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Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov

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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #660 on: March 26, 2013, 04:09 PM »
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Ah yes. What do you think about Mr. Lendl in his youth? I say he is King of SWAG
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #661 on: March 26, 2013, 04:21 PM »
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This was an interesting match, mainly for analyzing where Dimitrov is at.

Andy's serve wasn't clicking,but he managed to hang in there and pull through in straight sets anyhow.
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #662 on: March 26, 2013, 06:38 PM »
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Seppi is poor.
He's actually much improved and at his career best. He's not exactly Novak, but poor he is not. IMO
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #663 on: March 26, 2013, 06:47 PM »
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He's actually much improved and at his career best. He's not exactly Novak, but poor he is not. IMO

He has no real weapons to be fair. That's why I said he was poor. Plus he can choke an awful lot.
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #664 on: March 26, 2013, 09:38 PM »
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This was an interesting match, mainly for analyzing where Dimitrov is at.
Very true.  I actually feel quite sorry for the up and coming players, because everyone is watching them, waiting for them to make a break-through, and whenever it doesn't happen, they are all collectively panned.  The sad thing is that it's the best of these players that end up with the most criticism for being closest, but not quite making it.

That said, Grigor definitely impressed more than Bernie.  His game might have been a bit up and down, and he might have struggled on big points, but at least he kept on trying and showed he has something to work from.  I think he knew Andy can start slow, so had to come out of the blocks fast to get an early advantage, but I think that meant he was always going to trail off a bit as soon as Andy started to put up a better fight.   Even if he'd managed to hold his nerve and take the first set, I still think he'd have struggled to maintain through a second or third set.

He probably needs to work on getting some more wins against top 20 players and going deep in some smaller tournaments, hopefully winning something (that Andy's not playing in).
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #665 on: March 27, 2013, 10:54 AM »
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I thought this one was a great match, very entertaining. I must have strong nerves these days because I honestly didn't think Andy wouldn't find a way, and he did. It might even have been the wake up call Andy needed to get him going, because let's be honest, Tomic didn't really show up for the second round.

What I think Dimitrov did was show that if he can just string it together and gain a bit more mental strength and maturity, he will be a big threat in the future. For my money he has the most complete game of any of the youngsters, he appears to have everything, except that ability to find something against the top players when he really needs to, but he's not on his own with that.

There was definitely a sense that when Dimitrov couldn't win the first set the match could very well be over. Dimitrov's heart must have been racing when he was serving for the first, and then he must have felt like it had been ripped out of him. If he'd been playing anyone else I'd have felt sorry for him.
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #666 on: March 28, 2013, 08:31 PM »
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I agree teejay.  As amusing as it was to see Andy beat Tomic and assert his dominance over one of the supposed new wave of talent, the only real challenge for Andy was to stay diplomatic in the press conference afterwards.  Between that and the first round bye, he needed a challenge.

Tennis also needs up and coming stars, so I'm happy to see Grigor progress.  Obviously, I'd like to see him progress at the expense of other players, which has been the case so far! Very Happy
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Re: Miami R3: Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov « Reply #667 on: March 29, 2013, 05:38 PM »
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I definitely found their Brisbane meeting a bit better. Andy was a bit more aggressive in that match and for some reason, I thought it was more entertaining.

Dimitrov, in this match, was very disappointed with himself over some of his mistakes. That 2nd set point he shouldn't have missed because he had it under control. I think at this point he'll be just happy with winning 1 set off any of these top players. He's constantly coming close though and will probably pull up an upset one of these days. Hopefully it won't be our Andy.

Anyway, I loved it when Andy yelled his own name 'Andy Murray!' after missing an easy shot. lol. Our Comms found it really funny. I thought so too.
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