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Posted on: January 16, 2012, 05:00 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Not so happy now... Sword fight Perhaps the "romance" is over.... Whistle
Posted on: January 16, 2012, 04:15 PM
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
Well, they've just been playing each other by candlelight in Katara. Seems very "Bro-Mantic" to me.  I think they must've  kiss and made up.

They're both very good at putting on the happy face for PR stunts.
Posted on: January 13, 2012, 06:10 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
This...
Posted on: January 13, 2012, 12:04 AM
Posted by: IonaRed
Ruthie, Rog n Raf have got a real "Romance" going..They're all snuggles and huggles vomit

I heard a commentator the other week describe Rafa and Roger as the best of friends. Really? I think Roger has respect for Nadal.  How could he not? Rafa has been beating Roger in the slams since his teens. It would be unwise of him to show Rafa the same disrespect that he shows Andy.

When do we ever see Rafa and Roger together? Tournaments, Nike events etc. It's not as if they are ever seen together outside of tennis.  
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 07:26 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Well, they've just been playing each other by candlelight in Katara. Seems very "Bro-Mantic" to me.  I think they must've  kiss and made up.
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 07:24 PM
Posted by: syc23
Ruthie, Rog n Raf have got a real "Romance" going..They're all snuggles and huggles vomit

Not so when Roger bagelled Rafa at WTF. Nadal could barely look at Rog when they shook hands.
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 07:14 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Ruthie, Rog n Raf have got a real "Romance" going..They're all snuggles and huggles vomit
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 06:51 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Not sure smugfed likes anyone but himself.  When it comes to Andy, he is a threat to Roger,  therefore I doubt that Roger will ever say anything good about him.
well I've never seen him show the same disrespect towards Rafa who he seems to see as worthy of playing him.
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 05:44 PM
Posted by: Apollo
love everything I've read from last few posts about Andy and Mr L. 
Interesting what someone said about Johnnie Mac describing Andy as respectful.  I've always felt that about him. When he first played Fed he said that about it being a privilege so I've always found it odd that smugfed clearlydoesn't like him.  It's somehow as if Andy is beneath him.
Not sure smugfed likes anyone but himself.  When it comes to Andy, he is a threat to Roger,  therefore I doubt that Roger will ever say anything good about him.
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 05:03 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
love everything I've read from last few posts about Andy and Mr L. 
Interesting what someone said about Johnnie Mac describing Andy as respectful.  I've always felt that about him. When he first played Fed he said that about it being a privilege so I've always found it odd that smugfed clearlydoesn't like him.  It's somehow as if Andy is beneath him.
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 04:41 PM
Posted by: ljs
well if anyone can do that its Lendl !!   
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 04:34 PM
Posted by: syc23
Andy was really businesslike throughout the match with pretty much a robot like blank expression which is what he needs to do every match. Federer and Sampras has perfected this and opponents never knew if they've ruffled their opponent.

Lendl is going to drill this and combined with a more solid 2nd serve and hopefully more improved FH DTL, he can win any 4 of the games biggest prize in 2012 Smile
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 04:01 PM
Posted by: curtis71
personally i think Lendl is there mostly for andy's mindset, maybe a few pointers as to when he should use his aggressiveness but mostly mindset i think

which is a good thing, dont want his game changing too much
Posted on: January 12, 2012, 02:54 PM
Posted by: mcenroeforever
Really excited about Lendl being on board yay, even though I wasn't a fan of his as a player he played with a controlled intensity and looked like an intimidating character to play against, if he instills more of that into Andy's game it will be a big plus. I always think it unnerves opponents a bit when Andy shouts his 'C'MON'!!! after winning a point and I'd like to see more of this..it would be nice if the only time the opponent hears Andy speak throughout a match is after Andy has won the point. It will be great for Andy to hear from someone of Lendl's stature that he has prepared properly and is ready for a semi-final / final etc, it will give Andy the reassurance that he needs as he takes to the court for the really big matches.
I don't think that Andy's game will change drastically as a result of Lendl's coaching, I hope not anyway as after all Andy has won 4 of the last 5 tournaments he has played in (not counting the brief injury hit appearance at the O2) so his game is in great shape. Lendl can maybe give some good tactical pointers, I'd especially like Andy to deal better with his service game immediately after breaking an opponent. Too often he's handed the initiative straight back with a sloppy service game. It could be a concentration thing, a kind of complacency after getting ahead in the set.. maybe he could develop a new serving strategy for key games in matches. You hear so much about other players having an 'old faithful' type of serve that they depend on in key moments but you don't seem to hear this in relation to Andy, I wonder what Andy feels his most reliable type of serve is?
A couple of tweaks here and there and we'll soon be cheering on the World No 1 and multiple Grand Slam winner.
This is our year folks, I can feel it!!
 
Posted on: January 10, 2012, 08:20 PM
Posted by: Tessie
"Can already tell that a strong bond is forming between Murray and Mr Lendl."
Neil Harman on Twitter
Very Happy

And theres a strong bond forming with me and Mr Harman if he keeps writing such positive stuff about Andy. Used to buy the Mail am a convert to the Times.
Posted on: January 10, 2012, 11:59 AM
Posted by: spocler
"Can already tell that a strong bond is forming between Murray and Mr Lendl."
Neil Harman on Twitter
Very Happy
Posted on: January 10, 2012, 10:02 AM
Posted by: lashurst
This is such a great site!!  I really enjoy reading all the posts and watching all the videos. Thanks to everyone.

Andy has changed in his mannerisms on the court. And his play has been superb!! Winning the Asian tour and then coming in and winning Brisbane is really something. And I really like his interviews, they are always respectful to his opponents.  Many of you have been following Andy for a long time, I'd be interested in hearing your views on the current Andy.

Also, some have mentioned that Lendl scares them. I think he will be quite the disciplinarian.
Since you ask, I saw a change (temperament) starting to happen within Andy early last autumn. Which contributed to him having 3 Asian wins, IMO.
He seems to be building on that every match, difficult as it may be.

Fully agree with you here, I can imagine Lendl being a no- nonsense, demanding coach. Disciplinary, yes definately, but mostly expecting Andy to show more self discipline.
Posted on: January 09, 2012, 10:44 PM
Posted by: Apollo
This is such a great site!!  I really enjoy reading all the posts and watching all the videos. Thanks to everyone.

Andy has changed in his mannerisms on the court. And his play has been superb!! Winning the Asian tour and then coming in and winning Brisbane is really something. And I really like his interviews, they are always respectful to his opponents.  Many of you have been following Andy for a long time, I'd be interested in hearing your views on the current Andy.

Also, some have mentioned that Lendl scares them. I think he will be quite the disciplinarian.
Posted on: January 09, 2012, 10:18 PM
Posted by: Apollo
crowd probably wanted a 3rd set so would have been encouraging the dog.
I'm sure that's the reason they were encouraging him. I've seen that in the majority of matches I've watched. Then when they get their way, they go back to rooting for their real favorite.
Posted on: January 09, 2012, 08:11 PM
Posted by: Tessie
if you go to 1:25:51 around about that time then you should see the presentation Smile "Mr Lendl" Very Happy


Thanks for the link watched the presentation and must say I am becoming more and more impressed with how confident, mature and assured Andy has become. He is so respectful of others around him complimenting Alex and his coach and the compliments for the event itself was so sincere.  Such a lovely guy how can people run him down like they do.  Now I am going to watch the game have saved it for today so then only have a week until theres more tennis to watch.