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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #30 on: January 16, 2014, 04:01 PM »
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Gangsta it takes at least two people to make an argument,
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #31 on: January 16, 2014, 04:01 PM »
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If gangsta hadn't introduced his negative take on the last match, we wouldn't be discussing his view of that match in this thread now would we? 
How about accepting Masaka's olive branch?
It's a fine day when Virginia Wade shows more understanding of and empathy with Andy's situation than the perpetrator of this thread.  Whistle
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #32 on: January 16, 2014, 04:03 PM »
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If gangsta hadn't introduced his negative take on the last match, we wouldn't be discussing his view of that match in this thread now would we? 
How about accepting Masaka's olive branch?
It's a fine day when Virginia Wade shows more understanding of and empathy with Andy's situation than the perpetrator of this thread.  Whistle

I promised a ponies and rainbows 2014 where I would not let my disgust for particular posts get the better of me. But perhaps you should shut up and accept peoples views for what they are. It was honest, not negative.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #33 on: January 16, 2014, 04:06 PM »
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If Andy were to read this thread..

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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #34 on: January 16, 2014, 04:07 PM »
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If Andy were to read this thread..



That's me at the moment.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #35 on: January 16, 2014, 04:07 PM »
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If Andy were to read this thread..



Somehow I don't think Andy is as worried about comments people make about him on the internet.

Personally I think he'd laugh reading this thread.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #36 on: January 16, 2014, 04:07 PM »
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No I won't 'shut up' as you so elegantly put it.  I'm not disputing your view was honest - the point people are making is that it was inappropriate to colour the start of a new match thread with it.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #37 on: January 16, 2014, 04:09 PM »
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No I won't 'shut up' as you so elegantly put it.  I'm not disputing your view was honest - the point people are making is that it was inappropriate to colour the start of a new match thread with it.

I have always started threads in such ways, whether good or bad. It seems rather desperate that individuals bring it up now when they have a distinct lack of evidence playing into their hands.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #38 on: January 16, 2014, 04:13 PM »
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If you've followed Murray long enough then you should be aware that matches like last night's are pretty commonplace, none of us should be surprised by it, if your mindset before the match started was that it would be a cake walk because the guy is ranked outside the top 200 then you should slap yourself and wake up.

This has already been pointed out by Grabcopy i believe, but these guys are more than capable of hitting a ball over a net on a regular basis, the only thing that seperates the truly great players from the journeymen is mentality. These guys are more than capable of upping their game, just as much as the top players are more than capable of drifting out of a match they looked like winning easily.

If i was a top player, i'd probably drop my intensity if i was winning a match without really trying, these type of matches can be quite tricky so i would suggest (speaking as a murray fan) that he did rather well in the end to win it in 3 sets from set point down, at the end of the day, that is what Andy, Lendl and the rest of his team will focus on more than anything else that went on in the match.

Andy himself said he didn't play great, and any observer would agree, i think Gangsta is only calling it like he saw it, it was a pretty dire encounter, but the last set was why we all support the guy, well for me anyway.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #39 on: January 16, 2014, 04:21 PM »
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If you've followed Murray long enough then you should be aware that matches like last night's are pretty commonplace, none of us should be surprised by it, if your mindset before the match started was that it would be a cake walk because the guy is ranked outside the top 200 then you should slap yourself and wake up.

This has already been pointed out by Grabcopy i believe, but these guys are more than capable of hitting a ball over a net on a regular basis, the only thing that seperates the truly great players from the journeymen is mentality. These guys are more than capable of upping their game, just as much as the top players are more than capable of drifting out of a match they looked like winning easily.

If i was a top player, i'd probably drop my intensity if i was winning a match without really trying, these type of matches can be quite tricky so i would suggest (speaking as a murray fan) that he did rather well in the end to win it in 3 sets from set point down, at the end of the day, that is what Andy, Lendl and the rest of his team will focus on more than anything else that went on in the match.

Andy himself said he didn't play great, and any observer would agree, i think Gangsta is only calling it like he saw it, it was a pretty dire encounter, but the last set was why we all support the guy, well for me anyway.

Correct, and mediocre doesn't always mean it was just bad. I've often used it to refer to a variation of quality in a match, while still remaining quite average.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #40 on: January 16, 2014, 04:26 PM »
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If Andy were to read this thread..



It's me too, reading this thread.

When I joined MW in Jan 2012  Bev started most of the match threads with a proper H2H with fun pictures, and a bit of background info. Now it just seems a mad dash to get a thread started before anyone else does.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #41 on: January 16, 2014, 04:28 PM »
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It's me too, reading this thread.

When I joined MW in Jan 2012  Bev started most of the match threads with a proper H2H with fun pictures, and a bit of background info. Now it just seems a mad dash to get a thread started before anyone else does.

Is background information really needed? We know everything about Andy and quite a lot about Lopez. Plus Bev does the H2H and I won't be taking that away from her.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #42 on: January 16, 2014, 04:30 PM »
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Is background information really needed? We know everything about Andy and quite a lot about Lopez. Plus Bev does the H2H and I won't be taking that away from her.

But the H2H now gets lost several pages into the thread.
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #43 on: January 16, 2014, 04:35 PM »
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Is background information really needed? We know everything about Andy and quite a lot about Lopez. Plus Bev does the H2H and I won't be taking that away from her.

Gangsta, I like background information about the other player or at least something interesting about them. Would be appreciated from my side. Smile
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Re: Australian Open 2014 R3: Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez « Reply #44 on: January 16, 2014, 04:38 PM »
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How I would have started this thread

After an easy first round match against Go Soeda Murray tackled the French qualifier Vincent Millot in R2. The first two sets followed the expected path, with a few wobbles, and Murray seemingly a bit out of sorts, but still managing to prevail 6:2, 6:2. The 3rd set was extremely odd, with Murray opting to treat his opponent to an exercise in complete cruelty. He allowed Millot to reach the tantalising point of believing he could actually take a set off the Wimbledon champion, and possibly cause a complete upset. At set point however Murray decided that he was bored with toying with his opponent and didn't want to play a 4th set after all. He then proceeded to take the next 6 games, not dropping a point to win the match.

Feliciano Lopez awaits in R3. The H2H is 7:0 in Murray's favour, but their last encounter at the US Open in 2012 went to four tight sets. The recovering Murray is unlikely to take him lightly.
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