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Old 06-08-2010, 05:27 PM   #16
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My thoughts by the end of the first set : I mean, seriously? Murray pushed to 4-4, then 5-5, then 6-6, then 5-5 in the tie break... against Navarro?? He's not winning Queen's !!

Seems to go a little bit better in the second, but it's not like I'm reassured.
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I've just got in from work and my satellite signal had frozen
I've got about 6 hours worth of pixels

Anyway, come on Andy!
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Decent start to his title defense. That last game with all of those return winners was just .

Keep it up!
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Wasn't bad, but I'm a bit concerned about his knee and he was pushed quite a bit by Navarro
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Wasn't bad, but I'm a bit concerned about his knee and he was pushed quite a bit by Navarro
it wasn't?
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it wasn't?
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Wasn't great either but credit must be given to Navarro, he played well and gave Andy a push for good stretches of the match.
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Wasn't bad, but I'm a bit concerned about his knee and he was pushed quite a bit by Navarro
Yeah that tape concerns me as well. I'm just hoping he's just being his usual Drama Queen self and it's a preventative thing.
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Andy and Jamie just won their doubles match too They beat Querrey and Lipsky 6-2 6-4
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Wasn't great either but credit must be given to Navarro, he played well and gave Andy a push for good stretches of the match.
No. Navarro didn't play well. He would have neutralized by many other players. Today's the first time I've been really concerned with Andy's game, which is so far from what it was 12 months ago.
Andy didn't play well.
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Jeez then you weren't watching his matches a couple of months ago

Navarro did play well, he serve volleyed every serve but one according to the commentators. Good that Andy had some target practice on grass and by the end of the match it looked like he was firing on all cylinders.
Scoobs is right, it wasn't bad at all
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Hiya there.
I've come to pay my respects to Andy, I'm becoming a fan of him rather quickly.
Slow start to the tournament but I wish he can defend his title if Novak can't win it.
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Sometimes, there's some stuff I'd like to say, but I restrain myself Andy played bad, just stick with it.
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Navarro was serving exceptionally well, both on first and second serves, particularly in the first set. The pattern became predictable: wide to the deuce court and down the tee on the ad court, and for a returner of Andy's calibre, it was perplexing that he couldn't have a good read on those serves. Good thing was that Andy was relatively comfortable on serve but then again, Navarro is a poor returner. (Nowadays, I've lowered my expectations: 50% first serve percentage for Andy is good, and anything above that is brilliant).

Navarro had a couple of set points in the tie-break, which got me in a bad mood, but Andy redeemed himself by winning the set with that beautiful passing shot. All in all, I think it was an average performance for Andy. He had a rude awakening when Navarro held his own on his service games, and it took him longer than it should to make the necessary adjustments and take control of the match. That last game of the match when he produced four outstanding returns of serves was more representative of what Andy is capable of against such an opponent.

I hope the knee tape was precautionary - I found it distracting when he struggled with his movement at times or maybe Navarro was volleying too well?
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Good luck versus the Fish, Andy!!
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Sometimes, there's some stuff I'd like to say, but I restrain myself Andy played bad, just stick with it.
Well, I remember seeing a scene in a movie.

The guy picks up his glass and drinks half the contents, puts it down, and says... "okay...is the glass half full or half empty?"

The girl sorta sighs at the question but before she can open her mouth to answer, he picks up the glass and finishes the drink, and says:

"It's gone, so it doesn't really matter anymore..."

In other words, today is a new match, and if he loses to Fish today I will kill him
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