ATP/WTA Previews: Murray Looking for Vienna Points
by Staff | October 12th, 2014, 1:32 pm
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KREMLIN CUP
Moscow, Russia; Surface: hard

Men’s Seeds: Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic, Ernests Gulbis, Fabio Fognini, Roberto Bautista Agut, Tommy Robredo, Mikhail Youzhny, Andreas Seppi


Men’s Floaters: none

Men’s Notes: The top-seeded Raonic is making his first appearance at the event…Not a deep field with players outside the Top 100 receiving direct entry…Wildcards went to Russians Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Evgeny Donskoy…Raonic after a bye will open against a qualifier…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Youzhny (2009).

Women’s Seeds: Dominika Cibulkova, Ekaterina Makarova, Flavia Pennetta, Lucie Safarova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Garcia

Women’s Floaters: Alison Riske, Ana Konjuh, Camila Giorgi

Women’s Notes: Tough starts for (6) Pavlyuchenkova vs. the Croat riser Konjuh, and (3) Pennetta after a bye likely starting against her countrywoman Giorgi…Pliskova enters the event coming off her second career title last week…Wildcards were awarded to Russian Darya Kasatkina and Serb Aleksandra Krunic…Cibulkova (2011) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

IF STOCKHOLM OPEN
Stockholm, Sweden; Surface: hard

Seeds: Tomas Berdych, Grigor Dimitrov, Kevin Anderson, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Leonardo Mayer, Jeremy Chardy, Fernando Verdasco, Joao Sousa

Floaters: Marcos Baghdatis, Donald Young, Bernard Tomic, Jack Sock

Notes: (4) Dolgopolov after a bye could start against Baghdatis, and the mentally damaged (5) Mayer will start against the mercurial Young…Wildcards went to Swedes Christian Lindell, Patrik Rosenholm and Elias Ymer…Dimitrov beat Ferrer in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Dimitrov (2013), Berdych (2012), and Baghdatis (2009).

ERSTE BANK OPEN
Vienna, Austria; Surface: hard

Seeds: David Ferrer, Andy Murray, Feliciano Lopez, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Lukas Rosol, Ivo Karlovic, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Dominic Thiem

Floaters: Robin Haase, Vasek Pospisil

Notes: Andy Murray makes his career debut in Vienna in an effort to qualify for the year-end championship…Tough starts for (8) Thiem against the indoor veteran Haase and (2) Murray after a bye like facing Pospisil…Wildcards went to Ferrer, Murray and Austrian Gerald Melzer…The currently-injured Tommy Haas won the title last year…Former returning champs in the field are Jurgen Melzer (2010-09) and Lopez (2004).

BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN
Luxembourg; Surface: hard

Seeds: Andrea Petkovic, Alize Cornet, Sabine Lisicki, Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, Varvara Lepchenko, Roberta Vinci, Kirsten Flipkens, Monica Niculescu

Floaters: Daniela Hantuchova, Julia Goerges

Notes: No Top 15 players in the field…Tough starts for (3) Lisiacki against the veteran Hantuchova and (5) Lepchenko vs. (WC) Goerges…Wildcards were awarded to Germany’s Goerges and Antonia Lottner, and Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella…Former returning champions in the field are Roberta Vinci (2010) and Timea Bacsinszky (2009).

 


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7 Comments for ATP/WTA Previews: Murray Looking for Vienna Points

Perfect fan Says:

I knew murray will struggle a bit post surgery to reach to his peak form….but man, I nvr thought in my wildest dreams, that he will struggle so much as to lose routinely to nobody’s….I rly feel for him. Lendl probably took away more from him than what he had given him in those couple of years. :(

Btw, I m curious if amelie is still his coach….


Hippy Chick Says:

Perfect Fan i believe she is,but as much as i like the girl,i dont believe she the right coaching choice for Andy,he should get Lendel back,although runour has it,hes now having talks with Berdych.
BTW From the other thread your welcome,and nice to see yourself and Jatin posting again,its always nice to have fans that want to talk tennis,support their favorites without belittling the achievements of their rivals….


Perfect fan Says:

Hi HC….yeah thanx, I actually was busy working so couldn’t find enough time to blog….but do manage to chip in from time to time.

Btw, rly gutted to knw abt rafa….i sometimes feel, injury is his parasitic twin who lives within him. couldn’t recall the last full season he played without any injury. but dnt worry, the man is a fighter….will return with a bang eventually :)

Well, gonna find some sleep now….U keep posting, very few guys like u bring sanity to this forum :))


Hippy Chick Says:

Perfect Fan i bring sanity to this forum? nah you do your one of the nicest and most unbiased posters here,have a nice sleep,must agree about the Rafa parasitic twin lol,but he is a Gemini so has a twin inner self probably? ;-))….


Colin Says:

As has been said before, if Andy does get to the WTF, he’ll be tired out. I think he’s taking a long view, and trying to accumulate some points to help his seeding in next year’s Australian Open.

I most certainly do not think he should go crawling to Lendl to try and get him back as his coach. I’m sure Andy would be too proud to do that, and rightly so.

Andy didn’t go hunting for Ivan originally; the guy had expressed an interest in coaching him.Not long after they teamed up, Lendl said publicly that he envisaged working with Andy until the end of his (Andy’s) career.

Then came the split, when Lendl declined to commit to spending more time with his charge, citing various business and family reasons.

If, after all that, Ivan Lendl does sign up with Berdych, my opinion of him will plummet through the earth’s crust.


Wog boy Says:

“I rly feel for him. Lendl probably took away more from him than what he had given him in those couple of years. :(”

Agree, I am pretty sure I posted similar thing on TX when Andy hired Lendl. Andy was due for GS title with or without Lendl (pitty he did that against my man:(). Lendl used Andy to make his name as coach, made a break to find new protege, selfish and calculated…methinks.


Hippy Chick Says:

I dont really care who he has as a coach,or what he does as a player,as long as he starts winning matches again,and for gods Andy stop being so damn friendly with your rivals….

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