Ao 2013 Quarters - A. Murray [3] Vs J. Chardy

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What happens?

  1. Murray in 3

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  2. Murray in 4

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  3. Murray in 5

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  4. Chardy in 3

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  5. Chardy in 4

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  6. Chardy in 5

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  7. DJOKOVIC, THE PHYSICAL BEAST~~ in 5

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  8. Chardy goes godmode and blasts Andy off the court.

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  1. veroniquem

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    By that standard, Chardy was tired too. He played a long 5 setter vs Delpo. Not that I expect an upset mind you. I fully expect Murray to win, probably in straights. Still, I was impressed with Chardy's level and consistency.
     
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  2. augustobt

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    Cillic x Seppi was way more tougher. And I was watching both games at the same time.

    And Chardy wasnt that consistent... someone who lost sets to Gruntollers (you should see his forehands in that match) and Menendez-Maciera isn't that consistent.
     
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  3. veroniquem

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    I'm talking about the Delpo match and the Seppi one. Those are the only 2 I saw.
     
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  4. augustobt

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    That match was off his normal. He can be like that, like he was against Murray in cincy last year. But he can almost choke a match against Lamine Ouahab.
     
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  5. veroniquem

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    Well, he may never have another shot at a slam SF, so I hope he doesn't choke it.
     
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  6. Masayoshi

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    My head says Murray in 4, but I think we're due for another upset from a redlining Frenchman and my heart wants a non top-4 (seed) in the semis. Also, Jeremy seems like an affable fellow.

    Chardy in 4! Feel free to mock me later.
     
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  7. joeri888

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    I don't see this as competitive as you do, but Chardy has some tools. If he's on, in the quicker day conditions, he might do something. I think it'll hurt him that the outer courts are quicker than RLA. But we'll see. I think he's got a shot. It's a tiny one, but it's a shot.
     
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  8. sdont

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    The upset is possible. Not likely obviously, but IMO more likely than Jo upsetting Fed on this surface.

    I expect Murray to win most of the baseline rallies but Jérémy will probably try to be aggressive especially on the return. If Murray's 1st serve percentage is low, Chardy can trouble him with deep and hard returns. Combine that with a good serving day, Jérémy could be dangerous.

    In this case, it will come down to how Jérémy handles the pressure if he takes the lead. From what I heard, he was pretty solid against Delpo, so it's not unthinkable.

    But that's a lot of ifs, obviously.
     
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  9. moshi2

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    How much more Chardy has in the tank after playing 5 setter and then 4 setter?

    Just hoping and praying at least he can take Murray to another 5 set....
     
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  10. FedererDropShot

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    The key really is: Murray's 1st serve %.

    If it's low, Chardy has somewhat of a chance... but he needs sustained ballstriking....

    Not to mention his own serve...
     
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  11. axel89

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    who destroyed nadal in straight sets something your god couldn't do it
     
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  12. Relinquis

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    Attacking net-rushing unseeded player Vs. Defensive grinding third seed...

    This could be a fun mix of styles. I hope Chardy brings his A-game. Expect Murray to attack his backhand and Chardy to come into the net even after his low/deep backhand slice.

    My prediction in Murray in 4, as I expect him to win the tournament, but I think we'll see some good tennis.
     
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  13. Relinquis

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    If Chardy does win, somehow, it is certain to be in style!
     
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  14. Elite

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    Murray in three, however, it'll be relatively close. Something like..

    7-6, 7-5, 6-4.
     
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  15. MindoverMatter

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    Blah match just got pushed back another hour and a half? If they keep doing this I won't be able to watch it
     
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  16. Prisoner of Birth

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    When does it start? In how long?
     
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  17. Strategy

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    10:30 EST is when match is supposed to start, correct?
     
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  18. MindoverMatter

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    Now it's starting at 11
     
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  19. fundrazer

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    Well it's after the Serena match which is just now going into a third set. It might be at least another 45 minutes. Unless Serena decides to retire with her injuries...
     
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  20. Fedex

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    Your bit in bold defense and grind = third best player on the planet are a contradiction in terms.
     
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  21. nikdom

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    Murray will wipe the floor with Chardy.
     
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  22. kishnabe

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    Hope this is 1 1/2 hour with a Chardy win.
     
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  23. batz

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    Here we go - c'mon Andy, time to light it up.

    I'm off to watch now guys - I'll check back in between sets.
     
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  24. nikdom

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    Hey look someone bought Andy a razor. :)
     
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    This Serena press conference has so much good tennis!
     
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  26. Relinquis

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    that's a description of his primary playing style and the other is his ATP ranking. It's not derogatory; i didn't call him a pusher. It's like saying isner or raonic rely on big serving, or that rafter has a serve and volley game. The fact that having a defensive style is effective isn't my problem nor is it a contradiction.

    ferrer has a similar defensive style, although he depends more on retrieving shots and consistency whereas murray does put pressure and attack from the baseline a bit... relatively speaking.

    I wouldn't call either an offensive or attacking player. How would you describe Murray's style of play?
     
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  27. Sid_Vicious

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    Chardy broken in the first game.

    Time for bed.
     
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  28. kishnabe

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    LOL.....it the knee injury from DBLS :)
     
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  29. nikdom

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    Murray should be happy with the way this draw has turned out. And folks are complaining about not getting to play night matches.
     
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  30. MindoverMatter

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    Murray starting strong with two breaks. This will end quickly, I might even have time to watch all of it
     
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    Debating whether to watch this or try and get some sleep. Have to watch Fed Tsonga later of course.
     
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  32. MindoverMatter

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    I would vote for sleep honestly. The Fed match is simply too late for me, so I'm left with this one
     
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  33. SLD76

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    its amazing how massive murray has become in the last few years.

    remember when he looked like a stork because he was so skinny and his adams apple was so prominent?

    now you can barely see it. dude has filled out massively.

    thighs like tree trunks, massive calves, thick neck.

    dude is a beast.
     
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  34. SLD76

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    if this was a boxing match it'd be a middle weight vs a heavyweight
     
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  35. Clarky21

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    I think Andy is going to dish out some bagels and breadsticks in this match. He's not even breaking a sweat.
     
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  36. The_Order

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    Murray is playing very well imo. Chardy is playing pretty good but still getting destroyed on the scoreboard.
     
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  37. nikdom

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    Same boat as you
     
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  38. MindoverMatter

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    I read some article about him and what his regimen is a while back, and I was amazed. He is deceptively strong
     
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  39. SLD76

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    yes

    his ...regimen.
     
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  40. Relinquis

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    C'mon Chardy, get into this. Give us something to watch.

    Question: Has murray developed his thighs/legs to compensate for ankle injuries/weakness?
     
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    Please fcking let it go. You're the one talking about it all the time. I'm fed up of the subject. It's been thrashed to death.
     
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  42. SLD76

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    all I know is they are massive compared to 6 or 7 years ago.
     
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    One of the commentators said del Porto was injured before the match but he still gave a fight

    If that true.. This chary boy don't even deserve to be here.. Miss del po .. It could have been a great match
     
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    Wth did Judy Murray do to her hair? :shock:
     
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    Been sleeping on the couch with 1 eye open during AO for years. Only for matches I really want to see I had alarm clock ready as a back-up (mostly Fed's).

    Warning : side effect includes crankiness, mood swing and you might become meaner at work due to lack of sleep :)
     
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  46. SLD76

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    delpo taking a page from raonic.
     
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  47. moshi2

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    Come on Chardy...at least bring this to 5 sets!
     
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  48. nikdom

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    Alright if you say so ;)

    I'm really bummed about JMDP not keeping up his end of the deal. What a potential matchup that would have been! The contrast in styles, the personal history, the perfect stage...
     
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  49. Relinquis

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    Looks like Chardy is finally getting into this match. Will be interesting to see if he can keep the backhand slice low enough to approach off of.
     
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  50. SLD76

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    for a beatdown.


    meanwhile, the chardy slice is something else.
     

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