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Post Info TOPIC: Weeks 10-11 - ATP Masters 1000 - Indian Wells, CA, USA (Hard)


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


SF: (4) Andy Murray WR 4 lost to (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) WR 1 by 2 & 3

Exactly the same score as the only other time they have met here, also in the SFs, 8 years ago.

Still, onto Miami now, which Andy tends to prefer. Back in 2007, he met Nole in the SFs there too ... only to get thrashed 1 & 0.


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Bit of a reality check there for some people, I suspect.

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Murray never at the races today psyched out again!

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Bah. No surprise result, just hoped for rather more vibrant display.

Well, usually better in Miami ...

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Let's just hope he keeps his ranking high enough not to meet Nole too early the rest of the year!



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Djokovic was flawless there wasn't much Andy could of done.

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One consolation for Andy (or us) is that Fed beat Raonic confirming that Andy will stay at N4 in the rankings.

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The really worrying part is that this is the third tournament in a row where he has produced an absolutely shocking performance.

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I' think.I'd have preferred Raonic won.

I wouldn't have been that bothered about Andy dropping to #5 ( in the unlikely event of Raonic beating Djokovic ) since, with Fed missing in Miami, Andy would still have been seeded no 4 there.

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Big step up from last year when Andy couldn't beat top 10 players, but he's still well behind Nole if he plays at his best, so moving in the right direction without looking as if he's currently capable of winning a GS.

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Yes, when you're second in the race ( will drop to 3rd if Fed wins the title ), and have accumulated your most points from the Aussie Open and IW combined ever, plus got your overall ranking back up to WR 4 from where it was last autumn, you are doing something right.

He has improved vs top 10 players again, but put in worrying performances against the very best, seemingly with some mental issues about how to go about these matches, probably not helped by each fairly insipid defeat.

Clearly needs to come up with some answers there, but at its best his game isn't looking bad at all. Now get back to producing it when it really matters !

Maybe would help having someone in the box that is more of a motivational and driving influence when things get tough. For a guy that looks so much to his box, I doubt Amelie vs Ivan is the greatest of contests. But we are where we are ...

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Well done to Andy reaching the semi-final this week. unfortunately Djokovic in the way again but Andy can beat him.

I know where I'd prefer to see the win

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Indeed, now 8-17 vs Djokovic, including 2-3 in slam finals.

Just one win for Andy in their last ten meetings. Now where was that again ?

Still, would be nice to be getting closer.

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Djokovic was very, very good but I think that an Andy playing well could hang with a very, very good Djokovic. The match most likely hit people who thought that Andy was getting up to Djokovic/Fed levels - and he's going to have to beat one of them in most tournaments to win a big trophy. His big-10 abilities have certainly returned, beating an excellent Berdych and Dimitrov in the AO, but the top-2 are a league above right now. Not that it's a huge critique on Andy personally, probably moreso big props to those two.

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indiana wrote:

Maybe would help having someone in the box that is more of a motivational and driving influence when things get tough. For a guy that looks so much to his box, I doubt Amelie vs Ivan is the greatest of contests. But we are where we are ...


I always thought that Jez Green was an important figure in his box. How many times would you see him on his feet, fist pumped and looking like a tower of strength. I no reason to doubt that Matt Little is an excellent fitness trainer but he has always been one of the more subdued members of the camp.



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