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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #45 on: August 08, 2013, 03:33 PM »
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I did question Andy playing the dubs as well as the singles this week, but I'm not now. I think it could quite easily help him. I'm certain that today, for example, he'll be sharper than yesterday, because he's played quite a bit.

I've got no doubt that Andy isn't just playing the dubs out of the goodness of his heart. Sure, Colin asked and he agreed, but he (and Lendl) must think there is some benefit in him doing both, otherwise I can't see that he would be doing it.

I don't think tiredness will be that much of a problem. The dubs is two sets and a champions tie-break at most. At the Olympics Andy played 10 matches in nine days, one of which was a best of five with Federer, and he still won.

Whatever happens this week, I don't think it will have any bearing on Cinci.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #46 on: August 08, 2013, 04:02 PM »
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Exactly my point. Is there room for friendship at this level? Andy should be chasing points during the rest of this tournament and starting to reduce the distance between him and Djokovic that is if he wants to be no 1,  By the time he finishes this tournament he'll be too tired to tackle Cincinatti next week which is another opportunity for him to gain points
 Remember he has 2000 points to cover in the US Open
Andy has said that at the moment his aim is not becoming No.1 but to win more Slams, so he might be quite happy just to get some matches under his belt here and in Cincy rather than go all out and try to win one of them.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #47 on: August 08, 2013, 04:09 PM »
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Stop complaining about the doubles. It takes no energy
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #48 on: August 08, 2013, 04:46 PM »
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I did question Andy playing the dubs as well as the singles this week, but I'm not now. I think it could quite easily help him. I'm certain that today, for example, he'll be sharper than yesterday, because he's played quite a bit.

I've got no doubt that Andy isn't just playing the dubs out of the goodness of his heart. Sure, Colin asked and he agreed, but he (and Lendl) must think there is some benefit in him doing both, otherwise I can't see that he would be doing it.

I don't think tiredness will be that much of a problem. The dubs is two sets and a champions tie-break at most. At the Olympics Andy played 10 matches in nine days, one of which was a best of five with Federer, and he still won.

Whatever happens this week, I don't think it will have any bearing on Cinci.
I agree TJ.  Of course playing doubles is going to help rather than hinder him here.  Maybe he would have played anyway had he had a partner because he's always said that doubles help to sharpen him up.  It was the scheduling I couldn't understand, but I suppose regular doubles players get used to the idea of having to wait for their opponents if one or both are playing singles first.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #49 on: August 08, 2013, 05:11 PM »
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Gulbis h2hs:

E. Gulbis   0  -  5   A. Murray
E. Gulbis   0  -  6   R. Nadal
E. Gulbis   1  -  4   N. Djokovic

He really doesn't have a good record against the best and the greatest defenders in the game.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #50 on: August 08, 2013, 05:26 PM »
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If you think about how quick you have to play in doubles, it can only help Andy be sharper.  And I think Andy should go out wanting to win everything.  Granted sometimes some tournaments are not that important, but the more match ready Andy is before the US Open the better.

I also think we need to trust Andy and his advisors to do the best thing for Andy.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #51 on: August 08, 2013, 05:27 PM »
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No losing focus today Andy, just go out there and get the job done!!  Good Luck Andy, let your racquet do the talking and may the force be with you!!!
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #52 on: August 08, 2013, 06:10 PM »
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Gulbis h2hs:

E. Gulbis   0  -  5   A. Murray
E. Gulbis   0  -  6   R. Nadal
E. Gulbis   1  -  4   N. Djokovic

He really doesn't have a good record against the best and the greatest defenders in the game.
Nadal vs Gulbis ... IW 2013 ...  4-6, 6-4, 7-5 (Nadal finally breaking Gulbis's serve at 5-5) and the match lasted for 2hrs 38mins.  Also the last time Djoko played Gulbis was at IW in 2011, and Andy at Cincinnati in 2010 where Andy won in a 3rd set TB, so really these last two H2Hs don't necessarily apply today.  Gulbis had a very good start to the year, so maybe he has finally decided to give his priority to tennis rather than the easy life.




 





 
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #53 on: August 08, 2013, 06:36 PM »
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c,mon andy we dont want any messing about today
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #54 on: August 08, 2013, 06:48 PM »
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My First Day Cover stamps just arrived!  yay yay
So did mine Chris - having waited months for the Olympic stamps, couldn't believe it.   Look good.   yay

Oh and I'm sure it's helping Andy play dubs this week but I doubt whether he will do it at Cinci where can be so punishingly hot.  And, even if it wasn't helping this week,  I'd hate it if Andy became the sort of person who put a few points above a longstanding friendship.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #55 on: August 08, 2013, 06:52 PM »
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Nadal took first set 7-6(8-6) against JJ, and it's 3-3 in the second, so we'll have to wait a little longer for Andy.
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #56 on: August 08, 2013, 06:53 PM »
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ah so Rafa has broken back has he as JJ had broken him when left tv
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #57 on: August 08, 2013, 07:01 PM »
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Just seen Andy being interviewed on BBC Scotland about "the match against the man who called him 'boring'" (the words the announcer used).  Andy saying that Gulbis is unpredictable to play against because it's difficult to find any rhythm against him.  It seems his off-court demeanour can be just as erratic, as Andy says one day he can off-hand or ignore you, and the next he's all friendly. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #58 on: August 08, 2013, 07:03 PM »
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Just seen Andy being interviewed on BBC Scotland about "the match against the man who called him 'boring'" (the words the announcer used).  Andy saying that Gulbis is unpredictable to play against because it's difficult to find any rhythm against him.  It seems his off-court demeanour can be just as erratic, as Andy says one day he can off-hand or ignore you, and the next he's all friendly. Rolling Eyes
hmm doesn't make me warm to him I have to say
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Re: Rogers Cup R3: Murray vs Gulbis « Reply #59 on: August 08, 2013, 07:03 PM »
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Just seen Andy being interviewed on BBC Scotland about "the match against the man who called him 'boring'" (the words the announcer used).  Andy saying that Gulbis is unpredictable to play against because it's difficult to find any rhythm against him.  It seems his off-court demeanour can be just as erratic, as Andy says one day he can off-hand or ignore you, and the next he's all friendly. Rolling Eyes
Jeezo - Andy boring?   A bit of hector projector going on there, I think.
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