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Murray beats Dancevic 6-3 4-6 6-4

yakuzaninja
02-22-2007, 03:01 AM
Baghdatis syndrome struck again for old Frankie.

zicofirol
02-22-2007, 03:03 AM
what a choke by dancevic, up 3-0 in third, got broken, broke back to go up 4-2, couldnt hit a first serve after that got broken 2 str8 times...

too bad for him because he will drop big time in rankings after this and next week...

yakuzaninja
02-22-2007, 03:05 AM
He should have beaten Marcos in Zagreb.

As for Murray, it sounds like he was dropping 2nd serves in and Frank was whacking them for winners.

His serve is a real concern and he has to get it sorted big time.

d_s
02-22-2007, 03:11 AM
:sobbing:
It was a good effort though from Frank. He needs to learn to stay calm during those big situations.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 03:12 AM
I just hope Muzza is not gonna get like Federer with this 'two tournaments in two weeks is too much' damn attitude.
usually he'd trounce this type of opponent :angel:

Shrinking Violet
02-22-2007, 03:12 AM
Andy is going to need to do some serious work on the serve. I know it's good when it goes in but when it more often than not doesn't go in people just take liberties on his second serve.

Good for him for finding a way to win the match when he could hardly hold serve but Dancevic must be kicking himself.

Spud
02-22-2007, 03:16 AM
good win, terrible performance. Unfortunately Murray's showing he isn't as mentally strong as most top 10 players and can't play from week to week. He looked so mentally fatigued out there, just lucky Dancevic choked his arse off.

kobulingam
02-22-2007, 03:16 AM
I just hope Muzza is not gonna get like Federer with this 'two tournaments in two weeks is too much' damn attitude.
usually he'd trounce this type of opponent :angel:

Huh?

These aren't TMS tournaments.

Shrinking Violet
02-22-2007, 03:18 AM
good win, terrible performance. Unfortunately Murray's showing he isn't as mentally strong as most top 10 players and can't play from week to week. He looked so mentally fatigued out there, just lucky Dancevic choked his arse off.

I don't think that's right. If he wasn't as mentally strong he would have lost the match and he played pretty well three weeks back to back last year, didn't he?

It was a bad performance but lets not conjure up mental frailities because he had a bad performance which stemmed from his inability to hold his serve.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 03:26 AM
Huh?

These aren't TMS tournaments.I know that..
but when does federer ever play back to back events, like a san jose-memphis... or for him woulda been rotterdam-dubai.
not anymore.
its obvious he thinks he cant play well or win both weeks.
muzza coulda easily bombed out here in rnd1 and woulda probably said it was coz he was tired from winning last week.

kobulingam
02-22-2007, 03:28 AM
I know that..
but when does federer ever play back to back events, like a san jose-memphis... or for him woulda been rotterdam-dubai.
not anymore.
its obvious he thinks he cant play well or win both weeks.
muzza coulda easily bombed out here in rnd1 and woulda probably said it was coz he was tired from winning last week.


Genius.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 03:38 AM
of course i forgot fed won madrid-basel back too back.

anyway, congrats Muzza.
Genius.I know.

MissPovaFan
02-22-2007, 04:11 AM
Well done Murray! Keep it up in the next round! He should beat Pless really.

TMJordan
02-22-2007, 04:12 AM
Lucky Murray, Frank needs to learn how to finish matches, he had this muppet by the neck.

jole
02-22-2007, 04:25 AM
good win, terrible performance. Unfortunately Murray's showing he isn't as mentally strong as most top 10 players and can't play from week to week. He looked so mentally fatigued out there, just lucky Dancevic choked his arse off.

I think he just looks mentally fatigued no matter what's going on. :p He's one of the rare types that can bitch up a storm ad nauseum and it doesn't really phase him playing wise.

DrJules
02-22-2007, 06:43 AM
good win, terrible performance. Unfortunately Murray's showing he isn't as mentally strong as most top 10 players and can't play from week to week. He looked so mentally fatigued out there, just lucky Dancevic choked his arse off.

If he was mentally weak he would have lost.

jazar
02-22-2007, 06:44 AM
unlucky frank

DrJules
02-22-2007, 06:45 AM
I just hope Muzza is not gonna get like Federer with this 'two tournaments in two weeks is too much' damn attitude.
usually he'd trounce this type of opponent :angel:

Muzza struggles (improving) to remain fit for 1 tournament.

scoobs
02-22-2007, 08:16 AM
Sounds like a tough day at the office - well done for finding a way to get through. I hope he plays better in the next round.

Jaap
02-22-2007, 08:19 AM
Expected win.

adee-gee
02-22-2007, 08:47 AM
Well he won which is the main thing I guess, still yet to lose a 3rd set which I guess is a good sign considering the problems he's had.

LK_22
02-22-2007, 08:51 AM
Murray still won this match people! A sign of a quality player is that they find a way to win, even if they aren't playing well

Shabazza
02-22-2007, 10:05 AM
Murray still won this match people! A sign of a quality player is that they find a way to win, even if they aren't playing well

Indeed. And that's all he should take from this match.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 12:31 PM
Lucky Murray, Frank needs to learn how to finish matches, he had this muppet by the neck.bollocks
murray had him right where he wanted the whole time

muzza steps up the performances for who he plays, no need to play his best against these challenger players.

Horatio Caine
02-22-2007, 02:52 PM
bollocks
murray had him right where he wanted the whole time

muzza steps up the performances for who he plays, no need to play his best against these challenger players.

Aren't you just jumping with excitement at the thought of Henman returning next week? :devil: :lol:

bigbhoy
02-22-2007, 02:56 PM
"I only hit about 25 minutes on centre court today and it takes time getting used to the surface". It's a really different atmosphere in there - low roof and the crowd really near. The ball doesn't fly as much as in San Jose and that took a little bit of getting used to."

Will be interesting now that he's had a bit more time on court to see how he handles Pless compared to that of last week.

In a way it's worrying that he's struggling in a lot of matches this year. Having sets taken off him by people he should be spanking in his sleep.

However the thing that has to be taken from these types of matches is that although he isn't playing as well as he can, he's still actually winning the matches. He raises his game when he needs to!

I would say this is actually better for his development in the long run. Why win them 6-1, 6-2, come up against a big player later in the tourney. Go a set & a break down, then fold because you've not had much practise at coming back & rallying.

This way when the chips are down, he'll have the experience to come back from it time & time again. Plenty of times last year & even in Doha this year. He lost his nerve & it cost him the match. At least when he's struggling against lowly opponents, then he's getting a lot of practise in battling to take the match. Good work experience & it will set him in good stead for when he comes up against higher ranked players & is down & out early on.

I hope Pless gives him a game of it tbh & is not swept aside. 6-4, 6-4 would be ideal, I don't think losing a set every match is good for his stamina, so if he can cut that out, then that would be good. There is no point in him cruising through every match without being tested, if he reaches the semis & is to face Roddick again. Then he needs to be totally focused, otherwise he'll most likely lose! So I say keep on doing what your doing, just if possible try & not lose a set every match. Now & again it's a good thing to keep his feet on the ground, just not allow it to happen every single match.

GlennMirnyi
02-22-2007, 03:02 PM
I know that..
but when does federer ever play back to back events, like a san jose-memphis... or for him woulda been rotterdam-dubai.
not anymore.
its obvious he thinks he cant play well or win both weeks.
muzza coulda easily bombed out here in rnd1 and woulda probably said it was coz he was tired from winning last week.

Federer ain't Murray. He can win any two tournaments back-to-back. IW and Miami last year is an example.

Horatio Caine
02-22-2007, 03:05 PM
Will be interesting now that he's had a bit more time on court to see how he handles Pless compared to that of last week.

In a way it's worrying that he's struggling in a lot of matches this year. Having sets taken off him by people he should be spanking in his sleep.

However the thing that has to be taken from these types of matches is that although he isn't playing as well as he can, he's still actually winning the matches. He raises his game when he needs to!

I would say this is actually better for his development in the long run. Why win them 6-1, 6-2, come up against a big player later in the tourney. Go a set & a break down, then fold because you've not had much practise at coming back & rallying.

This way when the chips are down, he'll have the experience to come back from it time & time again. Plenty of times last year & even in Doha this year. He lost his nerve & it cost him the match. At least when he's struggling against lowly opponents, then he's getting a lot of practise in battling to take the match. Good work experience & it will set him in good stead for when he comes up against higher ranked players & is down & out early on.

I hope Pless gives him a game of it tbh & is not swept aside. 6-4, 6-4 would be ideal, I don't think losing a set every match is good for his stamina, so if he can cut that out, then that would be good. There is no point in him cruising through every match without being tested, if he reaches the semis & is to face Roddick again. Then he needs to be totally focused, otherwise he'll most likely lose! So I say keep on doing what your doing, just if possible try & not lose a set every match. Now & again it's a good thing to keep his feet on the ground, just not allow it to happen every single match.

No offence mate, but isn't it possible to make the same argument in about 6 lines? :lol:

Yeah...tough victory. A win's a win. New match today...marginally different style of opponent. Muzza has had a few hours to adjust to the court. Should be better performance. BANG!

Morgan Z
02-22-2007, 03:26 PM
Federer ain't Murray. He can win any two tournaments back-to-back. IW and Miami last year is an example.

Not the same actually. Miami starts on the Friday and Fed gets a first round bye.
So he has almost a week to rest.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 08:08 PM
Aren't you just jumping with excitement at the thought of Henman returning next week? :devil: :lol:Until he stubs his big toe getting of the plane :lol:
Federer ain't Murray.I know coz he sucks compared to Murray
:p:p:p

Havok
02-22-2007, 08:27 PM
Frank :(. Had this match in your hands and choked it. Hopefully you'll start to get better draws, these last 2 events were horrible, Roddick then Murray right off the bat :o. Well done to Murray for finding a way to win with that Dementieva-esque serve of his.