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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #30 on: September 03, 2011, 01:28 AM »
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Nice report Nigel, the more stereotypes, the better. Very Happy
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #31 on: September 03, 2011, 01:32 AM »
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Typical Murray rollercoaster. Andy dug deep and pulled a win out of the bag not playing anywhere near his best, all it matters
is getting the W - regardless how ugly it was.

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer all have at least 1 really tough match at slams before somehow getting it together to win it all.
I sure hope this was Andy's 'banana skin' negotiated and gives him the confidence to advance further. Now Stan is out, the
draw is opening up nicely for our boy Very Happy

When you're one of the top 10, lesser players act like a bull to a red rag and take their games to the next level to try and
make a name for themselves. It's up to the top seeds to ensure they do just enough to win.

Just glad Andy showed how much he wanted to remain in NY to fight for another day to get the chance to have his name etched
on the USO trophy.
I applaude all the points you make here.
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #32 on: September 03, 2011, 01:45 AM »
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That report was so good it should be made into a Hollywood film. It leaves me yearning for a sequell. Loved this bit:

"It was to be Haase's last success in a final set that recalled the scene at the climax of Fatal Attraction when the seemingly dead Glenn Close emerges from the bath, knife in hand.

..the Scot managed a wry smile and collapsed in his chair, to reflect on perhaps the most absurd and surreal match of his entire career."

I'd like to watch the match again and enjoy it now, knowing that Andy came through.

Good night everyone, until Sunday.

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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #33 on: September 03, 2011, 01:55 AM »
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Don't you just hate when commentators start talking during matches about the next round, like it's game over (especially matches concerning Andy Murray)?

I felt like screaming when the Eurosport comms had this match done and dusted by Andy when he seemed to be racing away with the 5th set.  Don't the pillocks know that, in tennis, nothing is ever certain until the last ball has been played?  Have they forgotten, for example, the 3rd set of the 1993 Novotna/Graf Wimbledon final?

Oh Christ. I've written a novel.
And one that was well it was well worth waiting for (so what do you know about the red lights of the dodgiest part of Amersterdam? wink) - and with a brilliant title! Smile  It was a helluva match to have to write a report on and probably one of the bizarrest I've ever watched.

Now, god help us, we've maybe got to go through it all again on Sunday. fainting

Typical Murray rollercoaster. Andy dug deep and pulled a win out of the bag not playing anywhere near his best, all it matters
is getting the W - regardless how ugly it was.

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer all have at least 1 really tough match at slams before somehow getting it together to win it all.
I sure hope this was Andy's 'banana skin' negotiated and gives him the confidence to advance further. Now Stan is out, the
draw is opening up nicely for our boy Very Happy

When you're one of the top 10, lesser players act like a bull to a red rag and take their games to the next level to try and
make a name for themselves. It's up to the top seeds to ensure they do just enough to win.

Just glad Andy showed how much he wanted to remain in NY to fight for another day to get the chance to have his name etched
on the USO trophy.
Good posting!  Except Andy will not get away with such a poor serve percentage against the top players.

Glad to hear he's qualified for the WTF though. Smile
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #34 on: September 03, 2011, 02:29 AM »
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Came across this 'Did you know' fact on the beeb:-

Rafael Nadal needed five sets to beat Robin Haase in the second round at Wimbledon in 2010 before going on to win the title.

Andy's comments after the match:-

"It was a tough match and if I play like I did today I might be going home," said Murray.

"Maybe I should have won the first set tie-break, I need to make sure I'm moving well in the next match otherwise it's bad news.

"I just wasn't playing well (at the start of the match), I was moving really poorly and that's not good for my game. Once I started to move better towards the end of the third set my game was so much better."
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #35 on: September 03, 2011, 02:31 AM »
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To add to the magnificent Andy result, his friends Fleming and Hutchins just put out Nestor and Miryni!

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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #36 on: September 03, 2011, 02:39 AM »
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Came across this 'Did you know' fact on the beeb:-

Rafael Nadal needed five sets to beat Robin Haase in the second round at Wimbledon in 2010 before going on to win the title.


Andy's comments after the match:-

"It was a tough match and if I play like I did today I might be going home," said Murray.

"Maybe I should have won the first set tie-break, I need to make sure I'm moving well in the next match otherwise it's bad news.

"I just wasn't playing well (at the start of the match), I was moving really poorly and that's not good for my game. Once I started to move better towards the end of the third set my game was so much better."
Ha you beat me to it Bev!

Rafael Nadal stretched before seeing off Robin Haase [Guardian, 24/6/10]

It was not supposed to be like this. Rafael Nadal did ultimately edge through to the third round but not before his unheralded 23-year-old Dutch opponent, Robin Haase, had taken two sets off the 2008 champion and raised some nagging questions in the process.

Haase's first serve was fast, accurate and, at times, too hot for Nadal to handle, a highly encouraging sight for the Spaniard's future opponents. They will be less cheered by the second seed's subsequent rally to win 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 but the matador, as with Roger Federer on day one, was stretched much further than he would have liked.



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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #37 on: September 03, 2011, 04:50 AM »
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Phew!  nervous Glad Murray came through!! Hoping for smoother sailing next round. Go Andy!
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #38 on: September 03, 2011, 05:17 AM »
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Andy Knew it was going to be a hard fought affair with Haas - less not forget this is the guy that stretched Rafa over five sets at wimbledon last year in spookingly enough the second round also. His game has the weapons to make hay and do some serious damage (its this kind of form thats puts this match with Andy into its proper perspective for me). However that said, Andy was the creator of his own misfortune at times. Only he knows just how close he came to imploding completely, but credit where credit is due our Andy finally began to gain the mental upper hand from sets 3 onwards, although he almost let it slip in the deciding 5th set. This match was more about Andy playing two people and Haas only playing one (Andy versus Andy/Haas). In the end our boy was able to overcome his nerves and do himself justice! Come on Andy settle down and please stop being so nervous. Its clearly evident his nerves inhibit his movement,  and thus impacts other areas of his game like his confidence and ground strokes. Without this very central core of his game functioning properly he will always struggle. I'm scratching my head here to understand why it is our Andy seemingly one of the most gifted players on the mens ATPWORLD tour struggles so much with his nerves on the really big stages of the game, and against players ranked well below himself?

Portence it seems is guiding our Andy to what i see as his destiny to lift this title. His Nemesis, Stanislas was beaten in five by Donald Young, however lets not get ahead of ourselves (with Andy in the mood to give us all Heart attacks), he definately has to find his game in the next round when he faces off with Feliciano, I believe Andy will go into this match more confident than the one just gone, Was our Andy too respectful of Haas's game - this in itself affecting the way our Andy played? He's played Feliciano several times and beaten him. Haas was his test (just as the top three guys will have theirs too) he passed (just). But none the less a win is a win - no one will remember how it was achieved only that "in the second round of the 2011 USOPEN Andy beat Haas enroute to lifting the title". My nerves along with those of all MW members are completely frayed!! nervous nervous nervous
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #39 on: September 03, 2011, 06:35 AM »
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Greg R said everyone has one match where they don't play well, as has already been said this has happened to Nole, Fed, and Rafa. I was impressed with Andy's fighting spirit, now that he has got this one behind him I feel sure his nerves will behind him as he knows he won against the odds.
It was good to read that Rafa was taken to 5 sets by Haas and then went on to win Wimbledon. bigarmhug cheers
Strange as it may seem, usually if Andy plays badly I feel really nervous, this time I wasn't as I always felt he would win despite what I was seeing in the first 2 sets.
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #40 on: September 03, 2011, 06:48 AM »
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Brilliant report Nigel! Thank you for making me laugh on a miserable day! hug
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #41 on: September 03, 2011, 07:44 AM »
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What a terrific report Grabcopy clap You've made me laugh out loud. Certainly wasn't laughing last night. Thank goodness I've got  Yoda
here to keep me calm.....
Didn't like Haase much, too many histrionics and I think he should've got a warning for that ball smashed into the crowd. Andy looked mighty fed up too. Don't think there's much love lost.
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #42 on: September 03, 2011, 08:06 AM »
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Reading the report was as nerve-racking all over again, but good one, Nigel.

I need a lie down after that match...

I needed one during the match, as did Haase!

Also, I was thoroughly fed up with the commentators (livesportshunter) for constantly whooping it up for Haase. They need their heads examined.
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #43 on: September 03, 2011, 08:43 AM »
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When Andy got that lucky netcord to give him his first match point, I thought to myself the tennis Gods is looking down on him as if to say this was his moment.

People mention spooky similarities with Hasse going 2 sets up on Rafa in '10 Wimby, in the SF, Rafa got a lucky netcord when Andy surely was about to convert set point in the first TB. Someone up there also wanted Rafa to prevail that day and went on to take the title...
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Re: Murray nearly kicked in the Haase in NY « Reply #44 on: September 03, 2011, 09:05 AM »
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cant believe i missed d match......wow murray, thank god u won this, or else......!!!!!!
come on andy, i hav full faith on u so just crush ur opponents from next time..... cmon yeah
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