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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #15 on: February 05, 2011, 09:11 PM »
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I don't see the problem.  Andy played fewer tournaments last year than anyone else at the top.  He just needs to play, it is what he does best.  It is a good chance to catch up on Soderling.  The sooner he gets back into the groove again the better.  The final was a major letdown, he played poorly, Nole played well and he got whacked well and truly.  Time to get back to work and winning tennis matches.  He is more than capable of strolling through the tournament and winning here.  Baggy is not a tough match these days.  The season has only begun, he has had a great start to the year, he needs to keep it going!

All the best Andy!
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #16 on: February 05, 2011, 11:01 PM »
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Murray's box at AO was the mopiest group ever.  Keep Mom home as her tension even comes thru to TV!!!
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #17 on: February 06, 2011, 03:57 AM »
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They didn't get into the doubles draw.
Aw - what a shame for Jamie, but at least Andy can focus entirely on the singles.  He's bound to be a bit tired after Oz, so playing both probably wasn't a good idea.

So pleased he hasn't pulled out. Players shouldn't pull out of tournaments. It is disrespectful to the organisers and fans, ruins the event and costs the sponsors a fortune.
Unless, of course, the players have a reasonable excuse, like illness or injury.  Maybe Andy learnt from last year's controversy when he pulled out of Marseilles at the last minute, thereby greatly annoying the organisers and the sponsors, because (and I quote from the thread on MW):

Having reached the Australian Open final, Murray will take an extra week off to rest his body.

The Scot only returned to training at the beginning of this week and still does not feel physically ready to compete.


And reading the posts, we all, myself included, AGREED that Andy had done the right thing! Rolling Eyes

In 2009 Andy played in Rotterdam despite suffering the after-effects of a virus that put him out in R4 of the AO, and won the tournament.  
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #18 on: February 06, 2011, 04:48 PM »
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I think Andy could probaby have pulled out a week ago straight after AO final and organisers would have understood.  But it's to his credit that he has decided to play (especially but not only if it was to help Jamie).  And I'm hoping this suggests a positive mind set after what was a pretty crushing defeat.  But at the same time I do hope he's not going to continue simply business as usual without making some changes.
It would be great if he won the tournament; greater still if Soderling goes out early.  He deserves to be back in the #4 slot where he belongs [although obviously I'm hoping he'll belong in a higher slot in time].
I'm not around middle of the week so hoping I'll return to good news at end of the week,

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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #19 on: February 06, 2011, 08:29 PM »
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Aw - what a shame for Jamie, but at least Andy can focus entirely on the singles.  He's bound to be a bit tired after Oz, so playing both probably wasn't a good idea.
Unless, of course, the players have a reasonable excuse, like illness or injury.  Maybe Andy learnt from last year's controversy when he pulled out of Marseilles at the last minute, thereby greatly annoying the organisers and the sponsors, because (and I quote from the thread on MW):

Having reached the Australian Open final, Murray will take an extra week off to rest his body.

The Scot only returned to training at the beginning of this week and still does not feel physically ready to compete.


And reading the posts, we all, myself included, AGREED that Andy had done the right thing! Rolling Eyes

In 2009 Andy played in Rotterdam despite suffering the after-effects of a virus that put him out in R4 of the AO, and won the tournament. 

Admittedly speaking from a position of complete ignorance about tennis fitness, it just seems to me as if top players are forever suffering from some injury, or malaise of some kind. Do we really believe for example that Nole has hurt his shoulder?Seemed in pretty good working order to me on Sunday ,sadly..
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #20 on: February 06, 2011, 08:31 PM »
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Just had a look at the draw, and I simply cannot believe how bad Murrays half of the draw is in comparison to Soderlings. Everyone that you wouldn't want in your half ie Berych, Tsonga, Baghdatis, Ljubicic Lopez, Simon etc. Soderling still has to play tough players but not as many tough ones as Murray. Given that,its a good opportunity to boost confidence with some good wins to get back on track maybe.
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #21 on: February 06, 2011, 08:33 PM »
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Is this going to be televised?
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #22 on: February 06, 2011, 08:33 PM »
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Murray's box at AO was the mopiest group ever.  Keep Mom home as her tension even comes thru to TV!!!
Poor show that he had no coach, best friend or girlfriend for a GS final. Not even the big yin!
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #23 on: February 06, 2011, 08:36 PM »
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Sky will be providing live coverage from Thursday morning onwards.
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #24 on: February 06, 2011, 08:37 PM »
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Thank you ...  Smile
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #25 on: February 06, 2011, 08:38 PM »
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No worries Smile it won't show Andys match on wednesday, but it will be online somewhere no doubt Smile
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #26 on: February 06, 2011, 08:42 PM »
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Hunt the link ...  Smile
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #27 on: February 06, 2011, 11:57 PM »
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Is this going to be televised?

ESPN are advertising that they will be screening from quarter finals onwards.
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #28 on: February 06, 2011, 11:59 PM »
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Hunt the link ...  Smile

I've been watching Fromsport.com for a lot of live sport just recently - always good to try. yes
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Re: Murray back to competition in Rotterdam « Reply #29 on: February 07, 2011, 05:57 AM »
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Admittedly speaking from a position of complete ignorance about tennis fitness, it just seems to me as if top players are forever suffering from some injury, or malaise of some kind. Do we really believe for example that Nole has hurt his shoulder?Seemed in pretty good working order to me on Sunday ,sadly..
Unless Nole had his right shoulder heavily taped for the AO final as a sort of kid-on, then I think we have to accept that he does have an injury that needs a bit of rest. Smile It was probably due to the strapping that he was able to play the way he did, although I can't help feeling that if he was carrying an injury (and his knee was taped too Whistle) then maybe if Andy had played better, won more games and possibly forced a 4th or 5th set, those injuries might just have begun to tell.

The reason players seem to be suffering from constant injuries and malaise is quite simply because the ATP tour is too long and exhausting, which is why, after much complaining by players over recent years, the off-season is to be extended from 4 weeks to 7 from 2012, which means the Tour Final will be held at the beginning of November.  Why not?  The WTA Tour ends at the end of October!

It will, of course, will mean some tournament re-arranging and I hope the ATP don't now intend to squeeze more tournaments back to back rather than cut a couple out.  That would defeat the object of the exercise, but I appreciate that cutting tournaments out would not be popular with the organisers, and there would inevitably be a few very ruffled feathers.
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