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Re: News Articles « Reply #5565 on: April 01, 2013, 12:16 AM »
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Murray back to No. 2: 'Hopefully I can go higher'

Andy Murray's razor-thin victory over David Ferrer for the Miami Masters crown will send the Scot to No. 2 in the world rankings for the second time in his career, but he was too tired to celebrate on Sunday.

Murray rallied after a slow start in the opening set and survived a Hawk-Eye replay call at match-point down in the final set to subdue Spain's Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) in a punishing match in the heat and humidity of Key Biscayne.

Ferrer was stricken by cramps in the final-set tiebreaker, while Murray opted not to receive treatement on a tweaked ankle just to avoid prolonging the endurance test.

"We were both in the locker room afterwards," Murray said. "I wasn't up celebrating with my team. We were just kind of sitting there, because we're just incredibly, incredibly tired after a match like that."

The 25-year-old Scot captured his first title in the ATP's elite Masters series since he beat Ferrer in Shanghai in 2011.

Since then, he has gone on to claim the Olympic singles gold in front of adoring British fans in London last year and capture the US Open crown.

Sunday's victory takes him back to No. 2 in the world rankings for the first time since 2009.

His rise to the second spot behind No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will edge Swiss great Roger Federer down, while Ferrer will move back to No. 4 in the world at the expense of compatriot Rafael Nadal.

It will mark the first time since November 10, 2003 that neither Federer nor Nadal has been in the top two.

Murray, who had a chance to move to No. 2 at Indian Wells prior to Miami, said it was a relief to finally get the job done in time to turn his attention to the claycourt season capped by the French Open.

"I was getting asked about it quite a lot, and it's nice just to have been able to do it this week," he said.

"So I don't have to go into Monte-Carlo or Madrid or Rome and kind of be worrying or thinking about that.

"For me it doesn't change a huge amount, but the fact that I'm moving up the rankings is a good sign. I have been winning a lot of matches. My consistency has been better over the last few months. The rankings obviously reflect that.

"So I will try and keep working hard during the clay and hopefully, you know, I can go higher."

http://news.ph.msn.com/sports/murray-back-to-no-2-hopefully-i-can-go-higher-5
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5566 on: April 01, 2013, 02:02 AM »
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An interesting statistic stolen from the ATP site

For the first time in his career Andy Murray saved a match point in an ATP World Tour final. It was also the first time Murray came back from a set down in a semi-final and final to win an ATP World Tour title.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5567 on: April 01, 2013, 05:01 AM »
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Nice article

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/sports/tennis/andy-murray-wins-sony-open-and-secures-no-2-ranking.html?ref=andymurray
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5568 on: April 01, 2013, 10:05 AM »
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Thanks Sabine, it brings out what an exceptional match it was, even if not in quality.
Article posted by dani: I hadn't realised that Andy had tweaked his ankle - hope it was just a tweak as he seems to have a tendency to have to play the clay court season with an injury.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5569 on: April 01, 2013, 10:52 AM »
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An interesting statistic stolen from the ATP site

For the first time in his career Andy Murray saved a match point in an ATP World Tour final. It was also the first time Murray came back from a set down in a semi-final and final to win an ATP World Tour title.

 cmon yeah Think this'll be a huge "can do  moment.   A bit like toilet break at USOpen.
Very Nole like in fact. Wink
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5570 on: April 01, 2013, 11:23 AM »
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Neil Harman linked to a story about a Asian Tennis Championship being set up like the IPL and that Andy and Novak are in talks..it's to be held between  Nov and before Xmas which is when Andy would normally be having his miami boot camp. As the latter is far more useful for him I hope Lendl vetoes this ASAP.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5571 on: April 01, 2013, 12:48 PM »
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Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2302097/Andy-Murray-James-Bond-moment-emerges-sea-Miami-Masters-win.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Not a DM reader but had to link this simply because there's more beach pictures to go with the article.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5572 on: April 01, 2013, 03:38 PM »
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Thanks Milly87 - without being sexist of course, I had a feeling that a woman must have written that article given the appreciation of Andy's body  Whistle    drool
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5573 on: April 01, 2013, 09:37 PM »
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I liked this short article from BATennisworld - complete with photos from Andy's 2009 and 2013 Miami wins. Smile

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=430125710410928&set=a.415892685167564.93355.415768445179988&type=1
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5574 on: April 01, 2013, 10:43 PM »
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I liked this short article from BATennisworld - complete with photos from Andy's 2009 and 2013 Miami wins. Smile

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=430125710410928&set=a.415892685167564.93355.415768445179988&type=1

Loved that Katie thanks  goodjob
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5575 on: April 01, 2013, 11:47 PM »
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Really miffed that Andy's accomplishments have been overshadowed by bloody Paulo Di Canio.  I can't believe his appointment/views etc seemed to dominate the news today - not just the sport news either.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5576 on: April 02, 2013, 08:18 AM »
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http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1019/Tennis/article/detail/3418480/2013/04/01/Ferrer-mist-grootste-prijs-ooit-op-een-centimeter.dhtml

This article is about the fact that Ferrer missed his biggest price ever because of one centimeter difference with the video that shows it....

(Look at Andy, he need to use his racket to rest and breath again)
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5577 on: April 02, 2013, 10:49 AM »
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I noticed how Andy was fighting for breath during that crucial moment fp.

I've posted this on the rankings thread but will post here too. I've not read it yet but it's a big piece in today's Independent about how Andy could get to number 1
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/and-now-to-rule-the-world-what-would-it-take-for-andy-murray-to-make-world-no-1-8556244.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5578 on: April 02, 2013, 06:01 PM »
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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-determined-conquer-clay-1797416

Today's article on Andy from the Scottish Daily Record.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5579 on: April 02, 2013, 11:07 PM »
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Just came across this, and was thrilled to be able to vote for Andy. Current standing is Absolutely 63% v No Way 33%.
Get voting people.  cmon yeah

The 2013 TIME 100 Poll 

Cast your vote for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. Official voting ends on Friday, April 12th. The final TIME 100 list is selected by our editors and will be revealed on Thursday, April 18th.

What do you think?

Should Andy Murray be on the list?

Scottish tennis player, the first Brit to win a major tournament in decades

http://time100.time.com/2013/03/28/time-100-poll/slide/andy-murray/
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