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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #15 on: August 26, 2011, 03:26 AM »
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looks like it will go across NY very early monday morning,howevr the outer bands can do a lot of damage with flood and high winds. What to do    shocking what to do.
Oh heck!  Andy does NOT like playing in these conditions, especially if the wind is gusting, because it affects his already suspect concentration.   Of course Devvarman will be equally inconvenienced, but this match could be a very bumpy ride for all concerned. nervous

I heard that it was going to hit NY Sunday , but these things can be unpredictable , just hoping it goes thru quickly with little damage done.

think I spoke too soon , this doesnt sound good 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/nyregion/new-york-region-prepares-for-hurricane-irene.html
If it's going to be that bad then it doesn't look as though there'll be any play at all.
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011, 03:39 AM »
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Could anyone post the link to Chris Chase 'Busted Racket' blog Aug 25. Quite interesting. Plus Johnny Mac always said Andy would win his first slam at the US Open 2011.


here it is...

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/U-S-Open-preview-Is-it-finally-Andy-Murray-82?urn=ten-wp2656#comments
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 04:13 AM »
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Thank you Sir P. - All very interesting!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 04:15 AM »
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Thanks. Smile

I'd just like to add what these kind of reports miss, and that is that in 2009 Andy had a wrist injury, which was later aggravated by playing in the Davis Cup.  Last year he was suffering from a virus.
Let's just remember that in 2008 he got to the final! yay


I had heard that too, but he [Soderling]wont be match fit anyway.
Just looked at Soderling's website and it seems his wrist is "feeling better" and that he's "fully fit to play" (well they wouldn't say anything else, I suppose!).  However he hasn't played since the Swedish Open 4 weeks ago.
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 06:10 AM »
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Thank for the informative report Sir Panda! Funnily enough, the match I'm most worried about is the first one, against the guy he hasn't played before! I hope he has learned from Montreal and will come out 'knowing' his man and fully prepared, as I'm certain his opponent will be!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #20 on: August 26, 2011, 07:08 AM »
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Now I remember, dreadful weather disrupted play the year he got to the final nervous
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #21 on: August 26, 2011, 07:47 AM »
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Best wishes Andy Murray!! I hope you can do well at this US Open, maybe even win your first grand slam title?! Just take it one match at a time, and be sure to get revenge on Stan Wawa for last year! Wink Stay focused, keep that first serve firing, and walk on Andy! You can do it. Let's have a Muzza & Nole final.  w00t
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #22 on: August 26, 2011, 08:13 AM »
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Well my biggest worry at present is the hurricane.  From the reports on the radio this morning, NY has already declared a state of emergency and they're talking about a once in a generation hurricane in relation to the Eastern Seaboard.   Unless it changes course, which is of course always possible, sounds unlikely that play will start monday.  But if it created total havoc, as some are predicting, worst case scenario would be no USO at all.  After all they are talking about evacuating New Yorkers.   nervous nervous

 Oh and read today that Nole's shoulder is now fine.  It had just been sore and no actual damage.  Presumably he would have known this before playing Andy.  Can't help but wonder whether he rather played it up during the match in order to justify both the loss and the retirement.  doh
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #23 on: August 26, 2011, 08:27 AM »
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And this possible delay gives Nole extra time to recover!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #24 on: August 26, 2011, 08:34 AM »
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And this possible delay gives Nole extra time to recover!
And also Rafa.  Grrhh.   Frown
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #25 on: August 26, 2011, 08:36 AM »
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Well my biggest worry at present is the hurricane.  From the reports on the radio this morning, NY has already declared a state of emergency and they're talking about a once in a generation hurricane in relation to the Eastern Seaboard.   Unless it changes course, which is of course always possible, sounds unlikely that play will start monday.  But if it created total havoc, as some are predicting, worst case scenario would be no USO at all.  After all they are talking about evacuating New Yorkers.   nervous nervous

 Oh and read today that Nole's shoulder is now fine.  It had just been sore and no actual damage.  Presumably he would have known this before playing Andy.  Can't help but wonder whether he rather played it up during the match in order to justify both the loss and the retirement.  doh
Re Nole........That wouldn't surprise me one bit!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #26 on: August 26, 2011, 08:50 AM »
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Come on Andy Murray - Pride of Scotland you can do it - this is your year.  I think Djoko was totally out of order bailing out of the final last Sunday - it has taken the shine off Andy's victory - mond you the 1000 points have fairly cemented his place at No. 4.  Fed must be looking over his shoulder now.  I don't think Sod will be an issue as he can't be match fit.  Also after what happened last year Andy wll be gunning to teach Stan the Man a lesson.  Stan has suffred a few confidence sapping defeats recently but he is always one to watch just annoys me that he beats some big names and then lies down to Frauderer !!!   I would love to see Andy match up agains Rafa - on thehard courts Andy can beat him - he just needs to believe that.  He totally had him on the ropes for a set and a half at Wimbledon - oh that one missed shot!!!   But Andy can do it - positive thoughts everyone.  Come on Andy would love it if you returned to Braehead as the USO champion !!!!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #27 on: August 26, 2011, 08:53 AM »
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Come on Andy Murray - Pride of Scotland you can do it - this is your year.  I think Djoko was totally out of order bailing out of the final last Sunday - it has taken the shine off Andy's victory - mond you the 1000 points have fairly cemented his place at No. 4.  Fed must be looking over his shoulder now.  I don't think Sod will be an issue as he can't be match fit.  Also after what happened last year Andy wll be gunning to teach Stan the Man a lesson.  Stan has suffred a few confidence sapping defeats recently but he is always one to watch just annoys me that he beats some big names and then lies down to Frauderer !!!   I would love to see Andy match up agains Rafa - on thehard courts Andy can beat him - he just needs to believe that.  He totally had him on the ropes for a set and a half at Wimbledon - oh that one missed shot!!!   But Andy can do it - positive thoughts everyone.  Come on Andy would love it if you returned to Braehead as the USO champion !!!!
Good post......I'll second that!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #28 on: August 26, 2011, 09:39 AM »
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Now I remember, dreadful weather disrupted play the year he got to the final nervous

BBH, you of course are correct.

In 2008 after he won in Cincinnati and reached the USO final, he lost to Federer, having defeated Nadal in the semi-final. Unfortunately, owing to the bad weather he had to play his SF over two days. Therefore, by the time he was pitted against Fed, he was exhausted, his opponent having enjoyed almost two days rest.

The danger is this year there could be a replication. Djokovic gets to the final with plenty of rest and Andy has to beat Nadal over two days.

It won't happen! The situation will be reversed! Andy will get to the final refreshed and Novak will have to play his SF over two days.

As Andy is the current Cincinnati champion, repeating 2008, I can now see AM as the USO champion! Thereafter, with the monkey off his back, the world and no1 awaits!
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Re: Murray given tough but familiar draw « Reply #29 on: August 26, 2011, 10:06 AM »
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This is when I show what an Eeyore I am.  But consider this scenario: many of us believe this is Andy's best shot yet [though I don't think we can count Nole and Rafa out just yet, given their miraculous recovery abilities at GSs, nor some of his lesser opponents].  What if the hurricane is as bad as predicted and wrecks Flushing Meadows?  Would that not be the ultimate piece of bad luck  and evidence that the tennis gods are against Andy?  At the very least a postponement would advantage his rivals who are more tired than he is as someone has already pointed out.  Hey bbh can't you get Yoda to work on the hurricane and divert its path away from NY and preferably the bad weather with it?  w00t
[I know there's a lot more at stake for the poor folks on the E Coast but they'd benefit too from a diversion!  Whistle]

I see on the news thread it's being suggested the hurricane won't be that bad by the time it hits NT- do hope they're right but guess the associated bad weather could still mean a delayed start and cause problems for everyone down the line.

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