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Question: The draw is out and Andy is on Fed's side of the draw.  How far will he get?
Eliminated in the first round. - 1 (2.4%)
Scraped through the 1st round but can't make it through the 2nd. - 0 (0%)
On court for Bev to see who witnesses his 3rd round exit. - 0 (0%)
Nightmares from 2007 are upon us again as Andy goes out in the 4th round. - 0 (0%)
Uncharted territory as Andy goes out in QF's. - 4 (9.8%)
Heartbreak again as Andy falls short in the SF's. - 0 (0%)
Goes through the No.2 seed but falls at the final hurdle. - 3 (7.3%)
Ye of little faith!  AO Champion! - 33 (80.5%)
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #120 on: January 10, 2013, 08:27 PM »
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tj I think the news about Ross got to him in Brisbane because it was still so fresh and he must have been reeling from the shock still.  But I think he'll be able to put it out of his mind while preparing/playing and it will be reassuring for him to know that Ross is going into treatment with such a positive frame of mind.
I agree.  It's the kind of news that would hit anyone like a ten tonne truck, and all of the focusing in the world doesn't stop the realisation from popping up to fill you with dread when you least expect it, and keeping you awake at night.   His reaction on winning in Brisbane shows that the emotions were ready to surface.  With an extra couple of weeks to process the news, the start of treatment, plus time spent reading about the condition and generally getting a handle on it will make it much easier to put that to the side and focus on the tennis when required.  It'll be even easier now it's out in the open and being able to talk about it more freely in the last few days if required.

He's not going to suddenly stop worrying about his friend, but he's got a better chance of focusing on the job at hand.  Even if some of the play at Brisbane was messy, he won, and IMO that says a lot.  It is arguably a better sign for him to be winning despite some duff patches, than for him to sail through each round without coming under any pressure.  In light of the news, I'd maybe be more worried if he'd seemed too cool in Brisbane, as I'd worry he was bottling it up.

iamabritt's right - by the time the AO starts, he'll be a man on a mission.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #121 on: January 10, 2013, 08:31 PM »
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I've never placed a bet in my life. Wouldn't know what to do.
Here's what the bookies are saying (although, according to this list, Fed has a doppelganger.  Think. Maybe PseudoFed?  lol)

2013 Men's Australian Open Odds

6/5 Novak Djokovic
5/2 Andy Murray
4/1 Roger Federer
14/1 Juan Martin Del Potro
33/1 Roger Federer
33/1 David Ferrer
33/1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
45/1 Tomas Berdych
50/1 Bernard Tomic
66/1 Milos Raonic
100/1 BAR

http://www.betting-directory.com/tennis/09012013/mens-australian-open-betting-preview-andy-murray-is-a-short-odds-tip-for-glory.php
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #122 on: January 10, 2013, 08:50 PM »
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I've never placed a bet in my life. Wouldn't know what to do.
Here's what the bookies are saying (although, acording to this list, Fed has a doppelganger.  Think. Maybe PseudoFed?  lol)

2013 Men's Australian Open Odds

6/5 Novak Djokovic
5/2 Andy Murray
4/1 Roger Federer
14/1 Juan Martin Del Potro
33/1 Roger Federer
33/1 David Ferrer
33/1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
45/1 Tomas Berdych
50/1 Bernard Tomic
66/1 Milos Raonic
100/1 BAR

http://www.betting-directory.com/tennis/09012013/mens-australian-open-betting-preview-andy-murray-is-a-short-odds-tip-for-glory.php

I might put a tenner on bar. Never seen him play but odds are good.  Lol.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #123 on: January 10, 2013, 08:52 PM »
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I wouldn't want to bet on Djokovic this AO either, if I was going to bet anyone right now it would be Del Potro.

Anyway the draw soon I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to the AO as well, this is one occasion I would love to be proved wrong Smile
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #124 on: January 10, 2013, 08:54 PM »
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If push came to shove I woud much rather Andy drew Federer in the SF than Djokovic. Reasons being, Murray has played outstanding this year when up against Federer, not so much Djokovic.
You even had to think about it?

Of course Federer's the better opponent.

I think Andy is a decent price for the French right now considering the current state of Nadal, I'd rather flutter on that.
Considering last year he was behind Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Ferrer and Berdych on that surface (and possibly Del Potro) I'd consider it a long shot, Nadal or no Nadal.

I wouldn't rule him out competing for it in the future though. As Andy himself pointed out last year, it tends to be the older players who fare well on the clay, with no-one really breaking through on that surface.

I think Wimbledon is easily his best chance of another Slam - mainly because it's Djokovic's least favourite surface.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #125 on: January 10, 2013, 08:59 PM »
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I've never placed a bet in my life. Wouldn't know what to do.
Here's what the bookies are saying (although, acording to this list, Fed has a doppelganger.  Think. Maybe PseudoFed?  lol)

2013 Men's Australian Open Odds

6/5 Novak Djokovic
5/2 Andy Murray
4/1 Roger Federer
14/1 Juan Martin Del Potro
33/1 Roger Federer
33/1 David Ferrer
33/1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
45/1 Tomas Berdych
50/1 Bernard Tomic
66/1 Milos Raonic
100/1 BAR

http://www.betting-directory.com/tennis/09012013/mens-australian-open-betting-preview-andy-murray-is-a-short-odds-tip-for-glory.php
Just put my house on PseudoFed. pray
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #126 on: January 10, 2013, 09:11 PM »
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I wouldn't want to bet on Djokovic this AO either, if I was going to bet anyone right now it would be Del Potro.

Anyway the draw soon I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to the AO as well, this is one occasion I would love to be proved wrong Smile

Please don't go with Del Potro just yet. He'll probably make noises though. Nole I don't think is as clear cut as it's made out to be. If Fed has either Del Potro or Berdych on his half (on top of Andy being on his side) he might see an early exit.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #127 on: January 10, 2013, 09:12 PM »
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On the French stuff, I believe Andy still has a couple of years to go to. At age 27/28, he'll get a clear shot at it, I believe.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #128 on: January 10, 2013, 09:22 PM »
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On Eurosport now in the UK there is a repeat of last years epic semi vs Djokovic.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #129 on: January 10, 2013, 10:36 PM »
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The draw starts in about half an hour just hoping we get a claycourt specialist in R1. An avoidance of Berdych in qfs would be preferable as would being in Feds half.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #130 on: January 10, 2013, 10:45 PM »
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How can you have Federer at 4/1 and 33/1? Is one the real Fed and the other pseudoFed?
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #131 on: January 10, 2013, 11:04 PM »
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tj I think the news about Ross got to him in Brisbane because it was still so fresh and he must have been reeling from the shock still.  But I think he'll be able to put it out of his mind while preparing/playing and it will be reassuring for him to know that Ross is going into treatment with such a positive frame of mind.

I agree completely. I must say that hearing exactly when Andy found out, on the same day that Ross did - must just say that I think Ross was brave to make that call when he must have been reeling himself - did put Andy's form in Abu Dhabi in perspective. He must have been stunned. We, as a family, were shocked when found out about my niece. It's like being run over by a truck. Just imagining having to focus and perform after hearing such news as that, frankly, makes my chest hurt.

I'm sure Andy will be up and ready for the challenge of the AO. Andy may even take inspiration from Ross now, because let's be honest, winning a major is tough, but it's nothing really compared to what Ross is dealing with.
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #132 on: January 10, 2013, 11:06 PM »
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The draw's about to start now:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/video/live.draw.html
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #133 on: January 10, 2013, 11:17 PM »
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Can't watch the draw, stupid ipad!
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Re: Andy at the Australian Open 2013 « Reply #134 on: January 10, 2013, 11:21 PM »
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Ditto....stupid iPhone ....and they say an apple is good for you!!
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