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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 12:37 PM »
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Reader comments beneath the article are the usual Murray-hating drivel.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 05:18 PM »
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Good luck Andy and Jamie  Super

Already two breaks down in first set.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 05:40 PM »
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1st set lost: 6-2. Break down in second set.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #18 on: May 03, 2011, 07:09 PM »
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Yeah but unfortunately it is true that a lot of people do not like Andy....but who cares really?  The obvious point the stupid article doesn't make is that andy and Kim spend most of the year apart, they have comparatively little time together.

But that is what our "british" press does, I pity the retarded monkeys that write for them.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 07:12 PM »
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Yeah but unfortunately it is true that a lot of people do not like Andy....but who cares really?  The obvious point the stupid article doesn't make is that andy and Kim spend most of the year apart, they have comparatively little time together.

But that is what our "british" press does, I pity the retarded monkeys that write for them.
I'd love to kick their retarded asses!
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 09:30 PM »
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Good luck Andy and Jamie  Super
I'll third that
Unfortunately Andy and Jamie were beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Granollers and Lopez.  Not a very inspiring result of the World team No.27, but the only very brief report is in the Telegraph, with Jamie saying - "They gave us a bit of a dusting,” ... “But it was our first doubles match on clay, and that can be difficult.”

Found this article on the AM Forum, perhaps those who doubt Andy's talent will realize what an expert thinks.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/13243702.stm

Very positive article, but there's also a note of caution -

"... And that lofty position [No.1] is one which Alvarez and Sanchez Vicario both believe Murray has the potential to occupy, if his desire doesn't dip ..... It's now up to him to prove his old coach right and become the very best player on the planet."
So come on, Murray - go for it! cmon yeah  In this weeks' rankings his 730 point lead over Soderling has been cut to 580.



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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #21 on: May 04, 2011, 12:21 AM »
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Reader comments beneath the article are the usual Murray-hating drivel.
But that is what our "british" press does, I pity the retarded monkeys that write for them.
It didn't go unnoticed by this Englishman Yorkshireman that all the first 20 or so comments I read, bar one, came from south of the border.  Too much to expect that these anti-Murray morons who feed off the DM's sh*t would realise that this was undoubtedly intended to be a light-hearted article, whether sanctioned by Murray or not.  If anything, it proves that he's a normal, healthy red-blooded lad, who's stayed faithful to his girlfriend for 5 years, despite all their enforced separations, and how many 23 year olds today can claim that?

I wish him all the best in Madrid and beyond.  Taking Cahill on board however briefly will be of great benefit to him, and I'm hopeful a reinvigorated Murray will rise from the ashes of this year's AO defeat.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #22 on: May 04, 2011, 05:40 AM »
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Yeah but unfortunately it is true that a lot of people do not like Andy....but who cares really?  The obvious point the stupid article doesn't make is that andy and Kim spend most of the year apart, they have comparatively little time together.

But that is what our "british" press does, I pity the retarded monkeys that write for them.
Seems the Mail isn't entirely to blame for this.  By pure chance I came across the source of Murray's comments on the gossipy USA Today website, and the original comments appeared in Spain's El Mundo newspaper, along with those of Francesca Schiavone, who was speaking from a woman's point of view. Whilst the Continentals have a more relaxed attitude towards such matters, Murray really should wake up to the fact that anything he says to the press anywhere in the world is liable to be picked up by other newspapers, particularly in the UK.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #23 on: May 05, 2011, 05:01 PM »
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Found this article on the AM Forum, perhaps those who doubt Andy's talent will realize what an expert thinks.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/13243702.stm

Only just managed to catch up and read this Michelle - thanks so much for unearthing it.  Really encouraging.  It's up to Andy now to prove that they are right.  And as has been noted, crucial to that is that his desire to be the very best [or prove that he's the very best if they are correct] doesn't dip.   
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 05:43 PM »
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Only just managed to catch up and read this Michelle - thanks so much for unearthing it.  Really encouraging.  It's up to Andy now to prove that they are right.  And as has been noted, crucial to that is that his desire to be the very best [or prove that he's the very best if they are correct] doesn't dip.   

Sometimes I wish that Andy would take a leaf out of Novak Djokovic's training manual.

Djokovic has stuck with the same coach and the same support team through the highs and lows of his game. Now look at how Djokovic has progressed!

A few years ago particularly when Andy defeated Djokovic in the finals firstly in Cincinnati (2008) and then Miami (2009), I expected Andy to be scratching towards world no1. How wrong could I have been?

Andy still has not appointed a settled coach and continues to fiddle with Darren Cahill on a very part-time basis when Adidas is not concerned with Andy's opponent. Not good enough for Andy's ambitions.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 02:58 AM »
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Sometimes I wish that Andy would take a leaf out of Novak Djokovic's training manual.

Djokovic has stuck with the same coach and the same support team through the highs and lows of his game. Now look at how Djokovic has progressed!

A few years ago particularly when Andy defeated Djokovic in the finals firstly in Cincinnati (2008) and then Miami (2009), I expected Andy to be scratching towards world no1. How wrong could I have been?

Andy still has not appointed a settled coach and continues to fiddle with Darren Cahill on a very part-time basis when Adidas is not concerned with Andy's opponent. Not good enough for Andy's ambitions.
Djokovic consulted a sports psychologist, which has also helped him.

I've just posted a comment on the 'Murray to work temporarily with Cahill' thread to the effect that Murray may now be finding that sharing Cahill with all the other Adidas-sponsored players might be more frustrating than helpful, and I'm living in the (very forlorn) hope that this might push him a little further towards getting a more permanent arrangement.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #26 on: May 06, 2011, 06:53 AM »
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Djokovic consulted a sports psychologist, which has also helped him.

I've just posted a comment on the 'Murray to work temporarily with Cahill' thread to the effect that Murray may now be finding that sharing Cahill with all the other Adidas-sponsored players might be more frustrating than helpful, and I'm living in the (very forlorn) hope that this might push him a little further towards getting a more permanent arrangement.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #27 on: May 06, 2011, 09:06 AM »
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DReam on, Aileen and Caz! Andy is TOO comfortable with his Team Murray.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #28 on: May 06, 2011, 09:12 AM »
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DReam on, Aileen and Caz! Andy is TOO comfortable with his Team Murray.
If that were the case he wouldn't have advertised to the world that he was looking for a permanent coach.  He would have simply said he was happy with his present set up and that it was sufficient to use the PT Adidas coaches.  He has made clear that he doesn't think that.  But good coaches aren't simply sitting by phones waiting for a call from AM.  It could well take time. And I'd rather he took time and uses Cahill in the meantime than he settles for someone not that good.  Nole was lucky in that he had a coach from the early days who is ideal for him. Would you suggest that Andy had stuck with one of his early coaches such as Mark Petchey?  I don't think so.
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Re: Murray back in action in Madrid « Reply #29 on: May 06, 2011, 09:27 AM »
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If that were the case he wouldn't have advertised to the world that he was looking for a permanent coach.  He would have simply said he was happy with his present set up and that it was sufficient to use the PT Adidas coaches.  He has made clear that he doesn't think that.  But good coaches aren't simply sitting by phones waiting for a call from AM.  It could well take time. And I'd rather he took time and uses Cahill in the meantime than he settles for someone not that good.  Nole was lucky in that he had a coach from the early days who is ideal for him. Would you suggest that Andy had stuck with one of his early coaches such as Mark Petchey?  I don't think so.

Ruthie, Brad Gilbert is perhaps the one coach he should have stuck with. It was Andy's immaturity that possibly caused the break-up.

I agree that he has been indicating he is seeking a permanent coach. But this situation has been prevalent for close on a year. I should have thought that by now a decision would have been made. Perhaps his quoted intention to appoint a permanent coach is in reality a "smoke-screen" and he wants to remain with his mates in Team Murray and has no desire to have it broken up as a full-time coach would insist.
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