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WWW Kooyong: Andy Murray vs Lleyton Hewitt?

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Lleyton is playing very well just now, just beat Federer in Brisbane and now Andy. He is at the top of his game.
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Lleyton has certainly got a new lease of life, which is great to see, and I felt he was just the right opponent for Andy to play against at this stage of his comeback.  I just hope he doesn't let the frustrations he must inevitably feel get on top of him, but I have every confidence in the support that he gets from Lendl and the rest of his team.

Hopefully somebody will post a video of this match for those of us who were unable to watch it.
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I looked at score 7-6 7-6 so he is nearly there.
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Hopefully somebody will post a video of this match for those of us who were unable to watch it.
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Was gonna ask same thing.

Pwetty pwease  big kiss anyone out there thats capable?
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I looked at score 7-6 7-6 so he is nearly there.

I still think he has been using these matches to test his body out. I am certain that he won't have been going full pelt. It is interesting that the match he probably did want to win i.e against Warwrinka he did win.
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I still think he has been using these matches to test his body out. I am certain that he won't have been going full pelt. It is interesting that the match he probably did want to win i.e against Warwrinka he did win.
  I'm sure you.re right - no way is he going to bust a gut trying to prove nothing against a home hero. He may still be trying to fly below the radar - or maybe not. Who knows. Interesting fortnight ahead.
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  I'm sure you.re right - no way is he going to bust a gut trying to prove nothing against a home hero. He may still be trying to fly below the radar - or maybe not. Who knows. Interesting fortnight ahead.

I agree with you and Masaka,

Andy's objective wasn't to beat Hewitt, but to move towards becoming as match fit as possible, and to get rid of some of the rust, without getting too tired, or risking new injury.  It was probably important to beat Stan, if it could be done without drama, but not so much Tsonga or Hewitt.

I've not watched the match, so I could be way off the mark, but I wouldn't be surprised if he thought it a good time to try out a few shots, and stuff the error count.  If there are bits of his game already firing on all cylinders, those aren't the shots he needs to practice, and not much point in playing too much percentage tennis.  It might have been good to get a third set, but two tight sets is not bad going.

I liked what one commentator had to say, which was that Andy didn't seem to tire in this match, as he'd done against Mayer.  Definitely progress.
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I was sad when I read that Andy had lost the match, but seeing the score of two tiebreaks makes me feel better.  We all know that you can play a marvelous game and go to a tiebreaker and theres a lot of luck in a tiebreaker and can easily go either way.  But I also would love to see the video.
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Don't be too sorry re Andy's defeat LLeyton Hewitt who has been struggling to get back to form from  I think it's 2 hip operations should inspire Andy's own struggle to get back to full competitive form

 A good result for LLeyton and an encouraging one for Andy
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Good outing for Andy.  The loss is nothing to get bent out of shape about.  Sounds like it was a good match and I'd also like to see the video.  yes
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Were is all our MW I T experts when we need em  search Shrug
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I still think he has been using these matches to test his body out. I am certain that he won't have been going full pelt. It is interesting that the match he probably did want to win i.e against Warwrinka he did win.
Good point but I do think he was frustrated by so many ues today.  I guess that is a symptom of rustiness and he was probably hoping after playing so well in practice that he'd oiled more of that rust already. 
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Good point but I do think he was frustrated by so many ues today.  I guess that is a symptom of rustiness and he was probably hoping after playing so well in practice that he'd oiled more of that rust already. 

U/e are a bit advanced for me. I have only just grasped in and out, and am progressing on understanding forehands and backhands...!!!
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U/e are a bit advanced for me. I have only just grasped in and out, and am progressing on understanding forehands and backhands...!!!

U/E's mean unforced errors, Masaka. Literally just what it means: it's the player's fault, and not their opponent's. They weren't forced into making that error.. they did it themself.

Anyhoo.. I didn't get to see the match either. Frown I have this snippet of some highlights, and I'm happy to hear that his serve was going well, and he had a run of 4 games out of 5 in the 2nd to even up the match. I'm sure if he got it to a 3rd, it would have been his.

And as a long-time tennis fan, I am very happy for Rusty to get this win over one of the Big Guns. Love his fighting spirit. With all his surgeries, by all accounts he could have retired years ago.

http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/video_audio/272701.html?genre=19
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Good point but I do think he was frustrated by so many ues today.  I guess that is a symptom of rustiness and he was probably hoping after playing so well in practice that he'd oiled more of that rust already. 
Andy himself has said that playing for points under tournament, or near-tournament, conditions is a whole different thing to playing on the practice court and that he needs to be able to feel that intensity again, but then it's often easier to say what you know to be true than it is to put it into effect, and I can imagine how frustrating it must be for any sportsperson to come back after a lengthy lay-off, especially when an operation has been involved, and having to learn to walk before they can run, so to speak.

I just hope that Andy can keep reminding himself just how far he has come over the past few weeks, given that it really isn't all that long ago since he was talking about possibly having to skip the AO.  I'm sure though that Lendl and his team will definitely try to keep that uppermost in his mind, and the fact that he's so much stronger psychologically now should be a great help.

Don't be too sorry re Andy's defeat LLeyton Hewitt who has been struggling to get back to form from  I think it's 2 hip operations should inspire Andy's own struggle to get back to full competitive form
Left hip, 2008; right hip, 2010; five major ops over the last two years to reconstruct the badly arthritic and misshapen big toe of his left foot and ignoring medical advice that he should quit the sport, yet, thanks to sheer guts and bloody-minded determination, he's still going strong.  What a legend!
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