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Posted on: September 11, 2012, 07:05 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Well done Phil and Luke with accurate predictions, Andy in 5 sets.
Myself I went for Andy in.

What a great News team we have on MW!  Thank you for all the hard work you put in,
 even though you are overpaid and underworked. lol
Posted on: September 11, 2012, 03:14 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Very appropriate Linda.  Thanks.
Posted on: September 11, 2012, 03:12 AM
Posted by: scotnadian
Posted on: September 11, 2012, 03:10 AM
Posted by: Aileen
20 out of 10, Andrew. Smile
Posted on: September 11, 2012, 03:09 AM
Posted by: Sir Panda
The news team didn't fare too badly, eh?!
Posted on: September 11, 2012, 03:07 AM
Posted by: Aileen
So glad Andy proved all the doubters wrong and the predictors on here right.  This match will surely go into the annals of tennis history.  R.I.P. Fred Perry!

 trophy trophy trophy trophy trophy
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 08:22 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Good to read the news team's predictions from a snowy Lake Louise.  Not even sure if will be able to watch as tv where we're staying has v limited number of channels and can't be sure they'll carry this particular cbs stream.  But fingers crossed. And more importantly fingers crossed for our hero.  I agree with what's been said about Andy having honed his USO game in the crucible of some difficult matches whereas Nole has sailed through.  The extra day will have given Andy time to recover from what he called the brutal conditions for the SF.  Have courage braveheart and play the game we know you can play  cmon yeah cmon yeah cmon yeah cmon yeah cmon yeah cmon yeah
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 08:12 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Oh lord, only us on MW think he's gonna do it. nervous
So courage everyone. thumb up
Yes, Andy time to show the world what you can do. udaman Show the world how brilliant you are.  clap
We all believe this will be the first of many. yay
Lets's Go Andy. Let's Go. toot
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 07:36 PM
Posted by: Grabcopy
Andy is the best player in the world right now and tonight he's going to prove it.
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 07:14 PM
Posted by: psychological tennis

 Just watching Sky News they say that it is already windy with 25 mph winds - Andy played in these conditions without complaint and won


Bring it on, i say Andy has already shown everyone that he finds such winds no trouble at all. Nole likes it still and calm with little or no wind, i definitely think there is a prognosis in this Jan.

Posted on: September 10, 2012, 07:11 PM
Posted by: adb..OH
Well done our venerable and distinguished news team members! & others, especially Scotnadian.

I'll just say, bring on the wind. &  cmonandy

Posted on: September 10, 2012, 07:03 PM
Posted by: Jaminjoi
I agree, come on Andy !!
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 06:54 PM
Posted by: janscribe
Andy has shown us this year that he has improved his game - it is definitely onwards and upwards, thanks to Ivan's help and to Andy's own desire to achieve more than he has already. I hope he achieves it tonight and reduce me to tears but if he doesn't he will do it very soon. Psychologically his mentallity is such that he will do it soon - I can't forget that semi with Berdych which he won against the worst possible odds. Just watching Sky News they say that it is already windy with 25 mph winds - Andy played in these conditions without complaint and won - Novak - Ferrer showed him how - is there a prognosis in this? We shall wait an see. Thankyou so much for all your predictions - all your reports - and all your knowledge - it means a lot to someone who loves tennis but has never been able to play with any success whatsoever.
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 06:26 PM
Posted by: caroline
Thanks for all your predictions im going for Andy in 4 sets.As i think its his time and hes ready for this.
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 05:46 PM
Posted by: backhandslice
Andy to win.  7-6 6-4 4-6 6-4
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 05:43 PM
Posted by: Mackem
Joker playing yesterday will have no effect at all.  If it had been 4 hours instead then maybe.

If Andy plays at the Olympics level he'll win.  Andy at his best is a better player than Joker - in fact he's the best in the world but until this year hasn't played at his absolute best level as often as the other top guys....until tonight hopefully.

If he wins tonight I can see him getting another 7 Slams in the next 3 or 4 years, just like Mr Lendl.
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 04:39 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
Who's on hourly edit duty for the 1st sentence? Very Happy
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 04:33 PM
Posted by: OldScotSupport
May I add my tuppence worth?

When Andy played his first GM in USO 2008, he had to play two matches over three days owing to the weather. Two days to defeat Nadal in the semi-final and one day in the final. Federer on the other hand had two days of rest prior to the final. Consequently, by the time AM reached the Monday(?) for the final, he could not have been at his best and Federer was able to romp home.

The current situation is a reverse of 2008. An omen?
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 04:27 PM
Posted by: psychological tennis


I'm glad he had a tough draw, I'm glad he had brutal weather, and I'm glad he faces Nole in the final.. because when he lifts that trophy, no-one can say he didn't earn it.


Absolutely. Absolutely!!
Posted on: September 10, 2012, 04:14 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
Thanks for your interesting predictions, News Team. I appreciate all the work you put in here, and it's been a treat to have discovered MW and hang out with you.

Like all of you, I've followed Andy's progress since the beginning. It's been a journey of incredible highs and devastating lows, but I can honestly say that in all these years, this is the first time I am fully confident in his abilities to take the big prize. His talent, passion, and work ethic have never been in question. His attention to detail was insane, studying hours upon hours of video footage of other players, probably leading to overload.
I noticed the beginning of a change last year when he came to Montreal and completely bombed against Kevin Anderson. He'd done his usual hot and heavy training in Miami, and seemed completely confounded as to why his feet failed to comply. I thought then, that it was going to be another crushing slump period, and was frankly worried about how he would cope with putting all the pain in for no gain. Then he turned the whole thing around at Cincy, and my hopes were risen again for the USO. That SF match with Nadal was one of the most painful for me to watch, but I also think this was the catalyst for the changes he realised he had to make, and he said he sat down with his team to decide what to do.
This was when it all started being serious. No more twitter, and we all know about the Asian swing. Then, the final piece of the jigsaw.. he conceded he needed a coach.
Darren Cahill has been a tremendous mentor and P/T coach to Andy, and thankfully was instrumental in getting Andy and Lendl together. Here is a man who needs no introduction to the tennis world, and someone who is taken seriously. Even by Andy.
They both appear to give each other just the right amount of space, respect, and humour. From where I'm standing, it seems to work.
I see changes in his forehand, his serve percentage, but most of all I see a change in Andy's self-belief. I've been mightily impressed by his courage and tenacity when up against the ropes. He now seems to have found that extra few percent and extra gear he's been searching and working so hard for.

I remember Lendl saying this in an interview at AO this year: "..when the door is open you just step through it, but you have to be ready to step through it."
I have no doubt Andy is ready to step through the door.

I've never predicted a Murray match until now. I predict a win for Andy, no matter how many sets.

I'm glad he had a tough draw, I'm glad he had brutal weather, and I'm glad he faces Nole in the final.. because when he lifts that trophy, no-one can say he didn't earn it.