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Murray prepares for Indian Wells « on: March 08, 2011, 11:42 PM »
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The first Masters 1000 event of 2011 is upon us as Andy Murray, and the rest of us, hope he is close to the form that saw him reach the final in Melbourne.

UPDATE - 11/03: Murray's comments
I feel good. I played a lot of practice (in Miami) so I am not that rusty.

I have been practising many different things (but) I want to keep it between myself and the people I work with.

It was good for me to get away from tennis for a while. Now the focus is on winning grand slams.

I have been thinking a lot about the future and not about the past. It has been a huge benefit for me. I am focusing more on the future now.


Murray’s draw looks to be straightforward with a match against Italian Potito Starace or a qualifier. After that, a chance to beat 25th Tommy Robredo, Mischa Zverev or another qualifier to face a likely match with Fernando Verdasco or Sam Querrey, who are the seeds in that section.

Looking ahead to the quarter-finals, Murray might get his chance to avenge last year’s quarter-final defeat to Robin Soderling. Although other threats he might face are Juan Martin Del Potro, who is returning to form, or the unorthodox Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Murray’s potential path to the final: 

R1 > Bye
2R > Starace/Q
3R > Robredo/Zverev/Q
4R > Querrey/Verdasco
QF > Soderling/Dolgopolov/Del Potro
SF > Nadal/Ferrer


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Once again the Murrays team up in the doubles, where the draw will be made later in the week. This will be Jamie’s first Masters 1000 event since Miami almost two years ago.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 11:57 PM »
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How often has Andy played Starace?...maybe I'm just making it up but feels like he's met him recently in an early round Think
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 12:08 AM »
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How often has Andy played Starace?...maybe I'm just making it up but feels like he's met him recently in an early round Think
They've only played at Roland Garros 2009.

Actually the Hopman Cup just 2 months ago!
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 01:35 AM »
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Cheers Allan.

I have absolutely no idea how he'll fare here. One of his favourite tournaments, but trying to predict how he'll play is harder than the lottery just now.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 02:27 AM »
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Thanks Allan.  Have to say I agree with Andrew here.  Just don't know what to expect.  However I'm going to keep the faith and my fingers crossed that the right Andy turns up. Smile  Can't help feeling nervous though.  
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 09:59 AM »
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It is the only one of the north american masters he has not won yet, so hopefully he can go on a good run and maybe change that fact!!!

Really hard to predict though, but looking forward to seeing some proper tennis again.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 11:55 AM »
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They've only played at Roland Garros 2009.

Actually the Hopman Cup just 2 months ago!


Thanks Allan Smile Knew he'd played him recently...just too lazy to look it up for myself lol
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 07:03 PM »
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Cheers Allan.

I have absolutely no idea how he'll fare here. One of his favourite tournaments, but trying to predict how he'll play is harder than the lottery just now.


Especially as we have the doubles scenario again.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 07:45 PM »
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As someone on MW said so brilliantly, sorry I can't remember who, we all hope Mr Magic will turn up yay
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 08:16 PM »
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Will be the inverse of Montreal/Cincinatti last year, he'll struggle here but stumble through to the SF's and then he'll be at top form in Miami.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 12:31 AM »
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Go for it,  Andy.  Enjoy Indian Wells. It should be lovely there.  Was just thinking of the contrast to Indian Wells and the stifling heat & humidity in Cincinnati last year - I don't know how anyone could play in that.  Good luck to you & Jamie too!



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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 06:21 AM »
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As someone on MW said so brilliantly, sorry I can't remember who, we all hope Mr Magic will turn up yay
Thank you.....that would be me! When he walks on court, you can usually tell if it's Mr Magic or Mr Tragic who has come to play! I'm hopefull of seeing Mr Magic this time! trophy Mr Tragic can stay in bed!
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 07:11 AM »
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Caz, genius,  sums him up so wonderfully  Fingers crossed
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011, 07:22 AM »
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Caz, genius,  sums him up so wonderfully  Fingers crossed
Awww shucks! Smile
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011, 09:30 AM »
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reports say Andy spent afternoon playing football rather than on practise courts....reassuringly confident or annoyingly nonchalant..... Whistle
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