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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #30 on: June 07, 2012, 12:02 AM »
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A mix of slice, exaggerated topspin and variations in pace would have got the job done today.

You're words are gospel clap clap clap
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #31 on: June 07, 2012, 12:12 AM »
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You're words are gospel clap clap clap

I know. I'm a coach, you know.

But why couldn't Lendl see it?
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #32 on: June 07, 2012, 12:15 AM »
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I know. I'm a coach, you know.

But why couldn't Lendl see it?

Because he's been out of tennis for the last 15 years
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #33 on: June 07, 2012, 12:20 AM »
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Because he's been out of tennis for the last 15 years

Good call. He's been immersed in golf. Back in '86, everyone played the same way. Murray's strategy was to power through Ferrer, when breaking his rhythm through variety would have been more effective.

The saddest thing about today rubberstamps what the media have been saying for the last month or so. Jimmy Connors 'retweeted' his son, saying something like 'All this Big Four stuff is disrespectful to Nadal, Federer and Djokovic. #winaslamandthenwe'lltalk'
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #34 on: June 07, 2012, 12:25 AM »
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Who is this Jimmy Connors?... sounds like sour grapes bcos he coached the wrong Andy.
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #35 on: June 07, 2012, 12:26 AM »
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Thanks for the report Hazel. I’m afraid I had to miss most of it.
Good showing at Roland Garros, Andy.  
Buck up, Nigel. (Referring to the downside of your comments, not necessarily all your tips).
Queens is only next week!
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #36 on: June 07, 2012, 12:33 AM »
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Thanks for the report Hazel. I’m afraid I had to miss most of it.
Good showing at Roland Garros, Andy. 
Buck up, Nigel. (Referring to the downside of your comments, not necessarily all your tips)
Queens is only next week!

I just feel the glass ceiling is too tough to get through.

I no longer give a stuff about Masters titles. And don't get me started on 500s and 250s.

I want him to hold a big, impressive jug aloft.

But let's face it, even if he navigates the minefield of big-hitting also-rans, he'll make the semis, where he'll face Nadal or the Joker over five sets. Even if he gets through that, he's got Fed and Nadal/the Joker in the final... over five sets again.

Let's face it, it ain't going to happen. Not in this lifetime.

Let's also remember, crazy though it seems, that we might look back on the last couple of years as a window of opportunity. No new names of note have come through (Raonic on fast courts could be the exception). When they start to emerge (and they will) and Andy is 27, 28, we'll truly be saying he's shot his bolt.
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #37 on: June 07, 2012, 12:36 AM »
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If Andy gives you so much pain, then why keep coming on MW? confused
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #38 on: June 07, 2012, 12:42 AM »
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I've only started to feel this way recently. His game gives me enormous pleasure and I like him as a person (which puts me in a minority of about 1% among Brits). However, I just feel a certain sad inevitability about his results. I now feel confident in saying he'll go down in history as the best player never to lift a slam.
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #39 on: June 07, 2012, 12:46 AM »
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^ You've held on so far, so are you basing this on today?...Surely no surprise a defeat to Daveed on clay?
Or do you just need a hug?.. hug
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #40 on: June 07, 2012, 12:50 AM »
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^ You've held on so far, so are you basing this on today?...Surely no surprise a defeat to Daveed on clay?
Or do you just need a hug?.. hug

I did this sad thing. I went back to the match report, which I wrote, from the Nadal semi this time last year, and all the comments were the same as on this thread. 'Onwards and upwards, Andy', 'Onto the green, green grass of home' etc. It all seems so predictable. I marvel at how Andy motivates himself.
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #41 on: June 07, 2012, 12:50 AM »
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The consistency of the top three, and Andy recently is astounding. Federer on an incredible run of grand slam quarter-finals, Djokovic on the verge of holding all four slams. The last time Nadal didn't reach the last eight of a slam was his loss to Soderling at RG in 2009.

The top three have raised the bar to an incredible level. Murray is doing well just to hang onto their coat tails. I still think he'll win one.
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #42 on: June 07, 2012, 12:56 AM »
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I still love tennis, and this is the best era since the late 70s of Borg, Connors and McEnroe. Probably even better. But I just can't see Andy breaking through at a major. I'm going to have to readjust what I take from each tournament. Instead of rooting for Murray, I'll have to focus on the great tennis in general. There's plenty of it around.
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #43 on: June 07, 2012, 12:58 AM »
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I still love tennis, and this is the best era since the late 70s of Borg, Connors and McEnroe. Probably even better. But I just can't see Andy breaking through at a major. I'm going to have to readjust what I take from each tournament. Instead of rooting for Murray, I'll have to focus on the great tennis in general. There's plenty of it around.

Nigel, you're so sentimental, you been sniffing glue again? Or is it the Pimms?
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Re: Murray falls to the little Spanish beast « Reply #44 on: June 07, 2012, 01:02 AM »
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Also, outside the top three, Murray is vulnerable to Berdych, Ferrer, Tsonga and Del Potro. Did you see the way Del Potro was hitting aganst Federer until his knee gave out? It was unreal, surreal, spectacular. It was like an XBox game on acid. Do you really think he'd have beaten Del P yesterday? The whole field are raising their game. Does he have the motivation just to keep his unenviable slot as leader of the 2nd tier?
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