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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:25 pm

3-2
They have both made 17 UE

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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 3:25 pm

The problem with Stan is that he has a tendency/preference to push the FH back when returning, he needs to be more aggressive.
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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon May 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Out and about following the scores. Did say the dip would come.
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Post by Guest on Mon May 23, 2016 3:27 pm

I suppose it takes some a while to acclimatise themselves to the exact conditions of the court and get their mind focused on the present match.  I think Rosol has shown that on his day he can be a tough opponent for anyone.  But he is inconsistent and generally can't sustain such a level through a long tournament.

How comes there is play on this court and no other court as yet?


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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:27 pm

Lydian I think we have seen a very tired Stan during this match
He has had to rally himself on a couple of occasions.. he should not have let that first set go so easily.. but he has had to dig really deep.
Rosol has hung in there but I do thin Stan now has the edge

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:29 pm

Rosol has sustained the standard longer than I thought in this match his drop shots have been very "telling" throughout

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:31 pm

As I say Im not crazy about the man but hats off he has played some great tennis.

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Post by Guest on Mon May 23, 2016 3:31 pm

There is play on the other courts but the incomplete matches from yesterday will be the second matches on each court?

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:36 pm

Ok Stan lets get it over with

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:37 pm

Cmon......

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:39 pm

Well credit to Rosol he just aint gonna give up

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 3:44 pm

Well done Stan just .. I think you will wish you had got it over with quicker.clap

Reluctant though I am... well played Rosol

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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 3:45 pm

Long live the King king
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Post by Guest on Mon May 23, 2016 3:55 pm

Five sets seems to be the norm at the moment. Dustin Brown beats Sela, Sock beats Haase, Troicki & Dimitrov into a fifth.

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Post by Guest on Mon May 23, 2016 5:56 pm

Heather Watson at least matches last years RG performance in getting to the second round.

Damp conditions favours the non-clay players: ball gets heavier, bounces lower & less spin.

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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 6:43 pm

Damp conditions effectively turns it into almost HC conditions as the top dressing gets dampened down.
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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 6:52 pm

Murray loses the 1st set...amazed no comments on here!
Surely Stepanek will blow out? The guy's 38 this year!!
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 6:53 pm

Im not sure that after winning RG 9 times that it has not been damp conditions on more than one occasion for Rafa

eg. 2013 he beat Novak in the semi final in rainy conditions as I remember
so not much comfort there Wink

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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 6:59 pm

Yes but the combo of cold and damp is difficult if you normally have a sliding advantage. The cold will negate spin as will a lack of dressing to bite the ball. However, yes the top guys should be able to adapt to any surface...it's the same for both guys always. For me though, it's not proper RG conditions...it's a slow HC event so far.
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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 7:09 pm

I cant, indeed wont, argue with you on the technicalities Lydian but Im not convinced that the conditions will particularly favour anyone at the moment
Murray is a natural hard court player but he does not seem to be liking it much out there.... but heh Stepanek ?? life in the old dog yet

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Post by Danny_1982 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:21 pm

Andy determined to make his first round as difficult as possible for himself. Chuntering to himself again, blaming the players box for everything.

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:25 pm

Murrays gone. Hes gonna be dumped out in straight sets

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Post by Haddie-nuff on Mon May 23, 2016 7:27 pm

Whatever happens.. I have enormous admiration for Stepanek .. such superior play from a veteran.. he could give some of the young guns a tennis lesson.. together with his conduct on court ..

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:28 pm

Somethings badly wrong with his striking... nothing deep whatsoever barely made a break point all match

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:29 pm

he cant hit a forehand, literally cant hit one

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:30 pm

Game over... 2 sets down and to be frank it would be better if he just goes home in straight sets... his tournament is effectively over even if he does come back

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Post by It Must Be Love on Mon May 23, 2016 7:31 pm

temporary21 wrote:Game over... 2 sets down and to be frank it would be better if he just goes home in straight sets... his tournament is effectively over even if he does come back
What?! Absolutely not.

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:35 pm

too many miles in the legs if he comes back. To be frank if he goes out my interest is gone until next Friday

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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 7:38 pm

The saving grace for Murray here is that they are unlikely to finish tonight (surely Murray won't lose another set tonight anyway) and then tomorrow he'll be recharged. On the negative side it means he won't be able to wear Stepanek down as the match would be played in 2 halves with a break. Stepanek could feel tired tomorrow though sleeping on a 2 set advantage - a lot of pressure overnight to see it through...a funny old game is this tennis lark. But come what may he's a tough cookie. However, it's not over yet - getting that 3rd is always the toughest!
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Post by Jermaine2015 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:39 pm

Murray barking like a dog in set 3 when Stepanek is making unforced errors...embarrassing

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Post by It Must Be Love on Mon May 23, 2016 7:40 pm

I liked that 'let's go' from Murray, quite amusing.

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Post by bogbrush on Mon May 23, 2016 7:40 pm

Jermaine2015 wrote:Murray barking like a dog in set 3 when Stepanek is making unforced errors...embarrassing
Yes, I don't find that particularly sensible or pleasant. I'm all for a bit of firing up but this comes over as silly.
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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:41 pm

well hes turned up 2 hours too later. Which means Stepanek gets two bites of it when fresh tomorrow, a stress entirely his own making.

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:41 pm

Thats called passion, something hes lacked all match...

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Post by bogbrush on Mon May 23, 2016 7:42 pm

Not really.
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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 7:42 pm

And then shouting "come on, let's go" at full pelt into Stepaneks ears after that last game. Not classy at all.
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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 7:43 pm

No that's not passion, that's deliberately trying to unsettle your opponent.
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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 7:43 pm

I didn't hear Stepanek shout similarly after winning set 2.
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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:43 pm

Would bother to agree with you if anyone ever complained when other players do it... but you dont. Steps done that plently in his career too

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Post by Born Slippy on Mon May 23, 2016 7:44 pm

lydian wrote:The saving grace for Murray here is that they are unlikely to finish tonight (surely Murray won't lose another set tonight anyway) and then tomorrow he'll be recharged. On the negative side it means he won't be able to wear Stepanek down as the match would be played in 2 halves with a break. Stepanek could feel tired tomorrow though sleeping on a 2 set advantage - a lot of pressure overnight to see it through...a funny old game is this tennis lark. But come what may he's a tough cookie. However, it's not over yet - getting that 3rd is always the toughest!

That's a massive negative not a saving grace for Murray. At best, he will be 2 sets all overnight. No way would Steps win a 5th set (if it gets there) tonight. However, a one set shoot-out tomorrow against a nervous Murray and I make him favourite.

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:44 pm

If Murray actually turns up tomorrow, he should be favoured despite the rest. Its just baffling hes taken this long to turn up and compete

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:45 pm

The flip side is if hes lucky enough to get out of this, thats legs he wont have for the last 5 days...

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:46 pm

Woudl they start another set today even if this is 6-0?

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Post by bogbrush on Mon May 23, 2016 7:46 pm

temporary21 wrote:Would bother to agree with you if anyone ever complained when other players do it... but you dont. Steps done that plently in his career too
Yes, because it's not allowed to criticise any player unless ever other guilty player is also criticised.

(Oh, and you haven't read what I think if Stepanek)
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Post by Born Slippy on Mon May 23, 2016 7:47 pm

I've only seen this set? What exactly was Andy doing in sets 1 and 2?

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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:47 pm

Well when you target specific players for your ire for years and years, dont be surprised at all if people ignore you...

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Post by It Must Be Love on Mon May 23, 2016 7:48 pm

Born Slippy wrote:However, a one set shoot-out tomorrow against a nervous Murray and I make him favourite.
Firstly I think they're probably going to go off after this set or mid 4th set.
Also there's no way if it did go to a one set shootout tomorrow that Stepanek is favourite! Of course nerves may give Stepanek a great chance, but he'd be nervous too.
Maybe this is a trend I accidentally started, but you tend to underplay Murray, for example in Rome before his quarter final you said he would be underdog vs Berdych/Ferrer in the semi.

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Post by bogbrush on Mon May 23, 2016 7:48 pm

temporary21 wrote:Well when you target specific players for your ire for years and years, dont be surprised at all if people ignore you...
Thankfully you haven't ignored me though, I'd be devastated if you did!
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Post by temporary21 on Mon May 23, 2016 7:48 pm

Well Step to his great credit was really good, though he was fed 80% short balls to help him...

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Post by lydian on Mon May 23, 2016 7:49 pm

For sure, and as posters know I've called Stepanek "Turbot" for years.
Stepanek is a street fighter, it's part of his mix...but Murray is #2 ranked and should rise above this sort of stuff...IMO.
Anyway...whatever. They won't finish this tonight come what may....an uneasy night for both of them, so more energy burnt.
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