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Old 07-21-2005, 08:01 AM   #31
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Wild card Andy Murray lost his second round match here on Wednesday in the RCA Championships, falling to No. 16 seed Mardy Fish 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Murray led 3-1 in the final set before the American came charging back to win five of the final six games.

Fish tied the match at 3-3 by breaking in the sixth game and then broke the 18-year-old Scot in the last game. Fish converted four of eight break points in the two hour and 11 minute match while Murray made three of 10 break points.

Murray, who climbed to a career-high No. 164 in the INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking this week after winning his first career Challenger title last week in Aptos, California, returns to Challenger play next week in Granby, Canada before traveling on to Vancouver.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Fish: "He's a very good counter puncher and he passes well. He's a good, talented player and I am happy with the win."

Murray: "I thought I could have played better. It was very hot, and I think I dealt with that pretty well. I'm disappointed I lost."
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:14 AM   #32
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i saw both matches. andy has a lot of growing up to do still... he did have his share of tantrums on the court. (but then again, so did mardy). i absolutely HATED watching the mardy/murray match. both players were bothering me, and murray wasn't at his best. he should have won the match. i also saw him practice. the person i was with said he kept looking at me during his 1st match.

and i know you're all wondering if i have pics. YES i do have pics. i will share them when i get access to better internet. (hopefully tomorrow at work)
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:19 PM   #33
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Hmmm, I was just thinking that too Siobhan.

Poor Andy, he'll bounce back I'm sure.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:22 PM   #34
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Mardy just retired after 3 games in his match today. This makes me wish Andy would of won now. (btw, get better soon Mardy)

Hopefully, he will have lots of luck in his Challenger in Canada and then hopefully *my fingers are crossed* he'll come to the Challenger near me. And hopefully a wildcard to Montreal.

@JMGS(sorry, I don't know your real name) that's so cool that Andy was staring at you. I am just glad you didn't distract him too much. I can't wait to see your photos!
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Seems Andy prefers it in the States to at Winbledon.....a lot less pressue must be the difference.

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The RCA Championships have served as the Great Escape for Andy Murray after the hothouse conditions which marked his surprise appearance in the Wimbledon third round last month.
Bill Scott, Thursday, July 21
INDIANAPOLIS -- The RCA Championships have served as the Great Escape for Andy Murray after the hothouse conditions which marked his surprise appearance in the Wimbledon third round last month.

With the home pressure not a factor for the 18-year-old from Scotland at the Indianapolis Tennis Center, Murray was able to work on his game as he sampled the delights of one of the best of the ATP summer events.

British No. 3 Murray is happy to have earned a day or two of rest after putting up a major fight in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 second round losing effort against the more experienced Mardy Fish.

But his few days during his debut week in Indy left a vivid impression on the teenager who looks set to threaten at the top of the game in years to come.

"Over here, its better," admitted Murray, who has been impressed with the creature comforts on site.

Indy has long been noted for over-the-top gestures to players, including, in former years, a raffle for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But chances for golf, go-karting, unlimited video games and tickets for Indians baseball games go down well with Murray.

"It's absolutely unbelievable here," he said. "You stay at great hotels, you get to play in front of big crowds. There is internet in the players' lounge - everything."

Murray and his coach Mark Petchey, a former tour player, particularly appreciated the atmosphere on this Midwest sporting capital.

"It's best just to get away from it so I can concentrate on my tennis."

Murray arrived in Indy on Monday after catching the redeye from California after winning his first career Challenger title at the weekend in Aptos.

The teenager - even with a supply of youthful energy - admits that a 13-hour stretch of sleep upon an early morning arrival Monday might not have helped before he managed to trudge lethargically through an opening win.

Murray said that in future he'll do a bit more time management.

"I was lethargic because I came to the club quite early and hung around quite a lot. I'll hopefully be able to plan my days a little bit better."

"We had to fly through the night (Sunday) and I didn't get much sleep."

Murray will now travel to Canada for pair of Challengers as he works to improve his ranking.

While he not counting on a wild card into the U.S. Open main draw as the 2004 junior champion, he wouldn't turn down the offer if it was made. But for the hard-worker, nothing in the game can be taken for granted.
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:30 AM   #37
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you get to play in front of big crowds.
big crowds? i dont know what he's talking about, cause the 1st round crowd consisted of me, my cousin, the other player's family, and maybe 20 other people... as for the 2nd round match, the stadium was full of mardy fans, with only me, and 2 old people cheering for andy.

i'm glad he liked it though, and hope he comes back. during the 1st match, i thought he might not want to come back, he seemed to have some complaints (line calls, etc.) i hope to see him next year!
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big crowds? i dont know what he's talking about, cause the 1st round crowd consisted of me, my cousin, the other player's family, and maybe 20 other people... as for the 2nd round match, the stadium was full of mardy fans, with only me, and 2 old people cheering for andy.

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