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901  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: USO R4 : Murray v Young on: September 07, 2011, 11:09 pm
anyone know  when they will release start times tomorrow?
902  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: Andy at the US Open 2011 on: August 30, 2011, 11:07 pm
tv/online coverage of Andy at US Open 2011. Apologies if this Q has already been posted but could not see it. Does anyone know  what channels are covering any of Andy's matches? I know Eurosport has some coverage but seem to remember from last year that they had few of the big matches.
903  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Murray through against Gil on: April 15, 2011, 08:17 pm
Well done Andy - we are all rooting for you tomorrow. Raf is on his best surface and most people expect him to win - so in a way you have nothing to lose - give it your best shot and enjoy going for it.

G'un robh math agad

904  General Community / Andy Talk / Re: doubles semi on: February 12, 2011, 06:24 pm
Thanks for the info - if I do find a stream I'll let you know.

905  General Community / Andy Talk / doubles semi on: February 11, 2011, 11:22 pm
Anyone know where the doubles semi might be shown t/m?  confused
906  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Murray falls at final hurdle again on: January 31, 2011, 09:57 am
No wonder MW's server went down at the end of this little lot.  It must have been exhausted!

Have only just got round to being able to face MW again, but first - black marks to the BBC and ITV for harping on about 'the 75 year drought' and for rubbing it in that Andy's 3 GS losses have all been in straight sets.  Had my TV not been new, it might have been the object of serious g.b.h.  I expect more of this in tomorrow's press, and the way the British media excel at putting the boot in where sporting personalities are concerned, should they fail to meet their expectations, makes me very angry. grr
Ausia I like your post, it's a breath of fresh air.Smile
And I like yours too.  Thanks for pointing this out.  Trouble is that so many of us, I think, just look at the present and forget what happened to other players.  I'm no psychologist, but, given how difficult Andy found his defeat by Federer last year, and at the AO as well, it maybe isn't so surprising that he fell apart mentally at this final.  He may have got over the worst of last year's AO disappointment, but I'd say that, although it wasn't the final, from the way he reacted in almost similar fashion to his loss to Nadal at the WTF when he played almost unarguably the best match of his life, that this is still very much there - in his subconscious if not his conscious mind.

Traumatic events, as last year's AO was, have an unpleasant habit of coming back and biting you when you least want them.  According to Agassi's former coach, Brad Gilbert, it took Agassi three years to get over his very narrow 1995 USO final loss to Sampras.  True, Agassi had already won 3 Slams, but his career went into a decline until 1998, when he started his comeback, winning sufficient titles to raise his ranking from No.110 to No.6.  He consolidated this by winning the 1999 FO and USO to become No.1, and went on to win 3 more Slams.  The point is, though, that Agassi only managed to make his successful comeback by changing his whole physical and mental attitude, and this is something I think Andy has to do, however painful it might be.
For the reason stated above, I agree with you up to a point.  I can't speak for his fitness trainers Matt Little and Jez Green, but, as I think I mentioned in an earlier post, I feel that Andy has to get himself out of his comfort zone and stop faffing around with his coaching position.  Corretja is essentially a clay-courter whose 2 Slams were won at the FO, but I would think that Andy needs a coach who is an all-rounder and who has experience in coaching top 10 players - and this doesn't necessarily mean somebody who has GSs under their belt.  Brad Gilbert is a classic example, and, as somebody who did coach Andy, you may take some comfort from reading this article by him in today's Mail Online -

There's no need to panic, Andy Murray still has time on his side

Agreed - I don't think that there is any significant issues with the training side of things - he is in good shape. As you and others have said, it needs the right coach to give Andy the constructive feedback he needs and work on the techniques of mental preparation that will build consistency into his game. However a new coach may want to do things their way and bring in their own training regime - if this was the case then Andy should go for it. Keep the faith - the GS will happen one day.
907  Pages / Archive: News / Re: Murray falls at final hurdle again on: January 30, 2011, 11:17 pm
Time for Andy to move to plan B. The "Team Murray" concept has got him so far but if he wants to get that extra mile he will have to try something radical. Murray was quoted recently as saying he never watched his own games!  If this is really true then something is seriously wrong with his coaching setup.  This breaches one of the fundamental principles of coaching - i.e. getting feedback - he should have a coach who sits with him and analyses all his games, every shot - looking at what works and what does not. It might be tough but I think he should at least experiment with a new setup - get rid of the current crew (including Mum) and bring in a top coach. The new coach should make it a condition that Andy has to toe the line - e.g. completly change is on court body language, cut out the negative stuff as it is just wasted energy. Even if he gave it a year, if it did not work he could revert back - it might not be as much fun on tour but there might just be a slam as a reward. pray Think
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