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I question Murray's conditioning...

theseth1119
01-30-2010, 08:18 PM
Seems to me that if this match goes 5 sets and over 3 1/2 hours, Murray is going to run out of gas. Seems like in a lot of his matches that went the distance after like 3 to 3 1/2 hours he had nothing left. Whereas in best 3 of 5 set matches, Rogie is conditioned to go at least 4 to 4 1/2 hours. I'll take Rogie's physical condition over Murray's in a best 3 of 5 set match.

Thoughts?

LEGENDOFTENNIS
01-30-2010, 08:24 PM
Federers the fittest player on tour believe me, after these long rallies he doesen't even pant or anything even Nadal has to pant sometimes but Federer isn't phased.

fsoica
01-30-2010, 08:24 PM
roger will not go over 3 and a half hours...

he will either win it, or lose it the fast way...

scoobs
01-30-2010, 08:26 PM
Seems to me that if this match goes 5 sets and over 3 1/2 hours, Murray is going to run out of gas. Seems like in a lot of his matches that went the distance after like 3 to 3 1/2 hours he had nothing left. Whereas in best 3 of 5 set matches, Rogie is conditioned to go at least 4 to 4 1/2 hours. I'll take Rogie's physical condition over Murray's in a best 3 of 5 set match.

Thoughts?
Which ones might those be?

decrepitude
01-30-2010, 08:28 PM
I think he's going back to Andy just turned 18 at Wimby against Nalbandian. . .

Xenosys
01-30-2010, 08:32 PM
I think they're both fit as fiddles. Federer's elegant movement around the court allows him to conserve as much energy as possible, and though Murray doesn't move with the same level of balletic genius, if anything, he may just be the fittest of them all. :)

scoobs
01-30-2010, 08:35 PM
Murray is 9-5 in 5 set matches.

The 5 he lost:

2005 Wimbledon R3 vs Nalbandian
2005 US Open R2 vs Clement
2006 Roland Garros R1 vs Monfils
2007 Australian Open R4 vs Nadal
2009 Australian Open R4 vs Verdasco.

Wondering which ones are pertinent here....Verdasco at a pinch (which was only just over 3 hours anyway) but the others...really?

scoobs
01-30-2010, 08:37 PM
Given that both these guys have spent the least time on court compared to their rivals at each stage in the tournament, and that both have made smooth progress through to this final, I don't see physical stamina being the thing that ends up separating them.

I'd be quite surprised if fitness became the issue here.

Noleta
01-30-2010, 08:43 PM
I think they're both fit as fiddles. Federer's elegant movement around the court allows him to conserve as much energy as possible, and though Murray doesn't move with the same level of balletic genius, if anything, he may just be the fittest of them all. :)

+1.Andy's game is all about running down every shot.

blank_frackis
01-30-2010, 08:44 PM
Murray is 9-5 in 5 set matches.

The 5 he lost:

2005 Wimbledon R3 vs Nalbandian
2005 US Open R2 vs Clement
2006 Roland Garros R1 vs Monfils
2007 Australian Open R4 vs Nadal
2009 Australian Open R4 vs Verdasco.

Wondering which ones are pertinent here....Verdasco at a pinch (which was only just over 3 hours anyway) but the others...really?

The only one that's relevant to his present conditioning is Verdasco and I don't think fitness had much to do with that loss. Verdasco played brilliantly in the final two sets of that match.

PiggyGotRoasted
01-30-2010, 09:53 PM
I question your sanity