Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin Del Potro v Stan Wawrinka; US Open Wed. Pick And Pans
by Sean Randall | September 6th, 2016, 11:51 pm
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Let’s hope Day 2 of the US Open quarterfinals offers something more than the first day. It won’t be hard. On to my picks.

Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori
It’s a rematch of Rio semifinals won by Murray pretty handily and I think Murray gets the win here, also. The quicker courts should help Nishikori but Murray leads 7-1 and other than a Davis Cup 5-setter and a loss at the 2014 ATP Finals, this series has been all Andy.

That said, Nishikori’s been steady all tournament, and really all year other than injuries. Murray’s looked good at times, like against the underachieving Grigor Dimitrov, or awful as he played in the Paolo Lorenzi match.
So which Murray shows up tomorrow? Anyone’s guess.

In the end, I think Murray’s the better, stronger player and has the greater upside. If Muray’s off like he was against the Italian, though, Nishikori will win. But it’s week two, it’s the quarters and there’s opportunity here so I’m taking the guy in form with the head-to-head edge.
The Pick: Murray in 4

Juan Martin Del Potro v Stan Wawrinka
Can Delpo keep it going? Why not. It’s just another tennis match. Every match is and if he approaches it that way and doesn’t let the moment get to him then he should beat Wawrinka, just as he’s done the last 4 times he’s faced the Swiss.

And this is their first meeting on hardcourts but that should only help the Argentine.

And like I’ve said with Stan all year, where are his big wins? Dan Evans? Illya Marchenko? Evans had a matchpoint and probably should have won. Marchenko took a set. And even though Delpo isn’t ranked among the best, Stan still hasn’t beaten a Top 10 player on the year.

Meanwhile, Del Potro has wins over Djokovic, Nadal in Rio and Stan at Wimbledon. And he’s gone all the way at the US Open before.

So I like Del Po here in the slugfest and I also like this match to finally offer some sort of interest in the what has been a very horrible night session this year at the Open.
The pick: Del Potro in four

ESPN2 will again have all the coverage starting at noon with the women’s quarterfinals.


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123 Comments for Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin Del Potro v Stan Wawrinka; US Open Wed. Pick And Pans

AndyMira Says:

@M…I’m start sending back your precious pigeon..but this time,not a batalion that you hoped for..But a whole kind of species that were named pigeon including their cousins Dove..And i’m not sending them to you but straight to Andy in NY..And they’re not bring a truckloads of tissues M..nope…We and Andy don’t need that M..instead they’re bring a truckloads of prayer,a mental and physical strength,a resilience,a hope,a confidence,a fighting spirit and a good luck as well..And the last colony will arrive exactly on the Final day..Okay Boss?


AndyMira Says:

OOppss!Silly me!Forgot to pick..Andy in 3..


Margot Says:

Thank you darling AM. Hoping Andy gets the job done very, very quickly. And Mr M., none of that nail biting, gibbering for his fans behind the sofa, thank you.


AndyMira Says:

M…You’re very much welcome Boss!He he..Yeah,it’s really important for Andy not to spend too much time on court especially if the day is going to be hot..and i think he’s already weigh in every pros and cons ..

PS..I’m very excited to see how Andy’s serve will turn out today M..Hopefully a string of 133-138mph is ooookayyyy!


AndyMira Says:

Oh,today looks really hot..i just hope Kei don’t make another foolish decision to take a 12 minutes break to shower otherwise My M will kick his A@# so hard till he can’t sit for weeks!


J-Kath Says:

AM

My father kept pigeons – he made quite a bit of lolly betting on them. I would have given you them if I could.


AndyMira Says:

JK…You’ve got to find the way ..Andy needs them more for a tough semis and final…Pleeeaaseee!


Daniel Says:

Murray dominating so far. Serving for another 6-1 set, continuing form from last match.


Van Persie Says:

What happened in the 2 set? Was surd Andy dould ein in 3. Just got home


Van Persie Says:

Was sure Andy woul win in 3. correction


Van Persie Says:

Andy in 4, then


Daniel Says:

Murray wanting to complicated his life. He can’t sustain the lead anymore. Break up in second and lost. Break up n third and lost from 40-0. 4-4third set and dangerous time for him.


Daniel Says:

And he breaks back, to serve for third set. 10 breaks out of 26 games played, a lot.

Match competitive with both returning great.


Daniel Says:

Closing with authority after a BH DTL to love. 5 breaks in this set alone.

Now go on and close in 4.


J-Kath Says:

Gosh – Andy is very endearing with his gentle behaviour.

AM: They wouldn’t clock-in for him at the moment…all needs to be calm….need them around before the match.


J-Kath Says:

Daniel: You tell him….threaten him if you have to.


Humble Rafa Says:

Asian men are an endangered species in men’s singles. Good to see a man carrying an entire continent on his shoulder. It must be heavy, I assume.

#bigshoulders


RZ Says:

Just checked in on the score. Looks like this might go 5. Maybe Andy can pretend that Dani is now coaching Kei. That would help him finish up quickly.


Daniel Says:

Murray pissed of with chair umpire due to same situation that she gave let before and not this time. He lost focus and self imploded like in the past. Now, a break down and soon to go to a fifth set.

To bad, thought his days of losing his head were behind him.


RZ Says:

@Daniel – what is the situation? From Twitter it sounds like a gong went off during the point and Andy got grouchy?


Daniel Says:

5-1 Kei, fifth set it is. At least Mirray will serve first and hopelly he get his act together.


Daniel Says:

The stadium is amking some weird noise as if the structure is rubbing itself. When this forst happen during a point she gave let and they replayed. Same thing happen during a Kei serve down BP for Murray and she didn’t stop and Murray thought they should replay. He talk to her and than ask form somebody from organization. Lost his mind and was broken twice.

Murray now has to fight himself and the block because he is still thinking about it. There was another noise a few minutes ago before Murray was getting ready to serve.

Murray needs to hold opening game to stip the bleeding.


RZ Says:

Thanks for the info Daniel.
I hope Murray can turn this around. I like Kei, but Murray has had such a good year so far I’d hate for him to lose early because he let some noises distract him.


Humble Rafa Says:

Murray needs to hold opening game to stip the bleeding.

Wish denied.

-Tennis God


Daniel Says:

Kei breaks to start. He made several return winners today. More agressive.

But Murray has to wake up, this is a Slam QF and he is co favorite for the title, 29 yld and shouldn’t be bother this much to lose 6 straight games.


RZ Says:

I’m getting nervous. Kei is a very good 5-set player and for the most part never gets rattled.


J-Kath Says:

Andy is going to lose this match. Apart from Kei’s part in the match, Andy is allowing himself to be distracted. He knows better.
Not happy with him.


Daniel Says:

Murray unleashed Kei, who is now flying sky high on confidence after 7 straight games.
Can’t believe Mureay will lose this match the was he was playing early on.


Margot Says:

Kath it’s “old Andy” back isn’t it? Very disappointing indeed. And far too passive, allowing Kei to dominate the match. Kei playing inspired tennis at the mo. and really earning a win.


Daniel Says:

0-30, now is the time. 0-40


Daniel Says:

Yeah, 2-2. Kei giving the break back with a lot of UE


Daniel Says:

40-15 and Murray can’t close the game. 4 straight points and he breaks again. 3-2 and serve. Tense match


Daniel Says:

0-30, another break coming


Daniel Says:

Not this time, 4-2 Kei. Murray needs to hold his own now and hope for another break if Kei makes some mistakes. He missed two doable returns after 40-40


Daniel Says:

This next game is crucial for Murray, he had 0-30 last game and the match is long also.


mat4 Says:

Murray holds in a difficult game. Nothing is over yet.


Daniel Says:

Wow, from 40-0 to 40-40. Use this opening Murray.


Daniel Says:

Yeah, with an amazing return he breaks again, 4-4. Now go on and hold Murray and take the lead this set. kei lead the whole ser and if Murray holds it can affect Kei knwoing he was 1 point away from a 5-3 lead.


Daniel Says:

5-4 Murray. Now Kei is affected after losing that 40-0 game. Wouldn’t be surprised if he breaks now to close.


Daniel Says:

This match deserves a tiebreak, drama


Daniel Says:

DF Murray to go 30-40. Now an ace to compensate


Daniel Says:

Kei breaks, Mureay breaks the racquet and Kei will serve for the match.

Can’t believe Murray made this crucial DF.

Now is do or die, will have to break tomforce a breaker. If Kei serves well, match is his.


Daniel Says:

Wow, what a win for Kei.

The best of this is that now DelPo actually really has a chance to make finals.

What an oportunity Murray lost here. Too bad.

He got caught in that complain trap and lost a match he should never lose at this stage.

Kei showing that he really likes USO. Possible another final as well.

And Tennis Gods smiling at Djoko once again, finally a Slam where he doesn’t have to face Fed, Nadal nor Murray.


Margot Says:

Kei was inspired. Played fabulous tennis. Fully earned that victory. Andy was off, especially his FSP. But so disappointing to see old easily distractable Andy back. I spoke far too soon when I said he was all grown up :(


mat4 Says:

Andy lost the match all by himself. Kudos to Kei’s fans. Commiserations to Andy’s fans.


J-Kath Says:

Yep Margot

I believe I said something earlier that it all depends which Andy comes to play. Not gloating about being right. Brilliant beyond belief sometimes – a pain in the derriere the next time.

He’ll probably punish himself in some weird bizarre way – mentally and physically. Poor Kim. At least Sophia will just chortle.


Wog Boy Says:

Colin,

You don’t have to worry about asterisk if Andy wins USO, it won’t be any asterisk…

theDA,
I guess now you will be going into hiding for another year…so you can chat with mat4 on Twitter.

I guess Andy is not currently the best player in the world, as the matter of fact he never was if ones bothered to check any of three offical ATP list, but he was most in form player, this was his USO to lose and he lost.

Finally, that stupid Greg Rusedski has big egg on his face due to interview he gave prior thi USO, and deservedly so.

Lendl can stop taking credit for something he contributed zero to. I wonder what reason he will find now to dump Andy and I can see it coming.

Commiserations to other Andy fans and sorry, I had to get this out of my chest, I feel better now.


Wog Boy Says:

What a Cindarella story this USO will be if Delpo goes sll the way and honestly I wouldn’t mind even if that means that my man will lose it, but they both have yet to make final. Nole might decide to join Andy on the same flight to Europe, you never know with thise vegans.


Khb Says:

Murray had 3 slam finals. This is by far his best year, as he said.
This time, Kei didn’t give up.
He also choked but he got his serve and return in top gear again.
Fedal & Novak didn’t face murray either in the summer, Daniel.
Just like the dozens of other Murray slams.

Fedal didn’t even play together at the uso.
Novak clowned for the summer but played the prestigious Olympics because he had to.


mat4 Says:

WB:

Glad you feel better. I am very disappointed Andy didn’t make the final.


Khb Says:

Lendl got too much credit. True.
You can’t blame a freaking noise for murray loss.
Kei had dozens of winners & cut down his serve errors.
Murray was 4 feet behind the baseline!
He couldn’t hit a winner for 3 sets.
He still had wimbledon and gold medal.

Fedal went bye bye long ago!


theDA Says:

@ won boy – “I guess now you will be going into hiding for another year”

I guess you’re wrong. Sorry to disappoint you. What happened to you? You used to be more pleasant, when did you get so bitter? Never mind, fandoms can do strange things to the best of people. I have no clue why you’re ranting about No. 1 etc – I’ve never brought that up. It’s totally a British press invention. Rating system doesn’t lie. Good luck to your guy. Personally, I hope Delpo goes all the way and draws a few tears ;)

” I am very disappointed Andy didn’t make the final.”

LMAO. Disingenuous to the last drop. :D

@Margot – I agree with your frustrations. Andy had the match on his racquet and let a stupid distraction get into his head. Very pre-Lendl behaviour. Still, what a season so far. We can’t complain really. Asia was a pretty good swing for him pre-the back op so maybe he’ll get back on track. Let’s hope. ((hugs))


Wog Boy Says:

mat4,

I am definitely with you on that one, out of four remaining in the bottom half of draw, Andy was my chiice for the final (for a few reasons that I am not going to list) if Nole was to make final, absolutely not Delpo and Nishikori, Stan was my second choice.

Those fast and low bouncing courts suits perfectly players like Nishikori (Cilic) and unfortunately for Andy he bumped into them in his last two tournaments.


RZ Says:

Congrats to Kei for winning such a tough match. Among the “lost generation” of tennis players, I’ve always liked him the most. (But why now Kei? Couldn’t you have waited till next year?)

As for Andy, I am very ticked off with him. How could he let himself get distracted by noise to lose the match? This was a golden opportunity and considering how hard it is to beat Novak at any venue, he’s got to be kicking himself for this one. And now we’re going to have to keep hearing about the gong that threw him off his game.

Most egregious is that I could lose my lead in the racquet bracket!!!

@Khb – Totally agree that Lendl got too much credit this year. A lot of the work coming into Andy’s summer success was laid before Ivan was back on the scene.


RZ Says:

^ BTW, I don’t mean in my comment above to undermine Kei’s level of play in winning. I didn’t see the match but I know that Kei is capable of beating any top player when he is on. But from the Twitter feeds, it sounds like Andy was rolling along and then fell apart.


Wog Boy Says:

” How could he let himself get distracted by noise to lose the match?”

If it is not feather or Nole faking injuries it must be some other non tennis reason for him to lose, otherwise he wouldn’t have lost, just ask Colin, he knows the best.


Wog Boy Says:

Ok, my post is under moderation, I can’t think of any word I used it as bad word, when and if they let it through can somebody enlighten me which was the bad word so I don’t use it in a future, please.


mat4 Says:

Me too. I felt that he was the only one Novak would beat without doubt — if Novak could made the final, of course, with his health problems. I watched Murray a few times during this stretch, and there was really nothing new to see. He was good, but he mostly benefited from easy draws and good schedules.

He deserved fully to win Wimbledon — he’s an excellent player on grass, perhaps the best right now — but I was really shocked by the scheduling at the OG, which was very unfair.

What made me furious was really the hype in the press. There’s nothing to reproach to Andy himself, who tries his best on the tennis court, but the narrative was so unreal. “The true number 1″, “the de facto best player in the world”, etc., it was laughable. The hype about Lendl was even more comical: Andy played a great clay season, thanks to the previous work done. He was already excellent last year. For years now he’s one of the favourite at Wimbledon. But suddenly, it’s all Lendl’s deed.

Despite theDA and alii, I felt that Andy deserved more in that QF, and I am a bit sad for him. He clearly had the match in his grasp, and let it slip with passive play and a negative mindset.


RZ Says:

Regardless of who wins the US Open now, there will be a HUGE ASTERISK next to his name due to the gong and moths that prevented Andy from winning! (I’m joking just in case that wasn’t obvious)


Wog Boy Says:

theDA,

You had a go at mat4 for occasionally disappearing fro TX and you yourself disappeared for year or so coincidentally when Andy was losing tournament after tournament to Nole, that was my point. You are having a go at other poster for something you are doing youself, that’s all, no bitterness whatsoever, why would I be bitter, can any Nole fan be bitter?

I don’t think I mentioned you in my post about Andy being best player in the world, neither you nor JK or Margot said that, but Willow and SG1 (few others too) said that few times, so you picked wrong quote from my post, I addressed only one to you.


BBB Says:

Some very nice Murray fans here – my condolences.

As for his attitude regression – I find that in sports, when I’m tired or distracted, my old habits come back. In tennis, it’s hitting too flat a ball. In golf, it’s hitting a slice. For Andy, I think it’s attitude. I do think Lendl brings out the best in Andy, but not everything is in his power. You never really get rid of your bad habits, you just suppress them. Andy has played a ton of tennis, with increasing pressure. I’d cut him some slack.

As an American, I am terribly embarrassed by the PA problems. There’s no excuse.


mat4 Says:

@WB:

If Novak wins the USO — it’s a big IF, of course — he will be most certainly no 1 at the end of the year, and certainly the ITF world champion.


RZ Says:

Interms of rankings, Murray actually gains a little bit of ground on Djokovic in the 52-week rankings because he went one round further this year. However, his quarterfinal showing doesn’t do much in the year-end race in terms of catching/passing Djokovic.

Nishikori could end up passing Roanic (who is currently 3rd with about 800 more points than Nishikori) in the singles race if he reaches the final. If not, he will probably still be behind Raonic at 4th place but would close the points gap.

Stan is currently in 8th place but will also gain ground – if he wins it all he moves into 3rd in the race. DelPo is at #116. If he wins it all he would end up somewhere near – if not in – the top 10! Regardless, he should move up into the top 50 depending on how far he goes.


Wog Boy Says:

mat4,

The encouraging thing from Tsonga match is that Nole was really hitting flat from both wings and was really accurate and shots were deep too, his BH was on fire, but that could reason to worry, maybe he knows he can’t last long in the match so he finishes points early, he looks really pale and unhealthy to me, but that could be only me, if you ask Giles or Colin they know better.


Wog Boy Says:

Again moderation, Sean, I think your system is breaking down;)


mat4 Says:

@WB

I watched the match. Novak’s main problem is the elbow, and he will probably took some medications and play the tournament till the end, then rest. But Vajda was very optimistic in his own interview, so I tend to trust him.

Novak played really well against Jo, although he could serve better. I guess it’s not the arm, but the balls.

Let’s hope he plays that well in the semi, and if it happens, in the final. One or two retirements more wouldn’t hurt either.


Travis Bickle Says:

Too bad for Muzza to lose in this fashion ;(
I always stated he is my #2 guy. Such a classy handshake at the net – he gave Kei a respectful head-nod, almost like in Japanese tradition…

However, after the 6-1 first set, he should have known better and kept his foot on the pedal.

Sorry to ALL Murray fans here. This has to hurt even more for those of you who bought into sleazy British media hype about Muzza being “the true No. 1″, or “King of Clay” before French Open. I know J-Kath is not one of those, but am not so sure about the rest of Andy fans here…

The only positive (for me at least) is that we’ll get less frequency of cheesy pro-Andy post by AndyMira who annoys the heck out of me. Here, I’ve admitted it ;-)


Wog Boy Says:

mat4,

Nole is already 1.600 (roughly) ahead in the race, if he makes final it will be around 2.000, that should be enough even without winning USO, I would like to see him tied with on five YE#1 with Roger, but it is still long way to go, Andy is not done, not yet.


RZ Says:

@Travis Bickle – come on, you know all (okay, most) of us Andy fans were laughing at the “King of Clay” along with the non-fans.


chrisford1 Says:

RZ, in his quest to end his title as the best player in the Open Era never to be ranked #1, yes, Andy will creep up a little on the 5500 point margin Nole has in the rolling 365 day ranking, but lose ground on the Race to London falling further behind at over 2,000 points with 2 Masters, an elective 500, and YEC left.

Andy’s loss today means it has gone from possible he would pass Novak in 2016 Rankings – to very unlikely. And it has to wait some to know for sure, until perhaps Beijing and Shanghai are done – that Djokovic’s #1 at the end of the year.

But Andy will be closer to Nole in 2017 than the start of 2016 or 2015, actually closest yet to becoming #1 in all his career.


Wog Boy Says:

It would be grossly unfair if three times GS winner and double Olyimpic champion don’t make #1 ranking, I just don’t want him to do that this year.


RZ Says:

@Wog Boy – you were nice enough to give us Andy fans Wimbledon if we gave Novak fans the French Open. How about we do another trade? We give you the year-end #1 ranking and you give us the Australian Open? :-)


Wog Boy Says:

RZ,

Done


Travis Bickle Says:

@RZ
Sorry for forgetting yourself!
I am sure you never bought into that silliness – from what I remember you have always sounded realistic here…


Khb Says:

Imo, Kei got respect for winning more than the Hewitts & Roddicks
did in 5 setters.
So murray was trying to annoy the umpire & Kei a lil bit,
then fire himself up.
I heard the noise but it wasn’t like there was
giant thunder & then murray went down 2 sets & 3-5.
This was like the loud crowd at ’13 Aussie open SF with Murray/Fed,
’11 U.S. Open Fed SF & ’12 Aussie open SF when murray played Novak.
Except, murray didn’t curse at opponents or talk gibberish in interviews like so-called greatest player Fed did.


Travis Bickle Says:

Unfair trade RZ!

Some science and probabilities to help bargaining:

Chance of Djoker ending 2016 as #1 is around 80-90%
Chance of Murray winning Ao 2017 is no more than 20%.

Thus, the huge disparity in odds renders the potential trade unreasonable. Disregard WogBoy’s permission!

Here is a fairer counter offer:
We give you AO 2107 if you give us the other 3 slams in 2017.
Interested?


Wog Boy Says:

Sorry RZ,

TB has the authority and power to override my decisions.


RZ Says:

Sorry Travis, Wog Boy and I already shook on it. :-)


RZ Says:

Dang it Wog Boy. I should have added a no reneging on the deal clause. Fine, no deal. Our guys have to duke it out. But just to annoy you both, I declare Andy the King of Clay!


Wog Boy Says:

TB,

RZ is right, I am an honorable person and keep my word, but you might try to negotiate better deal for the rest of 2017.


Wog Boy Says:

Even with Andy being “the king of clay” I’ll respect my word given to you RZ.


RZ Says:

Thank you for being honorable to your word Wog Boy. I, however, am being dishonorable when I say that Andy is the King of Clay. :-)


Wog Boy Says:

Now RZ, when we sorted that out, let us talk slam by slam after AO and start with FO2017. It would be nice if Nole can get double career slam wouldn’t be? Once we finish that one we can talk about remaining two GS in 2017, sounds fair?


RZ Says:

Wog Boy, let’s talk after the AO in 2017 as it all depends on what happens there.


Wog Boy Says:

RZ,

Can’t argue that one, fair enough:)


AndyMira Says:

@M,RZ,JK…OH MY GOD!..I went to sleep at 3:30am when the play was cancelled because of rain..and i woke up to find this shocking result!

Guys,no other words i can offer,except”PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES FROM THE DEEPEST BOTTOM OF MY HEART,YOU GUYS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME… BIG BIG BIG VIRTUAL HUG TO ALL OF YOU..

#LOVEYOUALLFROMACROSSTHEPOND


AndyMira Says:

@TB…Another bullet for me in a time like this?Okay Boss!!As long as you’re happy..I’ll take it..


RZ Says:

THanks AndyMira – a virtual hug back to you. I’d be more annoyed except that Kei is so likable. But next time don’t go to sleep…


AndyMira Says:

RZ…Okay Boss!Anything for you and Andy!

PS…Ooppss!I’m talking again!Poor TB..must be green with annoyed!Gotta go now RZ..Don’t want TB exploded like a madman here!


Daniel Says:

Delpo is guarantee to be in top 65 with this result. If he reaches semis top 40, finals top 30 and winning top 20.

He is currently 142nd with 410 pts.

Andy losing is basically kissing #1 for this year goodbye, unless Djoko loses to Monfils. And even so Djoko would still be 1600 pts ahead, entering Beijing, Shangai and Paris, all tournaments he done extremely well, plus WTF where Andy never made a final.

If Djoko reaches final he is #1 for the year. Asia swing will be just formality to it. Unless his injury gets worst and he doesn’t play.

#13 is within his grasp now. Can not see Monfils beating him best of 5 nor Kei in finals. DelPo and Wawa may have a chance but that depends on how they win their next matches. If they spent too much energy no way. Djoko will have another 2 days rest just before semis, which are both on Friday back to back. Either Wawa or Delpo has to wn tonight in 4 and beat Kei also in 4.

Djoko can make history and be the first player to win USO without dropping a set, something I am almost sure never being done before.


Daniel Says:

DelPo leading first set 4-1, some great defense by him and Wawa still not able toppled 5 games without a mistake.


Daniel Says:

Nice set so far, they are going to the net, some slices, a lot of variety.

DelPo holds for 6-5, tiebreak looming.


Daniel Says:

Deeply missing an easy FH to lose tiebreak after saving set point to lose the set. Wawa 1-0. ave to go to bed now, hoping for a DelPo win when I wake up.


Van Persie Says:

Can’t believe that Andy lost. Did not see that comming. DelPo vs. Wawa now. If Wawa takes the 2 set, do not see many chances for DelPo,but who knows..


Van Persie Says:

But DelPo breaks. Come on, DelPo!


Humble Rafa Says:

Poor umpiring in this match. Best Backhand in Switzerland keeping his cool.

Delpo has the best forehand among right handed male players.

#nooffence


Wog Boy Says:

I can’t see Delpo winning next two sets, but you never know, hope dies last.


Wog Boy Says:

These are the shots of desperate man, too tired man.


Wog Boy Says:

What a moment, fans brought tears to Delpo’s eyes!


AndyMira Says:

Congrats to Wawrinka for the semi spot..and full credit to the wonderful,great and gentle giant from Argentina for fighting till the last ball..

PS…Also full credit to PINK outfit of Stan..They’re AWESOME!!


Wog Boy Says:

Sean, can I ask you for favor, don’t pick Nole against Monfils, please?!


Wog Boy Says:

Ok, back to painting, wifey is coming home in two hours and I haven’t finished bathrooms, I am in deep sh$t:(


courbon Says:

Comiserations to Andy fans.Quite disapointed, mostly because I lost the bet…and all because of stupid Gong!First feather, nox gong…whats next?Fluorsent ice cream? Anyway, confats to Kei.
RZ: Do not make a deals with Wog Boy.Think aboput WB as David Davis-he is not in position to make anouncments.Our, offical party line is:Novak means Novak.Our leader ( Jane ) is the one to listen.Basically, WB, TB are bit of a loose cannons…Offical line is this: Goat Article 50, will not be triggered intil 2017 and no negotiatons will start before that…


courbon Says:

WB-You missed the spot in the corner…


Wog Boy Says:

courbon,

It might be loughing matter for you, but it is life and death situation for me, you know our wifeys, they chop the thing off while you are asleep and throw it to the dogs, no making around with them…and yes, missed the spot in the corner..


J-Kath Says:

Wogboy @ 6.59
You were monitored because you said: “just ask Colin” when you should have said: “just ask Sean”. Tut, tut.

Kjb @ 6.25pm
I understood that Nole Wanted to play Olympics not because he had to?

Travis, given that Wogboy has passed all power and authority to you, here’s a question. Who is the most worn out? Andy or Delpo? re. Davis Cup and those easy, gentle 5-setters. Should I take a few toilet rolls for tissues or should I get my teeth whitened for dazzling smiles?


sisay Says:

Sean I am with Wog boy please dont pick nole anymore in any competition. And also do you mind writing something like “what is wrong with Andy Murray?”


J-Kath Says:

Courbon:

Been enjoying the fast progress of British politics huh? Think RZ is US-based she might not have access to the exciting Brexit series which comes to us packed with witticisms every day from that Maggie May person (oops that’s the name of one of Andy’s dogs).

“Offical line is this: Goat Article 50, will not be triggered intil 2017 and no negotiatons will start before” ….the French Elections are over.

Meanwhile, long live the increased value of the US Dollar and Swiss Franc.


J-Kath Says:

Sisay

I’ll get Andy to write that article for you if you like. However, right now he’s busy chastising himself in the mirror.

PS: Why is Nole so pale and skeletal….he’s obviously playing better again, but is he well?


sisay Says:

J Kath
PS: Why is Nole so pale and skeletal….he’s obviously playing better again, but is he well?

I just dont know…may be Sean can tell us something about it…peace.


Margot Says:

BBB @7.16
That’s a brilliant post thank you. I’m sad he lost but….are you familiar with that famous football quote?
It’s not a matter of life and death it’s more important than that.
Fortunately I don’t agree! It is just a tennis match and Andy is what Andy is.
Cheers.


danica Says:

Daniel,
Nole did drop a set, in his very first match at that! That match was absolutely offered to Janowicz on a plate.

To all Andy fans,
Sorry I couldn’t come to the blog sooner, but commiserations to you guys. I was following incognito the live score while at work and was utterly shocked by the result. Then I read about the gong effect and Andy’s meltdown. You can not hold it against him. That’s his character and there is nothing anyone can do about it. He can try but deep down, it’s who he is.

Also, sad to see DelPo go. I was kind of hoping to see him in the finals. More like a wishful thinking as I was sure Andy would be there.

Strange times…


courbon Says:

J-Kath-Ups!I was sure that RZ is British.Well, at least you know what I was talking about.
Strange times in British politics, right now.


courbon Says:

WB-Yeah brother, I feel you…I have to repair shower tonight or I’ll be feed to tohe pigs next door…


Kimberly Says:

great picks! Wrong on both! Sean Jinx?


mat4 Says:

@Kimberly:

No, just Sean bias.


Daniel Says:

You are right Danica, completely forgot that Janow math.

So the only one who can win without dropping a set now is Monfils, yeah right😜

Dioko in 4 tonight, maybe 3 if he starts well. In the end no matter what Monfils does Djoko will tire him and his serve won’tbe effective and hs mind will be tired and he will lose focus just as he always does. But if he is in a good day,’aybe 2 or 3 sets are competitive.


Van Persie Says:

Daniel,

I hope you are right, but I would not underestimate La Monf. He has his chances, Novak is not in the best form. I expecte La Monf to play, like there is no tomorrow.


Daniel Says:

Just can’t see Monfils as a Grand Slam finalist or a Grand Slam champion.

And Djoko has delighted us before with super performances in semis and finals of Majors.

He is just peaking at the right time. Whatever is bothering him, physically and mentally he will just put asside with this golden oportunity, just can’t see him with his experience not capitalizong. #13 all the way. But I would like a Wawa close match in finals to avenge that RG 15.


Van Persie Says:

Go Nole!


Van Persie Says:

Gael is to nervous from the start. 3 double faults…


Daniel Says:

Damm it, I am at work checked scores and qas 1-0
novak, 10 min later and is already 5-0. If it goes like this I won’t be able to watch any of it when arriving home later.

Told ya VP, easy Novak win


Van Persie Says:

Not yet, Daniel. Djoko started to play like Monf. Bizarre set.

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