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    BANGKOK 2011, Semi-Final: Andy v Gilles Simon. Approx 8.30am UK Sat 1st October

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    Post  patmoren on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:24 pm

    Well done Andy, another good win.
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    Post  lynne on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:29 pm

    WELL DONE ANDY!!!! Cool

    Hopefully no walkabouts tomorrow!!! Cool
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    Post  lady on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:30 pm

    [/center] cheers cheers cheers Well Done Andy cheers cheers cheers
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    Post  Katie on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:32 pm

    Good performance today from Andy - slight drop in level in the second set which Gilles predictably capitalised on, but other than that it was a focused performance. Great to see him in another final Smile
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    Post  harriet on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:33 pm

    david1611 wrote: frankly, I always think Andy playing Simon is like helpful practice for the following rounds as he plays so many shots and so much variety that he gets a lot of shot practice.
    Well done today Andy!!!! cheers cheers cheers

    good point david
    great last game, gilles hung on from 0-40, and andy only beat him at 5th, or 6th, matchpoint.
    very different tomorrow, and will start at 1pm bangkok time - when is that london time?
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    Post  JAMES4578 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:34 pm

    Well done Andy, solid when it really matters and we seen some spectacular points. cheers cheers cheers A but edgy in that last game which became a bit of a classic, but even if he had lost that think Murray was going to come out on top today anyway. It is a good matchup for him really. Not underestimating Young but Andy should too strong for him all being well.
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    Post  Caro on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:50 pm

    I didn't see the match - out walking the dogs in this lovely sunshine (shame on me - sorry Andy!!) Caught the last few points on livescore.

    Well done Andy - lets hope this is another tournament in the bag and one step closer to overtaking Fed!!
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    Post  Linda on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:00 pm

    It was the only one of Andy's matches I've been able to watch this week, so glad I saw it. Won't be able to watch tomorrow as will be in Church. Good luck Andy!
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    Post  LC the fan on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:33 pm

    I managed to watch the first set, Andy was playing so solidly. So was quite surprised to come home and see he had lost the second. Still....alls well that ends well...on to the final

    He didnt have too much problem with Young at the US Open but I have a feeling that young man (no pun intended) is well fired up and may just give Andy a bit of a headache. But experience should win out.

    If it is a 1pm local start that means 8 am here - oh dear, on a sunday morning! I'd only do it for Andy7
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    Post  jeannie13 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:33 pm

    The final is at 3pm--9am uk time.

    The doubles final is on first at 1pm.
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    Post  JennieF on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:47 pm

    Well done Andy! Good to see you in a final once again - and no doubt holding the trophy high! cheers cheers cheers
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    Post  pabbers on Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:13 am

    Just managed to check on this - great that he got the win......not so great for my FTM that it was in 3 !!! I predicted 3 yesterday and got 2, so thought I'd have faith today......silly me! Wink
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    Post  RoastLamb on Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:16 am

    My hubby's computer worked for all of 10 minutes then blacked out. Couldn't figure out why and I was a bit tired at 3 a.m. so I missed Andy's match. This morning I figured out the power outlet was not working. So annoying. Hopefully it'll work out better for the final.

    Anyway, happy he got the W! bounce
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:44 am

    Phew! The final is on at 4pm my time - just after I finish my weekend shift! I'll make it!

    Congratulations, Andy! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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    Post  ChrisMac on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:16 am

    cheers cheers Well done Andy. Bit of a dip in the second set, but some great shots in the 3rd. Looking forward to tomorrows final Very Happy
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    Post  Alis on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:42 am

    harriet wrote:
    david1611 wrote: frankly, I always think Andy playing Simon is like helpful practice for the following rounds as he plays so many shots and so much variety that he gets a lot of shot practice.
    Well done today Andy!!!! cheers cheers cheers

    good point david
    great last game, gilles hung on from 0-40, and andy only beat him at 5th, or 6th, matchpoint.
    very different tomorrow, and will start at 1pm bangkok time - when is that london time?

    I have often wondered if Andy does this deliberately in the second set in matches he knows he's going to win in order to get more match practice. I think his match tomorrow is scheduled for 3.00 p.m. local time - 9.00 a.m. UK time.

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