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Post Info TOPIC: Week 24 - ATP 500 (Queen's) - London, UK - Grass (Andy)


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RE: Week 24 - ATP 500 (Queen's) - London, UK - Grass (Andy)


Well, the match started even later than that because it was raining at 1.30 anyway: what time did it start raining?

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gerry70 wrote:

. . . . . . . . Made me remember the dark days of Wimbledon and tennis when the big servers threatened to make us all switch off. It might not have done Tim any favours slowing the grass courts down . . . . . . 


Were these such dark days? You'd hardly categorise Tim as a big server yet he did allright? And was there ever a conscious decision taken to slow grass courts down either? I cannot remember any policy as such being announced. What was more in mind, perhaps, was a coincidence of two factors: firstly, a groundcare need for grass that better withstood the surface damage imparted by players whose game style hinged on hitting through the court rather than coming to net - the old style English grass species, not being up to the job, hence the switch to Italian grass; secondly, a need, possibly, to provide greater encouragement to the Spanish and their ilk who had become infected by the Carlos Moya gibe into believing that grass was only 'fit for cows' and didn't really bother apart from a quick trip to London to collect a first round loser's cheque. 

I'm surmising here and cannot claim to know the precise facts either but has a myth been created around the homogenisation of court surfaces? I don't think major tournament clay has basically changed in any way. 

 

 

 



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Andy took the first set 6'3.
2-2 in the 2nd and going with serve so far; Troicki is now awake and giving Mr Murray something to think about.

*0-30 on the Murray serve.

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Andy wins 6'3, 7'6(4)

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Andy is looking to win a record equalling 4th Queen's title joining a club of 7 greats of the game.

Major Ritchie, Anthony Wilding, Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick

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Phew. Just time to make and eat lunch and then it's time for the final. It's all go, innit.

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This is Andy's fifth final in 2015 and his first on grass since Wimbledon 2013. A win here would complete the ATP-level tournament spread (1 x 250, 1 x 500, 1 x 1000) and would give Andy a great chance of completing the triple-surface-title year for the first time in his career. This is Andy's 50th career ATP final and his seventh on grass (5-1). Andy has never lost a Queen's final. Murray is 4-1 v Anderson and has won their only grass court encounter last year at Wimbledon in straight sets.

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Hi, Does anyone know of any good streaming websites?

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jake270392 wrote:

Hi, Does anyone know of any good streaming websites?


 if you are in the Uk it is on BBC2 and streamed on the bbc sport website

 



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bbc1 actually now

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If not, LSHunter or Drakula Stream are usually your best bet.

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First set to Murray 6-3. Very good set of tennis that.

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And he does make it a record-equaling fourth title here, winning 6-3, 6-4.

Surprisingly routine, didn't face a single break point.

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There are times when watching Andy play can be painful but on grass he is almost always a joy to watch. For the first time since his return from injury he is going into a Slam as one of the favourites, arguably the favourite.

I would imagine that a some point he will also become the first man to win 5 Queen's titles, given his record 2017 looks a pretty good bet.

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For a final that was very easy watching.

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