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post #121 of 776 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 03:23 AM
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post #122 of 776 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 03:26 AM
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He has to introduce the color slowly, he can't take it all at once too much to process.

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Deb - that's the same reaction I had when I saw him on TV!!! Unfortunately as I was leaving work today I saw the score was 3-2 when Andy had just broken and then by the time I got home, he was leading 5-0* in the 2nd and I only got to see the last game!! Boooooo.

While I'm glad Andy won so convincingly I kinda wish he'd had more competition... it's hard to bring out your A-game and test your full arsenal when you opponent is playing crappily. Anyway a win is a win and I bet Andy's on his way now to Melbourne Park for a long practise session to make up for the short match!!
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Jimmy's there!!

Bit of a nothing match, really. Roddick didn't hit his first winner until the second set I think. Apart from aces of course. Ljubo too many errors.

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Re: Grab the sunscreen and the bong, it's time for Kooyong.

Well, the two handed forehand was working well today. Good to know.

Best twitter posts of the epic match:

@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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Okay, so apparently I had a little story that I forgot to post here. Jimmy was with Andy last week in Hawaii. Andy's hitting partner was quite pleased with the opportunity to be introduced to Jimmy because Jimmy is basically the reason that Andy's hitting partner ever became a tennis player in the first place. It's kind of sweet when a grown up tennis player gets all mushy about meeting his tennis idol (yes, they can be fanboys too).

And yeah, Jimmy wore the sweater vest.

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@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

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So Marat beat Murray so I *think* that Andy will play Marat next

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Ohh Marat and Andy. Interesting...

Yay color! Love the red...two handed forehand . I'd like to see that in action.

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So out of the loop with Kooyong, didn't even know it started yet. Nice win Andy, always nice to see him roll over Ljubicic.

That's a very snazy shirt, if only the grey was substituted for an actual color though. Baby steps.

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Q. Andy, you were looking pretty good out there today. You must be happy already with the way you're hitting the ball. Can you take us through it, what you did since the Davis Cup win and how you prepared for this?

A. I didn't have that much time off. You know, we kind of finished Davis Cup on Sunday, and then the next Tuesday I was playing in Marty's event. I played a couple of charity events throughout the next week and a half or so, and so I wasn't training per se, but I was still hitting balls. And then about a week before Christmas we started just doing a lot of physical training pretty much all day, and then after Christmas we were down in Hawaii for about 10 days just to get used to the heat, and Jimmy was down there and we had some other players down there, so it has been good, you know. We've been able to kind of focus on what we've had to.

Q. You didn't have to spend too much time on court today, but how did you assess what the court surface was like?

A. I mean, it's pretty much, I think, what everybody has been saying. It's a little grittier, the ball is getting a little bigger as a result of that, but it is a normal slow hard court. I don't see much difference between this and, you know, like a Washington or something like that. I know it is a new surface, but it kind of feels the same as anything else.

Q. Is the bounce as high as it used to be?

A. Yes, I think so.

Q. At Kooyong you have got a fairly good record here, but how important is it for you to prepare for the Open?

A. It's very important, because this is where I'm getting my matches, and I think traditionally a lot of the players who have played here have done well in the Aussie Open. I have played pretty consistently throughout the year, so there's nothing wrong with playing three matches against guys in the top 20 before a big event. It's ideal.

Q. You are going for a hat trick. A lot of people are preparing for the Open, but there is a bit at stake for you. You obviously want to win?

A. I think everybody wants to win, but if I'm sitting here saying I've even thought about winning three times in a row, I haven't really, you know. You kind of use the event for what it's worth, and it's a great event to help prepare, but, you know, I think we're all here for the Australian Open.

Q. With that and the preparation that it offers you, how difficult will it be - David Nalbandian has pulled out today - for him to go out without this sort of practice going in cold on Monday?

A. David has been able to do that before. He doesn't play a lot of tournaments throughout the year, so I think that's a good thing for him. He's not a guy who plays 30 weeks a year. That being said, I think in order to know, to be able to predict on how he's going to be, I have to know a lot more about his injury. I just heard about it about 5 minutes ago. So it's not going to be ideal but, it's just a matter of if he can manage for the first one or two rounds at the Aussie Open until you find your form, and he's a good enough player to figure that out.

Q. How do you assess your form today? How do you think you were hitting the ball?

A. I was pretty happy with how I hit the ball today. I was consistent, I returned pretty well, and I thought I managed the match pretty well. I didn't make any stupid errors, and that's key.

Q. You said you've been working out physically. Are you doing more of that than in the past or basically the same?

A. No; I mean, I've always done it. I think I had to manage my schedule a little bit last year. It's a little bit different having played a Davis Cup final, I didn't maybe play as much in the Fall. I think if you play a full schedule and then you have a three-week turnaround, it would have been a tough ask, and I had to kind of do what I thought was the best, and so far it has worked out as far as scheduling. Thank you.

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Murray v Ljubicic

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If you register on bet365.com (it's free) you can watch Kooyong.

so I saw his match today/tonight. to be honest I slept through the second setI like this shirt, it reminds me very much of his old Reebok ones.

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