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Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « on: October 12, 2011, 10:20 AM »
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Once the nemesis of Tim Henman, Tursunov has had a rough time of late with injuries and loss of form. The Russian, who once gained a reputation as a witty blogger, battled past Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5 on Tuesday to set up the clash with Murray.

Murray is seeded two for this tournament and is looking for his third successive ATP title on the Asian hard-court swing. After stealing the title in Bangkok, the Scot thrashed Nadal in the final of the Japan Open for his 20th tour success. Murray's win-loss record for 2011 is 48-11 and he leads the 41st-ranked Tursunov 5-0 in head-to-heads.

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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 10:49 AM »
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Won't be around for this - 1am start for me and I'm just a tad shattered today but we do have coverage on ESPN, so I will be taping it Very Happy

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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 11:17 AM »
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 Come on Andy.You can win this and go all the way.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 12:13 PM »
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Well Andy........I suppose I've got nothing 'new' to say to you today, 'coz all you have to do is play just like you did last week! You were amazing! Do you realise that you only gave away four points to Nadal in that last set? Four points.......Blimey! shocking You were on fire! Those four points were 'unforced errors' from you! Nadal didn't 'win' a single point from you.....not one! When you play like that, going for the big shots and giving it your 'all', there are 'always' going to be a few errors....right? The difference as I saw it, was, whereas in the past, you may have taken the 'negative' from those errors and carried them over, causing you to lose the next few points and with them, more than likely the next few games too, this time you didn't! This time, you just let them go.......blew them off.....left them in the trash and carried on regardless! If you got frustrated, instead of it working against you, you were able to turn it around and make it work for you, thereby, turning the negatives into positives! That, as I see it, is what made you [as Rafa said], unstoppable! With that attitude, I believe you have taken your game to a new level! Nearly time for your match against Tursunov...........Can you kick his ass Andy? 'Course you can! Good luck! Go get'im son! C'MON! cmon yeah
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 12:17 PM »
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Come on Andy toot Let the adrenaline flow Smile
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 12:24 PM »
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 C'mon Andy Mr Magic, keep the magic coming through your racquet with great serves and wonderful returns. Beat Tursonov sand mo ve on to the next round.
May the force be with you.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 12:35 PM »
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Won't be around for this - 1am start for me and I'm just a tad shattered today

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From his Wikipedia - "Tursunov is an offensive baseliner with excellent groundstrokes from both sides and prefers to play on faster surfaces"



Hopefully Andy will have adjusted to the faster courts in Shanghai and that this is a nice warm-up for the rest of the tournament. cmon yeah

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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 12:39 PM »
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Well Andy........I suppose I've got nothing 'new' to say to you today, 'coz all you have to do is play just like you did last week! You were amazing! Do you realise that you only gave away four points to Nadal in that last set? Four points.......Blimey! shocking You were on fire! Those four points were 'unforced errors' from you! Nadal didn't 'win' a single point from you.....not one! When you play like that, going for the big shots and giving it your 'all', there are 'always' going to be a few errors....right? The difference as I saw it, was, whereas in the past, you may have taken the 'negative' from those errors and carried them over, causing you to lose the next few points and with them, more than likely the next few games too, this time you didn't! This time, you just let them go.......blew them off.....left them in the trash and carried on regardless! If you got frustrated, instead of it working against you, you were able to turn it around and make it work for you, thereby, turning the negatives into positives! That, as I see it, is what made you [as Rafa said], unstoppable! With that attitude, I believe you have taken your game to a new level! Nearly time for your match against Tursunov...........Can you kick his ass Andy? 'Course you can! Good luck! Go get'im son! C'MON! cmon yeah
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EDIT: Can't see this show getting on the road any time before 2:15 pm.  Nadal leading 4-2 in first set atm.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 01:17 PM »
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indeed so true      hug  cmon yeah
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 01:27 PM »
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thumb up  yes

EDIT: Can't see this show getting on the road any time before 2:15 pm.  Nadal leading 4-2 in first set atm.
Good.......I've got to take my 'best boy' out for a walk! w00t
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 01:32 PM »
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I haven't seen Tursunov play since 2008 - the guy has fallen off the radar completely.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 01:33 PM »
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I haven't seen Tursunov play since 2008 - the guy has fallen off the radar completely.
I'm hoping it stays that way! Whistle
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 01:36 PM »
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Nadal just taken first set 6-3.
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 01:52 PM »
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2-1 Nadal.  Looking more like 2:30 now - or 3:00 if Nadal keeps up his prolonged ball-bouncing tactics!
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Re: Shanghai Rolex Masters Murray vs Tursunov « Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 01:55 PM »
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Oh wow!  G-L just broke Nadal to go 2-2.
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