Roger Federer vs Andy Murray by DamirJ
Roger Federer, finally after a win over Novak Djokovic yesterday, will have a perfect chance to reclaim first position at ATP ranking and lift the Grand Slam title once again. His this seasons' grass court results didn't promise a lot as he lost in finals of Halle in two straight sets over Tommy Haas. Later on, Roger struggled against in the third round of Wimbledon as he had to play five sets (and came back from 0-2 down in sets) against Julien Benneteau from France. In fourth round he also lost a set to Xavier Malisse and experienced some lower back problems, but looking at two latest matches, these problems seems to be past for him. In quarterfinals the Swiss simply destroyed Mikhail Youzhny with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 result. That match was a performance everyone expects from a guy that won Wimbledon so many times and that gives his best tennis on faster surfaces. Finally, in semifinals he won over Novak Djokovic in four sets being much more aggressive and consistent player for the most of the game - probably two most important facts on grass court when two players of similar quality meet each other.
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Andy Murray, on the other hand, had probably the toughest draw comparing to all other players at this Wimbledon 2012. In first round he had to face out form, but still a very good name in ATP World, Nikolay Davydenko who was defeated in three straight sets. In second round Murray was better than big server Ivo Karlovic finishing him in a tie-break of fourth set. Third round opponent was Marcos Baghdatis, who is always tough opponent at biggest tournaments and Andy Murray once again needed four sets. Finally, three sets victory was seen in fourth round against Marin Cilic. Quarterfinal match against David Ferrer was probably the toughest one for Murray as he was a set down and needed four sets to win against the Spaniard (again in the tie-break of fourth sets). Semifinal opponents Tsonga wasn't at this very best and Murray claimed a four sets, deserved victory over the Frenchman.
Andy leads 9-7 in mutual matches, but they played only one match since the end of 2010 with that one being played in Dubai this season where Federer earned two sets victory. Andy had problems against most of his opponents at Wimbledon (yes he had tough draw too), but simply what Federer showed in his last two matches is something that Andy can't hardly match even with his very best tennis.
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