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AO Rd3: Murray beats Serra 7-5,6-1,6-4

Murray marches on, Serra was funny

next opponent is either Monfils or Isner
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66 winners and 26 UEs from Murray. Excellent performance.
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We can only pray that Serra recovers from that horrific elbow injury - there were women and children in tears at the sight of the unbridled agony.
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This must be the easiest draw for the first 3 rounds in Grand Slam history. Could be dangerous that he isn't tested yet when he meets Nadal in quarters.
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66 winners and 26 UEs from Murray. Excellent performance.
It was 49 W, you noobzorz.
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This must be the easiest draw for the first 3 rounds in Grand Slam history. Could be dangerous that he isn't tested yet when he meets Nadal in quarters.
agreed. but murray is hitting the ball pretty well. over 50 winning shots. lots of aces. and you want to be doing that against rafa
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Only worry is everytime hes in complete command he loses concentration and makes stupid errors. This could have so easily been something like 6-2,6-1,6-1
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It was 49 W, you noobzorz.
Not if you include aces, which the livescore stats do, noobzorz.
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Re: AO Rd3: Murray beats Serra 7-5,6-1,6-4

Was good enough - I don't think we've seen anywhere near Andy's best yet except for brief flashes, but he hasn't needed it, it's been a cakewalk three rounds.

I don't see him finding R4 that easy though, so it's time his level came up from here on out if he has ambitions of a good run at this tournament.
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Was good enough - I don't think we've seen anywhere near Andy's best yet except for brief flashes, but he hasn't needed it, it's been a cakewalk three rounds.

I don't see him finding R4 that easy though, so it's time his level came up from here on out if he has ambitions of a good run at this tournament.
I'm not sure what you consider a very good performance. Not including aces, he had a +23 winners/UEs differential.
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Last 2 sets were really good from Murray, alot of finesse mixed in with agression and percentage play. 8/10.

Obviously Isner or Monfils will be harder, but Murray still has some gears to find.

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I'm not sure what you consider a very good performance. Not including aces, he had a +23 winners/UEs differential.
Yes? Is that the only way to judge a performance?

By his standards the UE count was quite high. There were a couple of lapses, in the first and third sets, where he dropped serve with some poor points in bunches. 55% first serves is not bad but could do with being 10% higher. Ace count was good, second serves generally were more effective. Returning was somewhat poor today by his standards and the passing shots were in and out.

I thought it was not too bad, plenty good enough for the calibre of opponent, but I didn't see too much today that will strike fear into the heart of the likes of Federer or Nadal. It was good enough - 3 rounds played, no sets dropped, adequate level of tennis to beat the opponent fairly comfortably. That's all that can be said at this point - he needs someone who will really push him to show us where he's really at.
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Re: AO Rd3: Murray beats Serra 7-5,6-1,6-4

Rather Murray played aggressive and made some UE, it's a better display than pushing and less UE imo.

He played well and took it on quite a lot. Serra was a fighter in the first and outclassed in the last two sets.

Hope big John can set up a nice fourth rounder now.

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Yes? Is that the only way to judge a performance?

By his standards the UE count was quite high. There were a couple of lapses, in the first and third sets, where he dropped serve with some poor points in bunches. 55% first serves is not bad but could do with being 10% higher. Ace count was good, second serves generally were more effective. Returning was somewhat poor today by his standards and the passing shots were in and out.

I thought it was not too bad, plenty good enough for the calibre of opponent, but I didn't see too much today that will strike fear into the heart of the likes of Federer or Nadal. It was good enough - 3 rounds played, no sets dropped, adequate level of tennis to beat the opponent fairly comfortably. That's all that can be said at this point - he needs someone who will really push him to show us where he's really at.
The UE count was higher because he was more aggressive. Do you want him to be aggressive while still keeping his UE count in single digits? It's the differential that counts. Honestly, I think you try too hard to appear impartial sometimes and end up being needlessly critical. It's as though you fear being labelled a fanboy if you give Murray anything more than grudging praise.

I thought the performance was very good. Couple of lapses, sure. It happens in these matches. Tough to keep the adrenaline going when you're playing a guy like Serra. Then again, he has progressed more comfortably than the players you mentioned. The likes of Nadal and Federer have had more problems than Murray, so it's not like he is trembling at the thought of facing them either. I know an average performance when I see one. That was clearly a good day at the office.

And honestly, are you really holding out for Murray to serve at 65%? Murray does that once in a blue moon, so let's not get carried away. The only way he's getting 65% in is if he uses his slice serve more. He's too fond of the flat one, though.
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Rather Murray played aggressive and made some UE, it's a better display than pushing and less UE imo.

He played well and took it on quite a lot. Serra was a fighter in the first and outclassed in the last two sets.

Hope big John can set up a nice fourth rounder now.
Exactly. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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