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benniebone
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Re: Murray's Ranking « Reply #8700 on: July 27, 2014, 11:01 AM »
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I was reminded of that when Andy went on a trip to Paris before RG, along with Dani and Matt Little (cue for speculation that it was in connection with a new coach), and the plane there had to turn back because of engine trouble, so they had to get on another flight. Then on the way back his plane was struck by lightning - twice!  I know lightning won't harm the plane but I've seen pics of it happening.  Quite spectacular and very scary!  Also planes have gone done in severe storms. 

This is a true story.  Way back in the mid 1960s I had a close friend who had intended to fly back to Edinburgh after visiting her fiance in London on one of the stand-by flights they had (dunno if they still have these though, but they were cheap because they flew at unsociable times and you didn't have to book a seat in advance either).  She was aiming for the last flight out of Heathrow which was scheduled to leave around 1:30am, but her fiance's car broke down about half a mile from the airport, so she missed it.  That plane crashed on take-off, killing every-one on board.

Mind you, when I was a kid, the number of people who's elderly relatives 'just missed' the ill-fated train which was lost in the Tay Bridge disaster (1879), was quite amazing!
 
I've never heard about the last bit, but I have read that Andy was experiencing so much pain that he wanted the op straight after Wimbledon, but his team talked him out of it.  While I can see where they were coming from, they weren't the ones who had to put up with it and also I'm sure they must have been aware that because of this his chances of success in North America, particularly defending his USO title, weren't likely to be too good given how hard the courts are on the body, which, of course, proved to be the case.  I seriously doubt though that they would have talked him into playing if he'd been told that aggravating the injury would have ended his career.




Love the last bit Aileen  A whole carriage load of my family plus their friends were on it too
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Re: Murray's Ranking « Reply #8701 on: July 27, 2014, 08:11 PM »
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Dimitrov,Raonic, Berdych and Nishikori are all playing Washington! Nishi and Raonic potentially gonna overtake Andy in race rankings because he aint playing!!  Rolling Eyes
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Re: Murray's Ranking « Reply #8702 on: July 28, 2014, 04:00 AM »
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Love the last bit Aileen  A whole carriage load of my family plus their friends were on it too
Aye - that train could have been filled to capacity about a hundred times over!


Dimitrov,Raonic, Berdych and Nishikori are all playing Washington! Nishi and Raonic potentially gonna overtake Andy in race rankings because he aint playing!!  Rolling Eyes
Tough.  I'm sick of hearing that Andy knows best, even though I've said it myself in the past, but I'm now beginning to wonder.
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Re: Murray's Ranking « Reply #8703 on: July 28, 2014, 07:42 AM »
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Ach well, Dimitrov has withdrawn from Washington, supposedly with flu.  I wouldn't be surprised if he realised that he'd be better off with a break if he's going to start going deep in tournaments.
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Re: Murray's Ranking « Reply #8704 on: July 28, 2014, 01:18 PM »
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Dimitrov,Raonic, Berdych and Nishikori are all playing Washington! Nishi and Raonic potentially gonna overtake Andy in race rankings because he aint playing!!  Rolling Eyes

Assuming Andy goes deep in the next 2 Masters ( a big if I know) then he would not be in good shape for the USO. He's not a Joker, or a Rafa, who can seemingly play every tournament as though their lives depended on it and still be fresh for the next tournament! He's just not built like these guys. For him to have any chance at the USO he has to be frsh physically and mentally. The danger is if he goes out in the 2nd round in the 2 Masters all this planning goes flying out the window and he will be well short of match practice on the hard courts.
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Re: Murray's Ranking « Reply #8705 on: July 28, 2014, 10:37 PM »
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Assuming Andy goes deep in the next 2 Masters ( a big if I know) then he would not be in good shape for the USO. He's not a Joker, or a Rafa, who can seemingly play every tournament as though their lives depended on it and still be fresh for the next tournament! He's just not built like these guys. For him to have any chance at the USO he has to be fresh physically and mentally. The danger is if he goes out in the 2nd round in the 2 Masters all this planning goes flying out the window and he will be well short of match practice on the hard courts.
There is some hope BigNose.  In 2012 Andy withdrew from Montreal after his first match citing a knee injury caused by the sudden change of surface, although I think he was a bit daft playing there in the first place, then lost to unseeded Jeremy Chardy in R3 in Cincinnati, yet still went on to battle his way to his first Slam win.  You could argue though that he was 100% match fit that year, something he isn't this year, so how far will his improved physical fitness alone take him, especially as his confidence is probably still a little on the low side?
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