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Madeline wrote:

He had a lengthy ban for refusing a drug test on the grounds that he was afraid of needles. . . as though he must not have had them many times before!

I had to pause the livestream at 1 all in the second set to prepare dinner, so now I'll watch how it went.


 Ah thanks. Troicki's playing well, I can see how he got to WR12. Fell abit sorry for him he's drawn Andy really.



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Andy wins 6-4 6-3, job done. Now for (probably) Ferrer. Come on, Andy, show him last week was just a blip.

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SF: (2/WC) Andy Murray WR 11 beat (Q) Viktor Troicki (SRB) WR 127 (CH 12 in 2011) by 4 & 3

Andy now moves above Raonic to 8th in the Race but he would need to beat Ferrer in the final to stay there if Kohli doesn't see off the Spaniard first.

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Vicktory over a Tricki opponent



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Ferrru's won his first set, but Kohli's up 4-2 in the second.


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Both would be tough final opponents but I'd probably prefer Ferrer. If Murray could get the win over him then that'd be a big confidence boost going into Valencia where he's drawn to meet him again. It would also give him another top-10 win which I think is important for confidence.

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BeefyDeedz wrote:

Both would be tough final opponents but I'd probably prefer Ferrer. If Murray could get the win over him then that'd be a big confidence boost going into Valencia where he's drawn to meet him again. It would also give him another top-10 win which I think is important for confidence.


 I disagree, I don't want Ferrer to get the points.



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Helen40 wrote:
BeefyDeedz wrote:

Both would be tough final opponents but I'd probably prefer Ferrer. If Murray could get the win over him then that'd be a big confidence boost going into Valencia where he's drawn to meet him again. It would also give him another top-10 win which I think is important for confidence.


 I disagree, I don't want Ferrer to get the points.


 I thought about that but I'd rather Ferrer gain SF to F points in a 250 and then lose to Murray than gain SF to F points in a 500 by directly eliminating Murray. Neither are foregone conclusions but I still think beating Ferrer here would restore normality in their H2H.



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BeefyDeedz wrote:
Helen40 wrote:
BeefyDeedz wrote:

Both would be tough final opponents but I'd probably prefer Ferrer. If Murray could get the win over him then that'd be a big confidence boost going into Valencia where he's drawn to meet him again. It would also give him another top-10 win which I think is important for confidence.


 I disagree, I don't want Ferrer to get the points.


 I thought about that but I'd rather Ferrer gain SF to F points in a 250 and then lose to Murray than gain SF to F points in a 500 by directly eliminating Murray. Neither are foregone conclusions but I still think beating Ferrer here would restore normality in their H2H.


I'm with Helen on this one.  Come on Kohli



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BeefyDeedz wrote:
Helen40 wrote:
BeefyDeedz wrote:

Both would be tough final opponents but I'd probably prefer Ferrer. If Murray could get the win over him then that'd be a big confidence boost going into Valencia where he's drawn to meet him again. It would also give him another top-10 win which I think is important for confidence.


 I disagree, I don't want Ferrer to get the points.


 I thought about that but I'd rather Ferrer gain SF to F points in a 250 and then lose to Murray than gain SF to F points in a 500 by directly eliminating Murray. Neither are foregone conclusions but I still think beating Ferrer here would restore normality in their H2H.


 But if you're going on confidence, think how Ferru's would be if he got beat by Kohli, especially after he gifted the second set 6-2 with a DF.



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Helen40 wrote:
BeefyDeedz wrote:
Helen40 wrote:
BeefyDeedz wrote:

Both would be tough final opponents but I'd probably prefer Ferrer. If Murray could get the win over him then that'd be a big confidence boost going into Valencia where he's drawn to meet him again. It would also give him another top-10 win which I think is important for confidence.


 I disagree, I don't want Ferrer to get the points.


 I thought about that but I'd rather Ferrer gain SF to F points in a 250 and then lose to Murray than gain SF to F points in a 500 by directly eliminating Murray. Neither are foregone conclusions but I still think beating Ferrer here would restore normality in their H2H.


 But if you're going on confidence, think how Ferru's would be if he got beat by Kohli, especially after he gifted the second set 6-2 with a DF.


 I thought about that also but I figured that if Ferrer's confidence would be restored anywhere, it would be in his home country. Thus, I'd prefer Murray's confidence to go up rather than relying on Ferrer's going down.



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He's got an interesting draw, playing a couple of Spanish players on his way to Muzzah - assuming of course both of them get that far. Not sure how this will affect confidence, or crowd support as one of them could be Verdasco.

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SF: (2/WC) Andy Murray WR 11 beat (Q) Viktor Troicki (SRB) WR 127 (CH 12 in 2011) by 4 & 3

FINAL: (2/WC) Andy Murray WR 11 v (1) David Ferrer (ESP) WR 5 (CH 3 in 2013)

H2H 7-6, including 6-2 on hard, but Ferrer won 2-6 6-1 6-2 in Shanghai last week


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You got your wish Ferru's playing Andy tomorrow.

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Well no matter what happens, Andy should not be losing two sets for just 3 games. This is the time for him to step up once again.

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