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Benvenuto to Rome Andy..Pizza,trevi F.,Colosseum..the gladiator in kilt is coming..

Betty
04-23-2009, 01:33 PM
..to pass the R1 :scared:


go ANDY goooooooooooooooo!

scoobs
04-23-2009, 01:41 PM
:lol:

Betty
04-23-2009, 01:42 PM
:p

amdany
04-23-2009, 03:52 PM
love the thread title Betty :yeah: are you going to the tournament?

Betty
04-23-2009, 05:46 PM
no:awww: to far from milan:p

scoobs
04-23-2009, 06:12 PM
Andy is due to fly out to Rome tomorrow. He's been on the clay at the National Tennis Centre in London these past few days.

Draw for Rome will take place Saturday at noon.

MsTree
04-23-2009, 08:07 PM
C'mmmmmmmoooooooooooaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnn!!! :D
This year's clay season had suddenly become a lot more interesting ;)

MalwareDie
04-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Good luck to Andy.

Turquoise
04-24-2009, 04:30 AM
Love the thread title, Betty :yeah: Good luck to the gladiator in kilt.

Betty
04-25-2009, 12:02 PM
1] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs QUERREY, Sam USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
QUALIFIER vs [14] BLAKE, James USA

[9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs GASQUET, Richard FRA
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs GULBIS, Ernests LAT
FISH, Mardy USA vs ANDREEV, Igor RUS
BYE vs [6] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[4] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs i]QUALIFIER[/i]
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
[WC] CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs [15] CILIC, Marin CR

[12] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
BYE vs [7] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs BYE
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs TROICKI, Viktor SRB
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS vs [10] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[13] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs SAFIN, Marat RUS
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs BOLELLI, Simone ITA
[WC] STARACE, Potito ITA vs MONTANES, Albert ESP
BYE vs [3] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

[8] SIMON, Gilles FRA vs BYE
[WC] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA vs [WC] VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
QUALIFIER vs BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs [11] FERRER, David ESP

[16] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs SERRA, Florent FRA
QUALIFIER vs LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
QUALIFIER vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
BYE vs [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI

Andy in Rafa's half :(:scared:

scoobs
04-25-2009, 12:04 PM
Much the same as the Monte Carlo draw.

Andy in Rafa's half again

Likely opponents

R2 Kiefer
R3 Cilic
QF Davydenko/Gonzalez
SF Rafa
F Federer/Djokovic/?

Betty
04-25-2009, 12:05 PM
R2 Kiefer
R3 Cilic
no easy

scoobs
04-25-2009, 12:08 PM
Not a doddle, but winnable, I think - I'd be quite surprised if Andy lost those matches.

Betty
04-25-2009, 12:10 PM
well davy/gonzo are harder ,btw step by step,will depend of how he'll play...

bye at r1 is :scared:;) :lol:

MsTree
04-25-2009, 12:12 PM
I think he'll quite enjoy having another crack at Rafa on clay :D

decrepitude
04-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Go, Andy. Prove that Monte Carlo was not just a fluke (as some on GM would have it)

MsTree
04-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Andy will play a 1 set exhibition match against Bolelli on Stadio Pietrangeli on Sunday afternoon for "Fede Lux"
http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=452

scoobs
04-25-2009, 06:50 PM
That's a really nice idea and I'm glad Andy will be involved.

Corey Feldman
04-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Gl Andy

Benvenuto !!!!

Dan's Racket
04-26-2009, 04:13 PM
I think he will beat BYE. ;-)
good luck to Andy, let's hope he can carry on his impressive start on the clay!

MsTree
04-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Andy won his exho set with Bolelli 6-3

"On centre court at the moment we have Murray versus Bolelli in the exhibition match. The umpire is also the line judge so the players themselves are also being hawk-eyes, with Murray calling one of Bolelli’s shots in and giving the homester another chance, with the now very healthy crowd greatly appreciated. It’s 2-1 there with serve – Murray is playing very defensively, a yard behind the baseline, no doubt presaging what is to come this week. His left ankle is also sporting its usual big plastic protection."

http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=439

scoobs
04-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Andy won his exho set with Bolelli 6-3

"On centre court at the moment we have Murray versus Bolelli in the exhibition match. The umpire is also the line judge so the players themselves are also being hawk-eyes, with Murray calling one of Bolelli’s shots in and giving the homester another chance, with the now very healthy crowd greatly appreciated. It’s 2-1 there with serve – Murray is playing very defensively, a yard behind the baseline, no doubt presaging what is to come this week. His left ankle is also sporting its usual big plastic protection."

http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=439

I bloody hope not...

Betty
04-26-2009, 04:55 PM
i hope not too:scared:

Dan's Racket
04-26-2009, 04:58 PM
I hope not three

MsTree
04-26-2009, 05:20 PM
Do you not think Andy was just being a crowd pleaser? :devil: He does that so well :D

Betty
04-26-2009, 05:42 PM
i dont know i didnt see the match

crowd love him coz he is hot:drool::p

MalwareDie
04-26-2009, 06:52 PM
Playing a yard behind the baseline is just asking for a disaster to happen.

the_natural
04-26-2009, 11:07 PM
I think andy has a great shot at the title, rafa will probably verse querrey in the first round and thats a potential major upset (look at their last few matches and consider the quick turn around from barcelona, and querrey got nothin to lose plus a huge serve and groundies), but even if rafa makes it to the semis, this is the fastest of the clay courts (dunno maybe madrid will be faster this year? but im sure they would try to slow it down to suit the spaniards), its more like a hard court especially with the warmer conditions, andy has a brilliant shot at taking rafa out. Id like to see him take out nole in the finals if this happens. I dont want federer to get past the quarters (hell i dont even want him to make the quarters, the worse he does the closer to the number 2 position andy gets). Andy could potentially be number 2 by wimbledon, hell he could be by rg but its unlikely fed will lose early in rome or madrid.

I cant wait, end of this week, baring any really really really weird upsets, murray will be number 3, even if nole defends, if murray makes the quarters hes number 3 :D

Corey Feldman
04-27-2009, 12:22 PM
playing Querrey on clay for Nadal is a potential upset

no offence mate but have you been smoking crack while you made that post?

Betty
04-27-2009, 12:39 PM
if yes..share with us:p

do u know andy plays doubles too:unsure:
he is on court now

decrepitude
04-27-2009, 02:17 PM
Andy lost in the doubles, which I am really quite happy about - I don't like him wasting energy/risking injury in doubles. One match is OK, help him get used to the courts - though I doubt he'll play another match on Court 4. . .

His first round opponent will be Juan Monaco, who I think it is fair to say is a clay-court specialist, playing mostly on clay and having won 3 titles on the surface. Could be a potential banana-skin. Play well, Andy!

Betty
04-27-2009, 03:08 PM
tot agree with u,andy must play well for beat monaco:scared:

Dan's Racket
04-27-2009, 06:09 PM
Andy will wipe the floor with Monaco (hopes)

Andi-M
04-27-2009, 06:11 PM
Andy needs to show up in the 1st round for a change otherwise he's out.

the_natural
04-28-2009, 10:14 AM
playing Querrey on clay for Nadal is a potential upset

no offence mate but have you been smoking crack while you made that post?

none taken.

Crack is whack, but ill share

scoobs
04-28-2009, 10:48 AM
I'm a bit :scared: about this match

Betty
04-28-2009, 12:12 PM
no easy for sure..well with this rain the clay will be not so"clay":p

scoobs
04-28-2009, 01:26 PM
Realistically I can't see Andy playing today

Andi-M
04-28-2009, 05:31 PM
this weather is whack.

If Andy miraculously does get to play he will be on same time as football :mad:

Betty
04-28-2009, 05:37 PM
no will be tomorrow..
Rachel for who do u root tonight:p

Andi-M
04-28-2009, 06:02 PM
Vamos Barcalona

who are you supporing Betty?

Betty
04-28-2009, 06:06 PM
in those CL matches?
barca too

tomorrow Man U

Andi-M
04-28-2009, 06:23 PM
in those CL matches?
barca too

tomorrow Man U You have perfect taste except for this lol :p
Arsenal vs Barca final :hearts:

Betty
04-28-2009, 06:24 PM
:lol: where u come from which city?

Betty
04-28-2009, 06:28 PM
Q. Could you just talk about the match against Monaco? Clearly you just had recent experience playing him on hard court. What do you think he offers different on clay that is a challenge for you?

He plays well on hard and on clay. He had a bad illness last year, and before that he was ranked inside the top 20. He got to the fourth round of the US Open a couple years ago and pushed Djokovic really close. He plays well in the South America clay court tournaments at the start of most years, and that's where he's had most of his success. He obviously likes this surface. But I'm feeling better on the clay this year than I was last.

Q. Are you aware of the sort of very complex calculations about Nos. 2, 3, and 4 in the rankings? Have you sat down and worked out yourself how things are the next few weeks?
No. I'm a long way behind Federer. I need to win a lot of matches if I want to try and catch up to him. I know this week I'm pretty sure well, Novak has to win the tournament to stay 3, I think, you know. But looking at Federer, I haven't really thought about it. I've been asked about the No. 3 ranking a lot, and I'd be there if I didn't get penalized for withdrawing from one of the tournaments last year, which I didn't know what the rules were. I've only get my best 17 tournaments instead of my best 18, so hopefully that's not going to come back to bite me.

Q. Could you perhaps talk about the different elements? I mean, Monaco and now here and then Madrid, sort of three different types of clay and different conditions, et cetera, going into the French. Do you think it's tougher this year to prepare for the clay season with the different elements and conditions and the altitude and what have you?

No. I think it's, you know, the altitude does affect the game a bit, that's for sure. I guess a lot of the guys that are ranked a bit higher are taking a week off in between, you know, each tournament, which gives enough time to get to the tournaments early to practice and prepare properly. I don't think it should take you more than, you know, five days to sort of get used to the conditions. You know, I got here on Friday. You know, before Monte Carlo I was there on the Friday and didn't play until Tuesday. Madrid will be the same thing, and Paris I'll probably be there a couple days earlier. Shouldn't really be a problem.

Q. You played a doubles match just now. Do you get a feel for the courts based on that, or is it not something you can do in a doubles match?

No, I mean, the conditions out there today were terrible. It was so there was so much like from the trees and stuff blowing onto the court, like there's no clay on it at all. It was like really dusty. We all had to stop quite a few times to shield ourselves from the clay getting in our eyes. In conditions like that you don't really get used to a surface or whatever. I practiced a few days here, and, you know, I mean, it's a clay court. You play the same sort of way. You just adjust a little bit. It shouldn't be a problem.

Q. Those kind of conditions, have you seen those before, or is that a little bit abnormal?

I've played in very windy conditions before, it's just on the clay it becomes a bit different just because of a lot of stopping, you know, in between points and sort of you got to delay the points a bit because of the, you know, the clay sort of blowing into your eyes. You only really get it here. I mean, I practice in Barcelona a lot and it can get windy there, as well. I've seen bad conditions, it's just it's different playing in windy conditions on grass or hard.

Q. Anything about 10 Downing Street take you by surprise?

Not really. I mean, it was, I guess, kind of what you expected. Nice place. Obviously first time I had been there. It was nice to meet the prime minister. He was very, very nice. He knew a lot about everything as you would expect. No, it was great. Really enjoyed it.

Andi-M
04-28-2009, 06:31 PM
I live in Sheffield but support Arsenal. Fabregas, Arshavin, Eduardo, Walcott :worship:

Who is your Italian team?

Betty
04-28-2009, 06:34 PM
http://www.trool.it/files/images/inter_0.jpg

Betty
04-28-2009, 06:37 PM
http://www.ecodimilano.com/data/ecodimilano/ibra.gif

:inlove:
http://southpawandshaolin.com/album/images/MourinoGrrG_jpg.jpg

Andi-M
04-28-2009, 06:47 PM
I love Inter!

Mourhino anyway...so hott for an old guy!

Betty
04-28-2009, 06:52 PM
good taste rachel:kiss:

hold guy ehh :o :o with a lot of charm,boys should learn by him;)

Andi-M
04-28-2009, 06:59 PM
good taste rachel:kiss:

hold guy ehh :o :o with a lot of charm,boys should learn by him;)

Cant remember last time i met a guy my age with charm lol! I like older men but I'll make an exception for Andy :)

Betty
04-28-2009, 07:03 PM
well when i was young i prefered older too now if i should chose...depend of the man :lol:not too much younger(a part for andy :hearts: :lol: ,marat and the man in my avy :o)

Betty
04-29-2009, 11:33 AM
2-0 goooooooooooo

Betty
04-29-2009, 11:49 AM
6/1 this boy was born on clay:drool:

Betty
04-29-2009, 12:54 PM
second set pico
18 errors 7 winner
andy u must improven ow if u want stay in rome:scared:

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:18 PM
noooooooooooooooooo
this is the last time i open a thread:bigcry:why andy why

c'mon!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:20 PM
2-2 mamma mia

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:25 PM
2-3*pico
unreal

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:34 PM
nothing to say he is playing very bad now:sad:

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:39 PM
4-4

omg i'm losing kilos

no1 around:sad:

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:42 PM
5-4 siiiiiiii

break now please

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:50 PM
*6-5 pico:sad: the last drop short was a call for pico no hope anymore:sad:

Betty
04-29-2009, 01:55 PM
61 36 75 :sad: epic fail

scoobs
04-29-2009, 02:04 PM
Well my interest in this tournament just took a major hit

Betty
04-29-2009, 02:17 PM
tell me why i went in gm thread
idiots
luckly i'm not a mod:o

spaycehoppa
04-29-2009, 04:00 PM
I'm avoiding the Gm thread. Such a disapointing loss but i'm sure he'll bounce back at Madrid.

Andi-M
04-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Its my fault I'm Murray GoodLuck charm as I didnt watch he lost. :sad:

Never mind Betty!You make best thread title and Muzza out in 1st round :hug:

Betty
04-29-2009, 05:18 PM
of course he can lose on clay ecc ecc but was the way ...disappointed me

thk rachel:hug:

Corey Feldman
04-29-2009, 05:29 PM
the defeat his horrible tennis & attitude deserved

keep pushing on clay Andy, Gl with that :wavey:

amdany
04-29-2009, 05:31 PM
:sad: too bad, good luck in Madrid!!

Betty
04-29-2009, 05:33 PM
he was something like 2 metros behaind the line :o and pico i nthe court....

it's gone now learn and go to madrid....

Turquoise
04-30-2009, 05:07 AM
I love Murray, but passivity and complacency cost him the match.

I think Murray surprised even himself by reaching the semi’s in Monte-Carlo. In Rome, once he found himself winning the first set against Monaco so decisively, he let his foot off the gas and consequently dug himself a deep enough hole. Players like Monaco practically earn their living on clay, thus their strengths on that specific surface may be enough to counteract Murray’s all-court artistry and skills.

Good luck for Madrid, I do believe he will step up a gear there, competitive as he is.