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Post by laverfan Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:54 am

Order of Play - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/schedule19.html

Live Scores - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/scores/index.html

Day 14 Preview - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2016-01-31/ao_analyst_how_murray_can_beat_djokovic.html

(Apologies for being tardy...)

No predictions from me, but Murray has his work cut-out if he wants the Norman Brooks Trophy.

Number of Comments/Views on 606v2 Tennis for each main AO day (as of this writing).

Day 1 - 19/500
Day 2 - 96/1324
Day 3 - 35/675
Day 4 - 33/542
Day 5 - 102/1578
Day 6 - 48/795
Day 7 - 251/2941
Day 8 - 120/1639
Day 9 - 93/1598
Day 10 - 115/1660
Day 11 - 254/3570
Day 12 - 128/2098
Day 13 - 39/565
Day 14 - ?/?

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:42 am

If this final follows the pattern of recent match-ups between the two then Djokovic wins in three or four sets.

Like I said yesterday though if Andy serves excellently, continues with his improved second serve as well, can play the key points better winning the majority of them and wins the first set then the outcome may be different. Andy's shown he can beat Novak in slam finals so it is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Best of luck Andy and enjoy the final everyone.
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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:48 am

thumbsup Go for it Andy Fingers Crossed

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:21 am

Andy in 4. Come onnnnnn.
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Post by Born Slippy Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:12 am

Windy day apparently...

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:32 am

Lets see will Djoko play a fake injury again Laugh
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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:36 am

Novak in 3 or 4. First couple being very tight.

Andy has to win the opening 2 sets to win the title. Being level after 2+ hours is not enough against Novak as he outlasts everyone.

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Post by bogbrush Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:00 am

Murray hasn't turned up.
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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:00 am

Bagel approaching picard

Wake the F up Andyyyyyy
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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:00 am

Hmmm.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:07 am

I don't think Novak can believe it either

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Post by Born Slippy Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:10 am

Nerves maybe diminishing. Not ideal to give Novak a set lead though.

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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:15 am

I was hoping for a contest. That dream is over too.

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:24 am

The dream is not over, back to sleep.
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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:25 am

I think the Raonic match took the edge off Andy's game.. he looks somewhat jaded

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Post by bogbrush Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:25 am

This match resembles a hitting session. It's like "ok, today we're just going to work on backhand & forehand".

In a match of continuous baseline rallies Murray isn't good enough to win.
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Post by kingraf Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:28 am

Jesus Murray got caned first set!!
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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:34 am

Murray needs to lengthen the points a little bit. He's making too many errors to play aggressively. Plus he's having more success with longer points anyway.

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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:36 am

A TV and a member of crowd calling out on a 'big' point.

Hope you got that HE OK

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:37 am

Crucial hold.

Now Djoko to be broken.
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Post by Born Slippy Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:39 am

Murray was 0-9 winners/UEs after 5 games. He is 12-10 for the 4 games since and still isn't out of 2nd gear. This could change quickly.

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:40 am

Fumbling for positives, at least that 1st set would have taken very little out of Murray physically. Losing a long tight set could arguably have been even more harmful to his chances. Either way, you really can't afford to give Novak a head start. At least Andy is showing a bit more grit at the start of the second.

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Post by Born Slippy Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:41 am

Such a poor return game there having got to 0-15.

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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:43 am

He's making too many mistakes for this to become a match. Errors from rally shots too, rather than aggressive ones.

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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:43 am

That first hold in the second seems to have lit a fire up Andy's @rse!

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:44 am

Both are a joke at the net, at least Andy won this good one Smile
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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:44 am

That OH. Appalling.

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:45 am

Djoko "vitamins" are coming at the end, you can see he is getting tired like a normal person last few games.
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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:47 am

Break nowwwww
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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:48 am

Mats made a good point about Andy coming to the net. Even if he loses the point, the change-up still gives Novak something to think about and will, hopefully, induce more errors further down the line. Andy has to do something to break Novak's rhythm.

Andy's BH return certainly starting to fire.

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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:50 am

Andy ditch the powderpuff FH and use the slight hammer one! More joy with it.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:50 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:51 am

FFS!! mad

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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:53 am

This is so frustrating. Murray going from great to terrible with each point! What a missed opportunity that game was. You fear that was the chance, and it's been missed.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:53 am

I'd like to also see Andy throw in a spell of junk tennis like Simon did. Give Djoko no pace to work with and see what happens as Simon had success. At least this set is more competitive at 3-3.
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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:54 am

Encouraging signs from the back of the court now from Andy. His weight of shot starting to trouble Novak. Just needs to execute better and cut out some of the unnecessary errors.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:55 am

CaledonianCraig wrote:I'd like to also see Andy throw in a spell of junk tennis like Simon did. Give Djoko no pace to work with and see what happens as Simon had success. At least this set is more competitive at 3-3.

I have been crying out for someone to do that since Dolgopolov gave Novak such a hard time.. the more you hit at Novak the more it comes back at you... slow the pace Andy

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:58 am

Djoko breaks to lead 4-3. Too many errors coming from Murray at moment I am afraid.
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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:59 am

Jesus Andy... The errors of standard shots are infuriating. Unless he breaks straight back, this is done.

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Post by Guest Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:00 am

Missing that put away volley. Changed the complexion had he made it.

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:02 am

If this was the first set, we'd be thinking great match. However, because the opener was so one sided, it has the air of a phoney contest. No question Andy is playing better, but Novak raises his level and breaks. Scary thing is that Novak still looks like he's playing within himself and has other gears to go to if needed.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:03 am

now cmon !!!!

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:03 am

Has to take this BP!

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Post by Jahu Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:04 am

Go Andy gooooo

Take the set now.
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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:04 am

Hello....

Now he has to win this game.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:04 am

Played Andy. Erratic stuff but still able to break Djokovic - small victory. 4-4.
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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:04 am

Now give it some wellie Andy

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:04 am

Come on!

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Post by Danny_1982 Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:07 am

Why is he making so many errors off standard rally shots?! Bizarre

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:07 am

Don't you dare let him break Shocked

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