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Wimbledon 2013 QF: Andy Murray vs. Fernando Verdasco

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In any other country with half a brain there wouldn't be any need to wonder what court the world no.2 and home player would get to play his quarter final on. I'm sure it will be Centre, but it shouldn't even need to be thought about.

Judging by how supportive they were to Haas today, I get the feeling the crowd wouldn't care less if Djokovic did get put on Court One. I couldn't quite work out if they just don't like Novak, or if they particularly like Tommy. Of course, it could have been an underdog thing, but it was noticeable that Haas had all the crowd support.
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The crowd are supporting the underdogs fully this tournament, because they were completely routing for Lisicki against Serena as well. I think part of that though is because if the bigger players went out it would give Andy/Laura a better chance of winning - that's the reason I wanted them to lose.
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Apparently this will be the first leftie Murray has played all year. Is that right?
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Apparently this will be the first leftie Murray has played all year. Is that right?

Yeah, that's what Andy said.
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The crowd are supporting the underdogs fully this tournament, because they were completely routing for Lisicki against Serena as well. I think part of that though is because if the bigger players went out it would give Andy/Laura a better chance of winning - that's the reason I wanted them to lose.

It crossed my mind that the crowd supported Haas as a back-door way of supporting Andy. You never know with Wimbledon crowds.
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Me too.

Me 3
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Didn't realise that these 2 hadn'd played since 2009 - time flies when you're having fun!

cmonandy



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^ Thanks, Dani.

I'm not going to fret over it because I know whatever happens Andy will give it his all, and then some.
Absolutely right Linda.  I posted this interview on the Wimbledon thread but might as well post it on here too -

MURRAY: BACK INJURY WON'T END TITLE BID

Briton vows not to quit despite flare-up as Robson’s Wimbledon dream comes to end

WORLD No2 Andy Murray revealed he underwent extra medical treatment after his straight-sets win over Mikhail Youzhny swept him into a sixth consecutive Wimbledon quarter-final, but insists he would never dream of quitting through injury.

The 26-year-old Scot overcame the No20 seed 6-4, 7-6, 6-1, showing all his battling qualities to recover from 5-2 down in the second set, though at times he grimaced while holding his side, prompting fears he could join the grand slam record-equalling 13 players to have retired hurt in this tournament.

But Murray, who missed last month’s French Open with a back injury, says he will never succumb to pain.

“I would never stop,”
said last year’s runner-up, who meets unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-finals.

“Now that I’m playing there’s no chance I would stop, unless I couldn’t hold the racquet. My back is what it is. It’s felt way better than it was a few weeks ago. There’s no cause for concern.

“I had 20 minutes longer treatment than the last few days. But I just want to make sure that in this tournament I do all the right things. I want to take care of my body. It’s my main priority.”

http://www.cityam.com/article/murray-back-injury-won-t-end-title-bid

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Didn't realise that these 2 hadn'd played since 2009 - time flies when you're having fun!

cmonandy



Nice h2h he has on Verdasco....wonder what kind of carpet they played on in St Petersburg.... shagpile?
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Saw the last match they played at O2.
Andy was in fine form then, as now thumb up
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Won't the Murray game be on centre and the Djokovic game be on after it? Or the other way round.

Don't think he'll stuggle too much in this one although Verdassco has only dropped one set so far he's only beat one seed (Benneteau). Murray in 3!
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I always remember the time Verdassco beat Andy at the Oz open but that was a long time ago & their careers have certainly taken a different path since then.
I'm sure Andy will be cautious but will win easily.
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I didn't realise he had such a big winning record over Verdasco. Then again it is ages since they've played.

Andy's got a good record over lefties if my memory is right.
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I always remember the time Verdassco beat Andy at the Oz open but that was a long time ago & their careers have certainly taken a different path since then.
I'm sure Andy will be cautious but will win easily.

If I remember rightly, Andy had a virus on that occasion and Verdasco was just coming off an epic Davis Cup win and was brimming with confidence.  Totally different scenario this time round.
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It's good to see Verdasco play decent tennis again after the last couple of years. A player with his talent really shouldn't be ranked as low as 54 - looking at the live rankings he's now ranked 35 thanks to his good run here. Hopefully he'll get back into the top 20.

I don't think Andy will be too troubled playing him though. Verdasco's forehand is a great shot but it also often breaks down when put under pressure, as does his serve. Perhaps there'll be one tight set but I think Andy will win in straights.
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