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12-31-2011 02:27 PM
Yazoo.C
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

@5livetennis: Ivan Lendl to be Andy Murray new coach. More to follow.

Lendl to start working with Murray for start of 2012 season. Number of weeks still being worked out but definitely at all of the Slams.

Part of me did want this to happen but thought it was really unlikely, hopefully this works out.
11-13-2011 05:20 PM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Murray defiant over swearing controversy
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Andy Murray defended his use of colourful language after picking up a warning against Tomas Berdych at the Paris Masters on Friday.

The world No. 3 saw his 17-match unbeaten streak come to an end as he lost 4-6 7-6 6-4 in the quarter-finals against Berdych - and the Scot was unable to contain his frustration on the court.

"I said 'b******s' and that got me a warning," Murray said. "I have been to watch a lot of football matches and you say a lot worse than that and you don't get a yellow card."

Although Murray has arguably played his best tennis of the year over the past couple of months, he still feels areas of his game need work ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals in London later this month.

"I got good practice going into London but I'll need to work on a few things," Murray said. "I was really unhappy with the way I hit my backhand today, which is normally my most solid shot, so that is something I'll look to work on.

"And I didn't feel all that comfortable on my serve this week, even though I didn't get broken the first couple of matches. I'll work on that, too."
11-12-2011 03:43 AM
MuzzahLovah
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Ugh- I'm sad he lost to Berdych, but he played well and everyone loses sometimes. I'm just disappointed he let that thing with ball change when Berdych was down in his service game early in the 3rd set(fucked up, I agree, Andy) derail him. Andy has to shake these things off better. I think he was more upset with inexplicably low energy performance in the 2nd set tiebreak, to be honest. He had all the momentum going in, an Berdych gifted him the first mini break.

Hopefully this will put less pressure on him in the WTF.
11-11-2011 06:24 PM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2011
BERDYCH ENDS MURRAY'S WINNING STREAK; FACES FEDERER OR MONACO IN SFS
Paris, France
by ATP Staff | 11.11.2011

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Tomas Berdych has qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the second straight year.
Fifth seed Tomas Berdych, the 2005 champion, ended Andy Murray's 17-match winning streak on Friday at the BNP Paribas Masters by beating the second seed and fellow Barclays ATP World Tour Finals qualifier 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

Berdych, who clinched his berth at prestigious season finale in London on Thursday, will challenge third seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals.

"It was really one of the best of three set matches I [have] played, even with the quality," said Berdych. "All three sets [were] very close. I'm the happier one today. But I think it was just a great game."

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Berdych saved seven set points at 3-5 to win a 14-minute game, before Murray converted his ninth set point opportunity with a crosscourt forehand, which Berdych couldn't scramble back, to wrap up the first set in 63 minutes. Murray saved all five break points he faced.

Berdych kept the pressure on Murray in the second set and almost took a 4-0 lead. The Czech served for the set at 5-3, but Murray broke to 30 and went onto level for 5-5. In the tie-break, Berdych converted his first set point opportunity at 6-5 for one-set apiece.

The third set went with serve to 4-4, when Berdych broke Murray to 15. Murray could have levelled at 5-5, but could not convert three break point opportunities. Berdych earned his 51st match win of the season on his second match point chance after three hours and 13 minutes of play.

The 26-year-old Berdych has a 51-20 match record on the season, which includes a 4-6 mark against Top 10 opponents. Last month he won the Beijing Open title (d. Cilic).

Murray, 24, is bidding to finish the year at No. 3 in the South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings for the first time. He drops to 56-12 season record. He has won five titles, including two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (d. Djokovic) and the Shanghai Rolex Masters (d. Ferrer).

"I got good practice going into London, which I didn't have coming in here," said Murray. "I'll need to work on a few things. I was moving much better than I did in my first match by the end of this one.

"I was really unhappy with the way I hit my backhand today, which is normally my most solid shot, so that's something I'll look to work on. I didn't feel all that comfortable on my serve this week, even though I didn't get broken the first couple of matches."
11-11-2011 03:38 PM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Andy wasn't playing well at all today And I knew when Thomas won that 2nd Set in a TB it was all over except for the crying
11-11-2011 03:34 PM
scoobs
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Unfortunately Andy lost. Berdych won 46 76 64, long tough match but Berdych just took it at the very end.
11-10-2011 11:25 PM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Nice to see you again MsTree I got to see the repeat of his match against Roddick and it was truly a beat down. I still can't figure out how I missed the timing on the match live But it was still pleasant to watch
11-10-2011 06:10 PM
MsTree
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

I haven't watched any of his matches yet but I'm liking the scorelines )) Hope Andy can make the SFs at least.

Nice to see you again Mae!
11-10-2011 05:20 PM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2011
MURRAY, BERDYCH SET QUARTER-FINAL CLASH
Paris, France
by ATP Staff | 10.11.2011

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Andy Murray has won his past 17 matches.
World No. 3 Andy Murray claimed his 17th successive victory on Thursday in Paris as he dismissed former World No. 1 Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Masters. In the 61-minute rout, the Scot converted four of his six break point chances and won 83 per cent of points on his first serve. "I started the match well, which against him is always important, because he plays his best when he's ahead," said Murray.

"He's able to put pressure on you, and can kind of dominate the match with his serve. But because I broke him earlier, I was able to dictate a lot of what happened out there. Played very well. Very few hiccups. I played very smart."

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The 24-year-old Murray has been in scintillating form over the course of the past three months, winning 27 of his past 28 matches. Four of his five ATP World Tour titles this season have come during that span, with victory at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati and an Asian hat-trick at the PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok, the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo and the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

"If I'm not able to get my serve through the court or drive a ball deep to the corner and get rewarded for it, I'm going to struggle most times against Andy," lamented Roddick, who will finish the season outside the Top 10 for the first time since 2001 after compiling a 34-16 mark. "I was stuck between two decisions: stay back and play a cat and mouse game, which is tough, or try to force the issue. He's really good at defending that. So as far as a decision making process went today, it wasn't always an easy one for me."

Murray will look to reach the semi-finals for the first time at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Paris when he faces fifth seed Tomas Berdych, who sealed his berth to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over fellow contender Janko Tipsarevic. "It was a kind of really special day, because it was the one that decides if I [qualify] for London," stated Berdych. "This is my second season where I'm able to make it, and I'm very extremely happy for it... These days it's not that easy in the time of Rafa, Novak, and Roger."

Berdych trailed 1-5 in the first set before winning six straight games to take the set. He also went down a break to Tipsarevic in the second set before fighting back to notch his first win in five meetings with the Serbian. "Janko starts pretty well and just didn't give me too much chances to do something from my side," said Berdych. "He played really well. I kept on fighting, and today, that was the best part of my game."

The Czech, who triumphed in Paris six years ago to win his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown, claimed his 50th win of the season, and is aiming to win his second title of the year after lifting the trophy in Beijing (d. Cilic). He holds a 2-1 edge against Murray, winning their past two meetings, including a fourth-round encounter at Roland Garros in 2010. "He's probably playing the best tennis of his career this year, so it's gonna be tough," believes Murray. "He's a huge hitter of the ball, big serve, big forehand; goes for his shots and takes your time away. That's what I have to get myself ready for."

Berdych's victory over Tipsarevic concluded the singles battle for London, as it clinched spots for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mardy Fish.

Argentine Juan Monaco moved on to the quarter-finals after No. 7 seed Mardy Fish retired early in the third set of their third-round match with a left abductor injury. Fish led 6-1, 6-7(6), 2-1 and had two match points in the second set tie-break.

Monaco will play either third-seeded Roger Federer or No. 16 seed Richard Gasquet for a place in the semi-finals.
11-10-2011 03:40 PM
scoobs
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

I felt bad for A-Rod because he seems to be genuinely declining at the moment - that serve is just not potent enough regularly enough and against guys like Andy it leaves him like the emperor with no clothes.
11-10-2011 01:59 PM
Jade Fox
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

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Murray hammers Roddick 62 62 in emphatic fashion.
A bittersweet scoreline for me. No mattered who won, I would always be sad for the loser.
11-10-2011 10:36 AM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Yeah Andy But I can't figure out how I missed that match completely I guess I will have to catch it when it is repeated.
11-10-2011 09:49 AM
scoobs
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Murray hammers Roddick 62 62 in emphatic fashion.
11-09-2011 12:02 PM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Next up is Andy Roddick.
11-09-2011 11:57 AM
Mae
Re: Andy's 2011 - If you fall, say you'll fall for Andy

Andy won the Match 6-2 and 6-4
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