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Road to the US Open - Andy's US Hardcourt Season: Ends in the 3rd round :sad:

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Sapeod
07-05-2010, 11:51 PM
Lost to Querrey in Los Angeles, won Toronto and has now lost to Fish for the 3rd time in a row this year in Cincinnati :o

On to the US Open :)
He can defend the US Open R4 last year and get some major points here, and even win it :D

GL Andy :yeah:
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Los Angeles, California

1st: BYE
2nd: def. Tim SMYCZEK (USA) 6-1 4-6 6-2
QFs: def. Alejandro FALLA (COL) 7-6(3) 6-1
SFs: def. Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) [4] 6-0 1-6 6-4
Fin: lt. Sam QUERREY (USA) [2] 7-5 6-7(2) 4-6

A disappointing week for Andy, struggled throughout the week with second set blips all over the place.
Had a match point against Querrey in the second, but couldn't convert, and ultimately lost the match :o

Hard-ish draw in Toronto, with Ferrer, Gulbis, Nalbandian and Soderling all in his quarter all of them possible quarterfinal opponents :o
Is defending his no.4 ranking and a title here :tape:

Toronto Masters, Ontario

1st: BYE
2nd: def. Xavier MALISSE (BEL) 7-5 6-2
3rd: def. Gael MONFILS (FRA) [15] 6-2 0-6 6-3
QFs: def. David NALBANDIAN (ARG) 6-2 6-2
SFs: def. Rafael NADAL (SPA) [1] 6-3 6-4
Fin: def. Roger FEDERER (SWI) [3] 7-5 7-5

Wins his 5th MS title, his first title of the year and 15th title overall :yeah:
h2h vs. Federer is now 7-5, while his h2h vs. Nadal is now 4-8 :)
Fuck yeah :rocker2:

Easy quarter on paper, in Cincinnati, but could be very difficult if he has lapses.

Cincinnati Masters, Ohio

1st: BYE
2nd: def. Jeremy CHARDY (FRA) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-2
3rd: def. Ernests GULBIS (LAT) 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
QFs: lt. Mardy FISH (USA) [WC] 7-6(7) 1-6 6-7(5)

Very disappointing result, was close to winning.
He has now lost to Fish 3 fucking times in a row this year, which he shouldn't be doing :(
Anyway, has a week off now before US Open starts :D
On to the final slam of the year where he'll be seeded 4th :rocker2:

US Open, New York

1st: def. Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-3 6-2 6-2
2nd: def. Dustin Brown (JAM) 7-5 6-3 6-0
3rd: lt. Stanislas Wawrinka (SWI) [25] 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 3-6 3-6

Terrible, terrible performance against Wawrinka, but credit to Stanislas :worship:

So ends the American hardcourt season for Andy, and a pretty disappointing end.
On to the last part of the year - The Road to WTF :scared:

GL for the rest of the year, Andy :yeah:

Ace Zero
07-20-2010, 04:59 PM
andy_murray Hitting wIth my friend dani vallverdu later. A while since I picked up a racquet so gonna be interesting.
about 3 hours ago via UberTwitter

Last time he had a break of this sort of length was after the Aussie, let's hope this return will be a little bit more fruitful.

scoobs
07-21-2010, 09:48 PM
Hopefully he's ready for a good assault on the hardcourts...

Ad Wim
07-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Don't you guys think it's too long a break? Wouldn't he be better off to play one tournament in preparation of the TMSs? LA, like Djokovic does?

scoobs
07-22-2010, 04:36 PM
I don't know...it seems like he tends to feel better after he's had a break and done a heavy training block, it seems to put him in the right frame of mind. Hopefully the post-Australia blues are long behind him and he's getting ready for a serious assault on the US Open

MsTree
07-23-2010, 04:32 PM
I'm not expecting anything from him, therefore I can only be happy at what he does accomplish :) Vamos Andy :D

Smoke944
07-24-2010, 04:55 AM
Playing Los Angeles? :scratch:

Ad Wim
07-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Haha, he listened to me! Very good choice imo, get some match practice in before the big tournaments. This way he comes more prepared than the other top guys.

scoobs
07-24-2010, 09:20 AM
Djokovic withdrew last minute, looks like they somehow secured Andy as a replacement.

enigma
07-24-2010, 03:35 PM
Farmers Classic

Singles Main Draw

[1/WC] MURRAY, Andy (GBR) vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs GABASHVILI, Teymuraz (RUS)
BECK, Karol (SVK) vs FALLA, Alejandro (COL)
LACKO, Lukas (SVK) vs [5] GULBIS, Ernests (LAT)

[4] LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP) vs BYE
MALISSE, Xavier (BEL) vs SELA, Dudi (ISR)
MAYER, Leonardo (ARG) vs [WC] BLAKE, James (USA)
BECKER, Benjamin (GER) vs [8] FISH, Mardy (USA)

[6] TIPSAREVIC, Janko (SRB) vs GIRALDO, Santiago (COL)
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
VLIEGEN, Kristof (BEL) vs [WC] SWEETING, Ryan (USA)
BYE vs [3] BAGHDATIS, Marcos (CYP)

[7] ZEBALLOS, Horacio (ARG) vs SCHUETTLER, Rainer (GER)
QUALIFIER vs GINEPRI, Robby (USA)
[SE] ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA) vs MARCHENKO, Illya (UKR)
BYE vs [2] QUERREY, Sam (USA)

Smoke944
07-24-2010, 04:28 PM
On a very random note, has he decided to stop wearing a hat for good?

scoobs
07-25-2010, 06:27 AM
Yeah I think so - certainly for his matches. Not sure why.

Sapeod
07-26-2010, 09:57 PM
He Is Playing In Los Angeles.
Surely His 15 Title Will Come Here.
Seems He Knows That His No.4 Ranking is Up For Grabs At Toronto.

tennizen
07-26-2010, 11:09 PM
Good to see Andy playing. Makes this week much more bearable-tennis wise.

Turquoise
07-27-2010, 09:47 AM
I've been in tennis hiatus for too long. Finally, something to look forward to. Go Andy!

Goldenoldie
07-27-2010, 03:56 PM
Fish in Andy's half of the draw. Could be interesting with a point to prove.

scoobs
07-27-2010, 07:46 PM
Andy has parted ways with Miles Maclagan.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8860446.stm

Interesting decision and timing....

There is some suggestion that it is Miles who initiated the split after becoming unhappy that Alex Corretja was gaining more and more influence, but I'm not convinced about that, the coach dumping the player in this case would be very unusual, unless there were other reasons - travel, etc.

MsTree
07-27-2010, 08:24 PM
Just saw it on Twitter. The beeb article makes it sound all very amicable!
Pity though, Miles is nice eyecandy to have courtside :drool:

Turquoise
07-28-2010, 07:06 AM
I'm going to miss Miles. Eyecandy, as MsTree said :drool: I was hoping that he would be the one initiating the split, being the honourable thing to do. There comes a time when a coach cannot take a player to that extra step even if he's doing all the right things. No matter the circumstances, I wish Miles the best of success in his future endeavours. I do hope that Andy will be primed psychologically and physically for the US Open and that the coaching issue will be resolved sooner than later.

tennizen
07-28-2010, 01:08 PM
I think it's a good move. Hopefully, he will get Cahill.

Betty
07-28-2010, 08:27 PM
tot agreed hema, he needed to change something:)

yes let s hope for Cahill:D:hearts:

scoobs
07-30-2010, 04:45 AM
Murray 61 46 62

First set was very comfortable.

Second set should have been but he seemed to back off a bit like he so often does when it's all coming easy, and it stops coming easy.

He definitely was struggling with the hip or groin though in the third set, totally softballing in serves by the end and not moving well at all. Probably the usual surface adjustment niggles that he always seems to get. Hopefully he can work those out of his system this week and be good to go in Toronto.

Sapeod
07-31-2010, 02:25 AM
Falla in a little while.
Should be am easy win for Andy if he has adjusted to the courts now.

Sapeod
07-31-2010, 04:30 AM
Good win against Falla.

Feli next :bounce:

scoobs
07-31-2010, 06:32 AM
Not too bad...

Didn't see it though, needed my sleep this time.

Betty
07-31-2010, 06:37 AM
let s go:sport:

MsTree
07-31-2010, 08:11 AM
Another 3.30 am start! :( I've really struggled the last two nights!
The ridiculous backwards baseball cap last night didn't help :tape: And did he really break a racket on his foot or was I dreaming that?

Betty
07-31-2010, 08:14 AM
did u wake up for watch it????????:eek::worship:

i cant stay awake and then go to work:o

MsTree
07-31-2010, 08:24 AM
Yeah I tried to go to sleep early and set the alarm - I admit to falling asleep again at least a couple of times though :lol: Better when the tournies are on the east coast of the States, I can just about manage to stay up for them :)

scoobs
07-31-2010, 08:36 AM
Backward baseball cap?

No Andy....that's no. Leave that to Gasquet, it's really all he has.

MsTree
07-31-2010, 09:41 AM
:lol: My thoughts exactly Scoobs. If he wants to wear a hat, he should go for a beanie or a bucket!
Did no one else watch it then? I recorded the stream but it's so LQ and Andy looked like an idiot so I'm loath to watch it again to see the foot incident :lol:

scoobs
07-31-2010, 10:15 AM
can you upload the LQ stream? Did you record the Smyczek one even though it lost pictures for about 15 mins.

MsTree
07-31-2010, 12:24 PM
Yes and yes. They're only 480x360 and poor even for that resolution! And yes the Smyczek one is missing the end of the 2nd set and the first couple of games of the 3rd. I'll need to find a way to edit them as the doubles follows straight after. I'll make a start on it! :)

Sapeod
07-31-2010, 10:48 PM
On at 3.30 again :o
This is hell.
No wonder I prefer European tournaments :o

star
08-01-2010, 03:08 AM
can you upload the LQ stream? Did you record the Smyczek one even though it lost pictures for about 15 mins.
Why aren't you up watching?

MsTree
08-01-2010, 04:54 AM
Well he squeaked through again. Nice line in 2nd set wobbles he's having this tourney!

scoobs
08-01-2010, 07:14 AM
I meant to be up watching....I fell asleep :(

Oh well, at least he won.

Both he and Querrey have been sorta limping through this tournament with ropey performances but they're both in the final anyway.

At least this one is at a vaguely watchable time too.

MsTree
08-01-2010, 09:07 AM
I've uploaded the Smyczek & Falla matches, I've made a start on the Lopez SF :) You need your beauty sleep whereas I'm past the point of it making a difference! :lol:

Jade Fox
08-01-2010, 10:02 AM
:wavey:

I've been away on vacation. Good to see Andy's not completely sucking in my absence.

But what's with the knee? Anyone know?

scoobs
08-01-2010, 10:19 AM
I've uploaded the Smyczek & Falla matches, I've made a start on the Lopez SF :) You need your beauty sleep whereas I'm past the point of it making a difference! :lol:
you are an angel :)

let me know if there's any matches i have that i haven't sent you yet.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 10:19 AM
:wavey:

I've been away on vacation. Good to see Andy's not completely sucking in my absence.

But what's with the knee? Anyone know?
just the usual problem he has with a change of surface, I suspect.

plus getting his body back to match sharpness in general.

Betty
08-01-2010, 11:10 AM
:rocker:FINAL

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:47 AM
let's get the title Muzza :D

scoobs
08-01-2010, 12:10 PM
The LA final is on British Eurosport 2 at 10pm :D

MsTree
08-01-2010, 12:48 PM
The LA final is on British Eurosport 2 at 10pm :D

:woohoo: No crappy quality stream :D Good spot though, it wasn't on the EPG yesterday!

let me know if there's any matches i have that i haven't sent you yet.

You sorted me out at the time but if you were feeling generous I would love to watch
06/06/05 ATP Queens R3 [6] Johansson, T Murray or
29/08/05 US Open R1 Murray Pavel
Can never get enough young Andy ;)

scoobs
08-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Yes they've only just added this today, they weren't planning to show any of LA.

So that's good then.

Sapeod
08-01-2010, 02:46 PM
The LA final is on British Eurosport 2 at 10pm :D
I don't have British Eurosport :sad:

There will still be a stream, won't there?

scoobs
08-01-2010, 03:13 PM
i expect so, yes.

Sapeod
08-01-2010, 06:37 PM
very good.

MsTree
08-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Come on Andy! Broken already :(

scoobs
08-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Come on Andy, break and take the set!

MsTree
08-01-2010, 10:11 PM
Qyerrey gave him that set :lol:
Still at least he's a bit more fired up now :)

scoobs
08-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Come on Andy, let's get this finished.

Duncan
08-01-2010, 10:58 PM
Andy has played this TB very poorly.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 10:59 PM
Oh FFS :retard:

Final set it is.

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:00 PM
Not seen him like this ina while. He's lost his head. Swearing and mouthing off lots. I hate seeing him like this.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:02 PM
yes.

He needs to get a grip again.

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:04 PM
he is very vocal tonight :unsure:

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:07 PM
i suspect this is always going to crop up every now and then.

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:12 PM
is the dog in your avi is the one out of inspector gadget?

It's been bugging me all night.

Come on Andy. I'm worried he might lose this now. He should be beating Querrey in his sleep.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:13 PM
Yes it's Inspector Gadget's dog, Brains.

I'd rather he won obviously, but it's only a 250, I'm not all that fussed.

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm worried his game is getting more passive and he hasn't won anything even an MM since November. He needs this for confidence.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:17 PM
I'm worried his game is getting more passive and he hasn't won anything even an MM since November. He needs this for confidence.
well maybe that's a good thing -winning this playing like this could be a false dawn for the future.

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:20 PM
Don't do a Youzhny Andy. :unsure:

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:21 PM
fucks sake.

bps for Querrey

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:22 PM
Ouch.

4-2 Querrey

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:23 PM
this is so depressing I am going to be so annoyed if both Richie and Andy lose in one day.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:24 PM
I got a win from Juanqui, I don't suppose I should be greedy

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:26 PM
Andy is making himself bleed but it worked for him at Queens last year.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:27 PM
well he's gonna have to hope for a querrey choke here, if he can hold first.

scoobs
08-01-2010, 11:36 PM
meh, whatever.

Jade Fox
08-01-2010, 11:46 PM
meh, whatever.

Exactly. :rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
08-01-2010, 11:46 PM
I can't believe he had sodding match points :(

Goldenoldie
08-02-2010, 01:06 AM
I suppose the positive thing is that he wasn't defending any points

Duncan
08-02-2010, 06:26 AM
I cant believe i stayed up for that last night, was so pissing annoyed when i went to bed!

Betty
08-02-2010, 12:19 PM
:(:awww:

MsTree
08-02-2010, 05:21 PM
I fell asleep before the end of the second set :( Too many early starts this week. Was really pissed off this morning when I found out he'd lost it! :tape:

Sapeod
08-02-2010, 05:37 PM
Poor loss.

Guess the good thing about it, is he earned 150 points and didn't lose any.

scoobs
08-03-2010, 08:52 AM
Andy is hanging around in LA to train the early part of this week before heading up to Toronto for the 1000 event next week, where he is defending champion.

enigma
08-07-2010, 03:06 AM
Nadal
Dancevic -Wawrinka
L. Mayer - Q
Q - Querrey
Cilic - Troicki
Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber
Duclos - Q
Roddick

Murray
Malisse - Berrer
Lopez - de Bakker
Gonzalez - Monfils
Ferrer - Nalbandian
Robredo - Q
Gulbis - Bellucci
Soderling

Berdych
Stakhovsky - Gasquet
Dolgopolov - Petzschner
Simon - Youzhny
Almagro - Q
Llodra - Giraldo
Chela - Falla
Federer

Davydenko
Q - Stepanek
Baghdatis - Chardy
Schwank - Verdasco
Melzer - Polansky
Hanescu - Raonic
Q - Benneteau
Djokovic

Sapeod
08-07-2010, 08:50 AM
Malisse or Berrer should be an easy first match for Andy.
Lopez or Monfils should be harder, but I can see him advancing comfortably.
Then it starts getting tricky.

Ad Wim
08-07-2010, 10:34 AM
Should make quarters easy and then revenge against Soderling. But he hasn't played any HC-matches for a long time, he can also crash out against Nalbandian.

I think Murray can do very well here, because he played LA. He is the only top player who has some matches under his belt, hopefully that advantage pays off.

tennizen
08-07-2010, 01:33 PM
I have no read on how he's playing at the moment. Definitely a shadow of his former self on hard court.A win here would give him much needed confidence I think.

scoobs
08-10-2010, 08:41 AM
Malisse-Berrer will be today so Andy's first match will be on Wednesday

He already lost in doubles with Hutchins.

scoobs
08-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Andy due up third on stadium vs Malisse.

Sapeod
08-11-2010, 06:49 PM
Will start play shortly :)
Should be an easy victory for Andy :D

Andi-M
08-11-2010, 07:55 PM
break down to malisse ugh! not looking good

Sapeod
08-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Murray looking better now.

Andi-M
08-11-2010, 08:28 PM
Yeh Mugray had better win this first set now.

Cmon Andy :D

scoobs
08-11-2010, 09:20 PM
75 62

Not too bad all round though not much to shout about.

scoobs
08-12-2010, 09:31 PM
62 06 63

What is that?

Still, he won, I guess.

scoobs
08-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Murray is so going to lose to Nalbandian.

I am NOT happy at this prospect.

Goldenoldie
08-13-2010, 09:47 AM
Murray is so going to lose to Nalbandian.

I am NOT happy at this prospect.

He won't just lose - unless there is a big improvement he will be humiliated.

I'm putting some vcash on Nalbandian.

scoobs
08-13-2010, 10:15 AM
Probably wise.

Unless fat dave is feeling tired, this could be ugly - Nalbandian knows exactly how to play Andy.

Watch out for lots of attacks wide to Andy's backhand, getting a sliced response which David ghosts into the net to take on, volleying into the open space.

MsTree
08-13-2010, 05:04 PM
I am of the same opinion, this might be painful! :ignore:

Jade Fox
08-13-2010, 05:50 PM
He won't just lose - unless there is a big improvement he will be humiliated.

I'm putting some vcash on Nalbandian.

Probably wise.

Unless fat dave is feeling tired, this could be ugly - Nalbandian knows exactly how to play Andy.

Watch out for lots of attacks wide to Andy's backhand, getting a sliced response which David ghosts into the net to take on, volleying into the open space.

I am of the same opinion, this might be painful! :ignore:


I think Andy must have read this forum and was pissed off with what you guys were saying about him cause he's blitzing Nalby right now.

MsTree
08-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Good! :devil:

scoobs
08-13-2010, 06:20 PM
:hearts:

This is beautiful...

Jade Fox
08-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Seriously, WHO IS THIS DUDE?

And what has he done with Andy?

Aggressive returns, aggressive forehands, GOAT serving. David isn't playing well, but that's because Andy's not letting him.

MsTree
08-13-2010, 06:26 PM
Well I thoroughly enjoyed watching that! :D All the more so seeing as I was so pessimistic beforehand :lol:

scoobs
08-13-2010, 06:27 PM
I have waited more than FIVE YEARS to see that happen - and in style as well :sport:

Betty
08-13-2010, 06:28 PM
i didnt expect it:D

goooooooooooooo

Andi-M
08-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Fuk YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

scoobs
08-13-2010, 10:19 PM
Draw for Cincy is out

[1] Nadal vs BYE
Q vs Lopez
Llodra vs Benneteau
Wawrinka vs [14] Almagro

[11] Cilic vs Baghdatis
Bellucci vs Q
Mathieu vs Hanescu
BYE vs [7] Berdych


[3] Federer vs BYE
Q vs Blake
Zeballos vs Kohlschreiber
Q vs [16] Monfils

[10] Ferrer vs Dolgopolov
Querrey vs Petzschner
Ginepri vs Q
BYE vs [6] Davydenko

---------------------------------------------

[8] Verdasco vs BYE
Simon vs Fish
Berrer vs Robredo
Gasquet vs [12] Youzhny

[13] Melzer vs Q
Gulbis vs Young
Q vs Chardy
BYE vs [4] Murray


[5] Soderling vs BYE
Hewitt vs Lu
Monaco vs De Bakker
Stakhovsky vs [9] Roddick

[15] Ljubicic vs Nalbandian
Isner vs Kubot
Stepanek vs Troicki
BYE vs [2] Djokovic

Sapeod
08-13-2010, 10:23 PM
GO SCOTLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hardest quarter of the draw has been conquered :rocker2:

Sapeod
08-13-2010, 10:24 PM
He's in Djokovic's half in Cinci?
Fed/Nadal semi?

Anyway, shbould make the final there then.
He has an easy quarter there.

Goldenoldie
08-14-2010, 09:10 AM
I wasn't able to watch the match, and when I saw 62 62 I thought, "Oh well, no worse than I expected".
When I saw he had won by that score, not lost, I nearly fell off my chair.

I am coming to the conclusion that there are two Andy Murrays, identical in every respect except that one of them can play tennis and the other can't. Which one will turn up against Nadal, I wonder??

scoobs
08-14-2010, 09:14 AM
:lol:

MsTree
08-14-2010, 07:09 PM
Right, we're on :D Vamos Andy!

scoobs
08-14-2010, 07:11 PM
let's go, Andy!

Cloudygirl
08-14-2010, 07:14 PM
oh crap I hate it so much when these two play each other.

MsTree
08-14-2010, 07:33 PM
I'm going to be hiding behind the sofa before the end of this one :lol:

scoobs
08-14-2010, 07:35 PM
They're really butting heads at the moment, bulls on heat.

Cloudygirl
08-14-2010, 07:38 PM
I really dislike Rafa's pink shirt it's worse than that bright yellow one that Gilles and Stan were wearing for a while.

scoobs
08-14-2010, 07:39 PM
yeah it's nasty.

Cloudygirl
08-14-2010, 07:41 PM
it's distracting I keep looking at his shirt instead of the ball. Maybe it's a deliberate ploy against his opponents ;)

scoobs
08-14-2010, 07:48 PM
couple of bps for Nadal here.

scoobs
08-14-2010, 07:56 PM
both have now had narrow escapes on serve.

Andy doesn't know how narrow - one bp he served a double but it wasn't called and Rafa failed to challenge the second serve - he's a lucky boy.

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:01 PM
Murray breaks for *5-3 and will serve for the set.

He is struggling, Nadal, serving very poorly and it's dragging his whole game down.

I don't think I've ever seen Nadal serve in the 40s.

Cloudygirl
08-14-2010, 08:02 PM
if Rafa finds his serve Andy will be in trouble but if not Andy will win.

MsTree
08-14-2010, 08:06 PM
That was an epic hold to go 4-3 :D Vamos!!! And a great way to take the set :D:D:D

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:06 PM
First set Andy 6-3

3 aces, a DF and then a big forehand winner to seal the set, nicely done.

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:21 PM
Andy a set and 2-1 with a break.

MsTree
08-14-2010, 08:22 PM
Fucking marvellous :D
This Andy is good ;)

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:23 PM
ooof that backhand down the line....

sexy as all get out.

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:37 PM
back on serve

3-3

Rafa has stepped it up

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:48 PM
Murray's wheels falling off a bit here, he's bps down again

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:50 PM
saves 2bps to hold for 4-4

That was crucial

MsTree
08-14-2010, 08:51 PM
That was nearly behind the sofa time, right there :lol:

MsTree
08-14-2010, 08:52 PM
That BH return :hearts:

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:53 PM
0-40

beautiful

come on Andy....rebreak time

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:55 PM
C
O
M
E

O
N
!!!

MsTree
08-14-2010, 08:55 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! :woohoo:

Andy serving for the match :D

6-3 6-4. Great stuff! :D

Cloudygirl
08-14-2010, 09:00 PM
If only he played like that all the time

scoobs
08-14-2010, 09:05 PM
63 64

Perfect :D

Sapeod
08-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Amazing win!!!


GO SCOTLAND!!!!!
COME ON MURRAY!!!

amdany
08-14-2010, 09:45 PM
:banana: nicely done Andy :D

Andi-M
08-14-2010, 10:28 PM
:woohoo: Loving your work Andy. Fantastic performance :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

scoobs
08-14-2010, 10:35 PM
It's just good to know that all this is still in him, just needs to find a way to keep bringing it out.

Jade Fox
08-15-2010, 01:40 AM
Yay this new aggressive Andy needs to show up for the final tomorrow. He may have the advantage but underestimating Roger would be stupid.

Duncan
08-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Just got to love the attacking version of Andy Murray! Rafa doesn't get outplayed often but last night was very impressive! :D

scoobs
08-15-2010, 05:35 PM
Match soon to start

But there's a bit of rain falling just now as they're getting ready to warm up.

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:04 PM
:D:D:D He's got off to a fantastic start! 3-0 with a double break :D

Keep it up Andy!

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:07 PM
well it good that he had broken twice isn't it :lol:

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Nah I hexed him, Fed got a break back :tape:

scoobs
08-15-2010, 06:10 PM
Murray backed off in those two games, level and aggression has dropped appreciably from the first three games.

*3-2

Needs to watch it here or we could be back on serve in a minute or two.

Betty
08-15-2010, 06:12 PM
ls didnt work
but was a delay at the strat?:eek:

cmooooooooooon andyyyyyyy

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:12 PM
the great scot msg FTW

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:14 PM
ls didnt work
but was a delay at the strat?:eek:

cmooooooooooon andyyyyyyy

Yes, it started raining just as they were about to warm up.

scoobs
08-15-2010, 06:14 PM
Good game to hold, getting his body forward through the ball again and getting forward onto anything short.

Betty
08-15-2010, 06:16 PM
no l.s for me:bigcry:
damn this f***** connection
please score is?

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:17 PM
4-3 to Andy with a break

Betty
08-15-2010, 06:19 PM
thk:scared:

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:21 PM
backhand down the line was just a beaut wasn't it!

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:22 PM
5-3 to Andy Fed to serve to stay in the set :)

Fed's coming into the net quite a bit and Andy's just been ripping them past him :)

Betty
08-15-2010, 06:24 PM
live stream doesnt work but finaly the atp live score works:D
5-3 goooooooooooo

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:25 PM
5-4 Andy to serve for the 1st set. Vamos! :D

FFS Andy! 0-30

The net's being horrible to Andy! Back on serve 5-5 :o

scoobs
08-15-2010, 06:28 PM
Don't fuck this up now Andy

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:31 PM
what a rude crowd. you cheer a double fault :mad:

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:32 PM
where's the loud cheer for that double fkn fault? :mad: get this andy

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:37 PM
DESERVES the first set!!!!

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:37 PM
The crowd are mainly Fed fans :( They don't know any better!

What a mad game! That was one of the worst mishits I've seen Fed make :lol:

No way did Andy break back FFS! :tape: Andy serving for the set again! Mad as a box of frogs!

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 06:38 PM
i appreciate that most are fed fans but they should still hold back that many cheers for a double fault IMO. and lets go serve this out andy

scoobs
08-15-2010, 06:38 PM
Murray rebreaks for *6-5

Bizarre stuff happening out there.

Very mental match, literally...all in the mind.

MsTree
08-15-2010, 06:41 PM
I agree Jamie O, it's very bad form to cheer a DF.

2 SPs!!! Come on Andy!

:D Andy takes it 7-5 :D

scoobs
08-15-2010, 06:47 PM
Not really sure how to explain what happened there so I'll just take it.

First set Murray has won over Federer in a final.

scoobs
08-15-2010, 07:00 PM
brief rain delay here.

scoobs
08-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Not so brief.

I wonder who this favours.

MsTree
08-15-2010, 07:33 PM
Hmmm I'm wondering that too. Hope he's somehow raising his aggression levels and comes out firing on all cylinders like the start of the match!

scoobs
08-15-2010, 07:34 PM
Me too. I was getting a bit concerned before they went off, so hopefully it allows Andy to reset and get back to how he started

MsTree
08-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Nice present from Fed there :D

scoobs
08-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Set and a break now....

but still plenty of way to go.

scoobs
08-15-2010, 08:08 PM
More rain.

:rolleyes:

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 08:18 PM
damn what's the score in the second set?

MsTree
08-15-2010, 09:01 PM
We're back :) Come on!!!

Oh FFS :o Back on serve 3-3

Cloudygirl
08-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Play AGGRESSIVELY

MsTree
08-15-2010, 09:22 PM
Yes!!!! Andy serving for the match! 6-5

MsTree
08-15-2010, 09:30 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7-5 7-5 You beauty! :woohoo:

amdany
08-15-2010, 09:30 PM
:woohoo: congrats Andy :banana:

Cloudygirl
08-15-2010, 09:32 PM
see Andy you can play Roger and beat him in finals. Please remember this at the USO and other slams :)

Betty
08-15-2010, 09:33 PM
before Rafa and now Federer

great andy:banana::banana:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Cloudygirl
08-15-2010, 09:34 PM
Nalby Federer and Nadal not a bad haul of scalps in one week.

scoobs
08-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes!

MsTree
08-15-2010, 09:39 PM
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes!

Nice Meg Ryan impression :devil:

scoobs
08-15-2010, 09:39 PM
So nice to see Roger having to do the gracious loser speech in favour of Andy for a change :D

Cloudygirl
08-15-2010, 09:43 PM
Yep it has made my day and I've lost what little voice I had.

Well done Andy. Hope you win many more.

MsTree
08-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Sky didn't show the trophy ceremony, did anyone record the stream?

Sapeod
08-15-2010, 10:09 PM
Well done, Andy :D

15 title :banana:
5th MS title :woohoo:
Beating Nadal and Federer :bounce:
Keeing your no.4 ranking next week :yeah:
Up to no.3 in the race, just a few hundred points behind Fed :eek:

GREAT WEEK, MUZZA :bigclap:

Jade Fox
08-15-2010, 10:10 PM
Four for you Andy Coco, four for you. :worship:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-15-2010, 10:30 PM
Well done Andy I'm so fucking happy right now! :aparty::drink: First title in 2010! :kiss:

It's very great and important to see Andy can beat Federer in the final. :hearts: Also great to beat Nadal and Nalbandian in the same tourney.
He has to improve his first serve percentage and drop shots but glad he played aggressive style and was quite good at crucial points.I'm impressed by his backhand the most. :eek: The first set is crucial,I thought it was over when he was broken back twice.Rain is annoying but as long as he wins,it's alright.

I always prefer attacker to pusher,and brand new Andy! :rocker2:

scoobs
08-15-2010, 10:43 PM
Andy found a more effective balance between attack and defence this week, and it will be interesting to see if he maintains this through Cincy and the US Open.

JamieOwen3
08-15-2010, 11:51 PM
i always thaught he attacked when he played rafa after wimbledon 2008 in every match after that,and he did attack in AO 2007 but wasn't ready. i felt he needed to attack against roger more because he was saying in interviews he would retrieve and id be like no fuck that andy attack. im happy he did this week and title so deserved and went to the right player :yeah:

16681
08-15-2010, 11:56 PM
AAAANNNNNNNDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :dance: :banana: :rocker: :yippee: :bowdown: :bigclap: :clap2: :worship: BRING ON THE U.S. OPEN :D

MurrayFan1
08-16-2010, 10:38 PM
He was quality last week.

He was just sublime against Nadal, possibly the best I have ever seen him play. He was a bit up and down against Federer, but rarely looked like losing.

Turquoise
08-17-2010, 06:20 AM
Congratulations Andy! What a superb week of tennis, great focus, impressive scalps - Nalbandian, Nadal and Federer. And thanks for giving me a beautiful birthday present in the final against Federer. I'm still grinning like a Cheshire cat.

Good luck in Cincinnati. Stay fit and motivated but don't take unecessary risks. Most important thing is to be primed for the big stage at US Open.

MsTree
08-18-2010, 06:53 PM
We're almost there. Andy v Jim next up on court :)

scoobs
08-18-2010, 07:22 PM
Come on Andy, let's go.

3-2 on serve, pretty comfortable so far.

MsTree
08-18-2010, 07:35 PM
I :hearts: Jim, he's my 2nd favourite Frenchie :drool: He's so pretty :inlove: </shallow fangirlism>

scoobs
08-18-2010, 07:46 PM
yeah me too and his legs for some reason make me all moist.

but he's being hammered here really.

MsTree
08-18-2010, 07:57 PM
I'd never made it away from his face before, but yes he's got nice legs too :lol:

He's maybe waiting for Andy's 2nd set slump to let rip :)

MsTree
08-18-2010, 08:10 PM
Back on serve 3-3, Much better game from Jim taking advantage of the dip Andy's serve %. Now it's getting interesting!

And a bit of self harm from Andy :tape:

scoobs
08-18-2010, 08:21 PM
Oh stop fucking about Andy - he's had a sleepy 15 minutes.

MsTree
08-18-2010, 08:22 PM
4 breaks of serve in a row!!!
Mind you Lars Graff was responsible for one of them with that shocker of an overrule :(

5 breaks in a row!!! Andy serving for the match.

scoobs
08-18-2010, 08:29 PM
oh jesus wept.

MsTree
08-18-2010, 08:29 PM
6 breaks in a row!!! FFS!!!

scoobs
08-18-2010, 08:31 PM
this is appalling
what is he doing?


Chardy 6-5*

scoobs
08-18-2010, 08:44 PM
:rolleyes:

That was the worst half a set of tennis I have seen from Andy since Monte Carlo.

scoobs
08-18-2010, 09:19 PM
FINALLY

63 67 62

madness.

Jade Fox
08-18-2010, 09:21 PM
oh jesus wept.

And then he took the wheel before I could run over Andy.

He just loves to torture us huh?

MsTree
08-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Well despite both their best efforts, one of them won the match in the end :lol:

scoobs
08-18-2010, 09:28 PM
well it was just weird

But he got it done in the end.

somehow. :tape:

Sapeod
08-18-2010, 11:10 PM
That was pretty bad.
But knowing Andy, one bad performance doesn't really mean anything.

Turquoise
08-19-2010, 04:59 AM
Maddeningly frustrating second set. But a win's a win. Hope for better focus against Gulbis.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-19-2010, 03:51 PM
After an odd 2nd set,I fell asleep! :lol:
As long as he won,I won't mind! ;) But better win in 2 today,Andy! :rocker2:

Sapeod
08-19-2010, 04:01 PM
Might be another 3 setter against Gulbis.
That said, could be a straight set beating by Murray.

We'll have to wait and see.
Should be good.

MsTree
08-19-2010, 04:18 PM
Uh-oh :tape:
This already looks like being another hide behind the sofa match :lol:

Did he just call for the trainer? :(

scoobs
08-19-2010, 04:37 PM
I don't fancy Andy's chances here on current form.

He looks...not so much tired as flat...and irritable...

MsTree
08-19-2010, 04:43 PM
Yep, and Gulbis looks really up for it. Andy will need to shift up a couple of gears to do anything here.

scoobs
08-19-2010, 04:43 PM
Well this set is in the toilet already.

scoobs
08-19-2010, 05:06 PM
First set Gulbis 64

MsTree
08-19-2010, 05:36 PM
That BH was amazing! :hearts:
I think he's waking up a bit now :)

scoobs
08-19-2010, 05:39 PM
Kit Kat!

scoobs
08-19-2010, 05:50 PM
Second set Andy 6-3

MsTree
08-19-2010, 06:22 PM
Hiding behind sofa :tape:

scoobs
08-19-2010, 06:28 PM
5-4*

Murray serving to stay in the match.

MsTree
08-19-2010, 06:40 PM
Tie break! Still behind sofa!

Cloudygirl
08-19-2010, 06:42 PM
I turned the stream off. Too scared to watch :o:o

MsTree
08-19-2010, 06:44 PM
Turn it back on, it's 5-1 to Andy :)

6-1. 5 MPs. Don't fuck this up Andy!!!

scoobs
08-19-2010, 06:47 PM
Andy wins but Gulbis probably should have had this...

MsTree
08-19-2010, 06:48 PM
7-4 in the end. God that was shaky!!! Gulbis was pretty good though, nice hair :)

Betty
08-19-2010, 06:49 PM
:rocker2:
in the end gulbis helped..anyway he won a good match..impportant for his confidence

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-19-2010, 07:09 PM
Glad Andy won this tight match but next one is really tough.Fish seems unbreakable and solid.But I hope Andy will win coz I can't stand Fish :ras: and Andy needs to revenge! :boxing:

scoobs
08-19-2010, 07:10 PM
I hate for him to lose to Fish AGAIN but that looks the likelier option :sad:

Jade Fox
08-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Ugh, winning ugly personified. Step it up against Fish please.

Turquoise
08-20-2010, 04:20 AM
Never gave him a hope in hell of winning that tie-break but so happy he proved me wrong. He looks very jaded, irritable, but at least he hasn't lost his hate-to-lose attitude. Matches against aggressive-minded players like Chardy and Gulbis can only do him good especially on fast hard courts.

Although I hate, hate, hate the thought of him potentially losing 3 times in a row to Fish, I accept that he has to take care of himself and get his priorities right for the US Open. But you never know with Andy, now that he's match-hardened, he might surprise me. All the best, win or lose.

scoobs
08-20-2010, 07:41 AM
Fucks sake, the schedulers gave him first match again, at noon :rolleyes:

Turquoise
08-20-2010, 09:07 AM
Fine way to treat a former champion. It defies logic that the organisers can't push his match later in the afternoon at least.

scoobs
08-20-2010, 09:19 AM
Well in some respects earlier is better than later because it will not be as warm at 12 as it will by 4 or 5.

But it's not ideal, and neither Toronto nor Cincy have exactly been fair on this - I don't understand why they're sticking a doubles match on every night in Cincy when they could play 2 singles.

Turquoise
08-20-2010, 09:34 AM
My bad. In my part of the world, the midday heat is the worst time of day, and 4-5pm ideal conditions – but then, everyday is summer for me. The doubles schedule is indeed perplexing.

MsTree
08-20-2010, 04:08 PM
Here we go....
Come on!!!

scoobs
08-20-2010, 04:09 PM
Let's see what happens here...I'm not too fussed either way.

Win in 2 if possible but if not...whatever...

MsTree
08-20-2010, 04:11 PM
I am sending you and Andy some "will to win" vibes :p

JamieOwen3
08-20-2010, 04:36 PM
you would think they would have put Roger on first as he hasn't played anything (20 minutes like a practice sesion!!) since the final last sunday :mad:

scoobs
08-20-2010, 04:45 PM
Well they should have but of course they didn't. Dumb schedulers.

MsTree
08-20-2010, 05:12 PM
Tie break!
Hope Andy finds his 1st serve here!

scoobs
08-20-2010, 05:26 PM
Well he won it 9-7 with 2 of 9 first serves in :help:

MsTree
08-20-2010, 05:26 PM
He squeaked it :D 9-7

JamieOwen3
08-20-2010, 05:26 PM
:D he won the first set but where is the aggressive andy? i know he might be tired,but being aggressive keeping the points shorter would help with that wouldn't it? :lol:

MsTree
08-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Aggressive Andy's still in Toronto, we've got slightly grumpy Andy this week :)

JamieOwen3
08-20-2010, 05:34 PM
broken :rolleyes: he's pissed. in a bad mood (probably because of those shiza organisers)