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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 07:23 PM »
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Commentator, not a Brit, I was listening to, kept talking about "wonderfully constructed points" at times, with Andy changing pace and direction at will.
I think there was a gr8 deal to be positive from that one. First serve wasn't good though but once again I was awestruck by his ROS.
Interesting crowd was totally on his side in spite of Boggers being American.
yes agree Iamabritt, i noticed the crowd behind Andy to, Americans usually always back themselves!!
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011, 07:29 PM »
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I think there are more positives than negatives to take out of today's match - he is slowly dragging himself back to the form that we know he has.  You have to take into account the conditions aswell - not easy going in that heat and humidity.  He got the job done in two sets - Rafa has been taken to three - if he was playing any other player still left in the draw he would have been packing his bags - Verdasco is so incosistent.   Onwards and upwards for Andy - he is the master at raising his game when the better players come along.  Think I would rather see him up against Ferrer than Simon - just because of the court speed.  Andy won and that will only serve to increase his confidence.  Come on Andy - we all want to see you in the final.  Does anyone think that Novak's run will surely come to an end at some point - if he does take the title in Cincy will he have burnt himself out before the USO?
Right again M.M. Andy slowly but surely getting better after last week. SO hope Novaks run will come to an end, he dosnt usually like the heat, and the pressure must be on him now to keep winning now he is number 1, but i must admit i did think he would lose a few times before now and he hasnt.
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 08:07 PM »
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Andy played well in the first set. The american seved a lot of double faults and that is why he lost the match. Not vintage Andy but he did enough to win. Hope for improvement in the next round.
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 08:17 PM »
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I watched some of the Nadal V Verdasco match tonight. Nadal very lucky to win in a hard fought game. Nadal seems to have lost some of the power on his serve and looked very shakey not what you would expect form him. Most of the top seed seem to be below par. He may improve we will have to wait and see.
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 10:18 PM »
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just finding my feet here,
Andy did well today defeating his conqueror from Miami and winning only his second hard court match since the aus open
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 10:23 PM »
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What time will the Murray vs Simon/Ferrer match be? Educated guess anyone?
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 10:41 PM »
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What time will the Murray vs Simon/Ferrer match be? Educated guess anyone?
early match most probable with top 3 still there likely to get top billing  so guess between 5-7 pm uk
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 10:52 PM »
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early match most probable with top 3 still there likely to get top billing  so guess between 5-7 pm uk

Thanks Jaydu, I do so hope that's right.  Hopefully catch it after work.  Watching match and the way Simon failed to close out, I rather suspect Andy will be up against the Duracell Bunny in disguise - that's David in case you're wondering.
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 11:12 PM »
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Thanks Jaydu, I do so hope that's right.  Hopefully catch it after work.  Watching match and the way Simon failed to close out, I rather suspect Andy will be up against the Duracell Bunny in disguise - that's David in case you're wondering.

i catch your drift i have always known him as the ferret as he is always scampering around
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 11:47 PM »
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Simon came through in 3 sets. Match time just over 3 hours.  No schedule out yet for tomorrow.
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #25 on: August 19, 2011, 01:21 AM »
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Murray is just easing back into it, the same as Fed and Nadal to be honest.  Nole is on a different level entirely.

Muzza always beats simon, although whether Nadal can beat Fish is tough to call.  I expect to see another improved performance tomorrow and another win.  I watched the match and it was not top notch Andy that is for sure, but way better than last week.
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #26 on: August 19, 2011, 07:03 AM »
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I agree not top notch Andy but would have been surprising had it been. He would only have been human to be remembering  his last encounter with this guy [yes I can never remember his name] and he's still playing his way back into match sharpness.  His serve seemed to be either very very good or very very bad [ie too many double faults] and not much between.  But at least we know now that Montreal was a glitch and not a signal of another post-GS defeat slump. 
Glad to hear that Simon's match went to 3 hours.  He could be rather tired especially as it's an early start [they're on first, if you've not yet seen], which for once might favour Andy given that.  And if Andy does win, it sets him up well for the SFs. 
Nadal was certainly struggling yesterday and would have probably lost against a player who was less flaky mentally.  Verdasco really should have won that match -more than once!
Anyway, it's good to see Andy back to winning ways and may they continue.  cmon yeah
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 07:28 AM »
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I agree Ruthie........not 'top notch', but better than Wed. and hopefully, better again today! So you reckon around 4pm again today?
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 08:42 AM »
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I agree not top notch Andy but would have been surprising had it been. He would only have been human to be remembering  his last encounter with this guy [yes I can never remember his name] and he's still playing his way back into match sharpness.  His serve seemed to be either very very good or very very bad [ie too many double faults] and not much between.  But at least we know now that Montreal was a glitch and not a signal of another post-GS defeat slump. 
Glad to hear that Simon's match went to 3 hours.  He could be rather tired especially as it's an early start [they're on first, if you've not yet seen], which for once might favour Andy given that.  And if Andy does win, it sets him up well for the SFs. 
Nadal was certainly struggling yesterday and would have probably lost against a player who was less flaky mentally.  Verdasco really should have won that match -more than once!
Anyway, it's good to see Andy back to winning ways and may they continue.  cmon yeah
Yes Ruthie spot on, shouldnt be a problem with Simon, will it be Nadal in the SFs,? Djoko has really messed with his head it seems. GO Andy yay
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Re: Murray battles through to last eight « Reply #29 on: August 19, 2011, 09:02 AM »
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Yes Ruthie spot on, shouldnt be a problem with Simon, will it be Nadal in the SFs,? Djoko has really messed with his head it seems. GO Andy yay
It's definitely 4pm as Andy is first one on on the 2nd court.  Well at this rate Fish might beat Rafa so if Andy gets through we might be back to fishing the depths for fishy puns.  fish
Kevin Mitchell a good read today about the court Andy had to play on yesterday - will try and find it on line and post it here.  And here it is: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/aug/18/andy-murray-alex-bogomolov-cincinnati
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