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TV coverage of Madrid.

Post by Jubbahey on Thu 3 May 2012 - 21:30

The BBC looks to be showing selected matches at Madrid, the official site doesnt say which ones, but hopefully it will be Murray's games at least.

Other than that, its lshunter for some of us.

Whats happened to Eurosport, they advertised loads of events, but I've not seen any this year so far, apart form the AO.

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Post by Guest on Thu 3 May 2012 - 21:32

Thanks Jubbs.

I'll look out for the BBC matches....much better than watching it online Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Fri 4 May 2012 - 17:15

Bad news though. Andy Murray has pulled out of the Madrid Masters with a back injury. Sad I hope it is nothing too serious but perhaps the rest will do him good.

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Post by Jubbahey on Sat 5 May 2012 - 23:45

I was really looking forward to this tournie with Andy, oh well, I hope it not going tom affect his FO assault, maybe you're right CC, a rest may help him focus better at then next event. but I would think some clay practice ahead of the FO would have been good for him.

So, onto Rome next, his last chance to get some clay hours in.

X'ing fingers.

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Post by Guest on Sun 6 May 2012 - 20:25

Aaaw...was looking forward to watching it on the big telly Sad

Get well soon Andy.

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Post by Guest on Sun 6 May 2012 - 22:32

I'm hoping the injury is very slight and just a good excuse to miss Madrid. 2 clay Masters, two weeks in a row, and two very different clay Masters at that, is a tough proposition. Madrid, with its blue clay and altitude, is not good preparation for RG, unlike Rome which has very similar conditions.

If he doesn't turn up for Rome either I will start to worry.

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Post by Guest on Tue 8 May 2012 - 10:58

I suspect Andy is using the chance to opt out of Madrid surrepticiously. He had very few points to defend as he only reached the Third Round here last year so probably wants to take the opportunity to work on elements of his game that weren't firing that well on the clay so far this season.

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Post by Jubbahey on Tue 8 May 2012 - 19:03

Sounds more plausible Dec and CC. He may have had a niggle, but if he really needed to play, a strain can be worked clean with careful matchplay, if it wasn't too bad.

Why they have transposed the surface to blue clay is strange, there doesn't seem to be any underlying business pressures or vocal input from the players asking for a different surface, so it seems like a cheap advertising ploy which may backfire on them this time next year, if the surface doesn't perform well enough to the players satisfaction.

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Post by Guest on Thu 10 May 2012 - 19:02

Little bit anxious, just read on fb that Andy has arrived in Rome and the red clay is playing horribly Shocked

Rafa's out at the 14th attempt by Verdasco to beat him, well done to him you could tell it meant everything to him to have eventually done it.

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Post by Jubbahey on Thu 10 May 2012 - 19:05

Looks like they're all in on it, mucking about with surfaces to make it...what ?

Better ? different ? more stupid ?

If it aint broke ...... !

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Post by Guest on Thu 10 May 2012 - 19:23

It brings attention to their tournaments, gets people talking, scandal after scandal, shock after shock. Seen the Dog has put Tsonga out too. Nole isn't liking it too much and Fed was pushed to the limits. Ferrer currently being stretched by Almagro although they are both great clay court specialists. I need Ferrer to win for my picks so I don't finish with the wooden spoon.

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Post by Jubbahey on Thu 10 May 2012 - 20:14

If you're worried about the wooden spoon, what will I get ?

Did anyone pick Nadal not to make the semi's at least ?

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Post by Guest on Thu 10 May 2012 - 20:39

MTS1 wrote:Little bit anxious, just read on fb that Andy has arrived in Rome and the red clay is playing horribly Shocked

Rafa's out at the 14th attempt by Verdasco to beat him, well done to him you could tell it meant everything to him to have eventually done it.

I suspect he said that with tongue in cheek, Rome usually has an excellent surface. On the other hand, it could be true of course!

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Post by Guest on Fri 11 May 2012 - 10:56

Hmm just wondering if Andy had an idea how bad Madrid's surface was and opted out with his 'back injury'? Rafael Nadal is promising not to play there next year if the blue clay is not removed and Novak Djokovic has also voiced his displeasure though he remains in the tournament.

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Post by Guest on Fri 11 May 2012 - 22:43

Novak Djokovic has been beaten by Janko Tipsarevic in the quarter-finals in Madrid. The way is now left open for Federer to mop up the title. However, Nadal and Djokovic's poor tournament brings them closer to Andy in the rankings and should Federer go on to win in Madrid (looks a nailed on certainty) then he will move to No.2 above Nadal in the rankings.

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Post by Jubbahey on Fri 11 May 2012 - 23:04

This tournament is crazy.

I know many pundits will cite "LEVELLER" and call it a turning point in events across the world, but at what cost if they do.

Will this be the new beginning and an end to top flight tennis, if all a player has to do is turn up and its a 50-50 chance if he wins, whether he's top 10 or top 50 ?

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Post by Guest on Fri 11 May 2012 - 23:14

I would certainly say the surface has played its part in some weird results hence why Nadal and Djokovic want it removed or they say they won't play there next year.

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Post by Guest on Sun 13 May 2012 - 16:09

Berdych taking on Roger Federer in the final today and playing superbly. The Czech leads 5-2 in the first set and at the moment is just too good for Fed.

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Post by Guest on Sun 13 May 2012 - 16:26

And Berdych seals the first set 6-3.

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Post by Guest on Sun 13 May 2012 - 16:41

Federer gets an early break in the second set and is in command.

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Post by Guest on Sun 13 May 2012 - 17:29

Roger Federer takes a tense second set 7-5 after reciving treatment on an injury. Now into a deciding set.

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Post by Guest on Sun 13 May 2012 - 18:21

Federer wraps up the Madrid Masters in three sets and moves to No.2 in the world. Berdych played his part in a cracking match but just couldn't hold his serve at key times in the second and third set. Federer wins 3-6 7-5 7-5.

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