Originally Posted by philosophicalarf
Murray last two seasons is 72% in tiebreaks, more than Isner, or Federer.
Doing just enough here, but only just. Ultimately it doesn't really matter too much whether he wins or loses - a loss might even be better for him, with Shanghai coming up, and a heavy schedule the next few weeks.
You can see that in his performance, all a little bit autopilot. No feel on return in particular, very sluggish. None of that razor sharp tactical discipline of their US Open meeting either, he's basically just hitting whatever comes to mind, letting the cards fall as they will.
Raonic has been excellent though, 67% first serve, and that i/out forehand has been brutal. Liking the netgame too also. Slight criticism of his first serve return though, as usual.
The faster surface is making it a lot more difficult for Murray on return today, but I agree, Murray isn't nearly as focused as he was at the USO.