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Andy Murray in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Slightly off topic.  Does Benneteau retiring in singles mean that he will not play more in the doubles? If Andy was to win his doubles today he was next opponent.
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Aaw, Andy and Gilles have had to withdraw from the dubs :-(
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Schedule was rubbish anyway. Looks like they are now resting Sousa who has just finished a three set singles. Perhaps Muller was not expecting to win his first round singles and is now concentrating on that so dumping the doubles?
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Jamie and John will be pleased. I remember someone saying that they had stayed on for some unknown reason. Perhaps it was the schedule for both Andy and Gilles was not ideal?
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Schedule was rubbish anyway. Looks like they are now resting Sousa who has just finished a three set singles. Perhaps Muller was not expecting to win his first round singles and is now concentrating on that so dumping the doubles?
Well he did have a long match last night which didn't finish until just after midnight.  Hope it's nothing to do with Andy though.  Whatever, he'll be disappointed.
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Well he did have a long match last night which didn't finish until just after midnight.  Hope it's nothing to do with Andy though.  Whatever, he'll be disappointed.

Gilles is ill and so he withdrew from the doubles, and of course Andy can't play doubles alone! Well he could, but that isn't the point!
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Well he did have a long match last night which didn't finish until just after midnight.  Hope it's nothing to do with Andy though.  Whatever, he'll be disappointed.
   He will. He was looking for competitive action on centre court.
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Gilles is ill and so he withdrew from the doubles, and of course Andy can't play doubles alone! Well he could, but that isn't the point!

 lol I have visions of Andy on one side of the next with six people on the other....and still beating them!

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Could he not have substituted Gilles with his brother?  Rules?
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   He will. He was looking for competitive action on centre court.
I know.

Gilles is ill and so he withdrew from the doubles, and of course Andy can't play doubles alone! Well he could, but that isn't the point!
lol I have visions of Andy on one side of the next with six people on the other....and still beating them!
I like that idea, especially as  I seem to remember he played one against three for a bit in the exho following his unexpected reappearance at the WTF and didn't do too badly!
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Well it looks like drakulastream aren't going to show the doubles. Frown   Can anyone suggest another livestream?

on this stream  , click on Sky sports 3
http://cricfree.tv/
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Andy won't play doubles.

Replaced by Jamie and John.
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Muller is sick so the team had to pull out.
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jamie in as lucky loser instead

http://www.flashscores.co.uk/match/IcOb3PJJ/#match-summary

jamie/john win 6-3 6-4, now face benneteau/roger-vasselin in the Qtrs...

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It's a shame Andy couldn't have played with Jamie, perhaps as a bit of practice/test for Davis Cup.  Presumably you aren't allowed last minute substitutions, but I'm sure Andy would be pleased it was Jamie getting to take advantage of his misfortune.

I do think it's a shame that double teams with the success of Jamie and John are obliged to go through qualifying, often unsure until quite late on if they'll make the cut because high ranked singles players get preference.  Arguably, the problem is the limited draw for doubles, but the only way to justify expanding the draw is if there are more star players, which generally means the singles' stars.
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