As the current professional tennis season gets underway, it wouldnt be stretching the truth to say that all eyes will be on the four players who are currently topping the mens rankings Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Although the matches the matches that they play are sure to be mostly dominated by these big four players, what seems to be of interest to tennis insiders and fans this season is how well the Andy Murray tennis game will stand up against the Roger Federer tennis game, particularly since both players are now, what some fans and sports insiders believe, reaching the end of their prime match-playing years.
It cant be denied that both players have, over the years, given us some fine examples of professional mens tennis. Even though Andy Murray is yet to reach the same dizzying heights as Federer when it comes to winning those big Grand Slam tournaments, he is still widely considered to be just as good a tennis player with some tennis insiders dubbing him the best tennis player never to win a Grand Slam. Despite this and all his achievements, the Andy Murray tennis game has simply never been quite enough to win him one of those elusive trophies, even on the home courts of the All England Tennis Clubs Wimbledon Championships. Federer, however, has been a different story, consistently winning those big tournaments its only in recent years and with the arrival on the scene of that dominant Serb Djokovic that the Federer game has started to wane.
Although these two players dont share the same kind of rivalry as Nadal and Federer, they did meet this year at the Dubai Open where incredibly they both placed higher than Djokovic. In the semi-finals the Andy Murray tennis game actually triumphed against Djokovic, and he managed to beat him 6-2, 7-5. Unfortunately he couldnt continue this when he faced Federer in the finals, and eventually lost to the Swiss player 5-7, 4-6. This interesting finals match has also promoted tennis insiders to believe that Federer is starting to regain his game again, and that this season will see him play some of his best tennis. What that means for Andy Murray we just dont know, but we can be sure there will still be some exciting tennis tournaments ahead for both players.