Andy Murray vs Joao Sousa, Thursday, Estimated time - 3:30pm BST - Discuss the match
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Predictions
Murray in 2 - 19 (51.4%)
Murray in 3 - 15 (40.5%)
Gasquet in 2 - 1 (2.7%)
Gasquet in 3 - 2 (5.4%)
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Miami SF: Andy Murray vs Richard Gasquet

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Thanks for the RG match. Good to relive that experience! 
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I think that's somewhat harsh on Gasquet. He defended well and a lot of Berdych's errors were from frustration.

I sometimes think when one player is making a lot of errors, the opposing player doesn't get enough credit. Something that is probably the case for Andy. Just having some variety, causing them problems, making them uncomfortable and getting them frustrated can lead to a lot of errors, and it just goes down as, 'well so and so played awful, other guy wasn't that special'.
Very true.  Almost all of Andy's victories over Fed are excused along those lines.  Whistle

I didn't see last night's match between Gasquet and Berdych, so tried to get a handle on how it went down by reading various reports, and everyone has a different interpretation.  Some say Gasquet was on fire, others saying Berdych was plain poor.  Some saying both!  I imagine that it was a bit of both, and Berdych might have played better, or at least rallied to put up a better fight if Gasquet had made a few more mistakes, and Gasquet might have found himself a bit more human if Berdych had put a few more away.  I think a lot of people will see what they want to see too.  From our point of view, it's better, if a little unsporting, to think Berdych played badly.

Berdych did seem quite battered and bruised by the experience, and implied he'd been playing too much lately and needed a break.   In fact, he's withdrawn from doing Davis Cup.  I think he hasn't managed his schedule well, doing the opposite of Andy, playing a couple of optional tournaments between Australia and Indian Wells.  Then again, I do think that not playing as well as you think you can is exhausting.
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Berdych did seem quite battered and bruised by the experience, and implied he'd been playing too much lately and needed a break.   In fact, he's withdrawn from doing Davis Cup.  I think he hasn't managed his schedule well, doing the opposite of Andy, playing a couple of optional tournaments between Australia and Indian Wells.  Then again, I do think that not playing as well as you think you can is exhausting.

He really has played a lot, and gone deep in nearly every event - plus having played the DC final, he had less rest than most other players. Not surprised he needs a break now, but a shame for the Czech team as I doubt they can progress without him.
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So glad i can watch live tonight Very Happy Andy you better win!
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He really has played a lot, and gone deep in nearly every event - plus having played the DC final, he had less rest than most other players. Not surprised he needs a break now, but a shame for the Czech team as I doubt they can progress without him.

Berdych played the DC final in November, then played DC again v Switzerland in Feb, with two 4 setter singles and the 7 hour  doubles that went to 24 -22 in the 5th. Wrist injury (I think) from that meant he had to pull out od Rotterdam, but he's played Marseille, Dubai, IW and Miami since, going deep in each. Think he's earned a rest!
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Tomas-Berdych.aspx?t=pa&y=2013&m=s&e=0#
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Haas and Ferrer have started, this will be exciting!
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Good luck Andy. yay
May your serve be with you yay yay yay
I see Laura doing terrifically in the dubs. Hope this is an omen pray
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Ferrer in trouble at 2 -5, Haas to serve for the 1st. Lookin solid and fearsome.
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Ferrer in trouble at 2 -5, Haas to serve for the 1st. Lookin solid and fearsome.
oh dear andy will have to certainly pull his socks up then if he gets to final
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I wouldn't' worry about Haas just now!
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I wouldn't' worry about Haas just now!
Indeed.  Got to get past Richard first.
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will be back in a while ready for andy
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Ferrer is thorugh! Well played David, brilliant, after a problematic 1st set.
Now for the next semi final....
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is it going be on earlier
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Don't think so.
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