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Re: News Articles « Reply #5640 on: April 08, 2013, 08:56 PM »
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Telegraph article with Andy's spokesman confirming he will definitely take part in September world group play off tie.


http://aggbot.com/Sport-News/article/19338210

In my opinion, the most interesting sentence in the article is the following:

"His spokesman insisted plans for Murray to take part in a potentially lucrative IPL-style tennis tournament at the end of the season would not stop him taking part in the Davis Cup tie."

Pretty much confirms Andy's participation in IPL style tennis right??

I still don't think so. A plan is not an actual event. I still think it is something on the drawing board, and the press are gong off half cock again. Most of the top players will need to be on board for it to happen. I think we need to trust that Murray and his team including Lendl know exactly what they are doing.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5641 on: April 08, 2013, 08:59 PM »
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Interesting Milly...... Thanks for that  goodjob

You're welcome!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5642 on: April 08, 2013, 09:14 PM »
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I doubt Andy has any fixed plans as yet for IPL Tennis - which is still just an idea at present anyway- and probably will want to know more and talk to Ivan and probably other players before making any decisions, maybe around September time? but that won't sell newspapers! Press can make headlines out of nothing to sell a story- as we know.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5643 on: April 08, 2013, 09:20 PM »
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Yes, and people hoping to organise an event like that will want the press to talk as if Andy is definite, hoping to get others on board too. 

The fact is, so long as they are talking about talks, it means it's not agreed.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5644 on: April 11, 2013, 08:01 PM »
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http://www.andymurray.com/

It's not really an article; but according to his own website Andy is arrived in Monte Carlo....!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5645 on: April 11, 2013, 08:13 PM »
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Ooh exciting!! Not long now Smile
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5646 on: April 11, 2013, 11:03 PM »
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Olympic Gold Medalist and US Open Champion Andy Murray Returns to Boca Grove

http://bocagrovecc.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/olympic-gold-medalist-and-us-open-champion-andy-murray-returns-to-boca-grove/

“Emerson “Chuck” Lehner, COO/General Manager of Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club said, “We’re thrilled that Andy Murray is back at Boca Grove. Having a world-renowned athlete here has been quite a treat for our members. They’ve really enjoyed seeing such an incredible tennis professional in action.”

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Re: News Articles « Reply #5647 on: April 12, 2013, 08:27 AM »
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Big interview with Bhupathi in Independent this morning.  Doesn't sound like anything will happen on the Asian tennis league front this year - it all still sounds pretty embryonic.   
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/manesh-bhupathi-doubles-star-aiming-to-boost-brand-murray-8569481.html
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5648 on: April 12, 2013, 10:09 AM »
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^^ An interesting read. Thanks Ruthie.
Looking forward to seeing how they will be "bringing him out of his shell"!!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5649 on: April 12, 2013, 11:22 AM »
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yes I did think that his comments about Andy could be read as rather patronising mp but hope Andy won't feel they are
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5650 on: April 12, 2013, 11:47 PM »
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ESPN article.......do you think this guy is insinuating the top players are getting lazy!!


Murray, Fed, Rafa work at own pace
 
By Peter Bodo | Apr 12, 2013 07:26 AM
You can call this another transitional week in tennis, a seam week, or even something like baseball's All-Star break in reverse. After Miami, the big dogs went to sleep under the porch, leaving the rest of the pack to fight over what limelight and rewards exist out there. Whatever you call it, this is one of those weeks when you're gnawing on the inside of your cheek, waiting for something significant to happen.

Apologies to those of you whose idea of must-watch TV was the Robin Haase against Kenny de Schepper match in Casablanca (which may not even have been on TV).

It's another unique aspect of tennis, a sport with a 10-month season that has been vociferously criticized by Rafael Nadal and others as too demanding, too tiring, too conducive to injury. But the lull we've been living through since the end of the Miami combined event (with the exception of the Davis Cup, which is outside purview of the ATP tour) demonstrates for the second but not final time this year that you just can't compare tennis to the mainstream sports when it comes to seasons and offseasons.

Take the case of Andy Murray. The Scot, No. 2 in the world following his win in Miami, was out of action (along with everyone else) for a month and a half before the start of the year. Then he played two tournaments in Australia, including the first Grand Slam of the year. Then he was off for close to six weeks before playing Indian Wells and Miami. After Miami, he pulled back for another few weeks and will resume play in Monte Carlo.

I know that he, like his peers, needs to work on his fitness and his game. But he's played just five weeks of tennis (Indian Wells and Miami are 10-day events, but the bye system essentially makes it a one-week event for seeded players like Murray) since the middle of last November. Somehow, it just doesn't seem onerous -- even if he doesn't have a lengthy offseason because of it.

Then take the man Murray replaced at No. 2, Roger Federer. We last saw him at Indian Wells in mid-March, and we won't see him again until the Madrid event at the end of the first week in May. He'll have played all of five weeks in 2013 at that time. OK, the all-time singles Grand Slam champ is a dad now, and he's 31, a regular tennis grandpa. He's earned the right to play as little or as much as he likes. But, like a Ray Lewis or Kobe Bryant, he's still an enormous draw and at or close to the top of his game.

How about Nadal? Oh, his day is coming all right -- and soon. But since early July of 2012, he's played just four weeks. We all know it was an injury that kept him out of action for nearly seven months. Yet he didn't have surgery, and he returned and very quickly became a major force again. It's hard to imagine him playing any less while still remaining relevant at No. 5. And for contrast, consider this: David Ferrer, his Spanish countryman who inched ahead of Nadal to No. 4, has played eight weeks so far this year, and those are honest weeks because he went deep at every tournament he played except Indian Wells, where he lost in the second round. Like Federer, Ferrer is 31. But unlike Federer and the others under discussion here, he's shown that it's possible to play a lot as well as win a lot.

What all this shows is that tennis has evolved into a true flex sport in which the players can pretty much create their own schedules. It's a sport of intervals, built around five major occasions (the Grand Slams and the year-end championships).

In comparison to other sports, tennis operates under some kind of Mayan calendar that's hard to figure. But this option that enables players to tailor their schedules to their personal needs couldn't exist if the calendar were truly streamlined and fat-free, somehow compressed into a season more like you see in other sports, along with a longer offseason. And to those players who think that more traditional approach might be preferable, I can only say: Be careful what you wish for.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5651 on: April 13, 2013, 12:47 AM »
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Cheek! But think he is just trying to get folk to rise to his bait. Wouldn't give him the satifaction - despite the indignation bubbling within me!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5652 on: April 13, 2013, 03:15 AM »
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Peter Bodo is an idiot, always has been and always will be - his predictions are legendary fails.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5653 on: April 13, 2013, 06:02 AM »
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Ferrer only plays as much as he does, because it's the only way he can sustain his ranking. Does that deserve recognition? Sure, hard work always does. But why would the Big 4 risk being burned out by Wimbledon just to prove a point? They are trying to maximize their potential of going deep in slams or well, win them. A prospect that Ferrer (and most of those ranked below him) probably knows, isn't very realistic for him at this point.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #5654 on: April 13, 2013, 09:04 AM »
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You took the words out of my mouth SL.  Also Bodo makes it sound as though training is just a gentle work out - he should have taken part in the sessions that Andy invited the British tennis correspondents to and then he might change his tune.
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