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Posted on: September 08, 2012, 12:26 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Just caught up with this.  I did enjoy Andy's performance.  Took the wind right out of young Milos's sails - "He did things I had no answer for, something I had not really experienced before" and  "it was simply amazing". lol  I bet that laddie got the tennis fright of his young life and hopefully he'll be a little less cocky in future.
Posted on: September 05, 2012, 04:02 PM
Posted by: Emma Jean
A great report Phil.  My favourite bit, apart from the Raonic quote:- “So, nullifying the first serve was key... and boy did Murray do just that.”  Andy was marvelous.

Both boogers and Nigel's reports almost always have personal touch to it - like movie reference etc. Maybe it's a Brit thing. Hazy and MH keep it more on the professional side. I do prefer the latter though but that's just a personal choice because I personally feel a match report should be a bit more professional. A general article gives you more freedom and I guess there you can say all sorts of things, use references etc. Clydey writes pretty good but he doesn't write as much.
Posted on: September 05, 2012, 09:32 AM
Posted by: matchpoint
Apart from Andy's beautiful shot-making, the highlight of the match for me was watching Raonic shake his head in total bewilderment at how well Andy was playing. Raonic clearly didn't know had hit him! In the third the look on Raonic's face was priceless, as if he was thinking 'what the hell have I got to do!'.


Yes, I think it must have been at this point that he realised it was he, himself, who had 'to adjust his game' rather than Andy. And he was unable to do so.
His boasting pre match comments made him look foolish.

Posted on: September 05, 2012, 08:53 AM
Posted by: teejay1
Apart from Andy's beautiful shot-making, the highlight of the match for me was watching Raonic shake his head in total bewilderment at how well Andy was playing. Raonic clearly didn't know had hit him! In the third the look on Raonic's face was priceless, as if he was thinking 'what the hell have I got to do!'.

Definitely the match of the tournament so far.
Posted on: September 05, 2012, 06:31 AM
Posted by: tamila
I think it must have been the match of the tournament as they keep on playing it.
Posted on: September 05, 2012, 02:26 AM
Posted by: adb..OH
A great report Phil.  My favourite bit, apart from the Raonic quote:- “So, nullifying the first serve was key... and boy did Murray do just that.”  Andy was marvelous.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 10:27 PM
Posted by: circe
I have had this movie quote going round my head for the past 2 days Very Happy

Come on, Rook. Show us that million-dollar arm, 'cause I got a good idea about that five-cent head of yours.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 09:31 PM
Posted by: mumbler
Finally got to see the match after being out of Sky range last night. What a performance.

Think I heard the commentators mention that Raonic's father was a nuclear scientist, but it was Andy who demonstrated how to dismantle an atomic bomb the way he neutralised that serve!

 clap  clap  clap
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 07:31 PM
Posted by: Bevc
Did you get watch it live Bev?

nah middle of the working day for me. Couldn't have livescores on as we have been having probs with our computers but Aileen kept sending me updates on email. Saw most of the match when I got home - just a couple if times when they went to the womans doubles match. Nearly missed the lob that Andy ran back for because of that but they did a reply of the point and saw it then.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 07:17 PM
Posted by: tamila
Just watched the match on Eurosport who for once showed the whole.  It was breathtaking.  My OH kept gasping everytime Andy hit one those incredible shots.  He seems to building up nicely.  My eldest also kept quiet after arguing with me re: Lopez match.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 07:14 PM
Posted by: Alis
Welcome ABF!
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 07:04 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Well done Andy Murray
For that wonderfull,
Win last nite,
You made it look so easy,
Which it was anything but
You are so full of talent,
Its a joy to watch you play,
And theres no doubt about it,
A grandslam is coming your way.
Heart Very touching. Andy love. love Poet Laureate, Caroline.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 07:01 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Hi all!..... new to this msg board.

Been a Murray fan since watching him in US open jnr final.

IMO Murray's performance last night Vs Raonic was the best i have ever seen him play... it was better than his olympic winning performance. Finally full match focus from andy....To me he finally looked like a player who...if he continues to play at that level will be world no.1 by end of year and holder of a slam.

The signs for him were there for all to see at olympic final but since playing Lopez (who played out of his skin) ...he's definately gone up a level. Similar to the improvement seen in Djokovic when he began to achieve his run of success. Fed & Djok will have to play the best tennis they ever have to beat him... on that form.
 Keep it up Muzza...you definately got what it takes!

BTW..... my username ABF = Anyone but Federer  Very Happy

welcome Yet another newly visible member. With a username like that, you're guaranteed many friends on here ABF!
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 06:53 PM
Posted by: circe
Hi all!..... new to this msg board.

Been a Murray fan since watching him in US open jnr final.


...

BTW..... my username ABF = Anyone but Federer  Very Happy



Hi ABF - nice to see a lurker like me coming out of the woodwork.  They're very friendly in here.
welcome
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 06:11 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Hi all!..... new to this msg board.

Been a Murray fan since watching him in US open jnr final.

IMO Murray's performance last night Vs Raonic was the best i have ever seen him play... it was better than his olympic winning performance. Finally full match focus from andy....To me he finally looked like a player who...if he continues to play at that level will be world no.1 by end of year and holder of a slam.

The signs for him were there for all to see at olympic final but since playing Lopez (who played out of his skin) ...he's definately gone up a level. Similar to the improvement seen in Djokovic when he began to achieve his run of success. Fed & Djok will have to play the best tennis they ever have to beat him... on that form.
 
Keep it up Muzza...you definately got what it takes!

BTW..... my username ABF = Anyone but Federer  Very Happy



anyone who adopts the name ABF is welcome here!  Look forward to your postings.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 06:10 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Well I guess Andy "adapted" well to the Raonic game then!  Lol.

Couldnt watch live but didnt sleep well dreamt Andy lost for a start and kept waking up. Was so relieved to wake up and see the great score.  Have watched the replay of the first couple of sets and there was some awesome passing shots from Andy and fantastic serving.

Just watched the Raonic post match press conference and he was far more humble. Just kept saying he tried everything and it kept coming back and Andy played tennis he'd never encountered before. 

Andy was very complimentary of his opponent as always and seems confident.

Bring on Cilic.    cmon yeah


Had the same dream Tessie and it woke me up.  But as it was still very early I'd assumed they were still playing so tried unsuccessfully to go back to sleep before listening to 5 live sports report to find out what the outcome was.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 05:58 PM
Posted by: caroline
Wellcome to MW ABF welcome
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 05:56 PM
Posted by: backhandslice
Anyone got the ESPN interview from yesterday. ?  Andy was brilliant in it  so I have heard.
Posted on: September 04, 2012, 05:46 PM
Posted by: ABF
Hi all!..... new to this msg board.

Been a Murray fan since watching him in US open jnr final.

IMO Murray's performance last night Vs Raonic was the best i have ever seen him play... it was better than his olympic winning performance. Finally full match focus from andy....To me he finally looked like a player who...if he continues to play at that level will be world no.1 by end of year and holder of a slam.

The signs for him were there for all to see at olympic final but since playing Lopez (who played out of his skin) ...he's definately gone up a level. Similar to the improvement seen in Djokovic when he began to achieve his run of success. Fed & Djok will have to play the best tennis they ever have to beat him... on that form.
 
Keep it up Muzza...you definately got what it takes!

BTW..... my username ABF = Anyone but Federer  Very Happy

Posted on: September 04, 2012, 05:39 PM
Posted by: caroline
Well done to Andy for a great match last night you were great you are a true STAR. jumping-w00t