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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 10:57 AM »
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Whatever happens today it does not really matter in the great scheme of things, most important thing for Andy this year is that GS and taking care of his health especially that right knee.  Andy will fight to the death today as he always does but if he loses then so be it (obviously would love to see him win) he has work to do with Lendl and that will bear fruit French Open and onwards.  So glad he got the win against Berdych that was important.  Djoko's run will surely not go on all of 2012??? Andy should if things go according to plan get that number three ranking and although it does not make a huge difference in tourneys, confidence wise it does and I want to see Fed firmly in his place below Andy!!!
Good luck Andy but please take care of that knee.  Gutted that I will miss the match have it in Sky plus once I know the result I will then decide whether or not to watch it.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #31 on: March 02, 2012, 10:58 AM »
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For me, the rest of this tournament will tell us a hell of a lot about Murray and his chances of winning a slam.

Outside of the slams, he's never had to beat more than one of the big three to win smaller tournaments. To win Dubai, he's now going to have to beat the Djoker and probably Fed.

If he manages it, it's going to pose serious questions about why he can't do it in a slam.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #32 on: March 02, 2012, 11:36 AM »
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There's another interview with Andy on the Dubai website

http://www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2012/02/Dubai/Dubai-2012-ATP-Thursday-Interview-Murray.aspx

About his knee he says he's had a little problem with it most of the year so far, it was a bit sore at the beginning of Brisbane, but it got better....

He is also asked about the obsession with Grand Slams in the media etc, and whether people don't recognise these other tournaments as much. He makes the point that he gets a pretty hard time if he loses in one of these, that they can't have it both ways - dismiss it as a lesser tournament when he wins, saying that's great but you really need to win a slam, but if he loses declaring it to be a major setback.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #33 on: March 02, 2012, 11:45 AM »
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For me, the rest of this tournament will tell us a hell of a lot about Murray and his chances of winning a slam.

Outside of the slams, he's never had to beat more than one of the big three to win smaller tournaments. To win Dubai, he's now going to have to beat the Djoker and probably Fed.

If he manages it, it's going to pose serious questions about why he can't do it in a slam.

Not strictly true GB - wasn't it Toronto in 2010 where he beat Rafa and Fed back to back?  I haven't looked it up so I might have mis-remembered.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #34 on: March 02, 2012, 12:13 PM »
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Good interview -thanks for posting Elena.
I'm with those who say the defeat of Berdych was big for Andy.  There was a danger that that guy was becoming Andy's nemesis and given I dislike him and his tennis that was particularly galling.  I only saw start of match and have recorded highlights but it sounded like Andy beat him even though not playing his best [and I guess berdych wasn't either] but means next time they meet Berdych might be a bit less cocky about his chances.
Of course I would love Andy to beat Nole and will be sorry if he doesn't but, as others have said, the important thing is that he plays the best he can at present and even if Nole wins, gives him a good run for his money [without injuring his knee further].  So come on Andy do as you said in the interview just play the best you can and, if you lose, learn what you can from it for the bigger matches coming up.  cmon yeah
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #35 on: March 02, 2012, 12:28 PM »
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For me, the rest of this tournament will tell us a hell of a lot about Murray and his chances of winning a slam.

Outside of the slams, he's never had to beat more than one of the big three to win smaller tournaments. To win Dubai, he's now going to have to beat the Djoker and probably Fed.

If he manages it, it's going to pose serious questions about why he can't do it in a slam.

No he beat Rafa and then Roger to win in Canada 2 years ago.
He's beaten them back to back in Abu Dhabi as well.
mmm Can't think of anymore however.
Andy will raise his game Today. He plays better as the underdog and at this level on a hardcourt 3 setter well he's one of the best ever. Although I would say that reputation is garnered more at the Masters Level than the 500. I dont have a sense of dread but I'm not feeling too confident either. I think Andy will sneak it.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #36 on: March 02, 2012, 12:44 PM »
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I don't think one tournament will tell us anything at all about Andy's chances elsewhere. We can see Andy maturing and changing his game, ever so subtley in front of our eyes, let's give him some time. He's got two more years of playing at his peak. 
Also, hasn't Mr Lendl said it's gonna take a year for him to make a difference?
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #37 on: March 02, 2012, 12:51 PM »
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Come on Andy you can do it.  cmonandy
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012, 12:58 PM »
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I don't think one tournament will tell us anything at all about Andy's chances elsewhere. We can see Andy maturing and changing his game, ever so subtley in front of our eyes, let's give him some time. He's got two more years of playing at his peak. 
Also, hasn't Mr Lendl said it's gonna take a year for him to make a difference?

I dont think he has started to peak yet, unless you are going only on age rather than performance. If its age again, I think he might have a bit longer than 2 years to reach the white heat stage. If he manages to reach that level ever of course.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #39 on: March 02, 2012, 01:04 PM »
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http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/16/132/v-373239.html
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #40 on: March 02, 2012, 01:09 PM »
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Interesting fact, the top 4 are 42/2 against the rest outside of the top 4 for 2012.  Guess which two have lost the two matches to players outside the top 4?

What is the answer, killieboyd? 

Hoping for a good performance today from Andy.  cmonandy
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #41 on: March 02, 2012, 01:12 PM »
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What is the answer, killieboyd? 

Hoping for a good performance today from Andy.  cmonandy

Federer and Nadal
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #42 on: March 02, 2012, 01:13 PM »
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Here we go and Andy to serve.
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #43 on: March 02, 2012, 01:15 PM »
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clearly they are both up for this
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Re: Dubai SF: Murray vs Djokovic « Reply #44 on: March 02, 2012, 01:15 PM »
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Not strictly true GB - wasn't it Toronto in 2010 where he beat Rafa and Fed back to back?  I haven't looked it up so I might have mis-remembered.
you are correct Murray beat Nadal in the semis 63,64 and Federer in the final 75,75.
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