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12-07-2004, 05:35 PM
Andrew Murray has had a pretty good year so far and 2005 promises to be even better if we can believe the hype.
So is he really our best prospect for a long time or will it just be more shattered dreams and mediocre performances?
Only the results will tell and over the next couple of weeks he will be competing in a couple of spanish futures.
The steep climb to the top 50 starts here.

Good Luck!

12-08-2004, 07:04 PM
A good start too, beating the #1 seed Adrian Cruciat 6-4 6-3

Aleksa's Laydee
12-09-2004, 03:18 PM
:eek: WELL DONE ANDY!!!!

12-12-2004, 01:14 PM
He's won the final!

A Murray (GBR) 16 63 75 a A Juska (LAT)

So back into the top 500 already

12-16-2004, 11:55 AM
Good start to the this week too with a convincing win.

Andrew MURRAY (GBR) defeated Hugo TARACIDO-LOUREIRO (ESP) 60 63

12-17-2004, 11:52 AM
Andy's through to the quarters after seening off the top seed

Andrew MURRAY (GBR) defeated Gorka FRAILE-ETXEBERRIA (ESP) 63 64

Next up is a replay of last weeks final.

Aleksa's Laydee
12-18-2004, 02:48 PM

Aleksa's Laydee
12-18-2004, 02:49 PM
He's won the final!

A Murray (GBR) 16 63 75 a A Juska (LAT)

So back into the top 500 already

:woohoo: keep on going andy *Young Sports Personality of the Year :worship: *

12-20-2004, 08:46 PM
What a great end to the year, winning another final to make 4 this year and a probable ranking of just below 400.
Looking forward to next year already.

12-21-2004, 04:58 PM
i'm sure andrew will be a top-player soon, we will see what happens in 2005!
good luck murray!

12-24-2004, 06:41 PM
murrays destined for top 10 surely, ive seen him play and he was really good. how old is he? 17 or something? so much time for progress, hes ready to take up where Tim will leave it (eventually, not too soon i hope)


ae wowww
03-02-2005, 09:19 PM
I presume this is Andy's thread then :yeah:
Cool-saw him at Surbiton, and Manchester & Bolton. Very impressed every time, so glad to see him playing Davis Cup.
He and Sherwood will play Erlich/Ram (tricky!) on Saturday. Can't wait :D Good luck boet

Aleksa's Laydee
03-04-2005, 03:07 PM
hopefully he wont get subbed out of Dc to put greg in!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 02:01 PM

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 02:13 PM
GB pair take stunning doubles win


Davis Cup debutants Andrew Murray and David Sherwood produced a remarkable performance to give Great Britain a 2-1 lead over Israel in Tel Aviv.
Murray, 17, became Britain's youngest ever Davis Cup player in a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 7-6 (7-5) win over Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.

GB captain Jeremy Bates had resisted the temptation to draft in Greg Rusedski for the crucial doubles.

Britain must now win one of Sunday's two singles rubbers to clinch the tie.

Bates was vindicated for a brave doubles decision and, with Rusedski a heavy favourite to beat Israel's number one Noam Okun in the fourth rubber, his side are in a strong position.

Both Murray and the 24-year-old Sherwood were making their Davis Cup debuts against an experienced pair with world-class pedigree.

With Rusedski on the sidelines the attention was firmly on Murray, and he did not disappoint.

The Scot's first shot in Davis Cup tennis was a blistering return and he proved the most impressive player on show in the early stages, firing four first serves on his way to confidently closing out the set.

Sherwood was playing his part as the Britons twice went a break up in the second set but they could not convert and looked in trouble at 4-1 down in the tie-break.

However, a storming response from both Murray and Sherwood stunned the home crowd and the Scot was particularly fired up as they moved two sets clear.

After the drama of the tie-break the Britons fell flat in the third and it quickly slipped away.

The fourth looked to be heading in the same direction but Bates' men dug deep to twice break back, the second when facing three set points at 0-40 when 5-6 down.

That proved the final blow for a demoralised Erlich and Ram as the British pair swept throught the tie-break for a spectacular win.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-05-2005, 02:31 PM
fab pics from an incredible match

03-13-2005, 05:15 PM
does andrew murray have a girlfriend? (my friend keeps bothering me about it)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-13-2005, 06:01 PM
yes according to a poster here he does...what a shame ;)

03-13-2005, 11:18 PM
lol aw my friend is going to be disppointed now. she's been searching lately for his girlfriend and she's having me search. i just told her that he does and now she wants photos. LOL

03-20-2005, 09:38 PM
andrew is playing the barletta challenger in italy!!! 3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26c2coff%3D1
offical site 3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26c2coff%3D1
andrew murray news with photo

03-21-2005, 12:29 PM
And he's qualified - will play Arnold di Pasquale in the 1st round. Finally getting this year's season off the ground!

03-23-2005, 02:18 PM
just checked the scores and andrew murray won! 6-4, 7-5

Aleksa's Laydee
03-23-2005, 02:21 PM
wahey!! well done boy :D

Aleksa's Laydee
03-23-2005, 02:21 PM
tennis girl...where are the photos :confused:

03-23-2005, 07:16 PM
sorry the link didnt work:

"Il Campioncino scozzese Murray in campo nelle qualificazioni

Fra gli iscritti alle qualificazioni del Nono Open di Barletta "Città della Disfida" spicca il campioncino scozzese Andrew Murray, allievo del noto coach spagnolo Pato Alvarez. Nato nel maggio 1987, non ha dunque ancora compiuto diciott'anni, si è reso protagonista lo scorso anno di una brillante stagione sia junior, vincendo gli Open degli Stati Uniti, che assoluta, affermandosi in diversi tornei della categoria Future. Nel 2004 ha anche esordito nella squadra britannica di Coppa Davis. Sicuramente il suo è uno dei nomi da tenere d'occhio per le prossime stagioni agonistiche. Murray, testa di serie numero 4 del tabellone di qualificazione, scenderà in campo nella giornata di domenica per il secondo turno, avendo avuto un bye al primo."

sorry again

Aleksa's Laydee
03-24-2005, 09:20 AM
thats alright :D thanks :D

03-24-2005, 06:33 PM
andrew lost :sad: 6-2, 6-1
hopefully this will be the start of great things for him!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-25-2005, 08:40 PM
ooh...but did well to get as far as he did...keep on going andy!!

04-03-2005, 03:43 AM
I saw Andrew's name last week trying to qualify for the Challenger in Italy (Napoli). I don't think he did :sad:
I wonder what he will be doing next week

Good Luck Andrew

04-03-2005, 03:37 PM
Just read that he lost 1st round in qualifying in Valencia =(

Aleksa's Laydee
04-04-2005, 09:53 AM
but hes moved up 26 places in the world rankings to 393...:woohoo: well done!!!

04-05-2005, 01:30 AM
That's great for Andrew!!! *yay* :woohoo:

He's moving up quickly!

Aleksa's Laydee
04-16-2005, 06:33 PM
He got a wildcard into ATP Barcelona event!!!

T ROBREDO (ESP) (6) v Bye
Y El Aynaoui (MAR) v A Martin (ESP)
A Montanes (ESP) v J-C Ferrero (ESP) (SE)
N Almagro (ESP) v F LOPEZ (ESP) (12)
D FERRER (ESP) (13) v F Verdasco (ESP)
A Murray (GBR) (WC) v J Hernych (CZE)
F Mantilla (ESP) v M Llodra (FRA)
Bye v G GAUDIO (ARG) (2)

not a bad draw at all!!! Goooooooooooooooooooo ANDY!!!

04-17-2005, 04:33 PM
Congrats Andrew!! I was just coming to post it!!

I hope he can do well!! go Andy!! :bowdown:

Horatio Caine
04-17-2005, 09:56 PM
Hernych is a player I could see him beating...but he will have to play one of his best matches to do so and not freeze in front of the biggest crowd he will have played in front of in a ranking event.

Aleksa's Laydee
04-19-2005, 03:28 PM
he lost 6-3 4-6 4-6 :sobbing: soooooooo close!!

04-19-2005, 11:05 PM
awww he lost :sad: but looked like a really good match from the scoreline.

Good Luck Andrew!! :bounce:

05-10-2005, 09:38 PM
Any Andrew news lately?? I havent heard anything

Count Zero
05-11-2005, 09:44 AM
He pulled out of his recent tournie, not sure why.

05-15-2005, 03:10 AM
Ouch, I hope that he recovers soon from whatever was bothering him.


05-17-2005, 07:13 PM
Andy's playing in a challenger inn Dresden this week. He won his first round match today 6-3 6-3 v Puentes :)

05-27-2005, 08:01 PM
*yay Andrew for winning!!!

I can't wait for Wimbledon to see Andrew Murray play. :woohoo:

05-28-2005, 05:31 AM
so do i...
who has his pix??? i'm searching for his pix for a long time

05-30-2005, 11:14 PM
Andrew is playing his 3rd round match in boy's singles tomorrow on Court 2 (3rd on) against Gianluca Naso. He's seeded number one.

He's also playing doubles with Andrew Kennaugh(GBR).

05-30-2005, 11:15 PM
Cindy, try Getty Images and put his name in the search box under Sports and there's a few pages on him.

05-31-2005, 05:46 AM
Thank you tennis girl...!!! :worship:
i got one, but i think it is old...

05-31-2005, 06:50 PM
Yay!! Andy won today!! :) He beat Naso 6-2 6-2!!

He doesn't seem to have played the doubles match with Kennagh yet...

Also on the plus side for Andy, the 2nd seed, Donald Young lost today...though I would have been confident Andrew could have beaten him too!!

Aleksa's Laydee
05-31-2005, 06:52 PM
:banana: CMON ANDY!!!

05-31-2005, 07:38 PM
Another good win for Andy, great to see him winning matches again.

If you're looking for more news and pics of Andy then have a look at this site..
It's not mine but a fellow poster from British Tennis Zone.

Aleksa's Laydee
05-31-2005, 08:40 PM
Britain's Andrew Murray reached the quarter-finals of the boys' singles at the French Open with a 6-2 6-2 win over Gianluca Nasso of Italy.
The 18-year-old, the top seed in Paris, is playing his first junior event since winning the US Open last September.

Since then Murray, who is ranked 359 in the world, has made his ATP Tour and Davis Cup debut.

Murray's doubles partner Andrew Kennaugh plays his fourth-round match against Sam Querry on Wednesday.

05-31-2005, 09:34 PM
I was just going to post that from BBC Sport. I love that site. Its even in my favorites, lol

So happy that he won :bounce: Sad though that Donald Young got knocked out, but I am sure Andrew would of won.


06-01-2005, 11:53 AM
Hey Sam, i like your pic...
ferrero took it in shanghai!!!!

06-01-2005, 07:48 PM
Go Andy!! :) Come on you can do it!!

06-01-2005, 08:34 PM
Thanks Cindy!! I think JC looks really cute in it!

Andy won in the doubles today :D with Andrew Kennaugh....they won 6-3 6-4!
Unfortunately Kennaugh lost his singles match (it was kind of 6-0 6-0!) but considering he is ranked 91st in the junior rankings, he did really well! Come on the Andrew's!! lol

06-01-2005, 09:16 PM
Yes for the Andrews winning in doubles!!! Hopefully Andrew can win tomorrow against Juan Martin del Potro!

Briton's run ends in heavy defeat
Andrew Kennaugh's surprise run in the French Open boys' singles came to an abrupt end with a 6-0 6-0 defeat to American Sam Querrey.
The 17-year-old Briton, ranked 91st in the junior rankings, came through qualifying to play in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

But he was outclassed by world number 18 Querry in the last 16.

Top seed Andrew Murray, Britain's only remaining representative, plays his quarter-final on Thursday.

His opponent is sixth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.


06-02-2005, 01:54 AM
Andy always plays some challengers, doesn't he?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2005, 02:46 PM
US Open boys' champion Andrew Murray has been handed a wild-card entry into next week's Stella Artois Championships.

The Dunblane-raised 18-year-old triumphed at Flushing Meadows last September, following in the footsteps of Andy Roddick, Pat Cash and Stefan Edberg.

He has since been called up for Davis Cup duty by Great Britain captain Jeremy Bates, with he and David Sherwood winning their doubles rubber against highly-ranked Israel pair Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in Tel Aviv.

However the appearance at Queen's Club marks a distinct progression in his career, with the Scottish teenager having to date played just one tournament on the main ATP tour.

Next week's tournament will be his debut at senior level in Britain, and Murray seems certain to be handed a further wild card into Wimbledon, with the Lawn Tennis Association's tightened restrictions not applicable to men under 20.

Also entered for the Stella Artois Championships are Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick.

Murray, currently involved in the boys' singles at the French Open, has been warned against expecting too much from his first experience of playing top-level grass-court tennis in front of a home crowd.

"It's going to be a nice tournament for him," said Emilio Sanchez, who runs the Sanchez-Casal academy in Barcelona where Murray trains.

"What he needs is to get used to this level of tennis.

"Andrew is a great talent and he has a promising future in front of him, but there is still a long way for him to go and it's not the same to win in the juniors as on the main tour."


Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2005, 02:48 PM
Andrew Murray (GBR)[1]
def. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[6]
6-4 6-2

into the SEMIS!!!!

06-02-2005, 04:37 PM
Come on Andy! You can do it mate!! :)

Semis and final here we come!!

06-02-2005, 09:06 PM
:woohoo: nice win andrew!!!
and :bounce: for the wildcard!!

Britain's Andrew Murray cruised into the last four of the French Open boys' singles with a 6-4 6-2 win over Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
Top seed Murray, who won the US Open last year, claimed a decisive break towards the end of the first set before racing into a 3-0 lead in the second.

Del Potro broke back for 3-1 as Murray, 18, struggled with his serve.

But the Scot broke back immediately, losing only one more game as he earned a semi-final against Marin Cilic.

It has been a good day for Murray as it was announced during the match against Del Potro that he has been given a wildcard into the Stella Artois tournament at Queen's Club.

06-03-2005, 01:43 AM
go here, and have a look

Aleksa's Laydee
06-03-2005, 03:28 PM
Marin Cilic CRO 7 6
Andrew Murray GBR (1) 5 3

06-04-2005, 02:22 AM
he lost....?

06-04-2005, 05:11 PM
:sad: Andrew lost :sad:

Murray loses in French semi-final

Murray failed to live up to his number one seeding in Paris
Britain's Andrew Murray has failed in his bid to reach the French Open boys' singles final.
The 18-year-old Scot, winner of the boys' US Open title last year, lost 7-5 6-3 to Croatian Marin Cilic.

Murray, who spends much of his year training on clay courts similar to those used at Roland Garros, will now have to adapt his game to grass.

He has been given a wild-card to compete against some of the world's leading men at Queen's Club next week.

Good Luck Andrew next week in Queen's Club!

06-05-2005, 07:04 AM
okay, looking foward the coming week!!!!!
come on!!!! allez!!! jia you (haha, that's chinese)

06-05-2005, 07:45 PM
Go Andrew!! I am going to go find the OOP for tomorrow to see if he's playing.

06-05-2005, 07:56 PM
Centre start 1:00 PM
H Lee (KOR) vs X Malisse (BEL)
(14)G Rusedski (GBR) vs (WC)J Goodall (GBR)
(Q)A MacKin (GBR) vs (13)I Andreev (RUS)
(11)P Srichaphan (THA) vs K Kim (USA)

Court 1 start 11:30 AM
S Draper (AUS) vs V Hanescu (ROM)
(16)K Beck (SVK) vs W Arthurs (AUS)
S Ventura (ESP) vs (WC)A Murray (GBR) :woohoo:
(WC)Hewitt/Philippoussis vs Leach/Parrott
Clement/Grosjean vs Mahut/Mathieu

Court 2 start 11:30 AM
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs J Lisnard (FRA)
B Phau (GER) vs D Sanguinetti (ITA)
(Q)C Guccione (AUS) vs K Vliegen (BEL)

Court 9 start 1:00 PM
L Burgsmuller (GER) vs R Ginepri (USA)
S Sargsian (ARM) vs (Q)G Carraz (FRA)
Berdych/Stepanek vs Knowles/Merklein

TBA1 start 6:00 PM
Fisher/Haggard vs Johansson/Koenig

06-06-2005, 03:20 PM
Murray d. Ventura 61 62 :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
:eek: @ score!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-06-2005, 06:25 PM
ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

06-07-2005, 01:22 AM
WC= win the championship haha

06-07-2005, 01:34 AM
Andrew :woohoo: I am amazed and so proud!!!! Go Andew!!

and WC=wins the championship :haha: That's great. I never would havethought of that!!!

06-07-2005, 01:38 AM
Some articles from the BBC:

1. Murray handed Wimbledon wildcard :eek:

Andrew Murray was one of nine Britons to get a wildcard for Wimbledon, just hours after recording his first ATP Tour win at Queen's Club.
The 18-year-old Scot, who beat Santiago Ventura on Monday, will be joined by Josh Goodall, Alan Mackin, Jonathan Marray and David Sherwood.

Elena Baltacha, Amanda Janes, Anne Keothavong and Katie O'Brien were the British women handed wildcards.

Other wildcards went to Cara Black, Jelena Dokic and Mark Philippoussis.

Three more women and two more men will be announced later.

I try to block out the pressure but it's always going to be there
---Andrew Murray

Speaking at Queen's Club before the announcement was made, baseliner Murray insisted he could be successful on grass.

"I don't play badly on grass, it's just not my favourite surface," Murray told BBC Sport. "I play well on all of them.

"If I'm not playing against the best grass-court players I can do well when I'm playing the baseliners."

He added: "I think it's fair that there's a lot of expectation because after Tim (Henman) and Greg (Rusedski) there's not so many players coming through.

"I try to block out the pressure but it's always going to be there and hopefully one day I can get to do what Tim and Greg have done." :p

2. Rusedski & Murray win at Queen's :wavey:

Rusedski was seldom put under pressure on Centre Court
Greg Rusedski got back to winning ways while Andrew Murray claimed his first ATP Tour win on a good opening day for the home players at Queen's.
Rusedski had a 6-3 6-4 win over Brit wildcard Josh Goodall in the Stella Artois Championships first round.

Meanwhile, on Court One, 18-year-old Murray thrashed Spain's Santiago Ventura 6-1 6-2 to reach round two.

However, Alan Mackin could not build on some encouraging moments and went down 7-5 4-6 6-3 to Igor Andreev.

Murray, who lost in the semi-finals of the boy's singles at the French Open last week, faces American Taylor Dent or Germany's Tomas Behrend next.

If I keep hitting my serve like this then I've got a chance with anybody

The Scot has had 10 wins in either futures or challenger events this year and took advantage of a wildcard at Queen's for his first win at the senior level.

"This was a very important match for me - one of the biggest of my career," Murray told BBC Sport.

"Playing in an ATP tournament at my age is obviously going to be a big deal. Once I got on top I didn't let the guy off the hook and finished the match off pretty well."

Murray confirmed he will play in the boy's singles at Wimbledon.

Rusedski, searching for his best form after a disappointing season, had too much grass-court experience for Goodall and took the match in just 53 minutes.

The world number 38 hit 21 aces in a dominant 6-3 6-4 win.

The British number two paid tribute to his 19-year-old opponent after the match.

"I thought he played very well - if he continues to play like that he's got a good future," Rusedski told BBC Sport.

"I've won a match here which is always a positive. I've got to think to myself that if I keep hitting my serve like this then I've got a chance with anybody.

"I've got to keep on being aggressive, make a few more returns and life will be good."

French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta pulled out of the tournament on Monday with a groin strain.
A video of Andrew speaking about his win today!! Great sound clip! :worship:

06-07-2005, 11:53 AM
sry my difficult for me....

06-07-2005, 09:10 PM
OOP for Tomorrow:
Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Centre start 1:00 PM
(5)M Ancic (CRO) vs J Hernych (CZE)
Not before 2:00 PM
(WC)M Philippoussis (AUS) vs (2)A Roddick (USA)
(14)G Rusedski (GBR) vs D Tursunov (RUS)
(9)T Dent (USA) vs (WC)A Murray (GBR)

Court 1 start 11:30 AM
G Muller (LUX) vs (6)T Johansson (SWE)
Not before 12:30 PM
(WC)J Delgado (GBR) vs (10)R Gasquet (FRA) :bounce: go Richard, lol
I Karlovic (CRO) vs (8)F Gonzalez (CHI)
Beck/LevinskyorAncic/Coetzee vs (2)Bryan/Bryan
(1)Bjorkman/Mirnyi vs (WC)Hewitt/Philippoussis

Court 2 start 1:00 PM
K Kim (USA) vs T Zib (CZE)
(16)K Beck (SVK) vs P Mathieu (FRA)

Court 9 start 11:30 AM
(Q)C Guccione (AUS) vs (13)I Andreev (RUS)
D Sanguinetti (ITA) vs (15)M Mirnyi (BLR)
V Hanescu (ROM) vs (WC)J Blake (USA)
(8)Oliver/Palmer vs Clement/Grosjean
Not before 6:00 PM
(5)Aspelin/Perry vs Berdych/Stepanek

From the official site:
Taylor Dent v Andrew Murray: First Meeting
Murray's first round win over the Spaniard Santiago Ventura was an important milestone in his career because it served the dual purpose of a first victory on grass and a first ATP tour win. Murray is Britain's most promising player, having won the US Open junior title last year and was one of the stars in the Davis Cup win over Israel in April. He professes not to like grass but he is entitled to change his mind on that subject depending what happens to him during the Stella Artois and Wimbledon where he has been granted a wild card. Dent, son of Phil Dent who was once a highly regarded competitor on the courts here, and in many other places, is a genuine fast court player and the more pace he can find on grass the better. He equalled his best Wimbledon last year, losing in the third round to Andy Roddick, and is seeded ninth in the Stella Artois.

Verdict: Dent to make the last sixteen

06-08-2005, 06:29 AM
thanx for imformation.
ehh.... haha... reading the post just like having English lessons for me...

06-08-2005, 06:55 PM
My god! Andy is the man!! :worship:

He's playing brilliantly. I love those little passing shots of his! Who'd have thought it though?! Winning Taylor Dent!!!

06-08-2005, 09:56 PM
So many article on Andy's win. Here goes:

1. Murray Stuns Dent; Rusedski Scrapes Through
British teenager Andrew Murray continued his impressive Stella Artois Championship debut after stunning No. 9 seed Taylor Dent 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round.

The 18-year-old Scottish wild card, who recorded his first ATP match win in the first round against Santiago Ventura, earned a meeting with sixth seed Thomas Johansson for a place in the quarterfinals.

"It was very tough because I had to keep concentration on my service games the whole way through because he's got one of the biggest serves, I think," said Murray. "If I had gotten behind in the sets, it's not so easy to break him. So I had to concentrate really hard on my service games the whole way through, and I think I did that quite well. So it looked like the result was maybe a bit easier than what it was."

Murray, the 2004 US Open Junior champion, took just 62 minutes to record his impressive win over Dent, who was playing in his first tournament since March after suffering from a left ankle injury.

Despite playing in front of a packed Centre Court crowd, Murray said nerves never played a part. "I don't understand why people would get nervous playing in front of your home crowd," said the Scot. "I play tennis to play in front of crowds like that, and anybody who doesn't, shouldn't really be playing. If you want to be one of the best, you're going to have to play in some big arenas. Here isn't half as big as what it is in some of the places, like in New York. So I just enjoy it when I play in front of those crowds. And especially when they're all with you, it makes it much easier."

Meanwhile, Greg Rusedski reached the third round of an ATP tournament for the first time this year after defeating Dmitry Tursunov at The Queen's Club
Rusedski, seeded No. 14, struggled with his first serve all day but still prevailed 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-4 in 1 hour, 49 minutes and set up a third round meeting with fourth seed Radek Stepanek.

"I think it's just coming together," said Rusedski. "It's just getting comfortable. I think I've played reasonably well the whole season apart from maybe the clay court season. I never really got into that season, and historically I never have so it's not really unusual that time of year. But I'm looking forward to the next match against Stepanek. I'm excited. I won two matches back?to?back, and hopefully I can continue."

Rusedski, a semifinalist at the Stella Artois Championships back in 1997 (l. to Ivanisevic), took the first set in just 26 minutes despite making only 29 percent of his first serves.

However, Tursunov, who defeated Rusedski in their only previous meeting back in Memphis in 2001 in what was the first ATP tournament of the Russian's career, came back to win the second 7-3 in the tie-break.

The British No. 2 regained his focus at the start of the third set, breaking Tursunov in the opening game. Although he continued to struggle with his own serve, Rusedski held on without facing a break point in the last two sets and went on to close out the match.

2. Murray excels in defeating Dent

Latest results
Scotland's Andrew Murray claimed one of the biggest wins of his career, defeating American Taylor Dent at the Stella Artois Championship at Queen's.
The 18-year-old from Dunblane swept past the world number 30 6-3 6-3.

Murray, ranked 357 in the world, broke Dent's serve twice in the first set to take it in just 27 minutes.

Full of confidence, Murray gained a crucial break in the sixth game of the second set and served out for victory, clinching the win with an ace.

Murray, who will face former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson in the last 16 on Thursday, was delighted with only his second win on the ATP Tour.

"I played great today and I'm so pleased with myself," he admitted.

"I felt going in I had a chance because I return so well and I managed to get onto his serve in the first few games.

"I dealt with it well and I didn't really have any nerves for my first time in front of a big home crowd."

There is some Andrew audio at: That's highlight of the match Post Match Interview

06-08-2005, 09:58 PM
OOP for Tomorrow:
Thursday, June 9, 2005

Centre start 1:00 PM
(16)K Beck (SVK) vs (2)A Roddick (USA)
Not before 2:00 PM
(WC)A Murray (GBR) vs (6)T Johansson (SWE)
(3)T Henman (GBR) vs (Q)C Guccione (AUS)
(1)L Hewitt (AUS) vs (15)M Mirnyi (BLR)

Court 1 start 1:00 PM
(5)M Ancic (CRO) vs (10)R Gasquet (FRA)
(14)G Rusedski (GBR) vs (4)R Stepanek (CZE)
(7)S Grosjean (FRA) vs (WC)J Blake (USA)
(3)Black/Ullyett vs Benneteau/Gasquet

Court 9 start 1:00 PM
T Zib (CZE) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
Malisse/Thomas vs (7)Etlis/Rodriguez
Johansson/Koenig vs (4)Arthurs/Hanley

TBA1 start 6:00 PM
Gonzalez/Srichaphan vs (6)Cermak/Friedl


Andrew Murray v Thomas Johansson: First Meeting

The roar which greeted Andrew Murray's arrival in the last 16 of the Stella Artois championships last night must have been heard all over West London. Perhaps beyond.
The salute which Murray received when he served his final ace against Taylor Dent was a clearcut message. The sun-baked crowds at Queen's Club have taken the 18-year-old Scot to their hearts.
What perfect timing Murray has displayed in making his mark so close to Wimbledon where he is guaranteed an entry via a wild card. He will be a marked man for the rest of the Stella Artois and then on to Wimbledon.He is sensible enough to let his racket do the talking for him, making neither promises nor threats. He says he has never played in such big matches or before such crowds as the Stella Artois has presented to him. Without actually saying so, he is enjoying himself point by point. It is all glorious stuff.
Now, reality may beckon. Murray's opponent to decide a place in the last eight is the Swede Thomas Johansson, champion of Australia in 2002. Johansson is ranked 20th in the world, 337 places higher than Murray.
Of course 30-year-old players like Johansson do not necessarily enjoy taking on fast rising teenagers like Murray. Johansson has little to gain, much to lose. The atmosphere may well mirror the intensity of a Davis Cup match. In other words, it should be quite a day.

Verdict: Murray will be going for it and has nothing to fear

Great win today Andrew :bounce: This is so great for him. Hopefully he will beat Thomas Johansson tomorrow :woohoo:

Go Andrew(and Richard!)

06-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Andrew lost today :sad: And the photos from it are soo sad.

Gallant Murray falls to Johansson

A cramp-afflicted Andy Murray lost 7-6 6-7 7-5 to Sweden's Thomas Johansson in a dramatic third-round tie at Queen's.
The 18-year-old Scot had a set point in the first set before Johansson took it 7-1 on a tie-break but Murray fought back to win the second-set tie-break.

The players traded breaks early in the decider and a cramping Murray had to stave off four break points at 3-3.

The teenager then hurt his ankle in a fall and twice received treatment before Johansson finally came through.

The Swede will now play Tim Henman in the last eight after the Briton beat Australian qualifer Chris Guccione 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 6-2.

Murray, who could be heard telling the trainer he heard "something crack" as he fell, could barely run as the match reached its conclusion.

The US Open junior champion is due to play in Nottingham next week before making his debut at Wimbledon.

Sixth seed Johansson said he had been hugely impressed by his opponent, playing in only his fourth ATP match.

"It was very tough," the former Australian Open champion told BBC Sport.

"I'm very impressed with the way he's playing - especially his serve and his groundstrokes - and he's going to get even better. "

Asked how far Murray might progress, Johansson replied: "We can start with the top 50 for sure. After that, it all depends - he has to work hard."

Henman's match followed Murray's on court and early on, the Briton struggled to find a way to break down the serve of the 6ft 7in Australian qualifier Guccione, who sneaked the first set on a tiebreak.

But Henman broke twice in the second set to take it 6-2.

The British number one held from 0-40 down at the start of the decider and then broke twice again for an ultimately comfortable win.

"I did a great job on my own serve," said Henman, who admitted to having seen a bit of Murray's match.

"He played fantastic tennis and he'll learn a hell of a lot from it," he said.

Henman has never played Johansson on grass but said he was confident in his current form on the surface.

"I feel good about my game at the moment but it's going to be a tough one," said the 30-year-old.
Nice Andrew video clip. Very informative

06-10-2005, 12:46 AM - Hightlights from the MAtch - BBC Reporter on the Match - Thomas Johansson on Andrew Murray

Heartbreak for Murray; Rusedski Also Falls

Andrew Murray's debut at the Stella Artois Championships ended in agony on Thursday after a combination of a twisted ankle and cramps contributed to his 7-6(1), 6-7(5), 7-5 defeat at the hands of sixth seed Thomas Johansson.

It was a heartbreaking way to end the third round match for the 18-year-old Scot, who came within two points of a famous victory with Johansson serving at 4-5 in the final set.

With the Swede staring down the barrel of defeat at 15-30, Murray fell awkwardly on his ankle and needed a medical timeout, as ATP trainer Bill Norris and a sporting Johansson rushed to the Briton's aid.

Although Murray was able to return to his feet, the on-set of cramps in the following game all but guaranteed the Scotsman's fate. He failed to win another point, as Johansson booked his place in the quarterfinals after a minute short of three hours on court.

"I'm very disappointed," said Murray. "I think I played a pretty good match, but I'm a little bit annoyed that I wasn't able to finish it. Because I think at 5-4, I was 30-Love up, and when I went over my ankle, I couldn't really continue after that. I was getting a lot of cramps and I couldn't really move. I'm a bit disappointed I wasn't able to finish the match."

However, Murray allayed any fears that the injury could be more serious. "I'm going to have a scan tomorrow, and hopefully it won't be too bad and I'll try and get ready for Nottingham," he said. "I don't think it's too bad because I was able to kind of walk on it. But I think it's quite badly swollen. Even if I won the match, maybe I wouldn't have been able to play tomorrow."

Johansson, the former Australian Open champion and winner on grass at Nottingham in 2001, was very impressed with the way his opponent had played.

"He's already very, very good, but he's going to be even better," said the Swede. "He can certainly be a Top 50 player. He serves 140 miles per hour, and to do that at 18 is very impressive…With his strokes and serve, he is going to be really, really good."

The match had started so positively for Murray, who registered his first career ATP match win in the first round against Spain's Santiago Ventura before following up with an impressive victory against No. 9 seed Taylor Dent.

Against Johansson, Murray had a set point in the opener with Johansson serving at 5-6, but the Swede produced an ace when it mattered most and went on to take the tie-break 7-1.

The second set also went with serve to another tie-break, and this time it was Murray who came out on top, recovering from 4-2 down to force a decider.

With the packed Centre Court crowd urging their new hero on, Johansson did his best to silence them as he broke Murray's serve at the start of the final set and led 2-0. However, Murray fought back and the match seemed destined to be settled in another tie-break. Murray out-aced Johansson 17 to 16, but disaster struck for the 18-year-old in the 10th game.

In the quarterfinals, Johansson will now take on Tim Henman having won only one of their five previous meetings.

Meanwhile, there was further bad news for British fans when Greg Rusedski, the No. 14 seed, went down in straight sets to No. 4 seed Radek Stepanek. Rusedski, a semifinalist at The Queen's Club eight years ago, fell 6-3, 7-6 in 1 hour, 18 minutes.

"He played very, very consistent, solid," said Rusedski. "I think he served something like 78 percent [first serves]. So he played a very clever match today, and I just didn't take my chances where I had to. So credit to him; he was the better man today."

06-10-2005, 08:30 PM
Murray waits on Wimbledon fitness

Rising British star Andy Murray is hopeful of playing in next week's Nottingham Open after having a scan on an injured ankle on Friday.
The 18-year-old twisted his ankle against Thomas Johansson on Thursday, and results from an ultrasound scan are said to have been encouraging.

Murray is now waiting for the result of an MRI scan before deciding his schedule ahead of Wimbledon.

Wimbledon starts on 20 June, giving Murray less than two weeks to recover.

Murray's coach, Mark Petchey, told BBC Radio Five Live that the player initially assumed he had broken his ankle.

"He felt it was worse than it turned out to be," Petchey said.

"The reason he stayed down so long is he heard a massive crack and thought he'd broken his ankle. So from that point of view, it doesn't seem as bad.

"Andy's hugely disappointed, he's a born winner - losing isn't really an option in his life so it was a really tough one for him to take."

Meanwhile, Murray's hugely promising display has seen him attract praise from the upper echelons of British tennis.

British number one Tim Henman backed Murray - currently world number 357 - to make short work of climbing up the rankings.

"I've been saying for years we need some more players at the top of the game," said Henman.

"He is not there yet but is playing fantastic tennis and we all agree if he keeps doing the right things and working hard he can get into the top 100 in the world pretty quickly.

"I have absolute belief he can get into the top 50 and even higher.

"There will be plenty of ups and downs and bumps in the road but he loves the big occasion.

"I watched his Davis Cup debut and he clearly relished it - and that's a big positive because he's going to be playing in the big arena a lot more.

"He is a very good athlete. He has a really good game with no technical deficiencies, but the big factor is his head is screwed on and that will serve him well. This has been an important stepping stone for him."

BBC commentator and former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion John Lloyd was even more certain of Murray's potential.

"He'll be built up - perhaps more than he should be a t the moment - but he can handle that sort of pressure," Lloyd told BBC Radio Five Live.

"In another two or three years down the road, I look to him to be - at bare minimum - a top 20 player."

06-10-2005, 11:21 PM
Hi all :wavey: I discovered him after his result beating Dent and saw him first against Johansson. I really like his game :)

06-11-2005, 02:09 PM
Hey, i saw the game from the tv...omg, he falled...and looks sooooooooooo bad. my heart is broken

06-11-2005, 03:26 PM
hey Nathy!!!

Becker backs Murray for success

Tennis legend and BBC pundit Boris Becker believes teenager Andy Murray can carry British hopes in the future.
The 18-year-old impressed this week at Queen's Club, where he lost a battling third-round tie to Thomas Johansson.

Becker said "He is an exciting, fresh talent. He played well under pressure and was unlucky against Johansson.

"He seems to be the best young player Britain has. It is tempting to believe the hype but this is just the beginning for him - all the signs are good."

Murray waits on Wimbledon fitness
Murray, who is racing against time to shake-off an ankle injury before Wimbledon, has already made his mark at international level.

The Scot won the US Open junior title last September - becoming the first Briton to do so - and reached the semi-finals at the French Open junior tournament earlier this month.

He also became Britain's youngest-ever Davis Cup player in March, helping guide the team to victory over Israel with a shock win in the doubles.

And Becker believes Murray has already proved his youth is not a stumbling block to his progress.

"Nobody is talking now about the fact that he is too young," said Becker, who at 17 became the youngest male to win Wimbledon.

"They have to start young, whether it's Wayne Rooney in football or whatever sport.

"You should be professional as early as possible and then travel the world and train with the best. The fact that Murray went to Spain when he was 14 is a very good sign.

"It shows that he is motivated and he is hungry and he wants to be a good tennis player.

"Once you are out of that court age does not matter.

"The beautiful thing about being 18 is that you are really innocent and you don't think about a whole lot of things.

"You just go out there and you play. It doesn't faze you.You don't listen when people say that you are too young or that you are not supposed to win it. "

06-11-2005, 03:27 PM
Murray & Johansson to meet again

Andy Murray will get an immediate chance for revenge when he faces Thomas Johansson in the first round of the Nottingham Open next week.
The 18-year-old Briton has been drawn against the man who beat him at Queen's on Thursday, after Murray had suffered an ankle injury and cramp.

Murray got the all-clear to compete following an MRI scan.

Johansson is the second seed behind Ivan Ljubicic, with Dominik Hrbaty and Richard Gasquet also in the draw.

Allez Andrew and Richard :woohoo:

BTW, i think its so weird how they are going to meet again. ::cue eerie music::

06-11-2005, 07:34 PM
Thank god he's ok. It would've been awful if he had had an injury.

Yeah, I think that's kinda strange to tennisgirl19. Lets hope he can win him this time!!! :D

06-11-2005, 11:09 PM
I've been trying to find some bio information about Andrew and I can't seem to find his height/ weight. Does anyone know these stats?

06-11-2005, 11:16 PM
Revenge time has come pretty soon hehe :p

:woohoo: GO Andrew, you can do it! :woohoo:

I've been trying to find some bio information about Andrew and I can't seem to find his height/ weight. Does anyone know these stats?

Sorry, can't find anything neither :confused:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-12-2005, 01:44 PM
poor andy...but then again i wanted thomas to win ;)

it was terrible how he cramped but he wouldnt wanna have played anyone else coz thomas is so kind (others may not have helped him!)

lets hope the quality of the match in nottingham is as good as that one in queens :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-12-2005, 01:44 PM
i think andys 5'10 by the way :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-12-2005, 01:59 PM
some of my pics of andy from queens

06-12-2005, 05:16 PM
I love your pics Aleksa's Laydee....The expressions on his face!! :D I also love Andy's funny!

Is anyone going to Nottingham...hopefully Andy can get his revenge there against Johansson. I'm so pleased the injury wasn't as bad as it seemed.

06-12-2005, 07:49 PM
Thank you Aleksa's Laydee!! Your pics are lovely :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-12-2005, 08:23 PM
i have more on my other cam...needing to be developed! i'l post when i get them developed!

Nooo not andy v thomas AGAIN :sad:

06-12-2005, 08:45 PM
i have more on my other cam...needing to be developed! i'l post when i get them developed!

With great pleasure :) Anyway, thanks for sharing :hug:

06-12-2005, 08:53 PM
Great pictures!!!! :worship: The expressions are amazing. Thanks!!!

Looking forward to the Thomas and Andrew rematch. It shall be very exciting!

Go Andrew :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-13-2005, 09:11 AM
i wish the match was on tv :sad:

06-13-2005, 09:23 AM
Thanks Siobhan :hug: :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-13-2005, 06:37 PM
Andy withdrew from notts!

06-14-2005, 12:05 AM
Injured Murray out of Nottingham
Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Nottingham Open with an ankle injury but the Scottish teenager says he will be fit in time for Wimbledon.
The 18-year-old was hurt during a match with Thomas Johansson at Queen's last week but the injury needs time to heal.

He said: "It was a close call but as there is a slight inflammation still, I have been advised to limit my time on court for the next two days."

But he added: "I am really looking forward to playing at Wimbledon."

Murray had been drawn to face Johansson again on Tuesday but will now be focusing on Wimbledon.

In the statement Murray added: "I'm very disappointed to miss the opportunity to play at Nottingham - I heard it's a great tournament."

Fifth-seeded American Taylor Dent moved into the second round by beating Alexander Popp of Germany 6-3 6-3.

Slovak Dominik Hrbaty also went through, beating American Ronny Ginepri 6-2 6-3.

But French rising star Gael Monfils, who was beaten in the first round at Queen's Club last week, lost to Karol Beck of Slovakia in three sets.

Andrew :bigcry: Hopefully he will be alright for Wimbledon and here is an interesting story from BBC

McEnroe eager to help out Murray

Former Wimbledon champion John McEnroe is keen to help in the coaching of British rising star Andy Murray.

"This has been talked about a little bit and for whatever reason it just hasn't happened," the American said.

"Andy is a talent and for whatever reason, the people at (UK governing body) the LTA or whoever, it hasn't happened. It's somewhat disappointing.

But McEnroe, who won Wimbledon three times, said he was not prepared to take on coaching Murray full-time

"I'd like to work with him but I'm not going to travel the circuit with him," he said.

The Scottish teenager, who pulled out of this week's Nottingham Open with an ankle injury, is working with the LTA's Mark Petchey after splitting with Colombian Pato Alvarez.

McEnroe believes the 18-year-old has the natural talent to reach the top but needs to seek extra help to do so.

"There are those that have credentials that he should turn to in my opinion," he said.

"It doesn't mean that they go full-time, but he could have a good set-up because he's got enough talent that I think he would warrant some real attention."

But McEnroe warned Murray would have to work on his fitness after suffering from cramp in the closing stages of his Queens Club defeat to Thomas Johansson, and suffering the ankle injury which has sidelined him this week.

"He's still evolving," McEnroe added. "He still seems to be potentially growing a bit and he's got some issues because it's unusual to cramp in the third set of a best-of-three grass court match.

"This isn't something that necessarily is going to stay with him, but it's a concern. If you've turned your ankle five times in two years that's a worry.

"His talent's there and he is headed in the right direction. He's one of those guys that, to me, was born to be a tennis player. Now he's got to take advantage of that talent."

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2005, 06:36 PM
woohoo didnt have to be put through thomas v andy :D

06-14-2005, 07:41 PM
Hello! I am new in the forum!
I heard already much positive things about Andrew Murray and pursue his results. Unfortunately, I could not even see him playing. I hope, this changes soon, because he seems to be a very interesting young player.

06-14-2005, 09:29 PM
hey toadette!!!


06-14-2005, 10:00 PM
I think he better have withdrawn from Nottingham to be sure to play in Wimby :D

:wavey: toadette & welcome

Aleksa's Laydee
06-15-2005, 09:14 AM
ok...Murray Stats:

Live: Dunblane, Scotland and Barcelona
Height: 6ft 5" (hmmm he wasnt that tall at queens :lol: )
Turned Pro: 2003

06-15-2005, 12:05 PM
He's still growing it seems!

06-15-2005, 12:55 PM
6 ft 5'? Maybe he grew since Queen's. :haha:
He doesn't appear to be that tall. I was thinking like 5 ft 11".
Then again what do I know?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-16-2005, 10:34 AM
Murray v Q at Wimbie R1

06-16-2005, 02:30 PM
I saw a highlight show from Queen's last night (I watched it four times, I was bored) and wow that was one nasty spill Andrew took. I only saw pictures of it online, but seeing it on TV, ouch.

Andrew's Part:

(7) Guillermo Canas (Arg) v Qualifier
Max Mirnyi (Bel) v Rainer Schuettler (Ger)
Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) v Fabrice Santoro (Fra)
Peter Wessels (Ned) v (28) Jiri Novak (Cze)
(19) Tommy Haas (Ger) v Janko Tipsarevic
Qualifier v Qualifier
Andrei Pavel (Rom) v Qualifier
Bohdan Ulihrach (Cze) v (12) Thomas Johansson (Swe)
(14) Radek Stepanek (Cze) v Robby Ginepri (USA)
Andrew Murray (GB) v Qualifier :woohoo:
Karol Kucera (Svk) v Luis Horna (Per)
Raemon Sluiter (Ned) v (18) David Nalbandian (Arg)
(27) Richard Gasquet (Fra) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) :bounce:
Sjeng Schalken (Ned) v Potito Starace (Ita)
Felix Mantilla (Spa) v Gilles Muller (Lux)
Vincent Spadea (USA) v (4) Rafael Nadal (Spa)

Good Luck!

06-17-2005, 03:13 AM
This is so cute!
Andrew Murray, who was given a wild card into the main draw, will play a qualifier in his first appearance at a grand slam event. The 18-year-old said that he has still not made a full recovery from the ankle injury that he sustained with a spectacular fall at Queen's Club last week, and which forced him to turn down a wild card into Nottingham this week.

Murray cancelled a hitting-session with Rafael Nadal, the French Open champion, that was planned for yesterday afternoon. "I said that it would be a pretty big thing to practise with him. But the way he plays he would have had me running around the court a lot and I didn't feel like I was quite ready for that. A couple of days ago I was worried as I hadn't practised and I was still feeling the ankle," he said.

Murray has previously played in the junior version of Wimbledon, but he has enjoyed feeling part of the tournament proper. "This is a lot different,'' the Scot said. ''It feels like I'm part of the big tour, and I've had a chance to meet some of the top players. It's also good to have been put in the men's locker-room because you don't get that as a junior. I'm really looking forward to playing."

06-17-2005, 08:47 AM
Awww Andy! :hug: He's lovely! For British members, his mum was on GMTV this morning saying how proud she was and that his ankle is a lot better thank god!

Good luck Andy! :)

06-17-2005, 12:34 PM
This is so cute!

Indeed it is really cute :smooch: Andy

06-17-2005, 08:23 PM
I love that!!! Thanks :hug:

06-17-2005, 08:55 PM
Here is his first round:

Andrew Murray GBR v. George Bastl SUI

06-17-2005, 10:59 PM
Bastl qualifies to face Murray

Andy Murray now knows his first-ever Wimbledon opponent after George Bastl qualified for the first-round draw.
Bastl is ranked 141st in the world and the 30-year-old from Switzerland gained his chance after the No.3 seed in the qualifiers, Justin Gimelstob, retired.

Murray expects to be fit despite pulling out of the Nottingham Open with an ankle injury picked up during his match with Thomas Johansson at Queen's.

But the 18-year-old Scot is playing down his chances of progressing far.

Murray, ranked 169, is worried about the disruption caused to his preparations by the injury.

"My ankle was pretty bad and could hardly practice, but I have been seeing the physio and having it strapped and hope to fit for Tuesday," he told BBC Sport.

"But to win a match would be good for me.

"Grass is not my best surface and I have not played a best of five sets before

06-17-2005, 11:30 PM
Bastl is a god grass player so it may ba a match not as easy as people are expecting it to be...

Aleksa's Laydee
06-19-2005, 03:16 PM
Lets go ANDY!!!

06-19-2005, 06:53 PM
Good luck Andy! :D :)

06-20-2005, 02:28 AM
Felgate warns against Murray hype

British tennis fans have been urged not to get carried away by the blossoming talent of Scots teenager Andy Murray.
LTA performance director David Felgate wants to keep a lid on the excitement as Murray prepares for Wimbledon.

"I am sure we are going to have many great years of watching him be at the top of the game, but let his game develop," Felgate told BBC Five Live.

"When he wins, we praise him, but if we could just keep it all in check, it would be nice."

The 18-year-old will launch his first senior Wimbledon campaign against George Bastl of Switzerland, still flushed with the success of his achievement in the Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club.

He came close to knocking out former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson, the man who eventually put Tim Henman out of the tournament, and the reigning US Open junior champion is being tipped for great things.

"Seeing some of the draws you can get, it is a good draw," added Felgate, Henman's former coach.

"But let's let the kid get out there and enjoy his moment playing in the Wimbledon championships and let's see what he can do."

Good Luck Andrew :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-20-2005, 06:08 PM

1. Andrew Murray v G Bastl

Gooooooo ANDY!!!

06-20-2005, 11:47 PM
Andrew vs. a Swiss player... Whom will I cheer :shrug: :awww:

06-21-2005, 02:15 AM
You better cheer for Andrew :p

gooooo Andrew! :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-21-2005, 11:17 AM
andy actually 6ft 1" it said on the wimbie coverage :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-21-2005, 11:58 AM

Aleksa's Laydee
06-21-2005, 12:57 PM
Andy wins 6-4 6-2 6-2 :D:D

06-21-2005, 03:54 PM
lol @ KarolBeckFan :p

Yeah Andrew won and played really well, relaxed and, even by making some errors he could have avoided, didn't give any chance to Bastl whose game wasn't at its top neither. I really enjoyed watching this match with a nice grass play from both player :)

Good luck Andy for R2 :bounce:

06-22-2005, 01:43 PM
Great win for Andrew :bounce:
I actaully got see some of it on ESPN which was surprising. They talked about his heigh too and said he was 6'1 (I believe). Something how 6'4 was one of those lies make up by the media. :lol:

Nice photos :hug:

Good Luck Andrew :bigclap:

06-22-2005, 09:44 PM
Good luck tomorrow Andy :)
Just don't let Radek's antics get to you ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-23-2005, 06:30 PM
WOW!!!!!!!! He won 6-4 6-4 6-4 :D:D:D

06-23-2005, 10:31 PM
well done Andrew :yeah: on tv they showed him signing so many autographs after his first round match (I've been having exams, so I'm catching up watching the tennis on tapes lol) and I thought that was so sweet... I might grow to be a fan of his soon if he keeps this up :)

06-24-2005, 12:01 AM
Good Job Andy Im Very Happy For Him!!!And they Showed The Ending Of His Match Here In The USA He Is A Very Good Player And He Looked Very Strong Out There Today!And They Actually Talked To Him In The Studio He Seems Really Sweet!But He Said That He Did Not Feel Good At The End Of The Second And Last Set!He Said It Was Something He Ate The Night Before.So I Think He Should Be Fine This Saturday When He Plays!So Good Luck With Your Next Match Andy!

06-24-2005, 06:04 AM
any shirtless pics?

06-24-2005, 08:37 AM
any shirtless pics?

Oh yeah!!! Well done Andy. Couldn't believe it. Excellent!!

My mum isn't keen on him but that's because she feels he's going to overthrow Tim soon and he's 'her fave'.

Good luck against Nalbandian. That's gonna be great!!! :)

06-24-2005, 09:39 AM

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2005, 10:17 AM
Piccies from his win

06-24-2005, 01:04 PM
Thanks Aleksa's Laydee for these pics :hug:

06-24-2005, 04:06 PM
Thanks ALeksa's laydee. He's almost flying there!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2005, 07:08 PM
thats alright i hope to take proper ones tomorrow :):):)

06-25-2005, 02:50 AM
yesterday Chinese Newpaper made a report of Andy, his mum said it is too hard to have a child who is playing tennis. but the whole report didn't talk about his father... what's wrong?

06-25-2005, 03:34 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: she is andy's ex-girlfriend???

06-25-2005, 03:41 AM
some pictures... :worship: :worship:

06-25-2005, 04:57 AM
Caught the ending part of his match on thursday and I was quite impressed! Good luck to him :)

I found 3 pics from yesterday:

Chloe le Bopper
06-25-2005, 05:04 AM
I read Andy's interview after he beat Radek and I LOVED it. Woohoo! Pity he's playing Nalbandian and not some schmuck, but best of luck to him in the future. Keep up the sass! :p

06-25-2005, 05:05 AM
thank you very very much for the pictures!!!

06-25-2005, 06:21 AM
who is his ex girlfriend?
thanks for the pics.

06-25-2005, 08:59 AM
Thanks girls! :kiss:
That ex(?) is not very beautiful. :p
Best of luck to him. :smooch: Hope Andrew will win against Nabandian! :rocker2:

06-25-2005, 12:29 PM
any website about andrew?

06-25-2005, 03:41 PM
I read Andy's interview after he beat Radek and I LOVED it. Woohoo! Pity he's playing Nalbandian and not some schmuck, but best of luck to him in the future. Keep up the sass! :p
haha yeah that interview <33333

06-25-2005, 06:48 PM
awww poor andy.. but he did play well and I am more impressed :)

here's what andy (roddick) has to say about andy :lol:

Q. What do you think of Andy Murray? Had you seen him play much?

ANDY RODDICK: The thing that impresses me most about him, is that a lot of Juniors when they come in, they try to play too well, and he's out there playing his game. He's not going for too much. He's playing well within himself and he's competing.

You know, you see a lot of these kids come in and try to just, you know, win, win every point with a winner or, you know, go for spectacular shots because they feel they have to. He's basically saying, "Here's the meat and potatoes of my game; you try to find a way to beat me." It's a pretty mature outlook for someone so young.
:yeah: Good luck to him in the future :)

06-25-2005, 06:54 PM
I really didn't expect him to perform the way he did. Well done Andy! Excellent effort.

06-25-2005, 07:55 PM
Well done Andrew. So proud and can't wait to see you back at Wimbledon next year!! :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-25-2005, 11:25 PM
those first 2 sets were amazing, i managed to see them. sadly it went down hill from there

excellent championships andy...:kiss:

oooh a single boy is he ;);)

06-26-2005, 01:49 AM
Martina N said she thinks Andrew will make top 50 this year. Thoughts?

06-26-2005, 08:15 AM
That was one impressive debut :) I can't wait for his talent to develop further, so he can fully reap the rewards of the gift he's been given.

Fantastic job Andy :hug: :)
:haha: Jaffa attack :)

06-26-2005, 10:29 AM
oooh a single boy is he ;);)

Is he???? :) :D Hmmm, made my day that has!!

I'm not sure if he will get top 50 this year. Definetley top 100 but I think he'll be pushing it.

I love Jaffa cakes. Thanks for that MissFairy!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-26-2005, 11:40 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: THATS SOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY that pic :haha:

06-26-2005, 11:55 AM
musefanatic :hug: I love jaffas too YUM! It seems we all have something in common with him :p Call me Sarah :)

Siobhan :hug:

06-26-2005, 12:04 PM
so sad he lost :(

06-26-2005, 02:15 PM
He is so hot! Gosh I wish I was in Britain right now! Great Run Andy!!!

06-26-2005, 02:57 PM
If the new dawn of British Tennis came in March, now the Alarm Clocks are going off and the public are waking up!
Top 50 by the end of the year? Possible, but 150 is probably more realistic, it depends how he copes back on the challenger tour, whether or not he can syke himself up for matches that aren't so big.

06-26-2005, 07:07 PM
Show us your underwear!

06-27-2005, 01:36 AM
Wow, I was gone for a few days and he has his own board. :lol:

Amazing run at Wimbledon and awesome pictures. Here, ESPN was focusing a lot of attention on him and it was great. I actaully got to see loads of his matches and they even did an interview with him. Lovely!

06-27-2005, 05:32 AM
:haha: Jaffa attack :)
that's a cute pic :lol: but erm what kind of biscuits are jaffa? :scratch:

06-27-2005, 01:10 PM
that's a cute pic :lol: but erm what kind of biscuits are jaffa? :scratch:

Chocolate on top, but orange flavour inside. Personally, I can't stomach them :ras: :p but each to their own ;) Congrats to Andy on his great Wimbledon run :)

06-27-2005, 09:24 PM
Martina N said she thinks Andrew will make top 50 this year. Thoughts?
Of course ;)

06-28-2005, 12:16 AM
He has his own messageboard :woohoo:

Can't wait to the next tournament, btw which one will he play?

EDITED: Didn't see the other thread :smash: :p

06-28-2005, 10:55 AM
Chocolate on top, but orange flavour inside. Personally, I can't stomach them :ras: :p but each to their own ;) Congrats to Andy on his great Wimbledon run :)
Thanks! I've never tried it before though ;)

06-28-2005, 04:00 PM
musefanatic :hug: I love jaffas too YUM! It seems we all have something in common with him :p Call me Sarah :)

Siobhan :hug:

Looks like we do Sarah! You can call me Steffi :) ;)

Hope Andy can get his fitness to top level now and he will be a force to be reckoned with then!

06-28-2005, 04:27 PM
I hope he will make top 50.
I'll be happy with top 100 for now.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-28-2005, 10:36 PM
I met him today...hes such a great guy :inlove:

06-29-2005, 07:01 AM
I met him today...hes such a great guy :inlove:
where did you meet him?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 09:54 AM
at wimbledon. the 1st time i saw him he must have signed for 50 people LITERALLY. then about 30minutes later he came out again and so we called him over and he said 'iv only got 2 minutes' but still signed stuff. i didnt want anything signed so i just got my piccie with him ;)

06-29-2005, 11:53 AM
You lucky..i wish i could someday go to a GS

06-29-2005, 05:24 PM
"i've only got 2 minutes" what a cutie!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 08:05 PM
he didnt wanna sign but he didnt wanna let the lil peeps down (who were next to me) which i thought was adorable!!!

06-29-2005, 09:11 PM
Cutie :hearts:
Ant other Andy stories?

06-29-2005, 09:43 PM
Great story!!! He seems like such a nice person. :hearts:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2005, 10:29 PM
In the newspaper he said the best part of being known because of his tennis was the attention he got from girls :lol: bless him!!!

and its true...he has split from his german gf but they remain friends

06-30-2005, 11:54 AM
I heard on tv that part of the reason he is so keen to sign so many autographs goes back to when he was a little kid. He came down to wimbledon and went to watch Agassi on a practice court. Andy wanted Agassi's autograph and waited until he'd finished, but then Agassi walked straight past him. So now he doesn't want anyone to feel as guuted as he did that day.

06-30-2005, 12:45 PM
Awww that's so sweet! Bless him! :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-30-2005, 03:43 PM
ah that was the player who walked past him!

06-30-2005, 08:06 PM
Agassi :smash:...i like that thing that he likes attention from girls:p

06-30-2005, 10:07 PM
Who wouldn't like the attention from girls? He's a smart boy! :lol:

ESPN interviewed him and he talked about Andre walking past him. He said he would never want to do that to his fans. He's so sweet! :hearts: I think he said he waited for a 9 hours (that sounds like too much, but I can't remember what he said).

It would be great if BBC or ESPN (or another network) set it up that Andre would give him an autograph. It would make great TV and also be a human intrest piece. :cool:

07-01-2005, 01:27 AM
Who wouldn't like the attention from girls? He's a smart boy! :lol:

ESPN interviewed him and he talked about Andre walking past him. He said he would never want to do that to his fans. He's so sweet! :hearts: I think he said he waited for a 9 hours (that sounds like too much, but I can't remember what he said).

It would be great if BBC or ESPN (or another network) set it up that Andre would give him an autograph. It would make great TV and also be a human intrest piece. :cool:
yeah!!! i read it in chinese newspaper...and my friend is crazy about him too. but he is not popular in my city Shanghai. if you ask me who is the most popular player here, i will tell you it is mosquito and Safin...but anyway... i like andy...that's enough!!!haha  

07-01-2005, 01:30 AM
any website about andrew?
maybe you can try goooole... :confused:

07-01-2005, 07:00 AM
gooooooole is google?

what's the name of his ex girlfriend?

07-01-2005, 09:21 PM
copy paste it..her official webite ;)..not very pretty i might add ;)

07-04-2005, 09:11 AM
nop...i made a mistake...she is his girlfriend not ex girlfriend.. i have no idea about her name but i think they met in Spain...a tennis camp then they fell in love......:-(
but the girl is okay...
btw, goooole is goole!! you are right!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-04-2005, 09:38 AM
they are not dating!!! there was an article in English newspaper with an interview by Andy saying 'im am single!!'

07-04-2005, 07:07 PM
Yeah i also heard he broke up with Tatjana...i somehow dont feel sorry :p

07-04-2005, 08:38 PM
Yeah i also heard he broke up with Tatjana...i somehow dont feel sorry :p


When he was interview on ESPN they held up a news articles about it and they asked "if this was your girfriend?" He had to stare at the photo for a good 10 seconds before saying a word. Chris Fowler was like "This is bad that you don't even recongize her." Then Andrew said "she used to be my girlfriend, but yeah we broke up." :lol: He looked as if he had no idea what he was talking about.

07-05-2005, 11:35 AM
:lol:That must have been funny :D:lol:

07-05-2005, 04:35 PM
Aww poor Andy! He's had a few girlfriends in his life so far. Any tennis ones? I've heard he's good mates with svetlana kunetsova!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-05-2005, 05:12 PM
his ex was a junior tennis player ;)

hes mates with svet?? wow cool!

07-05-2005, 05:18 PM
I didn't know he was friends with Svetlana. :wavey:

07-05-2005, 05:50 PM
they both practised a lot at Barcelona.

07-05-2005, 07:39 PM
That makes a lot of sense
Everthing is coming together

07-05-2005, 08:23 PM
I dont like Kuznetsova i hate her ever since the las USO :mad:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-05-2005, 08:54 PM
I dont like Kuznetsova i hate her ever since the las USO :mad:

me too ;)

07-05-2005, 09:02 PM
me too Lena fan?

07-06-2005, 03:40 AM
do you like sharapova???
I'm not a fan of her also don't like her...

07-06-2005, 09:01 AM
I can't stand Sharapove for some reason!

I read in the paper after Andy's loss to Nalbandian all these facts and it said that he was hanging out with her after she won the Us open! How cool!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-06-2005, 09:52 AM
Lena fan? fav russian is Nadia Petrova :D

I hate sharapova too! :mad:

07-06-2005, 04:26 PM
My favorite Russian is Myskina

Not really a fan of Sharapova :mad:

07-06-2005, 04:31 PM
Apart from the grunting, I just don't like the way she is and the way she plays. When she lost to Davenport in the French, she was just like 'well, she had better luck than me'. She played you off the court love!

Anyway, back to Andy methinks!

07-06-2005, 08:20 PM
Ok back to andy(juat wanted to say i hate sharapova aswell :P)And no more wta talk here...

07-06-2005, 11:56 PM
true back to Mr. Murray :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-07-2005, 10:50 AM
the andy chat thread :yeah:

andy andy andy ;)

07-07-2005, 06:38 PM
Ok..waht do you think of his ex-gf??

07-07-2005, 06:46 PM
I can't judge her since I don't know her personally.
But from the pictures I've seen she seems pretty.

07-07-2005, 06:55 PM
Well i was talking about looks ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
07-07-2005, 09:28 PM
yeah she seems pretty too...nevermind ;)

07-09-2005, 03:38 AM
She is good... and lucky...
well, by the way, I can't stand sharapova but i like Safina

07-09-2005, 07:12 PM
Sharapova haters thread :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-09-2005, 08:11 PM
il join!!! i cant stand the bitch!! ;)

07-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Count me in :haha:

07-10-2005, 03:11 PM
Me too!!

07-10-2005, 10:51 PM
why people here hate sharapova?
come on she is HOT!!! :)

i dont like Kuznetsova because she is weird-looking (or in other terms, ugly).

hm.... ok i admit that i m shallow......

anyway, back to andy...

well, actually not really a fan of andy...

coz i like his brother jamie more!

anyone knows if he will play in ATP??? or any info about jamie???

07-11-2005, 02:56 AM
il join!!! i cant stand the bitch!! ;)
:worship: :worship: :worship: !!!!!
She looks like a really bitch, and i hate her shouting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she came to shanghai in 2003, and in that time she wasn't in popular, but she wasn't friendly to fans...she thought she is a Princess.or something else...but she doesn't know, in fact she is a bitch... :cool:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-11-2005, 01:12 PM
why people here hate sharapova?
come on she is HOT!!! :)

i dont like Kuznetsova because she is weird-looking (or in other terms, ugly).

hm.... ok i admit that i m shallow......

anyway, back to andy...

well, actually not really a fan of andy...

coz i like his brother jamie more!

anyone knows if he will play in ATP??? or any info about jamie???

I like Jamie too ;) hes not up to much at the mo though, challenger circuit i think...or satelittes...not alot though :sad:

07-18-2005, 12:03 AM
Andy just won Aptos 6-4 6-3

:) :) :)


07-18-2005, 04:02 PM
I don't know if this was posted already, but....I know Wimbledon seems like a looong time ago, but I was watching the highlights of it one time (I think the day he played Stepanek or Nalbandian, can't remember!) and you know how he loves to do that "ROAR" thing...and the lion roar thing at the end of some movies (can't remember the company, memory's bad!) and they put him in it instead of the lion!

Me and my sister laughed soo much, and that was a great idea! (In a good way of course)

Go Andy!! Roar!!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-18-2005, 04:51 PM
I don't know if this was posted already, but....I know Wimbledon seems like a looong time ago, but I was watching the highlights of it one time (I think the day he played Stepanek or Nalbandian, can't remember!) and you know how he loves to do that "ROAR" thing...and the lion roar thing at the end of some movies (can't remember the company, memory's bad!) and they put him in it instead of the lion!

Me and my sister laughed soo much, and that was a great idea! (In a good way of course)

Go Andy!! Roar!!

I saw that too!!! It was hilarious :haha: :)

07-18-2005, 04:55 PM
I did too, brilliant. I liked the whole 'Murray Field' and 'Rusedski Ridge' thing! Class!

Aleksa's Laydee
07-18-2005, 05:44 PM
yeah those sign posts!! I cracked up over those!! awesome :yeah:

07-18-2005, 09:50 PM
Wow, that sounded great. Really funny


07-19-2005, 05:58 PM
Is Andy playing today (Tuesday) or tomorrow at ATP Indianapolis?

Any know for sure?


Aleksa's Laydee
07-19-2005, 05:59 PM

07-19-2005, 11:33 PM
Its 31 mins into Wednesday here. And my yawns have maxed out. I'll catch the results tomorrow!

Good luck to Andy! Hope he is not as knackered as I am! *LOL*


07-19-2005, 11:36 PM
here it's 1:36 am and I'm waiting to follow the SB:D

07-20-2005, 07:21 PM
How about that arguement he was having with Sue?! That was even more funny!!

"It has to rhyme, like Henman Hill, or Rusedski Ridge? Not Murrayfield."

"But Murrayfield is so large and important!"

"No, it's gotta be something like Mount Murray (my personal favourite! ;) ) or Murray Mount"

Classic! :haha:

Go Andy in Indy!!

07-20-2005, 09:17 PM

He does have a good points. I'm sorrry but Murrayfield does nothing for me. Here they were calling in Murray Hill since there's some place in Queens named that. I'm a New Yorker and I've never even heard of it. :lol:

07-20-2005, 09:38 PM
I would call it Murray-wall:D

Aleksa's Laydee
07-20-2005, 09:52 PM
Murrays Mount :rocker2: