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Question: Predictions
Andy in 2 - 25 (83.3%)
Andy in 3 - 4 (13.3%)
Evgeny in 2 - 0 (0%)
Evgeny in 3 - 1 (3.3%)
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IW R2: Murray vs Donskoy

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Shush woman!
What're you getting excited about?  I made the cock-up first. Very Happy
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Here's one of his matches from the start of 2013. He goes huge on his forehand but makes some insane errors.

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Here's one of his matches from the start of 2013. He goes huge on his forehand but makes some insane errors.

Thanks Craig. Smile  I'm sure Andy will have been watching him play and taking it all in.  Lendl too.
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Thanks Craig. Smile  I'm sure Andy will have been watching him play and taking it all in.  Lendl too.

Rust could be a factor as this guy will give Andy absolutely no rhythm and if Donskoy gets hot it could turn out to be a nightmare. I expect Andy to get through in 2 though although Klizan in the next round will be a real test.
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Rust could be a factor as this guy will give Andy absolutely no rhythm and if Donskoy gets hot it could turn out to be a nightmare. I expect Andy to get through in 2 though although Klizan in the next round will be a real test.
I know I seem to be in a minority, but I am not optimistic about this tournament, and we know what Andy's like if he can't find his rhythm.  I guess we might just have to depend on Donskoy going for everything regardless and making a lot of UEs.  The only good thing is that Andy is playing his doubles first.
[ Last edit by Aileen March 09, 2013, 12:54 AM ] IP Logged
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Jeez, you all need to get a world clock app by the looks! confused

A bit about Donskoy

Started to play tennis with his father, Evgeny, who gave him is his first racket aged seven…His father is a businessman and mother, Irina, is a businesswoman…Has two older brothers, Grigory, who works in a factory and Maxim, who has a start-up company…Idol growing was Yevgeny Kafelnikov…Favourite surface is hard court and favourite shot  is forehand…Hobbies include football (supports Chelsea and Dynamo) and ice-hockey (supports Dynamo and SKA St. Petersburg), music and hanging out with friends.

2012 -- The Moscow native put together his most successful Challenger season with a 39-17 match record and 4 titles in 5 finals...Won titles on clay in Meknes (d. Ungur) in February and on hard courts in Astana (d. Ilhan) in July, Segovia (d. Olivetti) in August and Loughborough (d.Struff) in November. Also runner-up at Penza (l. to Marchenko) in July...Played in 4 ATP World Tour tournaments and lost in 1R in Barcelona (l. to Stakhovsky), Belgrade (l. to Lajovic), St. Petersburg (l. to Garcia-Lopez) and Moscow (l. to Roger-Vasselin)...Tried to qualify in his 1st Grand Slam tournament at Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon but lost in 1R in each...Earned a career-high $112,576...

2011 -- Reached 2 Challenger finals, both as a qualifier, claiming title in Casablanca. Also reached 2 SF and 3 QF...

2010 -- Qualified into 2 ATP events, and earned 1st career match win in St. Petersburg (d. Kuznetsov, l. to Youzhny)...Reached 2 Challenger SF and 1 Futures final

2009 -- Made ATP main draw debut in Zagreb as a qualifier...Reached 2 Challenger QF...

2008 -- Won 1st career Futures title at event in Ukraine...Closed season with QF at Helsinki Challenger...



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Thanks Bev.  thumb up
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Here's your answer to time conversions. Save it in your favourites/bookmarks and any time conversion is 1 or 2 clicks away:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
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Thanks Tom.  Will save in bookmarks. Smile
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Thanks Bev.  thumb up

No worries - had just opened your PM and then son arrived for a flying visit, so had to do quickly. Very Happy

Andy's Sunday will be my Monday, and I'll be back at work Rolling Eyes
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Andy's doubles match is third on court 7 today(Sat) what do you think the chances of a livestream are?
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Could we add a poll?
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Andy's doubles match is third on court 7 today(Sat) what do you think the chances of a livestream are?

I don't think that's a televised court unfortunately.
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I have it being telecasted on TV but all of Andy's matches are gonna be midnight for me. Frown
I hate US tournaments.
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I know virtually nothing about Donskoy, so I'm not going to worry about it. The way I look at it is that Ito isn't Andy.

I've read the thread and my brain has gone, so I'm still confused as to when Andy is playing. I'll figure it out Whistle. If he's playing Dubs first that should blow away any cobwebs, but you never know, he could very well come out for the singles and be up for it from the start. I'm not bothered by his not playing a tournanent before IW. He has for the last couple of years and it hasn't helped him, so we'll see if taking the time out to work with Lendl et al beforehand makes a difference.

I'm still thinking Andy in three, but only because of Andy possibly being a bit rusty. That said, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he wins in two. I'll contemplate him losing when he does. The power of positive thinking!
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