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NinaNina19
02-18-2008, 01:26 AM
I guess we do need one. I'll start it. Even though there's not that many of us...

Corey Feldman
02-18-2008, 01:40 AM
Even though there's not that many of us...I bet when Andy wins his first GS that will change ;)

Andy has a good draw for Holland, i can easily see at least the Semis again

Corey Feldman
02-18-2008, 01:42 AM
i like this quote from Andy today

"Roger Federer won in Marseille at 20 too so I'm on the right track "

but Fed was 21 ...

NinaNina19
02-18-2008, 02:59 AM
I think he will win or at least that he can. I would like to see a Nadal-Murray final and see Andy take him down. But somehow I don't think Nadal will get that far.

NinaNina19
02-18-2008, 04:43 AM
i like this quote from Andy today

"Roger Federer won in Marseille at 20 too so I'm on the right track "

but Fed was 21 ...

Andy is a year ahead of schedule.

my0118
02-18-2008, 10:51 AM
Wow! Nina :yeah:
As a resident of Gasquet's forum, there are many drooling fangirls even though he hasn't won a GS. :lol:
And I also expect to see Nadal-Murray final!

NinaNina19
02-18-2008, 03:52 PM
I think I'm Andy's only fangirl on MTF :hearts: .

Corey Feldman
02-18-2008, 03:57 PM
Andy is so lucky :inlove:

my0118
02-18-2008, 06:02 PM
He sure is :inlove:

However I would like to talk about Murray's game rather than about player's butts, underwears and nipples. :o

l_mac
02-18-2008, 08:05 PM
He sure is :inlove:

However I would like to talk about Murray's game rather than about player's butts, underwears and nipples. :o

But ... but ... but that's what Chat threads are for :shrug: Just kidding. I'm sure even I can manage to avoid talking about Andy's ass. :lol:

Corey Feldman
02-18-2008, 08:08 PM
:lol: Mia

nipples ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

NinaNina19
02-18-2008, 11:30 PM
He sure is :inlove:

However I would like to talk about Murray's game rather than about player's butts, underwears and nipples. :o
Same here.

Andy is so lucky :inlove:
:D

NinaNina19
02-18-2008, 11:30 PM
So I guess Andy will play on Wednesday.

JustJames
02-19-2008, 12:06 AM
Who's he playing? [I do know.. but im just creating 'chat' ;)]



Seriously though.. I can't see Andy having many problems with Haase, who seems to have plateaued as of late.

Corey Feldman
02-19-2008, 12:48 AM
Only thing about a WED start is... he'll be playing day after day after day ...

still, i have faith in him

imagine a 3rd title of the year *dreams*

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 02:53 AM
He can do it :yeah: . He'll be 7th then.

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 03:37 AM
I have a cold:sad:. I always get sick this time of year.

my0118
02-19-2008, 01:25 PM
But ... but ... but that's what Chat threads are for :shrug: Just kidding. I'm sure even I can manage to avoid talking about Andy's ass. :lol:

I know, I know :lol: but we can't talk about those kind of things all the time. ;) Andy't ass is not as good as Nadal's? :aplot:

:lol: Mia

nipples ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Yeah that's what they were talking about Gasquet :tape: erect ones :rolls:

I have a cold:sad:. I always get sick this time of year.

Hope you can get better soon. :hug:
Do you live where is chilly at the moment?

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 04:14 PM
Yeah, it's cold here.

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 04:45 PM
Andy is on first.

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 08:19 PM
I hate that Blake is ahead of Andy in the rankings. He sucks imo for a top 10 player and the American commentators never shut up about him here.

Corey Feldman
02-19-2008, 10:29 PM
its not that important, everyone knows Andy's ranking should be better because he lost .. pretty much 6 months of last year - big chances to make those points after Miami :drool:

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 10:32 PM
Hopefully he'll be top 5 by the end of the US Open. Now all he needs is a good draw at Miami and IW.

Corey Feldman
02-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Seems Rotterdam kept all the best names back for WED - Muzza, Nadal, Hewitt and Berdych

today was :zzz: by the looks of the results i am just reading

You suck Robredo

l_mac
02-19-2008, 10:38 PM
Seems Rotterdam kept all the best names back for WED - Muzza, Nadal, Hewitt and Berdych


I'd imagine Andy asked for a Weds start because of his exploits in Marseille last week. And I know my lovely Rafa did because he wanted to watch the RM game tonight.

But, yeah, all the big names seem to be playing tomorrow.

Andy's start time is crap for me again. Same old story as Marseille last week :mad:

Corey Feldman
02-19-2008, 10:40 PM
Is it a morning match? they are trying to annoy him :fiery:

hope Rafa is not affected tomorrow by tonights result ;)

l_mac
02-19-2008, 10:49 PM
Is it a morning match? they are trying to annoy him :fiery:

Not before 12.30 their time, which is half 11 for us. :(

hope Rafa is not affected tomorrow by tonights result ;)
I hope you mean that. You know how sad I would be.

Corey Feldman
02-19-2008, 10:53 PM
pfft half eleven, well if it lasts over an hour i might be able follow some of it during lunch

I hope you mean that. You know how sad I would be.you're a worrier :hug: Tursy doesnt have the tennis brain to win that match

NinaNina19
02-19-2008, 11:46 PM
It's 6:30 a.m. for me. Hopefully I'll wake up and see that Andy won.

Corey Feldman
02-19-2008, 11:50 PM
Nina ... look at this young beast
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/938/babydjokobu3.jpg

:scared:

NinaNina19
02-20-2008, 12:39 AM
Posting such disturbing and obscene material is not allowed in this thread:mad:.

NinaNina19
02-20-2008, 12:42 AM
This is much better:
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg216/tennis1990/atp/andy%20murray/andyat12.jpg

my0118
02-20-2008, 01:14 AM
I hate that Blake is ahead of Andy in the rankings. He sucks imo for a top 10 player and the American commentators never shut up about him here.

Don't worry, Blake will soon drop his ranking. :zzz:
Finally Muzza is playing..
I need to bet on him. :lol:

Corey Feldman
02-20-2008, 01:30 AM
This is much better:
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg216/tennis1990/atp/andy%20murray/andyat12.jpgSo good to see a pic of Andy without hair everywhere

who do you think looks more like the Mother? him or Jamie ..

JustJames
02-20-2008, 10:09 AM
So good to see a pic of Andy without hair everywhere

who do you think looks more like the Mother? him or Jamie ..

Definitely Jamie.. He is the absolute spit.

my0118
02-20-2008, 11:51 AM
What is Andy's sponsor?

Andy's playing passively right now :o

NinaNina19
02-20-2008, 10:12 PM
So good to see a pic of Andy without hair everywhere

who do you think looks more like the Mother? him or Jamie ..Jamie does easily. What does their dad look like? I saw him once on tv watching Jamie and JJ at Wimbledon but I can't remember what he looks like.

JustJames
02-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Who's he playing? [I do know.. but im just creating 'chat' ;)]



Seriously though.. I can't see Andy having many problems with Haase, who seems to have plateaued as of late.

:help:

The last time I predict positively on one of Andy's matches..

JustJames
02-20-2008, 11:10 PM
What is Andy's sponsor?

Andy's playing passively right now :o

Fred Perry is Andy's clothes sponsor..

The navy blue shirt he has been wearing is pretty dull though I must admit..

Corey Feldman
02-21-2008, 12:21 AM
Yeah, nice one James :ras::lol:

maybe Haase will do a Tsonga and go on and crush everyone else this week

would be typical of Andy's luck

Jamie does easily. What does their dad look like? I saw him once on tv watching Jamie and JJ at Wimbledon but I can't remember what he looks like.
He's kinda bald

NinaNina19
02-21-2008, 01:27 AM
That's the only thing I remember :haha:

Andi-M
02-21-2008, 05:20 PM
:wavey: Hello everyone!!!

Whats with all the Murray hate on GM??

my0118
02-22-2008, 02:19 AM
Hello :wavey:

Actually I don't find what Murray said in the interview SO wrong. He lost, and I think he just condoned his losing for himself. If he hadn't lost, he would've said it's a great tournament. :lol:

NinaNina19
02-22-2008, 02:48 AM
We have to wait so long for Murray's next tourney. We need to find some things to chat about.

NinaNina19
02-22-2008, 02:49 AM
:wavey: Hello everyone!!!

Whats with all the Murray hate on GM??It's amazing. I don't think Murray will ever win BW player of the month.

NinaNina19
02-22-2008, 08:34 PM
New Andy video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO7SHlXhh4g
Haha the guy got a point on him the 2nd to last serve.

Corey Feldman
02-23-2008, 01:45 AM
I would love if Andy could get his 1st serves regularly over 130MPH


Whats with all the Murray hate on GM??Hi :wavey:

I_Like_Your_Username :yeah:

Ppl dont like Andy's on court attitude :shrug: , but every player is different and at least he cares about winning

Corey Feldman
02-24-2008, 01:56 AM
Hey Nina

did you see Gulbis draw Ljubicic [1] seed in Zagreb ?

:lol:

Go Ernest! i cant spell it

NinaNina19
02-24-2008, 02:26 AM
Good draw for him :yeah: . If only Andy can have an easy draw. So I went home and fell asleep and I slept all day. I won't be able to sleep now.

Corey Feldman
02-24-2008, 02:31 AM
Sleeping all day and up all night - reminds me of how i lived for 2 weeks during the Australian Open :o

Corey Feldman
02-24-2008, 02:44 AM
I seen Andy's favourite movie tonight - The Girl next door

interesting one :scratch:

NinaNina19
02-25-2008, 05:26 AM
I seen Andy's favourite movie tonight - The Girl next door

interesting one :scratch:

I guess Andy loves well-written movies with substance;). I bet you enjoyed the movie :).

NinaNina19
02-25-2008, 05:28 AM
Sleeping all day and up all night - reminds me of how i lived for 2 weeks during the Australian Open :oI feel bad for you Europeans. Here in the eastern coast of America we have it perfect. We watch AO from 7-12 (skip night matches), FO and WBLD in the morning and early afternoon and USO is at ideal time.

Corey Feldman
02-25-2008, 06:36 PM
I guess Andy loves well-written movies with substance;). I bet you enjoyed the movie :).Nah, i dont like romance films, which it kinda is :p

wonder what Andy liked about it :o

NinaNina19
02-27-2008, 04:01 AM
Andy cut his hair!!!

NinaNina19
02-27-2008, 06:20 AM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg216/tennis1990/bl_hairfinal.jpg

JustJames
02-27-2008, 12:39 PM
thank god..

Grenouille
02-27-2008, 01:34 PM
so much better

Corey Feldman
02-27-2008, 05:19 PM
At Last

NinaNina19
02-27-2008, 07:19 PM
I miss the afro :sad: .

Corey Feldman
02-27-2008, 07:31 PM
:lol: i hope he doesnt lose his magic powers like Samson

maybe Jamie attacked him with a pair of scissors Nina ;)

NinaNina19
02-27-2008, 07:45 PM
Lol. Time for Jamie to get a haircut. I just realized Andy's ears are quite elf-like.

Corey Feldman
02-27-2008, 07:46 PM
Maybe thats why he liked the AFRO

have you seen Andy's ATPTennis.com profile pic? its terrible

l_mac
02-27-2008, 11:27 PM
His hair is never going to be his best feature :tape: but it's a definite improvement :yeah:

Thanks, Nina.

JustJames
02-27-2008, 11:51 PM
Hopefully he'll keep it short this time around..

my0118
03-01-2008, 02:44 PM
What a draw he has in Dubai
Do you guys think that he can upset Roger? I'm not sure if Roger is fit or not.

l_mac
03-01-2008, 02:49 PM
I think Roger will win. He usually does when he has a point to prove ('cept for Miami last year :tape: )

my0118
03-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Well I don't dislike Roger, but I hope Murray wins this one.
I know Dubai draw is packed but it looks so unfair for him!

Andi-M
03-01-2008, 03:49 PM
He will beat Fed, Fed is often sluggish after a long layoff but its not usaully exposed as he has easy 1st round oppenants. Not this time.

Allez Andy :kiss:

Corey Feldman
03-01-2008, 04:08 PM
just typical

NinaNina19
03-01-2008, 04:55 PM
Poor Roger :sad: .

NinaNina19
03-03-2008, 01:19 AM
Andy will lose.

NinaNina19
03-03-2008, 04:16 PM
(anti-jinx)

Corey Feldman
03-03-2008, 04:23 PM
:haha: Nina

thx for that last post, because the previous 2 had me confused

:lol:

my0118
03-03-2008, 04:51 PM
BTW I was so focused on Murray's match, I didn't even realise Davydenko bagelled and won agaisnt his opponent in less than an hour until now. :lol:

Corey Feldman
03-03-2008, 05:28 PM
A-Muz :yeah:

new No.1 on the march in March

NinaNina19
03-03-2008, 07:26 PM
:haha: Nina

thx for that last post, because the previous 2 had me confused

:lol:;)

Andi-M
03-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Muzza looking better = playing better.

Keep your barny under control and you'll be top dog.

Breakaway
03-20-2008, 06:47 AM
Thought I'd introduce myself to Andy's forum as I am a bit new to his forum, well I am sorta. :scratch:

Anyways my name is Danny and I've been a big fan of Andy's for a while now. I like his game, and I think he has a lot of potential.

Since we have some time off now till Miami, I thought I'd post in the chat thread. :p

Corey Feldman
03-20-2008, 06:50 AM
Yo Danny :wavey:

another fan :yeah:

i'm a bit depressed at this one tonight, its another one of those matches where he has been well on top at a stage, but cant see it all the way to the end.

will hope for better in Key Biscane.

Breakaway
03-20-2008, 07:32 AM
Yeah I am bummed as well. But you put it well in the other thread, they are at similar levels and Haas has truckloads more experience. Andy will move on, and I do think he could do well in Key Biscaine especially if he gets a nice draw for once. ;)

neenah
08-04-2008, 12:59 AM
Aww, no one posts in Andy's chat thread? :awww:

Corey Feldman
08-04-2008, 02:55 AM
:lol: neenah

i am hoping we are getting closer to the day Andy's MTF fan club goes above ... 10 ;)

Getta
08-04-2008, 03:03 AM
Count me in.

Oksan4ik
08-04-2008, 10:36 AM
i'm Andy's fan too :cool:

scoobs
08-04-2008, 11:45 AM
A very significant month in Andy's career with the awesome Gasquet fightback at Wimbledon, two wins over Djokovic and an AMS title to boot, world #6, 5th in the race, virtually a lock for Shanghai already...

He's on his way...

Sunset of Age
08-04-2008, 11:53 AM
Hi folks! :wavey:

As you know by now, I like Andy as well (well, when he's clean shaven, :spit: :lol:), and just came along to congratulate you with your guy's first Master's Shield! :hatoff:

Hopefully, more to follow.

neenah
08-04-2008, 10:34 PM
:lol: neenah

i am hoping we are getting closer to the day Andy's MTF fan club goes above ... 10 ;)

Well count me in :rolls:

I've been a fan for a while now but I never posted in his forum before. It was never really too active but I figured now is a good time to make it active. :D

Hi folks! :wavey:

As you know by now, I like Andy as well (well, when he's clean shaven, :spit: :lol:), and just came along to congratulate you with your guy's first Master's Shield! :hatoff:

Hopefully, more to follow.

First off - I was sure I'd quoted your post Karin, but when I saw your new name next to the QUOTE= I thought I had clicked the wrong post :rolls:

Anyway, I had to quote this to say I agree that Andy needs to keep himself shaved :lol:

scoobs
08-04-2008, 10:39 PM
Yep - definitely prefer the shaved Andy look to the ratty sort of look he takes on when the face fungus spreads.

neenah
08-04-2008, 10:53 PM
The way it's just in little patches. :tape:

I don't have a problem with Andy's look overall though. I don't think he's a hideous beast like a lot of people do. :shrug: We're just spoiled as tennis fans with people like Haas, Safin, etc. :angel:

amdany
08-05-2008, 08:21 AM
I don't mind when he's not shaven, it suits him IMO:)

Oksan4ik
08-05-2008, 02:13 PM
I don't mind when he's not shaven, it suits him IMO:)

yeah :p it suits him very much..so manly :angel:
looks hot http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru)

Getta
08-05-2008, 02:23 PM
yeah :p it suits him very much..so manly :angel:
looks hot http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) http://s56.radikal.ru/i151/0808/b2/d7faa9a7aee7.gif (http://www.radikal.ru)

Indeed. It DOES suit him.

Personally, I prefer the rugged manly look. Scruffiness is so sexy. :)

Oksan4ik
08-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Personally, I prefer the rugged manly look. Scruffiness is so sexy. :)

i like it too :angel:

neenah
08-05-2008, 03:16 PM
For me it depends on the guy. But to each his (her :p) own. :)

NinaNina19
08-05-2008, 05:30 PM
I kind of miss his AO hair, I thought it was so sexy :drool: .

Oksan4ik
08-05-2008, 05:58 PM
hehe,well,it was a nice hairstyle...but i like when his hair is cutted :angel: (maybe cause i just don't like when man has long hair :rolleyes: )

neenah
08-14-2008, 02:03 AM
Poor Andy, I just searched for a fan group for him on Facebook and there were more bashing him than supporting him :o

amdany
08-14-2008, 08:55 AM
Poor Andy, I just searched for a fan group for him on Facebook and there were more bashing him than supporting him :o

tell me about it:o, poor Andy:hug:. I found a fan page though:)

neenah
08-14-2008, 02:54 PM
Me too, the Appreciation Society or something. :lol: And I've also "become a fan". :)

Getta
08-14-2008, 09:15 PM
The discussion forum of the community of Andy's fans on his official website (http://www.andymurray.com/) is very interesting and informative.

scoobs
08-14-2008, 09:20 PM
Andy's leaving Beijing today (his time) heading "back" - to the UK or the US, we're not sure at this point. Would think it's best to get back to the States ASAP and get readjusted to the timezone and start preparations in earnest - US Open is just over a week away!!!

neenah
08-15-2008, 12:19 AM
Yeah, he'd probably be better off going straight to the States.

I'm excited - I'm going to the Open. Hope I see Andy! I saw him two years ago, but that was fresh after his defeat over Roger and back then I was only 14 and a little protective of Federer. :rolls: :tape: So I don't think I watched much.

scoobs
09-10-2008, 11:04 AM
"Let nobody say that Andy Murray is about to get carried away by his newly-elevated profile, $1million US Open pay cheque or enhanced value in the tennis marketplace.

Asked what he was most looking forward to as a treat following the exertions of the past fortnight, he replied: 'When I go home I'm looking forward to seeing mine and my girlfriend's dog. I've been away three weeks so I'll go and walk the dog.' "

Andy is so rock n roll :)

amdany
09-10-2008, 11:49 AM
:awww:how sweet

*Raine
09-10-2008, 12:37 PM
"Let nobody say that Andy Murray is about to get carried away by his newly-elevated profile, $1million US Open pay cheque or enhanced value in the tennis marketplace.

Asked what he was most looking forward to as a treat following the exertions of the past fortnight, he replied: 'When I go home I'm looking forward to seeing mine and my girlfriend's dog. I've been away three weeks so I'll go and walk the dog.' "

Andy is so rock n roll :)

Total rockstar :rocker2:

NinaNina19
09-10-2008, 02:14 PM
Andy is so humble :).

NinaNina19
09-10-2008, 02:14 PM
I don't mind when he's not shaven, it suits him IMO:)Me too. I actually miss his long hair.

decrepitude
09-10-2008, 02:38 PM
Hello :wavey:

I have just seen this thread for the first time, and read through from the start. I have only recently been looking in the players' forums section. I have been following Andy (well, at first, desperately trying to find out something about him with little success!) since he won the USO Juniors. The first time I actually saw him play was Queen's 05, and I thought, "Wow! this lad has potential! He is different!"

I spend most of my time on britishtennis.net, which started out as an Andrew Murray message board - remember how he used to be called Andrew at first? - but have usually come to MTF when I need a laugh at the wars between posters. Now Andy is making a big name for himself I expect him to gather a lot of haters as well, so maybe I should stay in this section for safety!

#4 in both race and entry rankings, and guaranteed to play in Shanghai:worship:

Nina - don't you need to unbold and italicise Nadal's name in your signature?

neenah
09-10-2008, 09:20 PM
scoobs - that story would have been better if I didn't dislike dogs so much. :p But seriously, it's a nice story. :)

decrepitude - :wavey: :)

NinaNina19 - two Nina's in Andy's forum? :D I'm one too. ;)

l_mac
09-10-2008, 11:13 PM
Asked what he was most looking forward to as a treat following the exertions of the past fortnight, he replied: 'When I go home I'm looking forward to seeing mine and my girlfriend's dog. I've been away three weeks so I'll go and walk the dog.' "


"Walk the dog" is a euphemism for masturbation. Puts a different slant on the story.

scoobs
09-10-2008, 11:15 PM
How dare you insinuate that.

Poor Maggie. She doesn't mean it!

http://www.andymurray.com/uploads/assets/g18doglast.jpg

l_mac
09-10-2008, 11:16 PM
How dare you insinuate that.

Poor Maggie. She doesn't mean it!



I want to say something disgusting, but I won't because I wouldn't like to offend anyone.

scoobs
09-10-2008, 11:18 PM
Wonders will never cease :)

l_mac
09-10-2008, 11:25 PM
:)

l_mac
09-11-2008, 12:03 AM
Hopefully he'll be top 5 by the end of the US Open.

:worship:

Nina say "Hopefully he will be #3 after AO (or more realistically Miami)" :D

rocketassist
09-11-2008, 12:47 AM
We need to make this thread busy.

JustJames
09-11-2008, 01:01 AM
Chat-edy Chat chat..

So who does everyone think Andy will displace if/when he cracks the top-3?

neenah
09-11-2008, 01:23 AM
Novak, at this rate. I don't really see Roger ending the year at 4, or even 3 for that matter.

If Djokovic stays 3 until the AO but doesn't defend his title that would give Andy an opportunity. :D

NinaNina19
09-11-2008, 03:38 AM
I agree, Andy can surpass Novak. He has a lot of points to gain in the first half of the year if he goes by his seeding.Especially in the early year hard-courts.

Corey Feldman
09-11-2008, 03:53 AM
:wavey: Nina

Getta
09-11-2008, 09:51 AM
Lovely avy, Mikey. :)

Is Madrid Andy's next tournament?
Seems to me that he provides himself long time intervals between tournaments.

scoobs
09-11-2008, 10:13 AM
Davis Cup next weekend, then Madrid yes (so far, unless he requests a WC somewhere).

He can't gain too many points from optionals so it seems like he's taking it a bit easy prior to the last few events of the season - Madrid, St Petersburg, Paris and the Masters Cup.

Getta
09-11-2008, 10:18 AM
Thanks, scoobs. It all makes sense now.

Oksan4ik
09-11-2008, 02:36 PM
people :wavey:

l_mac
09-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Davis Cup next weekend, then Madrid yes (so far, unless he requests a WC somewhere).

He can't gain too many points from optionals so it seems like he's taking it a bit easy prior to the last few events of the season - Madrid, St Petersburg, Paris and the Masters Cup.

Oh God. I hoped Andy wouild be playing some of the MM tournaments before Madrid. I will have no interest in tennis until mid October :bigcry:

Corey Feldman
09-11-2008, 03:55 PM
Oh God. I hoped Andy wouild be playing some of the MM tournaments before Madrid. I will have no interest in tennis until mid October :bigcry:its the usual post US open lull

least Fed is playing in Stockholm for me :p

Jonas and probably Tojo's retirement event:worship:

decrepitude
09-11-2008, 05:02 PM
Don't you watch Davis Cup, Linda? I'm not madly keen on the whole nationalistic Davis Cup thing, but as I usually can only see Andy on TV at Queens and Wimbledon, a few days of tennis (and Andy) on TV is fine by me.

He will be playing 3 weeks in a row with Madrid/St Petersburg/Paris, so I doubt if he will play anything before Madrid. Dull for us but better for his health.

NinaNina19
09-13-2008, 03:39 AM
Don't you watch Davis Cup, Linda? I'm not madly keen on the whole nationalistic Davis Cup thing, but as I usually can only see Andy on TV at Queens and Wimbledon, a few days of tennis (and Andy) on TV is fine by me.

He will be playing 3 weeks in a row with Madrid/St Petersburg/Paris, so I doubt if he will play anything before Madrid. Dull for us but better for his health.
Really, how did you watch USO? Livestream? That sucks.

NinaNina19
09-13-2008, 03:41 AM
Oh God. I hoped Andy wouild be playing some of the MM tournaments before Madrid. I will have no interest in tennis until mid October :bigcry:

I know I hate that:sad:. At least you can see Rafa in Davis Cup. I doubt there's a livestream to Andy's match I wish I had another favorite player. He's not even defending his points at Linz.

l_mac
09-13-2008, 10:15 AM
Don't you watch Davis Cup, Linda? I'm not madly keen on the whole nationalistic Davis Cup thing, but as I usually can only see Andy on TV at Queens and Wimbledon, a few days of tennis (and Andy) on TV is fine by me.

He will be playing 3 weeks in a row with Madrid/St Petersburg/Paris, so I doubt if he will play anything before Madrid. Dull for us but better for his health.
It's better than nothing, obviously. But I'm not keen on Davis Cup.
I know I hate that:sad:. At least you can see Rafa in Davis Cup. I doubt there's a livestream to Andy's match I wish I had another favorite player. He's not even defending his points at Linz.

I'll be able to watch Andy too. I don't know if Sky are covering Spain's tie ... probably because they always seem to follow USA.

scoobs
09-13-2008, 10:33 AM
Sky are covering Spain's tie.

l_mac
09-13-2008, 10:43 AM
Sky are covering Spain's tie.


:woohoo:

Now I will likely get to moan about Rafa and Andy playing at the same time :D If only the Spain semi was in USA. :sad:

decrepitude
09-13-2008, 02:57 PM
Really, how did you watch USO? Livestream? That sucks.

Yes, livestream. Though I am buying copies of the matches on DVD.

I don't have Sky or Eurosport, so I can only watch the few matches the BBC shows on TV.

NinaNina19
09-14-2008, 02:13 AM
:wavey: Nina

Hey :kiss:.

NinaNina19
09-14-2008, 02:14 AM
We need to keep this thread more active. Especially now that Andy's not playing (except in Davis Cup which non-British people will likely not be able to see) for a month. Maybe he will get a WC at Metz.

Oksan4ik
09-14-2008, 09:00 AM
:wavey:

scoobs
09-14-2008, 10:35 AM
I don't think he wants a wildcard at Metz - I don't think he's planning to play a tournament before Madrid this year, he doesn't really need to worry about the points too much as he's already a lock for Shanghai.

l_mac
09-14-2008, 10:59 AM
Did you see that GM thread about the rift between the brothers Murray?

I missed their OG doubles ... what happened? Were they arguing on court?

scoobs
09-14-2008, 11:04 AM
No but the body language between them was not good at all - they looked like they didn't want to be on the same court.

But I suspected at the time, and still do, that they just had a one-off argument.

I think far too much is being made of all this - they've had some rows from time to time but I don't believe in this "rift".

Frankly, I think Jamie left New York early because he knew he was due to be back in Dunblane to open the new school there, and he's in the process of sorting his own flat out, and frankly he may not have expected Andy to get past Nadal :)

NinaNina19
09-14-2008, 02:51 PM
Did you see that GM thread about the rift between the brothers Murray?

I missed their OG doubles ... what happened? Were they arguing on court?

Yeah but I think maybe Andy was just pissed off at himself about his singles loss. Remember Jamie was watching him at Cincinatti in the final vs. Novak.

neenah
09-14-2008, 03:43 PM
Whatever's going on between the two I don't like how publicized it is. While it's nice for us to get some "insight" I bet they'd prefer to sort it out themselves, before the media makes a mountain out of a molehill.

l_mac
09-14-2008, 03:51 PM
No but the body language between them was not good at all - they looked like they didn't want to be on the same court.

But I suspected at the time, and still do, that they just had a one-off argument.

I think far too much is being made of all this - they've had some rows from time to time but I don't believe in this "rift".


Yeah but I think maybe Andy was just pissed off at himself about his singles loss. Remember Jamie was watching him at Cincinatti in the final vs. Novak.

Hmm. I'm sure things are fine. John Lloyd is an idiot.

scoobs
09-14-2008, 04:26 PM
Agreed and agreed.

alfonsojose
09-14-2008, 05:03 PM
Hi, Murray fans. I've never seen his father. They show only mom. Where is the guy?

scoobs
09-14-2008, 05:14 PM
His parents are divorced but his father is sometimes at his matches - he was at Wimbledon this year and the US Open final too.

NinaNina19
09-14-2008, 09:48 PM
Hi, Murray fans. I've never seen his father. They show only mom. Where is the guy?
I aksed about Andy's dad too and here: http://www.murraysworld.com/talk/andy-murray-message-board/andy-murray's-dad/

decrepitude
09-14-2008, 11:07 PM
I have just been re-watching the Cinci Final while doing the ironing. (There is a lot of time the ball isn't in play, but it does take a long time to do the ironing that way though lol).
It is certainly a lot easier watching Andy's matches when you know he has won. I remember that second set nearly drove me crazy first time round.

l_mac
09-14-2008, 11:15 PM
I have just been re-watching the Cinci Final while doing the ironing. (There is a lot of time the ball isn't in play, but it does take a long time to do the ironing that way though lol).
It is certainly a lot easier watching Andy's matches when you know he has won. I remember that second set nearly drove me crazy first time round.

I usually watch live tennis a game behind (thank you Sky+) when my favourites are playing so I know what's coming from the scoreboard :o :o

Don't tell anyone.

Getta
09-14-2008, 11:50 PM
I usually watch live tennis a game behind (thank you Sky+) when my favourites are playing so I know what's coming from the scoreboard :o :o

Don't tell anyone.

I almost always do it like this. :shrug:
What do you imply here? Are there people who watch "live" tennis in real time? :scratch:

Therefore your secret is safe with me.

decrepitude
09-15-2008, 10:31 AM
Well, I don't usually have the scoreboard on while watching "live", I find it too confusing.

Though I am easily confused :D

Oksan4ik
09-15-2008, 12:13 PM
I almost always do it like this. :shrug:
What do you imply here? Are there people who watch "live" tennis in real time? :scratch:

Therefore your secret is safe with me.

i watch...sometimes it's too nervous tho..when Andy was playing with DelPo,i just turned off the broadcast after the 2nd set :o

alfonsojose
09-15-2008, 11:47 PM
His parents are divorced but his father is sometimes at his matches - he was at Wimbledon this year and the US Open final too.

Thanks. I saw a pic :D

scoobs
09-15-2008, 11:50 PM
i watch...sometimes it's too nervous tho..when Andy was playing with DelPo,i just turned off the broadcast after the 2nd set :o
I can never do that - I always have to watch Andy until the bitter end, no matter how much agony it is...

jayjay
09-15-2008, 11:54 PM
I usually watch live tennis a game behind (thank you Sky+) when my favourites are playing so I know what's coming from the scoreboard :o :o

Don't tell anyone.

:lol:

jayjay
09-15-2008, 11:55 PM
I can never do that - I always have to watch Andy until the bitter end, no matter how much agony it is...

Just not Roger getting Rogered in the Roland Garros final. :D

scoobs
09-15-2008, 11:57 PM
Just not Roger getting Rogered in the Roland Garros final. :D
Precisely.

I think Andy playing Rafa at Roland Garros might be the one time I would switch off and leave them to it :o

neenah
09-16-2008, 12:02 AM
It's so rare that I can watch tennis that I always do, when given the chance. You silly people take it for granted. :speakles: :lol:

I did watch the FO final (:o). Thankfully I was lost in the endless abyss that is the American Midwest while Rafa finished off Roger at Wimbledon - I'm a "Roger-Leaning Fedal fan", that would've been hard for me. :lol:

scoobs
09-16-2008, 12:05 AM
It's so rare that I can watch tennis that I always do, when given the chance. You silly people take it for granted. :speakles: :lol:

I did watch the FO final (:o). Thankfully I was lost in the endless abyss that is the American Midwest while Rafa finished off Roger at Wimbledon - I'm a "Roger-Leaning Fedal fan", that would've been hard for me. :lol:
Maybe I'm spoiled - but I watch a LOT of tennis :)

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:07 AM
:lol:

:ras:

I did mange to watch this year's FO final in real time :D At least after the first set.

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:09 AM
It'sI did watch the FO final (:o). Thankfully I was lost in the endless abyss that is the American Midwest while Rafa finished off Roger at Wimbledon - I'm a "Roger-Leaning Fedal fan", that would've been hard for me. :lol:

You don't need to qualify your Fedalism. Everyone knows where the Fedals' loyalities lie.

scoobs :hug:

:)

Bored.

scoobs
09-16-2008, 12:11 AM
You don't need to qualify your Fedalism. Everyone knows where the Fedals' loyalities lie.

scoobs :hug:

:)

Bored.
why aren't you posting in the other thread anymore?

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:18 AM
I don't want to.

scoobs
09-16-2008, 12:19 AM
I don't want to.
Your subjects are feeling lost and abandoned even as they approach their target.

jayjay
09-16-2008, 12:32 AM
:ras:

I did mange to watch this year's FO final in real time :D At least after the first set.

Will you be watching future Kamikaze destructions of Nadal in real time? :hug:

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:35 AM
Your subjects are feeling lost and abandoned even as they approach their target.Mmm.

I see the the BBC has coverage until 2.30 on Friday. I hope they stay with the tennis if they are still playing. I will be annoyed if I come home and I have taped shitty BBC2 daytime crap. Ugh. I bet it gets red buttoned. Sky+ doesn't record interactive. Or if it does I can't do it.

scoobs
09-16-2008, 12:37 AM
Mmm.

I see the the BBC has coverage until 2.30 on Friday. I hope tehy stay with the tennis if they are still playing. I will be annoyed if I come home and I have taped shitty BBC2 daytime crap. Ugh. I bet it gets red buttoned. Sky+ doesn't record interactive. Or if it does I can't do it.
Where will you be?

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:37 AM
Will you be watching future Kamikaze destructions of Nadal in real time? :hug:

Maybe you'll be kind enough to warn me when the destructions are going to take place :hug: Then I can be prepared.

I managed to watch Murray's USO match with Delpo in real time :D I knew there was little danger Murray would lose.

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:39 AM
Where will you be?

Work. Only till about 4.

scoobs
09-16-2008, 12:43 AM
Work. Only till about 4.
I have the same issue - I'm going to the DC tie but I'm expecting some of it to be done on the red button and while I can record it, I have to be here to set it going so it's a pain in the ass.

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:47 AM
I have the same issue - I'm going to the DC tie but I'm expecting some of it to be done on the red button and while I can record it, I have to be here to set it going so it's a pain in the ass.

Is Andy playing first? I'm not sure it will be such a loss to miss recording Boggo vs Melzer. Even though I :hearts: Boggo.

neenah
09-16-2008, 12:48 AM
Maybe I'm spoiled - but I watch a LOT of tennis :)

Well I don't own a TV so I'm at a slight disadvantage. :awww: Slightly stone-age of me, I know, but life is lovely without the din that oozes nonstop from television sets. Tennis, though, isn't part of the din. I'm still waiting for a tennis-only TV. :shrug:

You don't need to qualify your Fedalism. Everyone knows where the Fedals' loyalities lie.

scoobs :hug:

:)

Bored.

I speak for myself, not the "whole band" of Fedals. Half-and-half is truly possible. But not for me at Wimbledon. :p

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:50 AM
Why did it do that with the quote? edit Fixed.

:lol: Ah, MTF and its charming little idiosyncrasies.

l_mac
09-16-2008, 12:51 AM
I speak for myself, not the "whole band" of Fedals. Half-and-half is truly possible. But not for me at Wimbledon. :p

I don't know you, so I won't argue.

But my extensive research in this field has yet to uncover a Fedal who doesn't lean more toward Rogi than Rafi.

neenah
09-16-2008, 01:02 AM
I don't know you, so I won't argue.

But my extensive research in this field has yet to uncover a Fedal who doesn't lean more toward Rogi than Rafi.

Really? Maybe they resent (if ever so slightly) Rafa's endless (until last August) "catching up" process?

Or maybe because Roger's been the "Alpha dog" for so long, and is more approachable (so to speak) to English-speaking fans. :shrug:

We're an enigma, Fedals. ;)

l_mac
09-16-2008, 01:07 AM
Really? Maybe they resent (if ever so slightly) Rafa's endless (until last August) "catching up" process?

Or maybe because Roger's been the "Alpha dog" for so long, and is more approachable (so to speak) to English-speaking fans. :shrug:

We're an enigma, Fedals. ;)

I don't really care to find out why they support Roger over Rafa. To me that is unfathomable :D

Its probably best I stick just to Andy talk, even in the chat thread. Discussion of other players doesn't bring out the best of me.

neenah
09-16-2008, 01:10 AM
Fair enough. ;)

Loving the monkey Rafa pic in your avvy though :hearts:

l_mac
09-16-2008, 01:26 AM
Loving the monkey Rafa pic in your avvy though :hearts:

:lol:

Hopefully the Davis Cup weekend will give me cause to change it.

neenah
09-16-2008, 01:49 AM
Vamos España! :rocker2:

Er, and GBR of course, as this is Muzza's forum. :angel:

scoobs
09-16-2008, 08:49 AM
Is Andy playing first? I'm not sure it will be such a loss to miss recording Boggo vs Melzer. Even though I :hearts: Boggo.

I hope so but we won't know for a couple of days.

NinaNina19
09-16-2008, 09:23 PM
Who do you guys hope makes it to Shangai? I hope Del Potro, only to make things more interesting.

l_mac
09-16-2008, 09:30 PM
Who do you guys hope makes it to Shangai? I hope Del Potro, only to make things more interesting.

Why would that make it interesting? He's so overrated.

Ideally I'd like Rafa :kiss: Fed :rolleyes: Andy :worship: Nalby :spit: Davydenko :) Roddick (only for the pressers) and then any two players I don't dislike too much. Maybe Gonzo if he has a strong indoor season. or Simon :tape: He has 3 titles and wins over world's #2 and #3. :haha:

Betty
09-16-2008, 09:32 PM
hi all!

Linda:hug: why this exite...:awww: miss u there;)

NinaNina19
09-16-2008, 09:33 PM
Why would that make it interesting? He's so overrated.

Ideally I'd like Rafa :kiss: Fed :rolleyes: Andy :worship: Nalby :spit: Davydenko :) Roddick (only for the pressers) and then any two players I don't dislike too much. Maybe Gonzo if he has a strong indoor season. or Simon :tape: He has 3 titles and wins over world's #2 and #3. :haha:

Oh man, I hope not Simon. Anyone that doesn't roll over for the top 3 (and Andy ;)) is fine for me.

NinaNina19
09-16-2008, 09:34 PM
hi all!

Linda:hug: why this exite...:awww: miss u there;)
Hi :wavey: . Just a question, how many of you post on AM.com?

scoobs
09-16-2008, 09:37 PM
Hi :wavey: . Just a question, how many of you post on AM.com?
I post there :wavey:

I would like to see

Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Murray
Ferrer
Davydenko
Roddick
Gonzalez

l_mac
09-16-2008, 09:38 PM
hi all!

Linda:hug: why this exite...:awww: miss u there;)
:hug:
Hi :wavey: . Just a question, how many of you post on AM.com?
Not me. I think scoobs does. He's probably a moderator there :tape:
Oh man, I hope not Simon. Anyone that doesn't roll over for the top 3 (and Andy ;)) is fine for me.

Simon clearly doesn't roll over for the top 3 :rocker2:

Betty
09-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Hi :wavey: . Just a question, how many of you post on AM.com?
i dont
I post there :wavey:

I would like to see

Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Murray
Ferrer
Davydenko
Roddick
Gonzalez

agree:)

scoobs
09-16-2008, 09:41 PM
I am not a moderator there l_mac :P

l_mac
09-16-2008, 09:42 PM
I am not a moderator there l_mac :P

What?!! What a glaring oversight on their part. Surely only a matter of time :hug:

scoobs
09-16-2008, 09:43 PM
What?!! What a glaring oversight on their part. Surely only a matter of time :hug:
I don't want to be :shrug: they have lots and very good ones too.

l_mac
09-16-2008, 09:45 PM
I don't want to be :shrug: they have lots and very good ones too.

:hug: I believe you.

scoobs
09-16-2008, 09:51 PM
:hug: I believe you.
Well thanks - that means...an amount...to me.

neenah
09-16-2008, 11:22 PM
Hi :wavey: . Just a question, how many of you post on AM.com?

Not I. Never really thought to.

Getta
09-16-2008, 11:39 PM
Hi :wavey: . Just a question, how many of you post on AM.com?

I don't post on AM.com, but I've been a regular and active (:p) lurker for many months now.
Yep, I've seen scoobs' posts there. By the way, his old MTF avatar is a way cuter than his current one. :)


Also, I had been a regular MTF lurker for 12 months before deciding to register. I started to lurk here when BBC tennis forum changed its format... Even then, six months passed before posting anything. In other words, I was smelling the air around for 18 months :o. Well, it proved fatal to me...

scoobs
09-16-2008, 11:42 PM
I don't post on AM.com, but I've been a regular and active (:p) lurker for many months now.
Yep, I've seen scoobs' posts there. By the way, his old MTF avatar is a way cuter than his current one. :)


Also, I had been a regular MTF lurker for 12 months before deciding to register. I started to lurk here when BBC tennis forum changed its format... Even then, six months passed before posting anything. In other words, I was smelling the air around for 18 months :o. Well, it proved fatal to me...
which one - just the dog?

Getta
09-16-2008, 11:44 PM
Precisely. I really loved that avatar.

scoobs
09-16-2008, 11:49 PM
*grins*

Well fair enough.

Getta
09-16-2008, 11:58 PM
Thank you, scoobs :smooch:

scoobs
09-16-2008, 11:59 PM
If only everyone were so easy to please :)

l_mac
09-16-2008, 11:59 PM
:rolleyes:

scoobs
09-17-2008, 12:03 AM
:rolleyes:
What's bitten your bitchbox now?

Oksan4ik
09-17-2008, 12:51 PM
:p

scoobs
09-17-2008, 01:16 PM
You must be disappointed Andy is not playing the Kremlin Cup this year.

Oksan4ik
09-17-2008, 01:29 PM
no,I'm happy,coz my parents didn't allow me to go there :lol: :o the last year at school,courses and etc...:o

scoobs
09-17-2008, 01:32 PM
:lol:

Oksan4ik
09-17-2008, 01:39 PM
:p

i hope Russia will win in DC and the final will be held in Moscow :woohoo:

scoobs
09-17-2008, 01:40 PM
Argentina away is a very tough ask though.

Oksan4ik
09-17-2008, 01:42 PM
yes...and it makes me :unsure:

DelPo is too good for russian players...we are not in a very good form now :o

scoobs
09-17-2008, 01:45 PM
yes...and it makes me :unsure:

DelPo is too good for russian players...we are not in a very good form now :o
Plus on clay and without Safin...it's stacked against you a bit. If you can win that one the cup is yours, you'll beat Spain at home on indoor hard.

Oksan4ik
09-17-2008, 01:51 PM
but now i'm sure that we won't win Argentina...:lol:

scoobs
09-17-2008, 02:17 PM
I think it's a tough ask for Russia but not out of the question - and most countries away to Argentina I wouldn't rate as having any chance at all. Russia has a chance. Andreev will need to play very well and you need to snatch the doubles tie.

Corey Feldman
09-17-2008, 03:36 PM
i'm not too bothered about DC matches - as long as Andy doesnt injure or over play himself for the (lost?) cause .. like Henman always did

Who do you guys hope makes it to Shangai? I hope Del Potro, only to make things more interesting.i'd like the bigger names .. so Roddick, Blake, Gonzalez and Davydenko

l_mac
09-17-2008, 03:49 PM
yes...and it makes me :unsure:

DelPo is too good for russian players...we are not in a very good form now :o
DelPo is totally overrated. Andreev and Davydenko are both better claycourt players IMO.

My bf is being so incredibly irritating just now that I am now hopeing for a Russia victory :mad:
i'm not too bothered about DC matches - as long as Andy doesnt injure or over play himself for the (lost?) cause .. like Henman always did
I don't care either. Like I didn't care about the Olympics.

i'd like the bigger names .. so Roddick, Blake, Gonzalez and Davydenko

Mikey, you are such a Fedtard :lol:

J/K.

Corey Feldman
09-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Mikey, you are such a Fedtard :lol:

J/K.:lol:

you loved the Olympics :kiss:

was just reading that thread about the 'feuding' Muzza's

what tosh

i found it more interesting that Jamie sleeps on his sofa :lol:

l_mac
09-17-2008, 03:57 PM
:lol:

you loved the Olympics :kiss:
I enjoyed it, but I'd rather Rafa had won another Slam :shrug: It was obvious it meant a lot to the players though.

was just reading that thread about the 'feuding' Muzza's

what tosh

i found it more interesting that Jamie sleeps on his sofa :lol:

Are you watching DC, Mikey? Or working?

decrepitude
09-17-2008, 04:06 PM
Just catching up on what I missed when I went for an early bath last night. . .

Do I post on am.com? Yes, though under a different name, but the same avatar. You would have to look hard to find me though, I think I have less than a dozen posts, and half of them were in the "jokes" thread. I use it mostly to get early info on Andy; I usually stay well away from players' websites as they are often too sycophantic.

Who to hope for in Shanghai? Well, I have to hope Ferrer, Blake and Roddick make it, so Andy has a chance to beat them and Nininina can unbold and italicise them in her sig.:D

Sigh. Roll on Friday, I'm bored without tennis. Incidentally for UK viewers, the matches do continue "on the red button" on Friday - not mentioned on other days http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6102132.stm I think the home #1 does usually play first, but as Andy doesn't like early starts they may do it the other way round. . .

Corey Feldman
09-17-2008, 04:06 PM
pretty sure i'll be at work... what annoys me more is missing start of the Ryder Cup TBH :mad:

DC on telly is all about watching the Boggo, Parmar's and Alan Mackin's of our team getting spanked :o

watched Henman's retirement last year and also remember a young Nole spanking Parmar and Rusedski at Braehead Arena

Getta
09-17-2008, 08:38 PM
According to Davis Cup Rules & Regulations:
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/DC_8631_original.PDF
(Page 18, Paragraph 37.b)

"The Number One ranked player of each team shall play against the Number Two of the opposing team on the first day, and the order of play shall be decided by lot".


Therefore, Friday' schedule should be: [Andy Murray vs. Alexander Peya] and [Alex Bogdanovic vs. Jurgen Melzer].
Don't know which match will be played first.


decrepitude, according to the Davis Cup rules the order of play shall be decided by lot. :shrug:

Getta
09-17-2008, 10:39 PM
i'm not too bothered about DC matches

I don't care either. Like I didn't care about the Olympics.

Well, patriotism and pride are things that fail to make me float in ecstasy.
Speaking about Davis Cup, it's the players' eagerness to play for their homeland that makes me interested in it. Of course this is not always the case. For example, I fully understood Andy's refusal to play the tie in Argentina seven months ago. He sparked intense debate, even furore, back then though. Well, it was a wise decision... :) Recently, Marcos Baghdatis' refusal to play the tie against Portugal has been condemned by the Cypriot media. They tried to make him feel like a traitor. Silly things. Even worse than that, I dare to say it is dangerous propaganda.
But, when a player for whom I root fulheartedly embraces the DC, then I'm behind him all the way. Nalbandian is a great example in this area. I strongly hope Argentina does well this weekend.

Sorry about that, Oksana. :devil:

neenah
09-17-2008, 11:00 PM
Agreed Getta. Almost everything you said applies to me - except I'm rooting for Russia. :p

I'm not very patriotic at all. In fact, I'd rather be in Spain right now. :shrug: :lol:

scoobs
09-17-2008, 11:11 PM
Yeah I too find excessive patriotism extremely distasteful - what I enjoy about Davis Cup is the fact that it is a little bit different than the usual tour events and the different atmosphere, if kept within bounds, can add something to the tennis, and inspire the players in different ways to the normal tour.

But I don't feel that every eligible player has an unbreakable duty to play every tie, come what may - they are entitled to decide to skip ties if they feel they must, and I have no problem with that.

scoobs
09-18-2008, 12:01 AM
Not a bad pic of our Andy there

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00399/murray-360_399613a.jpg

Getta
09-18-2008, 12:04 AM
:crazy:

Thanks, scoobs.

neenah
09-18-2008, 12:15 AM
At last he shaved! :dance:

scoobs
09-18-2008, 12:20 AM
Melzer has been trying a few mindgames prior to our Davis Cup tie this weekend.

"Andy isn't in an easy position because the whole country expects him to win the Davis Cup by himself," Melzer said.

"After playing such a great grand slam I imagine it would be tough to get your head clear and focus on the next one. It's a big one. "Britain want to be in the World Group so there's a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Let's see how he copes with that on the weekend."

Andy was having none of it, though, and was typically forthright in his response.

"I don't think there's a lot of pressure on me. Jurgen doesn't have a particularly good Davis Cup record," said the 21-year-old.

Ouch! :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-18-2008, 12:26 AM
Melzer seems one of the few ppl left in the sport that seems to think the Davis Cup is still big shit
:o

can you believe this guy lost in 4 on clay to Rusedski in Austria at that 2004 match :help:

scoobs
09-18-2008, 12:29 AM
You'd think his results would be better in consequence but they are actually pretty poor :)

Getta
09-18-2008, 12:36 AM
Andy was having none of it, though, and was typically forthright in his response.

"I don't think there's a lot of pressure on me. Jurgen doesn't have a particularly good Davis Cup record," said the 21-year-old.

Ouch! :lol:

And Jurgen got a well-deserved slap in the face.

neenah
09-18-2008, 01:40 AM
Andy :lol:

NinaNina19
09-18-2008, 02:49 AM
Melzer has been trying a few mindgames prior to our Davis Cup tie this weekend.

"Andy isn't in an easy position because the whole country expects him to win the Davis Cup by himself," Melzer said.

"After playing such a great grand slam I imagine it would be tough to get your head clear and focus on the next one. It's a big one. "Britain want to be in the World Group so there's a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Let's see how he copes with that on the weekend."

Andy was having none of it, though, and was typically forthright in his response.

"I don't think there's a lot of pressure on me. Jurgen doesn't have a particularly good Davis Cup record," said the 21-year-old.

Ouch! :lol:Lol, awesome Andy.

NinaNina19
09-18-2008, 02:50 AM
Just catching up on what I missed when I went for an early bath last night. . .

Do I post on am.com? Yes, though under a different name, but the same avatar. You would have to look hard to find me though, I think I have less than a dozen posts, and half of them were in the "jokes" thread. I use it mostly to get early info on Andy; I usually stay well away from players' websites as they are often too sycophantic.

Who to hope for in Shanghai? Well, I have to hope Ferrer, Blake and Roddick make it, so Andy has a chance to beat them and Nininina can unbold and italicise them in her sig.:D

Sigh. Roll on Friday, I'm bored without tennis. Incidentally for UK viewers, the matches do continue "on the red button" on Friday - not mentioned on other days http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6102132.stm I think the home #1 does usually play first, but as Andy doesn't like early starts they may do it the other way round. . .I know, imagine if Andy beat the whole top 10 in one year.

amdany
09-18-2008, 08:15 AM
what an answer from Andy:lol: and about beating the whole top 10 this year, I think it's doable if Andy keeps playing like he did this summer!!

scoobs
09-18-2008, 08:59 AM
Had Andy beaten Nalbandian this year? I don't recall that.

Getta
09-18-2008, 09:45 AM
Had Andy beaten Nalbandian this year? I don't recall that.

No. They haven't faced each other since 2005.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=david+nalbandian&player2=andy+murray

Oksan4ik
09-18-2008, 01:55 PM
Andy :rolls:

decrepitude
09-18-2008, 02:20 PM
No. They haven't faced each other since 2005.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=david+nalbandian&player2=andy+murray

Ooops - I'll have to add him to my list then, and NinaNina needs to adjust her signature.

decrepitude
09-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Incidentally, I hear that Andy is playing second on Friday. I would have suspected pressure from him if Getta hadn't posted that rule about the order being decided by lot.

scoobs
09-18-2008, 02:25 PM
Andy's been at it again - at the press conference following the Davis Cup draw, Andy commented

"There's so much pressure on me to play well here, you know, and I don't know if I'm going to be able to deal with it..."

:)

NinaNina19
09-18-2008, 03:22 PM
Had Andy beaten Nalbandian this year? I don't recall that.

No, he didn't, missed him when I was bolding guys.

Getta
09-18-2008, 03:26 PM
From LTA official site:

1. Watch the Press conference in full

http://downloads.lta.org.uk/webservices/video/video3.html


2. Watch Andy Murray playing Table Tennis

http://downloads.lta.org.uk/webservices/video/video4.html


Great stuff. :lol:

Oksan4ik
09-18-2008, 04:07 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

scoobs
09-18-2008, 04:28 PM
I doubt the Chinese are panicking with that form :o ;)

l_mac
09-18-2008, 04:46 PM
:rolls:

Getta
09-18-2008, 04:52 PM
If only my english were better. :mad: I could handle the situation more efficiently then.


Hi, Linda. :D

l_mac
09-18-2008, 04:59 PM
Hi Getta :hug:

scarecrows
09-18-2008, 08:26 PM
:rolls:

:rolleyes:

amdany
09-18-2008, 08:27 PM
I doubt the Chinese are panicking with that form :o ;)

:lol:,
great videos Getta, thanks!

l_mac
09-18-2008, 08:30 PM
:rolleyes:

:kiss: What are you doing in here?

I hope Boggo takes ages so I don't miss too much of Andy's match. I will leave work as soon as possible tomorrow. (Like every other day :tape:)

Andy looking :inlove: as always. :o

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45030000/jpg/_45030787_muzza206.jpg

Betty
09-18-2008, 08:31 PM
linda :o
mmm