the king has fallen...

@sirrob (4112)
Philippines
September 7, 2008 5:15pm CST
king rafa has to wait for another year to try to taste again what it's like to be at the flushing meadows finals. he was out dueled by murray in a rain delayed game. this match was full of thrill until the end of the fourth set when great moves were displayed by both players. nadal was unable to make a come from behind victory and failed to reach another milestone in his career and being the reigning number one. murray is just and extremely wanted this tournament and his determination to succeed brought him into his first ever grand slam. would he be able to beat the four time champion of US open? or would federer bring home his 13th grand slam trophy and inching closer to pistol pete's record of 14 grand slam titles? or would it be another federer disappointments. let's see and watch it closely tomorrow?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
8 Sep 08
I think the Super Season finally took it's toll on Rafael Nadal. He has had a wonderful season till date, but was found wanting against Andy Murray. I am actually delighted by the improvement Andy has shown over the past 3 years. I am actually looking forward to his match with Federer tomorrow. But, my head says this is going to be Federer's 13th title. Murray still has to wait. Let's see what happens. Cheers! Ram
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
you have predicted it so well, ram. the federer express was superb and back to it's original performance and murray was badly beaten in the match. and yes, murray has to wait for another year and season, that goes to nadal as well. but federer has a lucky 13 this time, inching closer to pistol pete's 14 grand slam records and i am hoping he could level it at the australian open. murray was just all defense in the game, hoping he could emulate what he did to nadal in the semis but i guess, fatigue ran over him while federer was enjoying a days off.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
9 Sep 08
I just think that a Grand Slam final was too big a stage for Andy Murray and the weight of the expectations were too huge to overcome. On the other hand for the likes of Federer this is more like bread and butter task now!!Cheers! Ram
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
I felt bad that Rafa lost in his match against Andy Murray. I would have loved to have seen a rematch of Wimbledon. I just finished watching the Federer/Murray match a little while ago and thought that while it was entertaining, it could have been better. It'll probably annoy some people for me to say this, but I don't enjoy watching Murray play. He reminds me of Hewitt from Australia in that he fist pumps too often and he cheers when an opponent serves a double fault. I just think that he needs to grow up and show a little class.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
somehow, he is still young to be around in his first ever grand slam finals, consequently the same thing with federer in his younger days. the only difference was, the young federer won that match in the all england club and since then, he is relentless in winning grand slams until this year. he is just so lucky to salvage the last grand slam of the season and the only major tournament he won yet, it is still win and inching closer in surpassing sampras records. murray was no match in the game, somehow he succumbed to fatigue and federer enjoyed a day of rest. it would be fun and interesting to watch if nadal is around in that final, i believe so.
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
8 Sep 08
Rafa's fallen and it's good times for Roger Federer. Roger will surely win the final now that his jinxed player is out of the tournament. But, it will not be a cake-walk for him. He will have to work really hard and win it. This will do a lot of good to his confidence and I hope he starts his winning ways again.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
you are absolutely right that roger would get his 13th grand slam and his lucky 13 and closing sampras's record of grand slams. but he never struggle fighting off murray in the finals, andy was all defense in the game and i believe he lost steam as well, after a long 2 days wait of defeating nadal. whereas, federer enjoyed a day of rest waiting to be crowned with his 13th grand slam and his 5th consecutive US open.