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I think if you're a minibreak down twice against a huge server in a breaker you're asking for trouble. I think he got a bit lucky - on one of them Ivo double faulted. Still, all's well that ends well. Or are we not allowed to assume Andy might actually get a bit lucky once in a while now and everything breaking his way must be down to his thick legs and magnificent skill?
I don't believe in luck when it comes to sport. I think he is just mentally tougher than most other players right now and that's why he has an excellent tie break record this season.
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Okay. Well if you choose not to believe that a letcord on matchpoint, for example, is a tad lucky, then that's up to you
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Okay. Well if you choose not to believe that a letcord on matchpoint, for example, is a tad lucky, then that's up to you
A let on MP still has to be struck. So if the ball goes over the net, you must have done it correctly.

Let's just agree to disagree.
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Didn't catch the match but solid first win for Slamray.

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Gross. Better player lost

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Good work Slamray.

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Whenever Ivo plays a tiebreaker is involved well done Murray. I think thats a better draw than Gael

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Djokovic up there in the tb category
He used to be a TB KING, but now
Djokovic is not making a comeback as TB king anytime soon, it seems. He just lost one to Berrer (!) Won the match easy enough in three, but still.....that takes him down to 12-11 this year. And last year he was the first #1 ever to finish the season with more TBs lost than won (9-10).
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This match was NID, unlike the stunt that Nole just pulled.

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I don't believe in luck when it comes to sport. I think he is just mentally tougher than most other players right now and that's why he has an excellent tie break record this season.
Of course there is a lot of luck involved. Mental toughness plays a huge part, but for every shot you hit on the court, there is a chance you will miss. True, the best players are more likely to make their shots when push comes to shove, and the lower ranked players will miss more often in tough situations. Still Nadal has DFed on set points, and Sharkko has hit winners on MP.
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Hardest match of the tournament for Andy, anyone?
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routine day at the office for the northerner

always finds it easy versus the big servers

he built up rage from being mucked around by the organisers and unleashed it on the serve machine

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Good start to the tournament for Andy


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