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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)


The ball sits up nicely for his re-directed backhand down-the-line, a Murray classic which he can take on with more confidence on these higher-bouncing courts, so not all bad.

What's happened to the Gulbis forehand? It's become a totally weird shot. The news about it must have done the rounds judging from the way Mannarino constantly played on it today.

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Not wanting to further concern Adrian, but how is Andy's record against lefties ( excluding Nadal ) standing?

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indiana wrote:

Not wanting to further concern Adrian, but how is Andy's record against lefties ( excluding Nadal ) standing?


55-3 at ATP level, 60-5 including Challengers



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Impressed Sky Sports other than a bit of a wobble in set 2. Andy admitted that's it been tough coming here straight after DC, but he's looking to build on the momentum of last week and was striking it well in practice.

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BeefyDeedz wrote:

Loses the second 3-6. Not really what Andy needed considering the rising heat and his dipping form. Not too sure I trust him in this third but here we go.


I shared your concern but thankfully it seems Andy was just teasing us smile 



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Andy playing Mannarino on the second court at 6pm UK time today. Hmmm. Different court, a player he has never played before, unpredictable balls, could be a bit tricky.

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Didn't see the match, but the stats make it seem like a gentle 90 minute workout, 6-3 6-3

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L16: (4) Andy Murray WR 4 beat Adrian Mannarino (FRA) WR 38 (CH 36 in Jan) by 3 & 3

QF: (4) Andy Murray WR 4 v Feliciano López (ESP) WR 12 (= CH)

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Im not sure if it has already been mentioned, but apparently that win ties the British record for wins with Tim Henman at 496 wins.

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AliBlahBlah wrote:

Didn't see the match, but the stats make it seem like a gentle 90 minute workout, 6-3 6-3


That result was misleading. Murray worked exceptionally hard for his win today. The match was an object lesson in working an opponent out, altering your own game to change the flow of a match to disrupt a tricky opponent. Murray was broken in the first set and was clearly frustrated by the way Mannarino was hugging the baseline and redirecting the ball around the court. I thought Murray was brilliant in the way he changed the play, pushed Mannarino back, broke the play up to his advantage, caused his opponent to start overplaying and finally broke his morale. A good case study this match, I'd say.

Nicely in tune now for the next leftie, with Nishikori losing to Lopez.    



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Potential banana skin averted #1

Good news nishikori out but again needs to be careful vs lopez

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But at least he has gone a round further than Nishikori and retained the #4 ranking.

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Andy will indeed stay ahead of Nishikori. However, not yet necessarily ahead of Raonic.

If Raonic wins the title and Andy doesn't reach the final then Andy will drop to #5.

He has though secured a top 4 seeding for Miami since Fed isn't playing there.

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indiana wrote:

Andy will indeed stay ahead of Nishikori. However, not yet necessarily ahead of Raonic.

If Raonic wins the title and Andy doesn't reach the final then Andy will drop to #5.

He has though secured a top 4 seeding for Miami since Fed isn't playing there.


cant see Raonic winning the title he has a big serve nothing else over-ranked in my opinion he can't rally from the back of the court



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Actually Raonic has a massive forehand and can rally very well when he gets the ball on that side. He tries to avoid his backhand at all costs though, and obviously his movement is suspect (although by no means poor). He's a very good player, just tediously one-dimensional.

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