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Re: News Articles « Reply #4695 on: January 11, 2013, 04:49 AM »
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A very interesting article here about Andy's physical training, with info from Jez Green. Andy really does look in great physical shape right now - full credit to him and his team for working so hard.

http://aggbot.com/Sport-News/article/18711432
Thanks for posting this article Katie.   I find what Jez Green has to say about Andy very encouraging, and it's nice to know that he's moving towards his physiological peak from 25 to 28.  Just so long as he reaches his psychological peak at the same time, then we could be looking at at least three very good years.
 
In many ways it doesn't surprise me to learn that Andy has tried to find out as much as he can about what is happening with Ross. I think it will help in two ways. Firstly, and most important, it will help Andy be as supportive as possible to Ross. Secondly, I tend to think that if you can understand something better you feel that bit more in control. I'm sure it doesn't take the worry away, unfortunately nothing does that, but I do think finding out, researching, gives you a sense that you are doing something to help that is practical.
I agree with that entirely, TJ.  Ignorance and lack of understanding does nobody any good in situations like this.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4696 on: January 11, 2013, 04:58 AM »
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Interesting article... didn't even know that nobody has won another slam immediately after winning their first...

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2013-01-10/201301101357814917163.html
Neither did I.  Well Andy made history on three occasions last year - reaching the Wimbledon final, and winning the USO, which also saw him become the only player in the Big Four to have won his maiden Slam against another Slam winner, and a multiple one at that - so maybe .....
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4697 on: January 11, 2013, 07:36 AM »
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Judy speaking at a Coaches Conference in Australia... and of course, Andy being mentioned in inevitable.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2013-01-11/201301111357880681122.html

Aileen, made history as well I think as to the only one who have won gold and US Open in the same year. Andy could make history again, he already started it with the first to win Brisbane back to back!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4698 on: January 11, 2013, 09:26 AM »
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/20973192 Match by match.....

And for the Dutch:

http://www.nu.nl/sport/3001429/haase-baalt-van-eerste-ronde-murray.html

(Haase doesn't like playing Murray in first round ) We understand....
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4699 on: January 11, 2013, 12:04 PM »
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Judy speaking at a Coaches Conference in Australia... and of course, Andy being mentioned in inevitable.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2013-01-11/201301111357880681122.html

Aileen, made history as well I think as to the only one who have won gold and US Open in the same year. Andy could make history again, he already started it with the first to win Brisbane back to back!
yes you're right u2 he was first to win both gold and USO back to back.  So here's to Andy breaking more records at AO  cmon yeah
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4700 on: January 11, 2013, 12:25 PM »
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yes you're right u2 he was first to win both gold and USO back to back.  So here's to Andy breaking more records at AO  cmon yeah
Not such a big deal as there are relatively few opportunities to do that, but a benchmark nevertheless.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4701 on: January 11, 2013, 02:59 PM »
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/9794169/Andy-Murray-is-as-fast-as-Usain-Bolt-says-his-fitness-trainer-Jez-Green-ahead-of-the-Australian-Open.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4702 on: January 11, 2013, 04:20 PM »
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http://espn.go.com/tennis/blog/_/name/bodo_peter/id/8833113/tennis-novak-djokovic-andy-murray-rivalry-best-biz?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://m.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2013/jan/10/andy-murray-australian-open-players-injuries

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/andymurray/9793779/Andy-Murrays-guru-Ivan-Lendl-is-exactly-the-same-as-a-coach-as-he-was-as-a-player-a-dedicated-winner.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/tennis/australian-open-draw-andy-murray-1528927
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4703 on: January 11, 2013, 04:25 PM »
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I like the Bodo piece on the Andy-Nole rivalry - thanks for posting fp.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4704 on: January 11, 2013, 07:51 PM »
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Murray's the man to raise the bar, says Agassi


Four-time Australian Open champion Andre Agassi has declared 2013 as Andy Murray's year. The 42-year-old has backed the Scot to win this month's Australian Open, convinced Murray's drought-breaking grand slam triumph at the US Open last year will ensure he is no longer the sideshow to the main attraction. Murray, who has lost two of the past three finals at Melbourne Park, has started the year the way he did the last - by winning the Brisbane International.

Agassi believes the hardship of several unsuccessful grand slam attempts and the lengths he had to go to to win the US Open last year have made Murray into the player who cannot only compete with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but beat them.

''The way he got across the line in New York will have a huge impact on him moving forward because he had to step up and take it,'' Agassi said. ''He couldn't just wait and watch somebody implode. He had to step up in that fifth set and step up to the biggest situation against the biggest player on the biggest stage and take it, and he did. If his evolution is anything like mine, that was the real light switch that went off for me. I realised that I can't hope for somebody to lose. I have to want this enough to go after it. I think once that clicks in for him, you'll see him playing to their standard throughout the year and for a few years to come.''

Murray's confidence is at a record high following a year in which he upset Federer to win gold at the Olympic Games and overcome Djokovic in five sets to win his maiden grand slam at the US Open. While Agassi admits he was critical of Murray's approach to the game in the past, he believes he has discovered what it takes to win the big matches.

''This is Murray's year to really break through,'' he said. ''I really think his game can play at that standard [of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer]. I think he's slowly come to understand what he needs to do out there as far as not being so passive. He has so many defensive skills that he does run the risk of falling into the temptation of being passive out there on the court. I think that can get him past everybody but not the two greatest players to ever play, not to mention Djokovic, who is now starting to be part of that equation.''

Agassi had to wait two years between his first grand slam triumph at Wimbledon in 1992 and his second at the US Open in 1994. He admitted he allowed complacency to creep into his game after his first success but doesn't think Murray will suffer from a similar after-effect.

''For me, I thought things would come a lot easier and they didn't,'' he said. ''But when I realised that they didn't, I had something to draw on to get me across that finish line. I believe he has very specific goals and objectives. Winning the gold at the Olympics on Wimbledon in front of his home crowd, and being so close at championships, then getting over the line at the US Open, I have to think he believes he can put a lot of numbers on the board.''

Agassi hasn't ruled out Federer but believes Murray and Djokovic are in prime position to make the most of 2013. ''Roger is somebody who can constantly take advantage out of anyone who is not playing their best,'' he said.

''He's 30 years old but I'm out of the business of predicting what he does or doesn't do because he's impressed me so many times. Heading into the year, you really have to look at Murray and Djokovic as the two in the position to raise the standards. Heading particularly towards Australia, I like Andy.''

Is there an Australian Open dark horse? ''Somebody who can put their resume on the table and say, 'I'm ready to go', for me that's [Juan Martin] Del Potro,'' Agassi said. ''You have a guy [playing] some of the best tennis to win a grand slam a couple of years ago, only to be on the sidelines for a year. Whatever time you miss, you can double that time before you're back and slightly better than you were. We're at that time frame now and we're starting to see him play some of the tennis he was before the setback. I think he's in position to be at his best now.''

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1230690/murrays-the-man-to-raise-the-bar-says-agassi/?cs=12
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4705 on: January 11, 2013, 08:17 PM »
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''For me, I thought things would come a lot easier and they didn't,'' he said. ''But when I realised that they didn't, I had something to draw on to get me across that finish line. http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1230690/murrays-the-man-to-raise-the-bar-says-agassi/?cs=12
Aye..  Weedman

Sorry Dani.. couldn't resist.

Thanks for the article. wink
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4706 on: January 11, 2013, 08:23 PM »
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Aye..  Weedman

Sorry Dani.. couldn't resist.

Thanks for the article. wink
   Clever post, well spotted - I like it.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4707 on: January 11, 2013, 08:32 PM »
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^Why, thank you kind sir.
I've noticed recently that you, yourself, have also raised your head above the parapet in the Humour Dept..
One of your quips on another thread went undetected by my radar until MH pointed it out to me. Respect. clap
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Re: News Articles « Reply #4708 on: January 11, 2013, 08:45 PM »
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http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/open-warfare-built-andy-murray/story-fndkzym4-1226552313832

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Re: News Articles « Reply #4709 on: January 11, 2013, 09:18 PM »
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^ Great article, u2jcc. Thanks. Lendl inspires confidence in me, let alone Andy.

My favourite Lendlisms:

"Intensity is very important in practices and matches obviously," Lendl said.

"No matter who it is, whether it's a top-ranked player or a junior, the harder you practise, the easier it is in matches - in my opinion."

"In every match, in every tournament, you will have ups and downs - even if you are winning 6-2, 6-2. In every match, there will be something challenging you, so that's why it's important you have the mental intensity to step up to the line and produce."

"I take point A when we started working - now he's at point B and, when I envisage (where he can get to), I would say he's about 20 per cent there."

"The question is `Is he going to win Wimbledon?', and know he will give it a good crack many, many times - not just once, not just in 2013 or 2014."
"He has quite a few years left in him and he's going to give it a crack."
"Both Andy and I would be disappointed if at the end of the day he does not win."
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