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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #15 on: June 25, 2011, 04:29 AM »
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That might just have been a warm up for Monday night in terms of a classic Andy Murray Wimbledon match.  Get straped in for another white knuckle ride.

A few positives to take from the match, bouncing back from a dissapointing second set to win 5 games in row in the third.  Also finding his passing shots hitting the target after puting a lot in to the net in the first hour or so. 

Both previous Gasquet Slam matches have gone 5 sets with AM winning them.  All 4 matches between them have been big matches.  The match that Gasquet won in Paris to qualify for the Masters Cup 07 in Shanghai ahead of Murray is one of those that got away from him after winning the second set 6-0.   He then lost the decider 6-4.  Gasquet won the first meeting in a Toronto Semi Final in 06.

On another note, I have just read on the ATP website that the 2nd 250 tournament that he will play this year is going to be Bangkok in September.  Both Monfils and Soderling are playing as well.
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #16 on: June 25, 2011, 04:34 AM »
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It must be some sort of record in recent times that he has won 5 tie breaks in a row at the French (2) Queens(2) and last night.
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #17 on: June 25, 2011, 05:15 AM »
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As I missed all but the 4th set, thanks for such an informative report Phil.

Ljubicic is still a very tough competitor and Murray did well to win.  His failure to serve out the match was disappointing but at least he's now proved that he's no tie-break choker under pressure.
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #18 on: June 25, 2011, 06:28 AM »
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Thanks for another great report Boogers! Andy gave us the usual white knuckle ride, but there was never a doubt in my mind that he'd win! I don't recall ever seeing Ljubicic before, but was very impressed with the man, his game and his incredible story. He's definately going on my list of favourites!
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #19 on: June 25, 2011, 06:31 AM »
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Meant to say, I'm expecting my 'stressometer' to be pushed a bit higher on Monday! w00t
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #20 on: June 25, 2011, 10:59 AM »
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The 4th round is often confused with the quarter-finals. It's all part of the general ignorance about the game. Like confusing rankings with seedings. Or like when there's a net cord on the first serve and the server then serves his first serve again and nets the ball. The crowd always go 'aaaaaaah'. Had they really forgotten about the let in that short space of time? How dumb are they?

It's the beep. Think of it as a conditioned response. People associate it with a fault.
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #21 on: June 25, 2011, 11:58 AM »
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Great win by Andy, his serve made this match a murraycoaster. Ivan's serve and backhand was awesome, but Andy came through, just shows what a great player he his. Well done Andy!!!! cmon yeah
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #22 on: June 25, 2011, 12:16 PM »
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Let's hope it's hot and sunny on Monday because  then his second serve won't sit up and beg to be spanked Whistle
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #23 on: June 25, 2011, 12:26 PM »
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Let's hope it's hot and sunny on Monday because  then his second serve won't sit up and beg to be spanked Whistle

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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #24 on: June 25, 2011, 08:51 PM »
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Understand that Sue Barker is going to be replaced as the BBC anchor person for next year's Wimbledon. Also understand that well-known fount of no tennis knowledge is being considered as possible replacement. If it happens, for me no more sound while watching BBC tennis.

Incidentally, the notorious call of: "come on Tim" was unceremoniously shouted down. This was quickly replaced by "come on Andy" followed by massive support during his match. I also noticed that well-known former scourge of the Scots rugby players, Brian Moore was fulsome in cheering on our Andy. Good for him.

Well done, our Andy - now for Gasquet.
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #25 on: June 25, 2011, 08:52 PM »
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Understand that Sue Barker is going to be replaced as the BBC anchor person for next year's Wimbledon. Also understand that well-known fount of no tennis knowledge is being considered as possible replacement. If it happens, for me no more sound while watching BBC tennis.

Incidentally, the notorious call of: "come on Tim" was unceremoniously shouted down. This was quickly replaced by "come on Andy" followed by massive support during his match. I also noticed that well-known former scourge of the Scots rugby players, Brian Moore was fulsome in cheering on our Andy. Good for him.

Well done, our Andy - now for Gasquet.

Oh?  Why's that then?  Where did you read this?  Is there a link?  And who's "the well-known fount" ?  Smile
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #26 on: June 25, 2011, 08:53 PM »
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Understand that Sue Barker is going to be replaced as the BBC anchor person for next year's Wimbledon.
Is it voluntary on her part?
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #27 on: June 25, 2011, 09:01 PM »
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Is this what you're talking about OSS?


Wimbledon 2011 diary: BBC faces a question of replacing Sue Barker as Wimbledon anchor
Sue Barker’s long association with the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage is expected to be scaled down next year as the 55-year-old presenter takes a step back from her busy broadcasting diary.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon/8595581/Wimbledon-2011-diary-BBC-faces-a-question-of-replacing-Sue-Barker-as-Wimbledon-anchor.html
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #28 on: June 25, 2011, 09:50 PM »
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Tiring but delighted to have to sit up in the morning Hong Kong time watching Andy work hard to win in a very thrilling match. Will be watching the Gasquet match as well.
welcome  Murrays World is very international. Lots of dedicated fans around the globe.   yay
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Re: Murray sweats past Ljubicic « Reply #29 on: June 26, 2011, 06:42 AM »
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WTF...Castle? Lloyd? Rusedski? Aaaaaahhhhh shocking
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