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Andy's 2006 Schedule

Adelaide - 2R
Auckland - 2R
Australian Open - 1R

Zagreb - 1R
San Jose - WON
Memphis - QF
Las Vegas - 1R
Indian Wells - 2R
Miami - 1R

Davis Cup

Monte-Carlo - 1R
Barcelona - 2R
Rome - 1R
Hamburg - 2R
Roland Garros - 1R

Queen's - 1R
Nottingham - QF
Wimbledon - 4R
Newport - SF

Davis Cup

Washington - F
Toronto - SF
Cincinnati - QF
US Open - 4R

Davis Cup

Bangkok - 1R
Tokyo - 2R
Madrid - 3R
Paris - 3R

Aberdeen Cup



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i still predict Andy to get a seeding for Wimbledon!
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I hope so too duncan, it's be great and amazing if he could!

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its not been the best start to the year with a combination of unluckily tough draws accompanied with some very poor form frankly, but all it will take is two very good tournmanents and andy can leap up quite a bit. if he does make it it will be by making a ranking in the low 30's to achieve his seeding. anything higher and he would need to win a few tournaments, which is unlikely. its hard to judge how he will perform on the dirt in the spring and a lot could depend on that. hopefully the hard court run leading up to the two big masters events will see a nice pick up in results.
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I have a feeling the clay court season is going to be very tough for Andy. I'm not sure his game is quite where it needs to be to play the top clay events yet, especially his serve. But I think by the time Wimbledon and the US hard court season comes around we'll hopefully see some big steps made


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But his serve isn't the biggest factor on clay, so you could argue that it might be something of a leveller for him actually. My fear is more that he might be outmuscled by some of the other players on the dirt, but generally his returns (his main strength at the moment) should keep him in most games, and cause problems for most of the players he will face. Games with andy on clay will involve many breaks of serve - something we tennis fans expect on the dirt anyway.

Anyway his hard court run in good ole USA starts with a first round match against Mardy Fish, who of course beat him last year, so let's hope for some comeback as the yanks would say! He seems to be the main match on monday evening, and would likely face James Blake if he wins. There is coverage on eurosport from the semi-finals onwards, so let's hope he makes it this far! Time for a few wins. He can and should beat Mardy this time, as for James, we shall see! Its hard to predict with Andy at the moment.
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Andy won't be playing a clay court warm up event. He obviously thought it would be too tough straight after Davis Cup indoors in Scotland, so he'll be straight in at the deep end in Monte-Carlo!


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It's confirmed that Andy will play in Barcelona, no surprise there!


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hehe thanks for letting us know andymonium

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Andy will be playing in Estoril too, so that's five consecutive weeks on clay from Monte-Carlo... hope he's up to it!


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Well Andy has said Clay is his best surface. I tend not to agree but we'll find out soon enough.

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His game should suit all surfaces; his drop shots which he favours a lot sometimes could really come into their own. His all-round return ability should see him able to cope with most of the players on tour, but compared to some of the clay court stars, he may lack some of the real hustle and power. Will be interesting to see though!!

I just hope he does better in Miami, because his serve let him down badly against davy. He could have a good run or it could be another early exit. With Andy this year, we just don't know!!!!
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I would take a guess that this would be his schedule for this year:

Adelaide - 2R
Auckland - 2R
Australian Open - 1R

Zagreb - 1R
San Jose - WON
Memphis - QF
Las Vegas - 1R
Indian Wells - 2R
Miami

Davis Cup

Monte-Carlo
Barcelona
Estoril
Rome
Hamburg
Roland Garros

Queen's
Nottingham
Wimbledon

Indianapolis
Los Angeles
Toronto
Cincinnati
US Open

Davis Cup

Bangkok
Vienna
Madrid
Basel
Paris
Shanghai (we can dream!!!)


Does anyone have any more information or places he's said he'll definately go to?
Given Andy's recent displays and his post-match comments, it seems his schedule has been poorly designed, leaving him exhausted, homesick and fed up - most of which could have been predicted given this is his first full year on the main tour. Is it a surprise that his only decent performances have come in the week when his girlfriend accompanied him?

If they had any courage they would have sent Andy home after Indian Wells, missing Miami, but leaving him refreshed for the clay court season. But apparently rest isn't a word that Petchey recognises.

After Wimbledon he'll need a significant break, another long trip to the States is ridiculous given what has happened in the spring. Far more sensible to play Washington, then the two Masters events, then the US Open.

And similarly in the autumn, an exhausted Andy is unlikely to pick up many points. Whereas a fresh, motivated Murray might well reach semis or even finals of events.

As for the current clay court schedule, it is madness. What is he doing in Estoril and St Poelten? No-one in their right mind plays every week during the clay court season.

Right now it seems the only tournaments Andy will have a chance in are the ones that happen to fall during Kim's college holidays. What state is Andy going to be in for Wimbledon?

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As for the current clay court schedule, it is madness. What is he doing in Estoril and St Poelten? No-one in their right mind plays every week during the clay court season.
He's playing St. Polten?!?


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In his post match interview at Miami he listed the clay court events that Petchey had him down to play, then said something about being exhausted and not knowing when he was going to get a rest.

Q. You say it's been quite a long trip. Would you say the tiredness is more mental or physical?

ANDY MURRAY: Well, I'd probably say mental. You know, it's really hard playing, you know, or being away for kind of six, seven weeks at a time. And I know if I do well here, I've got Davis Cup straight after, which is, you know, a week of practice and then possibly three five‑set matches. Then I've got to go and practice on the clay before Monte‑Carlo. Then you've got Monte‑Carlo, Barcelona, Estoril, Rome, Hamburg, St. Polten and the French Open. It's quite tough when you're coming to the end of a trip like this and you know if you do well you've still got another kind of six, seven weeks of hard work before the next Grand Slam.


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