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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Off Season Andy

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He was on A Question of Sport on Saturday. His brother is funnier than him. They both still desperately need haircuts.

I wonder what I'll see him in next. Sports Personality of the Year maybe? (If Hamilton gets it I will puke)
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Re: Off Season Andy

I_mac, I love you!!! I can't freaking STAND Lewis bloody Hamilton, he does my head in It's all about the Button for me...

And I agree on all your other points also. The brothers Murray better be at Sports Personality, they do both need haircuts (even Judy thinks so!) and Jamie is funnier!!!

I don't tend to post in here during the season to be honest!! But I hope there's someone around to keep you company.

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his brother has this think andy lacks, its called a personality
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Heh. The eldest sibling is always the best, naturally...

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From the BBC (Murray is a "dark horse" for Sports Personality of the Year)

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Within minutes of Zara Phillips being crowned the surprise Sports Personality of 2006, bookies had already made Andy Murray one of the hot favourites for this year's title.

He has achieved plenty, despite a nagging wrist injury which ruled him out of Wimbledon.

Murray took Rafael Nadal to five sets at the Australian Open, broke into the world's top 10 for the first time, and nearly made the Masters Cup after a late-season surge.

The Scot won tournaments in San Jose and St Petersburg, with the promise of more to come in 2008.


His brother Jamie Murray carved his own place in tennis folklore, by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title to finally step out of his younger sibling's shadow.

The media speculated on whether there was a love match with doubles partner Jelena Jankovic, but Jamie let his tennis do the talking in September to help Great Britain to a memorable Davis Cup win over Croatia.
Hamilton is 1-3 favourite

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_a...ar/7090362.stm
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It looks like Andy will be searching for a new coach, if Neil Harman at The Times is anything to go by.
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Andy Murray is ready to part company with Brad Gilbert after falling out with the high-profile American coach who helped to build the 20-year-old Scot into one of the finest tennis players in the world.

When Gilbert was appointed in the summer of 2006, Murray was ranked No 36 in the world, had introduced himself as one of the brightest young talents and was on the threshold of turning potential into prizes. He believed that the finishing touch was to bring in the man who had driven Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to the summit of the game and who was acknowledged as one of the sharpest of tennis brains.

Murray completes this year as world No 11, but the pair have not been the happiest of co-travellers for a while. There were strong rumours that they would separate before the US Open at the end of August, when the Scot was trying to piece his year together after the wrist injury that caused him to miss three months and two grand-slam tournaments.

Theirs has been a tempestuous relationship and, at the end of a period in which Murray was within one victory in Paris this month of qualifying for the Masters Cup in Shanghai, it is believed that they prefer to go their separate ways.

Gilbert, 46, normally a verbose individual, was reluctant to discuss his situation last night. “I don’t really want to talk about it,” he said from California. “I haven’t spoken to the LTA [Lawn Tennis Association].” Murray is believed to be on holiday in the United States, but not on the West Coast.

Murray has never been shy of making decisions that he feels will best benefit his career. On his emergence as a teenager with more natural talent than Great Britain had produced for years, he asked Mark Petchey, the former Davis Cup player, to become his coach, but the pair parted company in April last year when Murray heightened his aims.

This decision does, however, leave the LTA in a deep dilemma. The national governing body had appointed Gilbert and was happy to indulge him his wages of about £750,000 a year to make sure that Murray was content. In the weeks he was not overseeing the Scot’s career, Gilbert would help the coaching staff at the National Tennis Centre.

The contract was regarded as one of the most remarkable agreed in world tennis - that an association with a remit to build and sustain the sport would pay the wages of a coach who was ostensibly working with one player. Gilbert readily accepted the deal; the rest of the sport looked on in wonder. He brought in Mark Grabow, a fitness coach with the Golden State Warriors basketball team, to build up Murray’s strength.

Together they have worked at only three grand-slam tournaments, the US Opens of 2006 and 2007 and the Australian Open in January, when Murray extended Rafael Nadal, the Spanish world No 2, to five sets in a wondrous fourth-round encounter, after which Gilbert was reduced to tears, so remarkable was his charge’s effort. They would have spent more grand-slam tournaments together but for the wrist injury suffered in Hamburg in May, which forced Murray to miss the French Open and Wimbledon this year.

There is no doubt that, for as long as they have worked together, the partnership has been beneficial. Murray’s ranking soared, Gilbert was one of the best scouting coaches of his ilk and his reputation will not have suffered one jot from the prospective parting of the ways.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle2866628.ece

Mark Petchey on Sky this morning also seemed to think the rumours were true.
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Confirmed!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7094177.stm

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British number one Andy Murray has parted company with coach Brad Gilbert after 16 months working together.
Murray teamed up with Gilbert in July 2006 and rose from 36 in the world rankings to a high of eight.

In a groundbreaking deal, the Lawn Tennis Association paid Gilbert's salary, reportedly about £750,000.

The American signed a three-year contract as a performance director and, alongside being Murray's coach, had a wider role within the LTA.


Murray said: "Despite being injured for almost four months this year, I am pleased with my 2007 results and am very grateful for the help that the LTA have given me by providing Brad Gilbert as a coach.

"But the time has come to move on to the next stage of my career.

"I am ranked 11 in the world and can now afford to pay my own way and so will now hire a team of experts each to fulfil a specified role in the development of my tennis and fitness."

Gilbert's role with the LTA included taking training camps both in the UK and abroad and "helping to raise the playing and coaching standards in the UK".

Whether he will continue with this lower-profile work having split with Murray is uncertain.

Roger Draper, chief executive of the LTA, said: "Andy has had another great year and despite a serious injury has demonstrated that he is a truly world class player.

"Whilst working with Brad he has broken into the top 10, won two ATP titles and reached three finals.


"Andy's success is vital for British tennis and he has become an inspirational figure for followers of the sport.

"It is essential that he has a team around him that will allow him to fulfil his potential. We are currently reviewing the situation in relation to Brad and will look to make a decision in the near future."

The fact that the governing body of tennis in the UK was paying a very large salary to the coach of one of its players was controversial - as was the size of the salary.

But Gilbert came with a CV that included working with former world number ones Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

By the end of 2006 he had guided Murray to 17 in the world and the Scot reached a career high of eight in June.

And despite missing three months of this year through injury, Murray was still just one victory from securing a place in the Masters Cup - currently under way in Shanghai - for the world's best eight players.

As for Murray's possible next coach, BBC Radio 5 Live tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend said: "The guy who, for me, is top of the list of favourites to be his new coach is a Canadian by the name of Louis Cayer, who has been working with Andy's brother, Jamie.

"He is specifically a doubles coach but he is very well regarded. He is very technical, very analytical, works on patterns on the tennis court, that sort of thinking that Andy Murray relates a lot to.

"He is a technical, astute kind of thinker about the sport."
I'm thinking that Andy is the sort of player who will change coaches quite a lot.
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He's already been through 4 coaches at the age of 20 so I'd agree he'll change coaches quite a lot!!

Or rather Mummy will do it for him?
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Re: Off Season Andy

No news as yet on the "Team of experts". Muzz is on the entry list for Doha.

From smucav, the Doha entry list.

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Entry deadline: November 19, 2007
Seeding: December 24, 2007


1 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 4
2 Robredo, Tommy ESP 10
3 Murray, Andy GBR 11
4 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 18
5 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 22
6 Starace, Potito ITA 31
7 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 32
8 Andreev, Igor RUS 33
9 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 34
10 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 36
11 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 37
12 Volandri, Filippo ITA 40
13 Soderling, Robin SWE 41
14 Calleri, Agustin ARG 42
15 Montanes, Albert ESP 46
16 Koubek, Stefan AUT 47
17 Rochus, Olivier BEL 48
18 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 49
19 Seppi, Andreas ITA 50
20 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 51
21 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 52
22 Berrer, Michael GER 57
23 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 58
24 Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 59
25 Johansson, Thomas SWE 62
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1. Pavel, Andrei ROU 76
2. Hartfield, Diego ARG 86
3. Ventura, Santiago ESP 89
4. Llodra, Michael FRA 92
5. Pashanski, Boris SRB 95
6. Kendrick, Robert USA 106
7. Minar, Ivo CZE 110
8. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 120
9. Odesnik, Wayne USA 121
10. Troicki, Viktor SRB 122
11. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 125
12. Pless, Kristian DEN 127
13. Granollers-Pujol, Marcel ESP 128
14. De Voest, Rik RSA 129
15. Schuettler, Rainer GER 130
16. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 131
17. Karanusic, Roko CRO 133
18. Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 135
19. Zib, Tomas CZE 137
20. Cipolla, Flavio ITA 140

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From The Sun

"By CHARLIE WYETT

Published: 21 Nov 2007

ANDY MURRAY has promised to be fitter and stronger next year as he bids to break into the world’s top five.


The tennis star, 20, has made his first appointments to ‘Team Murray’ since splitting from coach Brad Gilbert — bringing in fitness experts Jez Green and Matt Little. "


Jez Green is from the Monte Carlo Academy and worked with Murray as a junior (2002/03) but I've no idea who Matt Little is.
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Thanks for the info, dibs
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Good to see him in Qatar again, a tournament that has always been given good exposure by Europsort... so will be sure to watch it

as for his off season - who knows... rest/practise

@ the sports personality this year - lets see? England stuffed in the Ashes, Rugby team stuffed in the world final, England stuffed out of Euro08 this week by Croatia, SUPERSTAR SAVIOUR OF WORLD SPORT Hamilton bottling the F1 championship that 'was his destiny', Henman and Rusedski retiring, a Scot winning the snooker

lol, did England win anything big this year? world tiddlywinks championships? if so... expect one and a half hours of the show on that sport.

i think a Boxer will win it myself - not that winning it is worth anything anyhow.

hope they give some good exposure on tennis and not 2 minutes worth.
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It'll be Hamilton for sure.

Am I forgiven yet for not agreeing that Junior Slam >> Masters Series?
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Hehe L

do you really think i am being 100% serious when i say that? i was just winding up the Djokoboppers something silly - i thought you'd see that and come in on it with me

i was never really upset with you either, nothing to forgive
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