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**Hardcourts 2007: US Open**

12-30-2006, 09:20 PM
Andy's first stop is in Doha.

Main Draw:
(1)Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Hyung Taik Lee (KOR)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Q
(7)Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) vs Olivier Rochus (BEL)

(4)Andy Murray (GBR) vs Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Q vs Q
(8)Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)

(6)Robin Soderling (SWE) vs Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP)
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs Sultan Khalfan (QAT)
(3)Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

(5)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Daniele Bracciali (ITA)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Gael Monfils (FRA)
Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs Younes El Ayanoui (MAR)
(2)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs Q

Good Luck Andy!! :woohoo:

12-31-2006, 08:44 AM
got a pretty decent draw, wawrinka would be tough in the quarters, but i would expect him to win that and play davydenko in the semis

12-31-2006, 04:52 PM
Yeah, he can't complain about the draw. Its not a cake-walk but he should get through to Davy. Wawrinka still has consistentcy issues so Andy may have a bit of luck.

01-01-2007, 04:55 PM
Andy beat Volandri 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 :woohoo:

Murray Starts Season with Victory

Murray is seeded to reach the semi-finals in Doha

Britain's Andy Murray had to come from behind to beat Filippo Volandri 4-6 6-2 6-4 in the first round of the Qatar Open hardcourt event in Doha.
Murray started slowly and was unable to hold his serve as the Italian won the last two games to win the first set.

The 19-year-old fourth seed lost the first game in the second but then broke serve twice to level the match.

The Scot saved a break point to take a 4-2 lead in the third set and kept his cool to secure his place in round two.

Murray will face Christophe Rochus in the second round after the Belgian overcame Spain's Alberto Martin

01-01-2007, 04:58 PM
Doubles Draw:

Björkman & Mirnyi [SWE/BLR, 1] vs. Kohlschreiber & Söderling [GER/SWE]
Youzhny & Zimonjic [RUS/SRB] vs. Ramirez Hidalgo & Volandri [ESP/ITA]
Fyrstenberg & Matkowski [POL, 4] vs. Cermak & Levinsky [CZE]
Baghdatis & Wawrinka [CYP/SUI] vs. A. Murray & J. Murray [GBR]

C. Rochus & Vliegen [BEL, WC] vs. Almagro & Martín [ESP]
El Aynaoui & Khalfan [MAR/QAT, WC] vs. Damm & Paes [CZE/IND, 3]
T. Johansson & Ljubicic [SWE/CRO] vs. Grosjean & Monfils [FRA]
Knowle & Melzer [AUT] vs. Knowles & Nestor [BAH/CAN, 2]

Good Luck Andy and Jamie!! :banana:

01-01-2007, 05:15 PM
Well done Andy on winning and good luck in the doubles draw :)

01-01-2007, 06:21 PM

No smooth ride through today, but that was obviously due to rustiness. C.Rochus is never an easy match but Andy should have no problem unless his health deteriorates.

Good win Andy! :yeah:

01-01-2007, 06:40 PM
I bit of a test to get the rustiness out is good. Way to go Andy!

01-01-2007, 07:34 PM
its a good result, volandri is a tough player and it is the start of the season

01-01-2007, 08:01 PM
Congrats to Andy on his win :D I was a little concerned because the ATP Site said Andy had won, but they had the score wrong :eek:

01-02-2007, 08:27 PM
Second win of the tournament today for Andy, with Jamie in the dubs... 2-6 6-1 10-5 over Baghdatis/Wawrinka.

The ball is beginning to roll...

01-02-2007, 11:51 PM
:bounce: Jamie and Andy!!

Murrays Fight to Win Doubles Game

Andy Murray has been struggling to overcome a cold

Andy and Jamie Murray reached the second round of the doubles at the Qatar Open by beating Marcos Baghdatis and Stanislas Wawrinka in a tie-break.

The brothers fought back after losing the first set to win 4-6 6-1 10-5 under the new Champions tie-break format.

The new tie-break is played instead of the third set to speed matches up, with the winner being the first to 10.

Andy will return to singles action on Wednesday when he plays Belgian Christophe Rochus in round two.

The 19-year-old Scot, who is suffering from a bad cold, beat Italian Filippo Volandri in blustery and cold conditions on Monday.

And the fourth seed is hoping the weather improves on Wednesday.

"The conditions were tough for both of us. It was very cold and a bit of wind too," he said.

"I know coming from Scotland I should be used to such conditions but playing at night under the floodlights made it more difficult."

Andy has a cold? :eek:

01-03-2007, 12:23 PM
that was a great win in the doubles. even though neither baghdatis nor wawrinka are doubles specialists, in my mind they are both more talented individuals than the murrays, so it was good to see them come through, although having a champions tiebreak instead of a full third set did help. depending on how far they get, i think will have a bearing on how andy does in the singles, he doesnt want to be getting too tired if he has a possible match against davydenko

01-03-2007, 04:08 PM
Congrats to Andy on defeating C. Rochus 6-1 and 6-3 :D

01-03-2007, 04:15 PM
Very good match today!!

01-03-2007, 07:35 PM
Fantastic :woohoo:

Andy and Jamie also won their doubles match.

A Murray/J Murray d (4)Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 46 62 11-9 (Match TB) :eek: Not a bad looking team they beat there. :)

01-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Murray Eases Past Rochus in Qatar


Andy Murray brushed aside Belgium's Christophe Rochus to reach the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open and set up a clash with Max Mirnyi. The 19-year-old Scot, who has been struggling with a cold, took one hour 20 minutes to secure a 6-1 6-3 victory.

Murray raced through the first set in just under half an hour, twice breaking Rochus on his way to taking the lead.

He broke Rochus twice more in the second set to lead 4-1 and overcame a mid-set wobble to close out the match.

For the first three-quarters of the match Murray produced a far better display than he managed when he struggled past Filippo Volandri in the first round.

But at 4-1 in the second set he let his standards slip, over-elaborating and giving Rochus a glimmer of hope.

Murray came up with three poor drop shots in four points to hand Rochus his only break of the match.

With his coach, Brad Gilbert, glowering in the stands Murray followed up with yet another dire drop shot on the first point of Rochus' service game.

The Belgian eventually held after facing yet more break points but Murray managed to re-focus and after holding his serve he broke the Belgian for the fifth time to secure victory.

"It was good to have a fast match this time, particularly as I have been feeling unwell," said Murray. "I was very happy with that.

"The last four to five days I have been feeling quite bad and I felt better today than I did in the first-round match.

"The first set was easy - I played very well. In the second set the wind started to come a little bit and it was more difficult, but I still played well and I definitely served better today.

"I still know I must take one match at a time. Everyone is a little rusty because this is the first tournament of the year."

In other matches, Nikolay Davydenko beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-4 6-3 and second seed Ivan Ljubicic saw off 2002 champion Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco 6-3 6-4.

Also through to the last eight are Robin Soderling, Marcos Baghdatis, Mikhail Youzhny and Olivier Rochus.


01-04-2007, 05:58 PM
Andy defeated Max :D I'm sorry I didn't write down the score. I thought
it would already have been posted!

01-04-2007, 06:18 PM
26 62 62!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-04-2007, 06:19 PM
:woohoo: Andy!

01-04-2007, 11:26 PM
Good luck Andy :woohoo:

Morgan Z
01-05-2007, 12:08 AM
Lovely result. :D

01-05-2007, 03:42 AM
Next up is Davydenko. I'm going to have trouble with this Match because I like both players and someone has to be defeated :sad:

01-05-2007, 05:57 PM

Andy Df. Davydenko 7-5 6-2

No what what anyone says this was a good win for Andy..and his BH DTL!! :eek:

One baldy down... ;)

01-05-2007, 06:20 PM
Andy! :yeah: :worship:

Good luck tomorrow! :D

01-05-2007, 06:30 PM
I would say this was a very big win for Andy. Davydenko was seeded #1 in the Tournament and ranked #3 in the World! Coach Gilbert has really gotten Andy playing very well :D I wonder how another Andy feels about that :unsure:

01-06-2007, 08:30 AM
Go And Murray....1/1 v Baldies....make it 2/2 in 2007 :)

01-07-2007, 08:40 AM
He lost against Ljubi :/ 6/4 6/4 ...

01-07-2007, 05:24 PM
Congrats on getting to the final Andy!! :woohoo: Fantatic!!

Too bad he didn't beat Ivan, but still a final is a pretty nice result to start 2007 :yeah:

01-07-2007, 06:56 PM
Agreed! He played well (apart from the drop shot he played at the very end) and his fitness does seem to have improved already. Oh, and his first serve percentage was much healthier.

Can't wait for AO! C'mon Andy!

01-10-2007, 12:41 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6244513.stm Murray to Face Ljubicic Re-Match



01-10-2007, 03:08 PM
Andy deafeats Ivan 6-4-, 6-2 :woohoo:


"After a few more days practice and some matches in this heat, I'm going to be playing well going into the Australian Open," said the 19-year-old.

"The intensity at Kooyong is a little bit different than a normal practice session. You've obviously got people there so I feel like you have to perform."

Murray also confirmed he would not be competing in the doubles at the Australian Open, preferring to preserve energy for his singles matches.

Murray explained: "No doubles at Grand Slams. I might play the occasional Masters Series.

"It's something that I enjoy doing, but singles is a priority so come the Grand Slams, I don't want to be having a five-set singles match and then a three-set doubles match."


01-10-2007, 04:41 PM
Why didn't you beat Lvan in Doha instead of this exhibtion??

01-10-2007, 05:05 PM
Why didn't you beat Lvan in Doha instead of this exhibtion??

I'm guessing that that was rhetorical but still..Exhibitions are very different from a normal ATP match so I'm guessing it wasn't the same Ivan in Kooyong that beat Andy in Doha.

A win against the world No 4 is always nice though :)

01-10-2007, 06:51 PM

Good run-up to the AO..c'mon Andy!

01-11-2007, 11:01 PM
If Andy beat Andy Roddick tomorrow, he'll reach the final and face Roger.

Also, Andy is seeded 15th for the Australian Open :woohoo:

British number one Andy Murray has been made the number 15 seed for next week's Australian Open in Melbourne.

It is the 19-year-old's highest seeding for a Grand Slam event and the first time he has been seeded in Australia.

01-15-2007, 09:05 PM
Sry it took me so long to change the thread title, but I've been super busy. We can continue Andy's run at the Aussie Open either in the other thread(love the title, it sounds so dirty :lol: ) or here. :)

01-15-2007, 09:09 PM
Murray ready for tough opener- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6264231.stm

Murray enjoys 'perfect' buildup- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6260491.stm

Andy is 4th on MCA court, but not before 7:30 pm. (local time)

Good Luck Andy :woohoo:

01-16-2007, 07:39 PM
6-0, 6-0, 6-1 an easy win. but you cant say that martin played anywhere near well. to be quite honest half the time he was shit. murray didnt need to play well and i think he get his eyes opened a bit by verdasco in the next round

01-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Great win Andy, that scoreline almost physically hurts me :lol: Poor alberto, i feel sorry for him :sad: But at least Andy's not had a hard time like some :)

01-16-2007, 08:35 PM
Holy crap at the scoreline :eek:

Didn't see the match, but wow--it appears as if Andy is playing well (to say the least). I'm a bit afraid though about Verdasco in the next round. He is so dangerous and is completely underrated. I think Andy is up for a tough challenge, but hopefully he will be able to pull through.

01-16-2007, 08:38 PM
"You probably get one chance to win a match in your lifetime 6-0 6-0 6-0. I wanted to win love, love and love but let it slip a little bit."
--Andy Murray sees his chance to record a rare "triple bagel" undone in Melbourne.

Murray said after his match: "It was pretty easy. I was expecting a tough match but he gave me the chance to play my shots.

"I played pretty smart and did not go for too much. I was pretty happy with how I played.

"Maybe I could have served a bit better but it can't really start any better than this."



From L'Equipe:

French sports publication L’Equipe Magazine has highlighted the latest group of young stars making shockwaves on the ATP circuit in a photo shoot that evokes memories of the ATP’s ‘New Balls Please’ promotion campaign six years ago.

In July 2000, the ATP promoted the ‘New Balls Please’ campaign featuring a generation of young players, including Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt and Gustavo Kuerten, who were making headlines on the ATP circuit.

More than six years on, L’Equipe Magazine held a photo shoot at the BNP Paribas Masters, an ATP Masters Series event in Paris in November, with a group of nine ATP players all aged 21 or younger.

The article, titled 'Flambants Neuf,' focuses on Rafael Nadal, Marcos Baghdatis, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Richard Gasquet, Nicolas Almagro, Stanislas Wawrinka and Gael Monfils -- all of whom finished in the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings in 2006.


01-16-2007, 08:54 PM
Didn't see the match, but wow--it appears as if Andy is playing well (to say the least). I'm a bit afraid though about Verdasco in the next round. He is so dangerous and is completely underrated. I think Andy is up for a tough challenge, but hopefully he will be able to pull through.

i watched the whole match. it was more about martin making so many errors that he was basically gifting murray the match. most of the time he didnt have to do anything to win the point. martin only started playing well at 5-0 down in the third.

verdasco is very dangerous, has lots of potential but is yet to make a serious breakthrough. he'll challenge murray much more, so he better be ready for it

01-17-2007, 02:49 PM
^^Thanks a lot. Greatly appreciated :yeah:

Murray Focused on Verdasco Test


Andy Murray refused to get carried away with his form ahead of his second-round match at the Australian Open on Thursday against Fernando Verdasco.

The Briton lost just one game against Alberto Martin in round one but played down talk of being a title contender.

"I've never been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before," said the Scot.

"It's a huge jump between fourth round and winning it. I hope in two, three years' time is when I'll consistently be a contender for Grand Slams."

Murray, 19, will face Verdasco in the third match on the Vodafone Arena, where plays starts at 0000 (GMT).

At 16 in the world the British number one is ranked 19 places higher than his opponent.

But the 23-year-old Spaniard is a talented player with a huge forehand that has helped him to wins over the likes of Andy Roddick, Ivan Ljubicic and David Nalbandian.

"Verdasco has won against guys like Andy Roddick and he is a tough guy to play against," said Murray.

"I know it's going to be difficult, my next match, but I feel like if I play like I did (on Tuesday) and a little bit better, then I've got a good chance of winning."


Go Andy! :woohoo:

01-17-2007, 10:15 PM
Verdasco has been out of form, though. He was being thoroughly beaten in his first round match when PHM had to retire.

However I doubt he will be as easy as Martin!

01-19-2007, 07:18 PM
Andy beat Verdasco in tough sets.
Now he plays Chela. Chela had beaten Andy last year in AO but Andy won their last match in Bercy.

01-20-2007, 03:51 AM
Never posted in Andy's forum before...I was just wondering if someone could tell me what is up with his match today. It's not on the schedule. What's going on?


01-20-2007, 03:56 AM
Never posted in Andy's forum before...I was just wondering if someone could tell me what is up with his match today. It's not on the schedule. What's going on?


Got this off the BBC:


Florian Mayer (Ger) v Tommy Haas (Ger, 12)
Ashley Harkleroad (US) v Daniela Hantuchova (Svk, 15)
Vera Zvonareva (Rus, 22) v Ana Ivanovic (Ser, 13)

Not before 0830 GMT:

Andy Murray (GB, 15) v Juan Ignacio Chela (Arg)

01-20-2007, 09:57 AM
Andy is leading 5/2 against Juan Ignacio Chela.

01-20-2007, 11:45 AM
:yeah: Straight sets win! Nice.

Next up: Nadal!

01-20-2007, 09:00 PM
What a difference a year makes...

Bring on Rafa :bounce:

01-21-2007, 03:26 AM
Come on Andy, nothing to lose against Rafa!

01-21-2007, 04:32 PM
:bounce: Andy!

01-22-2007, 03:30 PM

Nadal Def Murray 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-1

Nadal was stronger in the final two sets, but much of Murray's play was beautiful to watch.

Close but no spit-roast for Murray.

01-22-2007, 05:57 PM
next time... he was close !!! ;)

Agassi Fan
01-22-2007, 06:51 PM
This was a great match! Andy played so well!

01-23-2007, 02:36 PM
I didn't see the match because of school, but it showed that Andy can compete with the top names on tour. I would of liked him to win, but hopefully he can use this match for confidence throughout the rest of the year. He has nothing to be ashamed of this year, so congrats Andy on a good Australian Open :woohoo:

01-24-2007, 08:04 PM
I don't come over here too often. But just wanted to say I love Andy and the way he plays. I was rooting for Rafa (sorry :) ), but I was happy Andy played so well and showed how talented he is. I feel like he sometimes gets overlooked among the "up and coming" players like Djokovic and Berdych. I personally think Andy is more talented and has more variety than they do.

01-30-2007, 02:05 PM
Murray rises to new ranking high


British number one Andy Murray's world ranking has reached a new high of 14 following his run to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

The Scot, who was ranked 15th after reaching the Qatar Open final on 7 January, won three matches before losing to Rafael Nadal in Melbourne.

The 19-year-old will next be in action in San Jose in February after pulling out of this week's Zagreb Indoor event.

Murray needs more time to recover from blisters sustained against Nadal.


The first time he has to defend a title :scared:

01-30-2007, 09:32 PM
Defending a title requires a certain amount of mental strength, the ability to take the pressure of being the defending champion and still play your best tennis is something not all players possess...

We shall see if Andy has :)

02-03-2007, 06:19 AM
go andy

ae wowww
02-03-2007, 09:19 AM
Good luck in SJ, would be nice to see him defend it..

02-04-2007, 07:11 AM
What do you think of his chances this year? Can he defend this title, or is Andy Roddick too good if he keeps his current form?

(Btw, it's good to see Murray seeded so high!)

Good luck Muzza!

02-11-2007, 02:30 AM
Murray to take on Kim in San Jose

Andy Murray will return to action for the first time since the Australian Open when he takes on American Kevin Kim at the San Jose Open on Tuesday.

The British number one, 19, has recovered from the foot blister problem that caused him to pull out of the Zagreb Indoor event last week.

Murray, seeded third, is the defending champion in San Jose.

He opens against world number 108 Kim and could potentially meet top seed Andy Roddick in the semi-finals.

James Blake and Marat Safin also line up in a strong field.

Murray picked up the blister during his run to round four of the Australian Open and has not played since losing to Rafael Nadal in Melbourne.


02-11-2007, 02:34 AM
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER vs LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA vs (8) SPADEA, Vincent USA

(3) MURRAY, Andy GBR vs KIM, Kevin USA
QUALIFIER vs (7) LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR

ECONOMIDIS, Konstantinos GRE vs PHAU, Bjorn GER
(WC) OUDSEMA, Scott USA vs (4) SAFIN, Marat RUS

(5) FISH, Mardy USA vs GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS vs (2) BLAKE, James USA

02-14-2007, 11:40 AM
Nice 6-3 6-1 win for Andy over Kim.

Next up is Pless, "not before" 4pm local time, so midnight in the UK.

02-14-2007, 05:58 PM
Hey all
That match last night was pretty boring, but I guess a simple one was good for Andy to start off. Jamie was brought on court after Andy's match and given a cake (took them forever to bring the cake out), and the crowd sang happy birthday to him. After all that, Andy took his usual forever to sign everything in sight for everyone who asked. He is going to wear out his wrist before the week is over.

02-14-2007, 06:49 PM
Congrats Andy! :)

Thanks for the report as well :yeah:

02-14-2007, 08:26 PM
well done andy

02-14-2007, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the report Fee :) I think it's lovely Andy likes to sign everything in sight and also nice for them to sing happy birthday for Jamie :) He's gonna be a damn good doubles player in the future, Britain may have a good Davis Cup team soon enough :) :eek: Hard to imagine i know but still :lol:

Well done Andy with the latest win and good luck in the next round :) Go Andy!!!! :woohoo:

02-15-2007, 03:27 PM
Andy won last night over Pless, but :eek: talk about a close match. Thankfully, he got through. :woohoo:

Murray battles to overcome Pless


Andy Murray was made to work for a three-set win over Denmark's Kristian Pless in the third round of the San Jose Open on Wednesday.

Defending champion Murray saved break points in game six of the deciding set before winning 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-4.

"I felt a little sluggish but I wasn't playing badly," said Murray. "I was able to get through and on this court I was able to keep the ball down.

"I started to come to the net a bit - I had to try some different things."

Murray will face either Simon Greul or Hyung-Taik Lee in the last eight.

After racing through the first set and trading breaks early in the second, Murray lost concentration in the tie-break to allow Pless to level.

And the 19-year-old Scot then recovered from 15-40 at 2-3 in the final set before breaking in the next game and serving out the match.

"I got a bit frustrated at the start of the second set because he was basically tanking it at the end of the first, and then I was a bit cold as I hadn't hit the ball for a while," said Murray.

"I didn't play my best today but to give him credit, he played a really good second set - he started coming into the net and going for everything.

"These courts are so fast that it's difficult to come back when you are behind in sets.

"But considering I had only played about 55 minutes of tennis in the last three weeks, it was good to get the win."


02-17-2007, 02:28 PM
Good luck against Roddick Andy :) :) Well done for the last wins as well, especially the one against Lee, well fought :)

02-17-2007, 03:34 PM
C'mon Andy!! You need payback for Cincinnati. :)

ETA: Way to go Murray!!!!!! I knew you could do it.

02-17-2007, 09:18 PM
Good Luck to Murray. I hope he beats Roddick.

02-18-2007, 02:08 PM
anyone know if the final will be televised? it was last year iirc. maybe it wasnt live though, not sure.

02-18-2007, 02:18 PM
It will be shown on Eurosport 2 at midnight...
Good Andy!

02-19-2007, 06:45 PM
Andy won the title in San Jose :woohoo:

I saw the semifinal against Roddick and the final last night. Andy played pretty well in both matches. Some of his returns were great. It was really nice to see him defend in San Jose. :)

Onto Memphis!

02-22-2007, 02:53 PM
Andy def. Frank Dancevic in Memphis 6-3 4-6 6-4
He'll take on Kristian Pless in the next round. Go Andy :bounce:

Here are just some quotes from Andy:

"I must give him credit," said Murray, last week's San Jose Open winner.

"I think he missed about two first serves in the whole of the second set and hardly missed a ball.

"I stopped serving as well. When I lost my serve at the start of the second set I lost my rhythm a little bit and he started playing well.

"But it's all about fighting and coming through those matches and I managed to do that really well."

02-22-2007, 06:46 PM
Congrats for the title ANDY :)

02-24-2007, 03:10 AM
Andy has reached the semifinals and will take on Andy Roddick for the 2nd straight time.

Andy def. Stefan Koubek 6-3, 6-2 :)

02-24-2007, 07:13 AM
I hope he will beat the duck again! :lol:

02-24-2007, 07:39 AM
me too

03-07-2007, 03:22 AM
Im assuming this is the tourney thread so I'll post here.

Andy's draw doesnt get tough until the 3rd rnd in which he might meet Safin.
I'd love to see them clash. So much anger and racquet smashing, its going to be great.

Sweet u have to change the thread title :p

03-07-2007, 08:43 PM
(Sorry about taking so long to change the title. I've been busy with midtems.)

I hope Andy can do well in IW. He has a tough draw, but hopefully he'll win a few mathces. :yeah:

03-08-2007, 02:55 AM
Hehe its okies thanks for changing it :) ( Good Luck with ur midterms!!)

I think if he meets Safin Andy will have the edge. Safin will prob just hit himself out and we all know Andy can handle the pace. Plus Andy mixes things up which will fluster Marat.

Andy's been playing great the past few weeks and I hope ge continues that good play in IW.

03-08-2007, 02:03 PM
Thanks :hug:

The good news about IW is that Andy doesn't have that many points to defend from last year. He reached the 2nd round last year where he lost to Nikolay Davydenko.

The last time Andy has played Marat was back in 2005 when he lost to Marat in TMS Cincy 4-6, 6-1, 1-6. Obviously, that result can be thrown out since Andy is a much better player today.

He has been playing pretty good tennis so let's hope he can continue on this form in IW. New haircut and all..... http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42655000/jpg/_42655191_henman_ap_270.jpg :lol:

03-09-2007, 03:30 AM
Hmmm does Andy have any fans on this board other than the two of us?

03-09-2007, 05:54 PM

Love the picture of Tim and Andy. Still not sure about Andy's new hair though...but it can't be any worse than his face-fuzz/big hair look from Memphis :eek:

Anyway, he can definitely improve on last year's performance and I like his chances against Marat. He can definitely deal with Marat's power and, more importantly, can flummox the Russian with his mixture of shots.

Good luck Andy!

03-10-2007, 07:32 PM
Andy is playing Wesley Moodie in the 2nd round.

Good Luck :yeah:

03-10-2007, 07:39 PM
Also, Andy is teaming up with Tim Henman in doubles. They face Juan Ignacio Chela and Sebastien Prieto in the first round.


http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/4/assets/pdfs/draws/MDD20071.pdf The rest of the doubles draw including Jamie.

03-10-2007, 08:15 PM
Andy's IW practice with Richard:

10: 30 A.M.

Two courts away the atmosphere is decidedly less explosive. Andy Murray is warming up with Richard Gasquet, their coaches, Brad Gilbert and Richard Deblicker, standing with arms folded behind them. On both sides of the court, there’s a kind of father-son dynamic—the boys spend much of their time sulking and rebelling as their fathers try to tell them what’s good for them. The funny thing is that one plays out in English, the other in French, but they look identical.

Murray is taller and thicker in person, more athletic. But his hitting is not quite as impressive as some of the other pros in practice (for some reason, Nalbandian comes across as the world’s cleanest ball-striker in these sessions). Up close you see Murray takes the ball very late on his forehand, and he’s never really on his toes (that’s the opposite of Nadal). Murray has buzzed his hair, and it takes a while for the fans to recognize him. “Wait…that’s Andy Murray!” I hear about a dozen times. I think the shorn look suits him and makes him look jockier—is this the Gilbert influence, sort of like when he took the visor off Roddick’s head? Kamakshi and our colleague Sarah Unke disagree, though; they don’t think it’s a very good cut.

Anyway, Gilbert watches and doesn’t say much as Murray and Gasquet rally. He interjects occasionally: “Need some inspiration, gotta get some inspiration!” Then he looks at Gasquet and says to Murray, “He’s sucking wind over there.” Brad: Always looking for an edge.

Murray doesn’t respond. When he misses a backhand, he says, in that Scottish baritone that’s always a surprise coming out of his mouth, “Andy, yoock!” At one point he scrambles and comes up hobbling. He bends down to touch his knee and says, semi-panicked, “Brad, my knee just went out!” Gilbert comes over and says, “Really?” more in disbelief than worry, as if he’s seen this before. Murray shakes his head, curses, then starts walking. “It’s OK,” he ends up conceding. There’s no mention of the knee again.

From what I can tell, Gilbert is concerned with three things. Murray’s physicality and shot selection on his forehand, and his extension on his serve:

Murray’s playing defensively for the most part, but after one good first serve, he steps in and cracks a heavy-topspin crosscourt forehand for a clear winner. Gilbert exults. “That’s the forehand, very physical!” He makes a topspin motion with his hand, and I see him continue to stress that motion for the rest of the practice. After Murray’s best serve of the day, Gilbert says, “Nice. Good extension.” Later, Murray goes for a high forehand down-the-line winner and nets it. Brad comes out and says, “Maybe that’s not the shot right there, up above your neck.” The only problem is that Murray loudly says “Thanks!” to Gasquet in the middle of Gilbert’s speech, cutting him off. He’s tuning Dad out for the moment.

The session gets steadily more morose on the Murray side, as Gasquet serves him off the court. After one netted return, Murray curses and says dourly, “Into the net.” The next one he hits long and says, more dourly, “Into the fence.” He tosses his racquet to the ground and a woman next to me says, “Oh, so that’s Andy Murray. I recognize that racquet throw from San Jose.” By the end of the hour, Murray has begun to miss his backhand. He slouches a little lower after each, and after he nets one return says, “The best part of your game, down the toilet” as he walks to the other side of the court. There he misses another return and begins to walk back in the other direction, saying, more slowly and dourly, “The…best…part…of…your…game. Down…the…toilet.” Gilbert puffs his cheeks and blows out a sigh.

I’d tell you this is a bad attitude, except, sorry to say, I’ve been there.


ae wowww
03-10-2007, 09:04 PM
Murray is taller and thicker in person, more athletic.

An interesting article, very good to read - not sure that the above quotation is strictly true, however.

03-11-2007, 04:20 PM
Also, Andy is teaming up with Tim Henman in doubles. They face Juan Ignacio Chela and Sebastien Prieto in the first round.


http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/4/assets/pdfs/draws/MDD20071.pdf The rest of the doubles draw including Jamie.

Good news:)

03-11-2007, 06:48 PM

What is it about Andy that just makes me laugh? I love the description of him and Richard pulling the moody teenager act on their respective coaches. I also love the knee injury incident: Andy panic-stricken, Brad-seen-it-all-before. I also love the recognition-by-racquet-throw.

I'd buy tickets just to see the training session. I know his attitude drives some people mad but I love it.

03-11-2007, 07:00 PM
I love that attitude too :lol:

Good luck today Andy :yeah: :bounce:

03-11-2007, 10:23 PM
Murray bumps Moodie 6-3 6-3 :D

03-11-2007, 10:30 PM
:woohoo: Andy!!! Solid win :)

The article was interesting because of how they were acting. I would have loved to be there for the practice.

03-12-2007, 03:38 AM
Nice win for Andy Moodie has a very tough serve.

That article was pretty funny. I love me some moody Andy. :)

03-12-2007, 03:10 PM
Haha i love that article!!!

03-13-2007, 01:18 AM
[13]A Murray (GBR) d N Mahut (FRA) 61 63 :woohoo:

T Henman (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) d J Chela (ARG) / S Prieto (ARG) 60 36 10-7 (Match TB) (from yesterday) :bounce:

03-13-2007, 01:22 AM

Andy Murray strode into the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Nicolas Mahut.

The world number 14 was in unstoppable form in the opener, pounding Mahut with powerful first serves and polishing off the set in just 26 minutes.

Frenchman Mahut, who had seen off Marat Safin in the second round, had no idea how to counter the Scot and was quickly broken at the start of the second.

Mahut then settled but Murray broke him again at 5-3 to seal the match.

"I played well," Murray said. "It was always going to be difficult against him as he has a big serve and is pretty aggressive from the back.

"You have to play solid tennis and not give him too many chances, put the pressure on his service games and I did that.

"I have a really tough section of the draw so I still need to play some really good tennis to get through."

The Scot wrapped up the match in just under an hour and will face either Nikolay Davydenko or Jan Hernych next.

I didn't get to see the match since I don't have coverage until Wednesday, but it seemed to play well from the scoreline. Davydenko is going to be a much tougher opponent however. The last time the two played in Doha, Andy won 7-6, 6-2. Davydenko leads 2-1 overall.

Go Andy :)

03-13-2007, 02:08 AM
What an awesome thrashing from Andy. :devil:

With play like this he just might win the whole thing :angel:

03-14-2007, 04:31 PM
Andy plays Davydenko later today

"You have to play more aggressively," said Murray, due on court at 1930 GMT.

"If you give him chances to dictate, he can make you do a lot of running."

Murray is planning to continue the aggressive strategy that has helped him to victory in 15 of his 18 singles matches so far this season.

"I think I have to start off playing my own game, using my slice and angles and trying to bring him into the net a little bit," he said.

"There's a few guys that have got a great chance of winning it," he said. "Nadal on these courts and this sort of heat is going to be tough to play against. Roddick's playing well again.

"There's a lot of guys that have a good chance of winning. I'd say I'm one of them.

"You never know what happens in these sort of tournaments. Draws can open up and you just have to take your chances."

Hopefully, I'll get to see the match so I can judge how Andy appears to be playing. :)

03-14-2007, 06:42 PM
Good luck Andy! :yeah:

He's going to have play his best tennis - Kolya's a bad match-up for him - but he certainly has a chance.

On the other hand, I don't want to jinx him. So I'll leave it at good luck...

03-14-2007, 10:38 PM
I didn't jinx him! :bounce: :banana: :bounce:

Not a great match, by any stretch, but a good, solid win. Loved the interview at the end, as well, especially when Fleming insulted the hairdo! ;)

03-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Andy!! :woohoo: Good win!

I saw the first set and let's just say it wasn't exactly the best tennis ever played by either guy. There were some real sketchy patches. I didn't see the 2nd set, but I'm glad Andy came through with the win. Up next is Tommy Haas. Go Andy! :)

03-15-2007, 07:52 PM
The 2nd set was a lot better from Andy. He fiinished things off in style with an ace. Andy was so fired up it was nice to see.

Best of luck vs Haas

03-16-2007, 11:23 PM
I'm excited for this match tonight. I think that's its going to be really tough. Tommy has been playing really welll lately. The winner will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinal.

Murray prepared for in-form Haas


Andy Murray is well aware of the threat posed by Tommy Haas in the Indian Wells Master Series quarter-finals on Friday.

The German, 28, is currently one of the ATP's hottest players, winning 20 and losing just three matches in 2007.

Murray, 19, said: "I've never played Haas, but I practised with him earlier this year and he's in great form.

"He reached the Australian Open semis, won in Memphis and reached the Dubai semi-finals so it's going to be another tough match," added the Scot.

"I'm going to have to play really well to beat him and hold onto my first serve."

Murray's record in 2007 is almost identical to that of his opponent, with the British number one racking up 18 wins and just three losses.

He successfully defended his title in San Jose earlier this year and has been in superb form at Indian Wells, winning all his matches in straight sets.

The most impressive of those was against world number four Nikolay Davydenko in round three, and Murray admitted it marked another important step in his career.

"All the best players have that ability on the big points to kind of adjust up their game and believe in their strokes," he said.

"It's something that I worked on a lot, and I think it kind of showed that I have put a lot of work into it.

"Against someone like Davydenko, it's important because he's so tough.

"He's so tough when you get into rallies. I also needed to serve well and I did that."

Murray's match against Haas in California will not begin before 0200 GMT.


03-17-2007, 02:44 AM
Gooooo Andy :woohoo:

03-17-2007, 05:15 AM
What an amazing match 3-6 6-3 7-6(8) :worship:

So happy for Andy good luck against Nole :yeah:

03-17-2007, 06:38 AM
Great news to wake up to! :D

I was going to make the effort and stay up to watch it but, having read everybody else's comments, I'm glad I didn't. My nerves couldn't stand it! I dreamed about it all night, though.

Good luck against Nole, but I can't help but worry that he's going to be suffering the after-effects...:sad:

03-17-2007, 12:56 PM
Ok the match was odd to say the least. So many ups and downs. One minute Andy takes a bad spill and hurst himself the next Tommy is hurt in the TB. Don't get me wrong the match was high drama and a great watch. I just wish Andy would make things easier on himself at times.

His match against Novak is going to be tough. Not only did Novak have an eariler match but he's health. Who knows how Andy's ankle will hold up over night. :sad:

I think Andy has a great chance to get to the final. Watch for Novak to take a medical break when things dont go his way. :p

03-17-2007, 07:22 PM
Great win for Andy but I hope he will be alright to play decently against Nole.

03-18-2007, 01:25 AM
That match against Haas was :eek: There was so way anyone could predict that match at all. After Andy went down, I thought it was over, but then he started playing really well. Then Tommy took the medical timeout before the last game and tiebreak of the 3rd set and he was playing well. It was one crazy match. And that tiebreak had about 5 mini-breaks. I was screaming at my TV so much last night.

I still have to laugh at the way Andy yells at Brad so much. I really don't know how Brad can take it at times. It would drive me insane afterawhile.

Well, I really didn't think Andy would get to the semifinals, but he did which is great. Sadly he didn't have anything left against Novak today. He lost 6-2, 6-3. I would have loved for him to make his first Masters final, but this has still be a fine result. Well done :)

Ad Wim
03-20-2007, 06:03 PM
Anyone knows how is ankle is doing?

03-25-2007, 04:32 PM
Andy def. Paul Goldstein 6-2 7-6 (7-4) in the 2nd round and faces Robert Kendrick in the 3rd round.

Go Andy :)

03-26-2007, 01:18 PM
Andy Def. Kendrick 6-3 6-1

Cruise control for Andy at the moment...though PHM may offer a tougher match after he rolled over Gonzalez.

03-26-2007, 01:24 PM
Anyone knows how is ankle is doing?

In the Kendrick match report, Andy is quoted as saying:

"I felt pretty good today. I was a little bit nervous about my hip and ankle in my first match here but I feel much better now." Full article here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6492933.stm)

It sounds like his ankle is in much better shape this week. Hopefully it will hold up if/when Andy gets deep into the tournament. If he were to play Djokovic again, but have a full bill of health, then I think that wouldn't have too many problems in beating him..

03-27-2007, 01:19 AM
Andy :)

PHM is going to be tough, but you never know since he's very erratic. fingers crossed for andy :woohoo:

03-27-2007, 08:28 PM
Murray def Mathieu


Murray press quotes included

03-27-2007, 10:08 PM

Playing against an in-form Matthieu was always going to be a tough match, which makes this victory ever so sweet for Andy. Even though it was PHM's inability to close out the match in the first place that gave the opportunity back to Andy, he still had to keep his head and play some good tennis. Well done Andy! :)

03-29-2007, 01:17 PM
Andy had reached the semifinals and will face Novak. A rematch of the semifinal in IW :)

03-29-2007, 07:49 PM
Come on ANDY

03-30-2007, 10:51 AM
Will be a toughy today, but definetly winnable.

Come on Muzza :rocker:

03-30-2007, 08:54 PM
Will be a toughy today, but definetly winnable.

Come on Muzza :rocker:

Oh well!

04-02-2007, 11:53 AM
i notice murray's xcrushing defeat wasnt given much column space in any newspapers. what a surprise

04-03-2007, 12:22 PM
Oh well!

Exactly! :rolleyes:

07-19-2007, 08:36 PM
According to the BCC, Andy is going to make his hardcourt return in Washington

Murray Will Return in Washington

Andy Murray will make his return from injury at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington at the end of this month.
The 20-year-old Scot has not played since hurting his wrist at the Hamburg Masters in May.

Murray, who got the all-clear from his doctor earlier this week, told his website: "Washington (which starts on 30 July) is where I'm gonna play next.

"My wrist's responded really well to all the treatment, and the careful approach I've taken with it."

The injury meant that Murray missed both the French Open and Wimbledon and he had been hoping to return in Los Angeles this week before delaying his comeback.

He pulled out of Wimbledon the day before the Championships started after testing his injury at an indoor session at Roehampton.

At the time he said: "It has been six weeks of really hard work but I'm not 100% ready."

Murray has been using lightweight balls in training in recent weeks but has now been given the all-clear to step up his rehabilitation.

The world number 14 intends to travel to the United States this weekend ahead of the Washington tournament beginning on 30 July.


07-20-2007, 01:43 PM
Almost a month after Wimbledon started - you've got to wonder why he waited until after the draw was made there before pulling out.

Favour to Lapentti who has the same agent and would have faced Blake instead of a lucky loser if the withdrawal had come 5 hours earlier?

08-03-2007, 08:21 PM
(1)FEDERER, Roger SUI vs BYE
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs (13)MURRAY, Andy GBR

(9)BLAKE, James USA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
BYE vs (7)ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(4)DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

(12)HAAS, Tommy GER vs CALLERI, Agustin ARG
BYE vs (6)GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI



(8)GASQUET, Richard FRA vs BYE
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG

(15)CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(WC)NIEMEYER, Frederic CAN vs ANCIC, Mario CRO
BYE vs (2)NADAL, Rafael

08-03-2007, 11:22 PM
Not the easiest of starts... Ginepri is a capable and athletic hardcourt player...
And although Ginepri is far from his best form at the current time, I can't see Andy hitting his best straight after coming back...which probably makes form not particularly noteworthy.

Andy in three? I really can't predict this one as I don't know in what sort of form Andy will be in... :shrug:

08-05-2007, 12:53 PM
Possible QF with Federer. Aaaargh!

08-05-2007, 05:08 PM
Good luck to Andy here :) It'll be good just for him to get back to some competitive playing before the US open, hell he needs it :)

08-05-2007, 06:14 PM
he should win also hes with blake in doubles

08-08-2007, 11:42 AM

He WON ! 6/4 6/4 that's cool!

08-08-2007, 11:10 PM
Aww shame for Murray against Fognini :sad: However, he still has some more time to get in some match play before the us open :)

08-10-2007, 10:57 PM
Andy has Cincy next week and he's got Bagdahtis in the first round :eek: Good luck to him, though i have a feeling he won't win :sad:

08-11-2007, 10:52 PM
Horrible draw. I doubt very much if he can beat Baggy while he is still not 100%; the next round would be Tim Henman (again!) or Chela, with the possibility (again!) of Federer in the third. . .

He must be due a decent draw by the time of the USO surely?

08-12-2007, 11:17 PM
Horrible draw. I doubt very much if he can beat Baggy while he is still not 100%; the next round would be Tim Henman (again!) or Chela, with the possibility (again!) of Federer in the third. . .

He must be due a decent draw by the time of the USO surely?

LOL lets hope

But I think Baggy wil be the toughie. 60:40 Baggy will win...Andy has to hit through FH moonballs not an option on every FH has to have the confidence in his wrist to hit it flat!

He can beat Tim/Chela in the 2nd round and well he can go for it against Roger who is going to be a bit weary of brilliant youngstarts after Montreal! ;)

08-14-2007, 11:51 PM
Oh Andy :sad: Demolished by Baggy 6-2 6-2, not in good shape at all. Apparently his wrist was hurting him again or it showed signs of it :eek: Oh god :sad:

User id 7816
08-15-2007, 09:40 AM
what bad luck for Andy's year..:( :sad: but if his wrist is hurting why would he be planning to play next week? I hope he has a clear idea of the condition and if there's something he wont risk. Just shouldnt go down on himself and as long as he manages to get rid of injuries...:sad: he's a real tennis player and so great to watch.

08-15-2007, 09:13 PM
He withdrew from New Haven

08-15-2007, 11:15 PM
Oh this doesn't look good for his US Open, he should just take the rest of the hardcourt off and try and get to 100% fitness, he can't risk doing anymore damage

08-17-2007, 08:19 PM
with any luck he'll skip the US open

08-22-2007, 08:33 PM
If Andy is fit and well....his USO draw is pretty tasty considering he is 19th seed.

However I'd rather he didnt play if he shows up with Cincy attitude.

08-24-2007, 04:54 PM
From Times Online:

Murray has arrived in the Big Apple hardly in the rudest of health, with his knee giving him as many problems as the wrist that has caused such despair since May.

Anybody know anything more about the knee? There's been no mention of it anywhere else, and the reports on GM from New York also don't mention it. However, the Times has a pretty good record when it comes to reporting tennis and so...well, I worry.:sad: Murray's got an excellent draw in the early rounds - for once! - so I really hope he can capitalize on it.

08-24-2007, 06:45 PM
come on quallifier, take him down

08-26-2007, 08:03 AM
How many ranking points does Andy have to defend after the US Open?

08-30-2007, 03:02 PM
How many ranking points does Andy have to defend after the US Open?

He's defending 150 at the US Open and 160 after. Tokyo 5, Bangkok 5, Madrid 75, Paris 75.

08-30-2007, 04:07 PM
Bjorkman got the first set 7:5

C'mon Andy!!:clap2:

08-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Great win Andy!:yeah:
Good luck vs.Lee!

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08-31-2007, 12:00 AM
good win for Andy, I think only his movement is still a bit off, today he didnt have to get into long rallys but vs Lee it's gonna be different, he needs to sort his 1st serve % and rip those winners in the important pts more often.

I dont know about you all but when I watch Andy play (usually) I feel like taking the raquet and trying to do some of these shots myself. and of course then I find out they are not as easy as they look. :sad: :lol:

08-31-2007, 04:21 AM
5 sets to beat a doubles specialist who is old enough to play on the veterans tour. He needs to be better than that to get into the top 10 and actually stay there for more than a week.

09-01-2007, 12:08 AM
Well he's not had that much matchplay really, be fair on him. So hopefully that will have helped him to get into the swing of things a lot more abd give him a lot more matchplay. Jonas isn't a pushover either, he got to the wimbledon semis last year, he's a hell of a player even if he is 35. Good luck to Andy against Lee :)

09-01-2007, 07:27 AM
Well done to Andy on a great win. :yeah: I must admit, up until now I never really liked Murray...but now I have changed my mind a bit and enjoy watching his matches. :) Oh and I'm Scottish blood, so maybe that has something to do with it also. :p

09-02-2007, 09:17 PM
Well the loss yesterday really wasn't that good. He wasn't at his best hardly anywhere throughout the match and his forehand and serve were below par a hell of a lot. Shame really, but Lee played a hell of a match too, hopefully Murray can get back to full form for next season with some time to get back to full fitness.

09-03-2007, 02:19 PM
another easy loss for murray. his career is going downhill

09-03-2007, 04:37 PM
another easy loss for murray. his career is going downhill

Don't be so stupid:mad:

He's getting back into the game after some problems. He will be back to his best in 08.

Then you can climb back onto the bandwagon:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

09-04-2007, 07:52 PM
Don't be so stupid:mad:

He's getting back into the game after some problems. He will be back to his best in 08.

Then you can climb back onto the bandwagon:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

if i ever find my cheering for the tartan twat i will shoot myself in the head

09-09-2007, 02:37 PM
Well don't come to the forum then, it's as simple as :rolleyes:

Well the davis cup of course is the next thing for Andy to play and then afterwards he's in Bangkok on the 24th Sep :) Hope he's fit enough for certainly the Davis Cup :)

09-13-2007, 06:40 PM
Well don't come to the forum then, it's as simple as :rolleyes:

i just come in here to annoy his deranged fans