I can't take the pressure. Typing this in order to distract myself from the battle going on just now between Murray and Roddick. He will be the end of me that lad.
Wimbledon semifinal(9 posts)
Was such a shit game compared the the epic of the other night.
Murray had massive swings in form this tournament.
He really needs to work on his serve, he's bearly getting half his 1st serves in and his 2nd serve is too slow. He had plenty of chances to break and couldn't convert.
Kudos to Roddick, he has obviously worked on his game and has more strings to his bow than simple power play, but Murray on form should've beaten him.
Agree with both of you. to paraphrase McEnroe from last week... he didn't bring his "A" game. That said, Roddick played out of his skin , as good as he's ever played imo. I just wish Murray would get a little more consistent and all this tourney he's shied away from moving into the net. Everytime he did do it he nailed it, but he didn't do it enough.
I actually think that Wimbledon won't be his first Slam. It's obvious imo that he cares too much. He'll get it somewhere where the pressure is off and that'll boost him for an attack on the home front.
Murray is a Hard Court player first and foremost, his first slam is likely to be the US Open, unfortunately Federer has dominated there the last 5 years running and practically swatted Murray in the final last year.
Having said that Murray does have a winning H2H against Federer and his game has improved steadily over the last year - so he has a shot, assuming he can maintain the form necessary to reach the final.
Murray is going to be defending a lot of points over the next year due to his phenomenal season this year - champion of a 3/9 Masters tournaments, Runner up and semi finalist in a couple of others, career high placings in the Slams - the guy is going to have a lot on his plate.
and Roger did it again. Thank god, I really couldn't have taken Americans giving themselves the head even in tennis...not after what almost happened at the Conf Cup
Shitty final if you ask me.
Too much about massive serving.
The fact that Roger Federer only managed a single break point in 5 sets speaks volumes about his quality of play.
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