Originally Posted by Samoon
Did you watch the Fed/Murray match today WOOLCOCK? What are your thoughts on that match?
Only caught the start of the final set, though I kept in touch with the 4th set via text alerts. Murray played well and seems to be maturing with every game now. Time and time again Federer would have walked that final set and capitalised on swinging the momentum but Murray looked assured, calm and played the bigger points much better. Serve was also deliciously consistent in the final set and by all accounts was much the same throughout. Djokovic will almost certainly win with Murray playing far longer, but it'll be a good match and with the way Murray's playing you can't truly count him out.
Originally Posted by Hailsabin
I never knew that tale about Murdoch before. Almost makes me not want to root for him anymore so such a negative stance. Guess that was a different time he grew up in though. I could choose to look at it like that.
Benoit vs Sullivan was absolutely personal. I got into a conversation with my brother about how you work with someone in a capacity like that. You just do I guess. Or you get booked in a match like how they worked. Simply, and I feel off about using this term, killed each other. Great matches though. Regardless of the real elements behind them, they're always great for a watch.
In fairness by all accounts/talk Murdoch was never one to enforce his beliefs/cause a stir. It was heavily speculated and judging by stories the man was no saint, but its not like Reed had any fear of being taken advantage of by Murdoch. Different era, unsettling to hear but ultimately Murdoch is still a once in a generation talent.
Yeah apparently Benoit stated in interviews Sullivan was professional in not completely endangering Benoit during their violent matches. Still some brutal bumps on his part. Story of his career though.