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Murray crushed in Rotterdam « on: February 10, 2011, 12:25 AM »
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Andy Murray lost to Marcos Baghdatis at the World Tennis Tournament 6-4 6-1 in just over an hour.

It was Murray's first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the finals of the Australian Open two weeks ago.

The second-seeded Scot led 3-0 with two service breaks but then went drastically downhill. Baghdatis broke Murray three times to win the first set and never let the momentum slip as he wrapped up an easy victory.
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 01:02 AM »
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Here we go again....deja vu!  Murray is the English version of America's Andy Roddick...the window of opportunity is closing fast...new talent in the game will emerge! Murray...say it isn't so...please!
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 05:33 AM »
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Although this match was a bit of a horror, the outcome came as no surprise. 

As other members of MW conceded beforehand, Baghdatis was a particularly tough and dangerous opponent for Murray to meet in R1.  Unfortunately, unlike 2009, Murray had very little time to get over jet-lag and acclimatise himself both mentally and physically before playing here, and therefore, as he admits, wasn't as prepared as he might have been to cope with the fast court conditions.

Can't say I feel unduly discouraged by his frank interview with BBC Scotland.  I think, and hope, that we're looking at a mentally stronger Andy than we were a year ago.  

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/9392906.stm
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 07:35 AM »
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I missed all of this, which is probably a good thing. I'm getting a bit bored of Andy Murray and his immature attitude.
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 07:45 AM »
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I'm getting a bit bored of Andy Murray and his immature attitude.
I think at least it showed some maturity that he played at all, no sulking like last time.
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 08:10 AM »
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After the match Baghdatis was reported as saying he thought Andy was tired. He also went on to saythat when he got to the finals of a GS he was in bed for a week afterwards.
Interestingly Ferrer also crashed out in first round.


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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 08:43 AM »
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From today's order of play I see that the Murray Brothers are playing immediately after the Lopez/Baghdatis match.  Did AM know that he and his brother would be the alternates as a result of the retirement of Gulbis.  I seem to remember this same scenario not too long ago.  AM loses singles at an early stage and goes on to play in the doubles with big bruv. mmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 08:52 AM »
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Apparently his wrist was bothering him again Frown I really do wish, if he feels unhappy about his body, he'd just withdraw and save all his fans this angst. And all the bad press from everyone else.  Although, in this case I suppose he feels he can't let Jamie down. Not worth risking that wrist again IMHO hammer
I've written I was really surprised he entered anyway, the emotional investment in slams must be tremendous and the let down afterwards equally tremendous. Perhaps Andy was trying to avoid last year's scenario.  confused
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 09:58 AM »
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On Balance i agree with most of the posts here, especially that of Babs and Aileen - I like many Andy supporters i'm dissappointed but lets be honest we all foresaw this scenario, its really not that much of a surprise. Some of us were even questioning why he was returning to competition so quickly. Anyway read the interview that Andy gives in relation to this defeat. It shows a young man able to reflect introspectively and transparently about why the match went the way it did.......good luck for the rest of the season Andy

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hxNMPH4h6FTaneE4Ms9G6rHQ480g?docId=N0654761297327769705A
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 10:10 AM »
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Although this match was a bit of a horror, the outcome came as no surprise.  

As other members of MW conceded beforehand, Baghdatis was a particularly tough and dangerous opponent for Murray to meet in R1.  Unfortunately, unlike 2009, Murray had very little time to get over jet-lag and acclimatise himself both mentally and physically before playing here, and therefore, as he admits, wasn't as prepared as he might have been to cope with the fast court conditions.

Can't say I feel unduly discouraged by his frank interview with BBC Scotland.  I think, and hope, that we're looking at a mentally stronger Andy than we were a year ago.  

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/9392906.stm


Can't say he looked unduly bothered or worried by his loss, he knows what he has to do for the remainder of this season, lets not forget its only 6 - 8 weeks old. Alot can happen between now and the ATP finals in November. So i guess we just have to take a deep breath and trust Andy on this, we can only make assumptions and speculate............
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #10 on: February 10, 2011, 12:49 PM »
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I think at least it showed some maturity that he played at all, no sulking like last time.

Yes. Much better. And he is also  training which again is much better than taking a break.
I really don't understand why he likes to take so many breaks when it is so painful and difficult to get back in shape.
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #11 on: February 10, 2011, 01:39 PM »
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Naturally, I'm disappointed that Andy did not perform up to his usual standard. However, the fact he lost came as no surprise to me, for at least two reasons:-

Firstly, his primary presence in Rotterdam was to play doubles with Jamie, thereby assisting his brother to increase his ranking.

Secondly, he returned to competitive match play much too early, having left Australia for UK, thus involving him in unnecessary jet-lag.

Unfotunately, this situation calls once again for a full-time coach and a sports psychologist, together with a complete change of Team-Murray. Alex Corretja (part-time) and Judy (almost full-time) are inadequate. 
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 03:51 PM »
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Andys focus is the doubles with his brother, singles was always going to be hit or a miss.........
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 04:40 PM »
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AM arrived knowing that only he would be playing, in the singles.   Jamie must have gone to Rotterdam on spec, as the wild cards were already given to local countrymen.  The Murrays only got in as alternates after the draw was made because Gulbis and his partner withdrew.

In an interview shown this afternoon on Sky Sports AM asked the interviewer if he knew of a sports psychologist who has played tennis at Andy's level.  In other words, no, so what SP thinks he can tell him anything.  Sadly, I think Andy has missed the point.  One rule probably applies to all.  His demeanour is uncomfortable to watch during interviews.  He lacks soooo much confidence.  A round on the public speaking circuit would probably do his self confidence the world of good, which might reflect in his game, so that he wins, wins, wins.
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Re: Murray crushed in Rotterdam « Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 05:25 PM »
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Suspect a 'round on the public speaking circuit' is the last thing on Andy's mind.

Though, interesting and revealing on the SP point.
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