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Andy Murray vs Matthias Bachinger, Today, 12:00 Midnight BST - Discuss the match
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 51 
 on: Yesterday at 03:10 PM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by Caz
Connor......for a horrible moment there, I though you were saying Shaun Wright played Santa!   doh  lmao

 52 
 on: Yesterday at 03:07 PM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by Caz
I loved him in Miracle on 34th street! I still watch out for it every year! Thank you Mr. Attenborough for giving me joy every Christmas! RIP......you deserve to!

 53 
 on: Yesterday at 02:58 PM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by Connor
Not surprising given he was more my generation than yours.  In fact had you ever heard of him?

Yes, he played Santa in Miracle on 34th Street and directed Gandhi, and was in bloody Jurassic Park for goodness sake.

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 02:57 PM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by Caz
Yes Aileen and there are calls for South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright to consider his position! Consider his position? They should at least bloody well sack him!  shocking Oh...and guess what folks! Mr. Wright is a former Rotherham Labour Councillor and was Cabinet Member for 'Children's Services' between 2005 and 2010!  fainting

 55 
 on: Yesterday at 02:55 PM 
Started by Ruthie - Last post by Connor
If Andy can handle Isner's serve, he can handle this guy's missiles, 7 aces aren't that much. Querrey hit 30 yesterday and still went to 5 sets.

7 aces is nothing, Andy at his worst serving can hit 7 easily.

 56 
 on: Yesterday at 02:54 PM 
Started by Ruthie - Last post by The Gnome
If Andy can handle Isner's serve, he can handle this guy's missiles, 7 aces aren't that much. Querrey hit 30 yesterday and still went to 5 sets.

 57 
 on: Yesterday at 02:40 PM 
Started by Katie - Last post by Connor
With others thinking similar about her contract I must have read an incorrect report?  Hey, that is the norm with tennis information especially about Andy M!

On mindset I am not saying that he has to become arrogant. I do not go around telling my opposition that they stand no chance if I am alongside them with a mile to go. Reputation does it for you. If they see you there they almost give up. Remember the Mo Farah races recently. The opposition were defeated in their minds before the races started.

Sadly Andy has got himself a rather negative reputation. He seems not to have so much belief in himself. As a consequence many think that they have a chance to beat him and do. A Rafa or a Roger have the benefit of winning reputations. As you say Rafa does it by an attitude that he is humble off court but so positive on court.  Roger does it by making it quite clear he will win and will condescendingly praise if an opponent dares to do well or even win. Both, in my opinion win a lot of matches by their reputation complementing the skills. I prefer the Rafa approach I must admit.

The Andy approach is less certain of a match outcome. "It will be a tough match" or "he is a good player" is repeated frequently. Those only encourage the opposition as they see doubt in his mind. That is all. I want players coming to his matches expecting to lose! It makes it a lot easier to win.

That is enough. Many of you must think me a rather devious sportsman by now using mindgames to win the mental battle. The good feeling of winning is addictive and he needs to have that back.


This is what I have been saying for a while now, unfortunately no one fears Andy anymore, they are more than aware that if they play their best tennis, their chances of winning are extremely high compared to if they played their best tennis against the likes of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, where they might still stand a chance, but it is likely they will fall short due to the mental battle involved in the match.

 58 
 on: Yesterday at 02:13 PM 
Started by Katie - Last post by marathonarthur
I didn't realise the contract with Amelie was only until Christmas marathon - to be reviewed again then I guess?   I take your point about the mindset he needs going in to matches but think of Nadal who is always ultra 'humble' in relation to his opponents before a match, in a kind of reverse psychology I think.  I'm rather glad that Andy isn't arrogant in the way he approaches opponents before a match but then I'm not a sportsperson like you.

With others thinking similar about her contract I must have read an incorrect report?  Hey, that is the norm with tennis information especially about Andy M!

On mindset I am not saying that he has to become arrogant. I do not go around telling my opposition that they stand no chance if I am alongside them with a mile to go. Reputation does it for you. If they see you there they almost give up. Remember the Mo Farah races recently. The opposition were defeated in their minds before the races started.

Sadly Andy has got himself a rather negative reputation. He seems not to have so much belief in himself. As a consequence many think that they have a chance to beat him and do. A Rafa or a Roger have the benefit of winning reputations. As you say Rafa does it by an attitude that he is humble off court but so positive on court.  Roger does it by making it quite clear he will win and will condescendingly praise if an opponent dares to do well or even win. Both, in my opinion win a lot of matches by their reputation complementing the skills. I prefer the Rafa approach I must admit.

The Andy approach is less certain of a match outcome. "It will be a tough match" or "he is a good player" is repeated frequently. Those only encourage the opposition as they see doubt in his mind. That is all. I want players coming to his matches expecting to lose! It makes it a lot easier to win.

That is enough. Many of you must think me a rather devious sportsman by now using mindgames to win the mental battle. The good feeling of winning is addictive and he needs to have that back.

 59 
 on: Yesterday at 02:08 PM 
Started by Ruthie - Last post by Iluvandy
I enjoyed it too, Ruthie.     Almost chose it.    I checked the stats for the Bachinger v Stepanek
match and he served 7 aces, 2 dfs, 65% overall 1st serves.   

 60 
 on: Yesterday at 01:35 PM 
Started by Katie - Last post by michelle
I don't think Amelie 's contract is until until Christmas, they have reached an agreement she will travel 25 weeks with Andy, so that would lead to belief she'll be with him far beyond Christmas.

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