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*~Andy's Clay Court Cheering Thread: Roland Garros~*

I figured to make one huge clay court tournament thread instead of having a seperate one for each tournament. I'll update the title each week.

According to Andy's interview in Miami his clay court schedule looks something like this:

-Monte‑Carlo(1st round lost to Jean-Rene Lisnard 6-4 6-7 5-7)
-Barcelona(2nd round lost to David Ferrer 6-4 6-7 (4) 1-6)
-Rome (1st round lost to Filippo Volandri 4-6, 4-6)
-Hamburg(2nd round lost to James Blake 3-6, 3-6)
-Roland Garros (1st round loss to Gael Monfils 5-4, 7-6(2),6-1, 2-6, 1-6)

A very busy schedule for Andy, but hopefully he can have some good results

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Re: *~~Andy's Clay Court Tournament Cheering Thread: Monte Carlo~~*

Monte Carlo Entry List:

1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3 Roddick, Andy USA 3
4 Nalbandian, David ARG 4
5 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 5
6 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 6
7 Coria, Guillermo ARG 7
OUT Agassi, Andre USA 8
9 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 9
10 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 10
11 Ferrer, David ESP 11
12 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 12
OUT Johansson, Thomas SWE 13
14 Blake, James USA 14
15 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 15
16 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 16
17 Stepanek, Radek CZE 17
18 Gasquet, Richard FRA 18
19 Robredo, Tommy ESP 19
20 Ginepri, Robby USA 20
21 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 21
22 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 22
23 Ancic, Mario CRO 23
24 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 24
25 Berdych, Tomas CZE 25
26 Andreev, Igor RUS 26
27 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 27
28 Haas, Tommy GER 28
29 Monfils, Gael FRA 29
30 Moya, Carlos ESP 30
31 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 31
32 Rochus, Olivier BEL 32
33 Volandri, Filippo ITA 33
34 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 34
35 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 35
36 Acasuso, Jose ARG 36
37 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 37
38 Serra, Florent FRA 38
39 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 39
40 Hanescu, Victor ROM 40
41 Dent, Taylor USA 41
42 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 42
43 Rochus, Christophe BEL 43
44 Murray, Andy GBR 44
45 Verkerk, Martin NED 44
46 Henman, Tim GBR 45
47 Rusedski, Greg GBR 46
48 Massu, Nicolas CHI 47
49 Horna, Luis PER 48
50 Malisse, Xavier BEL 49
51 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 50
52 Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 51
53 (WC) Lisnard, Jean-Rene MON
54 (WC)
55 (WC)
56 (WC)
57 (Q)
58 (Q)
59 (Q)
60 (Q)
61 (Q)
62 (Q)
63 (Q)
64 (Q)

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Allez Andy in MC! Hopefully hes well rested and healthy for the tourney.

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He will be fine. Never mind him swearing at an official in DC, i hope he starts showing a little more passion on court. I think he has toned it down a little too much this year. It is stifling him a little. His clay court prospects are hard to judge. It could be a huge few weeks for him. Given the polarity at the top of the mens game between those who love the dirt, and those who loathe it, this time of year is when Andy could really soar up the rankings and have some healthy points in the bank over the players who just have to suffer this surface before they can head to the green courts of england.

He does have an all-round game which should suit all surfaces. He loves long technical rallies. In full flow Murray is quite an esoteric tennis player and i am hoping he will shine. Lacks some of the power of the big hitters but could cause some damage in the weeks to come. His lack of points is well known. One qf and a few second/third rounds and he will be seeded for french, and thereafter wimbledon. If you read the article of what Muster apparently said, he thought Murray had tweaked his game more towards the hard courts, but he trained on this stuff in spain constantly. This should be second-nature to him.

Come on Andy, i am hoping for a big few weeks!! Shame he isn't playing valencia this week, but he has been ill, so get better, clear your head after DC, and enjoy monte carlo!
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I hope he can do well at this tournie, good luck Andy

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Ok Andy will play J.R. Lisnard of France (WC) in round one here at monte-carlo. This is a gift and Andy must take it. Lisnard can play a bit on clay, but Andy really couldn't have got it any easier for round one in a top masters event.

Assuming the inevitable walkover, he will play Nadal in round two.

All week live on sky sports xtra i believe, so come on Andy, do us proud!!!!

He won in san jose minus his coach, so bound to take the title here, no problem! We can but dream!
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Re: *~~Andy's Clay Court Tournament Cheering Thread: Monte Carlo~~*

Main Draw Monte Carlo:

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v Qualifier
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v HAAS, Tommy GER
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v (13) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA

(11) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v Qualifier
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v (8) FERRER, David ESP

(4) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v SERRA, Florent FRA
(WC) SIMON, Gilles FRA v Qualifier
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v (16) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(12) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v MOYA, Carlos ESP
HANESCU, Victor ROM v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
Qualifier v Qualifier
SODERLING, Robin SWE v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(7) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v HENMAN, Tim GBR
ACASUSO, Jose ARG v VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
Qualifier v WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
Qualifier v (10) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(15) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v HORNA, Luis PER
MONFILS, Gael FRA v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (3) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(6) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v SAFIN, Marat RUS
PASHANSKI, Boris SCG v (WC) LLODRA, Michael FRA
MIRNYI, Max BLR v (9) KIEFER, Nicolas GER

(14) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
Qualifier v (WC) BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
(WC) LISNARD, Jean-Rene MON v MURRAY, Andy GBR
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

Good Luck Andy

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Monte Carlo: Doubles Draw

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/...006/410/MDD.pdf

(1) BJORKMAN, Jonas (SWE)/MIRNYI, Max (BLR)/Bye
CORIA, Guillermo (ARG)/GARCIA, Martin (ARG) v. HAGGARD, Chris (RSA)/TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)
MALISSE, Xavier (BEL)/ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL) v. FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz (POL)/MATKOWSKI, Marcin (POL)
Bye/(5)ERLICH, Jonathan (ISR)/RAM, Andy (ISR)

(4) DAMM, Martin (CZE)/PAES, Leander (IND)/Bye
GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI)/MASSU, Nicolas (CHI) v. BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/STEPANEK, Radek (CZE)
LEVINSKY, Jaroslav (CZE)/SAFIN, Marat (RUS) v. ALLEGRO, Yves (SUI)/FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
Bye/(8) HUSS, Stephen (AUS)/VIZNER, Pavel (CZE)

(7) FRIEDL, Leos (CZE)/KNOWLE, Julian (AUT)/Bye
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)/SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA) v. ANDREEV, Igor (RUS)/DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)
BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)/NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN) v. (WC) HENMAN, Tim (GBR)/MURRAY, Andy (GBR)
Bye/(3) SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SCG)

(6)ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/PERRY, Todd (AUS)/Bye
(WC) CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA)/LLODRA, Michael (FRA) v. FERRER, David (ESP)/ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP)
HRBATY, Dominik (SVK)/SUK, Cyril (CZE) v. ACASUSO, Jose (ARG)/PRIETO, Sebastian (ARG)
Bye/(2)KNOWLES, Mark (BAH)/NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)

Good Luck Andy and Tim

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Its good he is playing doubles, it is often forgotten that Rusedski has a few doubles titles to his name. Playing with Tim is a good thing for Andy and a wise choice. Good luck to him and the Tiger.

Andy will play the lizard on tuesday, which is a shame because i will be back at work and unable to watch the match live! However, there are some nice games to watch tomorrow, the first two acasuso v verdasco and then rochus v monfils should be enjoyable. Tiger and Greg are up later in the day, although i think Tim has more chance than Greg who is widely tipped to get thumped by Chela.
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I'm pretty excitied to see how Andy handles himself on clay. Lisnard might cause Andy some trouble plus he'll have the crowd behind him.

Andy playing dubs with Tiger Tim can only help his game.

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I have no doubts Andy will win. Consider that this guy lost to both dick norman and h.t. lee on clay last year, has done nothing of note on the challenger circuit this year and you have to say Andy should win this easily. Home advantage didn't help Monfils this morning and is not much of a factor in tennis anyway to be honest.

I think if Andy lost this match it would be his worst defeat since he lost in one of his north american challengers last year to some australian nobody whose name i can't remember!!!

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OOP for Tuesday:

Court des princes 10.00 AM

(6)Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs Potito Starace (ITA)
Jean-Renè Lisnard (MON) vs Andy Murray (GBR)
(12)Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs Carlos Moya (ESP)
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) vs Florent Serra (FRA)


Court 9 10.00 AM

Malisse (BEL) / Rochus (BEL) vs Fyrstenberg (POL) / Matkowski (POL)
Victor Hanescu (ROM) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Coria (ARG) / Garcia (ARG) vs Haggard (RSA) / Tursunov (RUS)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs Daniele Bracciali (ITA)
Berdych (CZE) / Nieminen (FIN) vs Henman (GBR) / Murray (GBR)

Go Andy in both of your matches!

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I have no doubts Andy will win. Consider that this guy lost to both dick norman and h.t. lee on clay last year, has done nothing of note on the challenger circuit this year and you have to say Andy should win this easily. Home advantage didn't help Monfils this morning and is not much of a factor in tennis anyway to be honest.

I think if Andy lost this match it would be his worst defeat since he lost in one of his north american challengers last year to some australian nobody whose name i can't remember!!!

Come on Muzza, do us proud!

That’s all well and good but with Andy u never know what ur going to get. As for home advantage it’s a HUGE factor. Playing in front of ur home crowd can carry u to a win or u can wilt under the pressure. Hopefully Andy can get a win on the red stuff.

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True, Andy has been a model of mystery this year with some of his play. However, i have seen this lisnard guy play a few times in the past, and every time, he just looked awful. Aside from a few of the qualifiers or a match against one of the clay loathers, Andy could not have been dealt a kinder draw. I sense Andy will make strides this week, and i know he will be desperate for a crack at Nadal in round two.

I just don't believe home advantage makes much difference in tennis, except SOME players seem to play better on their own soil. You saw that with some of the yanks last week at Houston. Mardy Fish in a clay final could NEVER happen in europe. There is something in it, but Lisnard will need a lot more than crowd fervour to oust our man Murray here. He needs ability he simply does not possess.
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