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Post ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

Gicquel played some unbelievable tennis, bad luck that he got injured, good entertaining match though, Andy will face Ancic next
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It's a shame Gicquel had to retire. Definitely an entertaining match!

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good serving from gicquel today but the winner was never in doubt

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Hard win for Murray. He has to play better against Ancic.

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Re: ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

Decent match. Gicquel played v. good esp his serve was very strong.

Murray was passive in 1st and 2nd but v. aggressive in 3rd. Needs to start against Ancic the way he ended today.

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Decent match. Gicquel played v. good esp his serve was very strong.

Murray was passive in 1st and 2nd but v. aggressive in 3rd. Needs to start against Ancic the way he ended today.
Exactly. He was just rolling through the first two sets, seemed to lose concentration after Gicquel called the trainer and dropped his serve, but came out fighting in the third.

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Re: ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

One wonders where Gicquel has been for the last decade. He was very solid and cool headed, very aware of what there was on both sides of the net and going for the best shots in each scenario. Some brilliant points but more reliability and good defense.

Murray could have lost today.

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i do not watch the match, but for level,ranking........ Andy would have earned in 2 set

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he should become more aggresive v Mario
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lazy display from the guy from dunblane
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Re: ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

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One wonders where Gicquel has been for the last decade. He was very solid and cool headed, very aware of what there was on both sides of the net and going for the best shots in each scenario. Some brilliant points but more reliability and good defense.

Murray could have lost today.
He's definitely a good player. The thing is though, it seems he didn't commit fully to pro tennis until he was in his mid twenties. Considering that, it is nothing short of amazing what he's done. To break into the top-100 for the first at the age he did is really something. He's done really well for himself.

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Re: ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

what kind of injury was it?
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Re: ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

Gicquel smokes like a chimney, so no surprise he was the one who would fall short in the fitness battle.

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Re: ATP Rotterdam 09 - QF -(2) A.Murray def M.Gicquel 7-6 4-6 3-0 ret

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what kind of injury was it?
It might have been a groin pull. He had his upper thigh wrapped up.

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