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NinaNina19
08-05-2008, 05:37 PM
Not too long now.

Oksan4ik
08-05-2008, 05:56 PM
oh,so soon..:rolleyes::p

Getta
08-05-2008, 06:08 PM
:secret: Scoobs has already started the thread 'The Andy Murray's Olympic Dreams discussion thread'.

Draw comes out on Saturday:wavey:.

Hmmm. Draw comes out on Thursday, August 7.

NinaNina19
08-05-2008, 06:32 PM
Sorry about that, I'll change this to the US Open Cheering thread then.

NinaNina19
08-05-2008, 06:33 PM
:secret: Scoobs has already started the thread 'The Andy Murray's Olympic Dreams discussion thread'.



Hmmm. Draw comes out on Thursday, August 7.

Sorry, I knew it was August 7th I didn't check what day that was though.

16681
08-07-2008, 05:31 AM
This worked out real well :D We are ready with the Olympic thread and yet have the U.S. Open thread in the waiting ;) Good job.
This is really a nice Forum :worship:

neenah
08-15-2008, 10:45 PM
Okay - the Olympics are over for Andy and now it's time to focus on the USO. :D

Sallydaisy
08-20-2008, 01:27 AM
Especially since he's a serious contender for the title.
:cool:

Getta
08-20-2008, 02:17 AM
Wouldn't be better to keep our feet on the ground? Having them both off the ground hurts sometimes.

NinaNina19
08-20-2008, 02:44 PM
Huh?

amdany
08-21-2008, 07:41 PM
Andy will face Sergio Roitman in the 1st round
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

scoobs
08-21-2008, 07:44 PM
I think it's a pretty good draw for our Andy - there are some players who could provide a test but who he would be expected to beat, right through to possible 4th round with Wawrinka, when it gets a bit trickier.

No real banana skins early though - Melzer....Lopez possibly...Andy should really not lose to either of those unless he plays atrociously...

Yeah I think it's okay on paper.

Hopefully a nice quiet drama-free straight-sets first week so he's got plenty left for battles in the second week :)

Oksan4ik
08-21-2008, 07:57 PM
http://s40.radikal.ru/i089/0808/4a/b388deadabe7.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

scoobs
08-21-2008, 07:59 PM
I see Mr Lu is in Andy's quarter, though it would be a 4rd round meeting and Mr Lu would have to survive Lapentti and then probably Youzhny.

Interesting.

Corey Feldman
08-24-2008, 05:00 PM
Wawrinka match worries me, not so much Del Potro/Ferrer and certainly not Mr Lu

Oksan4ik
08-24-2008, 06:43 PM
Andy will play tomorrow on the Louis Armstrong Stadium, 11:00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[4] v. Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG)

followed by
2. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Shuai Zhang (CHN) v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[3]

3. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sergio Roitman (ARG) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[6]


Camon,Andy!!!!!:devil:

decrepitude
08-26-2008, 12:18 AM
Nice straightforward win, Andy! :banana:

scoobs
08-26-2008, 12:20 AM
Great start from Andy - not the perfect match play but I don't want him to peak too soon - but he still won comfortably while playing below his best, and was off court quickly. Perfect overall.

Getta
08-26-2008, 04:59 AM
:banana:

scoobs
08-26-2008, 08:32 AM
Andy is playing doubles with Ross Hutchins, last up on court 10 today against the Ratiwatana twins.

amdany
08-26-2008, 09:18 AM
nice win:banana:

Oksan4ik
08-26-2008, 09:33 AM
good work. Andy!!! http://s13.rimg.info/dbb5a0182aa052e37827de0e2c2c0a6f.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.115447.html)

Oksan4ik
08-26-2008, 09:33 AM
here's match stats:

http://tinyfotos.com/images/z8pyycvunz2p5o27y9md.jpeg (http://tinyfotos.com/)

Oksan4ik
08-26-2008, 09:35 AM
Andy's comments:
I thought it was pretty decent. I didn't lose my serve the whole match.

I thought he played pretty well for about a set and a half. He was hitting his forehand really hard and making me do a bit of running.

It was a decent test and I came through it pretty well.

It was quite tight, the end of the second set, and then I think once I won that, it was going to be a long way back for him.

And obviously I felt much more relaxed after I won the second set and started to return a bit closer, stepping a little bit closer and coming forward a little bit, and being a bit more aggressive.

scoobs
08-26-2008, 09:41 AM
I didn't think it was *that* much of a test, to be honest - any issues he had seemed to be more the odd little loss of focus and poor shot selection - when he got it right Roitman had no answers. It was pretty comfortable feeling right the way through. I've seen enough Murraycoasters to know when to worry and when to relax :)

Rafalover15
08-26-2008, 09:41 AM
Good Murray Good

Now keep Mowing

neenah
08-26-2008, 11:28 PM
:yeah:

Getta
08-28-2008, 08:56 PM
Andy defeated Michael Llodra 6-4 1-6 7-5 7-6(7). :yeah:

I haven't watched the match, but it's very nice to see Andy getting past tricky Llodra. The third round match against Jurgen Melzer should be a lot easier.

Oksan4ik
08-28-2008, 09:00 PM
http://s13.rimg.info/2311fb23b0414a2e22fb0c830ea73b26.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.115490.html)

great win,Andy!!!!!

Corey Feldman
08-28-2008, 09:15 PM
5 more wins Andy ;)

decrepitude
08-28-2008, 09:42 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/phew.gif

I don't know how Andy feels, but I'm exhausted. And that was just following the scoreboard.

scoobs
08-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Relieved he got out of that in 4 sets.

Llodra was a very tenacious and effective opponent and Andy didn't deal with it mentally as well as he might have.

But he did get the win and that's what goes down on the scoresheet, not the bad tempered exchanges with Bernardes or irritation with the linecalling.

Hopefully it's not taken too much out of him.

Oksan4ik
08-28-2008, 09:48 PM
match stats:
http://s43.radikal.ru/i099/0808/90/abceb9c4a7a3.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

neenah
08-29-2008, 04:40 AM
I didn't see any of the match today (I couldn't get into the stadium, the lines were ridiculous :() buuuut, when I thought the match was still on, I went into the stadium (the "tunnel" part) to get a drink of water, and Llodra walked past me with his bag and everything. He didn't look particularly happy so I assumed Andy won, and that he'd be coming out soon. I waited about 10 minutes and was just about to leave when Andy came speed-walking past me. :lol: So I got to see him, but not his match. :p

Oksan4ik
08-29-2008, 10:45 AM
I waited about 10 minutes and was just about to leave when Andy came speed-walking past me. :lol: So I got to see him, but not his match. :p

cooool :banana::banana::banana:

Oksan4ik
08-29-2008, 11:24 AM
Andy's gonna play doubles match today on the 6th cort:


1. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.

Eduardo Schwank (ARG)/ Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)[7]/
Potito Starace (ITA) v. Leander Paes (IND)[7]


followed by

2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.

Klaudia Jans (POL)/ Sorana Cirstea (ROU)/
Alicja Rosolska (POL) v. Monica Niculescu (ROU)


3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Daniel Nestor (CAN)[1]/ Ross Hutchins (GBR)/
Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[1] v. Andy Murray (GBR)


4. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Cara Black (ZIM)[1]/ Lucie Hradecka (CZE)/
Liezel Huber (USA)[1] v. Renata Voracova (CZE)


5. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE)[1]/ Sloane Stephens (USA)/
Daniel Nestor (CAN)[1] v. Robert Kendrick (USA)

16681
08-29-2008, 11:46 PM
Relieved he got out of that in 4 sets.

Llodra was a very tenacious and effective opponent and Andy didn't deal with it mentally as well as he might have.

But he did get the win and that's what goes down on the scoresheet, not the bad tempered exchanges with Bernardes or irritation with the linecalling.

Hopefully it's not taken too much out of him.
I couldn't watch the Match :sad: And I forgot what Court Andy was playing on. Some of the courts have Hawk Eye where the players can challenge calls while others don't.
Which I think is totally unfair :mad: :fiery: I hope Andy can get himself calmed down and I hope to be able to watch his next Match ;)

scoobs
08-29-2008, 11:50 PM
Andy was on Grandstand so no Hawkeye.

Same again tomorrow - second match on vs Melzer.

Andy and Ross lost in doubles today but they took the top seeds all the way to a final set tiebreak.

Peter Fleming said he watched the match and Andy was returning like a god :) - and clearly wanted to win.

I just hope it didn't wear him out too much and he's pumped and energized for his singles match tomorrow.

Corey Feldman
08-29-2008, 11:58 PM
Yes GL Andy

stat about Melzer:

has been in the third round of a GS 7 times and lost every time.... so would be nice if that jumped to 8.

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 11:14 AM
Andy's gonna play second on Grandstand


1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[9] v. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)[18]

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[6]

3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[17] v. Gilles Simon (FRA)[16]

4. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Severine Bremond (FRA) v. Tathiana Garbin (ITA)

neenah
08-30-2008, 02:34 PM
Andy :rocker2:

trickcy
08-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Come on Andy, do it in 4 :rocker2:
Is there a livestream I can watch this on?

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 07:18 PM
Come on Andy, do it in 4 :rocker2:
Is there a livestream I can watch this on?

i haven't found any :o

all streams are with Nadal's or Wawrinka's matches :o:o:o

amdany
08-30-2008, 07:41 PM
i haven't found any :o

all streams are with Nadal's or Wawrinka's matches :o:o:o

and he's 2 sets down now:mad:

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 07:45 PM
and he's 2 sets down now:mad:


yes :smash:

Camon,Andy!!!!!!!!!! Melzer can't be so good today to win :o:o:o

Truc
08-30-2008, 07:52 PM
I'm watching with the Eurosport livestream (pay livestream) and Melzer is playing a good match, but Andy helps nicely too, he looks sluggish, and he made a pretty stupid error on SP in the 2nd set. :-/

Corey Feldman
08-30-2008, 07:54 PM
horrible :bigcry:

why does he always mess up just when you think he is about to become a great player

i am losing hope in him because of days like this

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 07:57 PM
horrible :bigcry:

why does he always mess up just when you think he is about to become a great player

i am losing hope in him because of days like this

:awww::hug:

i hope Andy's trying his best...

trickcy
08-30-2008, 08:00 PM
i haven't found any :o

all streams are with Nadal's or Wawrinka's matches :o:o:o

Oh.. I didn't find any either..
Come on Andy!! Win it in 5!!

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:12 PM
if anyone still wants to watch this sh*t: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-online-tv.php?w=norvegia

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Andy is really slow...

Truc
08-30-2008, 08:14 PM
OMG, comes back from 0-40 on serve again, he is lucky Melzer can't hit a passing-shot to save his life!
http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:19 PM
*5:4
Camon,Andy!!!

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:25 PM
damn..5:5...:(

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Tb...

Truc
08-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Let's hope for a little help from Melzer too, he can't have turned into a clutch player out of the blue...

http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif

Phewwwww, that was close, Melzer should be pissed off for at least one set now!

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:40 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

7:6

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:41 PM
Let's hope for a little help from Melzer too, he can't have turned into a clutch player out of the blue...

http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif

love ur smiley :D :p

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:49 PM
*2:0 http://s13.rimg.info/dbb5a0182aa052e37827de0e2c2c0a6f.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.115447.html)

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:58 PM
*4:0 http://s14.rimg.info/a07541ae6dab55ede2c931a42b185aba.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.115855.html)

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 08:59 PM
*5:0 already http://s14.rimg.info/a07541ae6dab55ede2c931a42b185aba.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.115855.html)

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 09:06 PM
*6:1 http://s13.rimg.info/2311fb23b0414a2e22fb0c830ea73b26.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.115490.html)


camon,Andy!!do it!!!

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 09:29 PM
2:2...come on,Andy!!!

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 09:33 PM
3:3...hope,there will be no TB...

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 09:39 PM
*5:3!!!!!!!

Getta
08-30-2008, 09:44 PM
Phew.

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 09:44 PM
6:7 4:6 7:6 6:1 6:3

YEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!http://s14.rimg.info/4eb1030a89cfa0ac6f3d4487a98db348.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.118223.html)

Oksan4ik
08-30-2008, 10:03 PM
next - Wawrinka....
will be very difficult i think...

decrepitude
08-30-2008, 10:09 PM
Mega - http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/bostero_2006/phew.gif

Andy has no care for his supporters' nerves. I just about needed resuscitation and I was only watching livescore!

scoobs
08-30-2008, 10:31 PM
That was hard work.

The only positive, apart from the win, is that the fourth round opponent, Stan the Man, had an even longer 5 setter today, he was out there for 4.5 hours over Flavio Cipolla.

16681
08-30-2008, 10:49 PM
Andy what in the world was that :eek: :confused: At least he got the win
;)

Corey Feldman
08-30-2008, 11:40 PM
Good win, hope he has enuff in the tank for the second week now

good posts and smilies Oksan4ik :lol::yeah:

Hey Mae :wavey:

scoobs
08-30-2008, 11:56 PM
Andy getting some serious hating now - his threat level is increasing.

Corey Feldman
08-31-2008, 12:00 AM
Yes, and when/if he loses next week - you know hundreds are gonna have a ball with the "too strong" - Bicep stuff in the match thread :lol:

i bet they cant wait to pounce

a bit like me when Nadal is gonna lose - but i'm waiting a while thesedays :banghead:

scoobs
08-31-2008, 12:03 AM
Tough titty - does anyone really care?

Let them have the fun - sometimes you get the laughs and sometimes they do - it's all good.

More bothered with Andy's progress then how his detractors choose to view his behaviour.

NinaNina19
08-31-2008, 03:12 AM
Wawrinka, then Del Potro. I thought his draw was supposed to be easy until the Round of 16 :unsure: . Hope he can make it as Wawrinka has not been playing well.

neenah
08-31-2008, 04:42 AM
Andy :worship:

I only sat half of the fourth and all of the fifth sets, but I was still very into it. :p

Haters? :rolleyes: Who cares. I just enjoy supporting the players I like and ignoring the BS people post.

Too bad he plays Stan next, I really like them both. :sad:

Oksan4ik
08-31-2008, 11:38 AM
good posts and smilies Oksan4ik :lol::yeah:


haha,thanx :lol::p

Oksan4ik
08-31-2008, 11:39 AM
matchs stats:
http://s44.radikal.ru/i103/0808/73/be875bfba2f2.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

Andy's reaction:
He was playing awesome, hitting the ball so hard and flat.

It was so tough for me to get a rhythm, but I felt after the third set, the momentum was with me.

My fitness is something I've worked so hard on. I've got a great team with me and I'm really enjoying working with them.

Ideally, you'd rather not play matches of that length, but sometimes it happens. You've got to get through it.

scoobs
08-31-2008, 12:24 PM
Andy in a good position to end this tournament as world #4. He better not blow this.

Aenea
08-31-2008, 01:28 PM
Well done, Andy for pulling through. :)

But I was a bit surprised to see Andy having so much trouble with Melzer. I haven't expected this match turning into a tight 5 setter.

Can someone tell me why do you call Andy "Muzza" and what does that mean? Is it something in Scottish?

neenah
08-31-2008, 03:10 PM
I've always wondered about "Muzza" too...:scratch: Anyone care to enlighten?

scoobs
08-31-2008, 03:34 PM
It's just a british thing to nickname people with a 'zza' sort of ending.

Paul Gascoigne was Gazza

Michael Heseltine was Hezza

Andy Murray is Muzza

Andy sells little Muzza bears on his website :)

http://andymurray.com/display_image/228

neenah
08-31-2008, 03:43 PM
I see, thanks scoobs. The Muzza bear :inlove: :lol:

Out of curiosity (this is slightly off-topic but I think if I post it here there is more of a chance of people reading it, rather than in the chat thread) has anyone here read Hitting Back? It's not available here in the USA...

Oksan4ik
08-31-2008, 03:53 PM
I see, thanks scoobs. The Muzza bear :inlove: :lol:

Out of curiosity (this is slightly off-topic but I think if I post it here there is more of a chance of people reading it, rather than in the chat thread) has anyone here read Hitting Back? It's not available here in the USA...

i prefer Muzza Andy,than Muzza bear :rolleyes::lol:

what's this?i mean "Hitting back"?..

neenah
08-31-2008, 04:04 PM
Hitting Back: The Autobiography by Andy Murray (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitting-Back-Autobiography-Andy-Murray/dp/1846051673). I'm pretty sure it's only available in Britain at the moment.

Oksan4ik
08-31-2008, 04:15 PM
Hitting Back: The Autobiography by Andy Murray (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitting-Back-Autobiography-Andy-Murray/dp/1846051673). I'm pretty sure it's only available in Britain at the moment.

it's already selling?!...
i thought it will be in stores only in the next year...wow...thnx for info:D

anyway,it won't be in Russia :o

Aenea
08-31-2008, 04:24 PM
Thanks, scoobs. :wavey:

Andy has written an autobiography? At the age of 21 and having not won anything remarkable just yet? :scratch:

Well I remember Nole being pocked at for issuing "How I won my first Grand Slam" or something like that book. :rolleyes:

neenah
08-31-2008, 04:27 PM
It won't be out here until late January. I'd be interested in reading it.

Who knows, maybe someday when Andy is, say, a multiple slam winner (*knocks on wood* :lol:) his book will have a more global reach, and you can get it. :D

neenah
08-31-2008, 04:32 PM
Thanks, scoobs. :wavey:

Andy has written an autobiography? At the age of 21 and having not won anything remarkable just yet? :scratch:

Well I remember Nole being pocked at for issuing "How I won my first Grand Slam" or something like that book. :rolleyes:

Well I think Andy uses this book not only for autobiographical purposes but also to set the records straight about some accusations (being anti-English, sexist) and I think he also throws in some criticism of the media :shrug: Still, I think it would be an interesting read.

16681
09-01-2008, 05:10 AM
Andy in a good position to end this tournament as world #4. He better not blow this.
Johnny Mac was doing commentating in a Match yesterday and normally I'm not a big Johnny Mac fan; but out of the blue he said he felt Andy would end the year at #4. I do hope this is something Mac is right about ;)

amdany
09-01-2008, 11:42 AM
yeah I hope Johnny Mac is right too:)

good luck for tonight Andy!!!!

scoobs
09-01-2008, 11:52 AM
Good luck Andy in your first night match on Ashe - I get the feeling this is a moment he's been looking forward to for some time and I expect he'll be well up for it.

Oksan4ik
09-01-2008, 03:22 PM
good luck,Muzza :) it will be difficult,but you have everything to win.:angel:

Corey Feldman
09-01-2008, 04:05 PM
Night match on the big court

good for him i think :)

not good for me, i need sleep... so will probably miss it

neenah
09-01-2008, 05:15 PM
I've got somewhere (lame) to go a few hours before the match starts. Great, an excuse to leave early. :D I'll have to make up a phony story though. "See, two of my favorite tennis players are playing a match and, to be frank, being here is boring." just won't work :p

Oksan4ik
09-01-2008, 05:30 PM
Night match on the big court

good for him i think :)

not good for me, i need sleep... so will probably miss it

i'll miss it too :o it will start at..hm..5am...i need sleep :o

Oksan4ik
09-01-2008, 05:31 PM
I've got somewhere (lame) to go a few hours before the match starts. Great, an excuse to leave early. :D I'll have to make up a phony story though. "See, two of my favorite tennis players are playing a match and, to be frank, being here is boring." just won't work :p

:rolls:

Corey Feldman
09-02-2008, 03:50 AM
seen it afterall

Andrew Murray beats Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 6-3 :yeah:

QF V Del Potro next

scoobs
09-02-2008, 03:59 AM
Masterclass from Murray against a strangely subdued Stan.

I guess we saw who recovered better from the 5 setters on Saturday.

neenah
09-02-2008, 05:00 AM
Damn, I couldn't see a point of it. But I got updates on my phone from my sister while at the most boring party of my life. :D

I'm sad for Stan, but happy for Andy.

Turquoise
09-02-2008, 05:14 AM
Congratulations Murray for a comprehensive defeat of Wawrinka, and brilliant tactical shotmaking. Good luck for the quarter-final.

Oksan4ik
09-02-2008, 05:21 AM
damn,i'm so happy!!! :woohoo:
Andy,u're great!i didn't expect such an easy win!!shame on me )))))

amdany
09-02-2008, 08:30 AM
:banana::banana:well done Andy

decrepitude
09-02-2008, 09:11 AM
Andyhttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0002.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0002.gif

I can't wait to watch this on the Eurosport Player Re-live matches. :woohoo:

trickcy
09-02-2008, 01:36 PM
Congrats to Andy :yeah:

Good luck against Delpo :bounce:

16681
09-02-2008, 01:39 PM
It was a great Match :D But I just wish he didn't have to play Juan :scared: Juan has won 4 Tournaments in a row this summer :scared: :scared:

Oksan4ik
09-02-2008, 01:48 PM
It was a great Match :D But I just wish he didn't have to play Juan :scared: Juan has won 4 Tournaments in a row this summer :scared: :scared:

yes..:unsure: I'm very afraid of this match..Juan is playing very well on USO...he got all the chances to win :o

Oksan4ik
09-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Murray's post-match comments

It was the first match I've played on that court. I've been looking forward to it for a long, long time, and to play like that made it pretty special.

To play like that was obviously great, it gives me a bit of extra confidence.

The last (Grand) Slam quarter I played (at Wimbledon), I got killed and (Rafael) Nadal played way too good for me, but I feel like I'm playing better now.

I'm definitely going to be more rested this time round and hopefully play a better match. I think I'm playing well enough to win.

http://i014.radikal.ru/0809/9a/e25da758b441.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

neenah
09-02-2008, 05:04 PM
I feel pretty confident that Andy will pull through. ;) Just a gut feeling.

Getta
09-03-2008, 01:19 AM
Andy will most likely pull off the win tomorrow. This comes from someone who loves both Andy and Juan.

*Raine
09-03-2008, 06:07 AM
I feel pretty confident that Andy will pull through. ;) Just a gut feeling.
:D

Andy will most likely pull off the win tomorrow. This comes from someone who loves both Andy and Juan.

I love them both too and I also agree that Andy will win tomorrow.

Oksan4ik
09-03-2008, 02:57 PM
Andy's gonna play third on Arthur Ashe Stadium (all matches start at 11am)

1. Women's Doubles - Qtr. Finals
Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)/ Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)[5]/
Abigail Spears (USA) v. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[5]

Not Before 12:30 PM
2.Women's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[16] v. Dinara Safina (RUS)[6]

Not Before 2:00 PM
3. Men's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[17] v. Andy Murray (GBR)[6]

Oksan4ik
09-03-2008, 03:03 PM
http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html) C'MON ANDY!!!!! http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html)

neenah
09-03-2008, 03:32 PM
I'll be at my own tennis match at that time :unsure: It's my first match at varsity level at my high school...

Go Andy :rocker2:

It's a shame Andy is from an English-speaking country...While it helps me understand his sense of humor and interviews, there is no cool foreign word to learn to cheer him on (vamos, hopp, allez, davai, ajde) :p

scoobs
09-04-2008, 12:53 AM
Andy wins the war of attrition in four very tough sets, nearly 4 hours long.

It wasn't pretty that's for sure, but it worked in the end.

neenah
09-04-2008, 01:13 AM
A win is a win :rocker2:

I'm so pumped for Muzza. :D

16681
09-04-2008, 02:00 AM
Juan was not anywhere near 100% physically in that Match. A knee problem that he needed the trainer twice for. I think that helped Andy a lot because I'm afraid if Juan hadn't been hurt Andy would have lost the Match. But a win is a win we'll take what we can get :D I'm sure there have been other Tournaments where Andy lost because he was not 100% healthy.

Corey Feldman
09-04-2008, 02:19 AM
:woohoo: a GS Semi

i hope he isnt nervous on Saturday... i felt he was a bit too nervous today, but great TB's when it mattered :yeah:

Oksan4ik
09-04-2008, 06:13 AM
i'm sooo happy :woohoo: :woohoo::woohoo:
it was difficult...i expected DeLPo to take the 2nd set..and i thought there will be all 5 sets...
seems Andy is pretty good at TB :D

amdany
09-04-2008, 08:10 AM
:banana::banana::banana: woohoo congrats Andy!!!!

neenah
09-04-2008, 11:25 AM
So Rafa it is. I'm a big Nadal fan, but seriously, his draw? :spit:

Until now :devil:

Getta
09-04-2008, 12:13 PM
I also like Rafa. Let's hope for a great match on Saturday.

So Rafa it is. I'm a big Nadal fan, but seriously, his draw? :spit:

Until now :devil:

:topic: Nina, I love your avy. It reminds me of the charming narrow streets in Andalucia, Sevilla in particular.

decrepitude
09-04-2008, 12:36 PM
It's a shame Andy is from an English-speaking country...While it helps me understand his sense of humor and interviews, there is no cool foreign word to learn to cheer him on (vamos, hopp, allez, davai, ajde) :p

Er. . . how about C'mon!?

Andy http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sign/sign0098.gif You did what you had to do to win. Horses for courses, and tactics to suit the opponent. I have to laugh at the haters, "he won't get a point against Nadal playing like that". Er - yes, he's aware of that, he doesn't play like that against Nadal. Though he is not a favourite in that match-up, I think he has a decent chance of a win. H2H's can be overturned. . .

Oksan4ik
09-04-2008, 01:41 PM
Murray's post-match comments

There were some intense moments but I was just glad to come through. He was on an unbelievable winning streak. He had confidence. I knew I was going to have to fight a lot.

I'm very relieved. I had my chances to put it away earlier and let it slip away. It feels great to be in the semi-finals. After a match like that it makes it feel even better.

http://s52.radikal.ru/i138/0809/b2/ad73f887869e.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

scoobs
09-04-2008, 02:22 PM
Er. . . how about C'mon!?

Andy http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sign/sign0098.gif You did what you had to do to win. Horses for courses, and tactics to suit the opponent. I have to laugh at the haters, "he won't get a point against Nadal playing like that". Er - yes, he's aware of that, he doesn't play like that against Nadal. Though he is not a favourite in that match-up, I think he has a decent chance of a win. H2H's can be overturned. . .
Indeed.

Rafa is obviously the favourite but I give Andy a small chance - 85-15 maybe, 80-20....he'll have to play bloody well for sustained periods, though. He has to play the match of his life.

Oksan4ik
09-04-2008, 07:07 PM
http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/mediacenter/index.html?IDMC=53533046508&tipus=video

well..i don't like DelPo...(i don't hate him) :rolleyes:

but this video made me :awww::awww::awww:

i didn't expect him to be soooo sad after loosing to Andy....:confused:

and in the interview he said,that he's very happy,that he played very well on USO...dunno...

neenah
09-04-2008, 09:41 PM
:topic: Nina, I love your avy. It reminds me of the charming narrow streets in Andalucia, Sevilla in particular.

Oh my gosh, yes, charming narrow streets, how I miss them. I took this picture in Toledo or Segovia, can't remember :scratch:

Spain :inlove:

Er. . . how about C'mon!?

But I'm American, c'mon isn't exotic enough. :p I'm a language freak, I love other languages.

*Raine
09-05-2008, 07:02 AM
:wavey: Neenah

:topic: But I saw your post in the Nole's forum about being a Murraytard. I've only become officially a huge fan of Andy in the first day of the tournament in Cincinnati. ;)

I wish it was earlier though :o.



Go Andy :banana:

Oksan4ik
09-05-2008, 11:14 AM
Oh my gosh, yes, charming narrow streets, how I miss them. I took this picture in Toledo or Segovia, can't remember :scratch:

Spain :inlove:



But I'm American, c'mon isn't exotic enough. :p I'm a language freak, I love other languages.


Spaaain....:hearts::hearts::hearts:

well...C'mon is a usual word...on russian forum we use "camon" or "davai"..also "vpered" :p

amdany
09-05-2008, 01:48 PM
http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/mediacenter/index.html?IDMC=53533046508&tipus=video

well..i don't like DelPo...(i don't hate him) :rolleyes:

but this video made me :awww::awww::awww:

i didn't expect him to be soooo sad after loosing to Andy....:confused:

and in the interview he said,that he's very happy,that he played very well on USO...dunno...

same here, poor JMDP

I hope I'll be able to wath the match tomorrow:rocker2:

16681
09-05-2008, 10:59 PM
I wish Andy didn't have to play Rafa :sad: I really like both players ;)

neenah
09-05-2008, 11:21 PM
:wavey: Neenah

:topic: But I saw your post in the Nole's forum about being a Murraytard. I've only become officially a huge fan of Andy in the first day of the tournament in Cincinnati. ;)

I wish it was earlier though :o.



Go Andy :banana:

Raine! :wavey: Hey. :D

I've really gone back and forth with Andy - a couple years ago I couldn't stand him :o Then I was pretty neutral for a while, liking him more than I disliked him, but I found out more about him as a person, and about his sense of humor, etc. :lol: During the US Open Series I really became a fan :rocker2: So I'm relatively a new Muzzatard too, but I'm one for good. ;)

Spaaain....:hearts::hearts::hearts:

well...C'mon is a usual word...on russian forum we use "camon" or "davai"..also "vpered" :p

Spain is my favorite place on this planet - no competition :hearts:

I love "davai". I love the Russian language in general. "Davai" and some simple greeting words are just about all I understand though. :sad:

I wish Andy didn't have to play Rafa :sad: I really like both players ;)

I really like every player left in the draw. :tape:

But an Andy/Roger final would be ideal for me!

Corey Feldman
09-06-2008, 01:42 AM
i'm nervous.. very nervous

Sunset of Age
09-06-2008, 02:52 AM
i'm nervous.. very nervous

:hug: don't worry Mikey matey. Just think of Monty Python's Life of Brian - "That's Life. You start with nothing, you end up with nothing, what's the deal?" ;)

Corey Feldman
09-06-2008, 02:56 AM
:hug: Karin .... whatever happen, i am sure this wont be the last Semi we ever see Andy play :yeah:

neenah
09-06-2008, 04:36 AM
I can't argue that. ;)

*Raine
09-06-2008, 09:08 AM
Raine! :wavey: Hey. :D

I've really gone back and forth with Andy - a couple years ago I couldn't stand him :o Then I was pretty neutral for a while, liking him more than I disliked him, but I found out more about him as a person, and about his sense of humor, etc. :lol: During the US Open Series I really became a fan :rocker2: So I'm relatively a new Muzzatard too, but I'm one for good. ;)



:rocker2:Me too.

He's already one of the players I've become emotionally attached to when I'm watching his game. And I love it, especially when he wins :D.

scoobs
09-06-2008, 11:59 AM
I'm nervous too - but whatever the outcome, it's fine, he will be in more SFs and even if he loses this one, he will learn to win them. I still think we haven't seen Andy Murray at the peak of his tennis powers - I think he's going to get even better in the next couple of years and by the time he's 23 or 24 he'll be playing his peak tennis. He still has so much he can improve. Frankly, one match aside, he hasn't even played his best tennis here, sometimes not even close, and he's still in the semis.

Whatever the outcome or scoreline in this match I'm sure he's going out there to give Nadal the best fight he can. What will be will be. Nadal's not #1 for nothing and the guy loses to hardly anyone these days. Sooner or later, if it's not today, Andy will work out what to do to beat him. So it's all good. At least Andy has shown this tournament he's not afraid to get to the back end of the slams and his game and fitness can get him there too. That's still a big question answered.

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 01:25 PM
Spain is my favorite place on this planet - no competition :hearts:

I love "davai". I love the Russian language in general. "Davai" and some simple greeting words are just about all I understand though. :sad:

:hug:
russian - is a very difficult language :o

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 01:28 PM
Andy's gonna play second on Arthur Ashe Stadium (matches start at 11am)

but it's is said,that his match can be moved to Louis Armstrong Stadium...

1. Men's Singles - Semis
Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3] v. Roger Federer (SUI)[2]

Not Before 12:00 PM, -THIS MATCH MAY BE MOVED TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM.
2. Men's Singles - Semis
Rafael Nadal (ESP)[1] v. Andy Murray (GBR)[6]

*Raine
09-06-2008, 04:11 PM
:banana: Go Andy :banana:

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 04:24 PM
C'MON ANDY!!!DO YOUR BEST

http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html)

neenah
09-06-2008, 04:25 PM
scoobs - great post, as usual :yeah:

amdany
09-06-2008, 05:31 PM
the match is going to start on the Armstrong court

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 06:10 PM
does anyone have a link to the match?...

amdany
09-06-2008, 06:15 PM
nope...but yay first set for Andy

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 06:22 PM
i found - http://ru.justin.tv/unbreakablezero

amdany
09-06-2008, 06:35 PM
thank you:worship:(bythe way what's your name?:p)
I wanna watch the other macth too:sad: so I think I'll watch the replay tonight on tv

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 06:49 PM
u're welcome ;)

my name is Oksana,but some friends call me just Ksu :)
and urs?..)

amdany
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
pretty name Oksana:D, mine is Hamdanie
I have to go unfortunately, cheer Andy loud for me too;)

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 07:12 PM
thnx :)like ur name too :D haven't heard such a name before :D

okay,see ya later ;)

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 07:22 PM
7:6 the second set!!!!!!!!!!!!http://s12.rimg.info/da39405a147f2579c9a6cf2607157562.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.110907.html)http://s12.rimg.info/da39405a147f2579c9a6cf2607157562.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.110907.html)http://s12.rimg.info/da39405a147f2579c9a6cf2607157562.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.110907.html)


C'MOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oksan4ik
09-06-2008, 07:51 PM
damn...it's raining...:sad:

amdany
09-06-2008, 08:16 PM
thnx :)like ur name too :D haven't heard such a name before :D

okay,see ya later ;)

thanks Oksana;)

I was just too curious about the score so I had to pop in again:p, glad he won the 2nd set:worship: but Rafa broke him in the 3rd and now it's raining damn:sad:, is it raining badly or...?

edit: they'll finish the match tomorrow

Jelena_78
09-06-2008, 09:08 PM
The match will be continued tomorrow at 10pm CET (4pm local time)
I hope Andy will make it to his first GS final.
Good luck! :)

scoobs
09-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Cannot believe we have to wait 24 hours :(

I am going to be SO tense...

neenah
09-06-2008, 10:24 PM
I cannot believe the scheduling. All it took was a simple look at the weather forecast :rolleyes:

But no, they wanted as many hours of tennis as possible so they didn't have Andy/Rafa start at the same time as Roger/Novak. They don't see two players, a court, a ball, and careers. They see dollar signs all over the place.

scoobs
09-06-2008, 11:01 PM
Perhaps - but in all fairness I dont think this match would have finished even if it had started at 11 - the way the play was going it seemed like it was going to at least 4 sets, if not 5 - Andy was starting to decline in his level and Raf is a break up in the third and I could see that third set going and Andy getting into trouble in the fourth too so...not convinced it was going to finish today whatever happened.

Just have to suck it up and see what happens tomorrow. Andy has put himself in a strong position but Nadal will not hand this over, he is going to have to come out strong again and take this from him. And he has a break deficit to overcome first.

neenah
09-06-2008, 11:17 PM
The thing is, there would have been nothing to lose (except money I suppose) starting both semis at the same time. :shrug: But that's life, I guess I have to just accept what happened.

It's a sticky situation but that will just make victory sweeter for whomever the victor will be. I predict trouble for Andy. I agree, Nadal will not hand this over, especially not after the regrouping I'm sure he's doing right now.

scoobs
09-06-2008, 11:51 PM
The thing is, there would have been nothing to lose (except money I suppose) starting both semis at the same time. :shrug: But that's life, I guess I have to just accept what happened.

It's a sticky situation but that will just make victory sweeter for whomever the victor will be. I predict trouble for Andy. I agree, Nadal will not hand this over, especially not after the regrouping I'm sure he's doing right now.
Oh yes I expect trouble too - you don't count out the world #1 before the umpire calls Game, Set, Match - especially when that #1 is Rafael Nadal, one of the grittiest competitors that the tour has ever seen. Andy will have to come out and do what he's been doing to stand a chance of winning because you have to expect Nadal will come out better tomorrow than he has today.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 12:25 AM
... If only he could have still been on serve in this third set

to me its still anyone's match

16681
09-07-2008, 04:38 AM
What a time for rain :rain: And hasn't anyone in New York thought about the fact it would be nice to have a court or two with a roof??????

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 04:40 AM
I'm still nervous Mae

to lose from here could be .... mentally career threatening

neenah
09-07-2008, 05:05 AM
I really hope it's not career threatening. I don't think it would be, seeing as Andy is still young. Not everyone develops as quickly as Nadal did.

Andy took big strides this summer by beating Djokovic, winning a MS title, and making a GS semifinal (or maybe even a final, or maybe even - okay, I won't get ahead of myself). I think he can walk away from all that feeling pretty good about himself.

The semi might have a bit of an effect on him, but it shouldn't be too damaging. :shrug:

Anyway, he hasn't lost it yet. ;) He can still win!

Getta
09-07-2008, 06:57 AM
I'm still nervous Mae

to lose from here could be .... mentally career threatening

We're probably being a bit melodramatic, aren't we?

amdany
09-07-2008, 11:09 AM
I'm alreday nervous too:scared:

Oksan4ik
09-07-2008, 12:00 PM
me too :unsure: :unsure: :awww: :awww: :awww:

scoobs
09-07-2008, 12:05 PM
I doubt it would be mentally career threatening if he lost - Andy doesn't strike me as that sort of a person - he views adversity and setbacks as a challenge to him. All that would happen is that next time he would absolutely determined not to let it happen again.

I'm trying to look at it that, it's all for Rafa to do out here right now - Andy can't lose this match until Rafa wins this set and then the next one. There's pressure on Andy to win this one but there's also pressure on Rafa to turn this around and stop the Murray juggernaut. Plus - yes, Rafa may come out fresher and sharper today but there's no reason why he didn't come out fresh and sharp yesterday, but he didn't - except perhaps the fact that he might just have hit the point in the season where he runs out of mental gas - a little later this year. That's what it looked like to me yesterday. And if that's the case, well, 24 hours of feeling under pressure isn't going to ease that.

It's funny how huge things have got for Andy, so fast...

It could be about to get a whole lot bigger.

the_natural
09-07-2008, 01:21 PM
I doubt it would be mentally career threatening if he lost - Andy doesn't strike me as that sort of a person - he views adversity and setbacks as a challenge to him. All that would happen is that next time he would absolutely determined not to let it happen again.

I'm trying to look at it that, it's all for Rafa to do out here right now - Andy can't lose this match until Rafa wins this set and then the next one. There's pressure on Andy to win this one but there's also pressure on Rafa to turn this around and stop the Murray juggernaut. Plus - yes, Rafa may come out fresher and sharper today but there's no reason why he didn't come out fresh and sharp yesterday, but he didn't - except perhaps the fact that he might just have hit the point in the season where he runs out of mental gas - a little later this year. That's what it looked like to me yesterday. And if that's the case, well, 24 hours of feeling under pressure isn't going to ease that.

It's funny how huge things have got for Andy, so fast...

It could be about to get a whole lot bigger.

Call me a bandwagoner but ive liked him ever since Cincy 06, I wanted him to lose in straights today so rafa could have the golden slam on the line for australia, but now hes up 2-0 im more at peace with him being in the final, hes always been the guy i believed could even out the top (instead of only top 3 so only 2 face each other in the semis).
i REALLY want him to shut rafa down in straights, hes been returning better just some stupid errors here and there, I really want rafa to lose now to spare him the embarassment of being walked all over in the final, but also i think andy's game matches up perfectly to win the title... btw thats a bad thing when i believe someone can win, cos they usually dont unless i doubt them but look at it this way:
Federer is gonna come out blasting: andy knows how to defend against the biggest hitters even better than marcelo rios ever did, plus hes got weapons, he doesnt have to out hit federer inthe begginign when he just goes for broke. If in the first set he stays close and keeps the rallies longer to make federer start thinking, thats when the guy starts messing up, then his best shots desert him then murray can attack.
2 when things get heavy, its really only been federers serve that has saved him in this tournament, much like the way its been the last year or so, its the serve, and thats the biggest weapon, Andy is hte best returner out there, he can get enough serves back to make the 1st serve percentage of federer drop, and he attacks return well enough that federer WILL have to go for more on the serve, so he CAN win it...

My question to the murray fans is, do you think hes mentally ready to win a slam, especially with a pro federer crowd, with all the history (5 wins or watever) behind him and all the fans on his side, plus the weight of expectation on murrays shoulders? I know Nole obviously was too weak last year, but is murray the same?? Im not sure cos Murray actually won those 2 set against rafa and so easily beat Nole in straight sets in 2 weeks, once was in a friggin Masters final which is pretty amazing considering the way NOle owned him its quite a turn around...

Put my mind and ease and say, yes, im gonna say no, cos im a jinx so the opposite should happen, i dont think murray is mentally ready to win a slam, least of all the uso, least of all with the way his matches have been pushed back so hes gonna be physically and mentally drained from the match with rafa if and when it goes the distance. (Please tell me im wrong)

*Raine
09-07-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm so nervous, I'm still thinking whether I'll watch the match live (at 4 am here) or not. I don't know if I can take another heartache (with my no.1 favorite player losing yesterday to Federer :sad:) but at the same time it will be worth watching live if Andy wins.

Come on Andy :banana:

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 04:07 PM
We're probably being a bit melodramatic, aren't we?probably..

what i think i meant is... to lose from 2 sets up is something that might stick with him (as it does when anyone loses a big GS match from that position)

altho, doesnt mean he wont ever reach a GS final in future or anything i'm sure

anyhow, GL today Andy!!

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 04:09 PM
i'm sure if he strikes the ball like he did yesterday - he can get that 1 set he needs

and i dont buy this thing of Nadal being tired and thats the only reason Andy is leading - Andy was just too damn good for him

Dan's Racket
09-07-2008, 06:51 PM
Let's hope Andy carries on from yesterday gets the job done.
It is going to be tough, but Andy made Nadal look ordinary yesterday.

decrepitude
09-07-2008, 09:04 PM
http://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/please.gif

Oksan4ik
09-07-2008, 09:04 PM
GO ANDY!!!!!

http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html)

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 09:05 PM
i cant watch

i want to hide

where is NinaNina thesedays?

Oksan4ik
09-07-2008, 09:05 PM
http://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/please.gif


http://s.rimg.info/52ef7aa0762a2aed29eba09207f1909c.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.3559.html)http://s.rimg.info/52ef7aa0762a2aed29eba09207f1909c.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.3559.html)http://s.rimg.info/52ef7aa0762a2aed29eba09207f1909c.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.3559.html)

neenah
09-07-2008, 09:39 PM
i cant watch

i want to hide

where is NinaNina thesedays?

I don't know, but I'm Nina too :p

neenah
09-07-2008, 09:39 PM
Why isn't the match on the USO scoreboard? It was set to start at 4, no?

Edit: Oh, it says "not before" 4...

tt boy
09-07-2008, 09:48 PM
on now and not a very good start :mad::mad::mad:

tt boy
09-07-2008, 10:03 PM
there goes the 3rd set 4-6..not good boys:mad::mad:

neenah
09-07-2008, 10:04 PM
The rain delay essentially took away Andy's 2-0 lead. He has to fight now, but I think he can do it.

neenah
09-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Federer-esque, saving BP with an ace ;)

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 11:11 PM
He did !!!! he fucking did it!!!!!!!!! :D

Murray beats Nadal 6-2 7-6 4-6 6-4

A GRAND SLAM FINAL :woohoo::bounce:

greatest day of my life :bigcry:

Oksan4ik
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
YOU DID IT,ANDY!!!!CAN'T BELIEVE!!!!!
GS FINAL!!!!!!!

neenah
09-07-2008, 11:20 PM
:worship: :worship: :bounce:

"Fuzza" final anyone? :haha:

*Raine
09-07-2008, 11:49 PM
:banana: Andy..I'm so proud..:banana:

Great stuff indeed.

Fee
09-07-2008, 11:51 PM
:wavey:

Congrats to Andy and all of you too! He's going to win all four of them before he retires if he keeps improving the way he has this year. Very smart player, very talented player, and it looks like he's learning to put his passion and emotion to good use in matches. Tough final tomorrw, but I hope/expect to see some really beautiful tennis from both palyers. :)

:yippee:

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 11:53 PM
Fee :kiss:
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
YOU DID IT,ANDY!!!!CAN'T BELIEVE!!!!!
GS FINAL!!!!!!!:woohoo::woohoo: :bounce: :crazy::crazy:

It still hasnt sunk in for me

:worship: :worship: :bounce:

"Fuzza" final anyone? :haha:Fuzza .. i like that :D

scoobs
09-07-2008, 11:58 PM
wow.

I don't have the words for how impressed I am.

I think when Rafa Nadal looks over a net and sees someone who's not scared of him and believes he can beat him, it counts for a lot. I think that counted for a lot today because even a break up in the fourth, Rafa couldn't get it done, Andy just came back again and looked implacable. Superb rallies, wonderful tennis at times, high pressure, high stakes, high risk stuff and he pulled it off.

Incredible stuff. Awesome.

Man, I'm on an adrenaline high that won't come down for hours.

*Raine
09-08-2008, 12:00 AM
:wavey:

Congrats to Andy and all of you too! He's going to win all four of them before he retires if he keeps improving the way he has this year. Very smart player, very talented player, and it looks like he's learning to put his passion and emotion to good use in matches. Tough final tomorrw, but I hope/expect to see some really beautiful tennis from both palyers. :)

:yippee:

:D :hug:


I feel like doing this all day --> :yippee:

Sunset of Age
09-08-2008, 12:02 AM
Fantastic victory for Muzza today. :hatoff: Congrats to him and all of you!

Hopefully a great final tomorrow with indeed great attacking tennis. I'm looking forward to it.

decrepitude
09-08-2008, 12:04 AM
I have very nearly recovered. I was trying to drink a glass of water during the match, and my teeth were rattling the glass so much I got a lapful of water.

Absolutely, magnificently, fabulous. The way we know he can play, the way we always hope he will play.

He has the game to beat Federer, I just hope the insane scheduling doesn't mean he is too tired.

C'MON ANDY!!!

*Raine
09-08-2008, 12:08 AM
What did he say in his interview? :)

They always cut the coverage here after the final point. :o

neenah
09-08-2008, 12:24 AM
Fee and Karin :hug:

I was also very, very excited. I left to eat dinner when Andy was down a break, figuring I'd rush back to catch the fifth set...I came back and it was done! Of course I missed the best part, but I saw some pretty impressive stuff yesterday and even today, when he was losing. I'm a Rafa fan so that might have taken away from this victory a bit, but truly, for me, I love when great tennis wins, no matter who it is playing the good tennis. So it's nice that I'm an Andy fan right now. :p

To copy and paste what I said in another thread:

Barring all nerves from Muzza, I give him the advantage tomorrow. But I don't think nerves should be barred. I remember Novak in last year's final. :help: So I'd say this is very up in the air: one player leads the head-to-head, including on hardcourts, while the other always saves the best for Slams, also seeming to thrive on the boost he gets from best-of-five situations. For me it's hard to predict. :shrug:

Corey Feldman
09-08-2008, 12:36 AM
I have very nearly recovered. I was trying to drink a glass of water during the match, and my teeth were rattling the glass so much I got a lapful of water.
:haha:
when Rafa Broke to go 3-1 in the 4th i was clinically depressed

but look what the champ done :yeah:

wow.

I don't have the words for how impressed I am.

I think when Rafa Nadal looks over a net and sees someone who's not scared of him and believes he can beat him, it counts for a lot. I think that counted for a lot today because even a break up in the fourth, Rafa couldn't get it done, Andy just came back again and looked implacable. Superb rallies, wonderful tennis at times, high pressure, high stakes, high risk stuff and he pulled it off.

Incredible stuff. Awesome.

Man, I'm on an adrenaline high that won't come down for hours.I am not gonna sleep tonight, no chance

*Raine
09-08-2008, 12:47 AM
What did he say in his interview? :confused:

I lost my energy for a while when he wasn't able to break Rafa early in the 4th. :lol: Then it came back when he broke back. :D :worship:

neenah
09-08-2008, 12:50 AM
Sorry Raine, I didn't see it. I'd be curious to know too.

the_natural
09-08-2008, 01:07 AM
Congrats, I dont know if he can win the final if hes mentally ready yet after that dip he had in the 4th with the 7 break pints he lost at 1-0 then going to lose his serve and lose alot of easy points, swiss boy is in far better form and obviously will hold serve much more easily, But F@#$ Murray has such a great game, that defence he can hang with rafa, and he returns so well... Im still gonna say its a LONG LONG LONG LONG LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGG shot, how can he handle the pressure of being the first brit in the open era to win a slam? especially against the guy who said that murray's game was unevolved in dubai since their previous encounters and he would burtn out soon.

Oh wait no, heres the biggest thing, nobody has ever won a slam taking out the no1 and 2, worse yet hes gotta do it back to back on the stages where they play their best, semis and finals....

He has the game no doubt, i dont see anyway for him to lose in a best of 5 on hard courts if this were indian wells or soemthin, But not a slam final, the game counts for a lot less, its about mental and physical fortitude, mental more than anything especially in ur first final

sid
09-08-2008, 03:17 AM
great win today Andy:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:: bigclap:

16681
09-08-2008, 03:55 AM
Andy :worship: I like Rafa also so this was a tough Match :sad: Andy for the most part played great, but I think Rafa was just tired with all the winning and traveling he has done lately. And against Roger at the U.S. Open Andy will have to play great for the whole Match and I'm not sure with this being his 1st Slam Final if he is up to it right now :unsure: But I love the fact that Andy always says the Slam he wants to win is the U.S. Open :D

Getta
09-08-2008, 06:49 AM
Thanks, Fee and Karin. :hug:

:wavey:

Congrats to Andy and all of you too!



Congrats to him and all of you!

Sitting on my sofa, watching Andy playing and rooting for him, I haven't essentially helped him, have I?

Andy's run at the US Open made me very, very happy. Not proud though. ;)

Turquoise
09-08-2008, 08:08 AM
I'm practically blown away by Murray's run at this USO. Against Nadal, where he had a 0-5 losing record, he empowered himself with self-belief and won in quite emphatic fashion. He said that his aim was to try and win this tournament, and I believe that he can, as long as the magnitude of the occasion doesn't get to him in the final. I will be over the moon if he achieves that feat. Good luck, Murray!

amdany
09-08-2008, 08:55 AM
Andy:worship:, I couldn't come here yesterday to celebrate wth you guys, so here I am :bounce::bounce::banana::banana::woohoo::dance:
I'm so proud of Andy, I can't explain it!!! I had this little silly smile last night when I went to bed after the match and I still have it this morning:smoke:
I'm watching the replay on ES again:angel:, damn that fourth set was so stressful at the beginning:rolls:(7 break points:eek:)

Good luck Andy tonight:rocker2:

*Ljubica*
09-08-2008, 11:49 AM
Hi guys. Just popped into say, congrats. I am not a Murray fan :o But he played incredibly well in the semi final and fully deserves his place in the Final tonight. I hope it is a great match.

Getta
09-08-2008, 12:20 PM
Thanks. That Andy played incredibly well against Rafa makes it even sweeter, I guess.

scoobs
09-08-2008, 01:56 PM
What an amazing few months it has been.

Oksan4ik
09-08-2008, 02:52 PM
i made my friend going crazy..all day long at school i was repeating: "OMG,he's in the GS final!!!!" :p :angel:

*Raine
09-08-2008, 03:10 PM
i made my friend going crazy..all day long at school i was repeating: "OMG,he's in the GS final!!!!" :p :angel:

:lol:

I had this smile all day --> :D

Hi guys. Just popped into say, congrats. I am not a Murray fan :o But he played incredibly well in the semi final and fully deserves his place in the Final tonight. I hope it is a great match.

Thanks Rose. :)

I hope it is a great match too.


Go Andy :banana:

Oksan4ik
09-08-2008, 03:19 PM
:lol:

I had this smile all day --> :D


me too :yippee:

and the day was great,no one could make me feel angry or sad...i was as happy as a puppy ( dunno how to say it in english...it's a russian phrase: puppy's joy :lol:)

scoobs
09-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Me too - and I feel very calm so far.

The Nadal match was a bit ball of stress but so far I feel very relaxed about tonight.

*Raine
09-08-2008, 04:18 PM
me too :yippee:

and the day was great,no one could make me feel angry or sad...i was as happy as a puppy ( dunno how to say it in english...it's a russian phrase: puppy's joy :lol:)

I only had 3 hours of sleep because of the time zone thing but I didn't feel sleepy at all after he won. :D

Me too - and I feel very calm so far.

The Nadal match was a bit ball of stress but so far I feel very relaxed about tonight.

Maybe you can send that energy to me. I need it later :lol:

The match will be at 5 am here :D. That's better compared to 2 or 3 am.

Jelena_78
09-08-2008, 06:49 PM
Hi :wavey:

Andy!!! :worship:

Congratulations!!! :D
I'm looking forward to the finals!
Good luck :clap2:

Oksan4ik
09-08-2008, 06:55 PM
hi Jelena :wavey:

Getta
09-08-2008, 07:53 PM
Hi :wavey:

Andy!!! :worship:

Congratulations!!! :D
I'm looking forward to the finals!
Good luck :clap2:

Jelena :hug:

Hope see you around more often. :D

Corey Feldman
09-08-2008, 09:20 PM
Gl soon Andrew Murray

all the best son

Betty
09-08-2008, 09:23 PM
hi all:wavey: and
go Andy!!!!!!!!!!

Corey Feldman
09-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Check this out :D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7604583.stm

*Raine
09-08-2008, 09:50 PM
I'm so nervous :help:

Jelena_78
09-08-2008, 09:53 PM
Check this out :D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7604583.stm

Thank you! Great video!!! :D

Oksan4ik
09-08-2008, 09:54 PM
I'm so nervous :help:
me too:o
damn..i've just woken up:o wanna sleep..

GO ANDY!!!!!!!

http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html)

*Raine
09-08-2008, 10:04 PM
me too:o
damn..i've just woken up:o wanna sleep..

GO ANDY!!!!!!!

http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html)

It's 5 am here :D.

I'll probably won't post here during the match.

:banana: Come on Andy :banana:

scoobs
09-08-2008, 10:07 PM
Good luck Andy :)

Win or lose, do yourself justice out there.

Oksan4ik
09-08-2008, 10:08 PM
It's 5 am here :D.

I'll probably won't post here during the match.

:banana: Come on Andy :banana:
:eek: it's 1am at Moscow..i have to wake up at 6.30am..hope they'll finish at 4am...or i'll be like a vegetable at school :rolleyes:

Dan's Racket
09-08-2008, 10:11 PM
GL Andy you can do it tonight.
I predict a four set win for Mr Murray.

l_mac
09-08-2008, 10:12 PM
Good Luck Andy.

But shut the hell up Mark Petchey :mad:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

*Raine
09-08-2008, 10:20 PM
:eek: it's 1am at Moscow..i have to wake up at 6.30am..hope they'll finish at 4am...or i'll be like a vegetable at school :rolleyes:

Before the semis,they show US Open from 11 pm to 11 am here :lol:

I only get a maximum of 2 hours of sleep or none at all :devil:

neenah
09-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Hi guys. Just popped into say, congrats. I am not a Murray fan :o But he played incredibly well in the semi final and fully deserves his place in the Final tonight. I hope it is a great match.

Hiya Rosie :wavey: Thanks :hug:

i made my friend going crazy..all day long at school i was repeating: "OMG,he's in the GS final!!!!" :p :angel:

:rolls: I wouldn't shut up about it at school either! If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I'm 16 (17 on the 27th :p), in my last year of high school. I've trained many of my friends into tennis fans :angel:

Hi :wavey:

Andy!!! :worship:

Congratulations!!! :D
I'm looking forward to the finals!
Good luck :clap2:

Jelena :D :wavey:

Corey Feldman
09-09-2008, 12:34 AM
Federer defeats Murray 6-2 7-5 6-2 in Final

nevermind Andy, your time will come again.. and it'll be sweet!

:hug: all my fellow Murray friends in here

neenah
09-09-2008, 12:37 AM
Murray didn't play to his full potential, but in his defense Roger was playing extremely well, at least in the first set.

Agreed - Andy will have many, many more chances in what will surely be a great career :worship:

scoobs
09-09-2008, 12:44 AM
Tough match today Andy, Roger played really well the vast majority of the time and had clearly done his homework - he had a plan of where to attack today and he was ruthless in his execution of it, especially at the end of that second set.

Learn from this experience, let it whet your appetite and work even harder. Your time will come.

*Raine
09-09-2008, 12:48 AM
Great game by Federer :worship:

Andy... more chances will come for you in the future.;)

l_mac
09-09-2008, 12:50 AM
That was useless Andy :mad:

decrepitude
09-09-2008, 12:51 AM
Disappointed, I really thought he might do it. It's not really surprising though, he looked a bit overcome by the situation at the start, and worn out by the battle to beat Rafa. I thought he played really well the second set and should have won it.

Still if you had told me at the start of the year that he would end up in the USO Final and #4 in the world, I would have been ecstatic. So I am now ecstatic, in spite of the loss.

Getta
09-09-2008, 01:27 AM
Not really what I was wishing for, still a potentially profitable investment.

There are feelings of both sadness and happiness. :)

scoobs
09-09-2008, 02:09 AM
Feel a bit down now :(

Dammit.

Corey Feldman
09-09-2008, 02:12 AM
same here scoobs

once that euphoria of Fed winning wears off... you think more about Andy :(

but i'm sure he'll get another chance some day

scoobs
09-09-2008, 02:16 AM
He better - if he goes Rusedski on me I'll kill him.

Balls to it all.

I'm glad there's not much tennis around for a few weeks - I need a rest.

neenah
09-09-2008, 02:22 AM
Being such a big Federer fan it's hard for me to feel to crushed about this loss - especially because of the manner in which Muzza brought himself to the final, in his previous matches. Impressive indeed. :) Jankovic lost the Open to Serena as her first GS final, so Federer felt he had to make Andy follow suit. No shame in Murray's Open really, except that the final could have been a bit closer.

But there seem to be plenty of Fuzza Fans here. :)

Anyone catch what Andy said to Roger at the net? I didn't hear it but they seemed to have a nice exchange.

Mechlan
09-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Anyone catch what Andy said to Roger at the net? I didn't hear it but they seemed to have a nice exchange.

Basically congratulated Roger on his year. Though he said it funnier.

Q. Would you tell us the gist of what you said to him up at the net at the end of the match?

ANDY MURRAY: Well, he told me that it was a great tournament for me, and I said that, you know, I agreed with everyone that he's had a terrible year (laughter.)

Making the semis of Australia, final of the French, the final at Wimbledon, playing one of the best matches of all time winning a gold medal, and obviously winning the US Open.

I told him that he had, you know, a phenomenal year, regardless of what anyone said. I had a lot of respect for him, and that was it.

Getta
09-09-2008, 02:28 AM
It would be more interesting if Roger said something essential to Andy at the net.

EDIT: Well, he didn't say anything.

neenah
09-09-2008, 02:50 AM
Thanks Mechlan. :)

Oksan4ik
09-09-2008, 03:40 AM
http://s43.radikal.ru/i100/0809/18/8deb9bcdcd6c.jpg (http://www.radikal.ru)

Sunset of Age
09-09-2008, 03:43 AM
Sorry for Muzza, guys - but be sure, he's got a GREAT future ahead of him!
Fantastic run at the US Open, I'm sure he'll be a true force to recon with in any an upcoming tournament. Well done, Muzza! :hug:

Oksan4ik
09-09-2008, 03:43 AM
wanna thank Andy for this USO..he tried his best,he played very well here. I'm really happy :) of course he lost in the final and it's a lil bit sad..but,it's our first GS final,he just had no experience in it. so,everything is ok ;)
i'm sure,one day he will win USO.and not USO only ;)

Oksan4ik
09-09-2008, 03:44 AM
Sorry for Muzza, guys - but be sure, he's got a GREAT future ahead of him!
Fantastic run at the US Open, I'm sure he'll be a true force to recon with in any an upcoming tournament. Well done, Muzza! :hug:

thank you very much :hug:

Sunset of Age
09-09-2008, 03:46 AM
thank you very much :hug:

You're welcome! :D
Apparently Muzza wasn't able to repeat his level of playing like he did against Rafa - but still, an awesome run, and he's surely - finally! - made his mark here at the USO. Many more to come, is my prediction - and YES, he will be a slam winner one of these days, I expect it to come in in the upcoming season.
He'll surely be someone to look out for at the AO... :D

16681
09-09-2008, 03:56 AM
After playing so well against Rafa I don't guess we could have expected him to have had that great of a Match with Roger :sad: Roger was the one with all the Slam experience plus after having Wimbledon taken from him he wasn't about to let go of the U.S. Open :ras: But now Andy has some Slam experience and I hope he has much more in the future :worship: ;)

Turquoise
09-09-2008, 05:02 AM
I'm sad about the result, but it doesn't diminish Murray's phenomenal run to the final - fighting tough 4 & 5 setters, and taking out the #1 en route over 2 days. All his fans have every reason to be proud of him. He's finally realising his real potential, and this is only the beginning of greater things to come. All the best Murray and well done!