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Posted on: April 01, 2012, 12:24 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Ooohh .. you'll be in for it Robbie after that posting! Maybe have to wash you mouth out with soap and water? w00t
Robbie's wit is so sharp that one of these days he'll cut himself ... Whistle

No I wouldn't have thought so. I can't for the life of me see him going to Morocco. So therefore MC will (well, should) be his next tournament.
Oh he's going back to Barcelona this year? Hasn't played there since 2008 I don't think? Should be a good marker to see how he does on the clay against the lower ranked guys (assuming Nadal's the only other top 4 player playing there).

Has he ever won a match there? Obviously much improved there since 4 years ago though so will hopefully be able to do well there and get some good ranking points.

Just hope he doesn't overwork himself by playing in too many tournaments. That'll be 4 tournaments in, what, 6 weeks going into the French Open?
Andy was scheduled to play in Barcelona last year but had to pull out because of elbow injury sustained at MC, so I don't think I'd worry about it being too much for him. Also I'm sure Lendl will see to it that he paces himself as far as tournaments are concerned.



Posted on: March 31, 2012, 11:55 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
Think

Andy confirmed as playing MC, so I don't think that he'll pull out??????

No I wouldn't have thought so. I can't for the life of me see him going to Morocco. So therefore MC will (well, should) be his next tournament.

Andy's on the entry lists for both Monte Carlo then Barcelona.
Oh he's going back to Barcelona this year? Hasn't played there since 2008 I don't think? Should be a good marker to see how he does on the clay against the lower ranked guys (assuming Nadal's the only other top 4 player playing there).

Has he ever won a match there? Obviously much improved there since 4 years ago though so will hopefully be able to do well there and get some good ranking points.

Just hope he doesn't overwork himself by playing in too many tournaments. That'll be 4 tournaments in, what, 6 weeks going into the French Open?
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 10:50 PM
Posted by: robbie
Let's just say I am currently in the city of Love with ... Whistle
You little devil you. smooch...... lol...Tell Mark I'm asking after him.
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 10:18 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Think
Andy confirmed as playing MC, so I don't think that he'll pull out??????
I dont think so, but Nadal might pull out bcos of the knee prob.
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 10:14 PM
Posted by: Allan
Andy's on the entry lists for both Monte Carlo then Barcelona.
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 10:01 PM
Posted by: Bevc
I'm still puzzling over the Andy's next tournament comments.

It can't be the Davis Cup or Houston as their fields have been confirmed. That leaves Casablanca (unlikely), a challenger (unrealistic) or not playing Monte Carlo (not sure why he wouldn't though. Defending semi-final spot is he not?)

Or else he's just pulling our leg / been fed duff info.

Think

Andy confirmed as playing MC, so I don't think that he'll pull out??????
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 09:59 PM
Posted by: Philip
Roaming? Think c'mon , explain.

Let's just say I am currently in the city of Love with ... Whistle
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 09:44 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
I'm still puzzling over the Andy's next tournament comments.

It can't be the Davis Cup or Houston as their fields have been confirmed. That leaves Casablanca (unlikely), a challenger (unrealistic) or not playing Monte Carlo (not sure why he wouldn't though. Defending semi-final spot is he not?)

Or else he's just pulling our leg / been fed duff info.
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 09:27 PM
Posted by: Alis
He would have probably lost in that final.
At the next AO i think it will be different however.
Andy's development has been slow but inevitable, and the other players can feel it. Particularly Mr Djokovic. Of whom he feels no sense of inferiority.
Andy is perhaps the best 3 set hardcourt player ever, or at least one of them, and i believe if there is no nonsense, he'll come through tomorrow.
Even with a bit of a slow start after the lack of match play he should do it in 3. Otherwise in straight sets.
After all Andy is the next number one in waiting is he not?

.. but of course!
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 08:22 PM
Posted by: robbie
Roaming? Think c'mon , explain.
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 08:06 PM
Posted by: Philip
Philip, where have you,ve been..... Footnote ... This is a man hug. hug

Thanks Robbie. I have been busy and roaming Whistle
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 08:01 PM
Posted by: theycanbillme
Having watched both these matches, I am now fairly optimistic that Andy can defeat the Joker for the second time this year.  Just a pity he didn't manage to do it when it really, really mattered.

He would have probably lost in that final.
At the next AO i think it will be different however.
Andy's development has been slow but inevitable, and the other players can feel it. Particularly Mr Djokovic. Of whom he feels no sense of inferiority.
Andy is perhaps the best 3 set hardcourt player ever, or at least one of them, and i believe if there is no nonsense, he'll come through tomorrow.
Even with a bit of a slow start after the lack of match play he should do it in 3. Otherwise in straight sets.
After all Andy is the next number one in waiting is he not?
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 03:56 PM
Posted by: robbie
^Sorry but this is a automated service.
Unfortunately, Robbie is out of the country at this precise moment and won't be contactable in the foreseeable future...
Many thanks for your concern.
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 03:42 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Thank you Lord. pray
Ooohh .. you'll be in for it Robbie after that posting! Maybe have to wash you mouth out with soap and water? w00t
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 11:47 AM
Posted by: Hazybear
Well glad Andy's in the final but  my poor Rafa! Hope the knee improves soon
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 11:14 AM
Posted by: robbie
TB time again - this really is an uncanny re-run of the Ferrer match.
Think I'll keep quiet in future!
Thank you Lord. pray
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 11:06 AM
Posted by: Bevc
I capitulated at 2.10 am feeling sure the match would soon be history with Nole the victor. Pleasantly surprised to see that Juan made some ground and forced a Tie B after Noles 2nd set slump 2 days in a row.

This bodes well for Sunday! Andy will have to start equally agressive and block Nole getting too far ahead early on.

Andy has beaten him recently and will want to consolidate that win.

COME ON ANDY !

You can tell how agitated Nole gets with the number of ball bounces - got up to about 19 in the end yes
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 09:48 AM
Posted by: lashurst
Having watched both these matches, I am now fairly optimistic that Andy can defeat the Joker for the second time this year.  Just a pity he didn't manage to do it when it really, really mattered.
Aileen, I know he didnt do it in Oz but, think I see this as a way forward to winning a 1st GS.
Andy needs to beat the big 3 more consistently in Masters finals to give him the confidence for that elusive "biggy", when it matters as you say.

Ivan Lendl's strategy is stated, to build up Andy step by step so that he will be able to take the very last step under the immense pressure of a GS final. 
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 09:45 AM
Posted by: Caz
Can't wait!
Posted on: March 31, 2012, 09:37 AM
Posted by: lashurst
Juan puts his shot long and Nole wins.  Lucky really.  I think that Andy can do this.  We just don't need a slow start from him.

Right, off to enjoy the sunshine again. shades
I capitulated at 2.10 am feeling sure the match would soon be history with Nole the victor. Pleasantly surprised to see that Juan made some ground and forced a Tie B after Noles 2nd set slump 2 days in a row.

This bodes well for Sunday! Andy will have to start equally agressive and block Nole getting too far ahead early on.

Andy has beaten him recently and will want to consolidate that win.

COME ON ANDY !