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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #45 on: March 12, 2011, 07:39 AM »
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Quote, from Andy, on BBC website: "Young is a former world junior number one but, now 21, he has struggled to make the breakthrough in the senior game and is ranked 143rd, 70 places below his career-high of three years ago.
I'm expecting a tough match," said Murray, who is also playing doubles with his brother Jamie. "He's a talented player and quite flashy so I'll have to play solid to beat him."

 I notice that Andy never seems to underestimate his opponents, however low in the rankings. He has respect for everyone.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #46 on: March 12, 2011, 08:10 AM »
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MurrayRocks posted this article on the News Articles thread, but as I reckon it's one of the most positive and encouraging things I've read about Andy, I've copied it over to this thread as well -

WHILE Novak Djokovic was out carousing after winning the Australian Open final – he had sung himself hoarse by dawn – Andy Murray spent half the night in a huddle with advisers and confidants, deconstructing the loss and assessing its implications.

As far as Murray was concerned, this was a major step forward
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Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/234058/Andy-Murray-s-motivation-is-a-real-change-for-better







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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #47 on: March 12, 2011, 08:26 AM »
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MurrayRocks posted this article on the News Articles thread, but as I reckon it's one of the most positive and encouraging things I've read about Andy, I've copied it over to this thread as well -

WHILE Novak Djokovic was out carousing after winning the Australian Open final – he had sung himself hoarse by dawn – Andy Murray spent half the night in a huddle with advisers and confidants, deconstructing the loss and assessing its implications.

As far as Murray was concerned, this was a major step forward
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Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/234058/Andy-Murray-s-motivation-is-a-real-change-for-better








Thanks for this link Aileen! I must have missed it on the other thread. It's all very encouraging. I especially liked the bit about how many Brits have managed to even reach a slam final in all those years! The media need a good 'kick in the a**e!
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #48 on: March 12, 2011, 08:41 AM »
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Thanks for the link Aileen - its a very good read and sounds as though Andy is really motivated. Fingers crossed he is going to take a huge step forward! 

Yes Caz I agree the media and all tennis followers should always remember what Andy has achieved. We know he can drive us to distraction but he gives us huge entertainment and is the best tennis player we have had for decades.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #49 on: March 12, 2011, 08:42 AM »
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Thanks for this link Aileen! I must have missed it on the other thread. It's all very encouraging. I especially liked the bit about how many Brits have managed to even reach a slam final in all those years! The media need a good 'kick in the a**e!
My favourite bit is where Andy says  “It’s knowing what to change from playing the matches, rather than being very stubborn about the way you are playing.”

If he really means it, this is indeed a hallelujah moment coming from the Andy who has said repeatedly in the past that he won't change anything in his game! Whistle
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #50 on: March 12, 2011, 10:54 AM »
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I see that Andy, Rafa, Fed, Djokovic, Isner/Querrey all won doubles matches yesterday over established doubles players/pairings.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #51 on: March 12, 2011, 12:10 PM »
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Me too, I'm joining in this hallelujah chorus  Very Happy
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #52 on: March 12, 2011, 12:14 PM »
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Glad to see Andy and Jamie won their doubles match. Hope it has not exhausted Andy too much for his singles v. Young tonight. Looks like we may have to stay up late for this one!
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #53 on: March 12, 2011, 12:17 PM »
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I agree babs. Andy is the best we have had by far for a long time. Hope my blood pressure does not go up too much tonight!
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #54 on: March 12, 2011, 12:43 PM »
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Ugh well enjoy the match...I'll miss it as I'll be trekking around Edinburgh for a Hen Party...in the snow and cold Smile
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #55 on: March 12, 2011, 02:23 PM »
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Is the doubles going to be aired?? If so, what channel/website?? Help!
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #56 on: March 12, 2011, 05:09 PM »
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Not had time to read all this thread but that was a very encouraging article you posted the link to Aileen - thanks. And I've been picking up other encouraging signs from pieces in the newspapers, which suggests Andy is motivated and has been working on his game.  V sensible that he isn't broadcasting to the world what he's been working on. Sometimes I think perhaps he's been rather too open in the past about these things.
Fingers crossed that this really does mean we won't have to go through the slump of last year with him - though it was that which prompted me finally to join MW so every cloud has a silver lining (for me anyway!). Whistle
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #57 on: March 13, 2011, 01:04 AM »
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Not had time to read all this thread but that was a very encouraging article you posted the link to Aileen - thanks. And I've been picking up other encouraging signs from pieces in the newspapers, which suggests Andy is motivated and has been working on his game.  V sensible that he isn't broadcasting to the world what he's been working on. Sometimes I think perhaps he's been rather too open in the past about these things.
Fingers crossed that this really does mean we won't have to go through the slump of last year with him - though it was that which prompted me finally to join MW so every cloud has a silver lining (for me anyway!). Whistle
All distinctly hollow now, Ruthie, but unfortunately, although that article raised my hopes a bit, I had a gut feeling this match was going to be a disaster, especially when Potito Starace turned out not to be Andy's potential opponent, although I'm not quite sure why.

Guess the alarms bells should have gone off when Andy said he was disappointed after winning the AO, but that he felt good - how could he when he turned in such a poor performance there?  Something is definitely not right mentally.
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #58 on: March 13, 2011, 11:50 AM »
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All distinctly hollow now, Ruthie, but unfortunately, although that article raised my hopes a bit, I had a gut feeling this match was going to be a disaster, especially when Potito Starace turned out not to be Andy's potential opponent, although I'm not quite sure why.

Guess the alarms bells should have gone off when Andy said he was disappointed after winning the AO, but that he felt good - how could he when he turned in such a poor performance there?  Something is definitely not right mentally.
Yes very hollow Aileen.  But I do wonder if he really meant that re feeling good.  It seems to me he's been trying very hard to appear positive and make clear that he wasn't going to take defeat so hard this year as last.  Who knows what he really felt deep down?  But perhaps I'm wrong and he really has lost that huge competitive instinct he had - though it seems unlikely given he even had it as a child cf the Monopoly story in his autobiography.  It's more likely I'd have thought that he's trying to protect himself against the pain he felt last year.  But unfortunately the outcome in terms of his subsequent performance seems to be the same.  But let's keep the faith - hope I don't have to say that too many times again. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Murray prepares for Indian Wells « Reply #59 on: March 13, 2011, 08:56 PM »
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Right Ruthie, we'll keep the faith. The alternative is worse, no Brit. tennis player to support!

In an interview situation, he cannot say how he really feels. He must try to appear positive. He must feel like s**t after a bad loss like AO, Rotter and IW. I dont put any weight on what he says to the camera, he has to keep face.
God knows what his next plan is to turn things around  Plan A,B,C, D, etc...?


 
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