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re: Tennis Discussion Thread
I wasn't able to watch the match but kept an eye on the score, sounds like the tennis was really very good. Well done to Federer for coming through that match, his matches with Tsonga always seem to be very tough but he made it through and that's all that matters. This should hopefully be a good stepping stone for Tsonga, he's played very well this week and tested the world number two in a big way. Play tournaments that well, and that consistent then he could be a threat.
Andy Murray didn't really ever look in trouble against Chardy. Very straight forward for him, and not dropping a set yet is a great stat for him. I do worry slightly that he's going into a semi final and a very tough match with Federer having not faced any kind of test in the slightest, but you can't really complain about making it through the tournament easily. He's going to be very fresh that's for sure, and he's hitting the ball very well. His issue sometimes has been concentration as he hasn't really been presented with a challenge, but against Fed he'll have to be focused the entire match.
Andy vs. Federer is a tough one to call. Federer has never lost to Andy in a grand slam, but Murrays form and his wins last year suggest he could come away with the victory. I think I'd give the edge to Murray, he's fresher, he's confident, he's won his first slam and on an outdoor hard court now, I would give Murray the advantage.
PREDICTION FOR THE FINAL
Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic
Marking for: John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes and Jack Swagger.