Originally Posted by Roddickominator
Murray tanking to avoid Harrison here.
But really, GGL played brilliant tennis and completely deserves the win. He bullied Murray around all night, with the backhand early, and moreso with the forehand later. Wasn't giving up any easy points, was beating Murray in the vast majority of long rallies, used power and variety to simply keep Murray out of rhythm.
Murray tried to play aggressively with the forehand but just wasn't in synch tonight. The serve percentage was awful. Even the usually steady backhand was raining errors. Funnily enough, his lame pushing game probably would have served him better this match....but he has to play like this if he's going to get better at attacking tennis, bump in the road like GGL or not.
Straight to the point and GGL was the one dictating as you said, best of all he was varying the backhand throwing in some slices, hitting down the line at the right moment in addition to the topspin.