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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #15 on: October 13, 2011, 08:47 PM »
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Am I the only one concerned about tommorrow Andy hasnt played this guy before and that can give him some problems. Also interview with Ebden on sky he is very confident and has nothing to loose!!

I agree Tessie, Andy usually takes a little while to sort out someone he hasn't played before - hopefully it won't take too long.  Ebden is bound to be bullish in his interview but I'm confident that an in form Andy should have no real trouble.
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 08:52 PM »
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PrintEmailTweet SHANGHAI ROLEX MASTERS 2011

Murray Beats Wawrinka; Plays Ebden Next
Shanghai, China
by ATP Staff
 | 13.10.2011


© AFP/Getty Images
Andy Murray has a 51-11 season record.
 Defending champion and second seed Andy Murray moved into the Shanghai Rolex Masters quarter-finals with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory against Swiss No. 13 seed Stanislas Wawrinka in two hours and 12 minutes.

Murray, who is looking to complete an Asian swing treble by picking up his third title in as many weeks, was broken once in the eighth game of the second set. He took a 5-0 lead in the decider, but Wawrinka won three straight games before Murray regained control to record his 22nd win in 23 matches.

"I got myself pumped up right at the beginning of the third set," admitted Murray. "I think it was important. Stan was playing very well. I was trying to control the ball, especially [in the] middle of the second set, I was really struggling. I started dictating a lot of the points with my forehand and trying to get the first strike in 'cause the court is playing very fast.  That worked well.

"I served well for most of the match. It was just my timing was a bit off on some of my shots. I feel fine. My legs and stuff were a wee bit tired at the end of the match. But I [have] no stiffness at all in my body."

The 24-year-old Murray is bidding to lift his fifth ATP World Tour title of the year. In the past two weeks, he has won the PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok (d. Young) and the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships (d. Nadal).

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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #17 on: October 13, 2011, 08:56 PM »
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When Andy was asked if he knew Ebden, he said he watched him play at a few tournaments, the most recent being his match against Ferrer in Tokyo so I think he knows the way Ebden plays and will have planned his game. Hope the there is no rain and that the roof is back having said that I think they put the roof a good way across so that they have the lights, not sure if it is completely across at night. Anyone know?
I have a feeling that Andy is up for anything and very determined to tryand win this tournament again. I also read somewhere that he is looking at his schedule, could play in Valencia or Bassle as well as Paris wants to be ready for O2. Also will go later to Miami and then go and play in Exhibition Tournament or a 250 in Australia before the GS.
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 09:04 PM »
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When Andy was asked if he knew Ebden, he said he watched him play at a few tournaments, the most recent being his match against Ferrer in Tokyo so I think he knows the way Ebden plays and will have planned his game. Hope the there is no rain and that the roof is back having said that I think they put the roof a good way across so that they have the lights, not sure if it is completely across at night. Anyone know?
I have a feeling that Andy is up for anything and very determined to tryand win this tournament again. I also read somewhere that he is looking at his schedule, could play in Valencia or Bassle as well as Paris wants to be ready for O2. Also will go later to Miami and then go and play in Exhibition Tournament or a 250 in Australia before the GS.

No hopman cup?
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 09:09 PM »
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No hopman cup?

No - the entry is full seemingly, so Andy must have decided he didn't want to play this time. 
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #20 on: October 13, 2011, 09:09 PM »
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8 pm in  Shanghai on 14th is 7 a.m. in Kansas, USA.  So that is the time I leave for work, however, I will at least know what time to set my DVR and on the way to work I can watch the score on my phone.

Thanks for giving me the URL for Timeanddate!! :-)
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 09:42 PM »
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Anyone decided yet which is the official QF thread?  Seems I'll have posted on both doh

Anyway, got this from Wikipedia

2011 year so far

Ebden began 2011 in a similar fashion to 2010 by being entered in the qualifying draw for the 2011 Brisbane International. He won his first round match of qualifying against Romanian Victor Crivoi 6–2, 4–6, 7–5. In the second round of qualifying he defeated eighth seed Slovenian Grega Žemlja 5–7, 7–6(1), 6–4. In the final round of qualification he played fellow Australian and wildcard Greg Jones and won 6–4, 6–1. In the first round of the main draw he was drawn against another Australian John Millman, who was given a wildcard. He defeated Millman in a close match 4–6, 6–2, 6–4. His second round match was against world number 40 and eighth seed Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. He made a huge upset by winning 6–4, 6–4 despite being 156 places below Istomin in the ATP Rankings. He was eventually defeated in the quarterfinals by number one seed, world number 5 and eventual champion Robin Söderling of Sweden 3–6, 2–6. The following week, he was given a wildcard into the main draw of the 2011 Medibank International Sydney. He lost to fifth seed Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the first round 4–6, 3–6. The next week, he played in the Australian Open after being given a wildcard into the main draw. He lost in the first round to American Michael Russell 3–6, 2–6, 7–5, 6–7(9).

At the 2011 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Ebden received acceptance into the main draw where he drew the 4th seed Ryan Sweeting from America, Ebden caused a major upset by winning the match 6–4 6–2. Ebden's R16 match was against the German Matthias Bachinger despite losing the first set 6–2 Ebden progressed by winning the match 2–6 6–4 6–4. Ebden later went on to face the 6th seed Olivier Rochus for a place in the SFs. Unfortunately Ebden lost the match 7–6(5) 6–3. Fortunately for Ebden not only did he receive a direct draw acceptance to the singles event but also he received a Wild Card to the doubles event, in which he teamed with American Ryan Harrison in which they won their first doubles title together. The following week Ebden participated in the 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships where he partnered with yet another American Alex Bogomolov Jr doing so Ebden won his second consecutive doubles title.

At the 2011 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships Ebden went through the qualifying stages to get acceptance into the main draw. In the main draw Ebden drew Spaniard Pablo Andujar, despite losing the first set in a tie breaker 7–6(4) Ebden progressed to win the match 6–7(4) 6–4 6–4, which place Ebden into the final 16 of the tournament. Unfortunately Ebden's run came to an end at that stage where he lost to the 3rd seed David Ferrer 6–4 2–6 2–6. From this appearence Ebden achieved a career high ranking of world number 124 in singles.

At the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters Ebden was placed in the qualifying draw where he placed as the 14th seed. Ebden's first opponent was Florent Serra of France, Ebden won the match 6–4 6–2. Ebden played against Philipp Petzschner the 2nd seed from Germany for a spot in the main draw. Ebden won the match 6–3 6–1. In the first round Ebden won for the 2nd time in a week 6–4 6–4 against Pablo Andujar of Spain. Ebden then went on to defeat Ryan Harrison 6–4 6–2 and then 11th seed and former world number 6 Gilles Simon 6–2 2–6 7–6(8). Ebden will now face world number 4 and 2nd seed Andy Murray for a spot in the semi-finals.

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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 10:00 PM »
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As long as you know which country YOU are in Aileen! w00t

With so many foreigners living in/visiting this city I sometimes wonder! Very Happy

 
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 10:15 PM »
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Anyone decided yet which is the official QF thread?  Seems I'll have posted on both doh
This one has more postings so I'd stick to this thread.
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 11:45 PM »
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No - the entry is full seemingly, so Andy must have decided he didn't want to play this time.  
Either that or Laura Robson wasn't interested.  However it wouldn't surprise me if Andy is now more interested in acquiring as many ranking points as he can and that being the case he might decide to play in Brisbane, starting on 1 January, perhaps followed either by the Kooyong Classic or just a couple of expos.
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #25 on: October 14, 2011, 01:03 AM »
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Wonder if he fancies coming over to Auckland again? Think  Del Potro won his GS in the year that he came to Auckland.
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #26 on: October 14, 2011, 01:30 AM »
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Wonder if he fancies coming over to Auckland again? Think  Del Potro won his GS in the year that he came to Auckland.
I imagine the problem with Auckland might be that the tournament takes place in the week prior to the AO and he doesn't seem to like playing matches too close to it.
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #27 on: October 14, 2011, 02:11 AM »
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When Andy was asked if he knew Ebden, he said he watched him play at a few tournaments, the most recent being his match against Ferrer in Tokyo so I think he knows the way Ebden plays and will have planned his game. Hope the there is no rain and that the roof is back having said that I think they put the roof a good way across so that they have the lights, not sure if it is completely across at night. Anyone know?
I have a feeling that Andy is up for anything and very determined to tryand win this tournament again. I also read somewhere that he is looking at his schedule, could play in Valencia or Bassle as well as Paris wants to be ready for O2. Also will go later to Miami and then go and play in Exhibition Tournament or a 250 in Australia before the GS.

Interesting. Any link to the schedule stuff?
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #28 on: October 14, 2011, 03:32 AM »
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I just finished watching Andy's match...it was replayed in the States tonight.  And I can see why why it was a stomach churner upper.....  definitely good he got through it and will probably help his match tomorrow.

So Andy, Mr Magic, stay focused with this guy Ebden, don't think he will be a piece of cake, he will come out swinging with nothing to lose.  Bring your A game and defeat him in 2 sets.  May the force be with you, we all will be sending good vibes. cmonandy clapping
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Re: Shanghai QF : Murray v Ebden « Reply #29 on: October 14, 2011, 04:08 AM »
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quote author=Apollo link=topic=19387.msg672893#msg672893 date=1318536593]
8 pm in  Shanghai on 14th is 7 a.m. in Kansas, USA.  So that is the time I leave for work, however, I will at least know what time to set my DVR and on the way to work I can watch the score on my phone.

Thanks for giving me the URL for Timeanddate!! :-)
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