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AO R1 Murray beats Pavel 6-2, 3-1 retired

NinaNina19
01-20-2009, 12:07 AM
What happened?

green25814
01-20-2009, 12:08 AM
I think thats it for pavel. :sad:

Clydey
01-20-2009, 12:09 AM
Pavel retired with a a back injury. It's the injury that kept him out for over a year.

Couldn't really tell much from the match. Bit of a training session.

Jaz
01-20-2009, 12:09 AM
Footfaults everywhere. Gotta wonder why these people even both to come to the AO when they are not fit.

NoLongerJamie
01-20-2009, 12:10 AM
It was quite a good match til Pavel retired.
Pavel was taking some pretty good forehands and volleys.

MsTree
01-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Pavel had a problem with his back. He couldn't even carry his own bag off court :eek:
Would have preferred Andy to get a bit more match practice though! :)

green25814
01-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Me and nina posted the exact same titles :p

Impossible to tell how andy's playing with that.

BrutalLogiC
01-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Epic match

Pavel couldn't even carry his bag off the court

simo4cufc
01-20-2009, 12:11 AM
What happened?

Sadly Pavel realized his career was over.

finishingmove
01-20-2009, 12:12 AM
this is the murray effect.

he kills your mind AND your body.

poor guy, pavel.

Byrd
01-20-2009, 12:13 AM
Apparently Murray flexed his muscles, and Pavel fell over his chair in awe and hurt his back, expected.

scoobs
01-20-2009, 12:13 AM
Damn shame for Pavel really - kinda sad ending for him, not sure we'll be seeing him back competitively on the court now.

Andy - well, not much to say - languid, hard to say he was even settled out there before it was over.

Arhaych
01-20-2009, 12:14 AM
Murray would have liked more time on court, but hey, he seemed to be striking the ball okay, so bring on round 2.

Tough luck for Andrei, hope he can have his swansong in Bucharest.

Duncan
01-20-2009, 12:14 AM
Poor Pavel, you just don't wish health problems on anyone.

Andy seemed to coast there though.

Looked to be in decent form from what it did show.

I can't believe i stayed up for this now though :sad:

philosophicalarf
01-20-2009, 12:16 AM
Nasty sun in the eyes at one end, combined with really heavy bursts of wind at times - was some quality mishits on the serve :-)

Andi-M
01-20-2009, 12:20 AM
:wavey: New Muzzatards

Yeah I felt so bad for Pavel poor man he was in so much pain.

Im glad actually he only played 45 mins. The more energy he can conserve the better. So different from this time last year. :)

ciprianned
01-20-2009, 12:21 AM
Andrei :crying2::crying2:

meihaditalab
01-20-2009, 12:22 AM
I had faith in Pavel...:haha::haha:

Lee
01-20-2009, 12:23 AM
Not sure whether we'll see Pavel again with his bad back.

Murray probably sweats more from his practise session :p

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 12:51 AM
Karma's back ;) That's what happened to Murray when he played against Pavel last time ->

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40745000/jpg/_40745452_murray_ap_245x300.jpg

But despite vomiting won in five :p

Mechlan
01-20-2009, 01:03 AM
Can't complain about a win. Like to see Andy get through the opening rounds with minimal fuss.

Corey Feldman
01-20-2009, 01:29 AM
only 45 minutes in that heat and Andy's not an early morning riser

so he'll take that

Corey Feldman
01-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Karma's back ;) That's what happened to Murray when he played against Pavel last time ->

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40745000/jpg/_40745452_murray_ap_245x300.jpg

But despite vomiting won in five :pi can see chunks

vidanhv
01-20-2009, 01:57 AM
Shame for Pavel. Thats probably it for him. On the other hand, Muzza couldn't dream better start. With Nole and Fed spending much more time on the court yesterday then they should have he will have a freshest start. Lets see what Rafa has in store for later.

Lee
01-20-2009, 02:18 AM
I heard the commentators said that Pavel officially announced his retirement in his post match interview. :awww:

Tankman
01-20-2009, 02:26 AM
:sad:

Sad to see one of the old veterans leave the game in this way.

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 02:40 AM
I heard the commentators said that Pavel officially announced his retirement in his post match interview. :awww:

Won't he play any other tournaments this year? I read in a pre-match article, Pavel would play his final tournament in Bucharest this year.

Lee
01-20-2009, 02:46 AM
Won't he play any other tournaments this year? I read in a pre-match article, Pavel would play his final tournament in Bucharest this year.

Sorry I don't know the detail because the commentator only said he retired from tennis and will have back surgery.

dijus
01-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Andrei :sad:

MsTree
01-20-2009, 04:57 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7835032.stm

"Andy Murray made unexpectedly swift progress into round two of the Australian Open as Romania's Andrei Pavel retired with a back injury.
The British number one was leading 6-2 3-1 on a sweltering Rod Laver Arena when Pavel called it quits.
Pavel, 34, was not expected to pose a serious threat with a ranking of 1,140 and after managing just 45 minutes he later quit tennis altogether.
"I don't want to damage my health just to play another tournament," Pavel later said when confirming his retirement from the sport. "I've played in enough tournaments, I guess."

bokehlicious
01-20-2009, 06:12 AM
6 more to go champion :yeah:

the biscuit
01-20-2009, 07:37 AM
This wasn't worth losing my sleep over. :rolleyes: But def, one down, 6 more to go. :D

BaselineSmash
01-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Yeah, thought Pavel was just turning up for the money when I heard he was going to be in the draw. Still, he's got a family to support, and it's a shame his injuries so often prevented him from playing his expressive, free-flowing game.

reggie1
01-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Muzza must have been laughing all the way back to the locker room. Poor Pavel, but what a stroke for Andy. After watching Gasquet's match, (I thought Richard was going to melt at one point) how jammy of Murray to not have to play much in that heat?!

Bernard Black
01-20-2009, 11:57 AM
Murray looked good and he'll be fresh as a daisy after such a short encounter.

Shame about Pavel, I really like his game but I guess we won't be seeing him anymore. I remember an epic encounter he had with Rusedski at Wimbledon many years back, even then he was taking medical timeouts for his back, it really has plagued his career. Most likely would have made top 10 with better fortune.

Chris Seahorse
01-20-2009, 03:01 PM
This is really sad. Andrei Pavel was always a class individual who had a class game to match. He had a pretty fine career and always carried himself with dignity as a player and a family man. I loved his backhand especially but when Pavel was playing well his whole game was a joy to watch. He deserved to go out in a better way than he did. Obviously he will be very missed. :awww:

I hope Voo de Mar gives him a good send off.

Chris Seahorse
01-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Interview with Andrei Pavel.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2009-01-20/200901201232417132140.html

Sjengster
01-20-2009, 03:44 PM
If I'd known it was going to be his last match I would definitely have watched it, but I imagined it would be quite a routine affair for Murray - not as short as it was, though. What a pity, considering that back in 2004 he was on his way to the Top 10; in fact, I believe he got as high as 13 before his form dropped and the losses started piling up. His match against the other, more famous Andre in New York back in 2006 wasn't exactly bad either, it was just overshadowed by the epic against Baghdatis in the next round.

Raquel
01-20-2009, 06:37 PM
A shame for Andrei, I hope he does get that last event in Bucharest before he completely retires :hug:

Glad Andy is through :)