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RE: Week 33 - ATP Masters 1000 - Cincinnati, OH, USA - Hard


*5-4 - Just one more hold, Andy



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6-4 and into a decider we go.

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4 all, and I have a nasty feeling we are heading into another tiebreak.

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korriban wrote:
Bob in Spain wrote:
Madeline wrote:

furious Lost the tiebreak, 3-7 I think.


Yep. I bet it is not often that Andy has played an entire set with only 2 UEs and still lost it.


Welcome to the wonderful world of tennis Karlovic and Isner style. Entirely possible that both of them can go an entire match barely able to return a ball or construct meaningful rallies on their opponent's serve. It's all about ace after ace, 2 punch after 2 punch, making it to the tiebreak where anything can happen.......I know its not their fault, that it takes all shapes and sizes, and both are very nice guys, but it's not watchable tennis in my eyes. The return stats and all non serve stats of both players are at the bottom of the rankings year in year out, but it doesnt matter.

Rant over! Come on Andy


Rant away my friend. I was so enthralled by this match that I have been out walking for the last hour. Not interested enough to watch even though it is Andy playing.



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Gulp. *5-6

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Andy wins the deciding tiebreak. My stream died on MP Isner towards the end of the set, and when I got it going again there were different commentators - strange. My nerves are shattered. But YES - he made it!









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Oh - and no complaints today. He played much better, especially in that final tiebreak.

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Got there in the end, breaking in I think the only game he had any BPs in at the start of the second set, and then surviving his first serve ( and second serve for two DFs ) going missing in the penultimate game.

I don't really like Isner style tennis either, but again nothing against him. The serve is a very important part of tennis and he is very good at it and wins a lot of matches, which is ultimately what it's about.

At least we are in an era when such players are very much the minority, and we see so many great matches.


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Isner must be the highest ranked player Andy has beaten in quite a while.

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According to my twitter feed, it was a contender for match of the year. Well done Andy. Now the big test, can he put 2 quality performances back to back.

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L16: (8) Andy Murray WR 9 beat (11) John Isner (USA) WR 14 (CH 9 in 2012) by 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(2)

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QF: (8) Andy Murray WR 9 v (2) Roger Federer (SUI) WR 3 (CH 1 in 2004)

H2H 11-10 including 1-1 in Cincy - Andy memorably won in R2 in 2006, Fed in the SFs in 2009


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Up at 19.00, local so midnight here I think.

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Indeed. I'll have watch it tomorrow on catch-up. Will I have the strength to resist checking the score beforehand? I think probably not.

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Wawrinka lost to Benneteau meaning that either Ferrer, Robredo or Benneteau will make the final. Big opportunity for Andy if he can win tonight.

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