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Andy is back: European Indoor King - Rotterdam

Corey Feldman
02-07-2009, 03:24 AM
here is his draw

Soderling or Gasquet in QF ;)

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) - Simone Bolelli (ITA)
[WC] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Qualifier - Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
[WC] Jesse Huta Galung (NED) - [7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

[3] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) - Igor Andreev (RUS)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) - Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - Michael Llodra (FRA)
Qualifier - [5] Gael Monfils (FRA)

[6] David Ferrer (ESP) - Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Qualifier - Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) - Mario Ancic (CRO)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - [4] Gilles Simon (FRA)

[8] Robin Soderling (SWE) - Qualifier
Richard Gasquet (FRA) - Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
[WC] Thiemo de Bakker (NED) - Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) - [2] Andy Murray (GBR)

Getta
02-07-2009, 09:41 AM
Good luck, Andy. :)

here is his draw

Soderling or Gasquet in QF ;)

Which one do you prefer? :p

Betty
02-07-2009, 10:27 AM
i look for the first round:scared: and goooooo andy

Duncan
02-07-2009, 12:01 PM
Best of luck Andy!

Would love a Rafa v Andy final!

amdany
02-07-2009, 05:03 PM
tricky first round...good luck Andy!

MsTree
02-07-2009, 07:14 PM
Radio Scotland said on Sports Report that his first match was going to be on Tuesday night... :) Haven't seen an OOP that far ahead though.
I think I jinx him by posting here during tourneys so I'll just say good luck Andy! At least until the semis anyway!!! :devil:

MalwareDie
02-07-2009, 09:23 PM
Hope Andy stays healthy this time. He'll thrash Mugboar if Mugboar manages to once again fluke his way to the final.

Getta
02-07-2009, 10:12 PM
Hope Andy stays healthy this time. He'll thrash Mugboar if Mugboar manages to once again fluke his way to the final.

mugboar? :scratch:

Are you referring to the guy who just won the Australian Open? :rolls:

Betty
02-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Radio Scotland said on Sports Report that his first match was going to be on Tuesday night... :) Haven't seen an OOP that far ahead though.
I think I jinx him by posting here during tourneys so I'll just say good luck Andy! At least until the semis anyway!!! :devil:

:awww:: hug:

night session,.,.good new:D


as i said i wont talk abt final ecc:p let's go to follow the first round:o

Andi-M
02-08-2009, 05:40 PM
Good luck Muz! Clean up here :kiss:

Jess22
02-08-2009, 06:28 PM
Good luck andy :) Hopefully it will be Simon v Murray Semi :P one match at a time though

MsTree
02-08-2009, 06:53 PM
Much as I love Gilles, Andy totally has his number and I find their matches a bit difficult... even though I love to tell myself its a win win situation ;)
Anyway, Andy's playing doubles with James Auckland, they're 2nd match on Court 2 tomorrow.
See you guys after the trophy ceremony!!! :p

l_mac
02-08-2009, 08:59 PM
Hope Andy wins this.

Getta
02-10-2009, 10:14 AM
http://sport.scotsman.com/tennis/Murray-begins-ranking-push-against.4962724.jp

Murray begins ranking push against Ljubicic

Published Date: 10 February 2009
By Eve Fodens

ANDY Murray is back on court today for the first time since his fourth-round exit at the Australian Open.

The world No 4 will face Ivan Ljubicic in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Murray will hope to come through a tricky looking opening match as he bids to bounce back from his five-set defeat by eventual semi-finalist Fernando Verdasco in Melbourne.

The Scot went into the year's opening grand slam as the form player following his Qatar Open victory but he could not live up to his favourite's billing.

This week's tournament gives Murray the chance to put that behind him, and he will also hope to gain significant ranking points following his loss in the first round to Dutchman Robin Haase last year.

Indeed, the 21-year-old will view the next few months as an ideal opportunity to put pressure on world No 3 Novak Djokovic, who, unlike Murray, has considerable points to defend. The second seed will be wary of his first-round opponent in Rotterdam, however, having lost two of his three previous matches against Ljubicic.

Their last meeting came in the final of the Qatar Open in 2007, where the Croat triumphed in straight sets, while they shared a victory apiece the previous year. However, Ljubicic has tumbled down the rankings from his career-high position of number three in May 2006 and is currently only just inside the top 50 at 48.

The 29-year-old's last ATP Tour title came in 2007 and he struggled with back injuries last year. Ljubicic pushed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to four sets in the second round of the Australian Open but failed to get past the last 16 in his home event in Zagreb last week, having never previously lost before the final.

Despite his losing record, Murray should be too strong for Ljubicic having improved significantly since their last meeting while the Croat has gone in the other direction. There was disappointment for the Scot yesterday, though, as he and countryman James Auckland lost 6-3, 6-4 to fourth seeds Julian Knowle and Andy Ram in the first round of the doubles.

Rotterdam also sees the return to action of world No 1 Rafael Nadal following his stunning victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open final.

Nadal and third seed Nikolay Davydenko are in the other half of the draw from Murray along with Tsonga and Gael Monfils, giving the Briton a good chance of reaching the final at least. If victorious today, Murray will face either Andreas Seppi or Thiemo De Bakker in the second round while Gilles Simon, David Ferrer and Robin Soderling are the other seeds in his half.

decrepitude
02-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Well done Andy, first round safely over 6-3 6-2. :)

To be honest it was a gift from Ivan Ljubicic, who had a Coria-esque attack of the yips on serving - except for the fact than when he wasn't serving faults he was serving aces.

Andi-M
02-10-2009, 10:55 PM
yay muzza. :bounce:

GL against Seppi!

16681
02-12-2009, 07:20 AM
Yes Andy is doing well again :) I think the A.O. was a good wake up call for Andy. He can't think he can just show up and the other player will think oh it's Murray I can't defeat him. Andy has to work hard and keep focused in every Match.

Betty
02-12-2009, 08:27 AM
seppi:scared:

MalwareDie
02-12-2009, 02:31 PM
Yes Andy is doing well again :) I think the A.O. was a good wake up call for Andy. He can't think he can just show up and the other player will think oh it's Murray I can't defeat him. Andy has to work hard and keep focused in every Match.

Don't forget that Andy also had the flu.

Betty
02-12-2009, 03:21 PM
another step is done, good :hug:

76 75

amdany
02-12-2009, 03:22 PM
yay Andy! congrats

Andi-M
02-12-2009, 03:41 PM
Not pretty but good enough. Keep going muzzza!!!!!!!

decrepitude
02-12-2009, 05:33 PM
Yes, quarter-final is a lot better than losing first round. . . and you have to fancy his chances against Gicquel. If he manages to concentrate that is. His low level of motivation in the early rounds worries me sometimes. Yes, it's great to play against the top guys - but you have to beat the others first, to meet the top ones. At least these days he does seem to be coming up with the wins even when he doesn't seem very motivated.

Corey Feldman
02-13-2009, 02:38 PM
7-6 4-5 v Gicquel here

Corey Feldman
02-13-2009, 02:47 PM
7-6 4-6 0-0

what a clown

Corey Feldman
02-13-2009, 03:13 PM
GSM A.Murray

so, semi final v Ancic next

Stawa
02-13-2009, 03:26 PM
7-6 4-6 0-0

what a clown

Haha :D Exactly what I was thinking while watching^^

I'm glad he started better in the third set. The match against Ancic is definitely going to be interesting.

Andi-M
02-13-2009, 06:10 PM
Lol this Murray has lost the invincibility he had at start of year. He's playing passive. He was Ok today but he can do sooo much better!!

Gl Vs Ancic Muz :kiss:

Corey Feldman
02-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Lol this Murray has lost the invincibility he had at start of year. He's playing passive.
so true

i hope that Flu (or whatever it was) in Aussie hasnt had some affect he's struggling to get back up to speed from

amdany
02-14-2009, 09:36 AM
good luck andy!

oh and he 's out of Marseille:http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135676&page=3

Betty
02-14-2009, 12:34 PM
he need to rest good decision!

ok nice start of the match
goooooooooooo

Betty
02-14-2009, 12:37 PM
5-1
andy is playing,serving well but mario is helping him:p

Betty
02-14-2009, 12:41 PM
6/1
andy u tried to lose this game but mario is generous:hearts:

decrepitude
02-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Andy wins 6-1 6-2 :woohoo:

That ankle problem is worrying, though. It didn't seem to bother him much until nearly the end, but he was positively hobbling then. Still, if he gets beaten in the final because of injury, so be it. Thank goodness he has withdrawn from Marseille next week.

Andi-M
02-14-2009, 02:11 PM
Well done Andy

Hope your well 4 final :hug:

amdany
02-14-2009, 05:45 PM
congrats Andy!

Andi-M
02-14-2009, 08:10 PM
Final Vs Nadal :drool:

Good luck Muz, hope your fit enough to play ur best :hug: :kiss: :hug:

l_mac
02-14-2009, 11:57 PM
I can't say that I will be pulling 100% for Andy tomorrow, but the final is win win for me.

All I hope is that Andy is physically ready.

scoobs
02-15-2009, 10:26 AM
Hope Andy's injury issues don't hamper him too much against Rafa, though I am not optimistic for his chances.

Glad he is resting next week.

decrepitude
02-15-2009, 11:06 AM
http://www.sparkimg.com/emoticons/pray.gif

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 12:39 PM
anyone around?

Corey Feldman
02-15-2009, 12:49 PM
:kiss:

5-2 Muzza first set

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 12:54 PM
6/3 1st set. Amazing play!!!!!!

:hearts: Muzza

Betty
02-15-2009, 12:55 PM
scoob wb:D:hug:
for now he looks well
c'mon!!

Betty
02-15-2009, 12:56 PM
yesssssssssssssssss:D

Jess22
02-15-2009, 12:58 PM
Great start :worship: hopefully he can keep this up :)

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 12:58 PM
He's playing sooo well. I love him!

Corey Feldman
02-15-2009, 01:01 PM
he should have broken Nadal in that game there

Betty
02-15-2009, 01:03 PM
yes he must not lose the opportunity special vs n 1

Jess22
02-15-2009, 01:10 PM
Oh my god that shot :eek:

Corey Feldman
02-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Betty supporting Muzza in this thread and sitting on the fence in Rafa thread :lol::worship:

Betty
02-15-2009, 01:19 PM
i like the both but i want andy wins:)

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:23 PM
typical concentartion dip by murray :rolleyes: 1-3

oh well 0:30...cmmonn!!!!!

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:26 PM
YaY broke straight back Vamooos Murray :bounce:

Betty...u have to support Murray! :kiss:

Corey Feldman
02-15-2009, 01:31 PM
just the worst serving day ive ever seen from him

he's fucking useless

Betty
02-15-2009, 01:34 PM
oneo f the rule of the tennis,,ur opponemnet has an injury c'mom make him to run....drop..short...
wake up boy"

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Breakfest. Come on Murray..Hold!!!!!!!!!

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:37 PM
yess villa scum losing!!

Betty
02-15-2009, 01:38 PM
YaY broke straight back Vamooos Murray :bounce:

Betty...u have to support Murray! :kiss:

i think rafa should not play here,specialy if he is not at 100%!, he needa to do a program like fed,it's true that he needs to play for to be at the top but.....
andy needs to keep more his concentration if he want win a gs

well now the both suck at the serve...

Jess22
02-15-2009, 01:40 PM
Nadal broke again :( Andy should have this set wrapped up by now

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:44 PM
Andy breaks again.

ATP ot WTA?

Andy HOLDDD!!!

amdany
02-15-2009, 01:47 PM
wta me thinks...

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:48 PM
6/3 4/6....please break andy. what are you thinking of??

Betty
02-15-2009, 01:50 PM
to fuck maybe?
unreal despite how rafa can play andy is a tot mug
unreal played so well the first set and then...
pff

wake up now!

Andi-M
02-15-2009, 01:51 PM
More breaks than dementieva - mauresmo game.

Murray breaks 1/0 now please HOLD!!!!!

Betty
02-15-2009, 01:55 PM
and finaly he holds!

amdany
02-15-2009, 02:07 PM
I feel sorry for Rafa:sad:but congrats Andy

scoobs
02-15-2009, 02:08 PM
Murray takes the title 63 46 60 but a bit of a disappointing final after the first set - the second was baffling and the third was completely one-sided. Shame for Nadal with his knee injury and respect to him for staying out there, taking the beating until the end. I admire him.

Betty
02-15-2009, 02:20 PM
yes scoob he is a champion
andy played well the first set ...but really he nedds to improve his concentration..sometime u can play very well but loses vs players like rafa at the 100% or fed so better when u have the opportunities keep them
btw i'm happy for his title..sorry for that injury

waiting for a andy played so boring and he was luckly gm thread;D u'll have to work scoob;)

Corey Feldman
02-15-2009, 02:25 PM
10th title, nice landmark :yeah: INDOOR King

Betty
02-15-2009, 02:28 PM
mike do u think rafa first set was the one of a bad injurt player?

16681
02-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Congrats to Andy on the win :yippee: I had no coverage of the Tournament at all. So I was using a scoring site. I couldn't believe the 6-0 3rd Set until I came on here and found out that Rafa had hurt his knee. I'm sorry about Rafa because I like him too :sad: But Andy still seems to come and go in Matches. Andy seems to have gotten stronger physically which I thought he needed. But now I think he needs to get mentally stronger.

decrepitude
02-15-2009, 03:32 PM
Darn computer (or server) - double post edited out

decrepitude
02-15-2009, 03:39 PM
Andy :worship:

Apparently Andy said on TV (I didn't hear it, I was watching on a livestream) that he lost focus during the medical timeout. Yes, well that was pretty obvious! He'll really have to work on that, it's not the first time it has happened.

Nice that Rafa didn't retire at the first sign of trouble unlike somebody I could mention. . . and nice to see the respect between the two players at the end.

It was a shame it had to end that way; I think Andy thoroughly deserved that first set, my only worry was whether he could keep that standard up. I felt he needed to win in straight sets because is so good at coming back, but that second set was really weird. Still, all the record books will say is that Andy won and has his 10th title.

It must be a bit worrying for the Rafa fans that he is having trouble with his knees so early in the season.

MsTree
02-15-2009, 05:07 PM
Poor Rafa but what a hero playing till the bitter end, every time I watch a Rafa match I get more impressed at how he handles himself!

And well done Andy, that first set was terrific, how the fuck you lost the second I'll never know, you should've put Rafa out of his misery!

Rest your ankle and come back stronger for Dubai! :)

NinaNina19
02-15-2009, 05:09 PM
Andy :).

l_mac
02-15-2009, 05:09 PM
Congrats to Andy :inlove: Keep building up those points, boy. #3 will be yours :D :D