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Posted on: May 09, 2013, 12:25 PM
Posted by: Elena
My thanks to Elena,Iris,and Lashurst for their helpful explanations  I'm relieved that I was'nt the only one puzzled .

Thanks, I enjoy trying to make sense of it all. Most of it is pretty logical really, and the ATP website does give a load of information.

Posted on: May 09, 2013, 10:15 AM
Posted by: benniebone
My thanks to Elena,Iris,and Lashurst for their helpful explanations  I'm relieved that I was'nt the only one puzzled .
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 07:56 PM
Posted by: lashurst
On the live ranking page they take off points from last year at the start of the tournament, then add any gained this year after each match.

In the official ATP rankings they come off after the full year, so usually at the end of the tournament, and are replaced by this year's points. They are updated most Mondays.

Hope that makes sense!
Thanks for the good information Elena! Exciting times, I hope Andy goes deep, as I liked his nr.2 status Smile
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 04:40 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
nice one Iris  Whistle
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 04:36 PM
Posted by: Iris
Does the  ATP sponsor a University degree for analysing rankings Think
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 03:48 PM
Posted by: Elena
A further comment I notice that Andy is now 900 points ahead of Federer
Andy being 8660 to Federer's 7760 on the live-tennis.eu site Please could someone explain how that can happen?

On the live ranking page they take off points from last year at the start of the tournament, then add any gained this year after each match.

In the official ATP rankings they come off after the full year, so usually at the end of the tournament, and are replaced by this year's points. They are updated most Mondays.

Hope that makes sense!
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 01:36 PM
Posted by: benniebone
Thanks Ruthie I never thought to check the date . So let's hope Andy does better against Simon or the points will soon disappear next week
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 11:55 AM
Posted by: Ruthie
BB It's possible that Madrid was played a week earlier last year so fed's 1000 points would have fallen off on Monday?
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 11:22 AM
Posted by: benniebone
A further comment I notice that Andy is now 900 points ahead of Federer
Andy being 8660 to Federer's 7760 on the live-tennis.eu site Please could someone explain how that can happen?
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 11:10 AM
Posted by: benniebone
Murray might well have thought it good but I thought it was exhausting and wonder if he will be able to go much further in the tournament
Great report covering everything in a very concise way
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 09:53 AM
Posted by: janscribe
Excellent report Mark, many thanks. It was a behind the sofa match that reduces you to a bag of nerves but when makes you proud to be a fan of Andy's. Who says he can't play on clay - some of his shots were magnificent - he certainly didn't play badly this time despite the struggle. Somehow it seems  that these often excellent but lower seeded players take one look at Andy and produce game play of a standard they rarely achieve and manage to beat him? This time Andy won.
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 09:22 AM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
Good and fair report, Mark. Thanks
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 06:35 AM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Thanx for the report Mark Smile
Posted on: May 08, 2013, 04:22 AM
Posted by: adb..OH
Thanks Mark.  So happy for the 2 setter.  C'mon And!
Posted on: May 07, 2013, 11:33 PM
Posted by: Iris
Thanks for the report Mark.  Thought Andy looked more comfortable on the red stuff and I noticed he was sliding more than he has been doing.  As Petchy said, "he never looked as though he was going to lose the match."  Wish he had told us that during the first set!
Posted on: May 07, 2013, 11:25 PM
Posted by: ChrisMac
 Thanks for the report Mark, nice! Thought Andy moved good on the clay today, great 1st match win, onwards and upwards now! Woohoo!!!   cmon yeah
Posted on: May 07, 2013, 11:11 PM
Posted by: teejay1
A short and sweet match report, lovely stuff.

I think Andy responded brilliantly when he needed to today. I didn't feel that he was out of it at any point, which makes watching him much easier lol.

Andy did so well to get it done in straights. I think he probably needed a bit of a battle like this to be honest. It should sharpen him up for things to come.
Posted on: May 07, 2013, 10:39 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Good to see Andy moving better and feeling more comfortable on the clay.  He may have struggled to win but that was probably no bad thing and with a day's rest before he plays Simon, a longish match isn't a problem.  And compared to the Dimitrov-Nole match it was over in a flash  Whistle  Must say I was glad it didn't go to 3 sets.  Well done Andy  clap clap clap
Posted on: May 07, 2013, 08:59 PM
Posted by: Murray Magic
Tight scoreline, nervy match with some moments of pure brilliance from both players.  Most pleasing aspect, Andy M being 1-4 down then being able to visibly change gears and draw the set level again, such a change in his mental fortitude now, you always knew he never gave up but now he has the class to know he is always still in a set even when trailing by a couple of games.  Seemed very upbeat in his interview at the end of the match throwing in a couple of jokes aimed at Mark Petchy, that is also good to see his ever improving ease with the media.  Good first match, have to say clay is my least favourite surface to watch, but whenever you see the clay you know the grass courts are just round the corner.

Onwards and upwards for Andy M.  Great report btw.

Posted on: May 07, 2013, 08:21 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Thanks Mark for the report.  I'm thrilled that Andy won today.. lets hope he goes deep into the Madrid Open.

I saw Djoko lose the first set to Grigor Dimitrov. A littel chink in his armour.
Exicting match!