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Weeks 10-11 - ATP Masters 1000 - Indian Wells, CA, USA (Hard)


4th seed Andy's 'route':

R2: Kukushkin / Pospisil

R3: (26) Kohlschreiber

R4: (14) Gulbis / (19) Fognini

QF: (5) Nishikori

SF: (1) Nole

FI: (2) Fed / (3) Rafa

 



-- Edited by steven on Thursday 12th of March 2015 01:01:09 PM

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So nice for Andy to have his 'own' quarter in a Masters or Slam again.

Any QF match-up between Andy and Nishikori in the QFs here would almost certainly determine which of them has that honour in Miami.

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Fingers crossed.

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Although it would obviously be better to be in the top 4 in the WR, Murray should be a top 4 seed in Miami anyway as Roger has confirmed he is not playing there.

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Ah, I didn't know about Federer. Yes, that very significantly eases things regarding a top 4 Miami seeding.

Not absolutely, because Raonic, Ferrer and Wawrinka start within range. And even reaching the QF here could still leave Andy theoretically ending IW behind Djokovic, Nadal, Nishikori and Raonic ( or actually Ferrer ).

But that's rather unlikely so, yes, let's just look for Andy to do as well as possible, here and now, in Indian Wells.


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His first match will be against Pospisil, as Kuku retired in the second set.

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Not to be too much of Gloomy Gus, but I actually don't like that draw. If Mr Murray were playing more consistently, I wouldn't worry. But if he's erratic, and he's playing people like Pospisil and Fognini - who can be completely off, but can sometimes play really well ...

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L128:  (4) Andy Murray WR 4 vs Vasek Pospisil (CAN) WR 62 (CH = 25 in January last year)

Andy leads the head-to-head by 2-0 (Rotterdam earlier this year & Vienna last year, both on hard courts, both in the last 16 & both in straight sets!).



-- Edited by Stircrazy on Friday 13th of March 2015 08:21:44 PM

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Stircrazy wrote:

L128:  (4) Andy Murray WR 4 vs Vasek Pospisil (CAN) WR 62 (CH = 25 in January last year)

Andy leads the head-to-head by 2-0 (Rotterdam last year & Vienna in 2013, both on hard courts, both in the last 16 & both in straight sets!).


 Rotterdam was last month; Vienna 2014. 



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BeefyDeedz wrote:
Stircrazy wrote:

L128:  (4) Andy Murray WR 4 vs Vasek Pospisil (CAN) WR 62 (CH = 25 in January last year)

Andy leads the head-to-head by 2-0 (Rotterdam last year & Vienna in 2013, both on hard courts, both in the last 16 & both in straight sets!).


 Rotterdam was last month; Vienna 2014. 


So they were!   Errors duly corrected.  I blame them on my sieve-like memory. 



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Surprised to see that Andy has taken a wildcard into the doubles, with the surprising choice of Kokkinakis as partner; Surprised to see they knocked out the number 4 seeds, Rojer and Tecau, in round 1; and now could face - surprise, surprise - wildcards Roger Federer and partner in round 2.

All very surprising.

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Probably just to get used to the surface, climate and balls. He quite often plays doubles here. The choice of partner is a bit surprising though.

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There seems to be a bit less surprise about the result in that doubles result in the Indian Wells ( JW + doubles ) thread.

( I was a initially a bit surprised about Andy's doubles being in the non Andy section, but I guess that has logic in tournaments where he could meet, and may sometimes play with, other Brits ).

Personally, I thought it was a very good win for such a scratch pair ( even such experienced doubles players as Dom and Jamie took a couple of competitive sets to gel better ), but not entirely surprising.

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Andy's match is about to start, or at any rate is on the live scoreboard.

can anyone post up the live link for bet 365, because I think you can bypass registration that way, and I don't want to register.

 

thanks.

answered my own question. very good quality too.

http://0eb.net/video/1363454.html



-- Edited by Miriambee on Saturday 14th of March 2015 10:07:41 PM

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Great win andy, well done

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