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RE: Week 33 - ATP 1000 - Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, OH, USA (hard)


I don't like the sound of him running on fumes only a week or so before the USO. I hope he's got enough left in the tank for it.

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Not sure about running on fumes... He just played poorly for a set and a half. Incredible comeback, glad I look silly!

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I watched on the tablet in bed, and saw most of the match - dozed off at one point, from tiredness, not boredom. I did think Andy looked very tired and sluggish at the start, he wasn't moving his feet as well as normal. Grigor seemed to be playing better than recently, though I haven't seen much of him in the last few months. In the end Houdini Murray came through.

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Andy can be pretty good on fumes - see last Davis Cup match !

I would think he'll be fine for the US Open after some rest and recuperation.

I see that Fed trounced Anderson 6-1 6-1. In the short term I'm not hugely optimistic about Andy beating Fed in any SF meeting It may be that to retain his WR 2 spot, Andy will have to beat Gasquet in his QF and then rely on Fed being beaten in the final.



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indiana wrote:

Andy can be pretty good on fumes - see last Davis Cup match !

I would think he'll be fine for the US Open after some rest and recuperation.

I see that Fed trounced Anderson 6-1 6-1. In the short term I'm not hugely optimistic about Andy beating Fed in any SF meeting It may be that to retain his WR 2 spot, Andy will have to beat Gasquet in his QF and then rely on Fed being beaten in the final.


Saw some of the Fed v Anderson match too.  I think Anderson owes Fed about £35 per hour for the lesson.  He was quite simply "taken to school" by Roger who was in sublime form.

Agree re the permutations as well.  Was already thinking about that when Goffin was fighting back against Djokovic yesterday.  Normally I would be delighted to see Novak lose early in a tournament, but I was already thinking that we may need him to see off Roger in the final to protect Andy's Nş2 seeding.



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The thing with Federer is that he can be absolutely unplayable (eg yesterday v Mr Anderson or at Wimbledon v Mr Murray) ... but there's no guarantee it will keep up. But I have to admit that there are too many uncertainties about the #2 ranking for my liking: Gasquet is looking decent, and Murray has looked a little off all week ... Federer is fresh and looking alarmingly good, and Djokovic - while always amazing - does not seem to be fully himself.

Speaking of Mr Anderson's defeat, I don't know if people have read Kelsey Anderson's post about dealing with defeat - which got the approval of Mr Murray himself: http://www.changeovertennis.com/tour-wife-tales-with-kelsey-anderson-dealing-with-defeat/.



-- Edited by Spectator on Friday 21st of August 2015 01:20:25 PM

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Djokovic is done and dusted with Stan, winning 6-4 6-1.

So should be on schedule on Center for Serena vs Ana Ivanovic at not before 6 pm BST.

Andy vs Richard follows at not before 8.30 BST.

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Andy *3-3 vs Gasquet, all on serve so far.

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Andy drops the first set 6-4. He looked to be playing the better of the two until the last 2 games, as well.

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Gasquet has been pretty good, Murray not near his Montreal winning self. He needs to go for the win in order to have the best chance of securing (2) for the USO, but going three to win would really hinder his chances against likely SF opponent Federer anyway. On the plus side (for this tournament anyway), Djokovic looked pretty good against Wawrinka also.

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5-0* up in the second. . . and levels the match, taking the 2nd 6-1






-- Edited by Madeline on Friday 21st of August 2015 09:41:01 PM

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Cheers Richard, DF at 40-15 seals a timely break.

Andy *5-4

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and he's through! Well Done. Onwards and upwards!

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Phew! But he looks knackered. Not sure how he will do against Fed (almost certainly) who has sailed through his matches, and didn't play last week. I hope it isn't another beat-down like the Wimby semi.

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Might recommend a w/o ?

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