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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #225 on: January 02, 2013, 01:45 PM »
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Don't you do that, Craig. no You gotta take the rough with the smooth. Even when it's tough, we gotta hang tough.

You are one of the most loyal, ardent and knowlegeable fans here, and your input has been invaluable.

I've been following Andy's progress since his infamous Wimbles match with Nalby in 2005, but my first standout memory was when he stood on the boards roaring the crowd on. I can't find a pic of that. Do you know what I'm talking about?

I think that picture was from Wimbledon 08 v Gasquet.

I hope this year Andy explore the more adventuress side of his game like he used to. In the big matches I understand consistent deep hitting from the baseline is the only way he can win but against the lesser players I hope he free's up and expresses his full array of  shots.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #226 on: January 02, 2013, 02:02 PM »
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How do I cope watching Andy on TV? Early rounds or small tournaments I bounce on the sofa and swear and hide behind cushions. Semi-finals and finals of Slams there's always a HUGE glass of wine. So by the end of Wimbledon I was glum and morose and by the end of the Olympics I was noisily and apparently entertainingly funny.

Although for the US Open I was fine. Not nervous. I don't know why. I had noro at the time so maybe my body had no reserves left for being nervous!
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #227 on: January 02, 2013, 05:01 PM »
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snorkel.maiden sounds like you've come to the right place on MW - welcome!
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #228 on: January 02, 2013, 05:07 PM »
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Snorkel Maiden - Yes most of us hide behind couches or pillow and swear a bit too. We all have our ways of getting rid of our tension or fustrations. So welcome to the club I am sure you will enjoy MW we have our moments.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #229 on: January 02, 2013, 06:20 PM »
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How do I cope watching Andy on TV? Early rounds or small tournaments I bounce on the sofa and swear and hide behind cushions. Semi-finals and finals of Slams there's always a HUGE glass of wine. So by the end of Wimbledon I was glum and morose and by the end of the Olympics I was noisily and apparently entertainingly funny.

Although for the US Open I was fine. Not nervous. I don't know why. I had noro at the time so maybe my body had no reserves left for being nervous!
welcome Glad you joined our club, otherwise known as the tennis torture forum!  Not long to wait now before our nerves are tested again. Smile
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #230 on: January 02, 2013, 08:11 PM »
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I think that picture was from Wimbledon 08 v Gasquet.
That's the one, Craig. Also the time he first showed off his guns.
 


I hope this year Andy explore the more adventuress side of his game like he used to. In the big matches I understand consistent deep hitting from the baseline is the only way he can win but against the lesser players I hope he free's up and expresses his full array of  shots.
Me too.. and hope he can free up his full array of passion too.



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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #231 on: January 03, 2013, 01:29 PM »
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We all need our moments of passion to release the tension.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #232 on: January 04, 2013, 10:06 PM »
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We all need our moments of passion to release the tension.
yes   And apparently Andy has already broken his New Year resolution not to swear on court. Very Happy  Who cares?  Some players smash up rackets, some swear - live with it!  The stress and pressure these guys are under doesn't bear thinking about.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #233 on: January 05, 2013, 11:09 AM »
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Well I chew my fingers a lot and I love consume Pringles during Andys match no matter what time it is.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #234 on: January 05, 2013, 07:38 PM »
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yes   And apparently Andy has already broken his New Year resolution not to swear on court. Very Happy  Who cares?  Some players smash up rackets, some swear - live with it!  The stress and pressure these guys are under doesn't bear thinking about.
So irritated that both reports I read in press today about the SF were all about the swearing and said virtually nothing about the match itself.  I know it was only a set but I'd have liked some sense of how Andy was playing and couldn't give a stuff if he was swearing.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #235 on: January 05, 2013, 09:59 PM »
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So irritated that both reports I read in press today about the SF were all about the swearing and said virtually nothing about the match itself.  I know it was only a set but I'd have liked some sense of how Andy was playing and couldn't give a stuff if he was swearing.
That's the British media for you ... Rolling Eyes
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #236 on: January 06, 2013, 03:57 PM »
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Why do the press not go and learn another language I am sure if the listened to the Spanish players or the French they would be able to say how many times they swear when on court.  Andy take a tip learn Gaelic and I am sure that will shut them up. Whistle Whistle
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #237 on: January 06, 2013, 04:00 PM »
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Why do the press not go and learn another language I am sure if the listened to the Spanish players or the French they would be able to say how many times they swear when on court.  Andy take a tip learn Gaelic and I am sure that will shut them up. Whistle Whistle
They should go to a Verdasco match - then they'd really get to experience lots of swearing to complain about!
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #238 on: January 07, 2013, 12:13 AM »
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They should go to a Verdasco match - then they'd really get to experience lots of swearing to complain about!
Andy can understand Spanish and so can a cousin of mine, and I understand Verdasco's language is utterly foul - and also I think his on-court behaviour generally leaves a lot to be desired - yet he's never picked up for any of it.

I think it's time unpires took a tumble to themselves and actually learned, however unsavoury they might be, at least the more common swear words in French, Spanish, Italian, Serbian, Czech, Russian and, dare I say it, Swiss-German.  Of course Federer swears - he's even admitted it himself - but the only time he was given a code violation and fined was during the 2009 USO final when he argued with the umpire in English.
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Re: Watching Andy on TV: how do you cope? « Reply #239 on: January 10, 2013, 08:38 PM »
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When I joined it was all live score and not everyone had sky/streams, you had to endure puns when playing Mardie, but we all held bated breath and sat on a knife edge. Watching is now the norm, but for our old 'uns it was fun. (On radio 5 now). ADMcC
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