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Murray in 3 - 39 (90.7%)
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AO 2013 R2: Murray [3] vs Sousa

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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #60 on: January 16, 2013, 12:17 AM »
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. grouphug

Someone may have to step into the breach in my absence for any other days - back Monday late afternoon/early evening!



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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #61 on: January 16, 2013, 12:25 AM »
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I missed the interesting facts part!

Full name is João Olavo Soares de Souza...Nicknamed, 'Feijão' (which means 'bean' in English)..."Because of my colour and I like beans"...Father, Milton Soares de Souza Junior, and mother, Maria Angêla Lima...Started playing tennis aged nine in Mogi das Cruzes, at the Clube de Campo Mogi das Cruzes after watching his dad and sister Maria Clara play...Moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2005 and since then trains with Ricardo Acioly, former Davis Cup captain and Fernando Meligeni's coach...Plays with two-handed backhand...Favourite surface is clay courts...Idol growing up was Gustavo Kuerten...Has a weird ability to count letters in a sentence. In a Davis Cup tie, players would challenge his ability on a daily basis and he never missed one...Likes to listen to music, surf the internet and relax on the beach.

In August 2011, qualified and reached SF in Kitzbühel (l. to eventual champ Haase). Think

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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #62 on: January 16, 2013, 12:37 AM »
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Luckily it's not exactly a skill that will help him tomorrow.
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #63 on: January 16, 2013, 01:03 AM »
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I guess I could hold the fort for a few days Bev. But I'm unsure as to how to do it. A quick PM wouldn't go amiss Very Happy

Thanks for the kind words everyone. grouphug

Someone may have to step into the breach in my absence for any other days - back Monday late afternoon/early evening!


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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #64 on: January 16, 2013, 02:20 AM »
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You have to take the oath first lol

Hopefully you'll follow what I'm about to send you! crossfingers
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #65 on: January 16, 2013, 02:59 AM »
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I missed the interesting facts part!

Full name is João Olavo Soares de Souza...Nicknamed, 'Feijão' (which means 'bean' in English)..."Because of my colour and I like beans"...Father, Milton Soares de Souza Junior, and mother, Maria Angêla Lima...Started playing tennis aged nine in Mogi das Cruzes, at the Clube de Campo Mogi das Cruzes after watching his dad and sister Maria Clara play...Moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2005 and since then trains with Ricardo Acioly, former Davis Cup captain and Fernando Meligeni's coach...Plays with two-handed backhand...Favourite surface is clay courts...Idol growing up was Gustavo Kuerten...Has a weird ability to count letters in a sentence. In a Davis Cup tie, players would challenge his ability on a daily basis and he never missed one...Likes to listen to music, surf the internet and relax on the beach.

In August 2011, qualified and reached SF in Kitzbühel (l. to eventual champ Haase). Think
Thanks Bev.  I love that pic of Sousa.  And his arithmetical skills are impressive. Very Happy 

Not much to say on this match, should be a walk-over for Andy.
"Should" being the operative word. Rolling Eyes  As usual Andy is taking nothing for granted and admits he's in the dark here as he's only seen Sousa play a couple of times, but his spies will no doubt be keeping him as well informed as possible. secret service agent 

Somehow though I have a feeling Sousa isn't going to be too over-awed by the occasion.  He's won several titles (both in singles and doubles) in Challengers and Futures on hard as well as on clay, and, if the Brazilian newspaper "Desporto" is to be believed, he likes fast hard-courts.
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #66 on: January 16, 2013, 03:09 AM »
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Thanks Bev.  I love that pic of Sousa.  And his arithmetical skills are impressive. Very Happy  

I tried to find one of Andy with puffed out cheeks but ran out of lunch break! Very Happy

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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #67 on: January 16, 2013, 06:03 AM »
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Andy's Boys - I have a rhyme for you - to the tune of twinkle, twinkle:-

Twinkle, twinkle, tennis star
Andy Murray - you'll go far
US Champ and Olympian too
2012 was good for you
Twinkle, twinkle, tennis star
Andy Murray - you'll go far

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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #68 on: January 16, 2013, 07:18 AM »
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^ Love that, Bev.  What a poetess. Smile  Hope the Andy boys see it!
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #69 on: January 16, 2013, 07:28 AM »
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One of my tennis apps is giving me a time of 01-15 for this match. Can anyone confirm please  w00t
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #70 on: January 16, 2013, 07:30 AM »
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You have to take the oath first lol

Hopefully you'll follow what I'm about to send you! crossfingers

Of course I will follow. Nothing like a Bev-esque H2H
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #71 on: January 16, 2013, 07:50 AM »
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One of my tennis apps is giving me a time of 01-15 for this match. Can anyone confirm please  w00t
Schedule just out and play starts at 11 am -


Murray vs Sousa, 2nd on Hisense after a women's singles, so estimate 1pm Oz time, 2 am GMT, 9 pm Canada, 3 pm NZ


Right in the hottest part of what looks set to be a very hot day! <GROAN>
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #72 on: January 16, 2013, 07:52 AM »
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Guys I have uploaded the H2H to the Haase match thread. Bev asked me to make this one I guess as a bit of a trial run so please tell me what you think.
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #73 on: January 16, 2013, 08:07 AM »
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Schedule just out and play starts at 11 am -


Murray vs Sousa, 2nd on Hisense after a women's singles, so estimate 1pm Oz time, 2 am GMT, 9 pm Canada, 3 pm NZ


Right in the hottest part of what looks set to be a very hot day! <GROAN>

Thanks aileen! Was hoping both for andy & myself it would have been later in day.
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Re: AO 2013 R2: Murray (3) v Sousa « Reply #74 on: January 16, 2013, 09:51 AM »
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Guys I have uploaded the H2H to the Haase match thread. Bev asked me to make this one I guess as a bit of a trial run so please tell me what you think.

Yup, perfect Smile
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