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


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


I think he'd be very reluctant to give a w/o, having done so in Rome.

I very much expect him to play.

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I'd say highly unlikely given what's at stake. But I don't really see him winning this one, unless Federer has one of his off days. And like others, I hope he gets some good rest before the USO. Commentators were pointing out just how much tennis he has played this year - quite extraordinary. And with the DC still to come after the USO ....

At least, having qualified for the WT Finals already, he doesn't have pressure towards the end of the year in quite the same way.

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I am thinking that Andy must have a personal ranking points record tally with such a consistent spread through Slams, Masters and his 6 others now having the Davis Cup 210 as the lowest score with the other 5 being titles.

With 2 Masters titles, he holds 7 titles in all and has been RU / SF / SF in the three Slams this year with QF in last year's US Open.

I don't recall such an overall year say when he was previously WR 2.

I think I'll check it out unless anyone already knows.

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I'd say highly unlikely given what's at stake. But I don't really see him winning this one, unless Federer has one of his off days. And like others, I hope he gets some good rest before the USO. Commentators were pointing out just how much tennis he has played this year - quite extraordinary. And with the DC still to come after the USO ....

At least, having qualified for the WT Finals already, he doesn't have pressure towards the end of the year in quite the same way.


 

Yes, if you think how much Andy played post last year's US Open his US Open to US Open number of matches must be quite extraordinary, especially given his often Slam focussed much more minimalist schedule over over a number of years.

For quite a while I used to think he played too little and said so ( though probably some body saving involved ), this year too much, though very largely to do with him keeping winning matches !



-- Edited by indiana on Saturday 22nd of August 2015 06:01:01 AM

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Once again great fortitude from Andy to find another gear at the end there even though, clearly, running on fumes again; no doubt Andy will did deep in his resolve again next up to avoid anything like the O2 outcome...

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Center, starts at 1 pm ( 6 pm BST )

(1) Djokovic vs (Q) Dolgopolov

followed by

(3) Murray vs (2) Federer

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If Andy is suffering because of the number of matches he has played the last couple of weeks he may be able to take some comfort from the fact that the Fed match should be a shorter one. He has been averaging 1m 45 secs for his service games. Andy needs to try and disrupt that rhythym somehow...



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indiana wrote:

I am thinking that Andy must have a personal ranking points record tally with such a consistent spread through Slams, Masters and his 6 others now having the Davis Cup 210 as the lowest score with the other 5 being titles.

With 2 Masters titles, he holds 7 titles in all and has been RU / SF / SF in the three Slams this year with QF in last year's US Open.

I don't recall such an overall year say when he was previously WR 2.

I think I'll check it out unless anyone already knows.


 He had 9360 after Wimbledon 2013 and 9700 back in 2012 2009.

http://www.coretennis.net/tennis-player/andy-murray/279/profile.html



-- Edited by TMH on Saturday 22nd of August 2015 04:11:40 PM

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TMH wrote:
indiana wrote:

I am thinking that Andy must have a personal ranking points record tally with such a consistent spread through Slams, Masters and his 6 others now having the Davis Cup 210 as the lowest score with the other 5 being titles.

With 2 Masters titles, he holds 7 titles in all and has been RU / SF / SF in the three Slams this year with QF in last year's US Open.

I don't recall such an overall year say when he was previously WR 2.

I think I'll check it out unless anyone already knows.


 He had 9360 after Wimbledon 2013 and 9700 back in 2012.

http://www.coretennis.net/tennis-player/andy-murray/279/profile.html


 

Ha thanksTMH, so I was thinking wrong.

Need to get a shiftie on in the US Open then.

 



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Just for the record:

QF:  (3) Andy Murray WR 2 defeated (12) Richard Gasquet (FRA) WR 13 by 4-6 6-1 6-4

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SF:  (3) Andy Murray WR 2 vs (2) Roger Federer (SUI) WR 3

There's a peculiar kind of symmetry to that match-up! wink

 

OT, Dolgo (Q) playing out of his skin this week:  he's taken the first set off Djoko by 6-4!



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Djokovic won 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2

Must say that I found myself wanting Dolgoplov to win in spite of perhaps "needing" Djokovic to beat Federer in the final to preserve Andy's WR 2 status.

I'd have taken that and whatever else re results, draws will be.


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Muzz abit slow off the mark. Hopefully he'll get going. 1-3 30-30

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Murray held for 2-3*

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Lost the first set 4-6 and it's on serve at 3-2* in the second.

As with the Wimbledon match, still hasn't carved out a single break point. Had 0-30 or 30-30 on several occasions but second serve returning and routine backhands into the net have let Federer out of trouble.

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Muzz doesn't look that tired - not like DC, but still hasn't made inroads into Mr Federer's serve

3-3

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