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Date: 04 Jan 2009 16:40:02
From:
Subject: Murray targets Australian Open
Murray targets Australian Open

Andy Murray (L) walks with Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament director
Karim Alami (C) and Qatar Tennis Federation president Nasser Ghanem al-
Kholeifi after his arrival in Doha yesterday. Picture Jayan Orma
N.D. Prashant

Fresh from his morale boosting triumph in the exhibition tournament in
Abu Dhabi, Britain=92s Andy Murray feels he has a good chance to win a
Grand Slam title at the Australian Open later this month.
=93I know many people are making their predictions and yes, I too feel,
the best opportunity for me to win a Grand Slam this year will be at
the Australian Open or the US Open,=94 the Scot said on his arrival in
Doha yesterday where he will be defending his Qatar ExxonMobil Open
title.
=93My goal is to win Grand Slams this season. The competition in the
men=92s section is neck-to-neck. There is a combination of young and
experienced players who are looking to climb up and stay at the top.
It will be really exciting to see how the season progresses,=94 he said.
=93It is great to start the year on a high. I am being rewarded for all
the work I put into my fitness. If I can defend my title here; nothing
like it,=94 added Murray, who pocketed a hefty purse of $250,000 for his
win against World No 1 Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Murray, who stunned both Federer and Nadal for the title, said he was
feeling better than ever.
=93Yes, I lost some close pressure matches last year but these two close
wins against Nadal and Federer are a big boost. It=92s now a matter of
carrying the good work consistently through the season. I have to be
at the top of my game.=94
Despite the win against Nadal, Murray was of the view that future
battles with the Spaniard will be more absorbing.
=93Be it Nadal or Federer, they will always come hard. Every match with
them is going to be tough. Though I beat them in Abu Dhabi, it will be
a different contest if I play them here. I will have to work extra
hard and I=92m ready for it.=94
Though Murray prefers the grass more than any other surface, he feels
his success percentage will be more on hard courts.
=93If you ask me, my choice would be the grass but I don=92t think I will
have that much success playing on it. Wimbledon, for that matter, this
year I will have a good chance but I won=92t rate it that high.=94





 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 15:02:20
From:
Subject: Re: Murray targets Australian Open
On Jan 5, 1:45=A0am, Jason Catlin <jason-cat...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 4, 8:49=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
>
> > Just trolling, dumbass.
>
> I figured I'd catch you out in case you get some bright idea to anoint
> yourself rst's resident
> Murray troll. It won't work now that you've flip-flopped so badly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DVGDWfSoWrGA


 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 19:18:08
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Murray targets Australian Open
End of season could have been a clever ploy by Fed and Nadal......get Murray
so full of himself he crumbles mentally at the first loss.


 
Date: 04 Jan 2009 22:45:18
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Murray targets Australian Open
On Jan 4, 8:49=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
> Just trolling, dumbass.

I figured I'd catch you out in case you get some bright idea to anoint
yourself rst's resident
Murray troll. It won't work now that you've flip-flopped so badly.


 
Date: 04 Jan 2009 17:49:49
From:
Subject: Re: Murray targets Australian Open


Just trolling, dumbass.


 
Date: 04 Jan 2009 16:49:24
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Murray targets Australian Open
On Jan 4, 7:40=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
> Murray targets Australian Open
>
> Andy Murray (L) walks with Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament director
> Karim Alami (C) and Qatar Tennis Federation president Nasser Ghanem al-
> Kholeifi after his arrival in Doha yesterday. Picture Jayan Orma
> N.D. Prashant
>
> Fresh from his morale boosting triumph in the exhibition tournament in
> Abu Dhabi, Britain=92s Andy Murray feels he has a good chance to win a
> Grand Slam title at the Australian Open later this month.
> =93I know many people are making their predictions and yes, I too feel,
> the best opportunity for me to win a Grand Slam this year will be at
> the Australian Open or the US Open,=94 the Scot said on his arrival in
> Doha yesterday where he will be defending his Qatar ExxonMobil Open
> title.
> =93My goal is to win Grand Slams this season. The competition in the
> men=92s section is neck-to-neck. There is a combination of young and
> experienced players who are looking to climb up and stay at the top.
> It will be really exciting to see how the season progresses,=94 he said.
> =A0=93It is great to start the year on a high. I am being rewarded for al=
l
> the work I put into my fitness. If I can defend my title here; nothing
> like it,=94 added Murray, who pocketed a hefty purse of $250,000 for his
> win against World No 1 Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
> Murray, who stunned both Federer and Nadal for the title, said he was
> feeling better than ever.
> =93Yes, I lost some close pressure matches last year but these two close
> wins against Nadal and Federer are a big boost. It=92s now a matter of
> carrying the good work consistently through the season. I have to be
> at the top of my game.=94
> Despite the win against Nadal, Murray was of the view that future
> battles with the Spaniard will be more absorbing.
> =93Be it Nadal or Federer, they will always come hard. Every match with
> them is going to be tough. Though I beat them in Abu Dhabi, it will be
> a different contest if I play them here. I will have to work extra
> hard and I=92m ready for it.=94
> Though Murray prefers the grass more than any other surface, he feels
> his success percentage will be more on hard courts.
> =93If you ask me, my choice would be the grass but I don=92t think I will
> have that much success playing on it. Wimbledon, for that matter, this
> year I will have a good chance but I won=92t rate it that high.=94

Just to remind you, check out No. 8 of this thread. You were so
unconvinced that
Murray could win a Slam in 2009. Why have you changed your mind so
quickly?

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.sport.tennis/browse_frm/thread/142368377=
44cd85a/f80f5ebea85c98c2?hl=3Den&lnk=3Dgst&q=3Daranci+Murray#f80f5ebea85c98=
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