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Post Info TOPIC: Week 43 - ATP World Tour 500 - Valencia, Spain - Hard (AM)


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I think he just "got out of the wrong side of the bed" this morning. His attitude was not good at the start - chuntering away to himself, being easily distracted by anything and everything. But full marks to him for pulling himself together midway through the second set. It was still a scrap, and my heart was in my mouth as he tried to serve it out and his first serve went AWOL again - but he got the job done by sheer grit and determination.

Next, almost certainly, Duracell Dave. Good luck Andy, and hopefully a better start.

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Good to get the win, and at least Andy has now added 90 points to his race total. Would have been the worst scenario if he had played 3 matches, ending with a long match against Anderson, and achieved nothing in particular but adding fatigue going into Paris.

Will be great if my slight doubts about Andy finally deciding to play Valencia proved very wrong. I would make Duracell Dave a slight favourite to win this time in their potential SF meeeting , but it would be sooo good if Andy could get to the final and even better win that final agianst what would be a non seeded opponent.

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I would make Duracell Dave a slight favourite to win this time in their potential SF meeeting


 Especially as Ferrer seems to be cruising to an easy QF win.



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I forgot that Anderson is the king of chokes! smile



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SF: (3/WC) Andy Murray WR 10 v (1) David Ferrer (ESP) WR 5 (CH 3 in 2013)

H2H 8-6, including 1-1 in the last 2 weeks


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I'd agree Ferrer might get revenge tomorrow, Andy must be a little tired after the long 3 setter today.

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Oh, dear Heaven! Have you seen Andy's Paris draw? Djokovic in the quarters AGAIN! And probably, if he survived that, Ferrer in the semi AGAIN!

I've always thought the "fixed draw conspiracy" was rubbish, but I'm beginning to doubt. (Not really, but coincidences do seem to happen more often than you expect)

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Oh, dear Heaven! Have you seen Andy's Paris draw? Djokovic in the quarters AGAIN! And probably, if he survived that, Ferrer in the semi AGAIN!

I've always thought the "fixed draw conspiracy" was rubbish, but I'm beginning to doubt. (Not really, but coincidences do seem to happen more often than you expect)


 It most likely puts an end to Raonic and to Dimitrov, so if Nadal does withdraw, I'd say that this likely cements Andy's place in the WTF?



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Nadal will not play, he said so in his interview after the Coric match. He is having surgery on 3rd November.

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Andy made a good start today, breaking Ferrer in the first game. *3-2

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First set to Andy, 6-4. He's playing much better today and Ferrer started a bit slowly, but he's up to speed now and the rallies are close.

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Andy a double break up in the second set, *3-0

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Madeline wrote:

Andy a double break up in the second set, *3-0


Great. But Ferrer won't go away easily in front of his home fans.



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Then handed one of them back. *3-2

 

You're right there, Bob.



-- Edited by Madeline on Saturday 25th of October 2014 02:30:00 PM

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Now hands the second one back. 3-3*furious



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