Re: IWQF: Soderling def. Murray 6-1 7-6
Pretty much a hammering until the very end.
Soderling played a very aggressive but clean match, didn't give Murray many freebies at all, served pretty well, thank you very much.
Murray was underpowered, lost for a strategy, not serving great, and missing things like sliced backhands, his shots were generally landing with nowhere near enough depth and Soderling was given time, height and position to just whale away with those huge groundies.
And then Soderling choked serving for it at 30-0 at 5-4 having missed 2mps in the last game, the key thing here is that Andy took advantage but he was given an advantage to take - up until then Soderling gave him nothing.
And then at 0-30 his own serve at 5-6 Soderling woke up again, tightened the game up again and stopped the charity, and normal service resumed in the tiebreak.
It was entirely out of Andy's hands today, he had no way of controlling proceedings, his only openings came when Soderling faltered, and when he recovered, that was that.