Andy Murray vs Nick Kyrgios, Saturday, Time - 10:00am BST - Discuss the match
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Who will dry up in the sun first?
Muzzinator in 2 - 12 (85.7%)
Muzzinator in 3 - 1 (7.1%)
Beck-her in 2 - 0 (0%)
Beck-her in 3 - 1 (7.1%)
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Queens QF: Andy MURRAY vs. Benjamin BECKER

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Andy's 2nd tomorrow. Good timing for me.
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I will not be able to watch tomorrow's match as I am going on a weekend trip. The time of my return depends on Andy's performance against Tsonga, though. Hope I will have to leave early on Sunday.
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Andy's 2nd tomorrow. Good timing for me.
1:15pm start, so maybe 2:45?  I can't see Hewitt/Cilic being over too quickly though.
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I wondered if Lendl is trying to get him to flatten his forehand a little. Which he then started to try once he got ahead - but which, depressingly, seemed to end up in the net. 
But - I'm so glad he managed to win in straight sets. And it's all experience for Wimbledon.
Fingers crossed for a good match v Tsonga.

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I wondered if Lendl is trying to get him to flatten his forehand a little. Which he then started to try once he got ahead - but which, depressingly, seemed to end up in the net. 
But - I'm so glad he managed to win in straight sets. And it's all experience for Wimbledon.
Fingers crossed for a good match v Tsonga.

  Interesting. I kind of thought he was trying something out too with all those mishits, and the self-chatter, but I didn't have the technical skill to analyse it. Not worried about his "form" in the slightest.
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I will not be able to watch tomorrow's match as I am going on a weekend trip. The time of my return depends on Andy's performance against Tsonga, though. Hope I will have to leave early on Sunday.
Sounds like we should hope for Andy to spoil your weekend then?
:LOL:
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  Interesting. I kind of thought he was trying something out too with all those mishits, and the self-chatter, but I didn't have the technical skill to analyse it. Not worried about his "form" in the slightest.
I really couldn't have told what he was trying to do because 2nd set AWOLs aren't uncommon with Andy in matches which should be quite straightforward, but something was getting him frustrated.  Also there's no doubt it allowed Becker to up his game and impose himself on the match.   Better anyway to try things out in a match like this than try to do it in the more crucial ones. 
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I wondered if Lendl is trying to get him to flatten his forehand a little. Which he then started to try once he got ahead - but which, depressingly, seemed to end up in the net. 
But - I'm so glad he managed to win in straight sets. And it's all experience for Wimbledon.
Fingers crossed for a good match v Tsonga.



Okay, I'm a bit thick with the techie stuff, but if I don't ask I'll never learn. Why would Lendl ask him to flatten his forehand? Genuine question, honest.
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I don't think Andy was trying anything much given his reaction he looked like he just wanted to win.
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Okay, I'm a bit thick with the techie stuff, but if I don't ask I'll never learn. Why would Lendl ask him to flatten his forehand? Genuine question, honest.

The correct gamestyle you need to play to win on grass, is an aggressive style. Come forward to the net, flatten out shots, serve heavy. Andy incorporated all that into his game early in the second set and when he was behind.
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The correct gamestyle you need to play to win on grass, is an aggressive style. Come forward to the net, flatten out shots, serve heavy. Andy incorporated all that into his game early in the second set and when he was behind.

Thanks Gangsta Smile.
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Thanks Gangsta Smile.

No problem, Andy needs to be aggressive from the off tomorrow, Tsonga is much more nurtured to the aggressive game than Murray is and that is why Tsonga always puts pressure on Andy on grass.
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1:15pm start, so maybe 2:45?  I can't see Hewitt/Cilic being over too quickly though.

I'd think so. Perfect timing for me as that's exactly when I tend to wake up on weekends.

I am finding a bit hard to predict that one - Cilic/Hewitt but should be tight so I give it two hours as well.
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I wondered if Lendl is trying to get him to flatten his forehand a little. Which he then started to try once he got ahead - but which, depressingly, seemed to end up in the net. 

But - I'm so glad he managed to win in straight sets. And it's all experience for Wimbledon.
Fingers crossed for a good match v Tsonga.



I am not sure if Lendl had pointed that out re: flattening his forehand a bit more. It seems Andy's is a bit uncomfortable doing that as he's afraid of the point, as you said, end up being in the net. I guess he can try in matches where stakes aren't high though I suspect he still wouldn't be as comfortable in a big match, as it would also mean he'd run the risk of losing that point.

Who hits the flattest forehand on tour? Federer, Berdych to name a few but there's more.
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