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Marseille 1r: [3] A. Murray def. [Q] J. Huta Galung 6-4, 6-4

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 01:08 PM
I didn't see a thread. Anyway, who matched the match? Can someone tell me how he played?

Burrow
02-12-2008, 01:26 PM
He played alright considering his ranking and inexperience at this level.

Byrd
02-12-2008, 01:43 PM
He played alright considering his ranking and inexperience at this level.

He/She was talking about Murray to be honest.

Burrow
02-12-2008, 01:44 PM
I know.

scoobs
02-12-2008, 01:54 PM
No live coverage so I don't know how he played - seemed like from the scoreboard Andy was struggling a bit - he was a break up and broken back twice before finally getting the first set, and 6-4 6-4 doesn't exactly sound like he was dominant.

Still, it's his first match in a month so there's probably a bit of rust.

pricdews
02-12-2008, 02:07 PM
Does there really need to be a thread in "General Messages" everytime Murray beats a qualifier in a regular ATP tournament?

scoobs
02-12-2008, 02:09 PM
Does there really need to be a thread in "General Messages" everytime Murray beats a qualifier in a regular ATP tournament?
Yes, as much as there needs to be one for other players when they do the same - as in "it's at the fan's discretion so why not if they want to talk about it"

Glad we cleared that up :)

decrepitude
02-12-2008, 02:10 PM
Why not, there are threads in GM about the matches in qualifying itself.

Cat123
02-12-2008, 02:44 PM
Well done Andy. I guess. But I'm still pissed at him about DC :( :rolleyes: He better damn well win this tournament, I think that's the only way I'll forgive him. :lol:

Horatio Caine
02-12-2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks for turning up (and winning) Muzza. :yeah:

Sunset of Age
02-12-2008, 02:52 PM
Well done, Muzza. Now take that title! :rocker2:

Jesse... :hug: - at least he reached the main draw :yeah:.

tennizen
02-12-2008, 03:10 PM
I have to say I am getting a wee bit impatient with Murray. He has to win a Masters Series atleast this year. I guess I have some residual disappointment from the AO still. Well still he won so atleast I hope he beats Djokovic here.

Farenhajt
02-12-2008, 03:12 PM
Does there really need to be a thread in "General Messages" everytime Murray beats a qualifier in a regular ATP tournament?

Just imagine the thread growing at 50 posts per minute to at least 27 pages if it were 4-6 4-6...

Sunset of Age
02-12-2008, 03:15 PM
I have to say I am getting a wee bit impatient with Murray. He has to win a Masters Series atleast this year. I guess I have some residual disappointment from the AO still. Well still he won so atleast I hope he beats Djokovic here.

Well, in hindsight - I don't think Andy was THAT bad at the AO, he lost from the later finalist - a comforting thought, no? :)

tennizen
02-12-2008, 03:17 PM
Well, in hindsight - I don't think Andy was THAT bad at the AO, he lost from the later finalist - a comforting thought, no? :)

Well, probably but I had expected him to make the semifinal at least:sad: so not really that comforting:)

Sunset of Age
02-12-2008, 03:27 PM
Well, probably but I had expected him to make the semifinal at least:sad: so not really that comforting:)

In all honesty, so did I... but then I didn't expect Rafa to lose from Tsonga either. The second half of the draw apparently just bumped into a Landing From Outer Space...

Must say that I AM looking forward to a Djoko - Muzza clash, yeah! :rocker2:

Farenhajt
02-12-2008, 03:33 PM
Must say that I AM looking forward to a Djoko - Muzza clash, yeah! :rocker2:

Muzza probably isn't.

Sunset of Age
02-12-2008, 03:38 PM
Muzza probably isn't.

I don't care what Muzza thinks about it ;) - *I* am looking forward to it.

elessar
02-12-2008, 03:39 PM
Muzza probably isn't.
What are you talking about I'm sure he has very fond memories of that last match. It's one of the only time I haven't seen him moping at the back of the court :shrug: (probably didn't have enough time considering the beating he took, but still :p)

More seriously i'm really looking forward to it (yeah sport+ for covering it :banana:), hopefully it's gonna be a little more competitive this time :tape:

bokehlicious
02-12-2008, 03:46 PM
Muzza probably isn't.

Of course he is, sharing a tennis court with the GOAT is always worth it :shrug: something to tell his grandsons :cool:

jonny84
02-12-2008, 04:38 PM
:yeah: Andy. Good win. Hope he goes far here.

TheBoiledEgg
02-12-2008, 04:54 PM
good fake injury from Muzza :rolleyes:
should have been banned from this weeks tourn.

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 05:12 PM
good fake injury from Muzza :rolleyes:
should have been banned from this weeks tourn.It was a necessary precaution.

Burrow
02-12-2008, 05:31 PM
Man, that photo in the above avatar....jesus....Murray is one ugly guy isn't he :lol:

Andi-M
02-12-2008, 05:37 PM
Congrats Muzza defo needed that after theses last 4 weeks!!...

its not a ground-breaking win but yeah his fans are happy to see him playing and want to discuss it, if you dont like a thread you don't have to read it.

jazar
02-12-2008, 05:45 PM
he managed to shake off that knee problem pretty sharpish. makes ones wonder if it really did exist...

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 05:54 PM
he managed to shake off that knee problem pretty sharpish. makes ones wonder if it really did exist...Who cares? Djoko is probably hoping that it does exist...

CooCooCachoo
02-12-2008, 05:54 PM
Good fight, Jesse :yeah:

ReturnWinner
02-12-2008, 05:58 PM
It was a necessary precaution.

:lol:

jazar
02-12-2008, 06:24 PM
Who cares? Djoko is probably hoping that it does exist...

djokovic doesnt need to hope it exists, he's a better and more talented player and will beat murray regardless

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 06:50 PM
I agree that Novak is a better player right now but I wouldn't say he was more talented. Either way he won't be in top form and Andy will def. have a chance to beat him. So I wouldn't rule out a Murray win just yet.

Raquel
02-12-2008, 07:26 PM
Well done Andy :woohoo:

A solid start :yeah:

Farenhajt
02-12-2008, 10:59 PM
I agree that Novak is a better player right now but I wouldn't say he was more talented. Either way he won't be in top form and Andy will def. have a chance to beat him. So I wouldn't rule out a Murray win just yet.

Keep in mind that even half-sick Novak managed to effectively straightset Davydenko in a best of three format (which we're dealing with here), and that his health will conceivably improve till Saturday Semis, so the odds won't be as tilted as they might appear.

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 11:07 PM
We are talking about the Davydenko who was also taken to 5 sets against Troicki.

Farenhajt
02-12-2008, 11:18 PM
Which might mean that Andy could take a set, but not two - in spite of all the talent, currently he's not two leagues above Davydenko. (And it's also known that strong baseliners are not a particularly good matchup for Andy.)

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 11:22 PM
There's no point in arguing about it now. We'll just have to wait until Saturday (if they both get through).

KitinovRules
02-12-2008, 11:31 PM
Good fight, Jesse :yeah:
Actually this is not a bad result for the Dutchman, especially for indoor tournament.
I consider Jesse much more a clay court player.
I wouldn't be surprised if I see him play singles in Skopje for the Netherlands Davis Cup team , alongside Hase in April.

Farenhajt
02-12-2008, 11:32 PM
There's no point in arguing about it now. We'll just have to wait until Saturday (if they both get through).

Of course. (For all I know, Nole might concede a walkover as early as tomorrow.)

NinaNina19
02-12-2008, 11:33 PM
Anything in the Serbian news about Nole?

Farenhajt
02-12-2008, 11:51 PM
Nothing in particular. The team returned from Moscow yesterday (on Monday), Nole was still a bit off, but it seems he's gonna play anyway (it appears he wants those points badly :))

Merton
02-13-2008, 12:06 AM
Of course he is, sharing a tennis court with the GOAT is always worth it :shrug: something to tell his grandsons :cool:

... Which is why it makes perfect sense to bring Djokovic in any result thread, wondering how the winner of the match would perform against Nole :)

Corey Feldman
02-13-2008, 08:22 PM
WB McHaggis

improve


Keep in mind that even half-sick Novak managed to effectively straightset Davydenko in a best of three format (which we're dealing with here),

Of course. (For all I know, Nole might concede a walkover as early as tomorrow.)

Which might mean that Andy could take a set, but not two - in spite of all the talent, currently he's not two leagues above Davydenko. (And it's also known that strong baseliners are not a particularly good matchup for Andy.)shut up you world class arse muppet :rolleyes: