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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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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


Thank you Bev, you must be The Encyclopedia Britannia of tennis!  yes
Where do you get this stuff from, do you know a close family member?

Maybe he's good at counting unforced errors too! We'll see very soon.  w00t
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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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The woman's a genious! Tennis pundit and lyricist  goodjob
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And she can spell.
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Thank you Bev, you must be The Encyclopedia Britannia of tennis!  yes
Where do you get this stuff from, do you know a close family member?
Maybe he's good at counting unforced errors too! We'll see very soon.  w00t

It's on the ATP site under the player's profile.

Anyway, Bevc is talking about the Souza who's not playing Andy and here's his profile. We have a mix up here. The one Andy's playing is Ranked 100 and his name is Joao SouSa (Portugal) and other one is spelled Joao SouZa (Brazil) and ranked 131.



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but -- I thought jinx's were accidental, not intentional.

Nothing is accidental as I know it.
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Just hope James doesn't read that. pray
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Just hope James doesn't read that. pray

I'll throw a cute cat at him. He'll shut up.
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It is definitely Jaoa Sousa from Portugal and he's ranked 100. I am not sure how this mistake was done since I gave a description of Sousa just before the H2H page, but it's not a big deal. Bevc will sort it out when she's here tonight.
The funny thing is that David Mercer said in commentary during the Haase match that Sousa is ranked in the 130s. When they said the next day that he is 100 in the world I couldn't figure out how he'd climbed so fast lol.
The mix-up is understandable, I think, especially as Portuguese is the main language spoken in Brazil.  Also a report on the Sousa/Smith match appeared in a Brazilian newspaper.  Maybe though, as Joao is Portuguese for John, then Sousa or Souza could be as common as Smith?  But as SouSa is the Portuguese No.1 I'd have thought the experts would at least have got it right.


I hear Nadal expects to be back for the Brazil open (feb11-18).  Makes it a wee bit trickier for Andy to win the French.  Whistle
I'll believe that when it happens.  Anyway how fit and confident is he going to be after so many months out?


I do hope they close the roof in this heat, for the sake of all the players.
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The mix-up is understandable, I think, especially as Portuguese is the main language spoken in Brazil.  Also a report on the Sousa/Smith match appeared in a Brazilian newspaper.  Maybe though, as Joao is Portuguese for John, then Sousa or Souza could be as common as Smith?  But as Sousa is the Portuguese No.1 then I'm a bit surprised at comms like Mercer getting it wrong.


It's the spellling that threw people off I'd say.
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Good to get the correct players sorted out, Emma Jean.
I wonder if the right guy will turn up? I expect they know who they are themselves  lol
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Kirilenko should see off Peng pretty quickly, dont you think so guys?  2 sets enough?
So estimated start time for the match-of-the-day is approx 01:30 GMT and 2:30 for li'll o' me.. CET.

Who's hanging around for this match, you nutters?
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Not me.
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Nor me can't handle it Frown  just hope bloody Europort don't change channels again & my recording works  pray then I can maybe watch some before work.  cmonandy
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Alright 3 hours to go. I am ready. Lets start this ****.
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Won't be awake for it, so the thread for R3 will be a up at 6:30am approx. Will watch the recording in the morning, can't imagine it being very long match. Good luck Andy!
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