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Murray bashed out in the quarters

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Good report as ever, Nigel. Well done.

It's interesting that as soon as I learned that Barry Cowan and Andrew Castle were the commentators and the chair umpire was the Irish guy (Fergus something???), I new Andy was in trouble and this was before the match had even started.

I always look for past situations and Andy has NEVER won a match with these three combinations.

Why didn't Sky put up Peter Fleming and Mark Petchey?

Incidentally, when Andy left the court for his comfort break, Andrew Castle, I believe wondered why Andy would have done it at that time as he implied that he might be in danger of losing concentration, which is precisely what occured.

With Del Potro beating Djokovic, it shows that our man's defeat wasn't so bad. Del Po is obviously on a roll.
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Incidentally, when Andy left the court for his comfort break, Andrew Castle, I believe wondered why Andy would have done it at that time as he implied that he might be in danger of losing concentration, which is precisely what occured.
Strangely enough it's these breaks that often help him get himself together, e.g. in the USO final - but maybe if he's already together then it has the opposite effect!
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Thought you all might like to see a small piece in the Telegraph today by Alix Ramsay.
'As Andy Murray surveys the bigger picture, one scrappy defeat in the Californian desert is less than a smudge in the landscape. He has Wimbledon and the French Open in his vision and they are pinpoint sharp in his field of vision.
Murray's defeat in the quarterfinals in IW was disappointing but he thought it was to be expected. He had not played a tournament since the AO, opting instead to devote his time to physical training and practice. With the clay court season looming and two Grand slams to deal with in the space of six weeks in May and June, he wanted to be in peak condition for the future challenges. If that left him a little ring rusty for his visit to Indian Wells and Miami, then so be it.
'A hundred percent I would take that break again,' he said. 'You have to look further down the road sometimes and not just focus on one event. The tour is extremely hard and physical and I hope by taking a break now - I wasn't expecting to play perfect tennis this week or play my best - when I get to French Open,Wimbledon time, hopefully I'll be a bit fresher than I have been in the past few years.' Losing to JMdelP may actually have done Murray a bit of a favour. His form has ben patchy all week but he had still been winning agaunst the lower ranked men. Taking on the world No.7 was his first test and it showed him exactly what he had to tweak before the start of the Sony Open this week in Miami. It also meant he could get to Floridia a little earlier than expected and have a few more days to adapt to the slow humid conditions. ,
'The first few days practising, it does feel unbelievably slow,' he said 'The balls here in the desert are so fast through the air and the last few years I haven'tg really felt comfortable with it. But I needed matches like today against Juan , I needed to play a match like today just to see the things I need to tighten up on so that hopefully next week if I get the opportunity to play Juan or Rafa or Novak in Miami, then I'll hopefully play a better match.'

Seems to look at things from a different aspect and lets hope he has mor success in Miami.
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^ Thanks for posting, Jan.  It all sounds positive to me - and I see somebody has also posted a link on the Sony Open thread.
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 I notice Andy doesn't mention Fed in the above article - is he playing Miami ? - or has Andy forgotten about him ? Whistle
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no he's not playing Miami sid.  He's not playing again until I think Madrid, unless he changes his plans after his earlyish exit from IW.
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no he's not playing Miami sid.  He's not playing again until I think Madrid, unless he changes his plans after his earlyish exit from IW.

Aaah, I see.  Thanks Ruthie.
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^Hate long posts......cousin of Emma no doubt.
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WTF is that all about!!!
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WTF is that all about!!!

Russian bastards.
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I thought it was Japanese Wink
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Why is this forum being attacked by all these spammers?  They've been all over it for quite a while now.  Anyway whoever it was has obviously been removed by Mark.
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Just thought I'd check in...I see nothing changed! A few newbies. To talk about tennis though pretty average performance by Andy. Maybe he'll wake up...we'll see soon!
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^ Hi Buhweet!  Long time no hear from you indeed. Smile  Nice to know though that your opinion of Andy hasn't changed.  lol
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 Good evening ladies, gentlemen and others (I dont mean you Robbie) Been watching Delpø against Kamke. Kamke won 1st set in Tie Brk. Kamke is playing well, its a good match! Play is suspended du to rain.

So we are being treated to the Miami final 2012 between Andy and Nole. tv It's nice and cosy when the match is over!
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