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Rotterdam 2015 R1: Andy Murray vs. Nicolas Mahut

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Yup, apart from the little blip when he was serving for the match first time around it was a solid performance.  Love what I'm seeing!
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Oh my I've been so busy, just realized Andy had a match today. Thankfully I could watch some of it on my iPad. I thought he played really well, but I'm not liking the double faults. Maybe it's jet lag. He should do well in his next round.
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Can't watch, in work.

Enjoy it flowerpower. I want to go to Rotterdam one year, my favourite ATP 500!

It's really nice. For the best tickets you have to buy a year in advance, but it's almost never sold out, so easy to make last minute decisions. I like to go on Fridays, with two tickets (afternoon from 11 am en night from 18.00 am) you can watch 4 QF's and 2 doubles and wheelchair matches also. And trainingssessions. 
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It was a fun match to watch. Andy was litteraly playing with Mahut. A little bit too much though. Andy had to play 2 useless more game to close the match after being broken at 5-0 because of that.

3 things I didn't liked in this match :
- DFs
- Poor percentage of point won on 2nd serve - 44%. Meaning his 2nd serve still needs to improve.
- he is still on the edge of a drama when he serves after a break on his opponent #focus
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Nikko,

I am being pedantic. Your maths are wrong on the second serve percentage. It was 46% (12/26)  ie just under 50% and would have been considered good discounting double faults so not bad in comparison to any good player at present. Anyone who totals 66% won off both serves is doing OK on serve surely?

You enjoyed it, Andy enjoyed it, even Mahut seemed to enjoy it, and he won without much stress so that is fine surely?
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Yup, apart from the little blip when he was serving for the match first time around it was a solid performance.  Love what I'm seeing!
That blip was one thing that bothered me, but then according to some on here it was deliberate on Andy's part just so's Mahut could get on the scoreboard because he knew he would win anyway, which, if true, was very charitable of him, and I can't see any of the other top players doing the same thing.  However I guess we'll never find out!
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That blip was one thing that bothered me, but then according to some on here it was deliberate on Andy's part just so's Mahut could get on the scoreboard because he knew he would win anyway, which, if true, was very charitable of him, and I can't see any of the other top players doing the same thing.  However I guess we'll never find out!

Unlikely as he showed his displeasure even if only an apologetic bouncing of his racket on the ground. We are perhaps getting to be too suspicious? I know that I am.
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I wouldn't like to think that any player would gift a game or two to avoid humiliating them.  It is charitable but then do any of the players really want charity?  Nah, methinks he just had one of his very typical blips.  Smile
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Of course I enjoyed it ! It was drama and stress free and it's not always the case with Andy.
These was the points I just found less efficient for Andy.
44%, it was the statistics displayed by Tennis TV at the end of the match. I don't do these maths myself Smile
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I wouldn't like to think that any player would gift a game or two to avoid humiliating them.  It is charitable but then do any of the players really want charity?  Nah, methinks he just had one of his very typical blips.  Smile

Agreed DB. Not charity but typical blip from Andy.
Observing Andy on his blip, I felt like he knows what behavior he must have, he knows what to do obviously, but can't control these blips and their occurence. It comes and he struggles to get rid of this.
Just my feelings
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As I didn't see it I can't really comment but one of the reports I read in the media said Andy looked furious when he dropped his serve so I don't somehow think that misplaced charity came into it.
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