My player pretty much has similar stats to Federer and my coach is the swiss guy on gold level. I am at level 20, play on very hard and play full length games (i.e best of 5 set slams). For the most part I find "very hard" quite easy (I initially struggled but worked out that body positioning has a huge bearing creating winning shot angles). Beating all the top guys without giving away more than 2 or 3 games per set but Andy Murray does the reverse on me. I can be timing the ball well for a whole tournament but as soon as Murray starts his slice backhand and wicked angled shots cross court I struggle. If any one can give me advice it would be greatly appreciated.
I worked out how to beat Murray. A lot of focus and 2hr 5min. After posting the above message I thought I would have a go and start my Grand Slam final (Dublin) against Andy Murray. The match was awesome. One of the best feeling I have had playing computer games. The end result after the 2 hour arm wrestle was 6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3. The game was epic with 18 breaks of serve and 310 winners combined. I actually had a match point at the end of the third but gathered myself to finally close out in the fifth set. The players were moving noticeably slower throughout the 4th and 5th sets. Great stuff.
Oh yeah. My problem against Murray was playing top spins shots. He loves to return them with a slice which are the hardest to time so I hardly ever hit them. Only when on the defensive at the baseline. This meant that he had to play to my strengths. Still a bloody struggle though!
Murray is definitely tough! I find that playing him on a fast surface in this game is harder than playing against Nadal on clay. I played Murray on the Very Hard setting a couple days ago in a best of 3 set match and barely edged him 6-4 7-6.
The way I ended up beating him (I used a created Safin, whose emphasis is power, and doesn't match up well with Murray) is playing a good number of deep and angled slices during rallies. This cut down on recovery time between shots and kept Murray's evil slices pretty managable to return. Slices in this game are very underrated, and can definitely be used offensively.
Murray also does the CPU tactic of hitting behind you, if you use quick repositioning with R1, after you return his serve. In that way, you can anticipate some of his shots during rallies. It's still a rough go of things, but he can be taken down with patience.
Slices in this game are very underrated, and can definitely be used offensively.
I agree with this. As someone also mentioned in another topic, you have to beat Murray at his own game in a way. My player is more defensive oriented that plays with a lot of slice, angles, and changing of the pace on shots. This seems to work well for me against Murray. Djokovic seems to be the one that gives me the most problems. I have about .500 record against him lol.
Go with the flow.
i know the best solution to defeat Murray. You should use top spin shot with angle to put him out of the court then you can use flat shot to the opposite side. If Murray still run to save the ball you keep top spin shot with angle. I used this tactic in many matches with Murray and Djokovic and won. You can use this tactic to face with Djokovic. Have Fun!
Yeah Murray is one tough SOB which is weird because I can dispatch everyone else with ease.
He for me is the toughest but I agree with the topspin and flat shot guy, I have used this tactic myself which allowed me to beat Murray in the US open semi 6-4 6-4 5-7 7-5 he is still tough but it should help you win more points and those tough games. It is always satisfying throw a fist pump in here or there during those pressure packed points.
If Murray were half as good in real life as he is in this game, he'd be a multiple slam winner. I trashed Nadal at the French Open in the semis and now I can't get rid of Murray in the final. Not even nailing a set. Incredible. What were the programmers smoking?!?!