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Paris R2 Murray defeats Blake 6-3 6-7 7-6

Andy was really poor. Movement was poor, but worst of all, he seems not to have learnt from his errors in the last few months. Very defensive, hardly went for any winners, and probably deserved to lose. His traditional strengths (return of serve, passing shots, lobs etc.) really let him down. However, this having been said, he did serve exceptionally well.
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Worried about his hip problem. Sort of needs to defend his points, though. Might be worth pulling out, having said that.

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Andy was really poor. Movement was poor, but worst of all, he seems not to have learnt from his errors in the last few months. Very defensive, hardly went for any winners, and probably deserved to lose.
Nobody deserves to lose when they're playing Blake.
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Re: Paris R2 Murray defeats Blake 6-3 6-7 7-6

Well you just can't get a full performance from Murray at the moment.

Serving was great - 22 aces and a good % first serves in, second serves not bad, and plenty of unreturned serves too.

But return game was very poor from the second set on, and his movement was not good - seemed to be struggling with the hip again at times.

Somehow he gutsed it out....like he does...but he won't go far in this event - even if he gets by Steppa, one of Gonzo or Delpo will take him down.
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Blake had many chances to win this, but screwed it up as usual.

Murray will need to lift his game for sure. I didn't know he had a hip injury now, was it from that fall in the 2nd set tiebreak or was it pre-existing?

His passive balls might not be destroyed by Sexy Stepanek in the next round, but Gonzalez or JMDP will in the QF.

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Blake has improved his extremely pathetic record in final set tie-btreak. What a loser...

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Blake was playing better than I've seen from him in a long time. I really thought he was going to take this one midway through the third. Hopefully he has a better season next year.

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Murray is so bad it's not even funny.

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A very bitter loss for James He played a fine match though and approached the net quite often with a good success (34/46).

Murray didn't play very well, was pretty defensive, but served 22 aces and did just enough to grab a win.

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Blake had many chances to win this, but screwed it up as usual.

Murray will need to lift his game for sure. I didn't know he had a hip injury now, was it from that fall in the 2nd set tiebreak or was it pre-existing?

His passive balls might not be destroyed by Sexy Stepanek in the next round, but Gonzalez or JMDP will in the QF.
Neither have beaten him on hard. Having said that, he's clearly struggling.

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if Murray is hurt, why is he playing? that's stupid, especially since he'll want to do well in London...
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Blake was playing better than I've seen from him in a long time.
Me too but it's irrelevant in his case when it comes to the final set tie-break. He missed the ball at *0:1 from very easy position and actually it was over.

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if Murray is hurt, why is he playing? that's stupid, especially since he'll want to do well in London...
Probably worried about losing his ranking.

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