Re: AO SF: Murray beats Federer 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2
fed needed to play an uber-offensive, slashing style of tennis to keep murray off-balance and keep the points short. instead, he immediately set the tone with some extended rallies which made murray feel right at home. not sure why he insists on trying to bang from the baseline with these guys in best-of-five as it’s a losing cause. he’s got to play high-risk, offensive tennis on his terms and if he loses, so what....at least he has a chance. there’s no difference between losing 4,4,4 or 5-7 in the fifth, a loss is a loss is a loss. better to play on your own terms instead of playing into your opponents strengths. congrats to murray for getting the fed slam monkey off his back in convincing style.