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2012 - October - Grand Slam Champion on Asian Tour

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Mae
03-11-2012, 07:38 AM
Andy :help: I don't know whether to laugh :rolls: or cry :bigcry: so I think I will :facepalm:

scoobs
03-11-2012, 07:43 AM
Well this seems familiar from last year so...whatever. He's a muppet. Moving on.

Jade Fox
03-11-2012, 07:51 AM
Andy :help: I don't know whether to laugh :rolls: or cry :bigcry: so I think I will :facepalm:

Yeah a :facepalm: would be very appropriate here.

scoobs
03-11-2012, 07:56 AM
I think :worship: to GGL, who I quite like, and "well played son", will do for me.

scoobs
03-11-2012, 08:10 AM
I blame Betty, who made me change the thread title. It was fine until then :lol:

Jade Fox
03-11-2012, 08:13 AM
Well I can't sleep so I'm up for a little irrational blaming. :ras: to Betty.

tedlesurfeur
03-11-2012, 09:32 AM
I just don't... understand :confused:

To me, GGL didn't win the match (fewer winners, no aces..) but Murray lost it :lol: I mean 34 unforced errors what can you expect :sad:

MsTree
03-11-2012, 09:33 AM
I couldn't get a stream to work so I went back to sleep seeing as I was such a jinx in Dubai :tape:

Horatio Caine
03-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Neil Harman (the Times) has reported today that Andy is poised to bypass the DC tie against Belgium on Easter weekend.

Not impressed if he does this. There isn't much stopping him flying in from Miami early in the week, turning up for both of his matches, and then heading off early to Monte Carlo to begin his clay court training.

Indian Wells didn't go according to plan, and there is no guarantee that he will go deep into the second week of Miami, let alone play the final.

He's getting a bit too selfish imo, and this is a tie that we most certainly cannot win without him.

MsTree
03-14-2012, 09:47 PM
He read I'd already bought my ticket and just couldn't handle the pressure :lol:

scoobs
03-23-2012, 06:40 PM
Andy avoided tripping up as at Indian Wells with a 62 63 win over Falla - no livestream but from scoreboard and twitter commentary from people on-site, Andy was preetty comfortable but a bit tense at times, perhaps understandably.

Jade Fox
03-27-2012, 10:38 PM
Quarterfinals against Tipsy. Could be a tough match. Janko's gonna be aggressive I think.

And on a slightly unrelated note: Where's Ivan? He's apparently there in Miami but he's not attending the matches. :(

scoobs
03-27-2012, 10:45 PM
Apparently he was playing golf today.

I guess they're in a place where Andy doesn't need him courtside for every match, more the training and practice sessions that they're focusing on.

I thought it was a bit scrappy from Andy - very good at times, a bit ragged at other points. Gillou always makes him hit a lot and move a fair bit, even though Andy usually makes sure he's moving Gillou far more. After the enforced break from the Raonic w/o he looked decent enough though and he should be warmed back up again to face Tipsy - who is always a tough test for Andy. I hope for an Andy win, but a loss wouldn't surprise me too much - Tipsy on a hot day can overpower him and he seems to like Andy's game.

Jade Fox
03-28-2012, 10:21 PM
So far this match is as scrappy as I expect. He's up a break in the third now.

Jade Fox
03-28-2012, 10:55 PM
And he wins in typical Andy style. Seemed to have an upset stomach as well. :hug:

scoobs
03-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Was a bit of a battle, with Tipsy and with trapped wind...

scoobs
03-30-2012, 06:33 PM
Andy benefits from ANOTHER walkover, as Rafa withdraws with left knee pain.

7 rounds.

6 down, 1 to go.

1 bye.
2 walkovers.
3 match wins.

It's...not great for tennis really...

Jade Fox
03-30-2012, 09:46 PM
No It isn't. But hey at least your thread title's appropriate Chris. :lol:

scoobs
04-01-2012, 06:36 PM
We're underway - Andy stuck in a long service game trailing *1-2 first set.

MsTree
04-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Ooof! Just got back from the footie and it's 1-5 and Nole serving for the set :( And my team got beat :( :o

MsTree
04-01-2012, 08:43 PM
Oh well - he could've done with more matches but he can't help that :( 6-1 7-6(4)

Jade Fox
04-01-2012, 09:07 PM
Ooof! Just got back from the footie and it's 1-5 and Nole serving for the set :( And my team got beat :( :o

A sucky day for you and Andy. :hug:

scoobs
04-01-2012, 09:23 PM
And so ends Meh-ami.

Clay!

MuzzahLovah
04-01-2012, 11:51 PM
I just feel so horrible about this. It be fine if Djokovic was playing really well, like he did in the first set against Ferrer, but he was pretty awful in the humidity. -19 winners to errors differential for Djoker, he wins with this scoreline?!? Murray just seemed rusty and have a bad game plan and mentality. I really hope it has more to do with the weird lack of match play, but I don't like the way things are going.

scoobs
04-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Andy looked in great form on the clay today in Monte Carlo, despatching Troicki with the greatest of ease 60 63

He and Jamie then teamed up to beat Gonzales and Kas 64 63.

Good start!

TigerTim
04-18-2012, 07:31 PM
doubles vs bryans tommorow i think?

scoobs
04-20-2012, 10:34 AM
It's so dead in here at the moment :(

Andy got by Benneteau on a retirement when the Frenchman did his ankle at 6-5 in the first set.

He and Jamie lost in the doubles to the Bryans 75 64.

Now Andy is in a tough tussle with Berdych at the moment. 4-5 in the first set on serve

Jade Fox
04-20-2012, 11:15 AM
It's so dead in here at the moment :(



It's been a busy week for me. I'm sorry! :awww:

Unfortunately I'll be leaving soon again, but I'll be back later!

scoobs
04-20-2012, 12:45 PM
Berdych takes down Murray 67 62 63

In all honesty, it should have been straight sets - he had 4 set points in that first set.

Andy just lacking today - in confidence in his movement and in weight of shot. Berdych played extremely well except at the end of the first set.

Jade Fox
04-21-2012, 10:03 AM
Berdych takes down Murray 67 62 63

In all honesty, it should have been straight sets - he had 4 set points in that first set.

Andy just lacking today - in confidence in his movement and in weight of shot. Berdych played extremely well except at the end of the first set.

Indeed. Luckily the clay season's long so he'll have time to build up his confidence on the dirt.

scoobs
04-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Andy won his first match in Barcelona today, taking out Stakhovsky 63 62

It was pretty routine and comfortable.

Andy's second win ever in Barcelona - and first since 2006...

scoobs
04-25-2012, 09:30 PM
Andy's up second on Pista Central tomorrow vs Giraldo.

He's also playing later in doubles with Jamie

scoobs
04-26-2012, 02:18 PM
Andy through 61 62 over Giraldo.

Next up is Milos tomorow.

MsTree
04-26-2012, 07:17 PM
Great stuff! I'm working away just now and keeping up with tennis thanks to MTF and FB haven't seen live tennis since DC :( COME ON!!! :cheerleader:

scoobs
04-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Andy falls to Milos 64 76 :(

MsTree
05-03-2012, 09:13 AM
Good luck to Andy in Madrid! I'm off on holiday :cheerleader: Will be back for Rome! :)

scoobs
05-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Andy has withdrawn from Madrid with a back injury :(

nalbyfan
05-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Will he be able to play Roma ? Any news ?

scoobs
05-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Will he be able to play Roma ? Any news ?

Apparently he's already IN Rome practising so it's looking good :)

Sapeod
05-15-2012, 07:41 PM
Happy birthday, Andy! Enjoy the win over Nalbandian with a cake and a party :yeah:

MsTree
05-15-2012, 08:38 PM
Haven't seen the match yet but I'm told it was a good one! yay! :D

scoobs
05-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Was a really tough match in the second and third sets, so good to see him come through one of those.

scoobs
05-16-2012, 04:27 PM
Gasquet next.

It doesn't get any easier.

scoobs
05-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Andy tomorrow third on court Supertennis from 11am against Gasquet

scoobs
05-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Murray lost from a set up. Gasquet won 67 63 62 and deserved to.

Andy was...pretty shit.

Not a great clay season from him and I'll be glad, from Andy's perspective, when RG is over.

Jade Fox
05-17-2012, 07:42 PM
Murray lost from a set up. Gasquet won 67 63 62 and deserved to.

Andy was...pretty shit.

Not a great clay season from him and I'll be glad, from Andy's perspective, when RG is over.

Yeah it was disappointing. I hope a good RG run will make up for it.

TigerTim
05-22-2012, 07:03 PM
not good so far on clay

scoobs
05-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Draw is due out in a couple of hours.

scoobs
05-25-2012, 11:21 AM
Main draw

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7266835662_ffd0ebf60a_b.jpg

scoobs
05-25-2012, 11:23 AM
Andy in Rafa's half.

R1 - Ito
R2 - Andreev/Nieminen
R3 - Tomic/Giraldo/Falla
R4 - Gasquet/Dolgopolov
QF - Ferrer/Isner
SF - Rafa
F - Djokovic/Federer.

I think that's fairly nasty.

MsTree
05-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Ouff! If he makes QF I'll be happy!

TigerTim
05-30-2012, 08:54 AM
WIN! vs. Ito 6-1, 7-5, 6-0. Hope his abdominal area is okay, Jarkko up next :)

Jade Fox
05-30-2012, 12:36 PM
Decent start yesterday. Hope the back holds up.

scoobs
05-30-2012, 02:36 PM
Looked good apart from the inevitable second set hot mess period.

scoobs
05-30-2012, 08:26 PM
Andy first up on Chatrier tomorrow against Nieminen

Jade Fox
05-31-2012, 10:55 AM
He lost the first set to Jarko 6-1.

I don't know if he should continue. His back is clearly hurting him. :sad:

Jade Fox
05-31-2012, 11:38 AM
He looks a little better but still dicey. He won the second set so he's probably gonna play it out.

scoobs
05-31-2012, 12:04 PM
Well he knows how to bring the drama.

It took a good hour and 20 minutes for that back to loosen up. Since then this has been one way traffic.

Jade Fox
05-31-2012, 12:15 PM
He's now up two sets to one. Definitely moving better.

He's lucky he's cute. Otherwise I wouldn't have willingly hopped on the Murraycoaster.

Jade Fox
05-31-2012, 12:48 PM
And he lives to see another day. Very muted celebration. :hug:

MsTree
05-31-2012, 11:21 PM
I missed a Murraycoaster!!! :( Fecking work!!! :o

Jade Fox
06-01-2012, 12:01 PM
I don't think you would've liked this Murraycoaster MsTree. It wasn't even close to being fun.

Oh and Virgina Wade and Annabel Croft can go fuck themselves. Gently. With a chainsaw. :rolleyes:

scoobs
06-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Yeah thanks Virginia - Andy as "Drama Queen" plastered all over the back pages :rolleyes:

He had a practice today and it seemed to go well according to observers.

MsTree
06-01-2012, 07:00 PM
I just saw the Virginia thing! What a cow! The chainsaw idea works for me :o

scoobs
06-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Well they were all basically pretending it didn't happen on ES today when talking about Andy.

Apparently he was looking very good in practice this morning.

My back, however, is very stiff this morning, so my Murray Spasm Transference Ritual seems to have worked very well.

Jade Fox
06-02-2012, 12:33 PM
Well they were all basically pretending it didn't happen on ES today when talking about Andy.

Apparently he was looking very good in practice this morning.

My back, however, is very stiff this morning, so my Murray Spasm Transference Ritual seems to have worked very well.

Taking one for the team. That's the spirit! :hug:

Jade Fox
06-02-2012, 04:36 PM
And he's through in straights. Looked much better today. Hopefully he'll be ready for his next opponent, most likely Richard.

scoobs
06-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Yeah he didn't looked troubled at all today, physically.

Thankfully.

MsTree
06-03-2012, 10:28 AM
My back, however, is very stiff this morning, so my Murray Spasm Transference Ritual seems to have worked very well.

:hug: Aw bless :D

scoobs
06-03-2012, 09:05 PM
Andy 4th on Chatrier vs Gasquet, behind Ferrer, Sharapova, and the to finish Tsonga-Wawrinka match.

Jade Fox
06-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Andy 4th on Chatrier vs Gasquet, behind Ferrer, Sharapova, and the to finish Tsonga-Wawrinka match.

Hopefully everyone will make it quick so Andy can play and finish on the same day.

MsTree
06-04-2012, 07:28 PM
1-6 6-4 6-1 6-2 against Gasquet and hilarious booing from the French crowd! :lol:

Jade Fox
06-04-2012, 08:00 PM
1-6 6-4 6-1 6-2 against Gasquet and hilarious booing from the French crowd! :lol:

The French crowd was hilarious. And not only did Andy didn't let them affect him, he seemed to enjoy ribbing them right back. :lol:

scoobs
06-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Really pleased with the result, the way he won in the last two sets, and the crowd dramas - I love that with Murray and the French crowds - he doesn't give a tiny rat's ass how they boo him. He feeds off of it.

MsTree
06-05-2012, 11:58 PM
Well I'm happy he made it to QFs. Hope it's a close match tomorrow and he's still fighting when I get home from work :cheerleader:

Turquoise
06-06-2012, 10:36 AM
Great run to the quarter final. Andy feeds off adversity very well, uses it to challenge himself further. The way he handled the boos from the French crowd is testament to his strong character. He also has a point to prove against Ferrer on clay. Good luck today.

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
This match is such a hot mess. Third set and it's a toss up over who can hold serve. :help:

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 06:56 PM
Andy's main issue is that he's so up and down. Brilliant shotmaking one moment, stupid errors the next. Now he's down two sets to one. At least he won a set.

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 07:01 PM
He got the break in the fourth. But that's not the weird part.

The crowd is cheering for Andy after booing him today when he walked on. This match is officially batty. :lol:

Regenbogen
06-06-2012, 07:14 PM
Can they please both lose somehow? :o I am normally a rabid fanboy but this is too ridiculous.

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Where is everyone? I know there are only three Murray fans but you guys can't be asleep yet! You're missing all the comedy!

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
Congrats David Ferrer. You have the honor of losing to Rafa in the semis. :worship:

Thanks for the comedy Andy.

Regenbogen
06-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Going to do my best to erase that whole match from my memory now. Should've slept instead!

scoobs
06-06-2012, 07:48 PM
No joy for Andy, but not really a surprise.

Meh.

Hope he can show his class on the grass, and leaves the crap play on the clay.

#poem

Jade Fox
06-06-2012, 07:50 PM
No joy for Andy, but not really a surprise.

Meh.

Hope he can show his class on the grass, and leaves the crap play on the clay.

#poem

You should get that published. A most beautiful poem. :worship:

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 09:46 PM
I am confident for grass. Mind you last time I said that was post AO for the 2010 season :o

Andi-M
06-06-2012, 10:09 PM
2012 is the year for British honor and pride...Diamond jubilee....Olympics...Murray winning Wimbledon?? could it happen possibly could it be....

MsTree
06-07-2012, 06:57 PM
I had folk round and could only cope with occasional glances at twitter! Are you on twitter Jade? Scoobs does a great commentary :lol:
:hug: all round after that one. Good luck to David against Rafa!

scoobs
06-07-2012, 07:25 PM
Yeah twitter is a place I can actually relax and enjoy tennis - here I have to be big bad admin bitch and that gets in the way.

Jade Fox
06-07-2012, 11:08 PM
I had folk round and could only cope with occasional glances at twitter! Are you on twitter Jade? Scoobs does a great commentary :lol:
:hug: all round after that one. Good luck to David against Rafa!

I'm Bishpleaz on Twitter. What ID do you have?

Yeah twitter is a place I can actually relax and enjoy tennis - here I have to be big bad admin bitch and that gets in the way.

I do not want your job, that's for sure. What's your Twitter ID? We can all ride the Murraycoaster on Twitter! :hearts:

MsTree
06-08-2012, 12:38 AM
I'm @Ms_Tree I think I found you :hug:

TigerTim
06-10-2012, 01:39 PM
So andy as GGL at Queens first up....

6-4, 7-5 I predict.

scoobs
06-13-2012, 05:51 PM
So Andy lost in his first match to Mahut. Nico won 64 67 76. Really bad last TB from Andy.

Not the prep for Wimbledon he would have liked.

TigerTim
06-13-2012, 08:38 PM
Does he have a chance to maybe have a hit at the boodles?

maybe some rest will do him good, 10 days to relax :)

Andi-M
06-13-2012, 10:15 PM
I would imagine he'll play Boodles, Hopefully he'll play novak in the exho, which would be very good practice for him. Although both players i imagine will not give too much away.

I'm sort of glad he's out of queens really...can just focus on Wimbledon, he'll get practice on the grass and im sure will be ready, winning queens is neither here nor there.

TigerTim
06-13-2012, 10:20 PM
I would imagine he'll play Boodles, Hopefully he'll play novak in the exho, which would be very good practice for him. Although both players i imagine will not give too much away.

I'm sort of glad he's out of queens really...can just focus on Wimbledon, he'll get practice on the grass and im sure will be ready, winning queens is neither here nor there.

it would be nice for him to equal the record of 4 titles though :) Still, he has plenty of years to do that. Boodles vs. Novak should be very good for him indeed, and good for the boodles

scoobs
06-22-2012, 05:16 PM
Well, Andy's Wimbledon draw is not the easiest...

[1]Djokovic v Ferrero
Harrison v Lu
Becker v Blake
Stakhovsky v [28]Stepanek
[24]Granollers v Troicki
Klizan v Chela
Chardy v Volandri
L.Mayer v [15]Monaco

[12]Almagro v Rochus
Rufin v Darcis
Berlocq v Bemelmans
Kamke v [18]Gasquet
[31]F.Mayer v Tursunov
Petzschner v Kavcic
Bolelli v Janowicz
Gulbis v [6]Berdych

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

[3]Federer v Ramos
Fognini v Llodra
Menendez-Maceiras v Russell
Muller v [29]Benneteau
[17]Verdasco v Wang
Zemlja v Goodall
Malisse v Matosevic
Mathieu v [13]Simon

[11]Isner v Falla
Lorenzi v Mahut
Andreev v Golding
Istomin v [23]Seppi
[26]Youzhny v Young
Cervantes v Cipolla
Sweeting v Starace
Nalbandian v [8]Tipsarevic

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

[7]Ferrer v Brown
De Schepper v Bachinger
Odesnik v Phau
J.Baker v [30]Roddick
[19]Nishikori v Kukushkin
Kuznetsov v Serra
Soeda v Kunitsyn
Haase v [9]Del Potro

[16]Cilic v Stebe
Ito v Kubot
Pospisil v Querrey
Giraldo v [21]Raonic
[32]Anderson v Dimitrov
Montanes v Baghdatis
Karlovic v Sela
Davydenko v [4]Murray

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

[5]Tsonga v Hewitt
Roger-Vasselin v Garcia-Lopez
Lacko v Ungur
Melzer v [25]Wawrinka
[20]Tomic v Goffin
Levine v K.Beck
Ward v Andujar
Ramirez-Hidalgo v [10]Fish

[14]Lopez v Nieminen
B.Baker v Machado
Ebden v Paire
Bogomolov v [22]Dolgopolov
[27]Kohlschreiber v Haas
Zopp v Jaziri
Rosol v Dodig
Bellucci v [2]Nadal

Andi-M
06-22-2012, 09:52 PM
This draw is really really tough!!!!!!!!!!! just take it one day at a time and see how it goes.... he could go out at any stage (a 4r exit would really NOT suprise me!)

Similarly he could win it so who knows....Lets face it relatively easy draws last couple of years hasn't done the trick has it!!

If he plays some really good players en route to his semi with Nadal it might just be what he needs to be able to compete with him over 5 sets.

:bounce: Cmon Andy!!

tomcrossnz
06-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Andy features in this Tennis podcast - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/s...is/id532708891

You can stream here - http://tennisweekly.jellycast.com/podcast/feed/2

scoobs
06-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Andy is third on Centre tomorrow vs Davydenko.

Jade Fox
06-26-2012, 08:58 PM
For once Andy starts off on the right foot. Usually there's a little drama.

Keep it up Andy! Stay drama free and ignore the haters! :fiery:

Mae
06-26-2012, 10:45 PM
Great thread title scoobs :D And Congrats to Andy on his win :woohoo:

scoobs
06-26-2012, 11:01 PM
Great match from Andy today - was really happy to see it live from Centre Court!

Jade Fox
06-28-2012, 08:36 PM
As expected, Dr. Ivo was a pain to play but at least Andy won.

scoobs
06-28-2012, 11:44 PM
Yeah - I was annoyed he dropped the second set but he handled the nastiness that Ivo brings pretty well. Solid B+ effort.

Baghdatis next. It's not getting easier.

Jade Fox
06-29-2012, 12:04 AM
Yeah - I was annoyed he dropped the second set but he handled the nastiness that Ivo brings pretty well. Solid B+ effort.

Baghdatis next. It's not getting easier.

Yeah Marcos will be tough. So he should just focus on that match and not on the sonic boom that occurred after his match.

guga2120
06-30-2012, 07:04 AM
Andy will have to improve those weak serves he was throwing in, but as long as he serves decent he should win in 3 against Marcos.

scoobs
06-30-2012, 11:21 AM
I am not looking forward to this.

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 03:57 PM
I'm actually calm about today's match. Why I don't know.

Breakaway
06-30-2012, 06:27 PM
I'm a little nervous always, but I'm hoping for the best!

scoobs
06-30-2012, 07:00 PM
The overbearing BBC buildup has started.

It's action stations. Gird your loins...

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 07:11 PM
The overbearing BBC buildup has started.

It's action stations. Gird your loins...

Yeah Pam Shriver just interview a Scottish woman who drove 4 hours to get there. Pam didn't understand her and tbh I didn't either. I need to work on my Scottish. :lol:

Andi-M
06-30-2012, 07:39 PM
Terrible passive start from Murray you'd think Maclagan was STILL his coach

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 08:15 PM
First set under the bag! When are they gonna close the roof?

And either Cilic or Querrey need to win their match. I wanna see Andy! :fiery:

Andi-M
06-30-2012, 08:36 PM
You're watching the right match Jade, trust me.

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 08:40 PM
You're watching the right match Jade, trust me.

It's really not that interesting this match. I would rather ride the Murraycoaster, full pun intended. ;)

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 09:06 PM
One set all and they are closing the roof. The Murraycoaster continues.

Andi-M
06-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Totally unforgiveable display in that 2nd set...

scoobs
06-30-2012, 09:33 PM
Deeply unhelpful - he lost the plot at totally the wrong time.

He'll probably have to finish Monday if he wants to win this now.

scoobs
06-30-2012, 09:35 PM
Murray back on court - left knee is taped.

Regenbogen
06-30-2012, 10:03 PM
How do I stop being a Murray fan, because I don't think I want to do this anymore. :mad:

Regenbogen
06-30-2012, 10:36 PM
Good boy, I will temporarily refrain from some kind of programme where I punch myself in the face every time I have positive thoughts about Murray.

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 10:46 PM
Why didn't they close the roof before the match? They had to know that this match would go to darkness the bastards. :rolleyes: :mad:

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 10:50 PM
Seriously anyone who thinks that this is rigged in favor of Andy is a fucking moron. He's up 3-0 in the final set but unless he wins three straight games he's not gonna make curfew. :rolleyes:

Regenbogen
06-30-2012, 10:57 PM
I can't imagine that they'd stop the match with potentially two games to go. If they do they should have their slam given to someone else.

IncrediBale
06-30-2012, 11:00 PM
One game away

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 11:01 PM
I can't imagine that they'd stop the match with potentially two games to go. If they do they should have their slam given to someone else.

They are using their brain for once. 5-1 and he's gonna serve it out.

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 11:04 PM
And he's through. Where's MsTree, I hope she's happy with the Murraycoaster tonight. :lol:

scoobs
06-30-2012, 11:15 PM
What on earth was that?

We had balls flying out of pockets
We had slipping all over the place
We had momentum shifts seemingly at random
We had wind
We had a roof to close
We had indoor conditions
We had a clock counting down to end of play
We had a curfew

Some guys just get to play a tennis match :lol:

Jade Fox
06-30-2012, 11:42 PM
What on earth was that?

We had balls flying out of pockets
We had slipping all over the place
We had momentum shifts seemingly at random
We had wind
We had a roof to close
We had indoor conditions
We had a clock counting down to end of play
We had a curfew

Some guys just get to play a tennis match :lol:

Not our Andy. Playing a simple match would be too easy.

I guess Virginia Wade was right after all. :lol:

Mae
07-01-2012, 04:37 AM
Congrats to Andy :) But now I'm worried about his knee :scared: And what is it with the courts over there any way :eek: I have seen people slip and fall in grass tournaments behind the baseline, but people are slipping and falling all over the court :eek:

Andi-M
07-01-2012, 12:25 PM
2nd Court 1 tommorow...with forecast rain :sad: Hope match gets finished. They can't really move him to center if all the matches finish by say 7pm, because Ferrer-Delpo is scheduled after them.

Mae
07-02-2012, 01:53 AM
Gee rain :rolleyes: Well I hope Andy's knee is alright and he does get his Match in :unsure: And, of course, a win would be nice also :lol:

scoobs
07-02-2012, 10:34 AM
He'll be lucky to play today.

SO glad that they got his damn match finished on Saturday. At least there's not the deal of being 1 round behind everyone else as well as the rain.

Regenbogen
07-02-2012, 12:06 PM
Oh, wonderful, rain. I will probably end up not going to bed tonight just in case and ughhhh all courts should be required to have roofs.

Regenbogen
07-02-2012, 04:33 PM
Lovely return to get to set point. Mostly though he's just been retrieving everything until Cilic misses...I suppose there'll be plenty of time for this to get interrupted by rain. :unsure:

scoobs
07-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Bit of an uncertain start from Andy but got better and then claimed the first set. Looking composed and playing pretty well right now early in the second.

scoobs
07-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Andy leading 75 31 *40-0 as the rains come. No word on resumption.

scoobs
07-02-2012, 08:26 PM
Rained off.

Resumes tomorrow at 12pm on court 1

Alas, rain is scheduled all day tomorrow.

Mae
07-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Oh, wonderful, rain. I will probably end up not going to bed tonight just in case and ughhhh all courts should be required to have roofs.

You know I really agree with this, but I'm sure the price would be too high to have every court with a roof.

Jade Fox
07-03-2012, 12:36 PM
They played two whole games before play suspended again. It's gonna be a long day. :rolleyes:

scoobs
07-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Covers off, Andy about to come back out - considerable risk of further showers.

Regenbogen
07-03-2012, 01:38 PM
This bloody weather. I'm worried that they won't manage to get it finished at all.

Jade Fox
07-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Or maybe it won't be a long day for Andy. He's only two games away from the QFs.

Jade Fox
07-03-2012, 02:12 PM
And he's through! Much better play today. Can we bottle this Andy and have him play like this all the time?

Regenbogen
07-03-2012, 02:13 PM
:woohoo:

So glad he got it done today and quite nicely, too.

scoobs
07-03-2012, 02:19 PM
Very focused performance from Andy to close it down in straight sets. Tricky weather but he's got it out of the way.

scoobs
07-03-2012, 02:58 PM
Andy will play David Ferrer, who played an excellent match to despatch Del Potro in straight sets.

Mae
07-03-2012, 07:26 PM
I was shocked at the Ferrer Del Potro Match :eek: But I'm glad Andy got the Match in and got the win :yeah:

scoobs
07-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Andy second on Centre tomorrow vs Ferru, behind Federer-Youzhny.

Djokovic-Mayer and Tsonga-Kohli are on Court 1.

Andi-M
07-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Andy :hearts: can't wait for tommorow ! So glad he's back on CC so no more worries about the rain! Good luck andy :D

Regenbogen
07-04-2012, 01:30 AM
This Pics is good, I'll be interested to see what happens. :scared: I have to decide whether to get a couple hours of sleep before or after this match...

Regenbogen
07-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Nobody in this thread all match so I don't know if I was the only one getting all pissed off in the first two sets :o Got it done in the end though, good on him.

scoobs
07-04-2012, 07:56 PM
I was very wound up as the second set wore on and he seemed flat, it wasn't clicking, he was hanging on by a thread. He was very lucky not to go 2 sets down, but he played a good second set tiebreak and was very mentally strong after that.

Jade Fox
07-04-2012, 08:02 PM
It's a good thing I had to do a shit load of cooking today given that it's the United States birthday. Otherwise I would've gone crazy.

I'm happy he defended his points and very happy with how he closed out that match. :hearts:

Andi-M
07-04-2012, 08:10 PM
9.5/10 mentally for me today, every important point he came up with a big serve or a winner.. really impressed the most mature performace ive ever seen from Andy, he was under the COSHH bigtime in that 2nd set, last year he'd have lost in 3, this year he toughed it in 4. I'm delighted for him!!

Mae
07-04-2012, 10:54 PM
I'm so glad he won :bowdown: But he keeps needing that extra set to win :sad: I wish he were winning in 3 Sets not 4 Sets, but at least he is winning ;)

MsTree
07-05-2012, 08:03 PM
I'm starting to feel sick! :cheerleader:

I'm addicted to twitter atm but during the match with Ferrer I was glued to the TV. Very happy with him on all counts and hoping for more of the same tomorrow against Jo. :D

scoobs
07-05-2012, 08:04 PM
Andy on second vs Jo. Federer and Djokovic will have their tussle first.

Andi-M
07-05-2012, 11:07 PM
I think this is officially first time i will be supporting Fed in a match :eek:

Being a JWT fan as well i know for sure i want the winner of that semi to win the title, i fear Djokovic will be too good in the final, hence i'm gunning for Fed.

Also I did have a dream about a year ago about Murray winning his first grandslam against Mr FedGOAT in a Wimbledon final...so i guess this is in the back of my mind also.

Despite liking the gorgeous Jo, I am desperate for Andy to win this semi, and i will not sleep tonight at all with nerves. Good luck Andy!!!!!!!!

scoobs
07-06-2012, 03:56 PM
You ready?

Jade Fox
07-06-2012, 04:30 PM
You ready?

So far Andy looks ready. Hope he keeps it up.

Regenbogen
07-06-2012, 04:58 PM
I am kind of freaking out over how well this is going so far.

Jade Fox
07-06-2012, 05:13 PM
Okay who is this person and what have they done with Andy Murray? :lol:

Jade Fox
07-06-2012, 05:59 PM
Andy has one bad game and it cost him the third set. :(

Mae
07-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Okay who is this person and what have they done with Andy Murray? :lol:

Andy just has to give up a Set :banghead: And right now I hope that is the only one he will give up :angel:

Mae
07-06-2012, 06:09 PM
I think this is officially first time i will be supporting Fed in a match :eek:

Being a JWT fan as well i know for sure i want the winner of that semi to win the title, i fear Djokovic will be too good in the final, hence i'm gunning for Fed.

Also I did have a dream about a year ago about Murray winning his first grandslam against Mr FedGOAT in a Wimbledon final...so i guess this is in the back of my mind also.

Despite liking the gorgeous Jo, I am desperate for Andy to win this semi, and i will not sleep tonight at all with nerves. Good luck Andy!!!!!!!!

Well you got the win from the Fed. And Andy might get this semi nailed down, but I just can't see him defeating Fed in the Final :sad: I would love to have him prove me wrong ;) But first things first he has to win this semi!

Mae
07-06-2012, 06:11 PM
Andy got the break 3-1 in the 4th Set :)

Mae
07-06-2012, 06:18 PM
And gave the break right back to Tsonga 3-2 :(

Mae
07-06-2012, 06:23 PM
All even at 3-3 and Andy looks like he would like to be somewhere else right now! I can't watch anymore :scared:

Jade Fox
07-06-2012, 06:37 PM
It's so annoying how well Tsonga is playing when from behind. Good thing Andy held that last game.

Jade Fox
07-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Best. Return. Ever. :worship:

Regenbogen
07-06-2012, 07:03 PM
That was a hell of a way to end it. Would never have expected to see Murray in the final before this tournament started...fuck, maybe he can surprise me again, I don't have high expectations for Sunday but it's marvellous that he's there at all and we'll see.

scoobs
07-06-2012, 07:07 PM
WIMBLEDON FINAL BABAY!!!!

(PS - in that match, I nearly DIED)

Andi-M
07-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Oh yeh bring it!!!

My dream has a really good chance of coming true. Murray will be sooooo unbeliveably up for it, i cannot wait. at alll.... so excited!!!

Regenbogen
07-06-2012, 07:51 PM
WIMBLEDON FINAL BABAY!!!!

(PS - in that match, I nearly DIED)

:lol: for me it was far from the worst just this tournament (although that isn't saying much)

eta: also I was really quite surprised by how well Murray started - if anything I thought he'd get down an early break and possibly lose the first set even if Tsonga wasn't playing well

Mae
07-06-2012, 11:59 PM
I'm so glad he won the Match :D But I do not see him defeating Roger in the Final :sad: I would like for him to defeat Roger in the Final, but I just can't see it happening! For one thing this was a big win for Andy and so many times after a big win the player who won will lose his next Match. For another it will be his first ever Wimbledon Final so he has no experience at all there while Roger has owned the Wimbledon Final :ras: Sorry I wish I could be more hopeful, but for right now I will just enjoy his Semi-Final victory :D

MurrayMagic1
07-07-2012, 08:14 AM
In nobody's eyes, but mine.

Andy Murray goes under a gigantic microscope in this country for a month, doesn't he? It's rather surprising how many people are fairweather tennis fans on these shores. As an avid user of social networking sites, it always makes me chuckle to see acquaintances pass comment on Murray and his efforts at Wimbledon. It's either positive and encouraging, or the usual nonsense ; 'dour, anti-English, Scottish twat'. Fifty weeks then pass before these comments are made again, ad nauseum. These comments are all very predictable, not to mention sad. Here is a man, on the cusp of becoming a legend of the game, who is largely unappreciated by his public.

Now, I am 21 years of age and I have followed Murray on an almost religious basis since 2005. I have amassed over 30,000 posts on this website and accrued well over 250 days of online activity. I have close to an encyclopaedic knowledge of his career. Despite these rather humiliating revelations, I think it qualifies me pretty sufficiently to give an informed opinion on Andy Murray.

Yes, he is dour. I would be the first to admit that. He is an introverted human being, who loves playing tennis, but dislikes the media frills that surround professional sport in this day and age. In interviews, his voice can be rather monotonous, and he can seem very unenthused to be sat in front of the media, after his exertions on a tennis court. Can you honestly blame him? Okay well, the voice could perhaps be altered slightly, but we would all love to sound like Richard Burton. However, contractual obligations to sit in a room with several journalists, a profession known for its backstabbing and devious characters, and answering the same questions, over and over again. I cannot say that I blame Murray for being guarded and bored by interviews. I would be the exact same.

Not to mention that in the summer of 2006, a tongue-in-cheek remark was taken out of context, twisted beyond recognition and splashed across the headlines of tabloid newspapers, in order to paint Murray as some sort of xenophobe. Some citizens of this country, who take the opinion of tabloid newspapers and who are unable to form their own, have since found it difficult to like Murray. As a naive teenager, Murray tried to be funny with the media and got his fingers burnt. I can see exactly why Murray doesn't give them anything exciting to talk about. Again, I would be the exact same

The most satisfying thing about it all is that he does not care. He is extremely single-minded, driven and highly ambitious, and does not care for what people think of him. Sure, he does appreciate the support that he receives at tournaments as he well should. But Murray knows he is a love-hate figure, and he does not mind, one iota. Here is a man whose family sacrificed so much in sending him to Barcelona to pursue his dream of becoming a professional tennis player. A man who possesses an incredible work ethic, and desire to improve and maximise every facet of his game, in order to land a grand slam.

He is the perfect role model for any young sportsperson. You don't see him rolling out of a London nightclub every other weekend, intoxicated with a vapid female companion in tow. Firstly, the exhaustive, all year round nature of tennis itself wouldn't allow for it, and secondly, it is just not Murray's style.

Many people in this country applaud and admire Roger Federer for his charisma and charm. Personally, I think he is smarmy, arrogant and far from genuine. An incredible tennis player and great champion, who could well win his seventeenth grand slam on Sunday, no doubt. However, Murray is, in my opinion, the most gracious and humble player on the Tour. I have never once heard him criticise an opponent pre or post-match. His acceptance speeches are awkward but heartwarming and endearing. Breaking down in tears, after losing a final in Melbourne, and after helping Team GB to victory in Glasgow were raw, honest displays of emotion from a man who does not pretend to be something he is not.

In defence of Andy Murray ; you are mostly misunderstood but I sincerely hope you win on Sunday. For yourself, your family and friends, your support team, and no one else. You are a star.

Credit to Sir Panda on MW

Mae
07-07-2012, 08:44 AM
I don't know which I liked better your comments on Andy or your comments about Roger? But great writing anyway :yeah: However, I'm confused because your post count only shows 70 posts :confused: And Good Luck to Andy in the Final :D

MsTree
07-07-2012, 08:50 AM
Good post MurrayMagic1! :)


My dream has a really good chance of coming true. Murray will be sooooo unbeliveably up for it, i cannot wait. at alll.... so excited!!!

I'm a big believer in dreams coming true!

I'm a bit hyper still and liable to witter so I'll just say I love him whether or not he wins tomorrow and if he does win I may well explode. Enjoy the match everybody! :hug:

rocketassist
07-08-2012, 04:18 AM
This would mean the heavens and earth if he won this :sobbing:

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 07:20 AM
I'm a bit hyper still and liable to witter so I'll just say I love him whether or not he wins tomorrow and if he does win I may well explode. Enjoy the match everybody! :hug:

Sums up my feelings exactly. I may get mad at him a lot, but I still love the big lug. I wouldn't get so angry if I didn't love him really.

And I just want to give a big group hug to us Murray fans. We're a small group but I think we're all awesome.

http://thecraftyhome.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/pooh_hug.gif

Mae
07-08-2012, 07:34 AM
Sums up my feelings exactly. I may get mad at him a lot, but I still love the big lug. I wouldn't get so angry if I didn't love him really.

And I just want to give a big group hug to us Murray fans. We're a small group but I think we're all awesome.

http://thecraftyhome.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/pooh_hug.gif

:yeah: And lets go Andy :D Win or lose we love you and are proud of you ;)

Andi-M
07-08-2012, 09:38 AM
Aww im so excited guys...anyone planning on being here for the match, i'll probs be on murraysworld but would happily post here too :D

scoobs
07-08-2012, 09:45 AM
I'm tense...really hoping he can somehow pull off Mission Impossible.

Regenbogen
07-08-2012, 01:30 PM
I will be here, probably at some point during the match I will start ranting about how much I hate Murray and how I will never do this to myself again, but...don't take it too seriously? :unsure: As always, I would get over it a few hours after the match.

I feel nervous and generally terrible and I am sure it is only going to get worse (really, the only way it wouldn't get worse is if he bagelled Federer or something equally bizarre happened because I get worked up enough when he's doing reasonably well). Throughout this whole day I've randomly thought "Wimbledon final tonight" and then "OH GOD WHY" and I feel like I can't even be happy about Murray being in the final because, I am an idiot, I guess. Scoobs, you're the one who's called certain matches a "carnival of hell", right? I think my emotions are a carnival of hell and also that is my favourite phrase in the English language.

I am going to drink the 3/4 of a bottle of wine I have in my fridge but after that I am screwed because it's the middle of the night so there is nowhere to buy more alcohol. I am so sleep-deprived.

I hope that whatever happens, he puts up a good fight.

Andi-M
07-08-2012, 01:48 PM
Lol Regenbogen!! I know expecting a rollercoaster of emotions obv!

Nearly time...rooof closed..roof open! I think its good roof is open cos Fed is a beast indoors.

Andi-M
07-08-2012, 02:38 PM
Had a great strat...but now he's been broken back 3-2 Fed :(. cmonnn andy

Andi-M
07-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Yessssssssss 1 set down 2 to go

Regenbogen
07-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Well, regardless of what happens nobody can say he hasn't made progress now.

Mae
07-08-2012, 03:38 PM
He is hanging with the Fed in the 2nd Set. Fed just won his game serving so right now it is 3-2 Roger with Andy getting ready to serve. And yet indeed Andy has really made a lot of progress :D Andy won his service game at Love so now it is 3-3. At least today the Fed has someone who will fight him. But in all fairness to Nole I'm sure he was sick because he just looked clueless out there in the SF. But now the Fed just held his serve at Love. I don't think I can stand this :scared:

MsTree
07-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Omfg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regenbogen
07-08-2012, 04:03 PM
DAMN IT also I hate Fedtards, seriously they have gotten enough out of it and they should just fuck off already.

Andi-M
07-08-2012, 04:17 PM
Rain delay..cmon Lendl sort our boy out get him back on track!

MsTree
07-08-2012, 04:18 PM
Andy's playing really well :hearts:

Mae
07-08-2012, 04:27 PM
Why aren't they closing the roof?

MsTree
07-08-2012, 04:38 PM
They are closing the roof now. Play in 20 mins or so.

Regenbogen
07-08-2012, 05:30 PM
:hysteric:

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 06:00 PM
Ugh, it was a decent final for Andy until the rain came. Fuck British weather! :fiery:

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 06:07 PM
DAMN IT also I hate Fedtards, seriously they have gotten enough out of it and they should just fuck off already.

I feel ya man. I like Roger but come on, he wasn't even playing that well today until the roof closed. And then that 15 minute game on Andy's serve was the turning point.

This so far is a match of inches.

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Oh NOW the crowd is fully supporting Andy. What took them so long? :rolleyes:

Regenbogen
07-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Fuck Federer's existence.

I'm tired of this. I know I'm going to be all gung-ho about this shit again by the time the Olympics comes around but I don't know why. It's ultimately just exhausting and unrewarding and unenjoyable and I want to curl up in a corner and hibernate until tennis itself has become a thing of history.

He gave it a good fight, did perhaps better than expected, and I suppose he will have another chance at some point and it's not the end of the world and blah blah blah I'm still a diehard fan forever but fuck it, this is supposed to be fun and it isn't.

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Fuck Federer's existence.

I'm tired of this. I know I'm going to be all gung-ho about this shit again by the time the Olympics comes around but I don't know why. It's ultimately just exhausting and unrewarding and unenjoyable and I want to curl up in a corner and hibernate until tennis itself has become a thing of history.

He gave it a good fight, did perhaps better than expected, and I suppose he will have another chance at some point and it's not the end of the world and blah blah blah I'm still a diehard fan forever but fuck it, this is supposed to be fun and it isn't.

:hug:

Oh Andy, you're killing me right now. :sad:

MsTree
07-08-2012, 06:27 PM
God I'm so proud of him! Crying my eyes out though!

scoobs
07-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Andy :hug:

He'll take this and come back stronger.

Regenbogen
07-08-2012, 06:40 PM
I hope Murray is more affected by the progress this definitely is than the defeat (hope the same for myself :tape:) I have to say that this isn't nearly as excruciating as AO 2011.

off bad repping people in GM :rocker2:

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 06:48 PM
God I'm so proud of him! Crying my eyes out though!

Andy :hug:

He'll take this and come back stronger.

I hope Murray is more affected by the progress this definitely is than the defeat (hope the same for myself :tape:) I have to say that this isn't nearly as excruciating as AO 2011.

off bad repping people in GM :rocker2:

Alright Murray fans how about another group hug?

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6kczrgicN1qj5s7f.gif

scoobs
07-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Just gotta keep the faith.

MsTree
07-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Today was definitely progress. I'm happy with him!
Group hug :hug:

rocketassist
07-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Another day of heartache, but can't say anything other than we're still with him and always will be.

Eden
07-08-2012, 08:23 PM
Just wanted to say that I feel really sorry for Andy and his fans after this match.
It's just really bad luck for him to have to play at the same time as Roger, Rafa and Novak.
It's surely not easy to stay patient and hope for HIS moment to come but hopefully one day he gets the title he truly deserves and which will take a lot of pressure off his shoulders.

Andi-M
07-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Group hug!! :hug:

Andy is such a gent and i'm glad he has endeared himself to the general public who think he's just some miserly scotsman. he showed vunerability and gave it his all. I'm so proud of him today.

Where do we go from here...same as always back to the drawing board. Lets see what andys got. Lendl is the perfect guy in Andys camp to help him through this like i said in another thread this isn't AO he dosen't have to wait 6 months to play another slam...theres one in about 8 weeks, alot of the big guys will be focusing on the Olympics...may be tired come USO no reason why he can't have a decent run there again. An achivement would be for Andy to make consecutive grandslam finals to give himself a chance.

Djokovic did this he lost US final 2007, got to the AO final 2008 and won, then again lost in 4 to Nadal 2010 USO and then won AO 11 - I know Andy is not Novak..I KNOW! but i think to keep putting himself in the mix it will happen, he got closer today, he can get closer still...C'mon andy!!

oneandonlyhsn
07-08-2012, 08:56 PM
To all Andy fans :wavey: you should be really proud of your guy, he has shown tremendous fight and strength throughout this tournament and has made me a fan of him. Its not easy overcoming your own emotions, pressure you put on your self but to have the hopes of a nation on him and to handle it with so much dignity is simply amazing. I have no doubt in my mind he will get his slam, and I will be rooting for him everytime from now on.

MuzzahLovah
07-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Ugh. I just can't anymore. I told myself I would not start watching until I knew how the first set went, but I did anyways and he won it and I started to believe! And then he missed those two bps early in the second set, and I had this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was the exact same feeling I had early in the Dubai final when he missed those two bps. And then it all slipped away.

I hate tennis. It's depressing and predictable and I wish I knew how to quit you.

And I know I can't give up Andy, no matter how many crushing defeats, because how much I like him as a person.

MuzzahLovah
07-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Oh NOW the crowd is fully supporting Andy. What took them so long? :rolleyes:

Scotland should secede to punish them.

Jade Fox
07-08-2012, 09:27 PM
Just wanted to say that I feel really sorry for Andy and his fans after this match.
It's just really bad luck for him to have to play at the same time as Roger, Rafa and Novak.
It's surely not easy to stay patient and hope for HIS moment to come but hopefully one day he gets the title he truly deserves and which will take a lot of pressure off his shoulders.

To all Andy fans :wavey: you should be really proud of your guy, he has shown tremendous fight and strength throughout this tournament and has made me a fan of him. Its not easy overcoming your own emotions, pressure you put on your self but to have the hopes of a nation on him and to handle it with so much dignity is simply amazing. I have no doubt in my mind he will get his slam, and I will be rooting for him everytime from now on.

Thank you two for your classy responses. Enjoy Roger's win he was the better player today.

Duncan
07-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Today was very painful. Must say I am still hurting and each time I think about it then I have a little cry.


Today he played his heart out and the one thing I didn't want today was that roof to close. When it did I felt Roger was always the favourite.


Olympic gold or US Open would ease the pain though :)

Chemokine
07-14-2012, 02:21 AM
Murray/Novak fan here. I felt so terrible for Andy there :( I couldn't even watch the speeches. Still, he's one step closer and I firmly believe Murray will take on home. He's seriously talented and he kept it together for 6 matches.

Andy Murray for USO 2012! (Well, either him or Djokovic :D so hard to choose between my two favorite tennis men)

scoobs
07-19-2012, 05:58 PM
There was a pic of Andy back on the practice court yesterday with his team, so at least he's no longer maundering around and is getting ready for a run at the Olympics.

With Rafa out he'll be third seed and so odds would suggest he would have to beat both Federer and Djokovic in one order or the other to get the gold....

Andi-M
07-21-2012, 01:08 AM
Andy :hearts: is Lendl with him for the Olympics?

Mae
07-21-2012, 03:38 PM
There was a pic of Andy back on the practice court yesterday with his team, so at least he's no longer maundering around and is getting ready for a run at the Olympics.

With Rafa out he'll be third seed and so odds would suggest he would have to beat both Federer and Djokovic in one order or the other to get the gold....

Rafa being out doesn't help Andy at all :eek: I would love for Andy to win Olympic Gold, but to have to defeat both Fed and Nole :scared: That doesn't bode well I'm afraid :sad:

TigerTim
07-21-2012, 05:08 PM
:sad:

Go Andy, Take the GOLD!

scoobs
07-29-2012, 04:28 PM
Andy gets off to winning ways with a pretty comfortable 63 63 win over Stan Wawrinka in R1.

He and Jamie lost a very tough match in doubles to Melzer/Peya yesterday though, 3 tough sets.

Mae
07-31-2012, 09:01 AM
Well Andy got one Swiss anyway :) Next up is Niemimen. Good Luck Andy!

Mae
07-31-2012, 05:44 PM
Andy defeated Niemimen :) So far so good!

Mae
07-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Marcos is the next player for Andy. Good Luck Andy :)

IncrediBale
07-31-2012, 07:42 PM
Andy good luck :) fingers crossed

seattletennisguy
08-01-2012, 05:12 AM
Cheering for Andy to win a medal, any color. It would probably mean more to him than any other player. But, I'm so tired of seeing his girlfriend in the stands (I don't like her. Ditto for Mirka.)

scoobs
08-01-2012, 05:53 AM
He played pretty well again today taking down Nieminen 62 64. Jarkko didn't offer huge resistance until the end to be honest.

Andy_Murray_Fan
08-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Andy playing poorly so far. I haven't seem him play so defensively in A LONG time.

Mae
08-02-2012, 03:58 AM
Probably his nerves are bothering him, I know if I were in his place my nerves would be a mess :scared: But he got Marcos and next up is Nico!

scoobs
08-02-2012, 08:18 AM
I think he struggled with the change in conditions initially - he played his first two matches indoors and then this one was outdoors - always seems to take him a while to adjust to changes like that.

Plus, Marcos started very well and one poor service game middle of the first set was all the Cypriot needed to take that set. After that, Andy relaxed, and even though the third set was quite close, it was always Baghdatis chasing the score and trying not to make it worse for himself. Andy always looked the likely winner at that point.

scoobs
08-02-2012, 01:19 PM
Andy looking good today, albeit against a limp and apparently injured Almagro 64 61

SF against either Djokovic or Tsonga awaits.

Mae
08-03-2012, 03:43 AM
It's the Joker :scared:

Regenbogen
08-03-2012, 09:52 AM
This match is probably going to be at around 4am for me. Thank goodness it's a Friday night.

The Prince
08-03-2012, 05:58 PM
This is it Andy. Your time to make a breakthrough.

If he wins a gold medal here, hopefully it gives him confidence to go on and at least win a slam (I hope for more!).

Nole is the key match that is left. If he can negotiate it in reasonable fashion, he has a great chance to beat a worn out Federer on Sunday. I'm not taking anything for granted, though.

scoobs
08-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Andy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


75 75


GOLD
MEDAL
MATCH

:woohoo:

Andi-M
08-03-2012, 09:06 PM
Andy :hearts:

I'm normally of the slams are everything mould, but I would be delighted for Andy to win these Olympics for himself and team GB I know it means so much to him. He is an utter delight to watch, and has already done us proud!

I Wish all GS were played on grass - Muzz would have a great shot then!!

c'monn Andy!!

MsTree
08-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Andy wants this :hearts:

Mae
08-03-2012, 10:32 PM
He is going to get a Medal right now the question is just what color it will be? I think this will do a world of good for Andy's confidence and I hope it also helps to get the British press off his back! Go Andy!!!!!!!!!!

Regenbogen
08-04-2012, 04:16 AM
I am still ridiculously delighted about this. :D It was worth getting almost no sleep for.

I hope the final is outdoors, although I guess the weather forecast doesn't look that great.

Chemokine
08-04-2012, 04:23 AM
Murray/Djoko fan here. Sad for Nole, but damn- Murray was on the ball today.

I want him to go for gold, kick Fed's ass and get enough confidence to win a slam. I'm sick of the haters on these boards.

amdany
08-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Murray/Djoko fan here. Sad for Nole, but damn- Murray was on the ball today.

I want him to go for gold, kick Fed's ass and get enough confidence to win a slam. I'm sick of the haters on these boards.

same here! Sad for Nole but way to go Andy, good luck!!!:)

scoobs
08-04-2012, 05:38 PM
And he's into the Gold Medal match in the mixed doubles too, with Laura!

2 medals for Andy at the Olympics :D

MsTree
08-04-2012, 05:49 PM
Double Olympic medallist Andy Murray!!! :cheerleader:

Andi-M
08-04-2012, 07:07 PM
Andy Murray is doing his country soo proud this summer, Im so happy for him, but I know if he dosent get the singles gold (and one over on Mr Perfect!) he will be really disappointed!

All the best Andy I belive yo CAN and WILL do it!!! :kiss:

Mae
08-05-2012, 08:42 AM
And he's into the Gold Medal match in the mixed doubles too, with Laura!

2 medals for Andy at the Olympics :D

I just found out about this yesterday! Actually I hope the effort in the mixed doubles won't hurt Andy's chances to win the Gold against Roger :unsure:

scoobs
08-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Roof is currently closed at Wimbledon and it's raining - this is not good news for Andy.

Regenbogen
08-05-2012, 03:46 PM
Roof is currently closed at Wimbledon and it's raining - this is not good news for Andy.

Aaaand 2.5 hours later the roof is open and he is two sets up. What the hell. :lol:

I hope he can keep it together and close it out. I had this dream a few weeks ago where he won the first two sets of a 5-set final and then lost the third one 6-0 and when I woke up I thought "this will probably happen sometime." :o

edit: good, I do not have prophetic dreams

scoobs
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

Andy wins 62 61 64 in the biggest match of his life.

I am trembling.