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Victoria Pendleton is to feature at this stage of the women's sprint. Cycling track: 5:35 Women's sprint 1/8 finals. Commentators: Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.


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match and the mixed doubles, Laura Robson and Andy Murray against

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Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus. Murray trying to get his

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second medal of the day, after A great start from Robson and

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Well, that was a surprise. sheer pressure of serving to the

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18-year-old has already got to Max This would be a sensational start

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if Murray can convert this break Max Mirnyi has had a great career,

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over 45 doubles titles. He was a singles player and 11 title, about

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10 years ago he was ranked top 20 in the world but of late he has

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become very much a doubles specialist and is the reigning

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French Open champion, with Canadian Very nice play there. She knows

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they're going to come at her. She has to be alert. She said before

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the semi-final she was inspired watching the rowing, watching them

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She was tweeting today that she was watching all the action from the

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athletics. She has caught a Olympic That wasn't the right place to hit

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that volley from Azarenka, straight to Andy Murray. To be fair to

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Azarenka, she doesn't play a lot of doubles these days due to the

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singles commitments. She's only played two doubles matches this

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year coming into this Olympic event. Max Mirnyi has got such a good

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serve, such a good kick serve, but he was very nervous in that game.

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Azarenka was a bit tight as well there. Laura Robson, what a

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magnificent turn of serve. Andy Murray, well, you expect that from

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him, you can probably count on one hand the returns he has missed

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during the mixed doubles run. He's been so solid. He's also... I can't

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remember when he's been broken in A good move from Laura Robson. No

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hesitation, because Andy Murray What has been lovely to watch with

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this partnership is how protective Murray is of Laura. He's like an

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He is seven years older. He has been so supportive. Chats between

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The beauty of the Robbs and Murray partnership is Laura doesn't always

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Laura Robson looks a bit nervous. That was one of the most effective

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Fantastic returns from both of them. Mirnyi itching to get across.

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spent the last Olympics camp out in front of her TV, watched every

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Now she's playing in a gold medal That's one of the reasons why she

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is so good in mixed doubles, she It's a double break! It is Murray

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and Robson who lead 3-0 in his It is that kind of date! Anything

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is possible! I do not know if you caught the LOCOG dejection from

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Victoria Azarenka. She is the number-one singles player in the

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world, and she is partnering the number one Men's Doubles player in

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the world. In the Mixed Doubles, the men' at serve is almost a

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Guinea, so for them to be broken twice, they are not in the match.

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It is going so quickly. This is a big game for Laura Robson, if she

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She has had a good year in the When she serves like this, that is

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tough for the opposing team. She has served him well during the

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Mixed Doubles. There have been a couple of bottles, but she has got

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Why did I say that?! That is where the problem has been. She takes

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chances, it is better for her to go for it. You are getting over-

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excited, the Olympic tennis has got Laura Robson is the best player on

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the court at the moment. What a debut at this Olympics for Laura

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Robson, what an experience in your very first Olympic games. The

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Watched by his father. He was a good volleyball player in his time.

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He sent Macs at 14 to Brooklyn to train, and a year later, to the

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Where do you serve against Andy Murray when he is in this mood?

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Perhaps into the body is the only play. Anything in the wings, it

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comes back at you three times as quick. Look at the confidence of

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Feeling the pressure. They also rattled. Do not forget, this is a

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man with six Men's Doubles Grand Slam titles. A couple of Mixed

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Doubles as well, he won at Wimbledon 40 years ago with Serena

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I think he is rattled because it is like a football team, your manager

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comes through with a plan and you go one goal down in the first three

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minutes. Since he lost his opening service game, he is shaky. He has

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With his experience, he should be boss in this match, and he is

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Max Mirnyi and are older brother figure to Victoria Azarenka.

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Victoria Azarenka was the ball girl Perfect play. Tis what Laura Robson

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is doing well. She stays up and moves for words. There is no hint

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of backing off. She can take the volley very early. It makes it more

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simple when you are that close to It is a pitiful Andy Murray, he

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backed up. -- it is a pity for Andy Not quite from Laura Robson. Max

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Mirnyi just about gets through a service game, and they get on the

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This is not following the script. No. They go back a long way, they

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won the Mixed Doubles at the US Open five years ago. That is when

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the tennis world started to wake up to how could this young woman could

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be. He is very protective of her. When she was playing tennis, it was

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at the time when the Soviet Union had broken up, and there was not a

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lot of funding in Della Reese. There was not a federation. It is

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different now. Max Mirnyi has opened a sports centre in Minsk. It

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is a different place from what it He has told Victoria Azarenka to

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stay back even on the second serve. That is why! It is not a bad play.

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Victoria as the Brent's ground strokes are so good, she can do

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damage from the back of the court - Next minute going up to the net,

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Andy Murray saw Max Mirnyi charging, and he took his eye off the half

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One face and two on returnable He is a bit unit, Max Mirnyi, 6 ft

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5, 1.96 metres. 210 pounds in weight. Very experienced at 35

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He just absolutely unleashed about forehand. That was a gigantic

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forehand. Look at how far back he is. He said, I am not even going to

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touch that want! The noise as that Bo Bruce trying to hang on. -- Ben

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Welcome to viewers on BBC One. We are watching the gold medal match,

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Victoria Pendleton is expected to feature at this stage of the women's sprint.

Cycling track: 5:35 Women's sprint 1/8 finals

Cycling track commentators: Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman and Jill Douglas.