Murry now in the final....lets hope he can add this title to his Gold Medal.
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Whos he playing in the final?
Djokovic (probably) or Ferrer.
So is Murray ... in that final
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So far :)
Djokovic has looked really good, not lost a set and would go into the final (assuming he beats Ferrer) as a fairly strong favourite. But Murray has repeatedly overcome adversity, hasn't had to face another of the top 4 and has new found confidence from the Olympics. I predict a close final and have my fingers crossed
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Tho Ferrer looks like taking the first set against Djokovic... Would definitely fancy Murray against him....
Fingers crossed for Ferrer then
I haven't seen any, or in the Olympics, but COME ON ANDY!
Got to love a plucky Brit. Even if he has the charisma of a potato.
(saying that, Nigel Mansell is one of my heroes and he would be enthralled to be compared to a potato in the charismatic stakes).
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I'll meet you there."
Give the guy a break... not all are like Cassius.... many a sportsman are dull.... I hope he wins it anyway.
His demeanor has no bearing.... have you ever heard a German , Scandinavian, sportsman... no excitement, none ?
Erm.I think my "COME ON ANDY". (meant sincerely) was giving him a break. Seriously, I hope he wins, he's British! Although if he doesn't of course, he's Scottish
He’s a bit more than plucky Fr0g.
He’s always been a hugely talented player, and not in the most obvious ways if someone who is only an occasional tennis watcher would appreciate (i.e. only tune in to Wimbledon once a year when there’s a Brit playing). As any tennis follower will tell you, what’s always let him down in the past has been his mind-set and non-aggressive tactics which thankfully Lendl has begun to turn around since they joined up at the beginning of the year
I genuinely thought he had a truly great chance in last years Australian open final against Djokovic, and when he lost – and specifically, the manner in which he lost – it was a case o ”same old Murray” for a lot of people. However, what Djokovic achieved following that victory last year rather put it in to a bit of perspective, and should he meet him again on Monday I do believe he has an even better chance in this final than in last years Australian.
So come on Andy!
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I'd love to see Murray take down Djokovic in the final, if only so he'll have beaten one of the top three to win his first slam.
If it's Ferrer, some will complain that it wasn't a genuine major win. I don't subscribe to this view, as Ferrer is a fantastic player and Murray's final opponent will be there on merit. Ferrer is also capable of beating Murray, if that proves to be the match up.
I get the sense that it's now or never. Murray could become the first player to lose his first five slam finals. It would be hard to come back from that.
I'll be cheering him on all the way. A Brit winning a slam would perfectly round off a fantastic summer of sport!
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Andy is now World number three.
Well, not until the ranking update following the US Open (and then partly thanks to Nadal suffering long term injury).
Depending on his performance tomorrow and at the ATP World Tour Finals in November, Murray could end the year as World #1.
I also don't buy into this whole "if he wins he's British, if he loses he's Scottish" talk. It would be nice to think we're past such parochial squabbling. As far as I'm concerned, he's British whether he wins in straight sets or dumps every shot into the net. Unless the tennis representational system changes, that's how it'll stay...
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