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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #180 on: January 30, 2012, 01:24 PM »
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I went on Five Live, shaking in my boots, to be positive about Andy on Thursday.

I heard that.  It was a good discussion and you didn't sound nervous at all.

I agree that the SF was not a classic, but very exciting and nerve-wracking to watch as a fan of either player.  The fact that Djoko made so many errors is a good sign to me that he is afraid of the new Muzza.  I am really looking forward to the next few tournaments, hoping to see Andy hoovering up points along the way.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #181 on: January 30, 2012, 03:35 PM »
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Apologies if this has been posted before, it's a quote from John Lloyd. At least it's encouragement and not negativity:

"I am convinced he is going to win a grand slam. That match with Djokovic was one of the best 10 matches I have ever seen.

"Andy was playing some of his best tennis in the fifth set. He's unlikely to be put under the amount of pressure that Djokovic applied too often yet Andy kept fighting to the end.

"If he does that, he will be too strong for Federer in the future and I believe with that game he will be good enough to beat Nadal over five sets. Djokovic is going to have a day when his consistency level dips, so Andy should be optimistic for what lies ahead."
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #182 on: January 30, 2012, 03:39 PM »
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Mmmmm that article sounded rather misogynistic to me!
Just a bit ! w00t. It never ceases to amaze me what such people can dream up.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #183 on: January 30, 2012, 06:57 PM »
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Again not sure if anyone has posted this , sorry Aileen still haven't been able to put the thread here, but a very nice article  sport Scotsman.com by Alix Ramsay so positive about Andy.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #184 on: January 30, 2012, 07:23 PM »
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http://www.scotsman.com/sport/tennis/australian_open_andy_murray_showed_he_can_be_more_than_a_contender_1_2084780

Thanks. Here is the article as I don't think it has been linked to yet.  I like it.  There is much promise and hope for the rest of the year.  Fingers' crossed that Andy can make that final breakthrough this year.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #185 on: January 30, 2012, 07:48 PM »
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http://www.scotsman.com/sport/tennis/australian_open_andy_murray_showed_he_can_be_more_than_a_contender_1_2084780

Thanks. Here is the article as I don't think it has been linked to yet.  I like it.  There is much promise and hope for the rest of the year.  Fingers' crossed that Andy can make that final breakthrough this year.
Thanks Philip for doing the thread,  I am sure we will see great things from Andy.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #186 on: January 30, 2012, 09:09 PM »
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You are most welcome Deb Smile
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #187 on: January 31, 2012, 08:26 AM »
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Up to final, Andy had hit more winners than any of top 4. Fed was second clap
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #188 on: January 31, 2012, 08:37 AM »
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Up to final, Andy had hit more winners than any of top 4. Fed was second clap
Yeeeees. yay B.B
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #189 on: January 31, 2012, 10:14 PM »
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Up to final, Andy had hit more winners than any of top 4. Fed was second clap

That is great news.  It shows the V2 agressive Andy in the making.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #190 on: February 01, 2012, 09:25 AM »
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Looking ahead folks, Andys next tournament (according to his website) is at the Barclays Dubai, 27 Feb. -3rd March.

From their site:
"The men’s draw will be finalised in the coming week, but a stellar line up including World number 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are expected to battle it out for honours in 2012. Djokovic has been in blistering form and will be giving his all to win his fourth consecutive title here."

All thing being well, Andy will have a second chance to take down Djokovic, amongst other!
Hopefully the "minor injuries" which Andy cited as the reason for pulling out of the Davis Cup will have gone by Dubai - and I see the hand of Mr Lendl in this decision anyway - so hopefully we'll see further improvements here as Lendl is supposedly working with Andy in Miami after he's had two weeks' rest.

Incidentally, and I apologise if anyone has already said this, but I haven't read all the posts, I think it was such a pity Andy walked off the court so quickly.  The crowd were giving him a standing ovation, so it would have been a nice gesture if, despite his feelings of huge disappointment, he could have acknowledged that and their support throughout the match.  There was no doubt in my mind who they were rooting for!  I must admit I was a bit disappointed in him for not doing this, but maybe this is something else he needs to learn.  

http://www.scotsman.com/sport/tennis/australian_open_andy_murray_showed_he_can_be_more_than_a_contender_1_2084780

Thanks. Here is the article as I don't think it has been linked to yet.  I like it.  There is much promise and hope for the rest of the year.  Fingers' crossed that Andy can make that final breakthrough this year.
Thanks Philip.  A very encouraging article.  I'm sure we won't see a post-AO slump this year.  Andy said last year he never wanted to go down that road again, and not only has he matured a lot since last year but Lendl will make sure it's a case of onwards and upwards! yay

An ode to Andy from a fan, Teresa Joan Pound and posted on the Dunblane Diamonds Facebook:
Thanks Lashurst.  I found that very emotional too.  Andy not only put a smile on the face of Dunblane after that terrible massacre (in which, let's not forget, he came so close to being caught up) but made the name synonymous with something much more positive - that of one of it's sons who has become the greatest British tennis player for decades. 
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #191 on: February 01, 2012, 09:51 AM »
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But Aileen, if he'd done that u can be sure there'd be newspaper articles claiming he'd "robbed" Novak of a proper victory ovation.
The fact that Fed cried at an AO final when he'd lost, is still held against him by many Rafa fans for just that reason Shrug
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #192 on: February 01, 2012, 09:54 AM »
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You could be right BBH - but I felt a wave or two of acknowledgement surely wouldn't have gone amiss.  Fed's blubbing was something else entirely. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #193 on: February 01, 2012, 10:06 AM »
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You could be right BBH - but I felt a wave or two of acknowledgement surely wouldn't have gone amiss.  Fed's blubbing was something else entirely. Rolling Eyes
Aileen,

Let's not forget Andy did the same thing as well.
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Re: Murray edged out in five-set thriller « Reply #194 on: February 01, 2012, 11:07 PM »
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You could be right BBH - but I felt a wave or two of acknowledgement surely wouldn't have gone amiss.  Fed's blubbing was something else entirely. Rolling Eyes

I'm pretty sure Andy did wave to the crowd as he was walking off court Aileen.
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