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Andy in Doha

scoobs
01-04-2009, 08:04 PM
Andy gets the season proper underway this week in Doha, defending the title he won in 2008 (d. Wawrinka).

Also present are Federer, Nadal and Roddick, and Andy will be hoping to score some big scalps on the tour itself this week, having filleted both Federer and Nadal in Abu Dhabi last week :)

He's also entered in the doubles with Ross Hutchins, a good friend and tour doubles player who joined Andy in Miami in December for the gruelling month of training Andy put himself through in the off-season.

Best of luck to Andy this week!

Betty
01-05-2009, 01:06 PM
in bocca al lupo Andy!goooo

scoobs
01-05-2009, 03:06 PM
Andy and Ross are taking on Kas and Kohlschreiber today.

Andy's R1 against Montañes will be tomorrow.

16681
01-06-2009, 07:02 AM
Good Luck Andy :) I can tell I'm already spoiled by his #4 Ranking because now I expect him to be winning Matches while I used to hope he would win Matches.

scoobs
01-06-2009, 08:40 AM
Andy opens proceedings at 4pm Doha time.

Betty
01-06-2009, 10:52 AM
for us what time is it, scoob?

Betty
01-06-2009, 12:24 PM
1-1 lost 2 pb :scared: go go go

Betty
01-06-2009, 12:28 PM
* 2-1 comon!!!

i'm alone here?

Betty
01-06-2009, 12:55 PM
6-2 yessssssssssssss

62/64 well done :yeah:

scoobs
01-06-2009, 01:35 PM
Scrappy affair from Andy overall, he looked sorta half attending at some points, and a little bit irritable that he wasn't winning easier, but got it done 62 64 anyway in 75 minutes.

He'll want to tighten up the performance going forward though

Betty
01-06-2009, 01:42 PM
he didnt need his best concetration,but hope he'll use it for next match:o btw livestream didnt work well so i didnt see all the match:(

Getta
01-06-2009, 03:27 PM
Philipp Petzschner is next.

scoobs
01-06-2009, 04:02 PM
They've never played, if memory serves.

16681
01-06-2009, 09:11 PM
Way to go Andy :yippee:

Betty
01-07-2009, 01:09 PM
go giovane eroe:D
62/ 53.....

edit 62/64 well done:yeah:

scoobs
01-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Smooth win for Andy, and a better perfomance from him - effortlessness.

amdany
01-07-2009, 02:06 PM
congrats to andy!!

Corey Feldman
01-07-2009, 06:10 PM
so far so good

i just worry when he's walking around with his mouth open and that tired look

Getta
01-07-2009, 06:58 PM
i just worry when he's walking around with his mouth open and that tired look

Don't worry. It's just a smokescreen.

Getta
01-07-2009, 06:59 PM
Sergiy Stakhovsky is next.

Wyna
01-07-2009, 08:18 PM
good performance from Andy today :yeah:

scoobs
01-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Will be interesting to see how they match up - Murray defeated Stakhovsky for the Boys Title at the US Open in 04.

They've played once at ATP level, back in 2006 in Davis Cup in Odessa on Clay - Andy won that one.

16681
01-07-2009, 11:35 PM
Go Andy :yeah: Good Luck in the next Match :)

Betty
01-08-2009, 06:33 PM
yesssssssssss

only the end of the second set:o looks like tired,or only i had this impression?...mmm he knows that in AO there are 3 set of 5:o :p

Betty
01-08-2009, 06:38 PM
btw,dont know if the reason is play doubles or not but he looks improve at net:D

amdany
01-08-2009, 06:47 PM
great win again, good luck tomorrow!!

Getta
01-08-2009, 08:17 PM
Roger Federer is next.

scoobs
01-08-2009, 08:17 PM
Good look against Federer tomorrow, Andy - have to say, Federer looks likely to pose a threat, he's looked pretty good this week whereas in Abu Dhabi he looked a little unfocused. Andy will have to play much better and grind Roger down.

Corey Feldman
01-08-2009, 09:15 PM
gonna be Monfils and Andy in the final here :woohoo:

2 superb young talents

Turquoise
01-09-2009, 03:12 AM
Good luck Murray against Federer. You're doing great, keep it up! :yeah:

Stawa
01-09-2009, 09:16 AM
I'm sooooo looking forward to watching the match. I hope he'll do well. Good luck!

NinaNina19
01-09-2009, 04:17 PM
He looks tired.

amdany
01-09-2009, 04:37 PM
:bounce:

Betty
01-09-2009, 04:53 PM
yes nina but until he won is ok:p plus that helps for AO;)

Stawa
01-09-2009, 05:22 PM
He looks tired.

I had the same feeling. I hope it isn't a serious problem with his back :awww:
But yay for beating Roger^^

scoobs
01-09-2009, 05:49 PM
He always looks tired :)

I hope his back is okay though - if he can be fit for tomorrow, will be interesting to see what Roddick and Stefanki can come up with to combat him.

One more match Andy then you can get down to Melbourne and have a relatively gentle practice week.

neenah
01-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Muzza :yeah:

He seems to have Fed under control now. I'm a big Federer fan, but I won't say I didn't see Muzza's victory coming.

scoobs
01-09-2009, 10:52 PM
There is apparently some doubt over whether Murray will take to the court tomorrow, his back continuing to give him some grief :(

I suspect he will try to play, but if it's not good enough then I think he won't risk melbourne and I would expect him to retire.

I hope it's okay for him, though - I'd hate to see that happen, but I don't want him to risk the Australian over it.

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 11:47 PM
ive got this feeling he'll play but lose a horrible scrappy 3 setter to the strutting peacock, uff :(

NinaNina19
01-09-2009, 11:49 PM
ive got this feeling he'll play but lose a horrible scrappy 3 setter to the strutting peacock, uff :(

If I have to face those Ducktards after a fluke win I will be :(.

scoobs
01-09-2009, 11:58 PM
ive got this feeling he'll play but lose a horrible scrappy 3 setter to the strutting peacock, uff :(
Yuck. Spare me.

:)

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 11:58 PM
hope he a few good massages tonight Nina

i dont want to wake up tomorrow and read he's WD, will be depressing

but on the otherhand, as long as he's 100% for AO

said he felt this back problem last week too, not good for a long 2 week GS with all those matches

Breakaway
01-10-2009, 02:54 AM
The most important thing is his healthy for the Aussie open, but I would like him to beat Roddick. :yeah:

16681
01-10-2009, 09:45 AM
I'm really happy for Andy's win over Roger :yippee: But then with that great news came the bad news about Andy's back :sad: And it worries me for Andy's tennis future. Isn't it early in his career for back problems to have already started :scared: I hope if he is not well that he doesn't try to play Rodduck--I mean Roddick :p I know a walk over is a cheap win, but so is a win over an injuried player. And I would rather our Andy not do any more harm to his back.

16681
01-10-2009, 09:50 AM
If I have to face those Ducktards after a fluke win I will be :(.
My what an Anti-U.S. group we have for a U.S. player :lol:
I would love for "our" Andy to defeat Rodduck--I mean Roddick, but Andy's back is the most important thing right now.

Wyna
01-10-2009, 10:10 AM
My what an Anti-U.S. group we have for a U.S. player :lol:
I would love for "our" Andy to defeat Rodduck--I mean Roddick, but Andy's back is the most important thing right now.

True. It would be great if Andy could start the season with a title - after he beat Federer again :hearts:
But no.1 priority should be 100% healthy and fit for AO.

scoobs
01-10-2009, 04:14 PM
Murray did play :)

Murray manhandled Roddick 64 62 to claim title #9 and cap a pretty damn good 10 days or so :D

Corey Feldman
01-10-2009, 04:16 PM
now just have a good 4 days rest Andy, enjoy that Australian sun

scoobs
01-10-2009, 04:19 PM
I'm damn glad he's not playing Kooyong this year. I think it did him no favours at all last year. It was so damn windy for one thing.

Betty
01-10-2009, 04:22 PM
only:

:worship::worship::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: :bowdown::bowdown::woohoo::woohoo: :banana::rocker2::hearts:

amdany
01-10-2009, 04:58 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:I'm so glad he won, now he has to rest for the AO!

Wyna
01-10-2009, 06:36 PM
Andy :hearts: not only a victory but also a great match! Congrats.

16681
01-10-2009, 07:56 PM
:yippee: Way to go Andy :bounce: Now lets rest that back for the A.O. And Good Luck there :D

Oksan4ik
01-10-2009, 08:05 PM
i'm so happy!!!a very good beginning of the season, Andy!!! :smooch: :woohoo: