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Re: News Articles « Reply #5475 on: March 18, 2013, 10:23 PM »
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I think some on MW could do with daily phone calls from Mr L to help them keep things in perspective  Whistle



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Re: News Articles « Reply #5476 on: March 19, 2013, 11:48 AM »
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To true Ruthie the way some on MW are talking you would think it was a major disaster. What they should have taken into account is that Andy made more points getting to the 1/4 finals unlike last year when he was out after the first round.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5477 on: March 19, 2013, 11:54 AM »
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Don't know if this is the right place to put my post but it seems as if the draw for Miami is out. Its not on the apt website as it usually is but in a very convoluting article it says that\andy will probably meet Tomic in the second round,Dimitrov in the third,Janowicz in the 4th with Tsonga in the quarters. They give no suggestion for semis or final
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5478 on: March 19, 2013, 05:00 PM »
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^ I think his semi could be Berdych, with Nole and Delpotro possibly meeting in the other semi. If they all get that far, that is.
Am not sure how far JMDP will go tbh. Will be an interesting test of his will/stamina.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5479 on: March 19, 2013, 05:47 PM »
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Also Raonic is a possible SF opponent.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5480 on: March 19, 2013, 06:05 PM »
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/03/19/uk-tennis-delpotro-queens-idUKBRE92I0HP20130319

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Murray can be world No.1 this year, says Del Potro

LONDON | Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:43pm GMT

(Reuters) - Indian Wells runner-up Juan Martin del Potro believes Britain's Andy Murray can become world tennis number one this year.

The towering Argentine beat Murray in the quarter-finals last week on the California hard courts and is looking forward to locking horns with him on grass after confirming he will play at the Aegon Championships at London's Queen's Club two weeks before Wimbledon.
 
"Murray is a big champion, he already won a grand slam, he made the finals in Australia and he has everything he needs to be at the top in the future," Del Potro said in a statement.

"He will be fighting for the world number-one place this year and he can take a big opportunity in the grass season."

This year's Queen's Club field promises to be strong, with Wimbledon runner-up Murray joined by former U.S. Open champion del Potro and Tomas Berdych at the event starting on June 10.

Del Potro, who has taken a while to get used to playing on the low-bouncing grasscourts, was a bronze medallist at the Olympics staged at Wimbledon last year, and believes he could challenge for the Wimbledon title.

"I have a fantastic memory from last year when I won the bronze medal at the Olympics," he said.

"It was a magnificent experience for me. I had never played at an Olympics before so it was a big moment for me and my country. To win on grass at Wimbledon as well made it an even bigger moment.

"I think that if I play my best tennis I have a chance to win a grand slam on grass, but it will be very difficult."

What a great humble guy Del Potro is Smile
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5481 on: March 20, 2013, 07:13 AM »
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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100169766/i-preferred-the-dour-determined-angry-andy-murray-to-the-emotional-andy-being-cheered-by-the-press/

An old one, but nice and new for me. It's interesting this year what the effect is from both Wimbledon (when this article was written we didn't know there were nice times to come!) and the Olymics and the AO to the British people.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5482 on: March 21, 2013, 12:32 PM »
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What a great humble guy Del Potro is Smile

I'm so glad they kissed and made up after their little bickering session.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5483 on: March 21, 2013, 05:41 PM »
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Report from 10sballs on why Andy Murray should be favourite for Sony open

http://www.10sballs.com/2013/03/20/andy-murray-should-be-favourite-for-sony-open-tennis/
 
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5484 on: March 22, 2013, 03:21 PM »
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Article mostly on Lendl but a mention of Andy too...

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/asia/ivan-lendl-tennis-talk-asia/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5485 on: March 22, 2013, 03:49 PM »
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What a great article, thanks for that u2jcc.
I loved that it was written by someone growing up watching Lendl The Player with his dad.
Lendl was an often misunderstood genius. Just like Andy.
I can't get the vids to play, but I loved these excerpts from the article:

The main thing he imparts to the British player is preparation. Win or lose, if you're prepared and you do your best no one can take that away from you.
 
"You just train and through training and repetition you hit the shot and execute it so many times that all of a sudden you can do it under pressure and that's where the confidence comes from," he said.
 
I asked him if a champion or greatness is something that can be taught. He said it all just comes down to "a lot of work, a lot of talent, a lot of luck."
 
Before winning the Olympic gold medal and U.S. Open title last year many had questioned Murray's self-confidence.
 
But Lendl believes that while mental strength is key, so are stamina and physical strength.
 
"These days if the top guys don't play their best in the early rounds they can lose," he said.

Believe it or not when it comes to competing Lendl says he still feels nervous.
 
"It's because I care. If you don't get nervous, you don't care about how you do," he said.
 
Two of his daughters also play golf -- choosing it over tennis partly because of the pressure of having to live up to the Lendl name.
 
His advice to them is the same advice his gives Murray: "When it's going good take it and be humble and when it's not going good, accept it as well and just keep training. Stay level-headed either way. Don't get too high or too low."
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5486 on: March 22, 2013, 03:54 PM »
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Totally off topic, but Capriati has been arrested.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5487 on: March 22, 2013, 07:20 PM »
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Andy Murray explains why Miami base helps his tennis


When he's not travelling the world pitting himself against the best players in the top tournaments, Andy Murray likes to indulge in some dolphin spotting.

He doesn't have to go very far: just a few steps to the balcony of his penthouse apartment in a block which also includes neighbours like fellow tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro and Formula 1 driver Pablo Montoya.

Situated on the water's edge in the Brickell area, with views across Miami and out to the Atlantic, a good pair of binoculars is all Murray needs to catch a glimpse of the bottlenose dolphins or manatees, which swim into the Biscayne Bay.

It's a far cry from Dunblane, but more than five years have passed since the Scot established a home from home in South Florida.

"I spend more time here than I did a few years ago, probably about three-and-a-half months of the year," Murray told BBC Scotland.

"Miami's a very laid-back city. You can do whatever you want here.

"They have nice beaches, on South Beach there are lots of shops, a good party life, and there are very good restaurants all over the city."

But it wasn't the shopping, or the nightlife or even the wildlife which attracted him to the 'Magic City'.

"There are good players to practise and train with, and they have great facilities here," Murray continues.

"It's a great place to train and prepare because the conditions are some of the toughest on the Tour as it's extremely hot and humid.

"So when you go and play in Europe afterwards it doesn't feel as bad."

Those training facilities are at Crandon Park where the Miami Masters is being staged, just 15 minutes over a bridge from Casa Murray.

Right now that's a busy place, because the guest list includes his brother Jamie and dad Willie, not to mention Kim his girlfriend and for the first time his two dogs; Rusty and Maggie May.

Mum Judy has already vacated one guest room as she's off up the Florida coast to continue the ground work for the important GB Fed Cup tie in Argentina next month.

That means she may miss seeing her number two son becoming world number two, which would happen if he claims the trophy here for a second time.

But the possibility of overtaking Roger Federer seems to be very much at the back of Murray's mind.

"It's not something I'm thinking about going into my first match against Bernard Tomic," he explained.

"Getting to number two is not a goal of mine. I'd rather focus on winning events than counting ranking points.

"The one thing it does help with is with your seeding for the bigger events, and that's how it would be of benefit to me."

With no Federer or Rafael Nadal at this event, the route to the title and number two has been made that bit less stressful.

And former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash believes Murray can enter the European clay court season as the planet's second best player, behind Novak Djokovic.

"He's got a great chance to get to number two," Cash said.

"Djokovic is clearly the player of the year so far, and it's never easy to win these tournaments - with our without a couple of the best players.

"Andy will want to improve on his form from Indian Wells where he was beaten by Del Potro. But he has the ability to do that.

"These are the biggest events outside the Grand Slams. But he's a big player, he'll like this occasion and I think he's got a great chance to win it."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/21899917
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5488 on: March 22, 2013, 07:24 PM »
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His advice to them is the same advice his gives Murray: "When it's going good take it and be humble and when it's not going good, accept it as well and just keep training. Stay level-headed either way. Don't get too high or too low."

What good advice - I'm sure of real benefit to Andy
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5489 on: March 22, 2013, 09:19 PM »
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Good to see Andy presently at a creditable Number 13 amongst top 20 tennis legends in the overall category of the Fedex Reliability Index
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Reliability-Zone/Reliability-Overall-Career-List.aspx

And also at number 8 on Grass - ahead of both Nadal and Djokovic 
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Reliability-Zone/Reliability-Grass-Career-List.aspx

Onwards and Upwards!
Wishing him luck tomorrow.
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