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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 08:22 AM »
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yay Very good report, thought Andy came through very well. I really don't think any of the top 3 would have done any better. He kept himself very much together, and in the end only lost 7 games, what more could you ask for in a round 1 match under the roof which does change the feel of the ball.
I'm thoroughly fed up with the reporters in some of the papers, and the early BBC Newscaster, who after watchind Andy talking about playing under the roof, said 'grumbling again.' Andy was certainly not grumbling he was just saying the difference it made.Can't some of them stop being snide.
I saw that report on the BBC as well Michelle and thought the same as you, wish they'd just say their piece without the snide comments, he had also said that Andy didn't like playing under the roof which wasn't true either.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #16 on: June 21, 2011, 08:50 AM »
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I saw that report on the BBC as well Michelle and thought the same as you, wish they'd just say their piece without the snide comments, he had also said that Andy didn't like playing under the roof which wasn't true either.
Yes, I saw that too! He made the comment.........was it "Still complaining".......? and then they both laughed! I think it's disgusting! I was so incensed, I feel like complaining to the Beeb! Does either of you know who that guy was?
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 09:01 AM »
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yay Very good report, thought Andy came through very well. I really don't think any of the top 3 would have done any better. He kept himself very much together, and in the end only lost 7 games, what more could you ask for in a round 1 match under the roof which does change the feel of the ball.


He lost 9 games Michelle - GT won 6 games in the first set and 3 in the second Very Happy

From the Daily Express online:-

“In terms of experience, Roger and Rafa are head and shoulders above everyone else, but in the last few months the gap has closed. It is going to be a special year. I feel good.” A more relaxed Murray is adamant he will not blow up on court as he has in the past and hit back at former champion John McEnroe, who accused him of wasting too much energy raging at his support team. “That’s pretty rich coming from him,” said Murray, who will face Daniel Gimeno-Traver, above, today.

“But it’s something that definitely needs to improve. That’s something I’ve tried to get better at. A lot of times people think if I shout something in the direction of the box that I’m shouting at them but, if you actually listen, a lot of the time I’m upset at myself.”

Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/254049/Andy-Murray-recovers-to-raise-the-roofAndy-Murray-recovers-to-raise-the-roof#ixzz1PtZnMM00


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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 09:06 AM »
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Tim Henman on Andy Murray

It was a bit of a slow start by Andy Murray in his opening match at Wimbledon against Daniel Gimeno-Traver but he really went through the gears and won by a canter.

My nerves weren't jangling too much after he lost the first set and by the end he was playing exhibition stuff.

All credit to Gimeno-Traver for coming out on his Centre Court debut to play as well as he did in that opening set.

When you are as much of an underdog as the Spaniard was, the mentality and attitude you come out with is that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain so you tend to go for all your shots.

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He made the most of them and made life difficult for Andy, but I never thought the fourth seed was in any trouble.

One of the strange things about tennis is that by unexpectedly winning that first set the pressure suddenly fell on the world number 59. As a result, Andy was able to start cutting out his unforced errors, was far more aggressive and Gimeno-Traver simply couldn't cope and quickly fell away.

I always felt that Andy was going to have the graft and experience to turn it round and he just got better and better.

One thing I have noticed recently is the increasing maturity in Andy's game. His greater experience meant that dealing with a hiccup like losing the first set caused him no panic, he concentrated on his own game and just got on with the process of winning the match.

Maybe the most important thing to come out of today was that Andy was able to complete his match under the Centre Court roof, while there are a lot of other players who were stuck in the locker room and now have to complete their first round games on Tuesday.

Once you are on the Centre Court schedule you are safe in the knowledge that your game is definitely going to be completed.

Having the roof closed gives you the opportunity to have a rest day if you win and this has worked hugely in Andy's advantage here.

If Andy finds himself scheduled on Court One he has to hope it is on a day when the sun is shining!

Also, although I'm not sure how different the conditions are playing under the roof, Andy has now played a full match under the lights and that is a valuable experience that some of his opponents will not have had. It can only stand him in good stead.

You can't win a Grand Slam tournament in the first week but you can certainly lose it.

It is vital to get through these early games as swiftly as possible. I don't think you can read too much into this win but one of the most important things is that you come through your matches and conserve your energy for the second week.

It is one first week game down and there are now hopefully two to go.

A job well done. [/quote]

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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 09:18 AM »
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Awww thanks Bev, that was good to read! I think Tim Henman has it absolutely right! He's a very nice guy!
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 10:32 AM »
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Looking at the stats,
I noticed that his final serve % was 70% for the match.
70%!
I don't think I've ever seen such a high percentage from him. Could it be down to Cahill's influence?
Its no coincidence, I think, that he change the pace of the ball more often (and there were lots of aces).
I always wondered why he had to go for bombs every time before.
I know it will probably dip again under pressure at the final stages (if he were to somehow get there) but this is nevertheless very encouraging.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 12:10 PM »
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theycanbillme, have read somewhere that Andy was indeed practising his serve on Sunday with Cahill. Cahill was placing tin cans on the edge of the service lines and Andy was blasting them so hard that some smashed Smile
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 12:23 PM »
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Yeah, the first set was a good tester, this grass plays a whole lot differently when the roof is up. Considering the last two sets were a bagel fest, in terms of court time it's more like a long three setter so it won't affect him too much.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #23 on: June 21, 2011, 12:42 PM »
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Good news Blueberry, I thought as much.
Its time that service % was improved, it will be crucial for his slam chances from now on to... FOREVER.
Cahill's the man to do it as well.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #24 on: June 21, 2011, 01:29 PM »
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Looking at the stats,
I noticed that his final serve % was 70% for the match.
70%!
I don't think I've ever seen such a high percentage from him. Could it be down to Cahill's influence?
Its no coincidence, I think, that he change the pace of the ball more often (and there were lots of aces).
I always wondered why he had to go for bombs every time before.
I know it will probably dip again under pressure at the final stages (if he were to somehow get there) but this is nevertheless very encouraging.
Brad gilbert said his first serve was way up as good as the top two.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #25 on: June 21, 2011, 02:41 PM »
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Why can't newspapers write positive things, God forbide they write something positive, no they have to dwell on the negative and pick pick pick.  Hopefully Andy doesn't read their garbage.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #26 on: June 21, 2011, 04:10 PM »
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It was a good match I thought.  The spaniard did well, as did Russell in the first set v Rafa, and currently Kukushkin is quite close with Fed.

He won fairly easily, that is all that matters.  Losing a set might temper any complacency.  The serve was working well and once he settled down everything looked very grooved and confident.  Most of the press are absolutely clueless, so why worry what they say?

On a better note Cilic is out, so that is one seed in his section departed.  Roddick was OK against Beck from what I saw, without looking too impressive.  I watched some of broady v keothavong, and both looked absolutely mince to be honest.  I feel a bit sorry for Heather Watson being scheduled fifth after isner v mahut is bad luck.  No chance she will be on the court today.
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #27 on: June 21, 2011, 09:53 PM »
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Gosh beeb didn't even mention Cilic was out in today at W.  Wonder why Andy not on centre when rain forecast?
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #28 on: June 21, 2011, 10:21 PM »
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Andy plays Kamke ranked 83 from Germany tomorrow, another player he hasn't played before.   Does anyone know what time and what court Andy will play on?
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Re: Murray forced to Traverse tricky opener « Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011, 12:44 AM »
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Andy plays Kamke ranked 83 from Germany tomorrow, another player he hasn't played before.   Does anyone know what time and what court Andy will play on?
Court 1 about 3:30pm UK time.
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