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

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    Aussie Andy

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

    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:59 pm

    Simon holds 1-0 in the second set.
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    Re: BANGKOK 2011, Semi-Final: Andy v Gilles Simon. Approx 8.30am UK Sat 1st October

    Post  jeannie13 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:59 pm

    Jane wrote:First set to Andy cheers cheers

    Come on Andy - need you to cheer me up after the rugby

    I second that:(

    The pictures a bit wonky, but what a pleasure to get commies who are fair & have no axes to grind:) Sond like Aussies.
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:02 pm

    Yeah, I get the impression we're generally that way. I guess we just like to see a good fight - I mean match. That's why we were disappointed this year for Andy because many Aussies felt he didn't put up enough of a fight and got too negative, yelling at himself, etc. He'd be a lot more popular otherwise.

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:04 pm

    Did not want to say it, but the dreaded first service game of a set after an easy set curse strikes again.
    Now come on Andy and break back please. C'mon Andy!
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    Post  Linda on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:05 pm

    Oops - one can never be complacent when off to a winning start against Simon, as he is something of a specialist in comebacks. Come on Andy!
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:06 pm

    Gilles Simon broke Andy Murray! Shocked Evil or Very Mad He needs to be punished, methinks. As in, being broken back.

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:09 pm

    Oh well, perhaps it was getting too easy and Andy relaxed a bit too much. Important to hold now and keep it to one break.
    Focus. Safe hold. C'mon Andy!
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:09 pm

    Now I'm really mad. Gilles Simon up 3-0 against Andy Murray in the second set!
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    Post  JAMES4578 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:11 pm

    Now 3-0 and not in the script but there's always a danger after a comfortable set and Giles is always up for the fight. Come on Andy!
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:14 pm

    Well, Andy holds his serve. 3-1. Kitkat please. Come on Andy! cheers cheers cheers
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    Post  Linda on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:17 pm

    Back on serve cheers

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:18 pm

    Gilles went off the boil a bit there. Now....
    Focus. Safe hold. C'mon Andy!
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:19 pm

    Andy Murray breaks! 3-2. Gilles Simon still in the lead.
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    Post  Linda on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:22 pm

    Another break for Simon Crying or Very sad Strange set

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:23 pm

    Reasons why following Andy Murray can be frustrating, part 99999.....
    Please break back again. C'mon Andy!
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:23 pm

    OW! I'm getting annoyed with you, Andy! Come on! Gilles Simon now 4-2? Go Andy! cheers cheers cheers
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    Re: BANGKOK 2011, Semi-Final: Andy v Gilles Simon. Approx 8.30am UK Sat 1st October

    Post  lynne on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:24 pm

    Nice shot Andy!!!!!!
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    Post  Admin on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:27 pm

    Come on Andy - break back now!!!

    Little chance at *15-30 but Simon keeps it going at 30-30.
    Ace. *40-30.

    Simon leads the 2nd set 5-2. Andy to serve.

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:28 pm

    Andy has to find some sustained concentration here or things are going to start looking less favourable.
    Start with a safe hold and then put pressure on.
    Focus. Safe hold. C'mon Andy!
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    Post  JAMES4578 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:30 pm

    Looks like it could be a decider, pity Andy couldn't make the fightback count! He must at least pose Giles a few questions.
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    Post  Aussie Andy on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:35 pm

    I am going to do the dinner dishes. I expect good news when I come back, Andy!
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    Re: BANGKOK 2011, Semi-Final: Andy v Gilles Simon. Approx 8.30am UK Sat 1st October

    Post  Jane on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:37 pm

    Ooops!!

    C'MON ANDY

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:38 pm

    Oh drat.

    This match is also important for another reason of course. Up to now getting Simon in the second week of a slam has pretty much been a present for Andy. We don't want him winning here then going into a GS match with Andy with renewed confidence.

    Oh well. At least Andy has not been pushed in his previous two matches and Young played nigh on three hours. Still think Andy has the better tennis but needs to concentrate hard from now on. Think forwards and not backwards Andy!

    Focus. Safe hold. C'mon Andy!
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    Re: BANGKOK 2011, Semi-Final: Andy v Gilles Simon. Approx 8.30am UK Sat 1st October

    Post  Linda on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:39 pm

    One set all then and all to play for.

    Andy's serve dropped off a bit in the second set. Interestingly, I saw that the main difference in statistics in yesterday's match was that Andy won 71% of points on 2nd serve. Today he's only won 31% of points on 2nd serve (22% in the 2nd set) which I suppose reflects that Simon is much better at returning and winning long points than Dimitrov. It would certainly help Andy, though, if he could improve his 2nd serve.

    Anyway, Come on Andy!

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    Post  david1611 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:42 pm

    Good first hold. More positive energy there. Now let's have a break and a hold. C'mon Andy!

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