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*Andy Murray : Cinci Masters Champion 08 !*

Masters Series
by Bourne (U3020163) 27 July 2008
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Andy Murray has been crowned Cincinnati Masters Series Champion after an brilliant straight sets win over Novak Djokovic. Murray, in his first AMS Final, played brilliantly throughout to win his biggest tournament to date. He is now at a career high Number Six in the World, and goes to the Beijing Olympic Games full of confidence.

Murray's form since April 2008:

Toronto = Semi-Final: Bye, Bt Johansson, Bt Wawrinka, Bt Djokovic, Nadal bt Murray
Wimbledon = Quarter-Final: Bt Santoro, Bt Malisse, Bt Haas, Bt Gasquet, Nadal bt Murray
Queen's = Quarter Final: Bye, Bt Grosjean, Bt Gulbis, Withdrew vs Roddick
Roland-Garros = Third Round: Bt Eysseric, Bt Acasuso, Almagro bt Murray
Hamburg = Third Round: Bt Tursunov, Bt Simon, Nadal bt Murray
Rome = Second Round: Bt Del Potro, Wawrinka bt Murray
Barcelona = Second Round: Bye, Ancic bt Murray
Murray's Route to the Final :

[Rd 1] Bye
[Rd 2] Querrey 7-6 6-1
[Rd 3] Tursunov 6-3 6-3
[QF] Moya 2-6 6-3 6-1
[SF] Karlovic (16) 6-4 6-4
[F] Djokovic (3) 7-6 7-6

H-T-H :

Querrey - 2-0 (1-0 on HC)
Tursunov - 5-0 (2-0 on HC)
Moya - 2-0 (2-0 on HC)
Karlovic - 3-0 (3-0 on HC)
Djokovic - 2-4 (2-3 on HC)

Murray, the 8th seed, has never won a Masters Series event before, his best result being four semi-final appearances, all on hardcourts.

Next Event - Beijing Olympics (Sun 10 August)

Fantastic win Andy !!!

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posted Aug 5, 2008

Thanks Assistant to the Regional manager!

You'll be Regional manager very soon at this rate of efficiency!

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posted Aug 6, 2008

Or maybe even assistant to the National Manager! B-)

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comment by Sparkle (U6726749)

posted Aug 6, 2008

Just a quickie as Im on hols in France...great win for Andy.

Thoughts for the Olympics, anyone feel it could be the turn of the mid ranked players in the top ten like Davydenko, Roddick or Blake? Its just that they are the rested ones and the likes of Andy, Djoko and Nadal could come back to the fore in the US Open...come to think of it, by that logic it could be a Gold Medal for Federer, as he has had quite a rest!

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comment by Agent J (U3165502)

posted Aug 6, 2008

I wish there was thread just for Jimi, the man is a comical genius. Albeit accidental but a comic genius none the less.

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posted Aug 6, 2008


Hope you're having lovely hols!

Roddick isn't going to the Olympics. He decided to give it a miss to concentrate on US hard court season, which considering Toronto (beaten by Simon in round 3), and Cincinnati (withdrew due to injury), isn't looking to hot for him.

Davydenko is really off form currently, and I can't see him getting it together in Beijing. I've been wondering if his wife might be pregnant, or something similar is going on his personal life 'cos he is usually so consistent.

Blake looked really uninterested in playing tennis at the last 2 tournaments. Perhaps being the highest ranked USA tennis player will spur him on, but I seriously doubt it.

Dependent on the draw, I think Federer has the best chance of gold here. He loves the surface, he is very patriotic, he's better rested than the other top players, and realistically this is his best chance of achieving gold as he will be 31,in 2012.

I suspect Andy Murray has a good chance of a medal too. He's on great form, he doesn't mind the heat, and he too is very patriotic.

I suspect Djokovic might find the conditions arduous, especially the smog, and I doubt his ability to triumph over 5 sets in these conditions.

Nadal, is obviously exhausted, and will have had little chance to recover from the exertions of the last 4 months. But he is very patriotic, and doesn't mind the hot conditions, so we shouldn't underestimate him.




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posted Aug 7, 2008

Very tough draw for Andy at the Olympics, but I still think he can get a silver medal as he really wants to beat Nadal and has shown he can beat Djokovic.

I do think,however, that Roger Federer will edge him in a 5 set final.


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comment by Bourne (U3020163)

posted Aug 7, 2008

Pretty testing draw. Early on he should be fine, faces Ljubicic or Calleri in round two. First major test will be Nadal in quarters, but that's a long way away.

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posted Aug 7, 2008

Yeah it's about as tough as it could be really. Chances are he will have to beat Nadal to either gain any net ranking points or win a medal, which is not ideal. Having said that there's nobody in the draw that he can't beat, the question is simply whether he can and will. We'll know in a week. No great shakes if he donks off early and hops back to the US though.

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posted Aug 9, 2008

Andy's win left all of us up on a igh, less ope e carries on where e left off.

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posted Aug 26, 2008

Yep went to watch the final, it was blazing hot! <cool>

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