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Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

I couldn't watch the match. How did he play?
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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Some great shots from Murray and he is good at generating power from nowhere. His backhand was a real weapon today, CC and DTL... good stuff!

Well done Andy .
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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Va-Moose...!!

A little shaky at times and the forehand still looked vulnerable, especially on the big points, however Bjorkman is a tricky opponent..so it was a good performance by Andy to pull this one out of the bag.

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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

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I couldn't watch the match. How did he play?
A little spotty at first and perhaps a tad sluggish. I started seeing glimpses of the Murray of old by the last set though. Forehands were coming with more pace and he was finding his spots again. All in all, I thought it was promising. The backhand was on fire in the last set.
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I didn't catch all of it, but when he was on he was smacking FH winners down the line, BH winners CC and DTL. His CC BH was constantly forcing weak replies from Bjorkman and it proved to be a real weapon. Murray also displayed some exsquisite touch as per usual, and a couple of moments of real inspiration. In the last set he was very aggressive off the serve and hit about 4 outright winners off the serve in the space of about 2 return games.

Murray's first serve percentage seemed low for the last two sets, however he cracked out about 18? aces.
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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Rofe, the short analysis I just gave only really covers the 2nd half of set 4 and the whole of set 5, I hope it was helpful.
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I really liked the very cross angled dropshot from Murray after Jonas hit a fh crosscourt.
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Nice workout for Murray

Hope he uses this match to get rid of some of his daemons...

I mean, he's so wild. At one time you have a feeling he can break Bjoki at will, and then he loses a set. Grrrr

But, the good thing is that he still made it through.

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I really liked the very cross angled dropshot from Murray after Jonas hit a fh crosscourt.
Oh, that was a thing of beauty, that was. He seems to have gotten his feel back again. I have no idea how in the world he found that angle.
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A little spotty at first and perhaps a tad sluggish. I started seeing glimpses of the Murray of old by the last set though. Forehands were coming with more pace and he was finding his spots again. All in all, I thought it was promising. The backhand was on fire in the last set.
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I didn't catch all of it, but when he was on he was smacking FH winners down the line, BH winners CC and DTL. His CC BH was constantly forcing weak replies from Bjorkman and it proved to be a real weapon. Murray also displayed some exsquisite touch as per usual, and a couple of moments of real inspiration. In the last set he was very aggressive off the serve and hit about 4 outright winners off the serve in the space of about 2 return games.

Murray's first serve percentage seemed low for the last two sets, however he cracked out about 18? aces.
Thanks to both of you. That does sound promising.
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I really liked the very cross angled dropshot from Murray after Jonas hit a fh crosscourt.
That was one of those moments of inspiration I was on about. It was a strange half sorta sliced acutely angled FH CC dropshot from just outside the sideline? I think...


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Excellent, he won an early morning match against a tricky opponent, that was a good match to see. I like Andy's chances in the next round as well.

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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

I'm so pleased for Andy, and the in parts of the match I watched (3rd and 5th set) he looked great. Sort of suprised Bjorkman took him to 5, but thrilled he's through to the 3rd round.
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Re: Murray def Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Bjorkman had won 7 straight 5 set matches coming in I believe.
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