Murray wasn't convincing in the opening two sets. Thereafter he improved markedly, IMO. He took the initiative much more often in sets 3 and 4.
(Original post by JaggySnake95)
I'm not saying he played great just not poorly. Although at the level he was playing (which you think was pretty low) a 6-3 6-4 6-1 win was very feasible considering the chances he had.
So you're saying a 6-3 6-4 6-1 win (or something along those lines) equates to playing poorly? Definetely not. I thought he played pretty well with a LOT of lapses in concentration which made him play small patches poorly but lapses in concentration is different to playing poorly.
Where exactly have I said Murray played poorly? Don't put words in my mouth.
What was very feasible was Ferrer winning the second set. Ferrer had a break point to go two sets up to the good. From that position there'd have been no way back for Murray. That close to very feasibly losing the second set and getting knocked out of the competition in 3 straight sets.
There was a fair amount of times Murray broke Ferrer but Ferrer did the same to Murray and Ferrer played very well but his standard did deteriorate whilst Murray's also went up after that 2nd set.
Yes, there were arguably lapses in Murray's concentration but I think some/alot of this was down to the fella on the other side of the net and what he was doing. Ferrer was the better player in the first set and he was very close to winning the second.
Lapses in concentration/playing poorly - you can't always seperate the two. It isn't that black and white. The former can lead to the latter. Murray lost his focus at times but Ferrer's standard of play got Murray really worried. You should be paying more respect to how Ferrer played. Murray did at the end of the match - you could tell how brutal this match was for both players. Murray complimenting Ferrer hugely in his post match chatter with Courier and the way he was hobbling about before exiting the court at the end of the bbc2 coverage - the lad was knackered and he was made to work very hard for his win by Ferrer.
Last edited by white_haired_wizard; 28-01-2011 at 20:18.
**** off essentially.
(Original post by whisperings)
Oh god, the thought of Murray winning makes me feel sick...I'd have to ban myself from all newspapers and televisions for at least a month! We'd never hear the end of it. And all those ghastly Murray fans...
No, this is Djokovic's time to win. At least now Fed's out my nerves won't suffer so much on Sunday!
Should be an immense final.
Last edited by Kreuzuerk; 28-01-2011 at 20:27.