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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « on: February 01, 2006, 05:34 PM »
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Source: SportingLife
Andy Murray squandered a one-set lead as top seed Ivan Ljubicic hit back to knock the young Scot out of the Zagreb Indoor tournament.
He showed the flair, skill and aggression that attracted everyone's attention last year. He lost yes, but hes back to what we know he's capable of - it's all a learning curve this year - he was playing the no. 5 in the world - the home favourite - on a surface chosen to favour his opponent.
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Murray started well but ultimately had no answer to the home favourite, who won in Chennai earlier in the season before reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Ljubicic, ranked fifth in the world, sealed a 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory in one hour and 54 minutes and now goes on to meet Kenneth Carlsen in the second round.

Defeated he may have been, but Murray can take heart from a battling performance which was vastly superior to his lame capitulation to Juan Ignacio Chela in Melbourne.

- Full Story (sportinglife.com)
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 06:07 PM »
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It was a tough match in a tough atmosphere.  I thought Andy played as good as we've seen in the past and I'm sure that he will kick himself that he didn't manage make the 'fatal blow' on a couple of the points.  Andy can hold his head high - at times it didn't seem like he was the lower ranked player.  Well done!  goodjob
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 06:16 PM »
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Quite right, very encouraging match and the first set was extremly exciting and enjoyable to watch. Maybe we'll discover that this match deserved to be the finals of the tournament but I bet Goran had a sigh of relief that the main man is still in!
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 06:25 PM »
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I think its qite harsh to say that 'Murray ultimately had no answer'.  If he had held his serve at 3-4 then I think he would have won the match.  Well done Andy.
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 06:26 PM »
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I know - to say he crashed out is a bit harsh as well....it wasn't a match that he was expected to win....
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #5 on: February 01, 2006, 06:31 PM »
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yeah but thats the expectation he was talking about.its seen as a failure if he loses to the no5 in the world
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #6 on: February 01, 2006, 06:45 PM »
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well done andy mate it's great to see u have got some flare bk keep it up  :P
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #7 on: February 01, 2006, 07:30 PM »
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I'm glad he won a set! We should be excited, not disappointed! I didn't see the match, but it sounds like he played good. Well done, Andy!
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006, 08:01 PM »
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bbc.co.uk

Again with the terrible pictures....no wonder andy gets annoyed with the press!
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #9 on: February 01, 2006, 08:05 PM »
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I'm sure that wasn't in this match Think
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #10 on: February 01, 2006, 08:11 PM »
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It wasn't - getty doesn't seem to be covering it though, and its the main syndication company for sports images....
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #11 on: February 01, 2006, 08:28 PM »
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confused  yea i can't seem to find any photos either.. getty are having a break  ranting
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #12 on: February 01, 2006, 08:31 PM »
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And if Julia can't, then there really is no hope.
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #13 on: February 01, 2006, 09:04 PM »
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Quote from: "eira_arian"
bbc.co.uk

Again with the terrible pictures....no wonder andy gets annoyed with the press!


LOL  roflmao

have you seen the pictures of Federer's matches they make it look like he's a model hardly any facial expressions

One day im sure BBC will show good pictures of Andy one day.
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Murray crashes out at Zagreb « Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 07:11 AM »
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Quote from: "eira_arian"
bbc.co.uk

Again with the terrible pictures....no wonder andy gets annoyed with the press!


I think that article is slightly harsh on Andy:

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Henman fared better than his fellow Briton


But surely Andy had a harder apponent that Tim?

And just generally the words used are pretty negative, "failed" "eventually lost it"  no (you can tell i'm doing media coursework can't you, picking up on the language of an article  Wink)No comment of how this is a much better performance than before, and that he did actually take a top 10 player to 3 sets......  no
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