Muzza saves 2 virtual "Shanghai points", defeats Tursunov 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4! [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Muzza saves 2 virtual "Shanghai points", defeats Tursunov 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4!

adee-gee
10-26-2007, 06:23 PM
Hugely gutsy win for Andy, keeps alive his hopes of Shanghai :yeah:

Trailed 3-6 4-4 and there was a huge game on his serve with a hell of a lot of deuces, saved 2 break points which would've ended his chances.

Then saved another 3 break points in the 3rd. First tiime in a while he's won a match which he probably should have lost, he doesn't do it often :D

Tough SF against Youzhny now, but certainly winnable.

NinaNina19
10-26-2007, 06:23 PM
Go Andy:rocker2: !!! Gulbis-Murray final I hope!!!

dweijnen
10-26-2007, 06:24 PM
Great win come on win this tournament

Duncan
10-26-2007, 06:25 PM
Come on Andy. Keep the dream alive!!

Lullaby
10-26-2007, 06:26 PM
Good win - Way to tough it out - Tursonov played very well

Amazing 2 lobs to break in final set :)

Forever-Delayed
10-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Well done Murray... if he keeps playing well, and toughing out matches like he did today then he has an outside chance of making it (of course, another strange tournament like Madrid is probably needed)

All he needs for Paris is to be in Federer's section of the draw, and then he has a great chance of doing well and gaining the points that he needs to make it to Shanghai

Andi-M
10-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Congrats Andy!!!!!!!

He needed this type of tough character-building win....:yeah: really pleased.
2 to go!!!!!!!

Corey Feldman
10-26-2007, 06:28 PM
brilliant !

scoobs
10-26-2007, 06:29 PM
Tursunov played such a tough match and Andy fought with himself for about an hour before finally starting to pull out his good play. He never quite hit the very heights but he stayed very tough and found enough in his bag of tricks to just edge over the finish line.

Such a great win because Dima really came to play today and Andy had to really fight hard to avoid defeat. I'm so impressed with the fortitude shown there.

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 06:29 PM
All he needs for Paris is to be in Federer's section of the draw, and then he has a great chance of doing well and gaining the points that he needs to make it to Shanghai

I really hope Muzza will make it to Shanghai, indeed. But are you sure Fed won't be playing in Paris? ;)

MissPovaFan
10-26-2007, 06:31 PM
It's going to be TOUGH! But Andy's decision to play St. Petersburg seems to be paying off! Youzhny won't be easy though.

Hopefully Karlovic can do a job over Berdych in Lyon and Falla can see of Ljubicic in Basel!

Adler
10-26-2007, 06:32 PM
This guy truly deserves to be in Shanghai. And I don't say it because he's just won a lost match, but he really played like TOp 8 player before the injury

Byrd
10-26-2007, 06:32 PM
Well done Muzza, had confidence in you even when you was down and out, so go win the tournament.

jonny84
10-26-2007, 06:33 PM
Great for Andy, hope he can win this tournament.

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 06:33 PM
This guy truly deserves to be in Shanghai. And I don't say it because he's just won a lost match, but he really played like TOp 8 player before the injury

Very, very true.

skel1983
10-26-2007, 06:34 PM
I thought Murray was rubbish to be honest way to passive, in some matches he just like he doesnt care, he needs to work on his intensity.

If he plays like that against Youzhny he will be soundly beaton.

Merton
10-26-2007, 06:36 PM
Respect for the Scot, normally Dima is a good matchup for him but this was a very dangerous match with Dima playing at home indoors. Two brilliant lobs to give Andy the break in the 3rd.

Dima didn't take his chances but I am glad he didn't seem to suffer from his back, it was sad to see against Pashanski.

FedererSlam
10-26-2007, 06:40 PM
good win muggay

danton
10-26-2007, 06:45 PM
Andy had completely the wrong attitude - you could see this from his body language before he had even hit a ball. Some how he toughed the match out and saved all those break points. He's going to have to come out a lot more positive tomorrow. That's two bad attitude days in a row i don;t think he'll get away with another.

DW--Serenafan
10-26-2007, 07:04 PM
I would be more excited to see Murray there than Blake or Haas, no offence, he just seems more talented, and he's make a knack of creating pulsating exciting matches.

scoobs
10-26-2007, 07:16 PM
Andy was not good for an hour but in the second he started to play himself in and by the 3rd he was focused, alert and positive for the most part. It was a very difficult match but he gutsed it out.

cmurray
10-26-2007, 07:20 PM
Well done, Muzz.

Its good to know that he can win matches when he isn't playing his best - sometimes he gets dejected when he isn't playing well.

R.Federer
10-26-2007, 07:29 PM
I'll say it again, if Andy Murray reaches Shanghai EVEN as an alternate this will be the biggest and most impressive story about any of the young guns this year. :rocker:

tennizen
10-26-2007, 07:40 PM
When I left he was down set and struggling at 4-4. I thot he was going to lose. I am so happy he pulled out the win:D

bad gambler
10-26-2007, 10:17 PM
You better make Shanghai Muzza

Duncan
10-26-2007, 10:39 PM
I'll say it again, if Andy Murray reaches Shanghai EVEN as an alternate this will be the biggest and most impressive story about any of the young guns this year. :rocker:




I totally agree with that.


What a race to Shanghai we are having now with Berdych going out. Makes it interesting now!

NikolaBGD
10-26-2007, 11:22 PM
Nole will stop this story in Paris;)

rocketassist
10-26-2007, 11:24 PM
Good comeback. Youzhny won't be easy though. If he can pass Misha though I think he'll seize the title.


Nole will stop this story in Paris;)

And the point of this comment was?

I'm sure he'd like his best pal for company in China :)

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 11:25 PM
I'll say it again, if Andy Murray reaches Shanghai EVEN as an alternate this will be the biggest and most impressive story about any of the young guns this year. :rocker:

Yep, and fully deserved. If there ever was a very unfortunate injury during a tennis season, it must've been Muzza's... :sad: With Berdych being OUT (at least I expect he is now), I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Andy! :rocker2:

NikolaBGD
10-26-2007, 11:27 PM
China is far away from Andy, he deserve that, but injury...next year he will be there.

No hard feelings, but Nole will win that in straights!

calvinhobbes
10-27-2007, 12:53 AM
Good win - Way to tough it out - Tursonov played very well:)
Tursunov manages to look like trying hard, but in the bottom he is tanking badly . . . .:devil: :devil:

NinaNina19
10-27-2007, 12:55 AM
How well does Andy have to do in Paris to make it?