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Posted on: January 22, 2013, 10:45 PM
Posted by: Tasmanian Devil
Sick of hearing about Andy not playing his best too. He's yet to drop a set, he must be doing something right.

Don't they always say that if you play average and still win in straights then that's the sign of a top player?  He's made a habit of playing his way into slams recently.  What's the point in busting your balls in the first week if you don't have to?
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 11:30 AM
Posted by: teejay1
TJ I am also fed up with Wilander and his comments on how 'does he do it at full stretch'. Nole that is.  He seems to be hero worshipping Fed and Nole.  It was not long ago he was all over Andy.  Great Berdych has taken a set off Nole.  I do like Berdych very much but would love to see him beat Nole or at least take it to 5.  I could certainly by very rude aboput the media and comms. hero worship of Fed.  He is a great player but does not deserve such adoration.

I have to admit sometimes I think Wilander is a bit creepy in his commentaries. I often feel like I need a bath after he stops talking.

Ah well, Berdych. He fought for a while, but I honestly think he's frightened of Djokovic. I get the idea of match ups, sometimes a players style suits one opponent more than others, but Berdych is such a wet lettuce leaf when it comes to Djokovic, at least over a whole match. Once he got the second set today he should have kept coming at Djokovic, but he didn't. Shame really.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 11:24 AM
Posted by: teejay1
I noticed that Andy forgot to put his watch on after the match and during his on court interview.  I assume Rado won't be too pleased.  Obviously it isn't something that comes naturally to Andy, unlike the F1 boys.

Andy can put the watch on, assuming he finds it quickly this time lol, just before he lifts the trophy on Sunday. Save the best until last, that's my motto.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 10:12 AM
Posted by: tamila
TJ I am also fed up with Wilander and his comments on how 'does he do it at full stretch'. Nole that is.  He seems to be hero worshipping Fed and Nole.  It was not long ago he was all over Andy.  Great Berdych has taken a set off Nole.  I do like Berdych very much but would love to see him beat Nole or at least take it to 5.  I could certainly by very rude aboput the media and comms. hero worship of Fed.  He is a great player but does not deserve such adoration.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 10:07 AM
Posted by: FCR
I noticed that Andy forgot to put his watch on after the match and during his on court interview.  I assume Rado won't be too pleased.  Obviously it isn't something that comes naturally to Andy, unlike the F1 boys.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 09:52 AM
Posted by: michelle
Almost 4 games in to Djokovic/Berdych and I already want to thump Wilander. Shut the hell up about Federer when he isn't on the bloody court!
Me too. Going on about how Fed played against Milos R, broke his serve, returned etc. Andy did that at the US Open, no mention of that. However to give Max W his due last night he defended Andy and said he was happy with how he is playing and will step up his level when he needed to. But usually I could throttle the man and his worship of Fed.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 09:05 AM
Posted by: teejay1
Almost 4 games in to Djokovic/Berdych and I already want to thump Wilander. Shut the hell up about Federer when he isn't on the bloody court!
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 09:02 AM
Posted by: teejay1
I'm incensed this morning. Andy, assuming he gets through Chardy, which I think he will, will have to play his first night match in the semi's! I think it's outrageous. Can Andy help the draw he has had? Can he help the fact that Delpo is overrated?

I would agree with the point about how that fourth round match would have been reported if Andy had been playing Wawrinka, not just by the press mind, but by the comms. Andy would have been the 'lucky' winner. How Djokovic can be treated like a conquering hero, when frankly he played like a girl in the first set, thinking that Stan was going to give it to him, is beyond me. Good on him for fighting back and all that, but I think Stan deserves respect for fighting, well, until the fifth when he wasn't aggressive enough on the return.

Sick of hearing about Andy not playing his best too. He's yet to drop a set, he must be doing something right. Sure, his timing has been a bit off, but I still think it will come, and then Smugfed had better watch out.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 06:50 AM
Posted by: tamila
Totally agree. Have looked at the matches and they were all up against similar seeded opponents. Raonic-13, Simon-14, Stan-15 and Kei-16. If you look at the results it seems Nole had a very topugh one.  Both Ferrer and Andy were playing injured or tired opponents. I also believe that Raonic was nursing an injury.  Why have the press not mentioned this only that Andy had a tired and possibly injured opponent.  I give up.  They seem to be even more mesmerised by Smugfed this year and once again he has the evening slot.
Posted on: January 22, 2013, 12:13 AM
Posted by: Alis
It really pisses me off and I'm normally ...infact I am a chilled guy but Simon gets all the accolades for turning up after a marathon match in wich he loses albeit a gallant loser........
Replace Simon with Andy....do you think he would receive the same accolades as Simon......doubt it.

I agree Robbie.  I'm also rather peed off at reading in the press how wonderful Djoko is in managing to pull off the five set win against Stan.  If that had been Andy the papers would have put quite a different spin on it - I can just see the headline ........... 'Mediocre Murray survives Scary Stan'.  It seems there's one rule for Andy and another for everyone else!
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 11:36 PM
Posted by: Mark
Nothing wrong with him celebrating like that once a year,
Agreed!
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 11:31 PM
Posted by: ProdigyEng
Andy's celebration is always classy. None of the Djokovic circus celebration and short ripping.

Nothing wrong with him celebrating like that once a year,
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 11:06 PM
Posted by: teejay1
To be honest, Robbie does have a point.

It seems almost funny now, but remember all the stick Andy used to get years ago for not being fit? He put the work in and got fit, and now look at him.

That said, I think what people respected with Simon today was that he turned up and tried, knowing he was likely to lose anyway, and even more likely to lose because he was shattered. That's respectful to the game, the tournament, and to Andy in a sense.

It is right to say that five set matches aren't unusual, but it is hard to judge one match over another. Some opponents will make you run, force you to keep playing one more shot, play long rallies and such. Others will have quick points, be reliant on the serve and such and won't be physical in the same way.

What I do think is that this shows that the top four are pretty much in a league of their own when it comes to fitness. They have raised the bar so high, and there is no doubt that Andy has been very much a part of that.
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 08:58 PM
Posted by: Tessie
It really pisses me off and I'm normally ...infact I am a chilled guy but Simon gets all the accolades for turning up after a marathon match in wich he loses albeit a gallant loser........
Replace Simon with Andy....do you think he would receive the same accolades as Simon......doubt it.

Do you know what Robbie, I agree with you.  I kept saying to the comms and myself the guy obviously needs to get fitter, 5 setters in a slam is not unusual.

Posted on: January 21, 2013, 08:22 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
'S'okay.. it's me. hug
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 08:20 PM
Posted by: robbie
Yeah.....sorry Embarassed
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 08:17 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
It really pisses me off and I'm normally ...infact I am a chilled guy but Simon gets all the accolades for turning up after a marathon match in wich he loses albeit a gallant loser........
Replace Simon with Andy....do you think he would receive the same accolades as Simon......doubt it.
First day back on the grind, eh?
C'mere.  bigarmhug
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 08:04 PM
Posted by: robbie
It really pisses me off and I'm normally ...infact I am a chilled guy but Simon gets all the accolades for turning up after a marathon match in wich he loses albeit a gallant loser........
Replace Simon with Andy....do you think he would receive the same accolades as Simon......doubt it.
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 07:52 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Short ripping...where? where? bolt
Wink
Posted on: January 21, 2013, 07:05 PM
Posted by: teejay1
Andy's celebration is always classy. None of the Djokovic circus celebration and short ripping.

Short ripping? Now that would be a new one w00t.

I'm sorry, it was there, staring at me and I couldn't resist  Wink