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re: Tennis Discussion Thread
I don't think Ferrer will cause Murray the problems Gasquet did in the semi final. They are both very good at defensive play but Murray's better in that respect and has more weapons also. Murray is getting good at grinding out matches when his opponent's playing great. He looks and if he sees someone's level drop even slightly, he's jump right in and take over. That's the sign of a good player, to weather the storm and eventually pounce to get the job done.
Regarding the French Open draw. It depends really, if Nadal drops points and goes back to number five until that point it could be that either number one or number two ends up with both Federer and Nadal in their half with the other having a very much clearer path. It would just be the luck of the draw. I'm not sure if there's a certain way the draws go for the top four. Or if it's just random. So if Nadal stays at number four I'm not sure which half he'd end up in. He does have a fair few points to defend on clay though and will have to contend with both Murray and Djokovic (mostly Djokovic) to win titles.
It's a very interesting time in tennis right now though. Loads of different things could happen. You never know, Murray might end up being a maestro on clay, Djokovic could be as good on clay as he was in 2011, Nadal might not be as good as Murray and Djokovic, Federer might up his level, Del Potro might make his move.
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