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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #855 on: July 01, 2013, 10:02 PM »
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What did you watch, Connor?

What a treat, being at Wimbledon Smile

Look above your post Linda Smile
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #856 on: July 01, 2013, 10:03 PM »
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You are too quick. You should serve against Djoker.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #857 on: July 01, 2013, 10:05 PM »
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Murray plays down back worries


Andy Murray insisted there is no cause for concern over the state of his back after grinding out a straight-sets victory over Mikhail Youzhny to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for a sixth straight year.

The second seed clutched at his side a few times during Monday's 6-4 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 win on Centre Court, which was a worrying echo of the back troubles during the clay-court season that led to him pulling out of the French Open.

Although the win came in straight sets, there was not the same fluency about Murray's game, with the Scot having to fight back from 5-2 down in the second set and then 5-3 down in the tie-break. He played down worries over his fitness, though, saying: "There's no cause for concern. My back is what it is. It's felt way, way better than it was a few weeks ago."

Murray continued: "There's a few times on the court where you feel things. You just have to find a way of managing those issues and getting through them because a lot of guys have had problems during this slam especially. A lot of guys have had trainers on court and whatnot. So everyone's got little niggles. You just have to manage them and get through it."

Murray retired mid-match against Marcel Granollers in Rome prior to his French Open withdrawal but, in a Wimbledon tournament that has seen more than its fair share of injury problems, only something drastic would put him out. The second seed said: "Now that I'm playing, there's no chance I would stop unless I couldn't hold the racket."

Murray had 20 minutes of additional treatment on his body after leaving the court to try to ensure he is in prime condition for potentially three matches to come, starting with a quarter-final against Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday.


Murray said: "I need to make sure I do all the right things, like ice-bathing, having my massage, and taking care of my body. Obviously, a few weeks ago I missed the French Open. I don't want it to be a case of things creeping back up on me. I want to take care of my body. It's my main priority this tournament."

A tournament of shocks saw possibly the biggest in the match before Murray's as women's number one seed Serena Williams crashed out against Sabine Lisicki to end a 34-match winning streak. It was another reminder that, as inevitable as a final between Murray and Novak Djokovic may look, nothing can be taken for granted.

"She hasn't lost for a long time," said Murray. "So for her to lose at Wimbledon in the fourth round, especially a match where she'd come back, had a lot of chances, it's surprising.

"When those sort of results can happen to a player as good as her, there's absolutely no reason why it can't happen to me. That's why I'm not getting ahead of myself, and no one else should."


http://www.congletonguardian.co.uk/uk_national_sport/10519654.Murray_plays_down_back_worries/
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #858 on: July 01, 2013, 10:07 PM »
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I really don't know if that interview makes me feel better or not. nervous


I was just thinking as fans, how do we feel watching Andy play, aches, pains, sick, and they all go away when he wins.  I know this is different, but tension brings on those things.
I totally agree Apollo!  And Andy was certainly tense for the first two sets.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #859 on: July 01, 2013, 10:10 PM »
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I was so relaxed during this match watching it live is so different.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #860 on: July 01, 2013, 10:11 PM »
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I was so relaxed during this match watching it live is so different.

Doesn't the courts look like astro turf? It's not grass at all.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #861 on: July 01, 2013, 10:12 PM »
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No they look like grass, you mong.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #862 on: July 01, 2013, 10:17 PM »
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No they look like grass, you mong.

Court 2 looked like turf. Ferrer is queer live.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #863 on: July 01, 2013, 10:20 PM »
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I think Andy is very wise to put looking after himself ahead of talking to the media. I'm glad he made them wait.

Did anyone see Andy on Today At Wimbledon this evening? I didn't hear all of what he had to say about his own match, but he had wise words to say about Laura Robson. I was impressed with what he said, but also how he said it.

Interesting that Djokovic was cruising against Haas earlier, until Haas remembered how to play for a time. He made Djokovic really work to close that one out. The crowd were very much on Haas's side.

All the upsets must be disconcerting for Andy and Novak to be honest. Andy just needs to remember there is no such thing as a jinx. I'm sure he'll be fine.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #864 on: July 01, 2013, 10:21 PM »
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Glad you enjoyed yourselves boys!! Must have been a terrific atmosphere.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #865 on: July 01, 2013, 10:23 PM »
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Surely we would expect a player to have a few niggles after 4 matches. That is 12 sets for Murray. He has already played the same number of sets he played to win Queens, and he is only just over half way. He doesn't seem too worried. He has also been playing at a high level constantly now for about a decade.

I am not too worried.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #866 on: July 01, 2013, 10:35 PM »
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Court 2 looked like turf. Ferrer is queer live.


You have a strange obsession with calling people gay.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #867 on: July 01, 2013, 10:37 PM »
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You have a strange obsession with calling people gay.
 Never thought of that - thought he just  meant strange seeing him in the flesh.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #868 on: July 01, 2013, 10:38 PM »
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  Never thought of that - thought he just  meant strange seeing him in the flesh.

It's originally a gay slur.
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Re: Wimbledon R4: Andy Murray vs. Mikhail Youzhny « Reply #869 on: July 01, 2013, 10:42 PM »
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It's originally a gay slur.
  Really?  While I aware of the connotation I would be reluctant to infer it from that post. But no doubt the boy himself will enlighten us!
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