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Miami QF: Andy Murray vs Marin Cilic

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Gasquet 3-0 against Andy in MS1000....

Andy 4-0 against Gasquet in GS. What's your point?
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Andy 4-0 against Gasquet in GS. What's your point?

What's your point? Slams are played over a best of 5 format, MS1000 are best of 3.

Dunno why you mentioned their H2H in slams, it doesn't matter at all here.
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What's your point? Slams are played over a best of 5 format, MS1000 are best of 3.

Dunno why you mentioned their H2H in slams, it doesn't matter at all here.

On another note, your RTR today was woeful.
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On another note, your RTR today was woeful.

STOP BRINGING UP RTR IN THESE THREADS
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STOP BRINGING UP RTR IN THESE THREADS


Soz bruv, had to mention it.
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Gasquet 3-0 against Andy in MS1000....
Hasn't beaten Murray outside of clay since 2007.

In-fact, since Murray climbed above Gasquet in the rankings, Gasquet's only win against him was last year in Rome.
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watched the Gasquet match and he has made some improvments to his game. Great backhand. 4-3 h2h in favour of Murray. Andy won 4 out of last 5 meets. Andy will have to play much better than he did today to win this one I reckon. Expect a tough match with some great shots and rallies.
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Just watched Cillic match --- Cillic self destructed Andy played solid but not spectacular, still not too impressed with Andys form only played 2 good sets since AO 1st set vs delpo and 1st set vs Seppi, but his returning today was much better than it has been in a while so top marks there.


Uh i don't like Gasquet, Andy should straight set him really, but Richie could potentially play insipred tennis and win as he may run out of time to choke in a Bo3.
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watched the Gasquet match and he has made some improvments to his game. Great backhand. 4-3 h2h in favour of Murray. Andy won 4 out of last 5 meets. Andy will have to play much better than he did today to win this one I reckon. Expect a tough match with some great shots and rallies.
That's my opinion too ABF. This will be a tricky but an entertaining match, I think.
Andy'd better be very sharp today and get on top of Reechard straight away.
He is playing well and will be doing his best to get this win. Am a bit  nervous
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Andy has the ability to adapt different tactics for different matches.  Seems to me that against Cilic he realised early on that his opponent was likely to make a mistake in the rallies first, so he adopted a mostly defensive game plan, keeping the rally alive long enough for Cilic to self-destruct.

It's not as exciting a game plan as going on the attack, which is what he'll probably need to do against Gasquet, but, hey, he got the job done!
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One thing I noticed Gasquet was doing well yesterday was staying in the rallies that Berdych was going all out in. Tomas wasn't missing, but Gasquet was just soaking up the pace from Berdych's blistering shots and most of the time returning the favour with a destructive backhand down the line. Perhaps if Murray plays a slow defensive game from the on-set then adopt a more attacking pace he could win this match.
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So, looking over what everyone has said it was just little old me who thought that was the easiest to predict of all Andy's matches so far? I honestly expected Cilic to come out and have a go before Andy found his feet and pulled the rug out from under him, and that's pretty much what happened.

The way I see it is that Andy is in the semi's without dropping a set. To my mind he is playing a bit better with each round and is looking more confident too. Whether he is playing his 'best' or not is neither here nor there. A win is a win, you don't get points for artistic impression in tennis.

I'm not thinking about what happened against Delpo at Indian Wells. Indian Wells is totally different to Miami in terms of conditions. Andy had spent six weeks out, so was always unlikely to hit top gear in IW, and Delpo was clearly having a great run of form. He did beat Djokovic too, not just Andy, and I don't hear anyone worrying about Djokovic's form. You could argue people might have a point if they did, considering he is already gone in Miami. Going back to IW though, sure Andy didn't get as far as he has in Miami (and he isn't done yet hopefully), but he went better than he did last year and the year before, so I think there is a lot to be positive about. To my mind the fact that Andy is winning without really playing his best says something about him.

I think Andy is looking good in Miami. He looks pretty relaxed, isn't getting down on himself when things don't go his way, and he has responded to challenges well. It's all good so far.
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So, looking over what everyone has said it was just little old me who thought that was the easiest to predict of all Andy's matches so far? I honestly expected Cilic to come out and have a go before Andy found his feet and pulled the rug out from under him, and that's pretty much what happened.

The way I see it is that Andy is in the semi's without dropping a set. To my mind he is playing a bit better with each round and is looking more confident too. Whether he is playing his 'best' or not is neither here nor there. A win is a win, you don't get points for artistic impression in tennis.

I'm not thinking about what happened against Delpo at Indian Wells. Indian Wells is totally different to Miami in terms of conditions. Andy had spent six weeks out, so was always unlikely to hit top gear in IW, and Delpo was clearly having a great run of form. He did beat Djokovic too, not just Andy, and I don't hear anyone worrying about Djokovic's form. You could argue people might have a point if they did, considering he is already gone in Miami. Going back to IW though, sure Andy didn't get as far as he has in Miami (and he isn't done yet hopefully), but he went better than he did last year and the year before, so I think there is a lot to be positive about. To my mind the fact that Andy is winning without really playing his best says something about him.

I think Andy is looking good in Miami. He looks pretty relaxed, isn't getting down on himself when things don't go his way, and he has responded to challenges well. It's all good so far.

Being honest here, does Andy really need to play his best? He has faced Tomic (who gave up), Dimitrov (who died after his 5-2 lead), Seppi (simply wasn't good enough) and Cilic (inconsistent to the T). Andy's approach to this tournament his good. I see him winning the tournament without dropping a set.
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I'm sure his opponents would not be happy when they have played well and still lost in straight sets to Andy to read some of the comments re Andy's game, that he is not playing well etc. To my mind I think we are not giving respect to his opponents. Andy is a very clever player by playing different tactics against different players and it might not be exciting but gets the job done.
In the Cilic match at the end Cillic was putting everything he had against Andy and that is why we had the long games, however I think most would have felt fairly certain that Andy would win.
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He's come this far without dropping a set.  Not really sure what else people want of him.  Shrug
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