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2010 is over. It's time...to relax...recharge...rest...

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Sapeod
09-06-2010, 06:50 PM
Andy is still no.4 thankfully. A slightly erratic last few months finishes 2010.

2010 was a good year though. 2 MS titles, no.4 ranking kept and good finishes in the slams, bar US Open.
Now we can rest until 2011, and so can Andy :cool:

Andy's Results


China Open, Beijing

1st: def. Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) 6-2 6-3
2nd: def. Albert MONTA—…S (ESP) 7-5 6-3
QFs: lt. Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 3-6 2-6

Another WTF moment in Murray's career, pretty bad loss.....

Onto Shanghai next....

Shanghai Masters, Shanghai

1st: BYE
2nd: def. Yan BAI (CHN) [WC] 6-2 6-2
3rd: def. Jeremy CHARDY (FRA) 6-3 6-4
QFs: def. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [12] 6-2 6-2
SFs: def. Juan MONACO (ARG) 6-4 6-1
Fin: def. Roger FEDERER (SWI) [3] 6-3 6-2

Great week for Andy, defeating Federer in another masters final....very easy title....hardest match was Chardy in the 3rd round......
Captured his 16th title, 2nd of the season and 6th masters title....and has qualified for WTF....congrats Andy :D :clap2:

Valencia next, where he is the second seed....

Valencia Open, Valencia

1st: def. Feliciano LOPEZ (SPA) 6-3 7-6(1)
2nd: lt. Juan MONACO (ARG) 2-6 6-3 2-6

Yet again, another WTF moment....comfortably beat Monaco in Shanghai...but now plays like utter crap.
Should play better in Paris considering it's a masters event...wouldn't be surprised to see him win it to be honest.

Paris Masters

R1: BYE
R2: def. David NALBANDIAN (ARG) 2-6 6-4 6-3
R3: vs. Marin CILIC (CRO) [13] 7-6(8-6) 3-6 6-3
QFs: lt. GaŽl Monfils (FRA) [11] 2-6 6-2 3-6

On to WTF, where he is ranked no.5.
He can get to no.3 if he does well here.
He's in Group B, Along with Federer, Soderling and Ferrer.

WTF, London

RR1: def. Robin Soderling (SWE) [4] 6-2 6-4 :eek:
RR2: lt. Roger Federer (SWI) [2] 2-6 4-6
RR3: def. David Ferrer (SPA) [7] 6-2 6-2 :worship:
SFs: lt. Rafael Nadal (SPA) [1] 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(6)

Slightly disappointing, but he lost to a good opponent.

Now, he trains hard in the off season and hopefully comes back with a vengeance next year.

See you all in 2011 :cool:

Betty
09-06-2010, 07:22 PM
dani:ras:let also the other open a thread for muzza..specialy coz,with the last one, u FAIL:(



:haha::hug:

Sapeod
09-06-2010, 07:35 PM
How did I fail??? :tears:

I had results, the schedule, I had little comments etc.

Plus, first come, first serve :p

Betty
09-06-2010, 07:57 PM
andy didnt win uso:sad:i blame u for it:sad:

:p;)

so how are u young sco boy..stop with the ban?:p

Sapeod
09-06-2010, 10:23 PM
:ras:

No bans anymore :D

tennizen
09-07-2010, 02:40 PM
God, finally got around to reading some of the articles about Murray. Hugely depressing. Can't get over what a moron he is. Can't help feeling really bad for him.

Betty
09-07-2010, 04:21 PM
hema:awww:i know yr mood...and i m used to players like him after been a fangirl of marat,goran and andre:o

tennizen
09-07-2010, 04:47 PM
hema:awww:i know yr mood...and i m used to players like him after been a fangirl of marat,goran and andre:o

Thanks Betty:hug:. I think Marat and Andre don't fall in the same category:sad:

This is more Nalby level of frustration.

Betty
09-07-2010, 05:26 PM
young andre failed a lot;)
yes but nalby is similar:o

Sapeod
09-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Thanks Betty:hug:. I think Marat and Andre don't fall in the same category:sad:

This is more Nalby level of frustration.
Except not quite as bad...

Sapeod
09-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Andy is the 2nd seed in Beijing, behind Djokovic.

Very good chance to get a title there.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-18-2010, 07:58 PM
Vamos Andy! :rocker2:

I don't care if he can win GS,he is very dedicated and hardworking and wins my respect. :D He's just too stressed sometimes...but he will be alright. :angel:

enigma
10-03-2010, 02:04 AM
China Open DRAW

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) - [WC] Mao-Xin Gong (CHN)
Mardy Fish (USA) - Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Gilles Simon (FRA) - Sam Querrey (USA)
Qualifier - [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE)

[4] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) - Florian Mayer (GER)
Marin Cilic (CRO) - Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[WC] John Isner (USA) - [WC] Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - [6] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

[8] David Ferrer (ESP) - Denis Istomin (UZB)
Qualifier - Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) - Qualifier
Tommy Robredo (ESP) - [3] Robin Soderling (SWE)

[7] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) - Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Oleksandr Dolgopolov (UKR) - Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) - Albert Montanes (ESP)
Qualifier - [2] Andy Murray (GBR)

Sapeod
10-03-2010, 04:44 PM
Paul-Henri Mathieu first.

Cmon, Andy :rocker2:

scoobs
10-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Hmm. Mathieu qualified so he's already had a couple of matches.

Could be tricky.

Then again, Andy has tended to handle PHM pretty comfortably in the past.

Not that that means anything :D

enigma
10-05-2010, 02:55 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/161gtah.jpg

scoobs
10-05-2010, 05:57 AM
Andy through 62 63 :)

Seems comfortably enough - presumaby he didn't need to drop his drawers on the match court :)

Jade Fox
10-05-2010, 07:44 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/161gtah.jpg

Back the fuck up. When did this happen?

And are there any pictures from the front? :devil:

Smoke944
10-06-2010, 10:20 PM
What's very interesting to me is that Dani Vallverdu is traveling with him currently.

scoobs
10-07-2010, 08:48 AM
Not that surprising - I think Dani has finished his studies now and Andy likes to have mates around.

scoobs
10-07-2010, 11:15 AM
Murray through 75 63

He was a break down in both sets - Albert served for the first at 5-4 then lost 2 service games in a row. He was also 2-0 up in the second before losing 5 straight games.

Scrappy from Andy but he got it done.

enigma
10-07-2010, 04:18 PM
FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER, 2010
LOTUS COURT
Not Before 7:30 PM
I Ljubicic (CRO) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)

Sapeod
10-07-2010, 04:45 PM
Albert played well...but it always in certainty that Andy would win.

scoobs
10-07-2010, 07:21 PM
Good, I can watch that one then.

Though I don't like it when he plays Ljuba Truba. He can be a handful even though these days he looks a bit of a spent force. But he showed in IW he can still get hot occasionally.

MsTree
10-08-2010, 11:37 AM
Come on!!! :D

Jade Fox
10-08-2010, 12:50 PM
Oh yeah, Andy is still in a timeout after today's match. :(

scoobs
10-08-2010, 12:51 PM
Ljuba Truba takes it 63 62

Andy wasn't great today, but frankly, he would have struggled even if he was - that was an extremely good match from Ljubicic in all departments - he didn't put a foot wrong.

scoobs
10-12-2010, 10:40 AM
Seems like Andy is due to play Bai in the second round after a bye in the first :)

Sapeod
10-12-2010, 03:37 PM
Bai after bye :lol:

scoobs
10-13-2010, 09:13 AM
Murray through 62 62

Not entirely convinced by him still, but he did enough with a cupcake draw.

Jade Fox
10-13-2010, 01:00 PM
Murray through 62 62

Not entirely convinced by him still, but he did enough with a cupcake draw.

Well, he won. That's a start.

Betty
10-13-2010, 01:17 PM
yes a start
harder opponent next round:scared:

scoobs
10-13-2010, 01:20 PM
Muzza leads the h2h 2-0 against Chardy but he did struggle past him earlier this year in Cincinnati.

scoobs
10-13-2010, 01:26 PM
Does anyone have any idea how much more Andy needs to do to secure a slot at the WTF?

Sapeod
10-13-2010, 11:14 PM
Does anyone have any idea how much more Andy needs to do to secure a slot at the WTF?
A SF in Shanghai should secure it, I think.....which, considering the draw, should be easy.....

scoobs
10-14-2010, 07:42 AM
Okay NOW I'm a bit more convinced.

Murray 63 64

Andy looked GOOD.

And according to the commies, he's just secured his slot at the WTFs :D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-14-2010, 07:52 AM
NID and great result Andy! :D
Keep rocking! :rocker2:

scoobs
10-15-2010, 07:25 AM
Murray kicked Tsonga's ass 62 62 :D

Tsonga looked very flat today and didn't bring much to the party, but Andy got on top early and never let Tsonga flip him over to take a turn in charge.

Melzer or Monaco in the SFs....that's a nice draw, though neither should be taken for granted though.

Jade Fox
10-15-2010, 09:41 AM
Didn't see the match but good to see him in the semifinals. Yay!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-15-2010, 11:33 AM
Good draw and good results,I hope Andy will kick Federer's ass again in final.(If Fed reaches the final :p )

MsTree
10-15-2010, 10:01 PM
I'm hoping he'll be kicking Nole's arse in the Final :D

What's Dani been banned for now? :lol:

scoobs
10-15-2010, 10:06 PM
Personal attack in a badrep.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 07:59 AM
Oh well, it's not like he hasn't been warned before! Thought he'd learned from his previous experiences though.... :(

Come ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great chance for Andy to make another final today :)

scoobs
10-16-2010, 08:16 AM
Yep though Monaco showed in Miami last year he can be handful.

Hopefully Andy makes an easier job of it this time.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 08:58 AM
Yeah and I'll keep my mouth shut about wanting him to be pushed to the limit :tape:

:lol:

Some nice tennis going on, Andy looks sharp today :)

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:07 AM
Yep he's looking good today, our Andy.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 09:13 AM
Now Monaco's waking up a bit too though! That was a great point to go 2-4!

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:15 AM
Steady here, Andy. Don't dump the break.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 09:21 AM
Phew good hold! 5-2 :)

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:22 AM
Bit of an escape there - Monaco was pressing

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:28 AM
He's gone a bit sloppy in the last few games.

2bps for Monaco

MsTree
10-16-2010, 09:30 AM
:( Back on serve :( 5-4

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:30 AM
And DFs to hand it over :o

Wake up again Andy - First 5 games were great and since then it's been pretty poor from him.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 09:33 AM
Andy broke a string and he still won the point :lol: Great defense!

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:37 AM
Yep and he saw Pico was off balance there so he started to mix up the pace and spins on his shots, and Pico throws UEs a-plenty at him.

First set 6-4.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 09:49 AM
and 3-0 in the second. Andy's got a bit of momentum going and Monaco's lost it a bit since the broken string point!

scoobs
10-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Oh yes Monaco lost the plot entirely since then - he lost his calm, and his play has been flailing.

Trainer for presumably Monaco.

It's been a cupcake draw for Andy this week - but you still gotta beat what's on the other side of the net, I guess.

And he was due one - he doesn't usually.

scoobs
10-16-2010, 10:06 AM
Murray 64 51 and serving.

Just close this down now Andy, nice and clean.

Betty
10-16-2010, 10:09 AM
well done:banana:a part the controbreak with df:p

scoobs
10-16-2010, 10:10 AM
Decent from Andy - bit of an odd blip at the end of the first set and he was a bit lucky that Monaco went to pieces when Monaco missed that smash (good defence from Andy in that point though) - but thereafter, good play.

First serve % from Andy a bit low though - and below 40% in that second set

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-16-2010, 10:23 AM
Besides the end of the first set,never worried about him. :lol: It's wasn't his A game but it's enough to beat Monaco.

I want Murderer final!Murray murders Federer. :rolls:

MsTree
10-16-2010, 10:25 AM
That was quite good to watch! Apart from the slightly saggy bit in the middle. Interesting that in his itw he said he would prefer to play Fed in the Final! I'll be cheering for Nole to de-pigeon himself though :lol:

Jade Fox
10-16-2010, 10:26 AM
He actually was did what I want him to do this time. Odd.

So glad to see him in another final. But I do hope that he and Pico will never stop flirtingchatting each other up on Twitter.

MsTree
10-16-2010, 02:17 PM
Aw well, Andy got his wish :( Fed in the Final. Hopefully it'll be a good match at least!

scoobs
10-16-2010, 02:25 PM
Aw well, Andy got his wish :( Fed in the Final. Hopefully it'll be a good match at least!
yeah though I expect Fed to win.

Jade Fox
10-16-2010, 11:00 PM
Aw well, Andy got his wish :( Fed in the Final. Hopefully it'll be a good match at least!

I hope this doesn't bite him in the ass, even though Novak did have his chances in the semifinal.

Andi-M
10-17-2010, 12:25 AM
Hi guys!

Yeah should be interesting tommorow, Im really glad Andy has made the final, he was very good vs tsonga and 2nd set with Monaco, but Fed is playing very well, with Andy who knows who will show up??

:cmonandygokickgoatbutt:

MsTree
10-17-2010, 08:46 AM
First blood Andy 1-0 with the break :devil:

Now I hope you've brought your 1st serve today Andy :)

Holds to 15. Come on!!! 2-0

He had a BP there but couldn't convert. 2-1

Saved a BP to hold 3-1

Stronger service game from Fed, 3-2

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:01 AM
He held! :yippee:
Come on break him again!

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:14 AM
WTF was Federer doing on that overhead!!! :lol:

He manages to hold though 4-3. Come on!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:21 AM
What an important ace when facing the bp,come on finish this set asap,I'm so nervous!

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:23 AM
Yes that took balls!

Great hold 5-3 :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:23 AM
5-3* :inlove:

scoobs
10-17-2010, 09:23 AM
Come on Andy!

Can't believe I slept so late :mad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:25 AM
Nice passing shot
2 set pts

scoobs
10-17-2010, 09:26 AM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First set Andy!

Two AMAZING passes.

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:26 AM
Absolutely fucking amazing pass to get to 2 SPs. :worship: Come on!!!

OMG!!! And again!!! 6-3 with the double break :eek: Get in! :D

Betty
10-17-2010, 09:27 AM
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

:scared:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:28 AM
6-3
Andy ran like Nadal and played an unbelievable shot! :bigclap:

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:28 AM
Come on Andy!

Can't believe I slept so late :mad:

:hug: Andy was in the zone from the first point and just seemed to get better! I'll upload the match later on :hug:

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:34 AM
He ground out that hold. Saved 2 bps! 1-0 :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:35 AM
That was nerve wrecking. :smoke:
Now break him!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:44 AM
Nice way to finish the game! :smoke:

scoobs
10-17-2010, 09:45 AM
Andy keeps digging himself out when he gets into trouble

Please stay out of trouble though :)

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:47 AM
Another epic hold. Mind games, don't you just love them :devil: Andy's finding some sexy angles today! 2-1

Fed giftwrapped that game for him :D 3-1

scoobs
10-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Bad from Federer there.

Set and a break now :sport:

Some bad luck there that there was a call on that bp when he had the point won, and it was a bad call.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Fuck yes! :rocker2:

scoobs
10-17-2010, 09:53 AM
63 41

It's a long way back for Roger from here...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:53 AM
Haha love game. :kiss:
Like that drop shot. :)

Jade Fox
10-17-2010, 09:53 AM
Bad from Federer there.

Set and a break now :sport:

Some bad luck there that there was a call on that bp when he had the point won, and it was a bad call.

Bad call for Roger true. I hate it when games are won/lost on those. :(

But Andy's been serving well so far. And he holds.

MsTree
10-17-2010, 09:53 AM
Andy's just taking the piss out of him now :devil: 4-1 :D Come on!!!

scoobs
10-17-2010, 09:55 AM
Yes this may be Andy's easiest win yet over Roger if he keeps it up.

I like his mindset today - he's locked in, he's aggressive, he wants this.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 09:59 AM
Too many bh errors by Fed.It's not the best moments of Federer and he was affected by that bad call.

Andi-M
10-17-2010, 10:00 AM
I'm annoyed at how well Andy is playing. I'm still not over the Wawnrinka fiasco. He is way too good not to win a slam, he is just such a fantastic player!

scoobs
10-17-2010, 10:02 AM
Andy 63 52

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 10:02 AM
Stay focused Andy! :rocker2:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 10:04 AM
Mp,can you believe that? :lol:

Jade Fox
10-17-2010, 10:05 AM
I'm annoyed at how well Andy is playing. I'm still not over the Wawnrinka fiasco. He is way too good not to win a slam, he is just such a fantastic player!

I know what you mean. He needs to bring this play during Slams and especially during the later stages.

Andi-M
10-17-2010, 10:07 AM
Yesssssssssssss :D

scoobs
10-17-2010, 10:07 AM
Andy 63 62 :D

MsTree
10-17-2010, 10:07 AM
3 and 2!!! A demolition job. Come on!!! :woohoo:

Jade Fox
10-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Yay! Sweet sixteen for Andy! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 10:12 AM
:drink::crazy::hearts: Nice win!

scoobs
10-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Yep - 6th master title on the board.

Now for fucks sake WIN A SLAM!!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2010, 10:26 AM
Yes that's his main goal,one he breaks the wall he will win more. :music:

scoobs
10-17-2010, 10:27 AM
Poor Andy - being asked why he hardly ever smiles.

:lol:

Jade Fox
10-17-2010, 10:28 AM
Yep - 6th master title on the board.

Now for fucks sake WIN A SLAM!!!!

Anxious are we? :lol:

But winning a title is always a good thing, and Maggie's got a new toy to play with.

scoobs
10-17-2010, 10:30 AM
The good news is that is a straight 1000 point gain on his ranking since he missed this tournament last year.

I think the danger of being passed by Soderling is over for the time being, but he's still a long way off getting towards #3

Jade Fox
10-17-2010, 10:31 AM
Poor Andy - being asked why he hardly ever smiles.

:lol:

Poor Andy, he'll never live down his lack of smiling. But he's cute when he does so it evens out. :lol:

Betty
10-17-2010, 10:40 AM
Poor Andy - being asked why he hardly ever smiles.

:lol:

coz scos are cold:p

well done andy:)

Andi-M
10-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Yep - 6th master title on the board.

Now for fucks sake WIN A SLAM!!!!

London is an awesome event, and Im looking forward to it, but Im really itching for AO already so A.Murray can frickin do this.

amdany
10-17-2010, 11:11 AM
well done Andy, great perfomance!! :banana:

16681
10-17-2010, 05:43 PM
Sorry I'm late getting in here, but I admit to having no faith that Andy could get the job done :o I'm glad he proved me to be very wrong :D The A.O. would be nice, but so would the U.S.O. ;) How about both that would be even nicer :angel:

Turquoise
10-18-2010, 05:51 AM
That was a simply amazing performance from Andy! I'm still trying to get my breath back. It was all about his mind-set, the will and desire to rise to the challenge of overcoming Federer. Didn't allow Federer to get into his comfort zone, and I would say that Federer's errors were forced by the way Andy dictated play throughout.

Smoke944
10-20-2010, 03:11 AM
Great job by Andy!
Maybe Dani should travel with him more often :p

Sapeod
10-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Updated the OP....congrats on the title Andy :D

enigma
10-30-2010, 06:41 PM
Valencia

(1) MURRAY, Andy GBR vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
MONACO, Juan ARG vs. (WC) BAUTISTA-AGUT, Roberto ESP
(WC) ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP vs. TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
QUALIFIER vs. (7) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

(3) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs. QUALIFIER
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR vs. SIMON, Gilles FRA
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs. CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
(WC) MARTI, Javier ESP vs. (6) DAVYDENKO,Nikolay RUS

(5) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS vs. QUALIFIER
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs. STARACE, Potito ITA
QUALIFIER vs. CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP vs. (4) FERRER, David ESP

(8) MONFILS, Gael FRA vs. SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI vs. SEPPI, Andreas ITA
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs. GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
MONTANES, Albert ESP vs. (2) SODERLING, Robin SWE

16681
10-31-2010, 05:07 AM
I hope Andy's hand is alright by then :unsure:

MsTree
10-31-2010, 11:03 AM
I hope Andy's hand is alright by then :unsure:

+1. If it isn't he's only got himself to blame :tape:

Interesting draw. Some meaty early round encounters throughout. Hoping for a Gilles v Andy semi but not holding my breath :lol:

MsTree
10-31-2010, 11:12 AM
Just posted on FB

Andy Murray On way to practice in valencia, my hand is perfect contrary 2 reports, sense of humour wouldn't go a miss haha

OK then, lets see you win this Andy! :D

scoobs
10-31-2010, 12:37 PM
Quite a tricky looking draw, really.

MsTree
11-02-2010, 07:22 AM
Andy's on court twice today, 2nd match on Centre for his singles and he's playing doubs with Jamie last thing on court 1.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/573/op.pdf

Quirk of the draw that he's playing Feli both times :lol:

scoobs
11-02-2010, 02:27 PM
Murray out against Lopez at the moment in Valencia

scoobs
11-02-2010, 03:49 PM
Murray 63 76 but not looking all that sharp, IMO. Not terribly surprising, but he'll need to get going.

16681
11-03-2010, 12:53 AM
Congrats to Andy on his win :yeah:

scoobs
11-03-2010, 05:43 PM
Monaco d. Murray 62 36 62

Andy was crap today, speaking bluntly.

MsTree
11-03-2010, 08:32 PM
Was he as bad as Verdasco was against Gilles? :tape: :lol:

Ooh Andy :(

16681
11-04-2010, 12:19 AM
Murray :fiery:

scoobs
11-04-2010, 06:12 PM
If I had to sum up his season in one word I would use the word "inconsistent" - he has been all over the place from week to week, at times very good and at times rank awful.

Sapeod
11-04-2010, 06:34 PM
Another WTF moment for the season....should do better in Paris and WTF.

MsTree
11-04-2010, 06:38 PM
Yeah, pretty much. He was on fire in Toronto, and he's beaten Fed in 2 Finals. But when was the last time he was still in the Doubles comp days after he was knocked out of the singles? :lol: Maybe it's all an elaborate wedding present for Jamie ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-05-2010, 04:41 PM
I wish Andy would win at Valencia.But if he steps up in upcoming big tournies it's ok to lose or tank now. :p

16681
11-06-2010, 07:13 AM
Yeah, pretty much. He was on fire in Toronto, and he's beaten Fed in 2 Finals. But when was the last time he was still in the Doubles comp days after he was knocked out of the singles? :lol: Maybe it's all an elaborate wedding present for Jamie ;)

I glad the brothers are still in the Tournament :D It gives Andy more Match time play, but he doesn't have to do everything on his own. Plus in Doubles the Matches help players with their net play.

MsTree
11-07-2010, 12:19 PM
They've taken the first set 10-8 in the TB. I checked and he and Jamie have made a doubs final before (Bangkok 2006) but never won a tourney together - would be nice if they can hold on to this set too :)

Jade Fox
11-07-2010, 12:29 PM
If I had to sum up his season in one word I would use the word "inconsistent" - he has been all over the place from week to week, at times very good and at times rank awful.

Yeah that's a great word. Andy needs to learn that consistency is his friend. It will not hurt whatsoever if he touches it. :p

Him and Jamie are down a break in the second set. Come on boys!

MsTree
11-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Back on serve. Come on!!! :)
Wish there was a stream for this :(

Jade Fox
11-07-2010, 12:47 PM
Back on serve. Come on!!! :)
Wish there was a stream for this :(

Yeah sucks there's no stream. :(

MsTree
11-07-2010, 12:54 PM
Broken again :( Bupathi & Mirnyi serving for the 2nd set :(

MsTree
11-07-2010, 01:16 PM
They won in the Champions TB 10-7 :D

Who'd have thought Andy would pick up a title at Valencia after all? :lol:

Jade Fox
11-07-2010, 01:21 PM
They won in the Champions TB 10-7 :D

Who'd have thought Andy would pick up a title at Valencia after all? :lol:

Valencia: A good luck place for him. He should always play.

MsTree
11-07-2010, 05:54 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs976.snc4/76908_448787546965_16814976965_5478798_2235516_n.j pg

Just posted on Andy's FB :D

scoobs
11-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Nice to see - and very useful for Jamie too :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-08-2010, 06:10 AM
Haha don't know they won the doubles! :p
Now win the title in Paris! :lol:

Sapeod
11-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Nalbandian or Granollers first.
Nalbandian could be tricky, but then again, look what happened in Toronto.
Granollers won't be a threat.

After that, it looks fairly easy. He's got Cilic, Monfils and Verdasco in his quarter, all of them either playing badly (Verdasco, Cilic) or not good enough to beat Murray (Monfils).

Then, probably Federer in the semis? We know what happens in 3 set tourneys between these two.
Then the final?

meigui1990
11-09-2010, 11:15 AM
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16681
11-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Andy did defeat Nalby, but it took 3 Sets and Andy hurt his wrist in the Match. So that will be something to watch in his up coming Matches and it isn't a very good time to get hurt :sad:

MsTree
11-10-2010, 05:14 PM
Sounded like a good match, glad Scoobs was there! :)
Worried about his wrist though :(

MsTree
11-10-2010, 05:41 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/352/op.pdf

He's got the late night match tomorrow.

Turquoise
11-11-2010, 03:24 AM
Good win by Andy. He was comprehensively outplayed by Nalbandian in the first set, but probably as a result of Nalbandian settling down to the conditions better from 1st round match and Andy not having played competitively in a while. I was impressed and slightly amused when he changed his tactics and served & volleyed his way out of the second setand into a decider. The doubles title with brother Jamie was put to good use ;) Worried about the wrist, hope no lasting effects. Good luck for the rest of the tournament.

scoobs
11-11-2010, 06:08 PM
Sounded like a good match, glad Scoobs was there! :)
Worried about his wrist though :(
It was an amazing match to watch live!

Great tennis from both for the most part except for these odd little lapses from David at the end of the second and third sets - couple of loose points and it was all over.

I thought Andy didn't play badly in set 1 but he was hanging back and letting David come at him, and Nalbandian was coming forward a lot and he was all over Andy's game like a rash. In the second and third, Andy was much more aggressive, a lot of serve-volley in the second set and I think the pressure on Nalbandian from Andy's changed tactics is what told in the end.

Andy also served amazing - the first serve % was average but he was doing huge damage with it, and his second serve was being hit pretty huge as well to stop David from being able to attack it all the time.

Plus, Andy had a lot of support from the French crowd, I thought, they made a nice atmosphere, especially at the crunch moments.

Such fun to be there and see Andy involved in a competitive match and a satisfying win.

Just hope that wrist is nothing to worry about - wouldn't be an Andy match without some sort of injury concern....

MsTree
11-11-2010, 06:39 PM
It was a bit of a nailbiter just watching the BBC live text updates :lol:

I am surprised sometimes at the amount of support he gets from the French crowd, I haven't been able to work out why!

Glad you got a win to watch too :D

scoobs
11-11-2010, 06:52 PM
Sometimes I wonder if it's because the French and Scots were allies of old against Perfidious Albion ;)

But that all seems a bit quasi-historical.

MsTree
11-11-2010, 07:13 PM
That had occurred to me too but I don't think that's it :)

Maybe they just get Andy's dry sense of humour better than a lot of English speakers do! :lol:

MsTree
11-11-2010, 08:26 PM
He just got a warning for ball abuse :o

Seemed a bit harsh! Oh well :(

scoobs
11-11-2010, 08:38 PM
His level is very erratic so far tonight.

MsTree
11-11-2010, 08:55 PM
Yep, sometimes he makes S&V look effortless but sometimes it's like he's been forced into it!

French crowd not giving him much love tonight either :lol: We jinxed him ;)

scoobs
11-11-2010, 09:11 PM
Shocker of a tiebreak from Cilic from 4-0 up in it...

MsTree
11-11-2010, 10:03 PM
It's really lurching from the sublime to the ridiculous now :lol:

MsTree
11-11-2010, 10:30 PM
Well he got there in the end! Will have to sharpen up for Monfils tomorrow though!

scoobs
11-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Not really pretty but he got there.

Hope his energy levels are okay for tomorrow...he did play last week as well....should be fine but I wouldn't be surprised to see him lose in the QFs or SFs.

16681
11-12-2010, 02:32 AM
And since he is playing Monfils he won't be getting any love from that French crowd at all I'm sure. I hope he makes it tomorrow :D
And I wonder how that wrist is after that injury in the Match with Nalby? And Monfils has been down on the court almost as much as he has been standing up on court :eek: He really does need a different pair of shoes I think :unsure: Or maybe that is just the way he entertains the French crowd :unsure: The falls all look terrible, but he never seems to really get hurt so maybe that is just the way he plays :shrug:

amdany
11-12-2010, 07:42 AM
It was a bit of a nailbiter just watching the BBC live text updates :lol:

I am surprised sometimes at the amount of support he gets from the French crowd, I haven't been able to work out why!

Glad you got a win to watch too :D

we just like him :shrug: but he won't get any support tonight I'm afraid...

Jade Fox
11-12-2010, 08:05 AM
we just like him :shrug: but he won't get any support tonight I'm afraid...

Yeah no French love for Andy tonight. :lol:

And Chris I am so jealous of you right now! :mad: ;) :p

scoobs
11-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Meh, I think he knows what to expect here against Monfils :lol:

Still, it didn't end well for him last time he played a Frenchman in the QFs of this tournament :sad:

MsTree
11-12-2010, 10:38 AM
I like Gael and I can see him pulling off the win here if Andy's not on top form. He should save himself for London anyway, would be amazing to see him go deep there! :D

scoobs
11-12-2010, 07:09 PM
Murray vs Monfils about to get underway.

MsTree
11-12-2010, 07:20 PM
:lol: @ Gael going full stretch on the first point!

MsTree
11-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Jeez Andy! Throwing away a service game :(

scoobs
11-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Yeah it was a bit sloppy from him in that game.

MsTree
11-12-2010, 07:53 PM
Flipping heck what a game that was!!!
They were both sitting down for the changeover and it still went on for about another five minutes :lol:
2-5 though! :eek: Andy! :(

Betty
11-12-2010, 07:54 PM
no words:mad:

MsTree
11-12-2010, 08:01 PM
:hug: Betty

scoobs
11-12-2010, 08:08 PM
Andy struggling with first serve and with returning Monfils's serve so it's not surprising.

MsTree
11-12-2010, 08:23 PM
I'm surprised his 1st serve % is as high as 44%!

He's getting a lot more love from the crowd than I was expecting :)

scoobs
11-12-2010, 08:26 PM
This match has turned in this set, and I'm still not sure why.

I don't feel like Andy's doing much better but Monfils has entirely lost the plot somehow.

MsTree
11-12-2010, 08:29 PM
That happens to Gael quite a bit. Mind you, it happens to Andy a fair bit too! :lol:

Into a decider. Hope they both up their games for this one :)

scoobs
11-12-2010, 08:32 PM
Yeah win or lose I'd like to see a bit of hammer and tongs action.

Andy does seem to have settled now though.

scoobs
11-12-2010, 08:42 PM
I think Andy is starting to feel tired - he's going for big shots early in some of these rallies, some of them quite wild.

MsTree
11-12-2010, 08:45 PM
If either of them play like this against Fed tomorrow they'll get ripped a new one.

scoobs
11-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Yeah pretty much.

MsTree
11-12-2010, 09:09 PM
Oufff!

Well I'm kind of glad it's Gael and not Andy getting ripped apart tomorrow :lol:

scoobs
11-12-2010, 09:57 PM
I'll say.

I was strangely meh about this whole match. I wanted Andy to do well here but I'm more concerned that he's ready to go for the WTFs, so, whatever.

16681
11-13-2010, 04:22 AM
Yes I was also sorry that Andy lost, but he has played a lot of Tennis. So now at least he can get some rest!

MsTree
11-16-2010, 07:14 PM
Well what does everyone think about his WTF group, Federer, Soderling and Ferrer?
Fingers crossed he's a bit more motivated this year! :) Think his first match with Soderling might be tricky!

scoobs
11-16-2010, 08:13 PM
I'd rather he hadn't drawn Soderling. Soderling, in form, indoors....ouch.

MsTree
11-16-2010, 09:14 PM
I know the O2 has a slower surface but if they both carry their Paris form to the O2 Sod would be the favourite in that one. Difficult to see Ferrer doing anyone any harm. Another Andy-Fed matchup though - have to say I'm a bit worried about that one too! :lol:

scoobs
11-16-2010, 09:38 PM
O2 won't help Andy either if he decides he's going to try S&V to be aggressive.

MsTree
11-21-2010, 01:06 PM
Come on Andy!!! :D

Adidas doing Argyll patterned tops now? :lol:

scoobs
11-21-2010, 01:16 PM
I have a bad feeling about this :unsure:

MsTree
11-21-2010, 01:29 PM
So do I and I see Andy's starting off lulling me into a maybe false sense of security! :lol:

Not fancy going Scoobs? I just couldn't afford it this year :( Maybe next.

scoobs
11-21-2010, 01:35 PM
I went last year and this year decided to go to Paris indoors instead - maybe next year.

Andi-M
11-21-2010, 01:44 PM
phenomenal 1st set from Andy :D, not getting too excited though after Arsenal- Spurs yesterday :bigcry:, lets hope he can continue this good play, Sods shots seem to lack power atm???

Betty
11-21-2010, 01:45 PM
goooooooooo:sport:

MsTree
11-21-2010, 01:46 PM
Aye I went last year too and the atmosphere was amazing!

That was a great set of tennis from Andy, 6-2. Come on!!! :D

scoobs
11-21-2010, 01:47 PM
Keep it nice and sharp now Andy

Andi-M
11-21-2010, 01:49 PM
Muz needs early break or else the sod will get confidence back

scoobs
11-21-2010, 02:05 PM
Steady Andy, Steady...

Not as sharp here in the second so far

Jade Fox
11-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Well done Andy! :D

Quick poll Andy's new kit: Love it or hate it?

MsTree
11-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Wow! 6-2 6-4 :D Who'd have thought it? :D

Andi-M
11-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Sweet. :D

MsTree
11-21-2010, 02:38 PM
Quick poll Andy's new kit: Love it or hate it?

It's a traditional pattern for old men and golfers. Really not sure. I guess he wanted it in Hibs colours :lol:

scoobs
11-21-2010, 02:39 PM
Nicely done Andy :)

Getta
11-21-2010, 02:41 PM
Quick poll Andy's new kit: Love it or hate it?

hate it.

cobalt60
11-21-2010, 02:43 PM
Come on Andy!!! :D

Adidas doing Argyll patterned tops now? :lol:

Congrats to Andy and his fans- played well out there. Soderling never got any rhythm and woeful at the net with the low bounce. Good surface for Andy's game :yeah:

Next Adidas will be doing a paisley pattern for him :p

scoobs
11-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Not keen on the pattern.

khulood
11-21-2010, 02:57 PM
Good job Andy !

scoobs
11-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Hopefully Andy can build on this excellent start and make the SFs this year.

16681
11-21-2010, 05:19 PM
I liked the pattern because I thought it had a very British/Scottish look to it :) But I liked the win even better ;)

Getta
11-22-2010, 05:42 AM
I liked the pattern because I thought it had a very British/Scottish look to it :)

(pre-order) (http://www.tennisnuts.com/shop/other-sports-deparments/clothing-accessories/adidas-clothing-accessories/adidas-murray-clothing/pre-order-adidas-spezial-masters-835378.html) Adidas Spezial Masters Polo- Black/Intense Green

Stock expected Mid December.

http://www.tennisnuts.com/images/product/main/V37415_400.jpg

Modern Classics re-invented with this style being debuted by Andy Murray at the ATP Masters Final in London.


Complete with ClimaLite system so you can get the retro look with benefits of modern technology.
Pinstripe and diamond design.
Almost a Retro, Vintage Ivan Lendl look !

MsTree
11-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Still not sure!!! Too many golf overtones :lol: Lendl did used to wear a diamond pattern though, forgot about that! ;)

16681
11-22-2010, 07:27 AM
(pre-order) (http://www.tennisnuts.com/shop/other-sports-deparments/clothing-accessories/adidas-clothing-accessories/adidas-murray-clothing/pre-order-adidas-spezial-masters-835378.html) Adidas Spezial Masters Polo- Black/Intense Green

Stock expected Mid December.

http://www.tennisnuts.com/images/product/main/V37415_400.jpg

Modern Classics re-invented with this style being debuted by Andy Murray at the ATP Masters Final in London.


Complete with ClimaLite system so you can get the retro look with benefits of modern technology.
Pinstripe and diamond design.
Almost a Retro, Vintage Ivan Lendl look !


Thanks for the information :D And Good Luck to Andy against The Fed ;)

MsTree
11-23-2010, 01:23 PM
He's wearing the white version today. Come on!!! :D

scoobs
11-23-2010, 01:27 PM
I prefer the white version.

Jade Fox
11-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Good luck Andy! :)

MsTree
11-23-2010, 01:46 PM
Oh FFS :o Losing your serve to love is not part of the plan Andy! :(

He's changed into the black shirt!!!

Betty
11-23-2010, 01:47 PM
i have a bad feeling for this match and andy is confirming it:(

scoobs
11-23-2010, 01:49 PM
what was that all about?

MsTree
11-23-2010, 01:56 PM
God only knows. Andy's looking pissed off already! :(

scoobs
11-23-2010, 01:58 PM
not surprised, it's not happening today in any department so far.

MsTree
11-23-2010, 02:06 PM
At least his serve's coming back a bit now! Come on Andy. break him!

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:11 PM
If I were you, Andy, I'd just do a short-term memory erase and start this match again from scratch.

It might have been 64 but it hardly felt close.

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:12 PM
Roger is sorta just pushing and making Andy make errors.

Odd to see it that way around.

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:23 PM
Yeah this isn't good.

MsTree
11-23-2010, 02:24 PM
Yeah and it's not like he has to wait very long for an error! :o
Come on Andy!

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:26 PM
hating this.

MsTree
11-23-2010, 02:28 PM
Difficult to see a way back from a set and a double break down :(

Getta
11-23-2010, 02:30 PM
but ok.

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:31 PM
Just slightly.

Sorta sums up Andy's season to me.

Excellent vs Soderling and then jaw-droppingly awful in the next match against Federer.

MsTree
11-23-2010, 02:44 PM
He was miles ahead in the MTF WWW poll. Killer blow!

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:44 PM
Yep. That's always the way.

16681
11-23-2010, 02:46 PM
Andy never seems to manage to defeat The Fed at the bigger events :sad:

MsTree
11-23-2010, 02:52 PM
Urgh!!! :o

scoobs
11-23-2010, 02:52 PM
one i will do my best to forget quickly.

MsTree
11-23-2010, 03:05 PM
Anyone done the maths? Who am I cheering for tonight? Pics?

Jade Fox
11-23-2010, 03:53 PM
Well, this sucks. :(

Turquoise
11-24-2010, 08:11 AM
Expected a fight-back in the second set, instead of this disappointing capitulation. Every set, every game conceded counts - he knows this from experience. A dog-fight against Ferrer is the last thing he needs, especially if Soderling beats Federer or even takes a set off him.

Fingers and all else crossed that he makes it to the semi-final. But seriously, he's too talented to need luck.

MsTree
11-25-2010, 02:20 PM
I think I'm right in saying that since Fed's won the 1st set against Sod then all Andy has to do is win one set tonight to qualify for the SFs???

scoobs
11-25-2010, 02:33 PM
I believe that is true, yes.

MsTree
11-25-2010, 02:42 PM
God I would love an Andy v Rafa SF :)

So now Fed's beaten Sod in straights, even if Andy loses in straights it'll go to % games won :eek:

scoobs
11-25-2010, 03:41 PM
Win a fucking set Andy for the love of CHRIST.

I don't want another fiasco like last year where he packs up and goes home based on Game Difference.

I still remember that Federer-Del Potro match - they stitched Andy up perfectly. Not saying it was at all intentional but they managed to pull off a pretty unlikely scenario.

MsTree
11-25-2010, 03:52 PM
I had been at the Verdasco match in the afternoon and I just had a bad feeling when he dropped that set!!! My pal and I listened to the Fed - Del Potro match on the radio and it just seemed to slip to its inevitable - if unlikely - conclusion. How the hell they didn't know who had gone through and Delpo and Tevez had time for a kickabout while they worked it out is beyond me!!!
Andy doesn't even need a set, if he loses 6-4 6-4 that'll be enough games (I think) But for his (and my) mental health I want him to win in straights!!!

MsTree
11-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Oh fuck! This is going to be a hide behind the sofa night :tape:

MsTree
11-25-2010, 07:26 PM
Great dtl shot to break back. Come on!
Wonder why he's back in white tonight when he got rid of that shirt so quickly against Fed?

MsTree
11-25-2010, 07:37 PM
I'm holding my breath!!!

Doesn't Maradona have anything better to do? :lol:

Arshavin looks gorgeous :hearts:

MsTree
11-25-2010, 07:41 PM
Wow 5 games in a row!!! Come on!!! :D

6 in a row and his SF place secured. Phew!!!
I can stop posting to myself now :p

Getta
11-25-2010, 07:54 PM
I can stop posting to myself now :p

why? i extremely enjoyed it. :D :p

Betty
11-25-2010, 07:56 PM
same:p

MsTree
11-25-2010, 08:11 PM
:lol: @ the pair of you :D

scoobs
11-25-2010, 08:18 PM
I'm holding my breath!!!

Doesn't Maradona have anything better to do? :lol:

Arshavin looks gorgeous :hearts:
I'd be there all week if I could :D

This might end up 62 62

But it hasn't FELT like a 62 62 match.

MsTree
11-25-2010, 08:21 PM
No it hasn't, what's happened to his serve?