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Posted on: September 18, 2013, 09:21 AM
Posted by: Caz
I agree about the crowd energy, which is why I don't look forward too much to morning or early afternoon matches where spectators tend to be sparse and half-asleep.  I've been at livelier funerals than some of these matches, so no wonder the players are 'flat'!



I know exactly what you mean Aileen!  yes
Posted on: September 18, 2013, 08:35 AM
Posted by: adb..OH
So good to see this. Thanks, Luke.
Posted on: September 17, 2013, 07:12 PM
Posted by: Aileen
I wouldn't go so far as to say Andy enjoys a booing crowd, but I do think he has a knack for using the energy from a rowdy crowd.......booing or cheering! Not all players can do that. I've heard some players saying they can feel intimidated when the crowd are against them! Andy just gets on with it regardless! I think if he got booed at home though, it would be different! He'd take that badly I think! Still.....I can't see that ever happening now!
I agree about the crowd energy, which is why I don't look forward too much to morning or early afternoon matches where spectators tend to be sparse and half-asleep.  I've been at livelier funerals than some of these matches, so no wonder the players are 'flat'!


Posted on: September 17, 2013, 10:44 AM
Posted by: Caz
Thanks for another great report TMH.......and I'm loving the pics we're getting with them these days!  yes
Posted on: September 17, 2013, 10:42 AM
Posted by: Caz
I wouldn't go so far as to say Andy enjoys a booing crowd, but I do think he has a knack for using the energy from a rowdy crowd.......booing or cheering! Not all players can do that. I've heard some players saying they can feel intimidated when the crowd are against them! Andy just gets on with it regardless! I think if he got booed at home though, it would be different! He'd take that badly I think! Still.....I can't see that ever happening now!
Posted on: September 17, 2013, 12:08 AM
Posted by: Aileen
It's funny, at the end of the match on Sunday I had a feeling Andy had enjoyed that atmosphere, although I do think the umpire did let it get a bit out of hand, even for DC standards

That match against Gasquet at RG was great. Andy definitely enjoyed that. Another one a bit like that was in Monte Carlo in 2011(?) when Andy was playing Simon. Simon injured his ankle so Andy kept making him run. The crowd didn't like it one bit, but Andy ignored them and got on with it.

I thought the umpire was OK and, really, by the end the crowd were beyond control.   Also despite what Prodigy says @02:30pm, I don't think a British crowd at a DC tie would have behaved quite as badly as the Croatians did.  The same goes for the French.  Simon was unfortunate, and yes it was MC 2011, but what was Andy supposed to do?  Hit the ball nicely within Simon's reach?  From the BBC report on the match -

Asked afterwards if he had been concerned by the boos that followed his drop shots in the second set, Murray responded: "I wasn't bothered at all. I was doing what I had to. Every player on the tour would have done exactly the same thing. I wasn't doing anything wrong."

Simon backed his opponent, saying :"You play to win."


Shame that these spectators were apparently unaware of that fact.

 
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 11:36 PM
Posted by: teejay1
I think Andy actually prefers a crowd like that. Remember Roland Garros last year when he thrashed Gasquet (after losing the first set)? Any kind of atmosphere tends to get him pumped. It's when it's completely flat that he struggles.

It's funny, at the end of the match on Sunday I had a feeling Andy had enjoyed that atmosphere, although I do think the umpire did let it get a bit out of hand, even for DC standards.

That match against Gasquet at RG was great. Andy definitely enjoyed that. Another one a bit like that was in Monte Carlo in 2011(?) when Andy was playing Simon. Simon injured his ankle so Andy kept making him run. The crowd didn't like it one bit, but Andy ignored them and got on with it.
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 08:54 PM
Posted by: robbie
excellent performance I hope of a draw for the Davis Cup Team at home against Germany
Id prefer a win.
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 08:53 PM
Posted by: Jürgen
excellent performance I hope of a draw for the Davis Cup Team at home against Germany
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 06:31 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
I think Andy actually prefers a crowd like that. Remember Roland Garros last year when he thrashed Gasquet (after losing the first set)? Any kind of atmosphere tends to get him pumped. It's when it's completely flat that he struggles.
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 02:30 PM
Posted by: ProdigyEng
^ I was impressed too with the way both players handled what was a very tricky situation at such a crucial stage in the match from Dodig's point of view.  He'd played so well he was probably clinging to any faint hope of at least taking a set off Andy.

The crowd behaviour was appalling but not entirely unexpected in the circumstances.  After all, this wasn't buttoned-up Britain!  What was said at the net we don't know but at least it all ended amicably.



Aileen it was DC!

Had the same thing happened in an opponents favour, against GB in GB, the crowd would be just as bad lol
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 01:32 PM
Posted by: Aileen
^ I was impressed too with the way both players handled what was a very tricky situation at such a crucial stage in the match from Dodig's point of view.  He'd played so well he was probably clinging to any faint hope of at least taking a set off Andy.

The crowd behaviour was appalling but not entirely unexpected in the circumstances.  After all, this wasn't buttoned-up Britain!  What was said at the net we don't know but at least it all ended amicably.

Posted on: September 16, 2013, 08:29 AM
Posted by: teejay1
Thought Andy dealt with it in a very sporting manner.

I agree. He was sporting, but at the same time he was certain the ball was out, so he stuck to that. I must say I was pretty impressed with Dodig about it too. He stood up for himself, which is exactly right, but he didn't get up in the air about it and accepted the decision, once it was made, with good grace.

I thought Andy was brilliant when he was serving after that. He was being booed, the locals were doing everything they could to put him off, making noise, talking, all of that, but he just carried on regardless. You could see how focused on getting it done he was.
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 04:34 AM
Posted by: Linda
Congratulations GB. A brilliant weekend of tennis on the red stuff, putting GB back where they deserve 2 b, amongst the top countries in the world.  Let's hope we get a good draw, so we can actually win the cup.  With Dan Evans & James Ward, as experienced Davis Cup players, & several specialised doubles players, & of course, with Andy on board, we must stand a realistic chance of winning several matches, & maybe even be good enough to win the title in the next few years.  Keep winning GB!
Posted on: September 16, 2013, 02:47 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Andy explained to Annabelle Croft that he checked the line and there was a very narrow gap, just at almost the same point where an earlier ball had landed, so it was difficult. Andy would have been honest about it had it been in.

At any rate it would have made no difference to the  end result, but a point is a point before the last ball is played.

I admire Dodig, he played his best and was a warrior.
I totally agree with all of that, but the dispute about the line call once again made me wonder why they don't have hawk-eye on clay courts.

Also thanks for a great write-up Luke.  Nice to see something positive on the main webpage once again and to see Andy playing so well and so confidently after the post-Wimbledon disappointments.

Andy did say 3 years ago that he thought it would be 2014 before GB was back playing in the WG, so all credit to Leon Smith and the other members of the team who have made this achievement possible. 

Posted on: September 15, 2013, 10:18 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Pity about the ending: I wish Andy had not got involved in disputing the overrule. The ball was in but Andy thought it was out and I assume he was looking at a different mark. He should have walked away and let the ref deal with it. It did not do him any favours.
Andy explained to Annabelle Croft that he checked the line and there was a very narrow gap, just at almost the same point where an earlier ball had landed, so it was difficult. Andy would have been honest about it had it been in.

At any rate it would have made no difference to the  end result, but a point is a point before the last ball is played.

I admire Dodig, he played his best and was a warrior.
Posted on: September 15, 2013, 09:31 PM
Posted by: wimbledonwestie
Thought Andy dealt with it in a very sporting manner.
Posted on: September 15, 2013, 09:15 PM
Posted by: tamila
How do we know what he said to Dodig as we could not hear and neither could anyone else?  My impression was that Andy thought it was in and that is why the umpire came down.  A similar thing happened in the doubles.
Posted on: September 15, 2013, 09:12 PM
Posted by: boogers
The ball was in but Andy thought it was out

Was it? Where did you hear that?
Posted on: September 15, 2013, 09:04 PM
Posted by: Thevalley
Pity about the ending: I wish Andy had not got involved in disputing the overrule. The ball was in but Andy thought it was out and I assume he was looking at a different mark. He should have walked away and let the ref deal with it. It did not do him any favours.