesn't waste as much energy as Nadull on his matches. Therefore a fatigue factor is a nonfactor to him. Once again, Murray tomorrow will be spent after another 3 and half hour battle and Roger will be fresh...that's the benefit of having all arround game

danton
09-07-2008, 11:32 PM
Sods law - have tickets tomorrow night (opera) normal price £275 but they're doing a special thing where they were £30 (plus a free drink). So excellent tickets and definately (unless win lottery) will not be able to afford the seats again plus it will be a nice night out with the girls with drinks before hand. WHY oh WHY oh WHY? I've not got anything else planned this week.

I think I might be able to make it home by 11pm so hopefully just miss the first set.

Feeling quite sorry for myself.

tennisfan28
09-07-2008, 11:32 PM
:O i think Nadal is just too tired, hes been playing non stop since the clay season.
A big well done to Murray, now go and win it.

no kidding rafa was tired and yet the scottish clown had to struggle and summona 120% of his potential to beat him and the scottish got heaps of luck today, what with next cords going his way so many times late in that 4th set...scottish clown will be crushed into a scot pancake tomorrow

lukela85
09-07-2008, 11:33 PM
This thread :lol:

To all Nadal fans: he lost. Deal with it.

Well played Murray

adee-gee
09-07-2008, 11:35 PM
beaten by the Haggis :spit: :tape:
You must be on suicide watch :hug:

danton
09-07-2008, 11:35 PM
Was anyone else shouting at the TV (esp on those breakpoints) but instead of shouting it was more like a strangled whisper having to keep the noise down.

I like in a flat so didn't think it was fair on the neighbours and there was a lot of breakpoints wasted.

l_mac
09-07-2008, 11:37 PM
This thread :lol:

To all Nadal fans: he lost. Deal with it.

Well played Murray

I don't see any Nadal fans not dealing with it :shrug:

platinum
09-07-2008, 11:39 PM
You're a fanboy who knows shit about tennis.

There you go.

Truth is great, isn't it? :DYou are a shitpanek fanboy. your opinion is worthless just like shitpanek :wavey::wavey::wavey:

tennisfan28
09-07-2008, 11:41 PM
You know. The first time Roger lost to Murray, they said he was tired. The second time he had mono. But I am telling you, Murray is not a good match up for Roger. Strong Return which nullifies Roger's serve, and he has Nadal like ability to retrieve balls. And let's not forget that he is a winner machine when he wants to. I say 3 or 4 sets at most for Murray.

hahahah cyrusking is high, the scottish fool will be crushed into a piece of turd tomorrow in 3 quick sets, his junkballing shots will be put away by fed simply cos fed is a much better volleyer then nadal and hence fed can AND MOST CERTAINLY WILL COME IN EVERY CHANCE HET GETS AND KNOCK AWAY THE VOLLEYS! THAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE TODAY, RAFA HAD NO CONFIDENCE COMING IN AND VOLLEYING AS HE IS YET TO BE COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE MOVING IN, NO SUCH BULLSHIT FOR FED! FED WILL CONSTANTLY CHARGE FOPRWARD AND PUT AWAY MURRAYS RUBBISH SLICES...FED IN 3 QUICK SETS, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT! HOPE THE SCOTTISH CLOWN WONT CRY LIKE A GIRL

swebright
09-07-2008, 11:41 PM
You guys think Murray is the one who can beat Rafa on clay? Andy was trained in Spain since 14? Roger got the hottest hard court player of the season instead of Nadal.


Others faltered, but Roger is the one who made the final. Keep it up Rog.

platinum
09-07-2008, 11:42 PM
Truth hurts that's Rogelio is going to take the title tomorow and Nadull was owned by Murray today :)

But what Fed really wants is the FO :wavey:




The funny thing is, Roger has more Slam finals this year than Rafa.
But Rafa has more slams and MS this year and the Olympic Gold medal that matters to "singles players".... :wavey:

tennisfan28
09-07-2008, 11:42 PM
This thread :lol:

To all Nadal fans: he lost. Deal with it.

Well played Murray

WHATS THERE TO DEAL WITH? NADAL PLAYED RUBBISH AND THE SCOTTISH CLOWN STRUGGLED TO BEAT HIM, SHAMEFUL IF YOU ASK ME

yeh yeh
09-07-2008, 11:44 PM
no kidding rafa was tired and yet the scottish clown had to struggle and summona 120% of his potential to beat him and the scottish got heaps of luck today, what with next cords going his way so many times late in that 4th set...scottish clown will be crushed into a scot pancake tomorrow





Your a pure CLOWN boi, your mummy's callin me now so wait a sec

lukela85
09-07-2008, 11:49 PM
Your a pure CLOWN boi, your mummy's callin me now so wait a sec

:lol: you've got to love MTF

billybizar
09-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Really happy to see Murray winning. His flat, deep groundstrokes were the key. That's why Federer can't win against Nadal these days because he plays with a bit too much topspin, giving Nadal enough time to return(a winner).

HeretiC
09-07-2008, 11:51 PM
He has a weak 2nd serve...

Yeah , he does, but it is not like Federer is known for ripping second serves :shrug:

HarryMan
09-07-2008, 11:53 PM
Thank you Muzza for roasting the pig :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

One good opponent and Nadal's one dimensional game is exposed again :D

leng jai
09-07-2008, 11:53 PM
Yeah , he does, but it is not like Federer is known for ripping second serves :shrug:

Comparing Federer's second serve to Mugray's :rolleyes:

Xenosys
09-07-2008, 11:55 PM
WHATS THERE TO DEAL WITH? NADAL PLAYED RUBBISH AND THE SCOTTISH CLOWN STRUGGLED TO BEAT HIM, SHAMEFUL IF YOU ASK ME

When you start to type in C-A-P-I-T-A-L-S, then your struggling to deal. Nadal didn't play at all poorly, he was simply outclassed from all areas of the court today. It happens occasionally when players from the upper echelons of the top 10 compete at the business end of a slam.

Kuhne
09-07-2008, 11:56 PM
Rafa was tired, yes but credit that to Murray.

also, why is rafa being tired an excuse all of a sudden, Federer has won the australian, had a good run on the tournaments between the australian and the french, then making the french final, winning the grasscourt warmup tourney, winning wimbledon, then going on to win the us open series then to win the US open, basel, do OK in the tourneys between then and the masters in shangai, only to win or get to the final in shangai. and nobody ever cared about him being tired, why is now al off a sudden rafa winning 2 slams and the olympic gold such an excuse for him not winning? I remember last year in the US Open final when Roger seemed to be having trouble with djokovic, no one was saying "well of course he's having trouble, he had such an incredible season already!"

No, it was all "Federer, serve only mug, got lucky, djokovic choked"

add to the fact that Rafa is supposed to be the fittest player on tour and this should not be even a problem for rafa, if he is to make a bid for true greatness in tennis and eventualy do what roger has been doing (winning 3 slams a year)

I say being tired is not an excuse, he was doing ok but got discouraged at how murray wasn't making errors the way every player rafa played in tis tourney was making.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 11:56 PM
:hearts: more clips on the Scottish news of Murray hitting that lethal BH :inlove:
never seen anyone stripe a BH like this boy

adee-gee
09-07-2008, 11:56 PM
Dedicated to The Boiled Egg, jazar and safin-rules-no.1

:hug:

leng jai
09-07-2008, 11:57 PM
Rafa was tired, yes but credit that to Murray.

also, why is rafa being tired an excuse all of a sudden, Federer has won the australian, had a good run on the tournaments between the australian and the french, then making the french final, winning the grasscourt warmup tourney, winning wimbledon, then going on to win the us open series then to win the US open, basel, do OK in the tourneys between then and the masters in shangai, only to win or get to the final in shangai. and nobody ever cared about him being tired, why is now al off a sudden rafa winning 2 slams and the olympic gold such an excuse for him not winning? I remember last year in the US Open final when Roger seemed to be having trouble with djokovic, no one was saying "well of course he's having trouble, he had such an incredible season already!"

No, it was all "Federer, serve only mug, got lucky, djokovic choked"

add to the fact that Rafa is supposed to be the fittest player on tour and this should not be even a problem for rafa, if he is to make a bid for true greatness in tennis and eventualy do what roger has been doing (winning 3 slams a year)

I say being tired is not an excuse, he was doing ok but got discouraged at how murray wasn't making errors the way every player rafa played in tis tourney was making.

Its not comparable, they have completely different styles of play.

rocketassist
09-07-2008, 11:59 PM
Dedicated to The Boiled Egg, jazar and safin-rules-no.1

:hug:

and the entire Gasquet fanbase which has developed a mysterious and bitter hatred :wavey: :hug:

Reading their forum is priceless :haha:

Black Adam
09-07-2008, 11:59 PM
The Murray hype in the British Media is going really strong. Well done Andy, please make it a hat trick against cheesy. Bring back Britain's pride after 72 long years.

GlennMirnyi
09-08-2008, 12:00 AM
You are a shitpanek fanboy. your opinion is worthless just like shitpanek :wavey::wavey::wavey:

:sobbing: :baby:

Don't bring Stepanek to this. At least he's not a joke of a player whose life is only tennis and will have nothing after quitting. Dull, boring and bland. Inside and outside the court.

l_mac
09-08-2008, 12:01 AM
:sobbing: :baby:

Don't bring Stepanek to this. At least he's not a joke of a player whose life is only tennis and will have nothing after quitting. Dull, boring and bland. Inside and outside the court.

:rolls:

Why still so bitter, Glenn? This has been an awesome weekend for you. Rafa and Nole gone!

adee-gee
09-08-2008, 12:01 AM
and the entire Gasquet fanbase which has developed a mysterious and bitter hatred :wavey: :hug:

Reading their forum is priceless :haha:
That was very 2007. They don't belong in the same sentence anymore.

How many TMS titles has Gasquet won? And how many slam finals? :lol:

rocketassist
09-08-2008, 12:03 AM
That was very 2007. They don't belong in the same sentence anymore.

How many TMS titles has Gasquet won? And how many slam finals? :lol:

I know but their sudden bitterness and anger is so :haha:

decrepitude
09-08-2008, 12:03 AM
Hmm, where are those ppl who laughed at Murray showing his bicep NOW?

:lol:

You know what they say. Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it. ;)

Martin
09-08-2008, 12:11 AM
Immense performance from Andy. :worship: He showed superb character to come back in the fourth set when I thought he'd blown it but overall he outplayed Nadal. No matter what happens tomorrow in the final, it's a matter of when, not if, he wins a Slam.

freeandlonely
09-08-2008, 12:12 AM
Really happy to see Murray winning. His flat, deep groundstrokes were the key. That's why Federer can't win against Nadal these days because he plays with a bit too much topspin, giving Nadal enough time to return(a winner).

:)
I guess the key is his heart, a bit more like a champ.
Before, when you saw him waste 6 or 7 BPs in a game,you may expect him to go down fast, especially when you face a monster(respect that) R.Nadal. But not today,after lost 4 points in a row in that sluggish game. He got his head toghther again, served well again, has patience and no stingy to went for line when having the edge.And that let him finish the job with no dream in the 5.
Good stuff Muscelray.

sportsbag
09-08-2008, 12:22 AM
Great win for Andy. Hope he'll now show Federer how his game has developed. Bring it on!

Jimnik
09-08-2008, 12:22 AM
That was awesome. Muzza did everything right from start to finish. Played with power and kept the points short. That's the best aggressive display I've ever seen from him.

6 down, 1 to go.

You can do it Andy.

HeretiC
09-08-2008, 12:30 AM
Nadal will never win a HC Slam, mark my words. He is typical baseliner with heavy topspin, his game is born and made for clay, and these nasty hardcourts will take their toll on him in the future. Only a complete player like Roger can dominate these events for a simple reason - he doesn't waste as much energy as Nadull on his matches. Therefore a fatigue factor is a nonfactor to him. Once again, Murray tomorrow will be spent after another 3 and half hour battle and Roger will be fresh...that's the benefit of having all arround game

Not everything is what it used to be. Some stats about net play in both SFs. (both in 4 sets)

Federer 18 out of 30. Nadal 21 out of 33. Djokovic 24 out of 39. Murray 31 out of 44. All of them have a great all around game when it is needed. They sometimes stick to certain elements just because that works the best at the moment. For example Federer defeated Djokovic from the baseline.

swebright
09-08-2008, 12:31 AM
Fittest player on tour is Roger, IMO.

Johnny Mac jinxed Nadal; he wrote off Andy at 1-3, 0-30, bluh bluh bluh... and we can see what happened afterwards.

luie
09-08-2008, 12:33 AM
Federer sends his congratulations to MR.MURRAY for preserving his legacy as the current GOAT of this era.12>5>1.

HeretiC
09-08-2008, 12:35 AM
hahahah cyrusking is high, the scottish fool will be crushed into a piece of turd tomorrow in 3 quick sets, his junkballing shots will be put away by fed simply cos fed is a much better volleyer then nadal and hence fed can AND MOST CERTAINLY WILL COME IN EVERY CHANCE HET GETS AND KNOCK AWAY THE VOLLEYS! THAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE TODAY, RAFA HAD NO CONFIDENCE COMING IN AND VOLLEYING AS HE IS YET TO BE COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE MOVING IN, NO SUCH BULLSHIT FOR FED! FED WILL CONSTANTLY CHARGE FOPRWARD AND PUT AWAY MURRAYS RUBBISH SLICES...FED IN 3 QUICK SETS, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT! HOPE THE SCOTTISH CLOWN WONT CRY LIKE A GIRL

Take a Valium dear, you are breathing heavily!!!;)

littleash
09-08-2008, 12:36 AM
so happy, murray :woohoo:

GlennMirnyi
09-08-2008, 12:37 AM
:rolls:

Why still so bitter, Glenn? This has been an awesome weekend for you. Rafa and Nole gone!

Nadull should have never got this far. What a joke. :rolleyes:

HeretiC
09-08-2008, 12:39 AM
Comparing Federer's second serve to Mugray's :rolleyes:

:haha: I was talking about Federer's return of service. You are killing me :haha:

P.S. Actually Federer has one of the best 2nd serve kickers on the tour.

tennisfan444
09-08-2008, 12:42 AM
Great win for Andy. :) Its all up to the King now

ClaudiuS
09-08-2008, 12:44 AM
Nadull should have never got this far. What a joke. :rolleyes:

did you expect that he would be out before the 4th round? :lol: It was a bit difficult to see that happen.

he faced Phau
then De Heart :spit:
Troicki
to finish with Querrey in the 4th round :haha:
and then Fish in QF.

piece of cake draw.

Albop
09-08-2008, 12:48 AM
did you expect that he would be out before the 4th round? :lol: It was a bit difficult to see that happen.

he faced Phau
then De Heart :spit:
Troicki
to finish with Querrey in the 4th round :haha:
and then Fish in QF.

piece of cake draw.

Just like The AO.

Troicki
Serra
Simon
Mathieu Ret.
Nieminen

:spit:

luie
09-08-2008, 12:49 AM
did you expect that he would be out before the 4th round? :lol: It was a bit difficult to see that happen.

he faced Phau
then De Heart :spit:
Troicki
to finish with Querrey in the 4th round :haha:
and then Fish in QF.

piece of cake draw.
Then even these guys had him on the ropes. NADAL is never going to get to a HC finals far less win EVER in his career. if he had gotten over his only quality opponent he might have won against his bitch FedERROR.:o

leng jai
09-08-2008, 12:49 AM
:haha: I was talking about Federer's return of service. You are killing me :haha:

P.S. Actually Federer has one of the best 2nd serve kickers on the tour.

My bad. I can't bear to read the whole thread, I'm allergic to murraytards.

ClaudiuS
09-08-2008, 12:49 AM
Just like The AO.

Troicki
Serra
Simon
Mathieu Ret.
Nieminen

:spit:

But Tsonga owned his ass in straight sets. :worship:

GlennMirnyi
09-08-2008, 12:50 AM
did you expect that he would be out before the 4th round? :lol: It was a bit difficult to see that happen.

he faced Phau
then De Heart :spit:
Troicki
to finish with Querrey in the 4th round :haha:
and then Fish in QF.

piece of cake draw.

My point.

Joke of a draw.

ClaudiuS
09-08-2008, 12:51 AM
I still can't explain how he could have won the Olympics :o

freeandlonely
09-08-2008, 12:51 AM
Just like The AO.

Troicki
Serra
Simon
Mathieu Ret.
Nieminen

:spit:

Oh my God the AO one is more impressive.

tennizen
09-08-2008, 12:52 AM
My point.

Joke of a draw.

He's still #1, FO Champion, Wimbledon Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist:hug:

ClaudiuS
09-08-2008, 12:54 AM
I still can't explain how he could have won the Olympics :o

well, even Massu won the Olympics. :rolls: So wth?

Lugburz
09-08-2008, 12:55 AM
...and I was right saying in the poll that Andy will win it in 4...

GlennMirnyi
09-08-2008, 01:02 AM
I still can't explain how he could have won the Olympics :o

Pathetic draw...

rocketassist
09-08-2008, 01:03 AM
Pathetic draw...

Fakervic and Crapzalez were his biggest test! :lol:

GlennMirnyi
09-08-2008, 01:06 AM
He's still #1, FO Champion, Wimbledon Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist:hug:

All a joke. Result of pathetic draws, Tsonga injured and Frauderer playing worst than Maximo Gonzalez.

Happy that Nadull could only win because Frauderer dropped his level to top 60? :haha:

switz
09-08-2008, 01:19 AM
one of the very rare occasions when i've wanted Nadal to win and he of course he loses. another reason to dislike like him :mad:

GonzoFan
09-08-2008, 01:25 AM
Rafa :hug: :sad:

Roddickominator
09-08-2008, 01:29 AM
The Nadal-haters are dumb as usual. Rafa needs to take a few months off. If he were fresher, he'd have taken this tournament(and any tournament really).

Nice work by Murray, he really impressed me yesterday. Didn't get to watch any today.

tennizen
09-08-2008, 01:33 AM
All a joke. Result of pathetic draws, Tsonga injured and Frauderer playing worst than Maximo Gonzalez.

Happy that Nadull could only win because Frauderer dropped his level to top 60? :haha:

:haha: Every other player was unfortunately playing like top 60. Only Nadal was playing like the #1 that he is:haha:

GlennMirnyi
09-08-2008, 01:38 AM
:haha: Every other player was unfortunately playing like top 60. Only Nadal was playing like the #1 that he is:haha:

No. Nadull was playing his moonballing game, as usual.

The only competition where Nadull is #1 always is when it comes to luck.

luie
09-08-2008, 01:42 AM
No. Nadull was playing his moonballing game, as usual.

The only competition where Nadull is #1 always is when it comes to luck.
It's game over for NADAL on HC.

your_valentine
09-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Murray :sobbing: You were awesome out there. I totally love you!
Good riddance, Nadal.

RagingLamb
09-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Amazing display by Murray. He played out of this world at times :yeah:

Albop
09-08-2008, 01:56 AM
Nadal is a joke of #1.period.

MatchFederer
09-08-2008, 02:05 AM
At least in this match, Murrays tennis iq >>>>>>>>>>>>>> than Nadals.