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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #360 on: May 15, 2012, 09:02 PM »
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Managed to watch sets 2 & 3 in a pub.  By set 3, I was using language no lady should in public to encourage Andy on! blush  Also thank you Andy for doing the job just as the pub was about to switch all screens over to footy. Smile

I despair that Andy will ever be able to serve well, but where there's life there's hope, and Andy showed plenty of life today against a very tricky opponent.

You know what I think? I believe Andy will be able to serve much better once he bags a Slam and confidently so. That's really and truly what's holding him back. Once he gets that kind of confidence where knows that the worst days are now behind him, I am sure he'll be able to play uninhibitedly and relentlessly once he used to and even more. It’s just the road to get there is the hardest for him and he has good reasons for it.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #361 on: May 15, 2012, 09:03 PM »
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I see reason to hope, when Andy was under the cosh in the 3rd set, he played line hugging shots, he had the guts to go for it, these are moments that change matches, a year ago, Andy would have got down on himself and not had the courage to go for it, preferring to put the ball back in play only to lose the point. 

Sorry but this is  cobblers. Andy played great on clay last year and it was noticeable how he was aggressive with good length on his shots. He played well today 1st and 3rd sets but seemed to be a bit passive in the 2nd set.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #362 on: May 15, 2012, 09:09 PM »
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Ive still a feeling last year was a bit of a freak. Andy was clearly the worlds 4th best clay court player based on results last year. This year its looking like more of a struggle and so far Andy is probably around 10th best. I hope I'm wrong though and hopefully Andy can shock us all win Rolland Garros!
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #363 on: May 15, 2012, 09:45 PM »
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You know what I think? I believe Andy will be able to serve much better once he bags a Slam and confidently so. That's really and truly what's holding him back. Once he gets that kind of confidence where knows that the worst days are now behind him, I am sure he'll be able to play uninhibitedly and relentlessly once he used to and even more. It’s just the road to get there is the hardest for him and he has good reasons for it.
Bit of a Catch-22 though really isn't it.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #364 on: May 15, 2012, 09:51 PM »
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Sorry but this is  cobblers. Andy played great on clay last year and it was noticeable how he was aggressive with good length on his shots. He played well today 1st and 3rd sets but seemed to be a bit passive in the 2nd set.

you have your opinion and that was mine, no need to be off about it!!
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #365 on: May 15, 2012, 10:34 PM »
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omg he won  Very Happy  just let me take a minute to take this in   wohoooooooo yay  I guess it was another roller coaster  also he was 3-1 down in the third set  shocking  Andy is a fighter   clap  clap  well done Andy.  so happy.  gonna look at the Andy match now.  I love Sky plus!!!! Very Happy  I did say he was going to win and I was right  the only reason he won was because I wasn't watching him lol. Very Happy  just remind me on Thursday not to watch Andy  ok  lolol
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #366 on: May 15, 2012, 10:53 PM »
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^Never mind Thursday then......Don't ever watch Andy again.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #367 on: May 15, 2012, 11:05 PM »
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Anybody spot the cameras kept showing Gabriel Heinze and Fernando Gago (Roma and Argentina players) in the crowd.  Might be why the fans were getting behind Nalbandian a bit more than Murray.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #368 on: May 16, 2012, 12:07 AM »
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You know what I think? I believe Andy will be able to serve much better once he bags a Slam and confidently so. That's really and truly what's holding him back. Once he gets that kind of confidence where knows that the worst days are now behind him, I am sure he'll be able to play uninhibitedly and relentlessly once he used to and even more. It’s just the road to get there is the hardest for him and he has good reasons for it.
And those are ...??? (apart from what we know already)

As far as his serve goes, he's capable of serving perfectly well, it's the inconsistency that's the problem.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #369 on: May 16, 2012, 02:54 AM »
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Anybody spot the cameras kept showing Gabriel Heinze and Fernando Gago (Roma and Argentina players) in the crowd.  Might be why the fans were getting behind Nalbandian a bit more than Murray.
I was watching him on the tennis channel and the comms talked about them briefly
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #370 on: May 16, 2012, 06:30 AM »
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Well done Andy! I hope you managed to enjoy your birthday celebrations last night, instead of booking your flight home like the comm with the 'gut feeling' said he thought you would be. You made him eat his words and I hope he choked on them!  hug
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #371 on: May 16, 2012, 10:47 AM »
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That was a good win for Andy,it would not have been quite as much of a nail biter if the first serve had been working but there were some great rallies.Just a thought that came to me during the match.... Novak's game face is like an eagle or perhaps a slightly manic predator, Fed projects his belief that he is entitled to win as he is the GOAT, Nadal shows intense concentration and total focus but I have difficulty describing Andy's game face. Any suggestions to help my aging brain? confused
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #372 on: May 16, 2012, 10:55 AM »
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Naked emotion - he finds it had to mask his feelings. What you see is what you get.
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #373 on: May 16, 2012, 11:47 AM »
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That was a good win for Andy,it would not have been quite as much of a nail biter if the first serve had been working but there were some great rallies.Just a thought that came to me during the match.... Novak's game face is like an eagle or perhaps a slightly manic predator, Fed projects his belief that he is entitled to win as he is the GOAT, Nadal shows intense concentration and total focus but I have difficulty describing Andy's game face. Any suggestions to help my aging brain? confused
  Interesting thought - I guess primal power which is itself a disguise ( counterbalance?) for sometimes overly detached analysis which can hinder his reflexes. Shrug
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Re: Rome: Murray vs Nalbandian « Reply #374 on: May 16, 2012, 01:21 PM »
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 I thought the Argies were of Spanish descent? Or do all the Latinos hang together like the Celts.

No. The original settlers or invaders if you like were Spanish but from the 18th century onwards there has been a heavy influx of Italians to the point were Argentina really is more Italian than Spanish. Its a complimentary mix really as they can be described as one of the best looking bunch of people around. But so many of them have Italian as well as Spanish relatives, names and ancestry. And no Latinos don't all hang together at all on the basis of a similar ethinicity.
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