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Will Andy win any clay court titles?
He wins them all - 3 (6.7%)
He wins at least one - 32 (71.1%)
He wins none - 10 (22.2%)
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Andy's 2013 clay court season

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thanks for the good wishes everyone  hug.  Yes off for a birthday meal and to see the Kite Runner at Nottingham Playhouse .

Back on topic: I guess Andy must be in Madrid by now as he said he was going to go early to get acclimatised to the altitude etc
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Yes Ruthie Linda posted a few pics yesterday and today showing Andy practicing in Madrid Smile
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yes just caught up on that thread angie - good to see.  Helps take the wanting out of waiting seeing him practising there  yay
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Glad to see that Andy has at last remembered he is supposed to be a professional tennis player If he finds clay so difficult surely he should practice on the surface until he feels comfortable upon it Practice makes perfect.
 Meanwhile I'm watching snooker on TV
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Glad to see that Andy has at last remembered he is supposed to be a professional tennis player If he finds clay so difficult surely he should practice on the surface until he feels comfortable upon it Practice makes perfect.
 Meanwhile I'm watching snooker on TV

I very much doubt Andy has forgotten what he does for a living. As for the practice, it's not so long ago that some around here were moaning at Andy for practising and not playing enough. The lad can't win, can he?

While I'm here, happy birthday Ruthie, hope you have a good one!
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thanks tj and again great minds... was just thinking the same thing about Andy and practice!
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DelPo out of Madrid with virus.
That's a shame.  I like Delpo.   I know he pulled out of the Portugal Open for that reason but hoped he might recover in time for Madrid.


Glad to see that Andy has at last remembered he is supposed to be a professional tennis player If he finds clay so difficult surely he should practice on the surface until he feels comfortable upon it Practice makes perfect.
I take it you haven't been looking at MW lately benniebone?  Andy spent several days in Monte Carlo with Lendl practising on clay before he went to London.
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Draw:



Mutua Madrid Open ‏@MutuaMadridOpen  50s 
Cuadro principal del sorteo individual masculino // The main draw for the men's singles. pic.twitter.com/14C8mjK5XO
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Well he  hasn't got Rafa or Ferrer, his draw is better than I thought it would be, so we will have to see how he get's on in the early rounds. Nole has Stan and Milos in his section as well as Tsonga. Andy has some guys who have not been doing well just lately, Gilles Simon, Janko and Tomas so it will be wait and see. Good to see that Fed has got Rafa as a possible opponent in the semis.
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Sorry to see that Brad Drewett died today, a great man who did a lot for tennis.RIP.
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Sorry to see that Brad Drewett died today, a great man who did a lot for tennis.RIP.
A real shame, and he was only 54 too - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/10036620/Brad-Drewett-chief-executive-of-the-ATP-dies-after-battling-terminal-illness.html


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Mutua Madrid Open ‏@MutuaMadridOpen  50s 
Cuadro principal del sorteo individual masculino // The main draw for the men's singles. pic.twitter.com/14C8mjK5XO
Possible QF meeting with Berdych.  I'm not happy about that.


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Sorry to see that Brad Drewett died today, a great man who did a lot for tennis.RIP.

Very sad news. Frown He seemed like such a popular president among the players and achieved a lot in his time as the ATP CEO.

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A real shame, and he was only 54 too - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/10036620/Brad-Drewett-chief-executive-of-the-ATP-dies-after-battling-terminal-illness.html

Possible QF meeting with Berdych.  I'm not happy about that.



Berdych is in terrible form.
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New tournament - fresh start.  A player's form may well pick up - another's may go walkabout.  This is what is so fascinating about tennis. 
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Bellucci is a tough second round match. He beat Andy here in 2011 and Ferrer last year in Monte Carlo. But maybe Bellucci will lose in the first round anyway, he's not exactly a consistent player.

Simon is about the best seed Andy could have drawn in R3, given their H2H, coupled with the fact that Simon's not been in great form this year. The QF will be tough though. Berdych's not been in good form but the quick(ish) conditions in Madrid suit his game.
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