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Peak Murray

Abel
04-03-2013, 10:30 PM
When do y'all think Murray was at his best? Pick a single tournament or a single match (as long as it was a reasonably important time). I really don't know what I would choose. :shrug:

samanosuke
04-03-2013, 10:31 PM
during hurricane season usually

Certinfy
04-03-2013, 10:33 PM
US Open 2012 R4 vs Raonic

One of the best performance I've ever seen by any player.

janko05
04-03-2013, 10:34 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-dgI8XAiMNnta70z7tYzwfVQppxeO5W0UYMja7Lml-Ne3e40K

yeah, that's it

leng jai
04-03-2013, 10:34 PM
I've honestly never seen a match where Murray was playing peak like tennis. At least I hope that wasn't his peak level.

Newcomer
04-03-2013, 10:36 PM
Dull at USO-2008, Nole at OG, Tsonga at Wimby s\f

n8
04-03-2013, 10:45 PM
I know this is very specific, but the last two sets of the 2011 Tokyo final were outrageous.

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Moozza
04-03-2013, 10:48 PM
NID that the haters are already out in force in this thread spouting crap about wind etc. :zzz:

Olympics was the best Murray has played for a whole tournament.
I believe that only peak Federer can better peak Murray. Andy at his best is unbeatable.

rocketassist
04-03-2013, 10:52 PM
Nadal at USO 08 and Tokyo 11. First two sets of AO 2010 also.
Raonic at USO 12.
The whole Olympic run
Tsonga at Wimby 12
Toronto 2010, against Nalbandian, Nadal and Federer he played superbly in all of them.

An honourable mention to AO 07 4th round against Nadal, that was the first time I honestly thought- going to the very top. Also Djokovic at the AO 2012 semis despite losing he was outstanding for long periods and was highly unfortunate not to win it, was a point from serving for it.

Having seen 95% of his matches since his debut v Hernych in Barcelona 05 I feel qualified enough to judge.

Time Violation
04-03-2013, 10:53 PM
I know this is very specific, but the last two sets of the 2011 Tokyo final were outrageous.

My choice too

rocketassist
04-03-2013, 11:01 PM
Regarding the 2012 USO although his actual tennis wasn't peak level his mental strength in that tournament was absolutely insane- Murray is underrated mentally and in four of the last five matches he showed a ridiculous level of clutch on big points with the ability to take the initiative, especially in the tiebreaks- he saved set points with aces and some ballsy play.

Newcomer
04-03-2013, 11:08 PM
and Rome 2011 of course.

janko05
04-03-2013, 11:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7iw4nMOF7g&feature=player_detailpage#t=1shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7iw4nMOF7g&feature=player_detailpage#t=1s

Andy schooling Roddick

Brit Tennis Fan
04-03-2013, 11:40 PM
Not necessarily peak but I thought his defeat against Djokovic in the 2012 Aussie Open SF was a fantastic match where he had much to be proud of.

philosophicalarf
04-03-2013, 11:42 PM
Toronto 2010. Not just Federer and Nadal, but Malisse and Nalby were red-hot at the time also.

Of course Tokyo 2011 final was insanely good in the third set, couldn't miss, just an avalanche of winners .....but every player has that occasionally, even amateurs. Ditto Roddick at Queens 2011, although Murray has the matchup advantage there, he basically couldn't lose - which brings its own confidence. "Keep it social!"

When you produce it through an entire tournament, and straight set Nadal and Federer to end it, that's your peak - that was Toronto 2010. Of course, this being Murray, there had to be a brainfart even amongst the perfect event: while smashing Monfils (who was playing well at the time!), Murray ate a bagel in the middle set.

alypen
04-03-2013, 11:50 PM
I'd say at the Olympics last year, from what I saw of it. He seemed to be high on adrenaline, endorphins and the general "being Britishness" that was pervading the whole event - well, from our point of view - by then. Not only did he dismantle Federer while barely breaking a sweat, but then he went on to play the mixed doubles final as well and still looked pretty fresh.

Mountaindewslave
04-03-2013, 11:53 PM
I know this is very specific, but the last two sets of the 2011 Tokyo final were outrageous.

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this match came to mind too when I read the thread, despite not being in straights. the third set especially Murray was sublime and whats futhermore impressive is that Nadal was not playing badly in this match :eek:

BauerAlmeida
04-03-2013, 11:53 PM
I've honestly never seen a match where Murray was playing peak like tennis. At least I hope that wasn't his peak level.

This. But I would say against Nadal in USO 2008 was a great performance.



Having seen 95% of his matches since his debut v Hernych in Barcelona 05 I feel qualified enough to judge.

Yet you miss his matches to watch France-Spain :o

MTwEeZi
04-03-2013, 11:54 PM
2012 Olympics. Hadn't seen a BO5 final beatdown like that since warm regards.

rocketassist
04-03-2013, 11:54 PM
Yet you miss his matches to watch France-Spain :o

:lol: I was watching two footy games at once then.

Mountaindewslave
04-03-2013, 11:55 PM
Nadal at USO 08 and Tokyo 11. First two sets of AO 2010 also.
Raonic at USO 12.
The whole Olympic run
Tsonga at Wimby 12
Toronto 2010, against Nalbandian, Nadal and Federer he played superbly in all of them.

An honourable mention to AO 07 4th round against Nadal, that was the first time I honestly thought- going to the very top. Also Djokovic at the AO 2012 semis despite losing he was outstanding for long periods and was highly unfortunate not to win it, was a point from serving for it.

Having seen 95% of his matches since his debut v Hernych in Barcelona 05 I feel qualified enough to judge.

if you've truly watched his hundreds of matches since then I applaud you for being able to sit through a lot of shit fests and the occasionally gem.
also you must have a massive amount of free time, even I with a relatively free schedule can't manage to watch all of my favorites play live year long, do you record a lot of them? :confused:

rocketassist
04-03-2013, 11:58 PM
if you've truly watched his hundreds of matches since then I applaud you for being able to sit through a lot of shit fests and the occasionally gem.
also you must have a massive amount of free time, even I with a relatively free schedule can't manage to watch all of my favorites play live year long, do you record a lot of them? :confused:

I was a student for a lot of that time- only in the last two years or so have I become a fully fledged working man with less time on my hands :lol:

Honestly
04-03-2013, 11:59 PM
Murray's best is yet to come.

MuzzahLovah
04-03-2013, 11:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7iw4nMOF7g&feature=player_detailpage#t=1shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7iw4nMOF7g&feature=player_detailpage#t=1s

Andy schooling Roddick

Roddick's net comedy hour. Muzz was shooting fish in a barrel :lol:

Cereal Killer
04-04-2013, 01:18 AM
Tokyo 2011, the semi and the final. He wasn't serving well in the match against Ferrer, but off the ground he was sublime in both. It's actually not close, the last two sets in that final were the best he has ever played, at least against a top player.

Queen's 2011 semi against Roddick was also great.

The Olympics was a great run as a whole, but he didn't play his best in any of those matches. He simply wasn't serving well enough for that.

ProdigyEng
04-04-2013, 02:18 AM
We're yet to see his best peak level.

Mr. Oracle
04-04-2013, 03:04 AM
Murray peaking usually means he's played impeccable defence backed by a solid serving game. More, say, I will not. Love it or leave it hatah.

fedalrock
04-04-2013, 06:57 AM
Easily Olympics Final. Absolutely THRASHED Federer on Grass, he was terrifying that day.
6-1 6-4 6-2:worship:
Federer taking 7 games on grass :facepalm:

Ziggy B
04-04-2013, 08:43 AM
Think he may have a short peak still to come, but some good shouts in this thread already.

Tokyo last 2 sets- First time I'd personally witnessed him live up to the HYPE, though he'd already superceded Henman by miles at this point tbh.

Olympics 2012- Good run to the final beating Djoko (even though it's on grass) before DISMANTLING Fed. Was ridiculous to watch the all time best on Grass succumb to a beatdown. Although to be fair he was probaly shattered from the Delpo match. One of the few times I've not supported Roger either because of the immense patriotism in the country at the time, crazy times

Deejay
04-04-2013, 09:41 AM
One that has always stuck in my mind was his match vs Jose Acasuso at the 2008 French Open. It was played on one of the back courts but I think it was Eurosport that covered it - an absolute magical performance.

TigerTim
04-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Tokyo 2011 was obscene. Nadal won 4 points in that last set!

hvo
04-04-2013, 09:59 AM
Yeah, the cross court backhand was extraordinary in that match.

Federer in 2
04-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Wimbledon 2012 final, Olympics semi, and some matches in Asia as well.

retister
04-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Regarding the 2012 USO although his actual tennis wasn't peak level his mental strength in that tournament was absolutely insane- Murray is underrated mentally and in four of the last five matches he showed a ridiculous level of clutch on big points with the ability to take the initiative, especially in the tiebreaks- he saved set points with aces and some ballsy play.
Very encouraging to see after all those times he wasted match points late last year. The way he saved that MP against Ferrer makes that whole crapfest of a match a blessing in disguise. If he can keep it up and combine it with more offense and big serving, he will be mighty tough to beat for anyone.
Maybe he actually hasn't peaked yet :drool:

Topspindoctor
04-04-2013, 10:26 AM
When Mandy did something that was deemed impossible at the time: beat tired, injured GOAT on his worst surface in 2008 USO semi.

Timot
04-04-2013, 10:27 AM
Wimbledon 2012 final, Olympics semi, and some matches in Asia as well.

Murray can ply much better than that and I'm not even his fan.

Federer-Fan
04-04-2013, 10:44 AM
Shanghai 2010, no doubt.

chalkdust
04-04-2013, 11:00 AM
Some good matches already mentioned, but I'd like to put in a word for Wimbledon 2011 SF, where he was leading 5-7 1*-2 15-30 against Nadal before missing that sitter for 15-40, and then completely imploding mentally.

blackwell
04-04-2013, 11:16 AM
My opinion - The best match in his career - vs Nadal at the US Open 2008

blackwell
04-04-2013, 11:19 AM
But after the Olympic Games he plays worse and worse.. Now his game is worse than in 2008-2010

Certinfy
04-04-2013, 12:49 PM
Wimbledon 2012 final, Olympics semi, and some matches in Asia as well.Please tell me you're joking, if not you need your head checked.

ProdigyEng
04-04-2013, 12:57 PM
Wimbledon 2012 final, Olympics semi, and some matches in Asia as well.

:facepalm:

Put the crack pipe down mate.

delboy
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
I know this is very specific, but the last two sets of the 2011 Tokyo final were outrageous.

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Yes probably this, outrageous stuff from muzza last two sets. nothing dull could do except watch and admire this demolition. Shanghai 2010 and Rome 2011 as already mentioned are good shouts also.

Mark Lenders
04-04-2013, 01:54 PM
When do y'all think Murray was at his best? Pick a single tournament or a single match (as long as it was a reasonably important time). I really don't know what I would choose. :shrug:

Try this one. I rembeber being impressed by this one; the fact that I even remember a match where Murray beat Nalbandian 6-2 6-2 three years ago must mean it really was :p

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Adri89
04-04-2013, 02:04 PM
Murray played a very goood match on clay against Gasquet last year in the FO during the last three sets after faking injury in the first (don't get his behaviour last year during the tournament, it maid him a bad image in the french medias I believe).

Certinfy
04-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Murray played a very goood match on clay against Gasquet last year in the FO during the last three sets after faking injury in the first (don't get his behaviour last year during the tournament, it maid him a bad image in the french medias I believe).
As much as I disliked Murray touching his back a fair few times on the clay last year, to say he was faking is disgusting.

Just look at the last few sets against Ferrer in the next round and it's clear he wasn't faking.

Le Master
04-04-2013, 04:06 PM
Murray v. Federer, Shanghai 2010 is also peak Murray. He played out of his mind.

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Johnny Groove
04-04-2013, 04:13 PM
I thought Madrid 2007 Nadal-Murray was good stuff

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Adri89
04-04-2013, 04:18 PM
As much as I disliked Murray touching his back a fair few times on the clay last year, to say he was faking is disgusting.

Just look at the last few sets against Ferrer in the next round and it's clear he wasn't faking.

Just rewatch his matches against Gasquet and especially Nieminem then

rocketassist
04-04-2013, 04:19 PM
When Mandy did something that was deemed impossible at the time: beat tired, injured GOAT on his worst surface in 2008 USO semi.

This is not up to your usual high standards Doc :rolls:

ADaddy69
04-04-2013, 04:44 PM
The 2012 Shanghai finals against Djokovic deserves to be mentioned. He should've won that match in straight sets.


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alypen
04-05-2013, 12:55 AM
One of the few times I've not supported Roger either because of the immense patriotism in the country at the time, crazy times[/B]

I was still hoping Fed would win it, because winning two golds in a matter of hours would have been a bit greedy, no? And I don't think Switzerland had any medals at that time, whereas we had quite a few already. So I thought Fed could win the singles gold and Andy the mixed gold, and that'd be fair :).

I do wish it had been a less one-sided match, though :(

redshift36188
04-05-2013, 01:04 AM
Just rewatch his matches against Gasquet and especially Nieminem then
Ofc he wasn't faking it. Nieminem probably pulled off the greatest muggery of all time, he would have won easily if he just stayed calm, instead he went on an error spree.

philosophicalarf
04-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Murray v. Federer, Shanghai 2010 is also peak Murray. He played out of his mind.


That was an odd one, because he'd been shite in the tournament up till then.

The Prince
04-05-2013, 01:25 AM
That Queen's Club beatdown of Roddick springs to mind.

paseo
04-05-2013, 07:52 AM
When Mandy did something that was deemed impossible at the time: beat tired, injured GOAT on his worst surface in 2008 USO semi.

You got your facts wrong, man. The GOAT schooled him in the final.

Roy Emerson
04-05-2013, 02:42 PM
Olympic Games.

GSMnadal
04-05-2013, 02:43 PM
Peak Murray. That does sound funny.

Probably Olympics from what I've heard, shame I couldn't see it.

caisenma
04-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Not necessarily peak but I thought his defeat against Djokovic in the 2012 Aussie Open SF was a fantastic match where he had much to be proud of.

seconded.