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AO R4: Verdasco def. "OZ Open favourite" Murray 2-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 6-4

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Lopez
01-26-2009, 07:02 AM
Undisputed OZ Open favourite Murray :lol:.

Weird scoreline. While I'm pretty indifferent towards Verdasco, I really enjoy the Murray mania getting a reality check :devil:.

About the match, Murray looked a bit out of sorts but I think most of it was due to Verdasco's good play than anything else. Verdasco held after a long game with break points at 2*-3 in the fifth and broke right after that. Murray's challenges were poor in the fifth, lost all 3.

When a passive player runs into a more aggressive player playing well, this may happen :shrug:.

Flibbertigibbet
01-26-2009, 07:02 AM
Erratic match from both...

Xristos
01-26-2009, 07:02 AM
Vamooooss!!

kyleskywalker007
01-26-2009, 07:02 AM
Alright, Murray may have been a clear favorite for many at the beginning. But I guess everyone ignored Verdasco, who has become the surprise of the tournament so far, do we agree on this?:worship:

Too bad, we won't see Murray elevating into the heavens and become a god among mortals. But wonderful news for those who have had enough of him lately. :devil:

Verdasco, I wish the best for you now. Good luck in the next round.:wavey:

Oh, and say goodbye to the whole top 8 in the Quarters:angel:

rafa_maniac
01-26-2009, 07:03 AM
:rolls:

TheBoiledEgg
01-26-2009, 07:03 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

green25814
01-26-2009, 07:03 AM
Devasted. :sad: Verdasco played great i thought, but murray was never really there.

Was never to be i guess. :sad:

crude oil
01-26-2009, 07:03 AM
:haha:

:haha:

murray had a chance to prove his fitness and got owned.

maybe federer was right :lol:

its ok...murray will become fitter with experience just like federer said

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 07:03 AM
Fucking hell, Fer :eek: :worship:

Laba
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
VAMOSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Fuck yeah, Nando! Fuck yeah!

simplet
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Lol. I don't mind Murray, but this is dedicated to all of you bandwagoners who thought he was soooooooooo impressive for crushing mugs in the first rounds by doing nothing but running around and retrieving everything.

L James
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Brilliant from Verdasco!!!!

Great game at 2-3 in the 5th :worship:

Hola Mr. SK
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
well done,Verdasco :yeah: Murray has to wait for the US open now.

Jōris
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Guys, NinaNina must be a bit vulnerable now. Play your cards right and you can do that thang as you see fit.

MIMIC
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
So much for the "Big Four" :haha:

Stensland
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
flashy game beats dull and boring game. a great day for tennis. :)

wolves_fan
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Henman fluffed it again then

Björki
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Vamos :woohoo:

Fer :bigclap:

Smoke944
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Amazing 5th set Fernando :worship:
Impressive mentally...wow:cool:

bluefork
01-26-2009, 07:04 AM
Wow. He's a new man, this Verdasco.

Xristos
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Fuck Yes!

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
sad for murray. he just doesn't have the mind of a champion yet like the other 3. djoko and federer where right, nadal would have mopped the floor with him today. can win every MS there is, doesn't change anything. he needs to regain and he has a HUGE chance at the USO.

but :haha: for the murray tards, you really deserve a bit of reality

Langers
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Biggest joke ever. Can't believe it. What a joke. Joke, joke, joke.

Rafa would be smiling though. That's the only positive to take from this. :)

Byrd
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Murray way 2 passive, and I think Federer might of got to him, oh yea Fuck you Murray cost me all my vCash..

scoobs
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
The deserving player won today.

Verdasco was more prepared to take risks, be aggressive and hit the ball.

Murray was all over the place, in and out, and in the end crumbled.

Congratulations to Nando and his fans, he was the better player out there.

TheBoiledEgg
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
cant wait to see Djokovic & Federer's reaction when they hear this news :spit: :tape: :tape:

Clydey
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Awful from Murray. Verdasco was tremendous and thoroughly deserved to go through. Seemed like he couldn't miss a first serve.

Murray was too busy hoping for errors and Fernando wasn't going to give them up.

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

First Fed wins yesterday and Murray goes down today. I'm on top of the world right now! It's all good! :devil::devil::devil::devil:

*Ljubica*
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
I don't care if watching that made me late for work :woohoo:

:wavey: Bye Bye Andy :D

Congratulations Verdasco :hatoff:

Gandalf
01-26-2009, 07:05 AM
Didn't see this coming AT ALL. And even in the 5th, I thought Verdasco would choke. I guess the Davis Cup really did wonders for him (are you listening, LaLo?).

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Murray had Mono!

FedererBulgaria
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
SUPERB!Congrats!

Dini
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Tobasco!!!!!!

My number 1 hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wohooooooooooooooooooooooo........!!!!

scarecrows
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
:woohoo:

so Fed and Nole were right all along

Oj-Ala
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:


TRAGEDY. :sad:

Flibbertigibbet
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Federerer may have been hinting at some truth with his arrogant statements after all. :lol:

Andi-M
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Well done Fernando played really well in 5the more agressive play payed off!

As for Murraygoat his time will come i suppose i am absolutely gutted but what can you do wasn't meant to be.

nanoman
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
:haha::haha::haha:

Poor Brits. Your economy is down the shitter and you put all your money all Muggay.

Fed, Djok and the British press are so going to rub it in.:devil:

habibko
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
and all the hype goes right down the sink :o I predict this shall be the coming of age for Nando, or did he already come of age since Davis Cup? :worship: :worship: :worship:

Federer was right about Murray after all!!

ChinoRios4Ever
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
STUNNING!!!!! Verdasco is a real man since DC :worship:

Federer was right. :devil:

Nathaliia
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Exciting match even though full of errors. Got to credit Verdasco for keepng more cold blood, maybe he is growing up since it's about the time.

Kolya
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Federer is going to have a field day with this :haha:

green25814
01-26-2009, 07:06 AM
Murray way 2 passive, and I think Federer might of got to him, oh yea Fuck you Murray cost me all my vCash..

Same :lol:

I still have fed :devil:

Nando was fucking clutch with his serve. Crazy.

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
i just need to see the tears of ninanina19
makes my day

Branimir
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
Will Murray lose a set till final?

~*BGT*~
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
I.....AM....SO....HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :sobbing: :spit: :haha: :rolls: :lol: :worship: :hearts: :bounce: :dance: :woohoo: :bigwave: :nerner: :inlove: :armed:

Verdasco is CLUTCH!

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:


That's exactly how I feel right now :p

kobulingam
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
Murray after Melzer match:

"I was sick the last two days. I had a sore throat, a sore head and just generally was not feeling great. I had to make sure that I didn’t do a whole lot yesterday and had to take all the stuff I was given.

With a sort of flu and sickness, it does come down a lot to the mental view and if you think you’re going to get better, you will. Those are the sort of things you need to deal with"


And I believe him based on how he looked today. Not a coincidence that he has a big cold sore on the side of his lip and was sniffing with his nose constantly.

wildegirl05
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
nando, i really still cannot believe it but what a win :worship: i was so sure he would choke at so many points during the match.

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :bigclap:

~EMiLiTA~
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
:woohoo: Fer!!!

Blarghman
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
Verdasco :worship:

What a hold at at 2-3, I thought he was going to fall apart there, but he managed to get it done, a deserving victory :yeah:

Regenbogen
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
Well that sucked. And it was also a kind of strange match.

I'm feeling more hostile towards Fed than usual right now.

Andi-M
01-26-2009, 07:07 AM
Federer is going to have a field day with this :haha:

Good for him. Nadal will have last laugh anyway.

scarecrows
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
someone call adee-gee quick, try to comfort him before he does anything stupid

mickymouse
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Should the British press be put on suicide watch?

oranges
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
One out, three to go :devil:
Well done Nando, he's indeed a new man since that DC win

HeretiC
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
OMG, Andy you piece of ... I can not believe that I even found myself rooting for Nando sometimes cause of the awful game-plan from Murray. What a heck was he doing playing so passive against Verdasco? All he had to do was to take a game to him and he would have feel lost like Alice in Wonderland.

Farenhajt
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Spongehead Squarekilt has tried to fool us all (by leaving the building for a while), but it's always good to see he's still with us... hopefully for a long long time :)

As for the comments, Nole and Roger obviously know their ATP list inside and out :)

xelena
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
this was Brit's worst nightmare..mine as well:)

ana ivanovic created a monster

dusk
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Explosive from Nando! Minus those two sets lol

Voo de Mar
01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Vamos Nando! :yeah: As I expected, you didn't disappoint me :)

HarryMan
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
"Big four" my ass!

Take your royally owned ass back to Scotland, you clown!!

ChinoRios4Ever
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
poor Escude aka Corey Feldman :hug:

rocketassist
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
Best man won. :hatoff:

Twas obvious that the DC final made a difference in his belief, as the old Verdasco would have crumbled after set one.

Murray deserved nothing and looked out of it at the end, perhaps Federer was right.

mikkemus23
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
omg.
what happend? Murray won the most points (138 vs 137), has 52/40 W/UEs (10 less UEs than V)....
Was it something in what Fed said aboit five setters after all.

And what will this mean to Nadal, can Verdasco give him the fight Murray surely would have?

Action Jackson
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
Good stuff Verdasco, big Claudio will be loving this and congrats on his first Aus Open quarter final.

Or Levy
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
I feel bad for Andy, who I like a lot, tennis and personality included.

But somewhere in Australia, one Roger Federer is smirking.

green25814
01-26-2009, 07:09 AM
OMG, Andy you piece of ... I can not believe that I even found myself rooting for Nando sometimes cause of the awful game-plan from Murray. What a heck was he doing playing so passive against Verdasco? All he had to do was to take a game to him and he would have feel lost like Alice in Wonderland.

The heat got to him man. It was painfully obvious im afraid.

Serenidad
01-26-2009, 07:10 AM
On all the big points Murray was doing all the running, and when he was standing still he was slicing. :spit:

Most of the slices at the business end of the 5th were netted or shifted the point from neutral to Verdasco on offense. I knew that one point on BP for Murray when Verdasco banged groundies from side to side and didn't miss that he was gong to win. This wasn't a fitness thing, Murray mentally imploded. He didn't know what to do, he didn't know what shot to play.

Anyone notice in sets 4th and 5th Verdasco started doing the opposite of what Murray thought he was going to do on those open court FHs. He had been hitting to the open court all day and then suddenly hit behind him with more regularity. Murray doesn't deserve this slam obviously, but one will come.

Positives, he gained points from last year.

His first serve is good when it goes in the less than 50% chance. The serve really was the difference at the end. Verdasco hit 215ks on one BP.

habibko
01-26-2009, 07:10 AM
calm down everyone!!!!! :haha: :haha:

some stats of the match:

Murray:
1st serve %: 61%
Aces/double faults: 7/3
W/UE: 52/40
Break pts won: 5/13
net points won: 23/34
total points: 138

Hero:
1st serve %: 74%
Aces/double faults: 10/6
W/UE: 51/50
Break pts won: 5/17
net points won: 25/39
total points: 137

:worship:

kyleskywalker007
01-26-2009, 07:10 AM
I wouldn't like to be read a british newspaper tomorrow. First they hail him like the new federer and more, and now they will sink him to the deepest circles of hell. I am sure of that!

azinna
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
Great stuff from Verdasco in the 5th. Mentally strong, which is a nice recent development. Helps that he knew he'd outlast Andy in the stamina department.

Murray needed to use more pace more often. Particularly the flat hard shot right to the Verdasco forehand. Instead, he relied too much on the wait-and-pounce. Or defend till you get the error. Worked for those two weird sets, but not at all whenever Verdasco settled down.

Alessia9
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
Didn't see this coming AT ALL. And even in the 5th, I thought Verdasco would choke. I guess the Davis Cup really did wonders for him (are you listening, LaLo?).

or maybe Ana Ivanovic? :yeah:

Snoo Foo
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
:worship: Ferdie & The Fauxhawk :worship:

bad gambler
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
The big 4 that never was

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
People say Federer is arrogant but Murray has now choked twice with that favorite tag. Last year he lost to Tsonga and then claimed that Tsonga was a finalist so it didn't matter. Now, he can hope Verdasco can go on and maybe reach the final? That way, he can again claim it was all alright.

opeth84
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
Well done to Nando, Great stuff. His confidence has just been building and building since the Davis Cup win last year. Keep going boy :worship:

Andy just has to say "too good" today i think. He's still in good form and good shape. Don't write him off this year yet.

rocketassist
01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
"Big four" my ass!

Take your royally owned ass back to Scotland, you clown!!

It's a big two.

Langers
01-26-2009, 07:12 AM
this was Brit's worst nightmare..mine as well:)

ana ivanovic created a monster
What did Ana do???

Dini
01-26-2009, 07:12 AM
I would pay millions just to see Rogi's lovely smirk right now. He was right. Take that Muzzmuzz!!!

At the very least Fed made the QF's!!! (with a trickier draw)

green25814
01-26-2009, 07:13 AM
Poor muzza is going to get ripped to shreds tommorow.

HarryMan
01-26-2009, 07:13 AM
I feel bad for Andy, who I like a lot, tennis and personality included.

But somewhere in Australia, one Roger Federer is smirking.

:devil:

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 07:13 AM
hey ninanina19 was right:

It will be tough against Tsonga, but I can't see him losing a set to Nadal.

but i have a weird feeling she didn't meant it that way :scratch:

Byrd
01-26-2009, 07:14 AM
Murray tanked, wanted to get prepared for the South African open.

j0ns
01-26-2009, 07:14 AM
ana ivanovic created a monster

:worship:

BBC didn't even show Verdasco's winning interview ROFL. Let the bitterness begin. They're most likely gonna cut their whole coverage now. By far the best result of the tournament for me.

RedFury
01-26-2009, 07:14 AM
This what happens when you win a decisive fifth set to win the Davis Cup in front a very hostile audience and come home a Hero -- hard to overshadow Rafa in Spain obviously. That and finally putting in the work with Gil Reyes, so his body is as fit as his mind.

Weapons were always there; now everything else is coming together.

Y con un par, Nando!

--

Good luck the rest of the season, Andy.

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 07:14 AM
I was convinced Verdasco would choke away this match when he broke for 4-3, fucking hell someone has brain washed this guy :haha:

Arhaych
01-26-2009, 07:15 AM
Deja vu from last year against Tsonga.

When Andy played aggressively, he won sets 1 and 3 to the scorelines of 6-2 and 6-1.

Passive, ugly tennis. I see how you guys think he's boring, I really do.

Onwards to the IW/Miami double, loads of points to pick up for him if he plays well.

Well done to Verdasco, some of those FHs were magnificent. Seems the DC win has toughened him up mentally as well, would have never seen some of those first serves under pressure last year.

MrChopin
01-26-2009, 07:15 AM
I thought it was a pretty decent match, at least the 2 sets worth of games that I saw. Verdasco was crushing the ball dtl again and again, but Murray was replying with some vicious returns off both wings. The big break came in the fifth during that 10min 3-2* game on Verdasco's serve. After Fernando ran Murray side to side in that one point, Murray looked completely spent and I don't think he ever really recovered, getting broken the next game with what appeared to be a slightly hampered serve and no legs.

I was rooting for Murray, but losing to an on-fire player is something that seems to be more normal for the top players these days. Just hope Verdasco doesn't bend over for his compatriot should he make it to the semis.

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 07:15 AM
And for those Murray haters, enjoy it as you will have to go through tough times seeing him lifting trophies left and right in years to come

Clydey
01-26-2009, 07:16 AM
Wonder what he'll say in the press conference to explain such a poor performance. I can see Fernando reaching the semis and then getting stage fright against Nadal. The Spaniards worship Rafa and don't show up against him.

bandabou
01-26-2009, 07:16 AM
Another dissapointing loss at a big event for Murray. After some time you have to wonder: Does he have the MENTAL part to become a champ?

xelena
01-26-2009, 07:16 AM
everyone's darling Murray can wait for the no 3 spot :) :toothy:

the only sad thing is, if Federer somehow reaches the final there wont be really anybody to wipe the floor with him :confused:

yeees farenhajt, elvis has left the building;)

Clydey
01-26-2009, 07:16 AM
Murray tanked, wanted to get prepared for the South African open.

Everyone knows that's the big one. :shrug:

Dini
01-26-2009, 07:17 AM
I honestly was convinced too that Tobasco would choke. Damn he proved me so wrong.

:worship:

CooCooCachoo
01-26-2009, 07:17 AM
Good job by Fernando :eek:

Murray fell into the usual passivity trap at stages in this match.

Byrd
01-26-2009, 07:18 AM
To be honest, accurate and aggressive tennis is Murray's weakness, if you consistently keep it up and smash him off the court he can't do much, saying that he didn't play as well as he could do.

xelena
01-26-2009, 07:18 AM
Should the British press be put on suicide watch?

:))))):))));))));))))))))

crude oil
01-26-2009, 07:18 AM
verdasco was rock solid in that tough game and federer said as much when they played the exhibition to watch out for fer this year...

~*BGT*~
01-26-2009, 07:19 AM
Because I like gloating :dance:

I called Nando as the surprise finalist for weeks now. He's gonna take Murray out, i can just feel it. :bounce: He has lost 12 games in 3 matches! :eek: And he's in the 3rd round in doubles. :rolls:

:) This Nando is good. He's taking Murray out next round. :yeah:

nastoff
01-26-2009, 07:19 AM
Yeah it's a good thing because Murray is slightly overhyped still. At least he put some good results last season but there's a lot more work to be done. I saw only the last set and Murray was quite poor.
Reality check for the Scot who has two slams coming up on his least favourite surfaces so it might be a long way till he makes another breakthrough.

Stensland
01-26-2009, 07:20 AM
I thought it was a pretty decent match, at least the 2 sets worth of games that I saw.

sorry, but i'd have to disagree. verdasco played solid tennis with lots of winners from both sides while murray was mainly running around, hoping for errors. now, that might work against weaker opponents (which is why murray-like destructions look soooooo ugly) but whenever he's up against someone who's able to play consistent tennis (i didn't believe verdasco would be the one either) he's finished and looks like a schoolboy getting the runaround - literally.

as much as as i like murray as a person with all the violent temper and outbursts, i really think it's good for tennis that his ugly game is taken out.

Puschkin
01-26-2009, 07:20 AM
One has to hunt the bear before one can kill him. :lol:

the biscuit
01-26-2009, 07:20 AM
Wonder what he'll say in the press conference to explain such a poor performance.

:sad: I do NOT want to be him atm. This is pretty horrible. :o

Byrd
01-26-2009, 07:22 AM
Sympathy sex for Muzza tonite, not all bad I suppose...

Clydey
01-26-2009, 07:23 AM
Yeah it's a good thing because Murray is slightly overhyped still. At least he put some good results last season but there's a lot more work to be done. I saw only the last set and Murray was quite poor.
Reality check for the Scot who has two slams coming up on his least favourite surfaces so it might be a long way till he makes another breakthrough.

It's not a reality check for Murray. He didn't write the countless articles hyping him up. He lost to the better player on the day. Hardly his fault the press went crazy about his AO chances. :lol:

~*BGT*~
01-26-2009, 07:23 AM
Sympathy sex for Muzza tonite, not all bad I suppose...

Gotta clear up that herpes first :o

Ilovetheblues_86
01-26-2009, 07:24 AM
His problem is being british. :(

rocketassist
01-26-2009, 07:24 AM
Henman never got past R4 in Australia either...

adee-gee
01-26-2009, 07:24 AM
Fuck.

jenanun
01-26-2009, 07:24 AM
i think murray was overconfident coming into this match.. nevermind, i knew he wouldn't win the tournament anyway, just a bit shocked he doesn't make to the QF

well done verdasco! :yeah:

Byrd
01-26-2009, 07:25 AM
Gotta clear up those herpes first :o

Herpes can wait in such dire situations :lol:

scoobs
01-26-2009, 07:25 AM
:sad: I do NOT want to be him atm. This is pretty horrible. :o
*shrug*

If you want to play with the big boys then you have to take your licks when they come due.

On that performance he deserves a bit of a drubbing, really.

Scotso
01-26-2009, 07:25 AM
Fer :rocker2:

Chupakabra
01-26-2009, 07:25 AM
cant wait to see Djokovic & Federer's reaction when they hear this news :spit: :tape: :tape:

And it turns out that they were totally right about Murray (Nole & Roger), and what they were saying was definitely for Murray's own good!

Murray was clearly among the biggest favs for winning the tournament before it began, but you simply cannot put him to be the first favorite for winning it. It just creates tremendous amount of pressure upon him, one of the key factors why Murray got ousted from AO 2009! Media and the bookies are to be blamed for that...

HarryMan
01-26-2009, 07:26 AM
And for those Murray haters, enjoy it as you will have to go through tough times seeing him lifting trophies left and right in years to come

:awww:

Yup he will, I can see him lift the Doha's, the Dubai's and those other "credible" titles throughout his career. :D

Henry Chinaski
01-26-2009, 07:26 AM
It wasn't the Davis Cup that made Verdasco mentally tough. Ivanovic dumped him because him because his dick was too small so he's out to prove his manhood in other ways.

«Ivan»
01-26-2009, 07:26 AM
as for verdasco > :worship:

as for overrated scot > :haha:,big 4 never existed.only in british/scot mind.recap>what did murray achieved so far?madrid 'n cincy.woooooooooow,what an acomplishment.

everything were on verdasco,murray play THE borest tennis in the world.tennis would be dead with andy as no.1.definetly.

Stensland
01-26-2009, 07:27 AM
Gotta clear up those herpes first :o

yeah it does look ugly. ugly game, ugly andy.

Byrd
01-26-2009, 07:27 AM
Can't believe I actually stayed up for this shit, need some food, what time does Greggs open???

jazar
01-26-2009, 07:28 AM
all i can say is i told you so

Ilovetheblues_86
01-26-2009, 07:29 AM
as for verdasco > :worship:

as for overrated scot > :haha:,big 4 never existed.only in british/scot mind.recap>what did murray achieved so far?madrid 'n cincy.woooooooooow,what an acomplishment.

everything were on verdasco,murray play THE borest tennis in the world.tennis would be dead with andy as no.1.definetly.

Not as boring as a certain nº1 ;)

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:29 AM
It wasn't the Davis Cup that made Verdasco mentally tough. Ivanovic dumped him because him because his dick was too small so he's out to prove his manhood in other ways.

What's up with Ivanovic man. She is going through Spaniards like dirty laundry. Robredo, Verdasco. Maybe a change of flavor can help her. Go Stepanek next...

the biscuit
01-26-2009, 07:29 AM
*shrug*

If you want to play with the big boys then you have to take your licks when they come due.

On that performance he deserves a bit of a drubbing, really.

Yes, sure but it's just so painful with the hype the media created around him. To feel all this disappointment alone must be hard on him and now he has to go explain why he played like shit. :o Just feeling sorry for him. :p :o

nobama
01-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Wow. Didn't expect this. Was Murray still sick?

rocketassist
01-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Ana seems to love spanish cock :lol:

flexeter
01-26-2009, 07:30 AM
I woke up, immediately turned on the TV and the first words I heard from the commentator were "Verdasco´s third matchpoint". Can´t have a much better start to the day, can ya?

I think God wanted me to see Murrays humiliation. Starting to get religious, probably.

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 07:30 AM
didn't verdasco dump ivanovic? well doesn't matter he won't have any problems getting laid now

«Ivan»
01-26-2009, 07:31 AM
cant wait to see Djokovic & Federer's reaction when they hear this news :spit: :tape: :tape:

eurosport commentators admited at the end.murray can't be fav until he win a major.'n of course, fed 'n nole were right.brain to conclude this fact is not needed.everyone knew this,fed ' nole said something we all knew.

in the history of tennis noone wasn't so overrated.he has mighty british press behind and that's all.

silverarrows
01-26-2009, 07:32 AM
Boy oh boy, Nando's forehand is lethal. and he didn't get tight on his 1st serves. Congrats for the win!

Arhaych
01-26-2009, 07:32 AM
as for verdasco > :worship:

as for overrated scot > :haha:,big 4 never existed.only in british/scot mind.recap>what did murray achieved so far?madrid 'n cincy.woooooooooow,what an acomplishment.

everything were on verdasco,murray play THE borest tennis in the world.tennis would be dead with andy as no.1.definetly.

There isn't a big four, there's a big three, a gap that is increasingly reducing, Murray, and then the rest.

But let's not belittle his acheivements in 2008, he reached a GS final, won 2 MSs, reached the SF of Shanghai, and would have went further were it not for dispatching Fed from the RR stage.

The media hype was ridiculous, Andy should never have been favourite, and was quite right to refute these suggestions. He still isn't the finished article when it comes to a Slam.

scoobs
01-26-2009, 07:33 AM
Yes, sure but it's just so painful with the hype the media created around him. To feel all this disappointment alone must be hard on him and now he has to go explain why he played like shit. :o Just feeling sorry for him. :p :o
I don't envy that aspect of it but it comes with the job.

Arhaych
01-26-2009, 07:33 AM
Wow. Didn't expect this. Was Murray still sick?

Yes, he had Mono, I think it should clear up in September.

Tennisman82
01-26-2009, 07:33 AM
Absolutely shocking! I didn’t get to watch the match unfortunately (thanks Star Sports for ending the day coverage!). By all accounts Verdasco was the more aggressive of the two.

We should go back to what Federer & Djokovic said earlier about Murray not being the out-right favorite of the tournament. :p

So hopes of getting the top 8 in the QF have been dashed.

Nadal must be relieved, as good as he’s been playing it’s doubtful he would’ve beaten Murray.

Looks like we’re set for a Nadal vs. Djokovic/Federer final.

Tennisman82.

nobama
01-26-2009, 07:34 AM
Yes, he had Mono, I think it should clear up in September.Just in time for the US Open. Brilliant. :D

HeretiC
01-26-2009, 07:35 AM
And what will this mean to Nadal, can Verdasco give him the fight Murray surely would have?

A first slam hard court final :shrug:

Just hope Verdasco doesn't bend over for his compatriot should he make it to the semis.

Don't get your hopes too high. Nadal knows how to play against Nando. He won't allow him to dictate the play and thus repeat the mistake Andy did. Verdasco is not a player who can adopt when someone else has the initiative. But I don't think he will reach the semis anyway, unless Blake/Tsonga kick a shit out of each other.

His problem is being british. :(

I guess he is back being Scottish after this.:devil:

«Ivan»
01-26-2009, 07:36 AM
Ana seems to love spanish cock :lol:

update>ana 'n verdasco are past perfect.before brisbane.you're british,you should know this.

ilovetheblues_86>i don't like rafa's defensive game but he's boing comparing to this cesna.

dusk
01-26-2009, 07:36 AM
In your face ESPN!

Arhaych
01-26-2009, 07:36 AM
Just in time for the US Open. Brilliant. :D

I think we need a name for Murray.

FluMuz?

zerocool_
01-26-2009, 07:38 AM
This Murray is good

knight_ley
01-26-2009, 07:38 AM
:eek: Congrats to Nando!! :woohoo:

NYCtennisfan
01-26-2009, 07:39 AM
Verdasco played a tremendous match. We all know about his monstrous FH, but his BH was hit powerfully deep throughout the match as well. He finally held his nerve at the end of the 5th set, a set which he dominated with his brilliant hitting. The game in the 5th with Verdasco serving at 2-3 was one of the best games I have seen in a long while. The incredible hitting of Verdasco, huge serves from Verdasco, incredible returning (with the BH especially) and defending by Murray...it had it all.

Murray's serve wasn't as effective as it had been during the indoor season which is of course expected and that gave Verdasco a chance in a lot of Murray service games. It was great to FINALLY see Verdasco believe in his serve and go for it, ignoring his problems on the second serve.

sunsfuns
01-26-2009, 07:40 AM
sorry, but i'd have to disagree. verdasco played solid tennis with lots of winners from both sides while murray was mainly running around, hoping for errors. now, that might work against weaker opponents (which is why murray-like destructions look soooooo ugly) but whenever he's up against someone who's able to play consistent tennis (i didn't believe verdasco would be the one either) he's finished and looks like a schoolboy getting the runaround - literally.

as much as as i like murray as a person with all the violent temper and outbursts, i really think it's good for tennis that his ugly game is taken out.

Why is he beating the top 3 so regularly then? It can't be just luck, can it? Even I wouldn't buy it...

habibko
01-26-2009, 07:40 AM
verdasco was rock solid in that tough game and federer said as much when they played the exhibition to watch out for fer this year...

now it all makes sense, Federer was always skeptical about Murray but he called Verdasco a "slam contender" right now, Federer has saw the light before everyone else in the world :worship:

l_mac
01-26-2009, 07:40 AM
someone call adee-gee quick, try to comfort him before he does anything stupid
He is fine.
:worship:

BBC didn't even show Verdasco's winning interview ROFL. Let the bitterness begin. They're most likely gonna cut their whole coverage now. By far the best result of the tournament for me.
They don't have rights to show the interviews.
all i can say is i told you so

:lol:

:bigcry:

Numpty.

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:40 AM
I actually think if Blake survives Tsonga and Verdasco, he can give Nadal a run for his money. Unfortunately, it seems we will have a Del Potro vs. Nadal final.

scoobs
01-26-2009, 07:41 AM
Verdasco played a tremendous match. We all know about his monstrous FH, but his BH was hit powerfully deep throughout the match as well. He finally held his nerve at the end of the 5th set, a set which he dominated with his brilliant hitting. The game in the 5th with Verdasco serving at 2-3 was one of the best games I have seen in a long while. The incredible hitting of Verdasco, huge serves from Verdasco, incredible returning (with the BH especially) and defending by Murray...it had it all.

Murray's serve wasn't as effective as it had been during the indoor season which is of course expected and that gave Verdasco a chance in a lot of Murray service games. It was great to FINALLY see Verdasco believe in his serve and go for it, ignoring his problems on the second serve.
Verdasco played two terrible sets but never lost belief in his own game or ability to pull it out. That made a huge difference. Inevitably everyone's focused on the general Murray-based hilarity but Verdasco was still forced to earn this one and he showed an improved ability to stay strong in tough situations.

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 07:43 AM
Verdasco played a tremendous match. We all know about his monstrous FH, but his BH was hit powerfully deep throughout the match as well. He finally held his nerve at the end of the 5th set, a set which he dominated with his brilliant hitting. The game in the 5th with Verdasco serving at 2-3 was one of the best games I have seen in a long while. The incredible hitting of Verdasco, huge serves from Verdasco, incredible returning (with the BH especially) and defending by Murray...it had it all.

Murray's serve wasn't as effective as it had been during the indoor season which is of course expected and that gave Verdasco a chance in a lot of Murray service games. It was great to FINALLY see Verdasco believe in his serve and go for it, ignoring his problems on the second serve.



Quite agree with this. I don´t think Murray played a bad match at all, in fact I think he played a good one barrying the serving which was not as good as last part of the 2008, he just was a bit too lousy in the 2nd set, but he played a brilliant 1st set, in which he looked amazing, a quite good 3rd and he ran into an almost perfect Verdasco in last 2 sets, and if so he was always going to receive everything he can handle from Fer´s side. Verdasco went more for it after losing the third set, serving full mode and not looking for a high % as last 2 years, he was magnificent in consistency and brilliant in execution, I had already lost my hopes on him but looks like I was wrong, no? :lol:

Stensland
01-26-2009, 07:44 AM
Why is he beating the top 3 so regularly then? It can't be just luck, can it? Even I wouldn't buy it...

it's because of stamina, consistency and fitness. obviously nice to have, but just dreadful to watch.

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 07:45 AM
Unfortunately, it seems we will have a Del Potro vs. Nadal final.

i bet you that this will not happen

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 07:46 AM
Verdasco played two terrible sets but never lost belief in his own game or ability to pull it out.

Wrong, he played a decent first set, but Murray was unplayable there, he played an unbelievably good set of tennis

«Ivan»
01-26-2009, 07:47 AM
There isn't a big four, there's a big three, a gap that is increasingly reducing, Murray, and then the rest.

But let's not belittle his acheivements in 2008, he reached a GS final, won 2 MSs, reached the SF of Shanghai, and would have went further were it not for dispatching Fed from the RR stage.

The media hype was ridiculous, Andy should never have been favourite, and was quite right to refute these suggestions. He still isn't the finished article when it comes to a Slam.

always good to see objective british.his acheivements are great,no doubt.but before him davydenko had his chances, played great too and? we better wait.

shame is > all this hysteria could only hurt murray!'n it seems they(press)did their job.

scoobs
01-26-2009, 07:47 AM
Wrong, he played a decent first set, but Murray was unplayable there
Verdasco's first set was definitely better than his third, I'd agree with that, but he did miss several chances in the first set too.

Xristos
01-26-2009, 07:48 AM
Who does Nando face next? Tsonga/Blake?

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:48 AM
i bet you that this will not happen

Well, take your picks. Can't start a thread on it and get booted here ;) I think Fed will lose before the final, and Roddick may actually beat Djokovic. With Nadal in the final, doesn't really matter who shows up.

l_mac
01-26-2009, 07:48 AM
There is a big 2.

GAP.

Nole.

Andy.

HeretiC
01-26-2009, 07:48 AM
Unfortunately, it seems we will have a Del Potro vs. Nadal final.

Sooo, Del Potro was given a W/O in QF and SF, cause that is the only way he can reach the final?:confused:

Deivid23
01-26-2009, 07:50 AM
Verdasco's first set was definitely better than his third, I'd agree with that, but he did miss several chances in the first set too.

Missing chances doesn´t mean it was a terrible set

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:50 AM
I feel bad for Rusedski. He first picked Andy beat Nadal and reach the final. Then he announced he is making a come back. Ouch ;)

SheepleBuster
01-26-2009, 07:50 AM
Sooo, Del Potro was given a W/O in QF and SF, cause that is the only way he can reach the final?:confused:

How about him edging Federer and Roddick beating Novak? You are saying Del Potro can't beat Roddick now?

Smoke944
01-26-2009, 07:51 AM
There is a big 2.

GAP.

Nole.

Andy.

Andy Roddick ;)

Clydey
01-26-2009, 07:53 AM
Murray interview.

Q. Clearly you're not a hundred percent. Exactly how do you feel and how did it affect you during the match?

ANDY MURRAY: No, I mean, I didn't feel terrible at all. You know, I had my chances. He served incredible in the fourth and fifth sets. So, you know, he deserves the credit for the win.

I mean, you know, even though I didn't, you know, play my best, in the second set and the beginning of the fourth set, you know, I had chances to get back into the fourth set. Also had a chance to go up in the fifth set.

You know, he served huge. You know, he started serving like, 215 plus on a lot of his first serves. The fourth set, I think he served like 93% first serves. Sometimes you've just got to say too good, and he played better than me.

Q. The fact that he played well, does that take the edge off?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I'm disappointed that I lost. But I'll try and learn from it. I mean, more important things than, you know, a tennis match. I want to win every one that I play, but I'm not going to get down about it. I worked very hard in the off‑season. It's been a good start to the year.

You know, I'll try and learn from it. Hopefully, you know, come back a better player. I mean, I think in the match, it's kind of similar to when I lost to Tsonga last year. I think I won more points throughout. So I obviously did have my chances. But sometimes guys serve too well or hit the ball too big. He played great when he was behind.

Q. Under the circumstances, what could you have done better maybe?

ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, well, I mean, I could have started a couple of the sets better. You know, I went behind, played a couple of poor games early in the second and fourth sets to get behind. You know, if I sort of stayed on top there, that might have made a bit of a difference.

But, you know, apart from that, you know, like I said, I did have my chances. But, you know, he just served too good for me. And, you know, the return's the best part of my game, and he didn't give me too many chances, which he had done in the past.

Q. He had a lot of breakpoints, broke you a few times. How do you feel your serve went today?

ANDY MURRAY: I served decent. I mean, like I say, the start of those two sets, I didn't serve particularly well. Apart from that, I was happy with the way that I served. I don't think that was the reason why I lost the match.

I don't know what to say. I mean, the guy's a very, very good player. Sometimes they play better than you, and he did today, unfortunately.

But, you know, I'm thinking that, you know, last year, you know, I had a tough loss. You know, this year obviously is a tough loss, as well. I came back stronger last year, and I plan to go work on my game and hopefully get better.

Q. He improved a lot since you played him last.

ANDY MURRAY: I mean, his game hasn't changed so much. Before, when I played against him, you know, he made more mistakes. He's obviously confident just now. I don't know, maybe he's thinking a little bit more on the court. He definitely was serving way better.

When I played him in St. Petersburg, he double‑faulted like seven out of his first nine service points or something. He's serving huge serves today. That's probably the one thing that was better today than when I played him in the past.

Q. Were you surprised how physically strong he was in the closing stages?

ANDY MURRAY: No. I mean, again, I didn't think ‑‑ I don't think it was a physical thing why he won the match. He hits the ball very heavy from the back of the court. Because he was serving ‑‑ put a huge amount of first serves in, it was tougher for me to get inside the baseline, especially from the far side of the court where the wind was blowing.

You know, like if you watched the breakpoint, I had to escape and hustle a lot of balls back. But I just couldn't sometimes get close enough to the baseline because he was hitting the ball so heavy.

Q. You've clearly improved your fitness a lot over the last year. Do you feel you were happy with the level of fitness that you had in the fifth set?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. Well, my five‑set record in the last two years has been great. I can't remember the last time I lost one. You know, and, yeah, today I didn't feel like ‑‑ like I said, it wasn't a physical thing why I lost. Even after being sick for the last few days, I thought I still came through the match well.

Q. How did you find the experience of going in with so much favoritism?

ANDY MURRAY: It didn't make a whole lot of difference to the way that I played in my matches. You know, I felt comfortable from the start. It didn't make a whole lot of difference to me. You know, a bit more attention and stuff before the tournament started.

I got very good support this week, which wasn't the same in the past when I played tournaments overseas. So that was nice.

Q. Is that something you feel you have to get used to?

ANDY MURRAY: I don't know. I mean, I don't know if I'll be the favorite for a slam, you know, in the next year or so after today. But it doesn't really bother me. For me, I play the match. If I'm the favorite to win, whatever, I play the same as I am when I'm the underdog. I try my best to win. I think I give a hundred percent in all my matches. You know, if I lose, I lose. If I win, I win.

It's been a good start to the year. Hope I can continue it.

Q. You talked about having concentration issues in a couple of earlier matches. Was that a factor in the slow starts in a couple of the sets?

ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, maybe. I mean, it's not been ‑‑ I mean, in the last sort of eight, nine months, it's not been something that has been an issue at all. Against Granollers, I lost concentration a little bit, and against Melzer, not really.

Again, I don't think that was the reason why I lost the match today. I don't think it was anything to do with physical, concentration or my game. He played too good for me. That's what happens. I'm not here to try to make excuses for why I lost.

Q. Were you surprised by his consistency in the fifth set, especially on serve? When you had a chance of breaking him at 2‑All, he managed to keep it going. Were you surprised by that?

ANDY MURRAY: The consistency of his first serve was pretty awesome for the last two, three sets. I mean, you know, a lot of times he's sort of just kicking the serve in and putting a lot of slice on it and not going for too much. But he started to go for it huge in the fourth and fifth sets. He served very well when he was behind, which he hadn't done against me in the past.

I wasn't necessarily expecting him to serve that well because it's not something that he's known for. But when he serves like that, he's going to be very tough to beat.

Q. You said you've been sick the last couple of days. Are you saying that had no impact whatsoever on today's performance?

ANDY MURRAY: No, I mean, if you're sick, there's some things you can't do as well as you might like. But you just have to deal with it. If you go on the court and play, then, you know, you do everything that you can with what you've got. If it's good enough, it is. If not, you know, unfortunately you're going to come out on the wrong side of the match.

But, again, if I say that I'm sick and it affected me, I know it's going to be like, Well, he's making excuses for losing. I don't feel that was the reason why I lost. I definitely did have my chances, and he played too well.

Q. How important was the sixth game when you had several breakpoints in the fifth set? Many thought you played a bit too defensively.

ANDY MURRAY: I was trying to explain earlier when I did have the breakpoints, I think he made a first serve on every one. I think he served two aces. It's difficult to be defensive when that happens. The one point where I did get in, he hit a very good first serve. My first return went to his forehand, and he just moved me from side to side. That's what he does very well.

You can't go for winners from three, four meters behind the baseline. Like I said, if I could have got closer to the baseline, I would have had a better chance. But he hit the ball too big today.

Q. You're just coming off court at the moment, but is there still anything you might learn from this?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I'll learn from it, for sure. I mean, you know, like I said, early in the two sets, you know, against someone like him who's very flashy and plays well when he has confidence.

You know, when I had played him in the past, when I got ahead, I stayed on top of him. I let him back in early in those two sets. That's the one obvious thing I could have done better.

But, I mean, I'll go and speak to my coach, the guys that I work with, and see if there's things that I could have done better, things that I can improve. I'll try and do that.

But, I mean, for me it's not a disaster. I'm still playing well. I lost to a good player in a very close match. I'll have more chances to win Grand Slams.

Q. Was it a bit weird having your former coach right in your eyeline on the baseline? Were you aware of Brad sitting courtside?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I saw him sitting there. But he was sitting there in Cincinnati when I played, in Toronto or Montréal when I played there, as well. Didn't really make any difference to how I played.

Q. How would you rate his forehand compared to Rafael Nadal's forehand?

ANDY MURRAY: I mean, it's tough. They both hit the ball very, very heavy. But he can hit it a bit flatter than Nadal. If you hit, you know, a shot quite hard into his forehand, you know, he can still sort of generate power and make you move. When you go big into Nadal's forehand, normally he plays a little bit higher.

But both are obviously very good.

habibko
01-26-2009, 07:54 AM
How about him edging Federer and Roddick beating Novak? You are saying Del Potro can't beat Roddick now?

he can't, because he can't beat Federer to face Roddick.

Nadal is taking the title unless he faces Federer in the final.

TheBoiledEgg
01-26-2009, 07:55 AM
Why is he beating the top 3 so regularly then? It can't be just luck, can it? Even I wouldn't buy it...

little boys win MM tourns
real MEN win slams

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 07:56 AM
Well, take your picks. Can't start a thread on it and get booted here ;) I think Fed will lose before the final, and Roddick may actually beat Djokovic. With Nadal in the final, doesn't really matter who shows up.

im just saying this will not happen, but if i had to pic it would look like this.

1) optimistic

Fed vs Verdasco

2) pessimistic

Djoko vs Nadal

Ruski
01-26-2009, 07:57 AM
The cold sore must be bothering Andy!!!

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/7b/fullj.4b4d22dfe60b6ef723fb43bdea39ab5f/4b4d22dfe60b6ef723fb43bdea39ab5f-getty-83057323wj312_2009_australi.jpg

Betty
01-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Devasted. :sad: Verdasco played great i thought, but murray was never really there.

Was never to be i guess. :sad:
:sad:
he played no so good and he was not there with his head..no ready for it today,no for the 5 set but for an hard match,maybe fed was right


glad so much ppl can laugh :D :yeah:

Arhaych
01-26-2009, 07:59 AM
always good to see objective british.his acheivements are great,no doubt.but before him davydenko had his chances, played great too and? we better wait.

shame is > all this hysteria could only hurt murray!'n it seems they(press)did their job.

I try to be objective. ;)

People on here are harsh, but that's the nature of MTF, and Andy didn't play anywhere near like a GS favourite today, so he deserves the media backlash. The only thing he can do right now is work harder and try and win one of the Indian Wells/Miami double.

the biscuit
01-26-2009, 08:00 AM
little boys win MM tourns
real MEN win slams

:bowdown:

You should copyright that. :yeah:

Wojtek
01-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Well done Verdasco

NYCtennisfan
01-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Quite agree with this. I don´t think Murray played a bad match at all, in fact I think he played a good one barrying the serving which was not as good as last part of the 2008, he just was a bit too lousy in the 2nd set, but he played a brilliant 1st set, in which he looked amazing, a quite good 3rd and he ran into an almost perfect Verdasco in last 2 sets, and if so he was always going to receive everything he can handle from Fer´s side. Verdasco went more for it after losing the third set, serving full mode and not looking for a high % as last 2 years, he was magnificent in consistency and brilliant in execution, I had already lost my hopes on him but looks like I was wrong, no? :lol:

:lol: I think EVERYONE had lost hope that Verdasco would live up to huge talent. I thought his facial expressions looked different in the 5th set; usually he just looks like he's going to give away a match with DF's and errors, but he looked like he really believed he was going to win. Finally, FINALLY, he let loose with the big serves and ditched the high % stuff which never works for someone as erratic as him.

I agree. Verdasco played almost perfectly in the final two sets. Huge FH's to all parts of the court, deep BH's CC and up the line, never going for the outright winner, but running Murray around. Murray hit a lot of very good FH's and of course BH's, but Verdasco was just too good.

Murray will back better than ever. I have no doubt about that.

HeretiC
01-26-2009, 08:02 AM
How about him edging Federer and Roddick beating Novak? You are saying Del Potro can't beat Roddick now?

He can kick a shit out of Roddick but there is no way he can beat Federer. I don't think he will even take a set.

Mechlan
01-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Well played Verdasco. He played with a lot of belief and executed unbelievably. I honestly did not believe he could do that over 5 sets like that. Well done.

Disappointed for Murray, but he's already proven that he's going to be in the picture. He's got some work to do still, but he's young and will have lots of chances. Hope he keeps training and comes back strong, I'm sure a lot of people will go back to underestimating him again. Though I am glad the Murray hype gets a bit of a check. It was getting out of control.

it's because of stamina, consistency and fitness. obviously nice to have, but just dreadful to watch.

Beating Nadal because of consistency, stamina, etc? Bullshit. Nadal is well ahead of him in these departments. I'll admit that Andy is a defensive player, but he's not beating the top 3 by merely outlasting them. I can't change your mind about not liking his style of course.

Venle
01-26-2009, 08:03 AM
What a win Fernando! :worship:

Modetopia
01-26-2009, 08:03 AM
Can I say... Roger, you were so right!:haha:
he's already told everybody Verdasco will be a serious threat of GS.:p

Ad Wim
01-26-2009, 08:08 AM
Hahahaha, so predictable this! Djokovic and Federer were so right, this Murray is not mature enough.

And I already predicted this from the 1st round, won quite some money with it too!

HeretiC
01-26-2009, 08:10 AM
Murray interview.

Q. Clearly you're not a hundred percent. Exactly how do you feel and how did it affect you during the match?

ANDY MURRAY: No, I mean, I didn't feel terrible at all. You know, I had my chances. He served incredible in the fourth and fifth sets. So, you know, he deserves the credit for the win.

I mean, you know, even though I didn't, you know, play my best, in the second set and the beginning of the fourth set, you know, I had chances to get back into the fourth set. Also had a chance to go up in the fifth set.

You know, he served huge. You know, he started serving like, 215 plus on a lot of his first serves. The fourth set, I think he served like 93% first serves. Sometimes you've just got to say too good, and he played better than me.

Q. The fact that he played well, does that take the edge off?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I'm disappointed that I lost. But I'll try and learn from it. I mean, more important things than, you know, a tennis match. I want to win every one that I play, but I'm not going to get down about it. I worked very hard in the off‑season. It's been a good start to the year.

You know, I'll try and learn from it. Hopefully, you know, come back a better player. I mean, I think in the match, it's kind of similar to when I lost to Tsonga last year. I think I won more points throughout. So I obviously did have my chances. But sometimes guys serve too well or hit the ball too big. He played great when he was behind.

Q. Under the circumstances, what could you have done better maybe?

ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, well, I mean, I could have started a couple of the sets better. You know, I went behind, played a couple of poor games early in the second and fourth sets to get behind. You know, if I sort of stayed on top there, that might have made a bit of a difference.

But, you know, apart from that, you know, like I said, I did have my chances. But, you know, he just served too good for me. And, you know, the return's the best part of my game, and he didn't give me too many chances, which he had done in the past.

Q. He had a lot of breakpoints, broke you a few times. How do you feel your serve went today?

ANDY MURRAY: I served decent. I mean, like I say, the start of those two sets, I didn't serve particularly well. Apart from that, I was happy with the way that I served. I don't think that was the reason why I lost the match.

I don't know what to say. I mean, the guy's a very, very good player. Sometimes they play better than you, and he did today, unfortunately.

But, you know, I'm thinking that, you know, last year, you know, I had a tough loss. You know, this year obviously is a tough loss, as well. I came back stronger last year, and I plan to go work on my game and hopefully get better.

Q. He improved a lot since you played him last.

ANDY MURRAY: I mean, his game hasn't changed so much. Before, when I played against him, you know, he made more mistakes. He's obviously confident just now. I don't know, maybe he's thinking a little bit more on the court. He definitely was serving way better.

When I played him in St. Petersburg, he double‑faulted like seven out of his first nine service points or something. He's serving huge serves today. That's probably the one thing that was better today than when I played him in the past.

Q. Were you surprised how physically strong he was in the closing stages?

ANDY MURRAY: No. I mean, again, I didn't think ‑‑ I don't think it was a physical thing why he won the match. He hits the ball very heavy from the back of the court. Because he was serving ‑‑ put a huge amount of first serves in, it was tougher for me to get inside the baseline, especially from the far side of the court where the wind was blowing.

You know, like if you watched the breakpoint, I had to escape and hustle a lot of balls back. But I just couldn't sometimes get close enough to the baseline because he was hitting the ball so heavy.

Q. You've clearly improved your fitness a lot over the last year. Do you feel you were happy with the level of fitness that you had in the fifth set?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. Well, my five‑set record in the last two years has been great. I can't remember the last time I lost one. You know, and, yeah, today I didn't feel like ‑‑ like I said, it wasn't a physical thing why I lost. Even after being sick for the last few days, I thought I still came through the match well.

Q. How did you find the experience of going in with so much favoritism?

ANDY MURRAY: It didn't make a whole lot of difference to the way that I played in my matches. You know, I felt comfortable from the start. It didn't make a whole lot of difference to me. You know, a bit more attention and stuff before the tournament started.

I got very good support this week, which wasn't the same in the past when I played tournaments overseas. So that was nice.

Q. Is that something you feel you have to get used to?

ANDY MURRAY: I don't know. I mean, I don't know if I'll be the favorite for a slam, you know, in the next year or so after today. But it doesn't really bother me. For me, I play the match. If I'm the favorite to win, whatever, I play the same as I am when I'm the underdog. I try my best to win. I think I give a hundred percent in all my matches. You know, if I lose, I lose. If I win, I win.

It's been a good start to the year. Hope I can continue it.

Q. You talked about having concentration issues in a couple of earlier matches. Was that a factor in the slow starts in a couple of the sets?

ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, maybe. I mean, it's not been ‑‑ I mean, in the last sort of eight, nine months, it's not been something that has been an issue at all. Against Granollers, I lost concentration a little bit, and against Melzer, not really.

Again, I don't think that was the reason why I lost the match today. I don't think it was anything to do with physical, concentration or my game. He played too good for me. That's what happens. I'm not here to try to make excuses for why I lost.

Q. Were you surprised by his consistency in the fifth set, especially on serve? When you had a chance of breaking him at 2‑All, he managed to keep it going. Were you surprised by that?

ANDY MURRAY: The consistency of his first serve was pretty awesome for the last two, three sets. I mean, you know, a lot of times he's sort of just kicking the serve in and putting a lot of slice on it and not going for too much. But he started to go for it huge in the fourth and fifth sets. He served very well when he was behind, which he hadn't done against me in the past.

I wasn't necessarily expecting him to serve that well because it's not something that he's known for. But when he serves like that, he's going to be very tough to beat.

Q. You said you've been sick the last couple of days. Are you saying that had no impact whatsoever on today's performance?

ANDY MURRAY: No, I mean, if you're sick, there's some things you can't do as well as you might like. But you just have to deal with it. If you go on the court and play, then, you know, you do everything that you can with what you've got. If it's good enough, it is. If not, you know, unfortunately you're going to come out on the wrong side of the match.

But, again, if I say that I'm sick and it affected me, I know it's going to be like, Well, he's making excuses for losing. I don't feel that was the reason why I lost. I definitely did have my chances, and he played too well.

Q. How important was the sixth game when you had several breakpoints in the fifth set? Many thought you played a bit too defensively.

ANDY MURRAY: I was trying to explain earlier when I did have the breakpoints, I think he made a first serve on every one. I think he served two aces. It's difficult to be defensive when that happens. The one point where I did get in, he hit a very good first serve. My first return went to his forehand, and he just moved me from side to side. That's what he does very well.

You can't go for winners from three, four meters behind the baseline. Like I said, if I could have got closer to the baseline, I would have had a better chance. But he hit the ball too big today.

Q. You're just coming off court at the moment, but is there still anything you might learn from this?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I'll learn from it, for sure. I mean, you know, like I said, early in the two sets, you know, against someone like him who's very flashy and plays well when he has confidence.

You know, when I had played him in the past, when I got ahead, I stayed on top of him. I let him back in early in those two sets. That's the one obvious thing I could have done better.

But, I mean, I'll go and speak to my coach, the guys that I work with, and see if there's things that I could have done better, things that I can improve. I'll try and do that.

But, I mean, for me it's not a disaster. I'm still playing well. I lost to a good player in a very close match. I'll have more chances to win Grand Slams.

Q. Was it a bit weird having your former coach right in your eyeline on the baseline? Were you aware of Brad sitting courtside?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I saw him sitting there. But he was sitting there in Cincinnati when I played, in Toronto or Montréal when I played there, as well. Didn't really make any difference to how I played.

Q. How would you rate his forehand compared to Rafael Nadal's forehand?

ANDY MURRAY: I mean, it's tough. They both hit the ball very, very heavy. But he can hit it a bit flatter than Nadal. If you hit, you know, a shot quite hard into his forehand, you know, he can still sort of generate power and make you move. When you go big into Nadal's forehand, normally he plays a little bit higher.

But both are obviously very good.

That's like 35 "you know"s in a couple of sentences. It is so obvious now, he is definitely having a MONO.

Garson007
01-26-2009, 08:11 AM
ANDY MURRAY: I mean, it's tough. They both hit the ball very, very heavy. But he can hit it a bit flatter than Nadal. If you hit, you know, a shot quite hard into his forehand, you know, he can still sort of generate power and make you move. When you go big into Nadal's forehand, normally he plays a little bit higher.

But both are obviously very good.
Lol, he's saying Nadal is a moonballer. :p

new-york
01-26-2009, 08:12 AM
very frustrating for Murray who was supposed to do a lot of damages here but i'm glad that Verdasco :inlove: didn't lose another close match against a top players.

he held his own to close it out, that was nice to watch.

Jōris
01-26-2009, 08:13 AM
Murray didn't find consistent form until the second half of the 2008 season. I think he will win his first slam later this year.

«Ivan»
01-26-2009, 08:16 AM
Lol, he's saying Nadal is a moonballer. :p

loud 'n clear:worship:

TheBoiledEgg
01-26-2009, 08:17 AM
Murray didn't find consistent form until the second half of the 2008 season. I think he will win his first slam later this year.

the Brits were expecting him to go unbeaten all season :spit:

Castielo
01-26-2009, 08:19 AM
Massive ana's effect :)

leng jai
01-26-2009, 08:23 AM
Dedicated to Adee-gee :haha: :haha: :haha:

Ad Wim
01-26-2009, 08:26 AM
Murray didn't find consistent form until the second half of the 2008 season. I think he will win his first slam later this year.

Murray benefited last year from the tiredness of guys like Djoko and Nadal. If everybody is fit, Murray is not yet ready to win a slam. And the only one he can win now is the US Open. Maybe the same as last year happens...

Monteque
01-26-2009, 08:26 AM
All the British press should be blamed for this for the pressure, hype, expectation, etc etc.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 08:29 AM
I rest my case :cool:

Ad Wim
01-26-2009, 08:29 AM
Not only British press, all the world. Just an overall hype where Murray didn't live up to. Not his fault, because he is just like this.

robt
01-26-2009, 08:30 AM
can you believe the match has not been shown on australian television!

can't pass a judgement without seeing the match but...I am so-o-o disappointed and upset.
Muzza has hurt me not for the first time either, as I felt he was a red hot favourite to
win the Australian. And I ain't a Pom or scottsman either, hahahahaha.

I thought he learnt to be less erratic, become more consistent but I was sadly mistaken.

It looks like Muzza is going to become another Timmy Henman.

All that potential but cannot cannot convert it to the Grand Slams.

Also Muzza's departure is probably going to hurt the business end of the Open.

oh it's terrible...just terrible.

scoobs
01-26-2009, 08:31 AM
All the British press should be blamed for this for the pressure, hype, expectation, etc etc.
I don't agree - ultimately it's Murray who goes out and hits the ball. Anything else is just excuses.

If he is ill then he managed to play 3 hours + so it can't have been that bad. If he was feeling the media pressure then either he learns to handle it or he'll never win a slam. I'm not unsympathetic but, you know, this is what it's about - you either handle it and get your shit together or you don't win the big titles. :shrug:

Clydey
01-26-2009, 08:32 AM
can you believe the match has not been shown on australian television!

can't pass a judgement without seeing the match but...I am so-o-o disappointed and upset.
Muzza has hurt me not for the first time either, as I felt he was a red hot favourite to
win the Australian. And I ain't a Pom or scottsman either, hahahahaha.

I thought he found a way to be less erratic but I was sadly mistaken.

It looks like Muzza is going to become another Timmy Henman.

all that potential but cannot carry it through to the Grand Slams.

Also Muzza's departure is probably going to hurt the business end of the Open.

oh it's terrible...just terrible.

He is 21 and has already achieved more than Henman. Let's not go over the top.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 08:35 AM
This Murray is a joke :lol:

Goget
01-26-2009, 08:36 AM
So we can have the same semi-finals like last year.

born_on_clay
01-26-2009, 08:38 AM
Murray is weak in GS
Nando-great work.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Man its fun being right. In your faces all you Murraytards and Fedhaters :smash:

Monteque
01-26-2009, 08:43 AM
I don't agree - ultimately it's Murray who goes out and hits the ball. Anything else is just excuses.

If he is ill then he managed to play 3 hours + so it can't have been that bad. If he was feeling the media pressure then either he learns to handle it or he'll never win a slam. I'm not unsympathetic but, you know, this is what it's about - you either handle it and get your shit together or you don't win the big titles. :shrug:

True. I suggest he handle it with him not reading the magazine or newspapers anymore until he takes his first GS.:worship:

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 08:43 AM
Man its fun being right. In your faces all you Murraytards and Fedhaters :smash:

C'Mon ruanz be classy!

Turquoise
01-26-2009, 08:44 AM
Murray's pragmatic about his loss, he said his opponent was just too good today, and refuses to make any excuses about his flu. I like his attitude. Now that the silly hype from the press has been quenched, I look forward to seeing get down to business and improve on his results for the first half of the season.

Ad Wim
01-26-2009, 08:45 AM
Man its fun being right. In your faces all you Murraytards and Fedhaters :smash:

It's great being right!

Jōris
01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
Murray benefited last year from the tiredness of guys like Djoko and Nadal. If everybody is fit, Murray is not yet ready to win a slam. And the only one he can win now is the US Open. Maybe the same as last year happens...

Murray beat those players because he was the better player on the day. Fatigue and injuries are an inherent part of the game and can't be used as an excuse as all players have to battle their fair share of issues over the course of a season.

Sofonda Cox
01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
:banana: hopefully Murray won't win another match all year :D

Clydey
01-26-2009, 08:50 AM
Man its fun being right. In your faces all you Murraytards and Fedhaters :smash:

Hopefully Federer reads Murray's post match interview and learns how to be humble in defeat. :shrug:

"He was too good for me."

Now imagine Federer saying that. :lol:

Ferrero Forever
01-26-2009, 08:54 AM
I was at this match, and even though it was quite up and down, for me it was never in doubt that Verdasco would win, but I predicted that he'd be the tournaments surprise package before the Aus Open even began. But regardless, this match was so much fun! The whole crowd seemed to just pick a player and scream out when they won a point, and sigh when they lost it. It was a great match for me to finish my live tennis action for 2009 on:)

vincayou
01-26-2009, 08:54 AM
:eek:
Didn't watch this as the countless sleepness night watching tennis started to take their toll

Murray was a bit diminshed and Verdasco was red hot so it's not that big a surprise. Murray will have enough chances to win a slam later, no doubt about that. Almost a cert in my mind that he will win one soon enough.

This Verdasco is good, could be a good candidate for surprise finalist of the year.

A bit dissapointed for Andy, but reading the brittish press after the insane overhype will make that up. (the question at some point were "Will Murray become number one in 4 month" or "Can Murray win the 4 grand slam?"), I will particularly check the opinion column of Mark Petchey who weeks after week was speaking about 3 things : "How Murray is the best player in the world and will win AO", "How Murray is the best player in the world and will win AO" and "How Murray is the best player in the world and will win AO".

tnosugar
01-26-2009, 08:55 AM
Henman fluffed it again then

best comment here in eons!!!! :haha::haha::haha:

Seriously, Verdasco can oust anyone when he has these flashes. I still think Murray belongs to the top 4. His record against the others in the top 4 proves it.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 08:56 AM
Hopefully Federer reads Murray's post match interview and learns how to be humble in defeat. :shrug:

"He was too good for me."

Now imagine Federer saying that. :lol:

There isnt a situation in which Fed could say that :lol: If he loses is because he played bad and not because the other player was too good. Its just the nature of the man.

This is all irrelevant though. Why cant you just admit that Roger was right all along and that its time for Murray to go back into his cave? You really need to know when to accept defeat, not Roger!

orangehat
01-26-2009, 08:57 AM
Verdasco probably justtt edged murray slightly. I have got to say, I think he has a good chance of an upset against tsonga if tsonga does get through.

forbiddenfruit
01-26-2009, 08:57 AM
I don't mind andy losing... just can't stand the thought of Djokovic purring over the 'favs' loss. :sobbing: Someone rip him apart already.

oranges
01-26-2009, 08:59 AM
There isnt a situation in which Fed could say that :lol: If he loses is because he played bad and not because the other player was too good. Its just the nature of the man.

This is all irrelevant though. Why cant you just admit that Roger was right all along and that its time for Murray to go back into his cave? You really need to know when to accept defeat, not Roger!

:spit: I have just word for you RG 2008 final, not that there aren't any others, but that will do

Clydey
01-26-2009, 08:59 AM
There isnt a situation in which Fed could say that :lol: If he loses is because he played bad and not because the other player was too good. Its just the nature of the man.

This is all irrelevant though. Why cant you just admit that Roger was right all along and that its time for Murray to go back into his cave? You really need to know when to accept defeat, not Roger!

Right about what? Federer made a statement which would allow you to say that he was right so long as Murray didn't win the AO. It's not like he picked out this week's lottery numbers. :lol:

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 08:59 AM
Murray should be ashamed of himself, acting like he's the favorite and shit. This is like the coolest thing ever :lol:

tnosugar
01-26-2009, 09:00 AM
watching Tsonga now, I think he'll demolish Verdasco if continues playing at this level. I'd even rather have Nadal play against Djokeman (if he overcomes Rod & Fed) that aginst Tsonga... this guy seems to thrive here...must be the ozone hole over Melbourne Park :)

Clydey
01-26-2009, 09:01 AM
Murray should be ashamed of himself, acting like he's the favorite and shit. This is like the coolest thing ever :lol:

I don't recall him ever acting or even saying he was the favourite. :shrug:

tnosugar
01-26-2009, 09:02 AM
I don't mind andy losing... just can't stand the thought of Djokovic purring over the 'favs' loss. Someone rip him apart already. (oops forgot this)

well, he was right... right? He has stopped making stupid remarks in interviews. Both he and Fed obviously had a very good reason to say what they did and they turned out right. You need that xtra special psychological maturation to make it in a Grand Slam...same happened to Djokovic at US Open against Fed. His game was ready then, but his mind was not.

Jaz
01-26-2009, 09:03 AM
This is totally hillarious, what happened to the new GOAT, AO favourite?

FairWeatherFan
01-26-2009, 09:04 AM
Looking like a repeat of last year's semis now.

Clydey
01-26-2009, 09:04 AM
This is totally hillarious, what happened to the new GOAT, AO favourite?

He lost a match.

This often happens in tennis. Learn to keep up. ;)

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:05 AM
Right about what? Federer made a statement which would allow you to say that he was right so long as Murray didn't win the AO. It's not like he picked out this week's lottery numbers. :lol:

Whats wrong with you? Im getting more and more the feeling your one of those people that its futile to try and have a sensible conversation with. Roger was right about so many things. First of all he said Murray wasnt the favorite. RIGHT. Then he said Verdasco was getting better at slams. RIGHT. He also backed himself up by fighting back when he was down and out. RIGHT.

Let it go, youve lost this round fair and square. Be a man and accpet defeat instead of saying
Roger is the one that should do it.

tnosugar
01-26-2009, 09:06 AM
He lost a match.

This often happens in tennis. Learn to keep up. ;)

more often that not to most people :)

Clydey
01-26-2009, 09:08 AM
Whats wrong with you? Im getting more and more the feeling your one of those people that its futile to try and have a sensible conversation with. Roger was right about so many things. First of all he said Murray wasnt the favorite. RIGHT. Then he said Verdasco was getting better at slams. RIGHT. He also backed himself up by fighting back when he was down and out. RIGHT.

Let it go, youve lost this round fair and square. Be a man and accpet defeat instead of saying
Roger is the one that should do it.

Grow up, mate. It's a tennis match. You'd think you were the one who had actually achieved something. There's a difference between supporting a player and living and dying by their results.

Get out more. :)

flexeter
01-26-2009, 09:11 AM
Whats wrong with you? Im getting more and more the feeling your one of those people that its futile to try and have a sensible conversation with. Roger was right about so many things. First of all he said Murray wasnt the favorite. RIGHT. Then he said Verdasco was getting better at slams. RIGHT. He also backed himself up by fighting back when he was down and out. RIGHT.

Let it go, youve lost this round fair and square. Be a man and accpet defeat instead of saying
Roger is the one that should do it.

I hope your daddy disconnects the internet, so we don´t have to read such bullshit anymore, kiddy.

Murray lost, so what. Won´t stop him from winning a slam in his career. But he needs experience.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:12 AM
Grow up, mate. It's a tennis match. You'd think you were the one who had actually achieved something. There's a difference between supporting a player and living and dying by their results.

Get out more. :)

It wont help saying stuff like 'Get out more'. You need to accept that Jesusfed was right and beg for salvation :lol:

Herdwick
01-26-2009, 09:13 AM
Nando deserved that result - superb show. Really sorry that Andy's out - was looking so forward to a SF with him and Rafa.

Terry Wogan this am (radio show in the UK)

"On behalf of the media, let me be the first to announce the demotion of Andy Murray from Proud Brit to Dour Scot".

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:13 AM
I hope your daddy disconnects the internet, so we don´t have to read such bullshit anymore, kiddy.

Murray lost, so what. Won´t stop him from winning a slam in his career. But he needs experience.

Wow how bitter you Fedhaters and Murraytards are. Doesnt surprise me in the least anymore. Fucking pathetic.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Roger RULES. Murray STINKS. End of story.

Bascule
01-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Lol, he's saying Nadal is a moonballer. :p

:lol:
This is too good.:worship:

Anyway, now it's clear - Step was just too bad.:p

Machiavelli
01-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Not a big surprise, Nando was on fire, Murray is back in the real world, will do him good in the long run...

scoobs
01-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Nando deserved that result - superb show. Really sorry that Andy's out - was looking so forward to a SF with him and Rafa.

Terry Wogan this am (radio show in the UK)

"On behalf of the media, let me be the first to announce the demotion of Andy Murray from Proud Brit to Dour Scot".
:lol:

Never in doubt.

JolánGagó
01-26-2009, 09:16 AM
Dedicated to Adee-gee :haha: :haha: :haha:

At least Muzza made it to last 16, unlike Haas.

leng jai
01-26-2009, 09:22 AM
At least Muzza made it to last 16, unlike Haas.

Yeah, coming in on "god like" form from beating ultra mugs. What a genius.

Turquoise
01-26-2009, 09:22 AM
Nando deserved that result - superb show. Really sorry that Andy's out - was looking so forward to a SF with him and Rafa.

Terry Wogan this am (radio show in the UK)

"On behalf of the media, let me be the first to announce the demotion of Andy Murray from Proud Brit to Dour Scot".


:lol: Reason and humour, I like that. Thanks :yeah:

Eliande
01-26-2009, 09:22 AM
Thank you, Fernando!:worship:
I can't stand Murray and never thought he was a favourite.
Verdasco has made my day!:D

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:24 AM
Yeah, coming in on "god like" form from beating ultra mugs. What a genius.

:haha:

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 09:24 AM
ruanz33 = 2009 ACC contender.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:25 AM
Federer beating Murray before theyve even played. Shameful.

Bascule
01-26-2009, 09:25 AM
Looking like a repeat of last year's semis now.

Looks like.:D But, first to see what Simon knows.;)
But finalists won't be the same, for sure.

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 09:25 AM
Mugs everywhere. Behold - the mugtards aka MTF.

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 09:26 AM
Federer beating Murray before theyve even played. Shameful.

Fed's quote psyched Murray out. Truly godlike powers from the Fed. :worship::worship::worship:

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:26 AM
ruanz33 = 2009 ACC contender.

Yeah how does it feel to get beaten? :lol:

superslam77
01-26-2009, 09:27 AM
woke up to this muzzagoat roast :o

mugray you idiot you ruined the all seeded quarterfinals :smash:

everyone keeps bending the draw for nadal :mad: :banghead:

but at least rogi and joker were right...lot's :drink: in the u.k today lol.

FedFan_2007
01-26-2009, 09:27 AM
Yeah how does it feel to get beaten? :lol:

I've decided to bow out of ACC, it's time to become respectable and win an MTF "Best poster of the year" award.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:28 AM
I've decided to bow out of ACC, it's time to become respectable and win an MTF "Best poster of the year" award.

:haha: Ill beat you in that as well :cool:

chammer44
01-26-2009, 09:29 AM
Whats wrong with you? Im getting more and more the feeling your one of those people that its futile to try and have a sensible conversation with. Roger was right about so many things. First of all he said Murray wasnt the favorite. RIGHT. Then he said Verdasco was getting better at slams. RIGHT. He also backed himself up by fighting back when he was down and out. RIGHT.

Let it go, youve lost this round fair and square. Be a man and accpet defeat instead of saying
Roger is the one that should do it.

You are an idiot. And a Fed sycophant. A pathetic excuse for a poster.

Tobasco sauce is 25 has never won a damn thing worth a shit and never will.

Jaz
01-26-2009, 09:29 AM
Just to note that us FedTards need to remind ourselves of our last game, and tough future prospects for Roger. That said, Didn't Federer say Verdasco was a future Grandland winner?

HeretiC
01-26-2009, 09:29 AM
Its good to hear you hate me, goal achieved. Roger RULES. Murray STINKS. You are a JOKE.

Are you sure you are 30? Check your ID card again.:rolleyes:

Herdwick
01-26-2009, 09:30 AM
Am actually quite missing Roger- Rafa finals so would be happy with another one.:angel:

Eliande
01-26-2009, 09:30 AM
flashy game beats dull and boring game. a great day for tennis. :)

Exactly! The anti-tennis got what he deserved...:devil:

Eliande
01-26-2009, 09:31 AM
Am actually quite missing Roger- Rafa finals so would be happy with another one.:angel:

Me too!;)

robt
01-26-2009, 09:32 AM
so he reached a U.S. Open final big fuc.in deal.

Henman was a Wimbly semifinalist three or four times.

On that basis, Henman's record is better than Muzza's so far.

I just don't believe Muzza's grand slam material.

ORGASMATRON
01-26-2009, 09:34 AM
Seems like ACC is under the belt. You guys really need to make you competitions a little harder to win. I did it without even trying :cool:

Beat
01-26-2009, 09:34 AM
hooray for the result!
boo-hoo about my vcash. :scared: