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Murray through to semis as Cilic withdraws

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I vote for rest, some sort of practice, snuggle - in any order.
I'm always up for a snuggle.  hug
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I don't really care about his result at Queens, just want him to get in some safe practice on grass before Wimbledon.
Exactly.  I think missing the match up with Cilic isn't so good for him.
I meant as in he doesn't need Cilic - he's warmed up with some lesser players already which is why I think it's made for a safer and better practice situation to have skipped Cilic for a top player.

My ideal world: 1 match against top-100, 1 match against top-50, 1 match against top-10 and then on to Wimbledon.
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I meant as in he doesn't need Cilic - he's warmed up with some lesser players already which is why I think it's made for a safer and better practice situation to have skipped Cilic for a top player.

My ideal world: 1 match against top-100, 1 match against top-50, 1 match against top-10 and then on to Wimbledon.
I see.  I guess there are two schools of thought.

My ideal world:  Murray wins Wimbledon!  Very Happy
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I vote for rest, some sort of practice, snuggle - in any order.
That's really nice Smile and so do I!
Roddick is playing well, bet he thinks this is last chance saloon.
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That's really nice Smile and so do I!
Roddick is playing well, bet he thinks this is last chance saloon.

anticipating that all asumptions are correct and that Andy does indeed face Roddick in the semi-final, Our Andy should be of the mindset that he will face an inspired Roddick again, and as such he will need to play inspired tennis himself, not think about his plays just do them automatically. Good luck for tomorrow Andy. hug
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Nadal is out!
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Not surprised Rafa is out. Surprised he survived this long actually. Looked fed up, cross and his game has been really off.
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I expected Nadal to decide he had had enough "practise".  I seem to recall he did that before at this tournament.
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I expected Nadal to decide he had had enough "practise".  I seem to recall he did that before at this tournament.
I got that impression too, but Nadal must have intended to play and win, since he's also been in the doubles.
He has definately overstreched himself now though.
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I got that impression too, but Nadal must have intended to play and win, since he's also been in the doubles.
He has definately overstreched himself now though.

I definitely don't think he was looking to win this ... just a little "stroll in the park".
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Good day for Murray, and he never had to swipe a racket in anger.  Roddick hasn't beaten anyone decent in absolutely ages, and I fully expect him to be dispatched with little fuss tomorrow.  The BBC love to hype him up (when it suits them), but he is well down the pecking order.  I still rue that match in 2009 when Andy should have beat him in the wimby SF.  They have not played since.  Time for some payback!

Looking forward to Murray v Tsonga in the final on sunday.  Well done to James Ward, but the SF will be a match too far.

Great chance for Andy to win the tournament here, if he really wants it.
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Good day for Murray, and he never had to swipe a racket in anger.  Roddick hasn't beaten anyone decent in absolutely ages, and I fully expect him to be dispatched with little fuss tomorrow.  The BBC love to hype him up (when it suits them), but he is well down the pecking order. 

We-ell ... you may be being a little hasty there - Roddick on grass is an altogether different proposition.
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Also here is a completely irrelevant but interesting set of stats for you all.

Roddick has won 286 more matches than Andy has on the ATP tour, but Murray has earned only $3,545,701 less than the American.

So Andy has earned an average of $55,820 per match won, whereas Roddick has only earned $34,246 per match won.

Make of that as you will!
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Also here is a completely irrelevant but interesting set of stats for you all.

Roddick has won 286 more matches than Andy has on the ATP tour, but Murray has earned only $3,545,701 less than the American.

So Andy has earned an average of $55,820 per match won, whereas Roddick has only earned $34,246 per match won.

Make of that as you will!

Hmmm .... most probably to do with the length of Roddick's career and the fact that lower earnings were made a decade ago.  You ought to hear Macenroe on THAT topic Very Happy
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We-ell ... you may be being a little hasty there - Roddick on grass is an altogether different proposition.

I don't think so really.  Last year Roddick had quite a good start to the year, and yet still lost on grass to Sela and then at wimby to Yen Hsun Lu (Andy's conqueror at the Olympics).  2009 was his last peak on grass I feel.  He has not beaten anyone of note this week.  Andy will have far too much for him, as he did in 2009 if nerves had not got the better of him.

2-0 with little fuss I am pretty sure.
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