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    US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

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    US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  Admin on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:30 am

    Here we go again .................

    Rafa leads their H2H by 12-4.
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=N409&oId=MC10

    Andy's 4 wins have come at Canada 2010, AO 2010, Rotterdam 2009 and USO 2008 - and all on hard courts (of which 1 indoors). Rafa has beaten Andy 5 times on hard courts (1 indoors).

    The match is scheduled for Saturday 10th September not before 2.45pm on Ashe and following the Federer v Djokovic Semi starting at 1pm.

    For those in the UK Andy's match will start 7.45pm approx


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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  Linda on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:36 am

    Thanks Sally - but it was US Open 2008, not Canada 2008
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  traveller7 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:36 am

    Nole and Fed starting at 12pm EST (5pm BST) Wink

    I wont be online to watch tomorrow (gutted!) but will be following on my phone via the usopen website.
    Wish I could be here posting along with you as with the other matches so cheer extra loud for me.
    If Andy is ever going to beat Rafa again it will be here I think, so I reckon he might just do it in 4 or 5 sets.
    See you on the other side! x
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  Maza1987 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:38 am

    I come home from work at 9.30pm. So should be back in time for the crux.
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  sophie900607 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:52 am

    So it's Andy-Rafa SF. AGAIN. Hoping for a different outcome. We all know Andy's got the game. It's all between the ears now.

    I'll try to arrive home to watch this. Hope that Fed and Nole play a very very long match Smile

    Best of luck Andy! I believe in you.
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  Queen N on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:56 am

    Seems like too late the second Semi for me
    Anyway, going to watch
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    Post  supergran on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:12 am

    So is Andy on first tomorrow..about 5 to 5.30?. Asking because School reunion organised for the Class of '86 and somehow they want some staff to be there. Been worrying all week about the time of Andy's semi if he got through. Had promised to be there way back in February. But if he's on first I could manage it.
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    Post  traveller7 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:13 am

    supergran wrote:So is Andy on first tomorrow..about 5 to 5.30?. Asking because School reunion organised for the Class of '86 and somehow they want some staff to be there. Been worrying all week about the time of Andy's semi if he got through. Had promised to be there way back in February. But if he's on first I could manage it.

    No earliest will be 7.45//8pm depends how long fed match is which starts at 5pm
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    Post  jeannie13 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:18 am

    supergran wrote:So is Andy on first tomorrow..about 5 to 5.30?. Asking because School reunion organised for the Class of '86 and somehow they want some staff to be there. Been worrying all week about the time of Andy's semi if he got through. Had promised to be there way back in February. But if he's on first I could manage it.

    Sorry -he's on 2nd -not before 7.45pm UK time. Enough to make you turn to drink!! Rolling Eyes drunken
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    Post  supergran on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:20 am

    Right. That's a problem. Should keep my promise so could go Sky+ it and leave early. God, things like this do not happen usually.

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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  david1611 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:23 am

    Hope Andy has some videos of some of Nole's wins against Rafa this year. I suspect there might be a few useful things to pick up from them.

    What to say. Andy has to play his best. Will be interesting to see if he plays the first set like Wimbledon or is more measured.

    Fingers crossed big time! C'mon Andy!
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    Post  Aya on Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:26 pm

    If it weren't for Andy's head, I wouldn't have any doubts about him being the winner because he's obviously more talented than everyone on tour.

    Hope he plays like he did in Wimbledon's semis first set and builds on it. Come on Andy!

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    Post  Alis on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:27 pm

    O.K. Rafa blew ARod away but so did Andy at Queen's - Andy had a 4 set slog against Isner but Isner took Rafa to 5 sets in Paris - I would say that makes it pretty even. C'mon Andy - this is your time - you can do it but I'll still have to have the gin on tap!
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:59 pm

    Well, the schedule is giving Andy's match as not starting before 2-whatever it is. But I reckon the Djoker/Fed match will go for a lot longer. I'll check in around 4pm (US time). Though if I'm nervous and can't sleep... Very Happy
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    Post  Pam on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:53 pm

    You'll have to be at your very best today Andy - you know you can win this - hope your dreams come true.
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    Post  lynne on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:11 pm

    Believe! Believe! Believe! Andy...YOU CAN DO THIS!!...I have the upmost faith in YOU!! Cool


    THE VERY,VERY BEST OF LUCK ANDY!!! Cool
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    Post  Pam on Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:04 pm

    I've just looked at the webcam - it's a nice dry day in N.Y.
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  pabbers on Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:17 pm

    Still hoping that the darn scheduling has taken the pressure off Andy's own expectations of winning and that he can just relax and play like we know he can today. Don't think he needs to watch the Nole v Rafa match for tips. Andy plays his own game, not Nole's and he's beaten Rafa enough times to know how it's done. He just needs to stay courageous and not want it too much or expect too much of himself, as I said in my first sentence.

    Don't think the scheduling matters too much now whatever happens today. Both Andy and Rafa have been in the unfortunate side of the draw so are equally disadvantaged and although Rafa's match was shorter than Andy's yesterday, he was on second so has a bit less time in which to recover. Whoever wins today will get a day off which hopefully will be sufficient prep for the final even if today is a 5 setter.

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ANDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  Lindsaywebb64 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:29 pm

    Andy has actually beaten Rafa in the semifinal of a US Open and I would say that he is much improved both technically and mentally since then.
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    Post  Manaus on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:21 am

    Best of luck to Andy, can definitely win this if he plays his best (which he's shown he can do in the past). Assuming that this is at 7.45 I'll probably miss the start of this as I have to go out at 6. Hopefully Andy will be winning when I get back. Here's hoping to a long Fed-Djoko match. Smile
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    Post  supergran on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:55 am

    Andy, you can win this. Be positive and believe. You have the skill and the talent to beat the best. In my opinion you are the best. I pray that you will achieve your dearest wish.
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    Post  Jane on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:13 am

    Best of luck, Andy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post  Caro on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:35 am

    I soooo hope Andy can do it this time!! Like in 2008 but a different outcome in the final obviously. Haven't been on here for the matches but have been glued to them all when not still at work!

    Nicki (from the old am.com) is there in New York and has tickets for today !! Lucky girl.
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    Post  patmoren on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:57 am

    I hope you can play your best today Andy, if you do you will be in the final.
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    Re: US OPEN 2011, SEMI-FINAL; Relentless Rafa outshoots Andy 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

    Post  RoastLamb on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:02 am

    Lindsaywebb64 wrote:Andy has actually beaten Rafa in the semifinal of a US Open and I would say that he is much improved both technically and mentally since then.

    But Rafa wasn't at his best in that 2008 semi-final. I think he's 100% at the mo. But this is the surface where Andy has the advantage so I hope he comes out razor sharp from the get go.

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