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Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian

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On his birthday; Tuesday 15th  may, third after 12.00 start



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[ Last edit by flowerpower May 14, 2012, 07:02 PM ] IP Logged
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Rolling Eyes

If, like me, you're viewing the H2H on a mobile device, you don't always get to see this - Andy is leading the H2H but what you don't see is that he's won their last 4 meetings Very Happy

Oh, and they've never met on clay.


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Thanks  Bev and flower power, can't  wait .
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Thanks Bev I am so appreciated. Do hope it's a happy birthday 4 our Andy. Can't watch but fingers etc will b xed.
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Thanks Bev.  Who else remembers that Wimbledon match 2005?
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That match with Nalby in 2005 -

That is when I became an Andy fan, so much spirit, so much fight and most importantly so much talent!!!
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You mean this



Didn't he then get a fan in Sir Sean Little tongue man
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Most recent meeting

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You mean this



Didn't he then get a fan in Sir Sean Little tongue man

Thanks Bev, good memories!!  Yep, can remember Sean Connery being interviewed after that match and hailing Andy as a super young talent.  Also, in Andy's book, he speaks about receiving a phone call from Sean Connery and how amazed he was that a superstar like Sir Sean would take time to speak to him.

Can't wait for tommorrow's match, got a day off so will be able to watch, hoping Mr Magic turns up fully rested, fit and well and firing on all cylinders.
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Didn't he then get a fan in Sir Sean Little tongue man
I didn't really follow tennis much back then (remember following this match on the radio until he lost the third set then just had it on mute in the background whilst I was on my computer) but I wish I had. His play was so much more free, he was showing more emotion, everyone was behind him and cheering on this exceptional teenager. Even then there were few doubts that he'd get to the top of the game alongside the true greats. Since then he's done everything but win a Slam and has been within one ranking of the top of the sport. He's so, so close, but yet still so far.
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Finally Andy back on the tennis court, seems like forever. I hope he gets a great present of a 5th win over nalbandian on clay. Best of luck Andy may the force be with you.
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Thanks Bev, good memories!!  Yep, can remember Sean Connery being interviewed after that match and hailing Andy as a super young talent.  Also, in Andy's book, he speaks about receiving a phone call from Sean Connery and how amazed he was that a superstar like Sir Sean would take time to speak to him.

Can't wait for tommorrow's match, got a day off so will be able to watch, hoping Mr Magic turns up fully rested, fit and well and firing on all cylinders.

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He became a Murray fan when he watched him play David Nalbandian in his Wimbledon Centre court debut in 2005.

Sean adds: “I was with Micheline and I said he was definitely one to watch.

“He was just 18 at the time and so talented.

“Since then he has transformed himself into a powerful, positive and rather marvellous athlete.

“He has a great physical presence. Nobody can beat him when he’s on song.

“But it’s very important to be able to contain yourself on court.

“He’s got much better at external control but he musn’t let up.

“I learned back in my Navy days that ‘bulls**t baffles brains’.

“It’s a form of acting. If you put a folder of papers under your arm, walk smartly and salute to the officer nobody will stop you. It’s all about looking the part.”

Sean offers Andy another acting tip — keep your mouth shut!

He says: “I’ve noticed that he breathes through his mouth, which dries up the throat.

“That’s a bad thing as any actor will tell you.

“It drains your energy and makes you uncomfortable.”

For decades he’s been the most famous Scot in the world.

Now Sir Sean welcomes the competition.

Murray is just one of the globally successful Scots he admires so much.



Read more: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/scotlandfeatures/3524200/Sir-Sean-Connery-says-Mighty-Andy-Murray-can-act-his-way-to-No1.html#ixzz1ut0E4ruy


It'll have to be a guesstimate for me to get up and watch Rolling Eyes
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I didn't really follow tennis much back then (remember following this match on the radio until he lost the third set then just had it on mute in the background whilst I was on my computer) but I wish I had. His play was so much more free, he was showing more emotion, everyone was behind him and cheering on this exceptional teenager. Even then there were few doubts that he'd get to the top of the game alongside the true greats. Since then he's done everything but win a Slam and has been within one ranking of the top of the sport. He's so, so close, but yet still so far.
I agree with you MadHatter, and his emotion was positive.  No growls or scowls then.  Also he was totally focussed throughout.  I watched the whole of the match riveted to the TV.  Couldn't believe what I was seeing - this young laddie from Scotland pushing one of the world's finest to the limit.  I too became a fan that day little dreaming what a roller-coaster the next few years were going to be.

It'll have to be a guesstimate for me to get up and watch Rolling Eyes
Poor you, Bev.  I'm thinking along the lines of 3 pm at the earliest.  All depends how quickly Screechipova can dismiss rising US star Christina McHale, and Kubot/Starace could well go to go to three sets.


This has the potential to be a really tricky match for Andy.  Nalbandian may be getting past it, but he's still capable of catching fire and is no slouch on clay, whereas Andy's form on clay is so uncertain at the moment and also he's short of match practice, not helped by an injury lay-off.  However, If he can come out all guns blazing and moves well he should be fine even against an on-form opponent.

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Good luck Andy!    cmon yeah
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Come on Birthday Boy Wink and a kiss
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