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Posted on: October 15, 2011, 08:47 AM
Posted by: Ruthie
A compliment naturally
Smile
Posted on: October 15, 2011, 12:00 AM
Posted by: lashurst
Cant understand some of the comments on MW today. Dont think Andy played badly today except maybe in the first few games where he said himself he was nervous. Did what he had to do in two sets with only 1 break point against him and a very reasonable first serve percentage. Felt quite relaxed whilst watching it (which is unusual) am I just being to easy on him?
I can only speak for myself of course, but when I saw him getting up tight during the first few games and really letting rip (yet again), I got worried!
We've seen him lose the plot altogether when this occurs.
He overreacted to a few missed opportunities, it wasnt the end of the world, afterall. He just needed to try and ease into the game and get comfortable with the court and speed.

I think he lets himself down when he does this, his gesticulations were very crude (call me old fashioned) and with the effing and jeffing as well, not a pretty sight.

When this occurs, we dont know if it's going to  continue and thereby destroy his chances of winning.

Posted on: October 14, 2011, 11:35 PM
Posted by: Alis
Cant understand some of the comments on MW today. Dont think Andy played badly today except maybe in the first few games where he said himself he was nervous. Did what he had to do in two sets with only 1 break point against him and a very reasonable first serve percentage. Felt quite relaxed whilst watching it (which is unusual) am I just being to easy on him?

No - I agree with you Tessie - Andy went out there and did what he had to do.  I really don't know what some people expected - 6-0, 6-0!  My guess is that still wouldn't have been good enough for some.  Well done, Andy - a good win in my book - onward and upwards!!
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 11:03 PM
Posted by: Tessie
Cant understand some of the comments on MW today. Dont think Andy played badly today except maybe in the first few games where he said himself he was nervous. Did what he had to do in two sets with only 1 break point against him and a very reasonable first serve percentage. Felt quite relaxed whilst watching it (which is unusual) am I just being to easy on him?
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 09:47 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Would you believe it, www.AndyMurray.com have not updated the website yet with his latest win and SF information.

A pretty poor show. This is a better site than the 'Official AM' one.
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 09:05 PM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
Hey OSS my friend not sure whether to take that as a compliment or an insult!  I guess a back-handed form of the former!!  w00t

A compliment naturally
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:58 PM
Posted by: robbie
I agree He will come out fighting and why not as he was also coached by Brad. Again, he was much younger then and very new on the professional circuit. But he has improved. Go Andy you will win .
Andy improved since Gilbert days....thats news.
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:49 PM
Posted by: jdonald
I agree He will come out fighting and why not as he was also coached by Brad. Again, he was much younger then and very new on the professional circuit. But he has improved. Go Andy you will win .
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:36 PM
Posted by: robbie

I was disappointed by some of Andy's early body language,.

Diddums. :
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:33 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Good report Phil, despite your misgivings about writing it.  It wasn't an easy match to judge.

I was disappointed by some of Andy's early body language, but I can understand why nerves played a part.  For one thing Ebden was new territory and he certainly would not have relished a defeat at the hands of a player currently ranked No. 124.  Also he's expected to win this tournament - and indeed must win it to defend all those ranking points which will be so valuable if he is to overtake Federer (and the YTD points should not be confused with the usual 52 weekly ones).

Also in fairness to Ebden, I thought he turned in a good performance given that he is effectively a part-time player, combining tennis with study for a commerce degree.

Now Murray vs Nishikori - which one will manage to "win ugly" should circumstances so dictate?  Nishikori has become a much improved player under BG's tutelage and got to the SF here defeating Tsonga en route, so his confidence will be high.  He and Andy have never played each other except in a recent doubles match in Japan, so once again it's new territory for Andy.
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:29 PM
Posted by: deb
Andy has been superb today. The conditions can effect the player and also having never played the guy.

Tomorrow will be the same but Andy will go out there very confident because he will want to prove a point. He was coached by Brad years ago but Brad does not Know how Andy plays now or his temperarent he has grown up as it were to be where he is today. Totally a different play more confident No 4 in the world, although people will say Kei has nothing to loose but experience sas a lot.  andy in 2.
Will be interesting Jdonald, i think in 2 to!! Good luck Andy  yay
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:28 PM
Posted by: robbie
What short memories some of us have. Not so long ago we would be grateful if he came out and  served about 50 percent first serves and won two matches in a row without imploding emotionally. Now we expect sublime tennis in every match from the very beginning, and to win every match with no problems with his opponent at all. Lets just enjoy this wonderful run and hope he retains this magic touch.

Spot on....lets just enjoy....my liver rejoices. Smile
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:26 PM
Posted by: deb
Couldn't agree more Araminta - 22 wins in 23 matches what more could we ask for?

(Just another 2 + Paris and the O2 of course - only joking!)

You're doing just brilliantly Andy - we are all sooo proud of you!!!   yay yay yay
clap yes why not !!  yay
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 08:02 PM
Posted by: jdonald
Andy has been superb today. The conditions can effect the player and also having never played the guy.

Tomorrow will be the same but Andy will go out there very confident because he will want to prove a point. He was coached by Brad years ago but Brad does not Know how Andy plays now or his temperarent he has grown up as it were to be where he is today. Totally a different play more confident No 4 in the world, although people will say Kei has nothing to loose but experience sas a lot.  andy in 2.
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 07:36 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Gosh, Ruthie, in your youthful age you are acquiring astute comments. Well said!

Phil, as ever a succint and accurate report.

I feel Andy's nerves were brought by his never having previously played the mini "snooker player". Perhaps a similar situation will occur tomorrow against Nishikori until Andy gets the measure of his opponent.

Go get him. Andy!
Hey OSS my friend not sure whether to take that as a compliment or an insult!  I guess a back-handed form of the former!!  w00t
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 07:15 PM
Posted by: Alis
What short memories some of us have. Not so long ago we would be grateful if he came out and  served about 50 percent first serves and won two matches in a row without imploding emotionally. Now we expect sublime tennis in every match from the very beginning, and to win every match with no problems with his opponent at all. Lets just enjoy this wonderful run and hope he retains this magic touch.


Couldn't agree more Araminta - 22 wins in 23 matches what more could we ask for?

(Just another 2 + Paris and the O2 of course - only joking!)

You're doing just brilliantly Andy - we are all sooo proud of you!!!   yay yay yay
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 07:02 PM
Posted by: iamabritt
What short memories some of us have. Not so long ago we would be grateful if he came out and  served about 50 percent first serves and won two matches in a row without imploding emotionally. Now we expect sublime tennis in every match from the very beginning, and to win every match with no problems with his opponent at all. Lets just enjoy this wonderful run and hope he retains this magic touch.

Well said Araminta,we cannot expect perfection every time .I am just so pleased for where he is and what he has done.  Well done Andy. yay
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 06:56 PM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
hear hear Araminta.  Some people expect perfection.  Andy gets placed on a pedestal and the minute it wobbles, they try to bring him crashing down as if he had feet of clay.  He's a human being - even if sky have dubbed him the winning machine!


Gosh, Ruthie, in your youthful age you are acquiring astute comments. Well said!

Phil, as ever a succint and accurate report.

I feel Andy's nerves were brought by his never having previously played the mini "snooker player". Perhaps a similar situation will occur tomorrow against Nishikori until Andy gets the measure of his opponent.

Go get him. Andy!
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 06:39 PM
Posted by: deb
What short memories some of us have. Not so long ago we would be grateful if he came out and  served about 50 percent first serves and won two matches in a row without imploding emotionally. Now we expect sublime tennis in every match from the very beginning, and to win every match with no problems with his opponent at all. Lets just enjoy this wonderful run and hope he retains this magic touch.

well said, go Andy well played. yay
Posted on: October 14, 2011, 06:13 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
What short memories some of us have. Not so long ago we would be grateful if he came out and  served about 50 percent first serves and won two matches in a row without imploding emotionally. Now we expect sublime tennis in every match from the very beginning, and to win every match with no problems with his opponent at all. Lets just enjoy this wonderful run and hope he retains this magic touch.

hear hear Araminta.  Some people expect perfection.  Andy gets placed on a pedestal and the minute it wobbles, they try to bring him crashing down as if he had feet of clay.  He's a human being - even if sky have dubbed him the winning machine!