Andy Murray Needs 3 In Queen’s, Meets Marin Cilic In SFs; Milos Raonic Stays Perfect Under McEnroe
by Staff | June 17th, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Andy Murray moved a step closer to winning a fifth Queen’s title on Friday dismissing countryman Kyle Edmund 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

“Kyle was hitting the ball big throughout the match. At the end of that second set, he was going for it,” Murray said of the 21-year-old. “When he’s landing first serves and then getting the first shot of the rally on his forehand, he can dictate a lot of the points. If you want to get to the top of the game, you need to have weapons and he has them.”

Cilic also needed three sets in a win over American Steve Johnson.

“It was very tough,” said Cilic. “I think Steve was playing pretty well today. He was serving really well. He was giving me a lot of trouble with his serve.”

Murray leads Cilic 10-2. Both are former US Open champions.

Milos Raonic remained perfect under the guidance of John McEnroe. The Canadian fireballer blew out Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-1.

Roanic will meet Bernard Tomic who beat Gilles Muller. Raonic has not dropped a set to the Australian in three prior meetings.

SATURDAY QUEEN’S SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT start 1:15 pm
[1] A. Murray (GBR) vs [5] M. Cilic (CRO)
[3] M. Raonic (CAN) vs B. Tomic (AUS)
[1] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) vs [WC] J. Erlich (ISR) / C. Fleming (GBR)
[PR] J. Benneteau (FRA) / E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [Q] C. Guccione (AUS) / A. Sa (BRA)


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26 Comments for Andy Murray Needs 3 In Queen’s, Meets Marin Cilic In SFs; Milos Raonic Stays Perfect Under McEnroe

Colin Says:

Commentators were full of praise for Edmond, and rightly so – he has real potential – but I think they were too easy on Andy. He played far too many loose shots for someone who wants to give Nole problems. I hope Lendl gave him a strong lecture after the match!

Question for anyone watching BBC coverage: do you find Pat Cash as annoying as I do? He can be funny, but not as funny as he thinks he is and, like Geoff Boycott in cricket coverage, he always refers to himself and his career. Defending Lendl’s “ruining Nole’s plans” remark, he said “He’s like me: blunt and plain speaking” or words to that effect. No, Pat, he’s not like you, though you might be a bit like him. He was a great player in his day, and you weren’t. You will be remembered chiefly for starting the rather childish business of climbing up to your supporters’ box after winning John Lloyd may be a bit of a bore, but he’s very modest about his own achievements (he was an excellent doubles player).


Colin Says:

I missed out a full stop (period) before “John Lloyd” in the last paragraph.


J-Kath Says:

Agree Colin. In an earlier match I heard Andy tell himself “to concentrate”. John Lloyd’s greatest achievement was marrying Chrissie Evert. PS: Wasn’t he also Captain of the GB Davis Cup teams for a few years?

I get bored stiff with most of the commentators who verbally keep on patting each other on the back for some very forgettable match in which they evidently managed to hit a few balls over the net. I usually put the sound down.


mat4 Says:

Insightful interview of Boris Becker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0FmBls01Ck


adolfinjo Says:

http://imgur.com/gallery/lhItc…..look at number 1 player behind dumpster


mat4 Says:

Nothing funny about it.


Willow Says:

No nothing funny about it, only one i did like was Novak and Rafa break dancing, but for the love of god, what is Sean thinking, when he lets some of this through….

Mat4 i can imagine some of your fellow Novak fans finding this funny and not saying a word, had this been about Roger or Novak though ….


adolfinjo Says:

thats how u get iron arm and wrist..unecessary to be champ….and special diet eggs …od prepelica…interpret that for me matt4 my english sucks


Colin Says:

J-Kath, it’s not quite fair to say John Lloyd’s greatest achievement was marrying Evert. He reached a slam final (AO), and won three slam doubles titles with the Aussie Wendy Turnbull.

As for Evert, try getting a character reference for her from Greg Norman or his first wife!


Willow Says:

aldolfinjo it doesnt matter what language you speak DISGUSTING IS STILL DISGUSTING ….


J-Kath Says:

Colin
That’s OK, Colin. Accept the rebuke. It’s sometimes hard to distinguish between all of them in the long term. I remember John Lloyd being very critical re. Andy Murray – re. Davis Cup at one time and didn’t think he was in a position to criticise.

Evert was a good tennis player – don’t know much else about her apart from she is pretty vocal with her views recently.


mat4 Says:

@willow:

No, I don’t think anybody would have found this funny, whichever player in question. I admit, I wouldn’t have watched if it was Rafa or Roger, but neither would I if there wasn’t a comment with the link.

The Nolefans I know are asleep now, living in the US, or Australia. Although, some of them have recently stopped posting, guess they wait for Wimbledon.

I don’t think you should especially single out Nolefans here, especially now when there are a lot of fake Nolefans on these pages, just trying to stir bad blood among fans of different players. Some of them “post on T-x when they want to be obnoxious”. Obnoxious indeed she is.

This poster isn’t a fan of any player.


mat4 Says:

… This poster here…


Willow Says:

True Mat4 i dont really know whats going through peoples minds sometimes, strange what some seem to think passes for humour, DISGUSTING, and YET still Sean lets it through (scratches head) ! ….

And not singling out any fan group, as the saying goes six of one and half a dozen of the other ….


mat4 Says:

@Willow:

I don’t think Sean reads the posts. Seldom, perhaps, but not usually.


adolfinjo Says:

i am novak fan but i got pissed of with him….i was his fb friend so he for while and asked his novak donation to donate some money to me…i needed 6 k aus dolars to make visa for my fiance…and after i asked…they deleted me from friend list….selfish peder so he can get stuffed…no matter what i say he will win again and get more rich….and i wont…buuuuaaaa


Okiegal Says:

@Willow 5:49…….I remember a certain cartoon that Rafa starred in that most fans thought was hilarious….with the exception of Rafa fans. Could you have been thinking about that regarding this post? The link was in poor taste and should have not been allowed…..agree with you and mat4 wholeheartedly!! Trash needs to be taken out, it stinks!


AndyMira Says:

Why sean is still not take it out that link?Isn’t that violated the guidelines?Much more innocent comments were put in moderation compared to this..i don’t understand..


Daniel Says:

Murray back in another Queens final, he can be the first to have 5 titles there. But oddly he only won in odd years, maybe this year he will change the run;-)
Hope he wins in enter Wimbledon with all confidence. His final run is dating back to Madrid now: Madrid, Rome, RG, Queens….Wimby


Willow Says:

Okie thats what i was reffering to, and many here thought it was funny, and not many defended him either, yet you and Andy Mira defend Novak here from a fellow fan trash talking him, and ME TOO THE SUPPOSED NOVAK HATER go figure ….


AndyMira Says:

@Willow..i am so sorry that you have to endured all the unfair and harsh treatment from some people here over and over again..but hangin’ tough there okay?


Okiegal Says:

@Thank you very much, Willow! That is exactly right. I remember that French cartoon all too well. Several tennis x fans, with the exception of Rafa fans got a big kick out of it…..so I knew what you were thinking. Yes I have defended Novak, Fed, Andy, Serena and any other player that I feel is getting a raw deal. Yep Willow, you’re the biggest Novak hater of all……yes, go figure!


AndyMira Says:

Yo okie..my man!The table has arrive yet?I wait for hours for my coffee!!


Willow Says:

Okie /Andy Mira nobody ever said been a fan would be easy, in fact its bloody tough at times, we build em up to knock em down ! ….


AndyMira Says:

Yes Willow..tough..and i’m glad you’re back..


adolfinjo Says:

come on people stop pretend and be honest i am sure u was laughting ur asses off watching that link….its funny that with bunny toy and baby nole is inocent and cool….behind dumpster only for adult humor…thats ur champ in his intimate times…no matter u have jelena wife or gf…every guy does it its normal

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