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Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « on: October 08, 2011, 12:19 PM »
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Does anybody know if Andy is playing in Valencia this year. There is a list of players and he is not showing there which suggests he is not. I was hoping to go see him as live couple of hours away. He has played the last 2 years.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 02:04 PM »
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He's schedule says he's playing, but that's always open to alteration.  If he's not on the list of players then that would certainly suggest otherwise.  That doesn't mean to say that he won't change his mind and ask for a wild card.  I think a lot could depend on how well he does in Shanghai.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 02:10 PM »
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Thanks Aileen have booked Hotel just in case.....early start tomorrow!
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 02:13 PM »
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Hope you're lucky. Smile
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 10:40 AM »
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Maybe he's just going to Valencia to defend his doubles title with Jamie - unlikely I know, but not outwith the realms of possibility I suppose.

It's interesting that Andy and Laura are not yet entered for the Hopman Cup in January and it seems the entry is now full.  Perhaps he has decided to try a different run in to the AO this coming year.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 11:50 AM »
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It's interesting that Andy and Laura are not yet entered for the Hopman Cup in January and it seems the entry is now full.  Perhaps he has decided to try a different run in to the AO this coming year.
That is certainly very interesting Alis and thanks for the info.  Sounds like Andy's planning to play at least one tournament instead - maybe the Kooyong Classic? - which seems, to me anyway, to be a better option.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 12:24 PM »
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Maybe Andy's going to Brisbane instead. Think
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 02:52 PM »
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Maybe Andy's going to Brisbane instead. Think
Wherever, it's quite a change in his pre-AO preparations.  Apart from the competitive element, maybe he's realised that getting as many ranking points as he can has to be a priority, especially if he overtakes Federer as No.3 by the year end.  If he does that, then he won't want to risk losing that slot.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 06:33 PM »
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Andy Murray prioritising ATP World Tour Finals

By Paul Newman in Shanghai

Wednesday, 12 October 2011




Andy Murray is so determined to maintain his current run of success through to the year-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London that he is preparing to change his plans for the off-season and opening weeks of 2012.

The 24-year-old Scot, who faces Stanislas Wawrinka in the last 16 of the Shanghai Rolex Masters here tomorrow after his second-round opponent, Dmitry Tursunov, withdrew today with a thigh injury, has won his last two tournaments. Although he may play in Valencia or Basle at the end of this month, his main targets now are the Paris Masters and the end-of-year finale at the O2 Arena.

In the expectation of a busy finish to the season, Murray has decided not to play in the Hopman Cup in the first week of January, despite the fact that for the last two years the mixed team event in Perth was the launch pad for his runs to the final of the Australian Open. He may now make later starts both to his off-season training camp in Miami in December and to the new season, when he would have the option of taking a wild card into one of the pre-Australian Open tournaments or playing in an exhibition in the week before the year's opening Grand Slam event.

In the meantime Murray said that next month's Paris tournament was one he would particularly like to win as it is the only Masters Series competition on hard courts where he has not reached the final. The world No 4 would also love to do well on home soil in the finals at London's O2 Arena. He is perhaps mindful of the fact that Novak Djokovic traced his extraordinary triumphs this year back to his successes at the end of 2010.

Victory here this weekend would see Murray overtake Roger Federer as world No 3. Although he had prepared to play today, Murray said that Tursunov's late withdrawal would give him a chance to rest his sore arm after playing nine matches in two weeks en route to victories in Bangkok and Tokyo.

Murray said his arm had also been affected by the change of balls from one week to the next. Rafael Nadal, who beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match, agreed with Murray. "The balls here are completely different," Nadal said. "Something must change because it is too dangerous for the shoulders. For us it's a big change. Tournaments straight after one another must use the same ball."

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-prioritising-atp-world-tour-finals-2369442.html
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 06:36 PM »
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Andy Murray: Talk-in with coaches after US Open defeat laid foundation for double victory
Oct 13 2011 By Ted Tracey


Andy has won two tournaments since his defeat in the US Open
ANDY MURRAY says a frank talk-in with his coaching staff after losing to Rafael Nadal in the US Open semi-final has been the catalyst for his superb form since.
The Scot was speaking yesterday after a walkover in his Shanghai Masters second round tie when injury forced out Dmitry Tursunov of Russia. He will now face Stanislas Wawrinka, the 13th seed from Switzerland, today.
Murray, unbeaten since losing to world No.2 Nadal, in New York said: "After the US Open I spoke with the guys about a few things to try and work on between now and the end of the year.
"I wanted to know what was going to give me a better chance against Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and it's been a good start."
Murray has won two tournaments since the US Open and is pouring everything he has into the end of this season to keep his winning streak alive.
The goal is the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month but retaining his Shanghai title and grabbing the trophy at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris in three weeks' time are also very much on the cards.
Everything else - be it his tournament schedule this year or his winter training programme and Australian Open preparations - can be discarded or rearranged.
He said: "I want to go to London fresh. That's why I'm happy I have options whether to play in Valencia and Basle.
"The last few years I've got to Paris a bit tired. I've arrived there quite late and the French changed the surface last year and made it very quick. But it's a tournament I would like to win as I think it's the only hard court one I haven't won."
For the past two years, Murray has played at the Hopman Cup in Perth and that preparation has been perfect as he has gone on to reach the Australian Open final in Melbourne in both years.
But next year the Hopman Cup has been scratched off his schedule to give him time to recover from what he hopes will have been a winning run to the end of this season.
Murray said: "Because I go over and train in Miami I've just spent Christmas there for the last couple of years then gone on to Australia.
"It's a very long time to be away from home, especially if I have a hectic end to this year."

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/tennis-news/2011/10/13/andy-murray-talk-in-with-coaches-after-us-open-defeat-laid-foundation-for-double-victory-86908-23486014/
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 07:20 PM »
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Thanks for that...pity he did not get beat in3rd round....He would maybe come to Valencia...only joking ...wow! is he playing great I am getting, almost excited...maybe just maybe.....next year!!!!....I watch every game.......
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 09:44 PM »
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Andy is looking at 2 options to take a wild card; either Valencia or Basle.

However, I just have the feeling that he will choose Valencia as he has only 45 points to defend. But more importantly, Jamie and Andy won the doubles last year giving 500 doubles points to defend, and Andy wants to help his brother get back into doubles top 20. In addition, the current top seed is David Ferrer, and perhaps after tomorrow, Ferrer won't create any difficulties for Andy.

Basle maybe more problematic. Although Andy has no points to defend, he has Djokovic and Federer already committed to play as opposition. In Basle, Federer has 500 and Djokovic 300 points to defend. So maybe Andy would want to get in amongst them.

I still think it's Valencia for Andy, if a wild card is to be exercised. Andy will have a few days to recover before the Paris Masters. The way he is playing that should be enough time.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 10:37 PM »
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Many thanks, my Hotel is booked...in anticipation....great venue there....and a nice Paella down by the harbour after a couple of Grande serveza.
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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 12:29 AM »
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Thanks Cosmic Entity.  Didn't realise Andy was having problems with his arm.  I'm afraid I just don't get this ball thing - in my playing days, which admittedly were many years ago, I don't recall there being any differences.

Hope he plays Valencia since he won there in 2009, but I reckon it'll depend how quickly he recovers from his stint in the Far East, although I'd have thought that the chance of acquiring some more ranking points would be too good a chance to miss.  Can't see why he'd want to play in Basle if Fed and Djoko are there, although both will be somewhat ring-rusty.  He got to the QF in Paris last year for the third time in his career, so will be looking to improve on that, and at least he'll have a few day's break in the comfort of his own home before the WTF!

Also we now know why he isn't playing in the Hopman Cup, but, given that the AO starts on 16 January, he isn't going to give himself too much time to acclimatise before it if he's planning on coming from what will undoubtedly be a chilly UK.  I'd say the Kooyong Classic would be a good warm-up choice since it's only a four day event.

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Re: Is Andy playing Valencia this year? « Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 05:55 AM »
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Hope he plays in Brisbane so i get to watch him on tv!
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