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Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « on: April 25, 2012, 04:59 PM »
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To be played on Thursday 26th April at 12:30pm BST (1:30pm local time).

Andy and Santiago will be 2nd on Pista Central after Raonic and Almagro (so the next opponent will be known in advance).

Andy will later return with Jamie to play in the Doubles against 7th seeds Qureshi and Rojer at about 3:30pm BST (4:30pm local time) on Pista 1. However this is only an estimate as there will be three matches on before-hand.

After seeing off Stakhovsky, Murray will next face Colombian #1 Santiago Giraldo for a Quarter-Final berth. Giraldo is ranked #54 in the world, not far off his career high of #44 which he set just over a year ago. These two have never met.

Giraldo is a good clay-court player having grown up in South America and has already seen off Denis Istomin and Robin Haase in straight sets this week. He also reached the Acapulco SFs a few weeks ago before losing to David Ferrer. Should be a good test for Andy but also a potential upset if Andy is not on form.

The winner will face Milos Raonic or Nicolas Almagro in the Quarters.

NB. As they have never met before I don't think a H2H is really necessary but if Bev particularly wants to get a graphic up anyway then go ahead. Wink
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 05:05 PM »
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Will be interesting since they've never played before Smile
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 05:14 PM »
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I'd love to see Raonic get past Almagro (seems unlikely though) and set up a Quarter-Final match-up with Andy (providing Andy can get past Giraldo). We were robbed of that clash back in Miami.
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 05:21 PM »
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These clay specialists always unnerve me a tad...  nervous
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 05:32 PM »
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Me too!!!!!  nervous nervous
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 06:02 PM »
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Murray vs Giraldo is 2nd match tomorrow - not before 1.30 local time.

Amalgro and Raonic on first.
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 06:07 PM »
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I'd love to see Raonic get past Almagro (seems unlikely though) and set up a Quarter-Final match-up with Andy (providing Andy can get past Giraldo). We were robbed of that clash back in Miami.
Yeah... and Milos has been doing ok on clay so far.
Worried about Giraldo tho'... especially since they haven't met before.
Ah well...one step at a time. pray
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 06:12 PM »
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I'd like to see Raonic vs Andy!

Actually, Almagro would be a much better choice for Andy simply because a win against him on clay is much more noteworthy. And if he doesn't win, it's still a great practice. On the other hand, Raonic is a much better matchup for Andy.
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 06:35 PM »
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I'd like to see Raonic vs Andy!

Actually, Almagro would be a much better choice for Andy simply because a win against him on clay is much more noteworthy. And if he doesn't win, it's still a great practice. On the other hand, Raonic is a much better matchup for Andy.
True. Almagro would be a great indicator of where he's at right now on this surface and a bigger challenge (you'd have thought) given his clay credentials. But from a viewer's perspective, I want to see him play the big-serving Canadian!

But as Scotnadian says, one step at a time.  pray

Thanks Elena, will update the OP.
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 07:15 PM »
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Looking forward to a good match tomorrow. Should be interesting as they have not played against each other. hope Andy has a good match and a win. There is always an edge when playing against each other for the first time.
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 07:29 PM »
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MH, I never miss an opportunity to post a picture of Andy lol and would post some other stats that I could find Very Happy

Just eating brekkie ATM - it will have to wait until a bit later, unless you want to indulge me dontknow
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 08:34 PM »
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I just don't think Raonic will survive Almagro, MH. He is still flat on clay though part of me hopes he does, because I want to see Andy against him so much. 
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 08:37 PM »
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Thanks MH - Great announcement with TIME etc.
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 08:47 PM »
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Me too!!!!!  nervous nervous
Me three   nervous  nervous  nervous
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Re: Barcelona R3: Murray vs Giraldo « Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 08:50 PM »
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