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Postby oasisbobo » Wed May 13, 2015 8:34 am

Hopefully another good run in Rome!! 8-)
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu May 28, 2015 4:46 pm

A good win for Murray today! 3rd Round now...
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat May 30, 2015 8:41 am

Tough match for Andy today! I'm sure he will pull through though!!
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun May 31, 2015 12:11 pm

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World No. 3 Andy Murray was too good for rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios on Saturday, beating the 20-year-old Australian 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Roland Garros fourth round.

Murray showed his experience and guile in the much-billed third-round contest, taking advantage of an ailing Kyrgios – struggling with a right forearm injury – to prevail in just under two hours.

After early breaks were exchanged in the first set, Murray made a decisive move in the seventh game to break for a 4-3 lead. That same game had seen one of the shots of the week when Kyrgios pulled out a ‘tweener lob to get the better of Murray.

But as the second set progressed, Kyrgios began to struggle with his arm injury, slowing down his serve before calling for the trainer after seven games. The Australian rallied after losing the second set, briefly going up a break in the third set. But Murray immediately broke back and claimed another break in the seventh game.

Kyrgios pulled out all the stops in the ninth game as he tried to stay in contention. He saved a first match point with a firecracker of a forehand before following it up with a serve and volley play. But Murray’s consistency paid off and the Scot converted his second opportunity.

“I have watched a lot of his matches, so obviously I know what his personality is like,” Murray said of Kyrgios. “He does have a game style and a personality on the court that lends itself to playing big matches on big courts. Sometimes you don't feel like you're able to control what's happening out there because he's hitting huge shots and sometimes playing shots that no one else tries. So you're not expecting it, either.”

“I think he's one of the best defenders of the game at the moment,” Kyrgios said of Murray. “I wasn't near one hundred per cent. Not to take anything from him; he played unbelievable. I don't think he served well, but he made a lot of returns and he just does what he does best, that's make a lot of balls and mix up the game. He was too good.”

The 28-year-old Murray came into Roland Garros in the form of his life on clay, having won back-to-back titles in Munich – his first ATP title on the dirt – and Madrid, where he beat Rafael Nadal in the final.

The Scot has not lost a match since wedding long-time girlfriend Kim Sears on 11 April in Dunblane, compiling a 13-0 mark. Murray withdrew from his Rome third-round contest against David Goffin, citing fatigue.

Murray matched his best Roland Garros showing last year, when he reached the semi-finals (l. to Nadal). The right-hander is a winner of two Grand Slam championships, triumphing at the 2012 US Open and making history at Wimbledon 2013.

Kyrgios came into his first Roland Garros third-round match having not played a singles match since Monday. The Canberra native was given a walkover into the third round when Kyle Edmund withdrew ahead of their match on Thursday.

Last month, Kyrgios reached his first ATP World Tour final on the clay in Estoril, finishing runner-up to Richard Gasquet. The right-hander played his second Grand Slam quarter-final at the start of the year in Melbourne, losing to Murray.

Murray goes on to face home hope Jeremy Chardy, who ousted No. 17 seed David Goffin 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

The 28-year-old Frenchman hit 39 winners and converted six of his 11 break point opportunities in one hour and 44 minutes.

It is the first Round of 16 showing for Chardy in Paris since 2008 (l. to Almagro) equalling his best Grand Slam result.

It will be the eighth meeting between Murray and Chardy. The Scot leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 6-1.

“It’s helping a lot, for sure,” Chardy said of playing in front of his home crowd. “I played all of my matches on Court No. 1, and the atmosphere was amazing. They pushed me and they helped me during the whole match, so for sure it will help me against Andy.

“I feel really well. Today I played one of my best matches. So if I continue to play like this, I really think I have a chance against Andy.”

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Postby cidermaster » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:18 am

Come on MURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Postby oasisbobo » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:02 am

cidermaster wrote:Come on MURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Hppefully a nice win today! 8-)
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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:21 pm

Big match for Murray today! It's going to be tough! But he can do it!!
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Postby cidermaster » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:19 pm

Well done Murray,now 5 down and 2 to go,the next one being beyond difficult,but Murray can do it!
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:38 pm

cidermaster wrote:Well done Murray,now 5 down and 2 to go,the next one being beyond difficult,but Murray can do it!
If he beats Novak I think the title is his. Because there is no real pressure on Murray to win I think he might surprise a lot of people...
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Postby cidermaster » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:19 am

I agree oasisbobo,i think the pressure is far more on Novak,i think this is going to be a sensational match!
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:46 am

Fingers crossed Murray can take his chances and produce some of his best tennis!!
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Postby cidermaster » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:46 pm

He is STILL in after that brilliant 3rd set,he may well be creeping into Novak's head!
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Postby cidermaster » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:49 pm

6-1 6-1 6-4 in the 2nd round,2 down 5 to go for the mighty Scot!
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Postby cidermaster » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:53 am

Semis today and i strongly predict a straight sets victory in his semi against Federer ,then 6 down,1 to go!
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Postby cidermaster » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:13 pm

Okay a 2nd US Open title will do!
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:33 pm

cidermaster wrote:Okay a 2nd US Open title will do!
He will win the US Open. Federer was near perfection today!
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:35 am

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cidermaster wrote:Okay a 2nd US Open title will do!
He will win the US Open. Federer was near perfection today!
Don't think so really. Andy needs to find his form. Novak looks more clinical
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Postby cidermaster » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:08 pm

I think it is important to remember though Murray is a great player,he is not an all time great player like the 2 who will contest the Wimbledon final tomorrow.But great players can win the US Open this September.
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Postby cidermaster » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:46 pm

Andy Murray in great shape to win his 2nd US Open title! Coming into form just at the right time!
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:28 pm

cidermaster wrote:Andy Murray in great shape to win his 2nd US Open title! Coming into form just at the right time!
Definitely! He can beat Federer today for another Masters final! :D
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Postby heppolo » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:26 pm

Here comes the Davis Cup final, another possible milestone for GB Tennis
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:56 am

heppolo wrote:Here comes the Davis Cup final, another possible milestone for GB Tennis
Yep they can do it!
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Postby heppolo » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:52 pm

Andy Murray was immense.
The way he finished off the game was just beyond great.
Leon Smith, meanwhile, has led the team from third-tier to victory in 5 years (with a little help from Dunblane duo)
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Postby cidermaster » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:42 am

Cheers Heppolo!!!!!!!!! And osaisbobo!!!!!!!!!

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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:00 pm

That last post^^^

22 match winning run for Murray! 7th final in a row now. Fantastic stuff!
Cincinnati final later tonight against Cilic!
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