Federer saved his best tennis for the semi and the final , Murray IMO needs to be more succesful on his second serve .
Murray can hold his head high though, lets remember RF is the finest grass court tennis player the world has ever seen
Federer has learned one thing from Borg:Resistance is futile.
Federer is after Sampras's record of 7 titles. He's now equalled it and now wants to break it.
I think he'll struggle. I would be very suprised if he won it next year.
Murray got to the final beacuse Nadal got knocked out.
If the same happens next year then Murray will get it - beacuse he has youth on his side.
However much I hope he will win one, I think your right Matty. I hear he is taking a whole week off to get to grips with it all before picking up another racket. The reporters were ramping up an improved batch of youngsters may be on of them in the future maybe... Crystal ball anyone
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I still don't believe he will ever win a slam.
I agree unfortunately. He's a very good player but lacks that killer instinct needed for a Champion. We saw it again on Sunday, when he had those break points in the second set. He folded after Federer won that set and never recovered.
He had luck in this tournament with Nadal getting knocked out and his only real test was in the final. It was there for the taking but he couldnt do it and that is the nature of sport. You have to take the opportunity when it arises as it may never come again
Totally agree, and your point that I've highlighted is especially apt. Andy Murray's ability is beyond question, but as you say what he lacks is a killer instinct. I think this was also true of Colin Montgomerie in golf and Jimmy White in snooker when they were at the height of their powers. Like Murray just now, their ability was beyond question, but they just couldn't pull it off in the big tournaments when it really mattered.
Absolutely shocking stuff.
British number one Anne Keothavong and Heather Watson are both out of the Bank of West Classic in Stanford.
Keothavong, 28, was beaten 2-6 7-5 6-4 by unranked Mallory Burdette - who last won a professional singles match in 2008 - in the first round.
Top three all rotate as they have for the last few years, three potential no1s that why others rarely get a look in IMHO
ATP singles rankings as of Monday 9 July 2012:
1. Roger Federer (Swi)
2. Novak Djokovic (Ser)
3. Rafael Nadal (Spa)
4. Andy Murray (GB)
5. David Ferrer (Spa)
6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)
7. Tomas Berdych (Cze)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (Ser)
9. Juan Martín del Potro (Arg)
10. Nicolas Almagro (Spa)
11. John Isner (US)
12. Gilles Simon (Fra)
13. Mardy Fish (US)
14. Juan Monaco (Arg)
15. Marin Cilic (Cro)
16. Fernando Verdasco (Spa)
17. Gael Monfils (Fra)
18. Kei Nishikori (Jpn)
19. Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr)
20. Richard Gasquet (Fra)
Other Britons in top 400:
154. James Ward
196. Jamie Baker
218. Josh Goodall
374. Alex Bogdanovic
376. Richard Bloomfield
377. Daniel Evans
385. Alexander Ward
398. Daniel Smethurst