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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #840 on: June 07, 2012, 02:50 PM »
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Its true, people have short memories, almost everyone outside of Serbia thought Novak was a one slam wonder who would slide down the rankings soon enough. If it can happen for him then Andy has a chance.
To me he is the more more skilled player.

Nole was extremely mediocre in those days. Lacked fire power, a will to win another Slam etc. and was regularly getting beaten by Federer, Nadal and Andy (had 3 wins in a row over him) and by some of his regular enemies (lower ranked players - Tsonga comes to mind), so obviously almost all hope was lost, but clearly something else, something unseen was also on the rise. So who knows with Andy, right?
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #841 on: June 07, 2012, 03:52 PM »
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Right.

Its a bit messy at the moment but he is holding his own in the rankings at least.
The changes Andy is making will eventually click into place.
And when they do we will know if Andy is a true contender or not.
But as the realisation of the need to adapt has come so late to him, we are simply going to have to be more patient.
But you never know, a good result, such as a final at Wimbledon or a medal at the same venue a month later might set everything up nicely for the US Open.
I can't believe he is going to put up with Nadal beating him on a fast hardcourt forever. Its unnecessary & something that really shouldn't happen on paper.
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #842 on: June 07, 2012, 04:32 PM »
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From http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/06/french-open-andy-murray

When the courtside microphone picked up his heartfelt ode to a lost cause at the start of the fourth set – "I've tried my tits off!" – two sets to one down and having just dropped serve for the fifth time after a break, it was hard not to feel for him.


 lmao How can you not but love Andy! What a STAR!
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #843 on: June 07, 2012, 04:52 PM »
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He said he was trying his tits off - what more can we ask!
I'm glad it was David he lost to in the quarters rather than any of the others, and pleased for David getting through to a semi-final.
Me too Elena, love David, for me I thought he went for his shot so much more ,ok he missed but it's much better play. Trying his tits of, bless him | roflmao
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #844 on: June 07, 2012, 04:59 PM »
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Thanks Nigel and Elena.  Well really hope smugfed loses tomorrow then.  And encouraging that Andy has slightly more points this year than last despite not getting to AO final or RG sf.  It shows how much he lost out last year because of his post-AO slump.

Me to hope smug Fed loses tomorrow, I didn't realise Andy will be better of either, re ranking points.
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #845 on: June 07, 2012, 05:09 PM »
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Can someone tell me how many ranking points Andy loses?  I keep forgetting from one GS to the next I'm afraid. 
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #846 on: June 07, 2012, 05:16 PM »
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Federer will be history in time too and his records will be shattered by someone else in the future as well. Nothing is permanent in this World.
Good cant wait,  ranting
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #847 on: June 07, 2012, 10:25 PM »
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Me to hope smug Fed loses tomorrow, I didn't realise Andy will be better of either, re ranking points.
Really hope Fed loses, did you all hear or read the article where Fed told the crowd to shut up?  They need to boo him as he comes on court, and keep booing.
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #848 on: June 08, 2012, 09:02 AM »
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Really hope Fed loses, did you all hear or read the article where Fed told the crowd to shut up?  They need to boo him as he comes on court, and keep booing.
Yes I did, he is just so arrogant and rude, it will be great if the crowd all boo him . Let's hope the joker is on form , still won't Nadal to win the title.
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #849 on: June 08, 2012, 01:01 PM »
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... did you all hear or read the article where Fed told the crowd to shut up? 

I saw him do it... then they replayed it in slo' mo'.. and Johnny Mac said "That's in English."
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #850 on: June 08, 2012, 01:38 PM »
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Look fed was rightly voicing his annoyance at a crazy spectator who called out during a point, some spectators really need to learn proper tennis protocol that was not on.

Will be a tough match with Novak but he beat him last year at this stage and can do so again!
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #851 on: June 08, 2012, 01:53 PM »
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For those who missed it.  Too bad we don't have one of Andy saying "I'm playing my tits off man!".. now THAT would have been funny. lmao

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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #852 on: June 08, 2012, 01:59 PM »
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #853 on: June 08, 2012, 02:07 PM »
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Re: FO QF : Murray v Ferrer « Reply #854 on: June 08, 2012, 03:13 PM »
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Right.

Its a bit messy at the moment but he is holding his own in the rankings at least.
The changes Andy is making will eventually click into place.
And when they do we will know if Andy is a true contender or not.
But as the realisation of the need to adapt has come so late to him, we are simply going to have to be more patient.
But you never know, a good result, such as a final at Wimbledon or a medal at the same venue a month later might set everything up nicely for the US Open.
I can't believe he is going to put up with Nadal beating him on a fast hardcourt forever. Its unnecessary & something that really shouldn't happen on paper.

Andy should definitely have a say over Nadal at both hard court majors, so Nadal should really not be a problem there, though unfortunately, he is. As to Wimbledon, Andy's game looks tailor made for this surface and yes, I agree - Nadal is not going to win that forever and Federer will be stopped by someone before he reaches there and that leaves Nole. But the real danger going forward will probably be Raonic but the odds should be greater of him falling in the same half as Andy or meeting him on the way. I agree wholeheartedly - we’ll just have to be more patient and cautiously watch the situation in hand and see how the Lendl/Murray partnership unfolds before our eyes. Enough time hasn't passed to make any solid conclusions - good or bad.
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