Montreal Qtr Final: A. Murray beats N. Davydenko 6-2, 6-4
Murray kept the ball in court long enough for Davydenko to hit an unforced error. The diet of pace and spin variations supplied by Murray with the occasional attacking burst completely confused Davydenko who hit into the net and over the baseline. A clear case of "Winning Ugly" by Murray.
Strange match. Both seemed terrified of each other. They clearly hate each others' games. Davydenko for some reason wasn't dealing with the slice, which Murray was completely abusing. Just a bad day at the office for Davy. Not much can be read into this match. Solid from Andy. No more, no less.
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Re: Montreal Qtr Final: A. Murray beats N. Davydenko 6-2, 6-4
Pathetic display, really, by Davydenko. He started well in the first three games and challenged Murray on serve. I thought it was a sign that Murray was playing too passively and that Davydenko could hit right through him in straight sets.
But no. Davydenko's game went badly off. He let himself get frustrated. So Murray's strategy did pay off. I can't think of any clean winners from Murray... how many winners did he have? Any off the ground? There was that one backhand pass winner late in the second, but otherwise not many... Jesus. Didn't need them.
I wanted Nikolay to win, but in the end this is a better result because we all know the Russian can't take a set off Federer when he gets the chance. Murray vs. Fed should be good stuff!
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