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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #75 on: September 05, 2012, 10:18 AM »
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Well after being so blase before the Chardy match I'll still have some nerves even though I'm confident Andy should win this.   But as Andy himself always says, anything can happen on the day so never totally confident.  Just hope he gets to play it and on Ashe, not least as I'll be travelling over to Canada tomorrow and will miss it if it's postponed and won't know what's happening.   
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #76 on: September 05, 2012, 10:50 AM »
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Blasphemy Robbie. What about our chamapagne on Sunday? 
Promise me  nervous
It will be champagne on Sunday or Monday if the rain carries on !!! I still predict Andys first GS win.
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #77 on: September 05, 2012, 01:10 PM »
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Dampering down expectations time, guys!

Andy's match against Cilic will be his 5th during USO. Let me remind you of the completed sequence since commencing battle.

1. Bogomolov - a hard 3 sets victory. Not playing too well
2. Dodig - an easy 3 sets victory. Playing extremely well and with confidence
3. Lopez - a hard 4 sets victory. Lopez played unusually better than Andy. Our man still came through.
4. Raonic - a good 3 sets victory. Andy played out of his skin and merited the win.

On this sequence, AM should win, but it may be tough, particularly if the weather plays havoc. The forecast for today is poor and Andy's match may be swithed to another court or to tomorrow to get the business done. This might work against Andy.

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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #78 on: September 05, 2012, 01:16 PM »
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Dampering down expectations time, guys!

Andy's match against Cilic will be his 5th during USO. Let me remind you of the completed sequence since commencing battle.

1. Bogomolov - a hard 3 sets victory. Not playing too well
2. Dodig - an easy 3 sets victory. Playing extremely well and with confidence
3. Lopez - a hard 4 sets victory. Lopez played unusually better than Andy. Our man still came through.
4. Raonic - a good 3 sets victory. Andy played out of his skin and merited the win.

On this sequence, AM should win, but it may be tough, particularly if the weather plays havoc. The forecast for today is poor and Andy's match may be swithed to another court or to tomorrow to get the business done. This might work against Andy.


The voice of doom. Please get your glass half full. He won't be moved to an out side court and will build on his match against Milos. If it is moved tomorrow it will still be on AA, the spectators have paid big bucks and will want to see a really good match. Women or doubles will be moved.
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #79 on: September 05, 2012, 01:34 PM »
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I will not be a happy bunny if we don't get to see Andy today.
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #80 on: September 05, 2012, 01:36 PM »
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Smallest court he would be moved to would be Grandstand.

I will not be a happy bunny if we don't get to see Andy today.

Priority today is Djokovic's side of the draw and the completion of those matches.

My main worry is that night and day sessions are treated independently at the USO. I sincerely hope there's no possibility of the day session being cancelled (Murray not being able to play) and yet Federer could sneak in his match later tonight.
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #81 on: September 05, 2012, 01:41 PM »
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oh.  that's so unfair  Frown     Us Open is giving RG  ( + maybe Wimby)  a run for their money  for being  the worst schedulers ever  lol.    AO is the best schedulers imo
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #82 on: September 05, 2012, 01:52 PM »
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Smallest court he would be moved to would be Grandstand.

Priority today is Djokovic's side of the draw and the completion of those matches.

My main worry is that night and day sessions are treated independently at the USO. I sincerely hope there's no possibility of the day session being cancelled (Murray not being able to play) and yet Federer could sneak in his match later tonight.

Really hope that doesn't happen but have a feeling it might. Yesterday Sharapova/Bartoli was cancelled and yet Del Potro/Roddick went ahead in the evening session before being suspended.

The US Open really needs to invest in a roof!
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #83 on: September 05, 2012, 01:59 PM »
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Whatever happens Murray and Federer's matches have to start at the same time, surely.

But then that's using logic. Which the organisers don't really seem to have.
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #84 on: September 05, 2012, 02:06 PM »
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Really hope that doesn't happen but have a feeling it might. Yesterday Sharapova/Bartoli was cancelled and yet Del Potro/Roddick went ahead in the evening session before being suspended.

Exactly, that is what confirmed my line of thinking. Would be very frustrating.

Hopefully they can show flexibility, and use LA or Grandstand to complete all the singles matches.
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #85 on: September 05, 2012, 02:11 PM »
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Whatever happens Murray and Federer's matches have to start at the same time, surely.

But then that's using logic. Which the organisers don't really seem to have.

Oh really?  You credit USO organisers with logic and a sense of justice tmh which suggests a triumph of hope over experience!  Just remember back to 2008 when Andy reached his first final after having to play Rafa over 2 days when they could have started the match alongside smugfed's yet they knew bad weather was on the way,  USO is a complete and utter joke.   
Moving Andy to Grandstand would disadvantage him because he plays better on Ashe, though of course should be able to cope with it ok.  So I have everything crossed that the 1st 2 matches on AA are v quick and Andy can get his finished before the night session or at least in a way that simply means night session starts late.  And weather gods please favour our Andy  pray pray pray
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #86 on: September 05, 2012, 02:15 PM »
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There's something enjoyable about when weather plays havoc with the slams, can't quite explain it. Little tongue man
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #87 on: September 05, 2012, 02:19 PM »
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Sounds like you have a sadistic streak Sir P
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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #88 on: September 05, 2012, 02:21 PM »
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Hi All,

I'm not going to worry too much about Andy physically for this one. I think he's through the struggles with the heat now, I really do.

Andy struggled in the 1st round with the heat and humidity. I also think he was really nervous. Maybe he felt pressure from himself after the Olympics win. Maybe he felt anxious after not having the time on the hard courts he might have had due to pulling out of Toronto and then losing to Chardy in Cincy. We don't know. However, the fact is, whatever the issues, he toughed it out and won in just over 2 hours. I know the score-line doesn't tell the story, but still. A win is a win.

Andy played extremely well against Dodig in the second round. He was brilliant and played with confidence. A great win.

The tricky one was the Lopez match, where Andy didn't play badly by any stretch of the imagination. If he had he would have lost. Lopez, on the other hand, played out of his skin. Yes, Andy struggled physically at times, but it was almost 100 degrees out there. Spectators were leaving because they couldn't sit in the heat. The fact is though that in three of the four sets Andy was right with Lopez and won the tie-breaks, i.e. the points that really mattered. Sometimes that is what it is about. Towards the end of the match Andy was playing some brilliant stuff. I still feel this one played Andy in to form.

Then there was Raonic. Once Andy got the break in the first set he didn't look back. Sublime stuff from him. Nothing more need be said really lol.

Now for Cilic. I do expect this one to be closer than Wimbledon. That said, at Wimbledon the first set was close for a time. Then Andy put his foot down and that was it. If we get Andy in the sort of form he showed against Raonic I think it will be straight sets to Andy. If Andy is a bit off Cilic might win a set.

I know head to heads don't mean much. I know Cilic has beaten Andy once before at the USO. Interestingly, I've just had a 'discussion' somewhere else with someone who implied I was using Andy's wrist injury as an excuse for the loss in 09. I wasn't, but there we are. The fact is though, if you are injured it can have a bearing on your performance. I would have thought that was obvious. Also, Andy used to get so wound up then. With all due respect, that would have given Cilic confidence that his man was not only injured, but frustrated as well.

Nowadays Andy stays calm when it counts. He can lift his game on those big points. He's done it all the way through the tournament so far. He looks confident now, and in good shape. I might be crazy to say it, but to my mind the way Andy has responded to the challenges he has faced so far tells me that he is in the form of his life. Flattening Raonic proves it. I'm cautiously optimistic that Andy will get through this one, and if it has to cost him a set, so be it, but I wouldn't be surprised if he does it in straights.

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Re: US Open QF: Murray vs Cilic « Reply #89 on: September 05, 2012, 02:31 PM »
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So  is there any play for today.  ? I want to see some damn tennis. 
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