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AO SF: A.Murray [5] vs. D.Ferrer [7]

Gladiator
01-26-2011, 10:20 AM
who will win?

Ferrer didn't win against Murray on hardcourt, will he do it?

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc496/allamea/muzferr.jpg

HKz
01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
I'll say Murray in 4, but Andy should be slightly worried.. However, Ferrer kind of just plays into the hands of Murray, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

However, I would LOVE if Ferrer made the final, he deserves it, such a great player.

Har-Tru
01-26-2011, 10:23 AM
Murray in 4.

Topspindoctor
01-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Murray in 3 easy sets. Joke draw.

GSMnadal
01-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Murray in 3

Andresito
01-26-2011, 10:24 AM
If pressure doesn't get him, Murray in 4.

Ben.
01-26-2011, 10:25 AM
Golden opportunity for Murray here. He can potentially get to the finaly relatively fresh. Still I hope Ferrer keeps his form up and we have a good match, can't say it wouldn't be nice to see Ferrer in a slam final.

green25814
01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
Murray in 4.

Ferrer has beaten Murray before, its not a foregone conclusion. And he seems in great form.

Olorin
01-26-2011, 10:28 AM
Just imagine a Ferrer vs Federer final ? Ferrer would destroy Federer in the finals like all the other times they've played. It would be no contest. So I hope Murray beats Ferrer. Very, very worried, this Ferrer is a beast on fire.

nelabai
01-26-2011, 10:29 AM
Ferrer in 4, Spanish bulldog will eat British cocker spaniel alive :)

danielmom
01-26-2011, 10:33 AM
Just imagine a Ferrer vs Federer final ? Ferrer would destroy Federer in the finals like all the other times they've played. It would be no contest. So I hope Murray beats Ferrer. Very, very worried, this Ferrer is a beast on fire.

Who says Fed will make the final???? I think this will be alot closer that people think.
Hope Ferrer wins. Would be great for him to make slam final.

iriraz
01-26-2011, 10:39 AM
Ferrer is unbeaten this year so he is certainly in great form.He has beaten Murray before and if Murray will be up and down like today i would give Ferrer a big chance to win.
Ferrer`s problem is that his serve is not that great but from the baseline he can hang with Murray.So it should be interesting.I hope it goes to 5 sets and a Ferrer win

romismak
01-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Murray will win in 3-4 sets. Murray and Ferer will both play long rallies, both will make minimum UE, but Andy is still overall better and don´t forget on serve- Andy´s serve is harder and better- he will make far more cheap points, aces and so on. Ferrer make great run here and will earn many points to ranking and i hope it will help his confidence to clay court season and French open.

Shirogane
01-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Hopefully Pics to remain unbeaten for another match... but Murray is the favourite here. Likely to win it in 4 sets.

ossie
01-26-2011, 10:47 AM
whoever wins this better pray djoker beats fed because thats the only way we are going to have a first time slam winner in so many years.

green25814
01-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Yeah, the serve will be the key to this match. If Murray serves over 55%, he will almost certainly win.

NadalesDios
01-26-2011, 10:49 AM
C'mon Ferrer, be the 2nd spanish to win the AO

Clydey
01-26-2011, 10:52 AM
Ferrer is unbeaten this year so he is certainly in great form.He has beaten Murray before and if Murray will be up and down like today i would give Ferrer a big chance to win.
Ferrer`s problem is that his serve is not that great but from the baseline he can hang with Murray.So it should be interesting.I hope it goes to 5 sets and a Ferrer win

Ferrer has only ever beaten Murray on clay. However, I do think he has a real chance. His lack of a big first serve may cost him, though.

Auscon
01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Will have to go Murray, but would be very cool if Ferrer can make his first slam final, just reward for one of the hardest workers on tour.

Arkulari
01-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Murray in 4, maybe 5, Pics won't go down without a fight though :yeah:

Say Hey Kid
01-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Ferrer definitely has a legit chance with the form he is in, but i'd still be fairly surprised. I'll go Murray in a close 4 set match.

coonster14
01-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Like both, but on this occasion, I will be pulling for Murray, hoping for Nole vs Murray grand slam final.

nanoman
01-26-2011, 11:07 AM
No chance whatsoever for Ferrer. Murray will toy with him. 3 sets at most.

Florida
01-26-2011, 11:11 AM
With Nadal out, Murray's chance just nicely opened. For some reason, I see Murray winning the whole thing regardless of who he faces in the Finals Federer or Nole! You heard it here first!!!!!

Raiden
01-26-2011, 11:16 AM
Murray knows it: it is now or................................................ next year

Roger the Dodger
01-26-2011, 11:26 AM
The most interesting thing is that the AO tradition of 'surprise finalist/semi-finalist' continues. I thought after Dolgopolov's loss, it would end but Ferrer....:lol:
:yeah: AO: the surprise slam!

Voo de Mar
01-26-2011, 11:29 AM
I hope it will be a good match :yeah: All of a sudden Pics has the biggest opportunity to play a Grand Slam final, it's weird but he is in the semifinals actually without waste of energy, all short matches under his belt. Murray may win in 3 sets but if Pics hangs there somehow after 3 sets, I'd say he's going to win it in 4 or 5 sets.

Shirogane
01-26-2011, 11:33 AM
whoever wins this better pray djoker beats fed because thats the only way we are going to have a first time slam winner in so many years.

+1

sabina_RF_lee
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Ferrer should be in d final, he deserves that!
But I think Murray will beat him:sad:

finishingmove
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Djokovic over Ferrer in the final.

book it.

foul_dwimmerlaik
01-26-2011, 11:39 AM
If Dolgopolov can take a set off Murray, certainly Ferrer can take 3. Vamos Ferru!

Start da Game
01-26-2011, 11:43 AM
no need to be fooled by today's matches.......murray is taking this in 3 or 4 sets........

The Magician
01-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Ferrer is the hardest worker on tour and deserves every result he gets. However he is simply not talented enough in todays game to make a GS final. He definitely deserves it for taking out Nadull but I'm afraid Murray is too physical, too talented, and too determined to let Pics take this one. Murray in 4.

gjr
01-26-2011, 11:52 AM
Murray should of had Soda in the QF

Murray should of had Rafa in the SF

If Muzza doesn't win this slam from here I don't think he'll win a slam.

But when he wins this slam, look out World because the Muzz is going to win lots.

Next 2 matches will shape Murray's career.

:)

Andi-M
01-26-2011, 11:52 AM
Not a foregone like people are thinking Murray will be heavy favorite which at this stage in a slam he dosent really like being. Ferrer is no mug and will put up a fight, he's not the kind of oppenant Murray likes playing particularly either.

If Murray plays like he can and dosent let the pressure get to him then he will win in straights.

Chartreuse
01-26-2011, 12:03 PM
Murray in 3.

Yazoo.C
01-26-2011, 12:07 PM
I hope Andy can win, and hopefully without too much trouble.

Ferrer is unbeaten this year so he is certainly in great form.He has beaten Murray before and if Murray will be up and down like today i would give Ferrer a big chance to win.


Andy is also unbeaten so far this year ;) (Exho matches don't count but still he won all his singles matches)

misty1
01-26-2011, 12:14 PM
murray more than likely

but like i said before i think it would be a good thing if this tournament had a shock winner, someone no one saw coming and ferrer is that person now.

n8
01-26-2011, 12:24 PM
Murray in 3 or 4.

TheRafaelNadal
01-26-2011, 12:24 PM
Murray easily. Ferrer's serve is crap.

Love Game
01-26-2011, 12:25 PM
Murray is way better on hard court. Murray in 3.

Raiden
01-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Murray should of had Soda in the QF

Murray should of had Rafa in the SF

If Muzza doesn't win this slam from here I don't think he'll win a slam.

But when he wins this slam, look out World because the Muzz is going to win lots.

Next 2 matches will shape Murray's career.

:)Let's face it, he's in the final.

I can't wait to hear the British media hype tgat will be unleashed on the world from tomorrow onwards. (oh and Regardless of how it goes elsewhere, in Britain Murray will be the red hot favorite to win this AO.

Arhaych
01-26-2011, 12:40 PM
If Dolgopolov can take a set off Murray, certainly Ferrer can take 3. Vamos Ferru!

Nice logic there.

I'd expect Murray to win this in 4 sets if he plays like did against Melzer. Healthy first serve, controlled aggression, and some ruthlessness to win deuce games.

Corey Feldman
01-26-2011, 01:16 PM
Andy Murray

Ferrer did his job, now time to get the hell out of here

someone smuggle him back into Spain

Commander Data
01-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Andy Murray

Ferrer did his job, now time to get the hell out of here

someone smuggle him back into Spain

:lol:

Murray will pack him

Florida
01-26-2011, 01:34 PM
Not a foregone like people are thinking Murray will be heavy favorite which at this stage in a slam he dosent really like being. Ferrer is no mug and will put up a fight, he's not the kind of oppenant Murray likes playing particularly either.

If Murray plays like he can and dosent let the pressure get to him then he will win in straights.



No way in hell Feru takes this!!!!!! Murray has too much game for the one dimensional clay court specialist, on the hard courts of Australia...... Murray is booked in the finals and I am sure the majority of the posters already know this.... In the finals he will face a tired Federer or a tired and emotional Nole; the two will have a long gruelling slug fest (Nole will feel bad for his buddy and will gift him his 1st GS LOL)....... Murray to finally bring England the long-awaited GS......:worship:

guga2120
01-26-2011, 01:35 PM
Murray, in 4 tight sets.

TMJordan
01-26-2011, 01:35 PM
The tradesman should murder his weak serve.

Roger the Dodger
01-26-2011, 01:44 PM
Murray just tweeted Rudyyard Kiplings' 'if'. Seems like he intends to keep a calm head while playing Ferrer. Good for him. He'll need it. Ferrer can surprise.

abraxas21
01-26-2011, 01:47 PM
Andy Murray

Ferrer did his job, now time to get the hell out of here

someone smuggle him back into Spain

:lol:

Certinfy
01-26-2011, 04:39 PM
Ferrer in 4, he's winning the tournament.

West Egg
01-26-2011, 06:04 PM
Ferrer in 5, with a score line like:
6-3, 1-6, 7-5, 6-7, 8-6.
:rocker2:

(Rooting for a Ferrer-Djokovic final)

ImmzB
01-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Murray in 3/4 I guess.

delpiero7
01-26-2011, 06:15 PM
40 a day Ferrer def. Fitness freak Murray
1-6, 6-4, 7-6(4), 3-6, 13-11 (in 6hrs 32mins)

Although I'd be quite happy with any close match. Those QFs were a load of balls.

Blackbriar
01-26-2011, 06:17 PM
Andy Murray will not lose. A semifinal without playing Federer or Nadal is once every two year. He wont miss this one.

vn01
01-26-2011, 06:20 PM
Murray

MalwareDie
01-26-2011, 06:21 PM
Murray in 3. The courts here are arguably better for Murray than those at London when playing against Ferrer.

Jaz
01-26-2011, 06:21 PM
Murray in 5 or Ferrer in 4

Nadull_tard
01-26-2011, 07:51 PM
Murray is unconvincing in this tournament, but still it should be enough to secure the victory in at most 4 sets.
It's hard court, GS semifinal and Ferrer, remember.

Horatio Caine
01-26-2011, 07:52 PM
I'll be shocked if Muzza loses, and the wording is deliberate. Ferru fights and scraps all day, and as honourable as that it is, it will not be enough if Muzza brings some of his best tennis to the court. Muzza has the superior serve, and his all-round variety should prevent Ferru from getting in a comfortable rhythm from the back of the court. Evening conditions do help Ferru a little, but as long as Muzza mixes it up, defends well but knows when to inject pace and close down the net, he'll win through.

He knows what a fantastic opportunity this is at another title match (when he could have been facing Nadal) and I'm sure he will prepare meticulously in the remaining hours leading up to the encounter.

Sonja1989
01-26-2011, 07:55 PM
Murray will win in 4 sets, but I will support for David!!! I think he has little chance.

Arkulari
01-26-2011, 08:03 PM
I will cheer for Pics, but I think Murray will take this in 4

rofe
01-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Andy is going to be aggressive against Ferrer and will get it done in 3.

Poirot123
01-26-2011, 08:30 PM
Murray will take this. I thought after seeing Doha and the draw for the Australian Open,that it would be a Federer Murray final again, and it's still on course. Why? Federer was playing sublime tennis in Doha, and had carried on from where he left off at the WTF in London. I plumped for Murray as Nadal was clearly labouring (and ill) at Doha. He has subsequently looked out of sorts at the Australian Open particularly against Tomic, despite coming through in straight sets in that match.

Murray will beat Ferrer. 4 sets. 3 tight sets, one easy one. Likewise, Federer to see of Djokovitch over 4 sets.

Elbarto
01-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Ferrer in 5 sets,

it makes no sense to lose like a mug in semi when you have just beaten the number one, so he should now do his best to beat Murray, all Nadal fans will be with Ferrer !

Allez
01-26-2011, 09:33 PM
No way Murray is losing this. Pics will put up a good fight. However it will not be enough and he will go down in flames in 3 sets. Something like 7/6, 6/3, 6/4.

HDW
01-26-2011, 09:34 PM
Pics in 5 :rocker2::rocker2::rocker2:

Allez
01-26-2011, 09:35 PM
Ferrer in 5 sets,

it makes no sense to lose like a mug in semi when you have just beaten the number one, so he should now do his best to beat Murray, all Nadal fans will be with Ferrer !

Yay! What a boost for Pics.

ZaZoo)
01-26-2011, 09:36 PM
Murray, easy. 6-3, 6-4,6-2.

Ibracadabra
01-26-2011, 09:42 PM
Hopefully ferru

ballbasher101
01-26-2011, 09:42 PM
The Ozzy courts are pretty slow but Muzza should still win. Don't mind Ferrer but it is time Murray steps up. The draw has been kind to him and he needs to take this chance.

Certinfy
01-26-2011, 09:58 PM
This is where we need a clay court :o

If these were the semi's at RG, Ferrer would probably have a realistic chance of taking the title :lol:

syc23
01-26-2011, 09:59 PM
If Murray plays like this he'll straight set Ferrer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jtyuwH8wig

gbmkc
01-26-2011, 10:04 PM
Murray in 4. I don't like saying it. But, hey, maybe he will get Djokovic in the final and have a chance to get his first major.

Still, I really would like to see Ferrer in a major final. And I'd like to see him win.

madmax
01-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Murray in 3...I like Pics and his fighting spirit, but that won't cut against scott on hard.

cellophane
01-26-2011, 10:11 PM
Ferrer is the hardest worker on tour and deserves every result he gets. However he is simply not talented enough in todays game to make a GS final. He definitely deserves it for taking out Nadull but I'm afraid Murray is too physical, too talented, and too determined to let Pics take this one. Murray in 4.


Not talented enough? What the heck?

coonster14
01-26-2011, 11:33 PM
Murray's big moment, Pics- I love watching the guy for his fighting spirit and how he did not lose concentration against Rafa given the tricky situation.

I just think that Murray has too much variety, and IF he can get his 1st serve firing on all cylinders, he should be able to win this match in 4 sets.

Great run for Pics this Aus Open and taking out the world #1, but I think his run will end here. I will be seriously shocked if Murray loses this match, it's his best ever opportunity.

Sham Kay
01-27-2011, 12:02 AM
Reading these comments the pressures on.

Ma boy in 3 tightish brain-fartish ones.

mgasol
01-27-2011, 12:11 AM
Not talented enough? What the heck?

what do you mean what the heck? federer has more talent in his toenail then ferrer has in his whole body.

chenx15
01-27-2011, 12:33 AM
andy murray in 3 easy sets

cellophane
01-27-2011, 01:24 AM
what do you mean what the heck? federer has more talent in his toenail then ferrer has in his whole body.

Ego trip much? There is no need for crap like this.

Jimnik
01-27-2011, 01:48 AM
Come on Andy. Don't screw this up.

tests
01-27-2011, 02:58 AM
call me crazy, but pics is going to outshine murray. ferrer must be running on fumes with that victory over nadal. Pics for the title!

LinkMage
01-27-2011, 03:10 AM
Nadull USO10 like draw for Mugray. :o

Clydey
01-27-2011, 03:20 AM
Nadull USO10 like draw for Mugray. :o

Actually, the draw from the 4th round on was tough. However, his actual path wasn't. It's not his fault that his major obstacles lost before he was seeded to meet them.

malisha
01-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Come on Andy. Don't screw this up.

+1

it wolud be a boring final if Ferrer wins this one

TheRafaelNadal
01-27-2011, 01:05 PM
If Ferrer wants to win he has to up his game and be consistent. At times during yesterday he was realyl poor and a fit Nadal would have despatched him quite easily. The first set comes to mind when he was like 5-2 up.

Commander Data
01-27-2011, 01:06 PM
Ferrer in 4, he's winning the tournament.

that would be hillurious.

scoobs
01-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Come on Andy. Don't screw this up.
I'd like to associate myself with the comments of the honourable member.

Mungo
01-27-2011, 01:14 PM
If Murray gets injured at the start, Ferrer will win in straights.
Can Ferrer pull out a 'Mauresmo' AO title?

Edith09
01-27-2011, 01:32 PM
Murray in 3. Easy match for him.

cobalt60
01-27-2011, 01:36 PM
Head says Murray in 3 but heart says David :rocker2:

Langers
01-27-2011, 02:05 PM
I actually give Ferrer a chance, he's playing out of his mind in this tournament. Rafa was obviously injured, but Ferrer still painted the lines.

Murray to win, but it'll be very close.

Gladiator
01-27-2011, 02:12 PM
Ferrer is no match for Murray in Hardcourt

Mountaindewslave
01-27-2011, 02:28 PM
it would be so cool! i would smile so hard. just imagine if that happened tonight, what a shock, that might actually save what has been otherwise a reallly boring Australian Open. Talk about a huge underdog. Because if Ferrer were to miraculously defeat Murray, a Ferrer/Djokovic final would be pretty intriguing.. who's know's how Ferrer might handle this sort of stage, never will have gotten to this point

Gladiator
01-27-2011, 02:37 PM
That's won't happen unless Murray get injured like what happened to Rafa

Precision
01-27-2011, 03:24 PM
Voted Andy in 4. 1 close tiebreak-set to David.





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Zagor
01-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Could be an interesting match,Murray's the huge favourite of course but Ferrer might have a puncher's chance,he's in excellent form this year.

Start da Game
01-27-2011, 04:44 PM
i have a feeling that murray will be too anxious to finish off ferrer as soon as possible and in the process play a long 5 setter which could go either way........

Mungo
01-27-2011, 04:46 PM
Ferrer is no match for Murray in Hardcourt

Wait, isn't this blue clay? Ferrer owns Murray 3-0 on clay. Therefore Ferrer should win tomorrow.

luie
01-27-2011, 05:03 PM
Murray for the title... If ferrer wins this match it will not look good on this era if a no weapons journeyman makes a slam final.

Start da Game
01-27-2011, 05:10 PM
Murray for the title... If ferrer wins this match it will not look good on this era if a no weapons journeyman makes a slam final.

you can stop it luie.......the whole world saw nadal was injured and ferrer was bringing his best form.......it's not like there are no players to play tennis today........the world would have witnessed all top 4 fighting for finals spot had nadal not been unlucky.......

look at federina.......wasn't he beaten by an opponent? did brainless rodduck or weak mugwitt ever did it in a slam? din't you all talk about how federina won the last 4 of the 5 tournaments he entered and how he was playing close to his best?

as for the title winner here, i think djokovic is winning his second australian open.......

Elbarto
01-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Murray for the title... If ferrer wins this match it will not look good on this era if a no weapons journeyman makes a slam final.

If Ferrer beats Murray he will deserve the grand slam title, exactly like Djoko, there is no question about it,

Ferrer is an estimable player ( he has a number of victories under his belt against top players ), more sympathetic than Murray, so for me people will be glad if he goes in the final or wins the title

tskimny
01-27-2011, 07:04 PM
ferrer is playing well, amazing speed and aggressive as well.

not a fan of murray so i'm rooting for ferrer.

ferrer in 4 or 5.

Zagor
01-27-2011, 07:07 PM
look at federina.......wasn't he beaten by an opponent? did brainless rodduck or weak mugwitt ever did it in a slam?

So? At his age losing in a slam SF is not really such a bad result.The vast majority of tennis greats slowed down when they reached 29-30,what is happening to Fed is perfectly normal,it's called aging and changing of the guard.I grew up watching Sampras and at the same age Fed is now he got 2 breadsticks from Hewitt in the USO final,lost to green Fed at Wimbledon etc. Now I reckon Fed's still in a bit better shape than Pete was at the same stage in their career but the big picture is still very similar.If Fed happens to bag one slam this year it would be a great year for him given the phase of his career he's in.

That said I disagree with Luie that Ferrer has no weapons,FH,great footspeed,determination,one of the best returns of serve on tour,great fitness etc. are all weapons.When he is in good form he's a legit top tenner in my book.

Chair Umpire
01-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Andy in 3.

Ferrer to break 2 rackets.

Sommarsverige
01-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Hoping for Ferru, but I fear Murray will win.

Allez
01-27-2011, 09:34 PM
I have revised my prediction. Murray will still win but Pics will not be bending over in this match.

ossie
01-27-2011, 10:01 PM
i'm predicting ferrer in 5 for the upset

Huntress555
01-28-2011, 12:15 AM
Andy, maybe in 4.

Pretty much a perfect AO final for me then.

tennizen
01-28-2011, 01:37 AM
I have a feeling Murray is going to lose this match. Ferrer in 4

swebright
01-28-2011, 01:48 AM
Ferrer in 4.

jadey
01-28-2011, 02:10 AM
Murray I hope , might take 4 sets , just so happy its not another Fed/Nadal final

shiaben
01-28-2011, 03:04 AM
Accuracy vs Accuracy, a test of who will get thrashed by Djokovic for not having a forehand, winner will be the one with less UE, probably Murray to go through in 4 sets.

FlameOn
01-28-2011, 04:57 AM
Murray in 3. Ferrer has nothing to hurt him with.

MsTree
01-28-2011, 05:45 AM
I have a feeling Murray is going to lose this match. Ferrer in 4

I've got the same feeling today but I still voted Andy in 4. Come on!!!

RagingLamb
01-28-2011, 05:56 AM
The Australian open has had surprise finalists in the past; Baghdatis, González, Tsonga, Verdasco almost made it in 2009. No real surprises in 2010.

Could 2011 see another surprise finalist in Ferrer?

Not sure. Murray is playing really well and has never lost to Ferrer on hard courts before. I will be very surprised to see him lose to Ferrer in his current form.