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Posted on: September 30, 2011, 01:43 PM
Posted by: deb
Very strange ... Think

However, I've just been reminded on the Thailand thread of the calibre of tennis Dimitrov is capable of playing.  Clip from his R2 Wimbledon match against Tsonga, which Tsonga finally won 6-7(4-6), 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(10-8).  I think our Andy will need to get rid of his jetlag fast


Yes Aileen Andy will have his work cut out, hope he had a good nights sleep!! Go Andy    yay
Posted on: September 30, 2011, 10:04 AM
Posted by: Alis
Possibly - either that or the jetlag was affecting Andy's memory, although somehow I doubt it.  These players remember everything about their matches.

Particularly Andy who seems to remember the stats about everyone.  Maybe they hit together in practice or they could have met in the Juniors I suppose, when Andy was 18 and Dimitrov 14.
Posted on: September 30, 2011, 12:05 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Maybe they've played each other in doubles at some point or practiced against each other.
Possibly - either that or the jetlag was affecting Andy's memory, although somehow I doubt it.  These players remember everything about their matches.
Posted on: September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM
Posted by: Allan
Maybe they've played each other in doubles at some point or practiced against each other.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 11:57 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Very strange ... Think

However, I've just been reminded on the Thailand thread of the calibre of tennis Dimitrov is capable of playing.  Clip from his R2 Wimbledon match against Tsonga, which Tsonga finally won 6-7(4-6), 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(10-8).  I think our Andy will need to get rid of his jetlag fast!


Posted on: September 29, 2011, 11:48 PM
Posted by: Allan
They've not played each other in the Davis Cup before...
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 11:32 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Thank you.  I was looking at the Thailand Open on its ATP website.  Like the pic of Andy with his tongue sticking out - it does make him look a little jetlagged!

I think we can assume that Andy remembers who he has and hasn't played in whatever capacity, and as usual he isn't taking anything for granted.  I think we could have an entertaining match here.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 11:25 PM
Posted by: IonaRed
http://pttthailandopen.org/news.php?nid=125

“I have played Dimitrov before. He’s a young guy trying to make a breakthrough. He’s playing his best this year,” Murray commented on his next opponent.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 11:25 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Thanks again Tessie.  To my shame I didn't even know there was a Junior Davis Cup (inaugurated in 1985 along with the Junior Fed Cup).  Greg Rusedski is currently the team captain and from this article it looks as though our Juniors could teach their older counterparts something.  Good luck in the final!

http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/articles/great-britain-top-seeds-in-junior-davis-cup-finals.aspx?channel=daviscupnews
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 10:13 PM
Posted by: Tessie
I thought Juniors very unlikely, so reckon it has to be the Davis Cup.

Tried to find the answer in Davis Cup website to no avail but did discover Great Britain Juniors are No 1 seeds in the Junior Davis Cup.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 10:03 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Don't think they would have met in the Juniors as Dimitrov is only 20 - maybe Davis Cup though.
I thought Juniors very unlikely, so reckon it has to be the Davis Cup.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 10:01 PM
Posted by: Alis
Can't find the interview Tessie, but thanks for the info.  According to Tour info. their H2H is 0-0, but it occurs to me they may have met in the Davis Cup, or in the Juniors?

Anyway the match is schedule for not before 1 pm BST.

Don't think they would have met in the Juniors as Dimitrov is only 20 - maybe Davis Cup though.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 10:01 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Andy interviewed on Tournament website says he has played him before.
Can't find the interview Tessie, but thanks for the info.  According to Tour info. their H2H is 0-0, but it occurs to me they may have met in the Davis Cup, or in the Juniors?

Anyway the match is scheduled for not before 1 pm BST.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 09:37 PM
Posted by: Tessie
No, he hasn't.   

Andy interviewed on Tournament website says he has played him before.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 06:49 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
I like Dimitrov's play, he's obviously modelled himself on Fed, even has the same racquet! Lovely sliced back hand too. I think he's one to watch for the future definitely but at the moment shouldn't give Andy too many problems.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 06:38 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Not good news - Andy usually takes a little time to sort out someone he hasn't played before.  I suppose it's the same for Dimitrov but he will have had much more opportunity to watch Andy play.  I'm sure Andy will come through though!
I've only watched Dimitrov play three matches.  Can be flashy at times but isn't noted for his consistency.  Definitely some sloppy play in the first set against Bolelli then he found his game in the second.  Having just looked at his wikipedia, his career to date has been up and down like a yo-yo.  Also he's never beaten a top 20 player.  Hopefully Andy will sort him out quickly.
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 06:21 PM
Posted by: Alis
No, he hasn't.   

Not good news - Andy usually takes a little time to sort out someone he hasn't played before.  I suppose it's the same for Dimitrov but he will have had much more opportunity to watch Andy play.  I'm sure Andy will come through though!
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 05:26 PM
Posted by: Aileen
No, he hasn't.   
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 05:05 PM
Posted by: Alis
I don't remember Andy having played Dimitrov before - has he?
Posted on: September 29, 2011, 04:13 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Am kicking myself.  Fell asleep and only woke up just as the match finished!   Really pleased to see from all the match comments though that Andy turned in such a good performance. Smile

EDIT: And Grigor Dimitrov it is, having beaten Bolelli 7-6, 6-1.