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RE: Week 6 - ATP 500, Rotterdam, Indoor Hard - Andy


never saw match but the result is hammer blow Andy should be beating Simon maybe Andy had an injury?

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scottie1 wrote:

never saw match but the result is hammer blow Andy should be beating Simon maybe Andy had an injury?


This is the first paragraph of the Beeb's report on the Pospisil match:

The top seed was hampered by an ankle knock at the start of the second set but fought back from 5-3 behind to win in straight sets.

Very disappointing, not to mention poor, result today! bleh



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I wouldn't personally describe such a loss and poor performance in the QF of this ATP 500 as a hammer blow.

More puzzling than anything so soon after generally playing so well at the Aussie Open.

Maybe still some lingering effects from the final loss there and hopefully needed this one tournament to get over it and move on again. Maybe some niggle, not feelling well or something had an effect. Maybe it's a bit of a mystery even to him.

Andy's game was in a pleasingly ( surprisingly so to many ) good place a couple of weeks ago. I can't imagine it can be that hard to find at least that level again soon.

Be interested to hear anything Andy himself has to say about it.

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He has always been badly affected by jetlag, that might have had something to do with it. Maybe I'm grasping at straws.

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From the ATP site :

"I struggled with most of my shots to be honest," said Murray. "At the beginning of the match my backhand, at the end of the match my forehand. It was tough. I felt I was hitting the ball too early. I felt my timing was a bit off."

Hopefully some well directed time on the practice courts will get his game back into groove again.

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Apparently Simon tweeted that no one has ever beaten him 13 times in a row. A curious statistic that - does it imply that there are numerous people who have beaten him 12 times, only to fall in the 13th encounter? Or is it just that few people go on runs against him?

Whatever the case, sounds from the Murray perspective like one to leave behind as quickly as possible.

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Very disappointing but probably wouldn't give it too much importance in the long run.

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Spectator wrote:

Apparently Simon tweeted that no one has ever beaten him 13 times in a row. A curious statistic that - does it imply that there are numerous people who have beaten him 12 times, only to fall in the 13th encounter? Or is it just that few people go on runs against him?


Pretty sure it was a light hearted remark that doesn't need to analysed too deeply.



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Ha Ha, definitely.

It was kind of like "Noone beats Gilles Simon 13 times in a row!"

I can't remember who it was ( Roddick maybe? ), but I know some player coming out a few years ago with something similar after ending a similarly awful sequence.

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Ha Ha, definitely.

It was kind of like "Noone beats Gilles Simon 13 times in a row!"

I can't remember who it was ( Roddick maybe? ), but I know some player coming out a few years ago with something similar after ending a similarly awful sequence.


The most (in)famous one was Vitas Gerulaitis after ending a streak of 16 losses against Jimmy Connors in 1980



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That's the one I remember - at least I remember it was Gerulaitis, but I didn't remember it was Roddick, I thought it was Lendl. Ah well, half right.

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Andy worked hard on his game during the offseason, with less focus than usual on his fitness, so I don't expect his game to suddenly implode after this, just a slight blip.

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Suggested match tips for Andy anyone?

www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2956950/Andy-Murray-s-tactical-mental-approach-revealed-British-No-1-s-notes-leaked.html

www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/feb/17/andy-murray-motivational-court-notes

I remember someone doing much the same with Pete Sampras's private admonitions to himself, or was it a love note from Bridgette? I can't remember.



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