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What is Andy Murray's game!?

The guy serves like 30% on the regular, commits more unforced errors than winners usually and still wins matches. It seems like he's always lofting, and slicing. Then sometimes he's uber aggressive...watching him sometimes is truly puzzling.

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Counterpunching, winning ugly, making other players get frustrated and making more errors, you get the drift.
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That's the whole point! He aims to be puzzling and to confuse his opponents by using variety and the great thing about him is he has the talent to do such a large variety of things. That's why he stands out. He can mix up the spins and slice he uses, mix up the pace of his ball, stay back, come forward, play great defence, play aggressively and by doing all of this he can confuse and move his opponent around, helped by his clever shots and placement. He just generally stops his opponent getting any rhythm.

His serve can be dodgy, but he can still get through his matches quite easily because he is a great mover and so can get back in points after his serve and if that doesn't work, because his return games are so good.

I have never really been a big fan of Murray and he'll never be my favourite player because the moody outbursts put me right off, but the more I watch him, the more I respect just how much talent and variety he has.
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I dunno WTF his game is but it (and himself) are ugly as sin.

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Nightmare for powerful players as well, as he gives them no pace, so them having to generate more power=errors + even more frustration.
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I call him Nicorette.

Patches of brilliance, followed by patches of medicrity.

He's a gun though.
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overhyped.

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It's different from most other players and they will take time to work it out. Nearly always the same when young players show up.
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overhyped.
Coming from a Gasquet fan?
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Coming from a Gasquet fan?
Exactly, if you had just seen their last two matches.

I do recognise the differnce between a victory and a defeat, though.

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Re: What is Andy Murray's game!?

It's similar to Anna Chakvetadze in WTA in that he seems to win matches by making his opponent play badly.
He's a great defender and makes his opponent hit shots when the ball has a lot of spin on it. He mixes up play very well. Few players can play as many types of shot as Murray can.

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It's similar to Anna Chakvetadze in WTA in that he seems to win matches by making his opponent play badly.
He's a great defender and makes his opponent hit shots when the ball has a lot of spin on it. He mixes up play very well. Few players can play as many types of shot as Murray can.
Speaking of Anna, I don’t know how she is winning so often. What’s so good about her game other than the angle she gets and her defensive ability? I guess when half the tour consists of players with no brains it’s a big weapon.

Anyway Murray has the best return of serve on tour, that helps.
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so called pusher
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The guy serves like 30% on the regular, commits more unforced errors than winners usually and still wins matches. It seems like he's always lofting, and slicing. Then sometimes he's uber aggressive...watching him sometimes is truly puzzling.
Yeah... and I like puzzles.

He does all sorts of wild things and varies them in endless combinations. And how does he win? By breaking more than he himself gets broken, even when he gets less than 40% of 1st serves in
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