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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 7:18

Yes a dip in his level of play but still proved too good for Vasselin. I'd like to see him up his pace again here and really power through this third set and complete the win in well under two hours.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 7:30

Yeah I think he is getting frustrated a bit that the match is taking a bit longer than probably first anticipated, but looks to be re-focussing, a bit of fire in the belly showing again Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 7:35

One thing I can't help but notice (and this is down to lack of aggressive play) is that he loses too many points he could/should have won. It is the same against the big guns but against them you can't get away with it. By this I mean he has opportunities following a booming serve or good ground stroke to get into the net and end the point but instead stays back, allows a needless rally to develop and he loses the point. He needs to address that or it will be another slam semi defeat or final defeat. In my honest opinion that is.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 7:58

In any case Andy wins through in straight sets 6-1 6-4 6-4. Workmanlike performance and hopefully a fair few more gears left to go up through.

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Post by Jubbahey on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 8:33

Good performance from Andy with a service percentage he needs to maintain. His 1st serve was awash v Harrison so this is a step forward. If you can't get cheap points on your serve then its a struggle to win any match.

That said, his attitude isimproving all the time, I'm very hopeful for the 2nd week.

I think its going to be another straight sets Win v llodra, as his game suits Andy very well.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 12:36

I haven't seen the match yet, I'm waiting for Eurosport player to put it up. I was wondering if Andy raced through the first set so easily he decided to try a few things in the rest of the match. Any sign of that? Or did he just take his foot off the pedal?

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 16:39

Well done Andy

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 17:01

Decrepitude wrote:I haven't seen the match yet, I'm waiting for Eurosport player to put it up. I was wondering if Andy raced through the first set so easily he decided to try a few things in the rest of the match. Any sign of that? Or did he just take his foot off the pedal?

He may have taken his foot off the pedal but his opponent was much better in the last two sets.

As for trying anything new his serving percentage was up yet the speed down, but that shouldn't matter if he gets his first serve in, he still managed to get a few aces!

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 18:27

BOO sums it up nicely, Andy did back off, but his attitude is more focussed. He did get a bit frustrated as Roger-Vasselin did up his game but definitely kept his focus and muttered to himself as opposed to his team all very controlled Very Happy

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 19:17

I still haven't seen the match: Eurosport player still only has Wednesday's matches Mad

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 19:43

There are certain areas I'd like to see him improve in:-

His break points conversion needs to improve and needs to be more aggressive on those points.

Second serve improvement.

More serve and volley and taking control of points.

Mentally he seems much more controlled now which is a positive and he won in straight sets with room for improvement. He should be able to beat Michael Llodra.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 22:00

Decrepitude wrote:I still haven't seen the match: Eurosport player still only has Wednesday's matches Mad

Here's 4 minutes of it, to be going on with.

If you click on the link, below the vid, it seems you can watch the full match, tho' I think it's in Spanish.

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Post by Guest on Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 0:00

I'm baffled. I can't even find the 4 minutes! I have clicked on every word of your post but cant get anything. Thanks for trying, anyway.

While trying to get the Eurosport video earlier this evening, I found they were in the middle of re-running the match on the live channel, so I have now at least watched the match from 4-3 in the second set to the end. But they still don't have any videos of Thursday's play on offer!

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 7:02

Rafael Nadal looking very good so far but the big questions are yet to be asked by a quality opponent. Roger Federer also looked good but was made to fight a little more for his straight sets win with him through now to play either Dolgopolov or Bernard Tomic in the Fourth Round.

As for Andy Murray he has been scheduled to play Michael Llodra tomorrow on Hisense Arena with his match starting at 8.00 am (UK time) which means I will miss the match due to work. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 16:10

A bit away from the AO but if you look at Andy's h2h against other players his record is most impressive (take out Rafa!)

Albert Montanes 4-0

Alberto Martin 1-0

Alejandro Falla 1-0

Alessio Di Mauro 1-0

Alex Bogomolov Jr. 2-1

Alexander Peya 1-0

Alexandr Dolgopolov 3-0

Andreas Seppi 4-1

Andrei Pavel 2-0

Andrey Golubev 1-0

Andy Ram 1-0

Andy Roddick 8-3

Antony Dupuis 0-1

Arnaud Clement 1-2

Bernard Tomic 1-0

Carlos Moya 2-0

Christophe Rochus 1-0

Daniel Gimeno-Traver 2-0

David Ferrer 5-4

David Nalbandian 4-2

Dmitry Tursunov 5-0

Dominik Hrbaty 0-1

Donald Young 2-1

Dustin Brown 1-0

Eric Prodon 1-0

Ernests Gulbis 5-0

Evgeny Korolev 1-0

Fabio Fognini 1-1

Fabrice Santoro 2-0

Feliciano Lopez 6-0

Fernando Gonzalez 1-2

Fernando Verdasco 8-1

Filippo Volandri 2-2

Florent Serra 1-0

Florian Mayer 1-0

Frank Dancevic 1-0

Frederico Gil 1-0

Gael Monfils 3-2

George Bastl 2-0

Gilles Muller 2-0

Gilles Simon 8-1

Gregory Carraz 1-0

Grigor Dimitrov 1-0

Guillermo Canas 1-0

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 2-0

Gyorgy Balazs 1-0

Hyung-Taik Lee 1-1

Igor Kunitsyn 1-0

Illya Marchenko 1-0

Ivan Ljubicic 4-3

Ivan Navarro 2-0

Ivo Karlovic 3-0

James Blake 2-1

Jan Hajek 1-0

Janko Tipsarevic 4-3

Jarkko Nieminen 3-0

Jean-Rene Lisnard 0-1

Jeremy Chardy 4-0

Jerzy Janowicz 1-0

Jesse Huta Galung 1-0

Jesse Witten 1-0

Jimmy Wang 1-0

Jiri Novak* 0-1

John Isner 2-0

Jonas Bjorkman 1-0

Jonathan Eysseric 1-0

Jose Acasuso 1-0

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5-1

Juan Carlos Ferrero 3-0

Juan Ignacio Chela 7-1

Juan Martin Del Potro 5-1

Juan Monaco 2-2

Julien Benneteau 2-0

Jurgen Melzer 5-0

Justin Gimelstob* 0-1

Karol Beck 1-0

Kei Nisikori 1-0

Kenneth Carlsen 1-0

Kevin Anderson 1-1

Kevin Kim 1-0

Kristian Pless 2-0

Laurent Bram 1-0

Leonardo Mayer 1-0

Lleyton Hewitt 1-0

Lukas Dlouhy 1-0

Lukas Lacko 1-0

Marat Safin* 0-1

Marc Gicquel 2-0

Marcel Granollers 2-0

Marcos Baghdatis 3-3

Mardy Fish 4-4

Marin Cilic 6-1

Mario Ancic* 2-3

Matthew Ebden 1-0

Max Mirnyi 3-0

Michael Berrer 2-0

Michael Llodra 2-0

Michael Russell 1-0

Michal Przysiezny 1-0

Mikhail Kukushkin 1-0

Mikhail Youzhny 2-0

Nicolas Almagro 2-1

Nicolas Mahut 2-0

Nicolas Massu 2-0

Nikolay Davydenko 5-4

Novak Djokovic 4-6

Olivier Rochus 1-0

Pablo Cuevas 1-0

Paolo Lorenzi 1-0

Paradorn Srichaphan 1-0

Paul Capdeville 1-0

Paul Goldstein 1-0

Paul-Henri Mathieu 4-0

Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-1

Philipp Petzschner 1-0

Potito Starace 2-0

Radek Stepanek 4-1

Raemon Sluiter 1-0

Rafael Nadal 5-13

Rainer Schuettler 2-0

Ramon Delgado 1-0

Ricardo Mello 1-0

Richard Gasquet 3-2

Rik De Voest 1-0

Robby Ginepri 3-0

Robert Kendrick 4-0

Robin Haase 1-1

Robin Soderling 3-2

Roger Federer 8-6

Roko Karanusic 1-0

Sam Querrey 4-1

Santiago Ventura 1-0

Sebastien Grosjean 1-0

Sebo Kiss 1-0

Sergio Roitman 1-0

Sergiy Stakhovsky 3-0

Simone Bolelli 3-0

Somdev Devvarman 1-0

Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4

Stefan Koubek 1-0

Taylor Dent 3-0

Thomas Johansson 2-1

Thomaz Bellucci 0-1

Tim Henman 3-1

Tim Smyczek 1-0

Tobias Kamke 1-0

Tomas Berdych 1-3

Tommy Haas 2-1

Tommy Robredo 2-2

Vasilis Mazarakis 1-0

Victor Hanescu 2-0

Viktor Troicki 4-0

Wesley Moodie 1-0

Xavier Malisse 4-0

Yan Bai 1-0

Yen-Hsun Lu 0-1

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 16:17

Decrepitude wrote:I'm baffled. I can't even find the 4 minutes! I have clicked on every word of your post but cant get anything. Thanks for trying, anyway.

While trying to get the Eurosport video earlier this evening, I found they were in the middle of re-running the match on the live channel, so I have now at least watched the match from 4-3 in the second set to the end. But they still don't have any videos of Thursday's play on offer!

Dec...I forgot to post the actual link Embarassed

Really sorry about that....I've found it again but the video has been removed...as you can see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXhXv_lm5dY

I am a prize nitwit!

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 16:44

I do things like that. . . my age is my excuse, what is yours?

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Post by Guest on Fri 20 Jan 2012 - 19:15

By the way, I have found the video on Eurosport Player. It's just that they don't display the videos in any sort of order: not by date, not by alphabetical order. However there is a little search box at the bottom of the page, in tiny and not very clear print, and that found it for me.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 7:43

Round 3 and Monfils is going to have to pull something out of reserve to win his match, he is currently two sets down, but badly hampered by a back injury. If Andy beats Llodra it may not be Monfils on the other side of the net. Not long now for Andy to start his match Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 8:00

BOO, that's a very impressive set of statistics (I got distracted by the VOD problems). I have been counting off in the last year how many negative H2Hs Andy had rectified, but I hadn't realised just how few were left!


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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 8:20

Andy breaks Llodra's 2nd service game, serving to go 3-1 up, first set.

Monfils has pulled off a cracking win for the third set, his opponent has started to choke, can he win the next two with that injury???

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 8:47

Bit of grind for his service game but he takes it and now leads 5-3.

Monfils on the rampage, 2 sets a piece, looks comfortable now.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 8:57

Andy takes the first set 6-4 Very Happy but he is making life a little bit tougher for himself in his service games, either giving free points to Llodra or cruising and then letting Llodra get back to duece. Needs some improvement there.

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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 9:04

Andy has came firing out the blocks and breaks straight away in the second set, holds serve and goes 2-0 up.


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Re: Australian Open

Post by Guest on Sat 21 Jan 2012 - 9:09

Medical time out for Llodra, knee niggle. Trainer on and some strapping being applied.

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