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RE: Week 24 - ATP World Tour 250 - London (Grass)


In this ESPN article Andy admits to being tired: http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/314933.html



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Jan wrote:

Ah I hadn't really looked in detail about what is going to happen next year, oops!
So there will be a week between the French and Queens, but there will be another grass tournament during that week???


 next yeat Nottingham will get ATP and WTA status  for 1 week plus I hear that Majorca will also have a WTA intetnational the same week as Birmingham Premier



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Madeline wrote:
Jan wrote:

Ah I hadn't really looked in detail about what is going to happen next year, oops!
So there will be a week between the French and Queens, but there will be another grass tournament during that week???


 Yes, a couple of 250s I think, then Queens and Halle 500s, then 2 more 250s. (Subject to correction, my memory is AWOL at the moment )


Next year

 

Week 22&23: Roland Garros

Week 24: 's-Hertogenbosch 250 and Stuttgart 250

Week 25: Queen's 500 and Halle 500

Week 26: Nottingham 250 (expanded to 48 man draw)

Weeks 27&28: Wimbledon



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Thank you for all the info!

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I watched the match courtside. Whether he was tired or not I don't know as it didn't show, but he was doing an awful lot of running and never at any point sought out the net whereas Stepanek was constantly pressing and looking to move in. Some of the passes Murray made in extremis - generating power on the dead run from weak body positions - were straight out the Jez Green/Matt Little training book. Stepanek was relentless though and executed very well. The one thing that surprised me a little about Stepanek was how well his forehand held up during rallies. Very few errors off what is known to be his weaker side. Maybe that was down to his continental grip handling the lower ball better on grass.

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Thanks, Eddie. One thing you get on tv that you don't get courtside is close-ups of the players faces. It was in them that I thought Andy looked tired, not in his movement: his eyes looked lifeless, little fire.

Not surprising, really. Of the four semifinalists at RG at the back end of last week, one is not playing at all and the other 3 have gone out in their first or second match. At least Andy got to the second match.

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Is anybody finding time to watch the Wawrinka-Dimitrov SF? Grigor is neutralising the serve like it's no bother, it really is amazing to watch.

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Is anybody finding time to watch the Wawrinka-Dimitrov SF? Grigor is neutralising the serve like it's no bother, it really is amazing to watch.


 

Yes, Grigor is fun to watch smile Some lovely stuff



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BeefyDeedz wrote:

Is anybody finding time to watch the Wawrinka-Dimitrov SF? Grigor is neutralising the serve like it's no bother, it really is amazing to watch.


 

Yes, Grigor is fun to watch smile Some lovely stuff


 From what I've seen he seems a lot more down-to-earth than he could be considering his..umm..popularity with the ladies. But he is indeed great fun to watch, seems hard-working and I'm happily rooting for him at Wimby to go deep.



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Yes, I'd like to see Gregor doing well, in Wimbledon coming up, and longer term.

I know there was a thread rather questioning his progress, where I argued rather in his favour. He has had a very decent year and on the face of it as of now certainly isn't getting at all ahead of himself and knows he has still a lot of work to do.

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I also saw some of Lopez v Stepanek (Beauty and the Beast) - that was a fun match, what I saw of it. Lopez v Dimitrov might be good to watch as well, I'll have to try to rearrange things a little.

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BeefyDeedz wrote:

Is anybody finding time to watch the Wawrinka-Dimitrov SF? Grigor is neutralising the serve like it's no bother, it really is amazing to watch.


Didn't watch the match but that is very strange. ROS is the major weakness in Dimitrov's game.



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The bit of the match that I saw, Stan's serving was right off. Couldn't get a first serve in to save his life.

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Congratulations to Grigor on his fourth title, completing the trio of surfaces and just for the overall touch of class at the end with the racquets.

Now it's time for the Rally, I suppose.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the final, and relaxing to watch when I didn't mind who won - I like both of them. It's a shame they couldn't both win, it was so close.



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