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Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « on: January 13, 2012, 01:06 AM »
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Andy Murray will have to be on red alert when he begins his Australian Open campaign against highly-rated American teenager Ryan Harrison.

If the Scot progresses, he could face Gael Monfils in the last sixteen with a possible quarter final against Jo Wilfried Tsonga.

Murray would then likely face the daunting challenge of defending champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 01:22 AM »
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Andy Murray will have to be on red alert when he begins his Australian Open campaign against highly-rated American teenager Ryan Harrison.

If the Scot progresses, he could face Gael Monfils in the last sixteen with a possible quarter final against Jo Wilfried Tsonga.

Murray would then likely face the daunting challenge of defending champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

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Stop it Mark! You're causing me to be nervous already.
Ryan H. gave Marcos a good match in Brisbane last week, right enough. Andy is never complacent though is he?
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 01:41 AM »
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Big Joe Willy is reported to be suffering from exhaustion .
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/tennis/6252863/Exhausted-Tsonga-pulls-out-of-Kooyong-Classic
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 02:02 AM »
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I think it was What that said on another thread that you have to beat the best to be the best and I agree wholeheartedly with this.  Andy will be up for this and can only play who's in front of him, good or bad.  Andy will get great support - wonder which day this will be?  Can you tell from the draw - sorry that I missed it but was out having coffee with my daughters and parents Very Happy

That's interesting stuff about JWT Think
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 02:15 AM »
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As a plus if he beats noel in the semis it would seem impossible he would lose to anyone in the final, his confidence would be through the roof and fed and rafa look a bit crook, anyone else in the final this time...he will know it's his best chance, he just head to get to the semis.".
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 02:17 AM »
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Spell check massacred that post sorry but still, he should make it past Tsonga and then his final is vs Novak.
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 02:18 AM »
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Big Joe Willy is reported to be suffering from exhaustion .
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/tennis/6252863/Exhausted-Tsonga-pulls-out-of-Kooyong-Classic


If you remember he had all of those weekend finals in the indoor season against Federer as well as the WTF and he just won Doha as well.
He's not been taking it easy that's for sure and all of that smugness from Federer can be very draining no doubt.  yawn
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 02:43 AM »
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I agree it's a pretty testing quarter of the draw for Andy - there don't look to be any easy matches there - but at least he's avoided Delpo and Berdych.
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 07:16 AM »
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On paper looks trixy...but you never know how these things will pan out so no point worrying prematurely. cmon yeah
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 07:26 AM »
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Andy

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I see your not confident Mark?   Think
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #10 on: January 13, 2012, 08:50 AM »
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I see your not confident Mark?   Think
Surely prudence suggests should always say if and not when - as Andy himself would do.
My first reaction was aaagh - what a draw.  But on reflection perhaps not so bad.  He will certainly have to play well from outset but I think he's ready for that.  Not to meet Berdych and Delpo is a plus.  And I concur with underenthused [not about our Andy I hope?!] that the glass half full reading of playing Nole in SFs is that if he wins it must increase his chances of winning the whole thing massively unless it's a 5 set slugfest and his opponent cruises through the SFs.  And I guess he's got a better chance of winning beating Nole in SFs than in F.  So despite the tough draw, I think I'm looking on the bright side.
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #11 on: January 13, 2012, 09:53 AM »
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I was thinking back to Nole's draw last year, which was a little like Andy's this year,he (Nole) had the defending champion in the semi's (Federer.) Not easy to have to face Ferrer in the Quarters as he will run and run and make Nole really work. Andy could face Tsonga who hasn't recovered from Doha and the climate and time difference. He is coming into this tournament on the back of two losses and fatigue!
I think we will see a few upsets on the otherside of the draw and I wouldn't be surprised if neither Rafa or Federer get through to the Final, nor do I think it will be Del Potro, not sure who it will be. So I'm coming round to thinking that this could be Andy's if he continues with the positive thinking, which with Mr. Lendl in his corner I think he will.
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #12 on: January 13, 2012, 10:10 AM »
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I was thinking back to Nole's draw last year, which was a little like Andy's this year,he (Nole) had the defending champion in the semi's (Federer.) Not easy to have to face Ferrer in the Quarters as he will run and run and make Nole really work. Andy could face Tsonga who hasn't recovered from Doha and the climate and time difference. He is coming into this tournament on the back of two losses and fatigue!
I think we will see a few upsets on the otherside of the draw and I wouldn't be surprised if neither Rafa or Federer get through to the Final, nor do I think it will be Del Potro, not sure who it will be. So I coming round to thinking that this could be Andy's if he continues with the positive thinking, which with Mr. Lendl in his corner I think he will.
Yes, the bottom half could well open open.  DP has a chance if he can find his top form and last 4 or 5 sets with the top guys.  Berdych also if gets his rythym and flow going.  Last year the top 4 were 14 out of 16 semi-finalists but I think there'll be more surprises this year.
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012, 10:23 AM »
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I see your not confident Mark?   Think
The wording of that is no reflection on my opinion at all.

I'm feeling very optimistic.
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Re: Murray handed tough draw at Aussie Open « Reply #14 on: January 13, 2012, 10:38 AM »
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I am with Andy one match at a time. If he is still there will talk about the final then.

Alot can happen in the 2 weeks of a slam.

Good luck Andy I know you can do it.
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