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Posted on: May 16, 2012, 06:22 PM
Posted by: Aileen
At least it's a better crystal ball than the one Boogers has. Rolling Eyes


Gasquet it is.  He beat Lorenzi comfortably in straights.  I think he was expected to be the winner anyway, hence the assumptions.
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 10:50 AM
Posted by: Bevc
Had just corrected that before I saw your post.  I picked up the wrong info from Igriev10, who presumably has a crystal ball. Smile

Very Happy Hopefully they will share it around with us all then. And if anyone has a wand and some faery dust too......... lol
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 05:09 AM
Posted by: adb..OH
Thanks, Aileen.  I hadn't realized there would be any days off for this tournament.  Will stop searching around and wait for the new thread.
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 03:02 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Great match! I just watched it on the catch up service Tennis TV now has and I am so happy I did.  Wonderful imaginative tennis from Nalbandian and a really good response from Andy.  Took the 3rd set when he remembered that you can go down the line with your backhand, not just cross court.  Looking forward to a good match against Gasquet.  Ah it's good to have Andy back.
That catch-up is great.  I watched the match in a pub (out of necessity, I may say!) but half the time I couldn't see the ball.  Just watched the 3rd set again and was able to appreciate how good the standard of tennis was and how well Andy managed to dig himself out of trouble.  Just hope that when he clutched his back at one point after stretching for the ball that he hasn't reignited the injury that kept him out of Madrid. nervous

Gasquet or Lorenzi, unless you know something different Aileen Eyebrow raise.
Had just corrected that before I saw your post.  I picked up the wrong info from Igriev10, who presumably has a crystal ball. Smile
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 01:37 AM
Posted by: Bevc
Gasquet on Thursday, so we don't know the time yet.

Gasquet or Lorenzi, unless you know something different Aileen Eyebrow raise.
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 01:27 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Excellent.  Who's he got next and what time etc?  Thanks
Gasquet on Thursday, so we don't know the time yet.

EDIT - Sorry, wrong info!  The winner of Gasquet vs Italian wildcare Paolo Lorenzi.
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 01:25 AM
Posted by: lgriev10
Great match! I just watched it on the catch up service Tennis TV now has and I am so happy I did.  Wonderful imaginative tennis from Nalbandian and a really good response from Andy.  Took the 3rd set when he remembered that you can go down the line with your backhand, not just cross court.  Looking forward to a good match against Gasquet.  Ah it's good to have Andy back.
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 01:24 AM
Posted by: adb..OH
Excellent.  Who's he got next and what time etc?  Thanks
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 12:32 AM
Posted by: Iris
Great report Hazel, you caught the mood of the match exactly.  Well done Andy, you did look exhausted at the end of the match buty that's what happens when you get older.  Hope you had a great birthday.
Posted on: May 16, 2012, 12:16 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Just got in.. missed the whole match, so thanks Hazel for the very good report. Sounds like there were some nail-biting moments, but good to hear Andy raised his game when it counted.
Indeed!  Like when he was 3-1 down in the 3rd and I'm sitting watching in a pub, but was so engrossed I forgot where I was, and shouted "FFS Andy - get your b***** finger out!!". blush  Fortunately, he did, but a member of staff commented that she didn't know tennis could be that exciting! Rolling Eyes
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 11:36 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
As I couldn't watch it really appreciative of such a detailed report which gives real flavour of match. Sounds like a good W but just hope didn't take too much toll on his back. Well done our birthday boy.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 10:38 PM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
Excellent report, HazyBear. Lengthy but not boring. You captured totally the essence of the match. Very well written.

My tv gave out just as Andy was about to serve for the match, so I was terribly nervous reaching for my computer to discover the result. Thank goodness all was well.

A nice birthday present for you, Andy. Happy birthday.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 09:00 PM
Posted by: syc23
Watched it from start to finish. Andy's BH started firing towards the end which what got him the win, Nalby played some inspired tennis and nearly dropshotted Andy into submission. The angles the Argentine was able to create was unreal.

Andy really had to dig deep get the W and though was fortunate to get the lucky net cord to break for 6-5 in the 3rd, I think Andy totally deserved to go through tonight.

If you look at all of Andy's slam progressions in the last 18 months, there is always a tricky match in the earlier rounds (Wawrinka Wimby '09, Isner AO '10, Lubicic Wimby '11, Hasse USO '11 and Harrison AO '12 being examples). Once he got through those matches, it eases him and he is able to get a lot of confidence to charge through to the latter stages. The top 3 has done pretty much the same, that's why they can get through to finals on a consistent basis to keep themselves in contention.

Andy did a lot of growing up tonight, he knuckled down towards the end and got job done when it really mattered.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:50 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
Just got in.. missed the whole match, so thanks Hazel for the very good report. Sounds like there were some nail-biting moments, but good to hear Andy raised his game when it counted.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:50 PM
Posted by: Fiverings
Excellent report - is that a professional skill you're using?  Certainly reads well - authoritative and informative.  Not bad for a lass from Livvy!  ( Just kidding,  west lothian is one of my favourite areas of Scotland, some of my forebears were black bitches)   Eyebrow raise.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:46 PM
Posted by: Tessie
Watching the score on my phone getting very stressed. Switched it off when Andy lost his serve in the 3rd thought it was all over, should have more faith. Really pleased when I saw the result. Looking forward to watching it.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:34 PM
Posted by: Aileen
I'd get lost if I tried too much of that, so focus on my strength which is the feel of the match. I understand the technicalities, just not great at talking about them Smile
I understand them too, but so often reports in the past have simply failed to give any feel of the match, so for that, well done.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:31 PM
Posted by: Hazybear
It was a long match. Smile  Thank you for not dazzling us all with the technicalities of the game.  Very clear and easily understood.

I'd get lost if I tried too much of that, so focus on my strength which is the feel of the match. I understand the technicalities, just not great at talking about them Smile
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:28 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Glad the report is alright, seemed far too long, but I'm not good at being concise lol
It was a long match. Smile  Thank you for not dazzling us all with the technicalities of the game.  Very clear and easily understood.
Posted on: May 15, 2012, 08:20 PM
Posted by: janscribe
Excellent and speedy report Hazel. It must be my age,  get a bit despondent these days in the roller coasters but he came through in grand style and faces Gasquet or a wild card in the third round I believe and this should be on Thursday so he'll have a rest tomorrow.