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Posted on: April 24, 2013, 10:00 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
Yes I was thinking how Dimitrov could learn from Andy tj - so that he can back up his great skill with greater fitness. 
Posted on: April 23, 2013, 05:35 PM
Posted by: teejay1
I do papers tj and in those I read (Guardian, Indie and Observer) I've seen nothing worse than I've read on MW and often they are more understanding that Andy will have downs as well as ups than some posters here.
I agree though that many others out there in the cybosphere will use any excuse for a good Andy bash.  Well I'd rather be on the Andy roller coaster than anywhere else in the tennis fans world. And like you, I think we should just let the rankings look after themselves and I hope the commentators will stop questioning Andy about them and stop the endless speculating about the slightest shift from one tournament to another.

I've just noticed I got my words a bit confused in my previous post. My brain has clearly gone again lol.

Ruthie, I was sorely tempted to mention the way some MW posters get worked up when Andy loses, but I thought I'd best not go there Smile

I agree with you, I hope the commentators will leave Andy alone about the ranking thing. I realise it has its importance, to a point, but I would really worry if Andy got so focused on that one thing that he forgot the bigger picture, which is playing as well as he can and winning when he can. The fact is that if Andy gets the results the ranking will look after itself, but within that it is equally important to remember that you can't play your best 100% of the time, no one can.

I wouldn't miss the ups and downs of Andy's career for the world, especially in this period, where the ups are happening a lot more often. It took me back the other day, watching young Dimitrov trying to get through Nadal at MC and cramping in the process. It so reminded me of Andy at Queen's in 2005. Look how far Andy has come since then.
Posted on: April 23, 2013, 11:33 AM
Posted by: Ruthie
I do papers tj and in those I read (Guardian, Indie and Observer) I've seen nothing worse than I've read on MW and often they are more understanding that Andy will have downs as well as ups than some posters here.
I agree though that many others out there in the cybosphere will use any excuse for a good Andy bash.  Well I'd rather be on the Andy roller coaster than anywhere else in the tennis fans world. And like you, I think we should just let the rankings look after themselves and I hope the commentators will stop questioning Andy about them and stop the endless speculating about the slightest shift from one tournament to another.
Posted on: April 23, 2013, 11:13 AM
Posted by: teejay1
I never buy a paper or listen to the news after Andy loses.  

I don't buy papers anyway to be honest, so I've stopped bothering about what they say. I've also vowed to stop getting into arguments with Andy bashers on the net, they're all idiots who know nothing about Andy or his sport, or Federer fans, which amounts to the same thing.

I think you have we have to look a bit further than the press though in terms of carping. Since last year we've heard people within the game playing down Andy's Olympic success because 'Federer was tired'. I don't know how they account for how well Andy played Djokovic, or that he dropped one set in the singles in nine days and his serve went unbroken from the quarter finals onwards. We've also heard one or two people within the game suggesting that Andy fluked the USO win. Is it even possible to fluke a major, or is it only possible when it isn't Federer, Nadal or Djokovic winning them? I know what I think.

Andy playing a bad match, and it was, I think we all agree on that, would have been manna from heaven for people waiting for him to fail so they can say 'I told you so', but the fact is that they all have days when it doesn't work out, to one degree or another. For some players it might mean being pushed by an opponent they would usually wallop (Federer's played a fair few of those lately, and Djokovic has had one or two) but sometimes it might mean losing to someone you 'shouldn't' really lose to. However, Andy being beaten in only his second match of the year on clay by a very good clay courter who has already won on the surface this year wasn't an enormous surprise really. The surprise was the manner of it. I still think the match was very much like Andy's first match at Queen's last year against Mahut, where he just seemed to come out flat and not up for it at all. That's why I think it was just a very bad day and will mean nothing in the wider scheme of things.

I'm not even going to worry too much about the rankings just yet. What will be will be. I wouldn't be surprised to see Andy back at 2 before the French, and if he is it should help him, but I'm just going to watch it all play out and see what happens. Either way, Barcelona will be weird. No Andy, no Federer, and apparently, according to the comms at the weekend, no Djokovic. Nadal will think all his birthdays have come at once, and Uncle Toni will look a lot less like he's sat on a nail than he did on Sunday.
Posted on: April 23, 2013, 12:36 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Madrid will make this loss disappear.
He'll also lose 45 points through not playing Barcelona, so he's going to need to get to the QF in Madrid.
Posted on: April 22, 2013, 11:44 PM
Posted by: Coldmarek
Yep, he came till the QF last year, so will be losing points.

Madrid will make this loss disappear.
Posted on: April 22, 2013, 01:09 AM
Posted by: Aileen
Fortunately I'm sure Chris doesn't read the DR - a newspaper written by morons for morons.
Posted on: April 21, 2013, 10:41 PM
Posted by: IonaRed
I couldn't believe the Scottish edition  of one newspaper which had a dig at Sir Chris Hoy for having the audacity to retire from competitive cycling before next year's Commonwealth Games, effectively insinuating that he was letting his country down and couldn't he have hung on for one more year?  Takes the biscuit, that one.

That really is shocking. I'm sure no-one is more disappointed than Chris Hoy.

I was in WHSmith the day after that horrific torture trial ended in Glasgow and that same paper had a pull-out section all about the murder. It was advertised on the front page as though it was some collector item. Who the hell wanted to read more about it? It was bad enough hearing about it on the Scottish news for weeks and weeks.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 11:58 PM
Posted by: Iris
All the Daily Record is fit for is the cat's box!
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 09:04 PM
Posted by: Aileen
Bastards!! After all he has done.. Which paper Aileen? Like to see them do a fraction of what he's achieved.
The Daily Record, rag that it is anyway.  I only noticed it by chance when I was searching for something else online.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 08:06 PM
Posted by: Emma Jean
Poor you.  I've a friend who's allergic to grass pollen, made worse if the grass has just been cut.  He's tried all the usual stuff but finds it makes him too drowsy, so he's in a no-win situation.

Already under the weather. Not sure what happened because pollen has yet to kick in as we still got some flurries in the morning. The whole Boston drama was probably a bit much for me.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 07:57 PM
Posted by: angiebabez
I couldn't believe the Scottish edition  of one newspaper which had a dig at Sir Chris Hoy for having the audacity to retire from competitive cycling before next year's Commonwealth Games, effectively insinuating that he was letting his country down and couldn't he have hung on for one more year?  Takes the biscuit, that one.

Bastards!! After all he has done.. Which paper Aileen? Like to see them do a fraction of what he's achieved.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 06:51 PM
Posted by: audie
we all have off days and and unfortunetly andy has them 2 looking forward to madrid now
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 06:11 PM
Posted by: Aileen
I couldn't believe the Scottish edition  of one newspaper which had a dig at Sir Chris Hoy for having the audacity to retire from competitive cycling before next year's Commonwealth Games, effectively insinuating that he was letting his country down and couldn't he have hung on for one more year?  Takes the biscuit, that one.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 05:44 PM
Posted by: Tessie
Me too Tamila.  Typical British press - all over him last year after Wimbledon, etc, then now giving him a good bashing when he plays just one very poor match for the first time in years.  Ours is a truly pathetic country which takes such delight in putting our sportspeople down at the slightest opportunity.

I never buy a paper or listen to the news after Andy loses. 
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 05:01 PM
Posted by: Aileen
I can well imagine that the media has ' got up his nose' as the headlines disgust me.
Me too Tamila.  Typical British press - all over him last year after Wimbledon, etc, then now giving him a good bashing when he plays just one very poor match for the first time in years.  Ours is a truly pathetic country which takes such delight in putting our sportspeople down at the slightest opportunity.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 11:30 AM
Posted by: tamila
I can well imagine that the media has ' got up his nose' as the headlines disgust me.
Posted on: April 19, 2013, 08:29 PM
Posted by: angiebabez
Welcome to Murrays World zenjeff  wave welcome
Posted on: April 19, 2013, 07:43 PM
Posted by: zenjeff
Andy will bounce back big style he as very few poor games look at Raonic if you want to dissect someones game whats happening to the new wonder boy
Posted on: April 19, 2013, 07:35 PM
Posted by: wimbledonwestie
Maybe it was just the media getting up his nose again Aileen Wink

 lol