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Old 05-30-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default **The Sweet Smell of Fresh Cut Grass: Newport**

Since the clay season is over for Andy, I decided to start a new grass tournament cheering thread.

Here is a tentative schedule:

-Queen's Club (1st round loss to Janko Tipsarevic 6-7 6-3 2-6)
-Nottingham (Q/F loss to Andreas Seppi 6-7(4), 6-4, 1-6) Best result in a really long time
-Wimbledon (Round of 16 loss to Macos Baghdatis 3-6, 4-6, 6-7(2) )
- Newport, Rhode Island (Semifinal loss to Justin Gimelstob 1-6, 7-6)

Andy get your grass shoes on!
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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Looking forward to queens especially going to watch andy there hope he does well.
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Andy really does need to repeat last years performance at the very least. His ranking depends on it!
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Really looking forward to Queens and Wimbledon but i agree Duncan, he really needs to forget about last year and put it behind him.
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Andy really does need to repeat last years performance at the very least. His ranking depends on it!
Exactly. This time last year he really made his huge breakthrough so he has some big points to defend.

Let's think positively that he can do it!
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hopefully i'l see him at Queens or Wimbledon like last year
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Queen's Club


(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v Bye
(WC) BAKER, Jamie GBR v (WC) FISH, Mardy USA
GREUL, Simon GER v Qualifier
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v (14) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA

(10) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v MIRNYI, Max BLR
(WC) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA
Qualifier v VICENTE, Fernando ESP
Bye v (8) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

(4) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v Bye
WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE v BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA v ZIB, Tomas CZE
(WC) BOGDANOVIC, Alex GBR v (15) TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS

(12) AGASSI, Andre USA v HENMAN, Tim GBR
DELGADO, Ramon PAR v DLOUHY, Lukas CZE
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
Bye v (7) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(6) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v Bye
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v Qualifier
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v (WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS
MINAR, Ivo CZE v (11) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA

(16) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v NORMAN, Dick BEL
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v MULLER, Gilles LUX
Qualifier v CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
Bye v (3) RODDICK, Andy USA

(5) BLAKE, James USA v Bye
GIMELSTOB, Justin USA v SLUITER, Raemon NED
MURRAY, Andy GBR v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA v (9) GINEPRI, Robby USA

(13) MONFILS, Gael FRA v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS v REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
SABAU, Razvan ROM v VIK, Robin CZE
Bye v (2) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
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The draw isn't terrible. It could have been much, much worse.

Janko is tough, but I expect Andy to get through. Possible 2nd round match against Robby who is having a horrible 2006 so far. He can play on grass, but I think he's only won like 3 matches or something this season.

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http://www.stellaartoistennis.com/draws/orderofplay.asp

Monday OOP

Court TBD (NB 5:00pm)

M Bhupathi (IND)/R Stepanek (CZE) v M Llodra (FRA)/N Mahut (FRA)
S Grosjean (FRA)/A Murray(GBR) v P Goldstein (USA)/J Thomas (USA)

Go Andy et Seb!
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Andy and Seb won their doubles match today 6-3, 3-6, 10-6

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OOP for Tuesday

Centre Court
Matches Start At 12:30 PM
James BLAKE (USA) vs Justin GIMELSTOB (USA)
followed by
Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SCG)
followed by
Frank DANCEVIC (CAN) vs Andy RODDICK (USA)
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Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
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Andy will win tomorrow easily.

Jarko is not tough at all and will be an easy win on grass if andy is even at 60%.

His Queen's draw is kind in my opinion, with the next round a kind one as well. Goldstein is rubbish and Ginepri whilst talented has had a miserable year. He would also be an ideal guy for Andy to play on grass. Once Andy got a feel for his serve, then it would be game over without a doubt.

I am looking at round 3 against Blake as an interesting match. Should be closer than last encounter. Will see how he performs in the early rounds first.

As for "defending" points this is frankly irrelevant chatter. Round 3 in an average ATP event is not big points for a start, wimby is a bit different admittedly but not a major issue. The thing to remember is Andy played very few ATP events after rhode island, and so there are plenty of free points to be had after wimby.

In any event, i predict Andy will reach at least the QF here at Queen's, with the same result at wimbledon very likely in my opinion. Grass is an excellent surface for Murray. His return prowess and use of slice can really slow things down and will force many unforced errors and easy points from even very good players. You saw that last year. Tactically Andy played superb on grass courts last year. Only fitness deprived him of defeats of both Johansson and Nalbandian.

Good Luck Andy, but Jarko will be easy easy peasy.
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Best of luck to Andy vs Janko! Janko does have game but I dont know if it translates well to grass.
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The match was stopped today because of rain/lighting. Andy lost the first set 6-7(3), but was up in the 2nd set 5-2 before rain halted play.

I don't know what happened in that first set.
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