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Muzza fights back from the dead, defeats Youzhny 6-2 5-7 7-6(1)

adee-gee
10-27-2007, 03:41 PM
Brilliant clutch play from Muzza :worship:

Youzhny led 5-2* in the 3rd:
- Muzza holds from 15-30 to bring it to *5-3
- Youzhny had 30-0 but lost 4 straight points to get broken.
- Muzza saves match point on serve and levels at 5-5

Then storms through the breaker :yeah:

Muzza = The only guy who can cope with the pressure of the race to Shanghai :smoke:

muniu
10-27-2007, 03:42 PM
classic choke from Misha as always :mad: no fightback here...

ReturnWinner
10-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Youznhy :retard:

Sunset of Age
10-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Well done, Andy! Now make it to Shanghai! :worship:

Misha... :sad:

Duncan
10-27-2007, 03:43 PM
I would like to take complete credit for this. He was getting battered until i logged online at my work :lol:

Marek.
10-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Nice choke Youzhny. :mad:

tennizen
10-27-2007, 03:44 PM
Yay When I started watching Murray was down a break in the third. Amazing comeback from him to win the match. He is just amazing in his shot selection sometimes:worship:

scoobs
10-27-2007, 03:44 PM
Andy Murray you are a total legend

:worship:

Goonergal
10-27-2007, 03:44 PM
Muzza :rocker2:

rocketassist
10-27-2007, 03:44 PM
Sensational character building victory from Murray- two in a row to fondly look back on.

Misha had his chance, didn't take it.

Be nice for Andy to win this title and give himself a shot of making the TMC.

stacy25
10-27-2007, 03:45 PM
I can't believe it....

muniu
10-27-2007, 03:47 PM
Yay When I started watching Murray was down a break in the third. Amazing comeback from him to win the match. He is just amazing in his shot selection sometimes:worship:

how Misha wasted MP and 30-0 lead at 5-3 ?

:o

Lullaby
10-27-2007, 03:48 PM
Good win but he should have won so much more easily after the 1st set

His game broke down a lot, the point that won the second set was out by miles

More importantly he is a flawed genius. Youzhny was playing some great drop shots and he decided that whatever the result he was going to show he could out drop shot Youzhny - crazy play

Mentally he is so much tougher however

sykotique
10-27-2007, 03:48 PM
Is this kid destined to go to Shanghai or what?

Blue Heart24
10-27-2007, 03:52 PM
Nice choke Misha.

Corey Feldman
10-27-2007, 03:55 PM
wow

proud of you Muzza, i thought he was goner at 1 set all and 1-4.

i missed the whole last 15 minutes of the match typing PM's lol.

saved myself the nerves i suppose.

*bunny*
10-27-2007, 03:57 PM
Great match! At one point in the 3rd set I didn't want either of them to lose!
Brilliant job by Murray to coming back from 2-5 down in the decider. He was really unlucky with a terrible line call on the second set SP. Also Misha was the better player for most of the third set, but Andy just refused to give in, which was great to see.

Good luck in the finals tomorrow! :yippee:

Ah, it was also nice to see Plushenko in the stand! :lol:

DrJules
10-27-2007, 03:58 PM
Brilliant clutch play from Muzza :worship:

Youzhny led 5-2* in the 3rd:
- Muzza holds from 15-30 to bring it to *5-3
- Youzhny had 30-0 but lost 4 straight points to get broken.
- Muzza saves match point on serve and levels at 5-5

Then storms through the breaker :yeah:

Muzza = The only guy who can cope with the pressure of the race to Shanghai :smoke:

The pressure is on the players in the lead i.e. in 8, 9 or 10 th place. They have it to lose. For Murray it is an outside hope of making it.

selyoink
10-27-2007, 03:58 PM
Nice choke from Youzhny serving for the match at 30-0 up and losing four points in a row. I'm sure Murray will thank him for it.

Andi-M
10-27-2007, 04:00 PM
Brilliant clutch play from Muzza :worship:

Youzhny led 5-2* in the 3rd:
- Muzza holds from 15-30 to bring it to *5-3
- Youzhny had 30-0 but lost 4 straight points to get broken.
- Muzza saves match point on serve and levels at 5-5

Then storms through the breaker :yeah:

Muzza = The only guy who can cope with the pressure of the race to Shanghai :smoke:

:yeah:

I am soooooooooooo impressed with Muzza :bounce:
Im sooo happy I could kiss him!!!!! :kiss:

Modetopia
10-27-2007, 04:00 PM
well done!:D

Voo de Mar
10-27-2007, 04:04 PM
Second amazing comeback this year by Muzza - previous against Mathieu in Miami.

Jaap
10-27-2007, 04:06 PM
Time to add Murray to the stats Voo. ;)

Jaffas85
10-27-2007, 04:06 PM
The pressure is on the players in the lead i.e. in 8, 9 or 10 th place. They have it to lose. For Murray it is an outside hope of making it.

Should Murray win St.Petersburg (which you would imagine he will now) he has as good a chance, if not the best chance, of qualifying 8th for Shanghai.

With Haas under an injury cloud and Robredo and Blake perhaps lacking some confidence lately Murray prolly has the best shot of qualifying 8th.

So if Murray wins St.Petersburg and plays in Shanghai he should be Top 10 by years' end and with hardly any points to defend between the Monte Carlo Masters Series event and the U.S. Open he really should be ranked somewhere between #4 - #6 by the end of the 2008 U.S. Open.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-27-2007, 04:07 PM
Misha :mad:

jitterbug
10-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Andy :eek:

Good luck tomorrow!

TheBoiledEgg
10-27-2007, 04:11 PM
Mental Midget Misha :fiery: :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
10-27-2007, 04:11 PM
even if he doesnt make the top8... it's well worth to be 9th or 10th as an ALT, plus at least finish the year in the top10, even after a serious injury - so every win is humungous

what a young legend this Dunblane lad is!

HarryMan
10-27-2007, 04:15 PM
Bad Luck for Murray to draw Djokovic so early at the Paris Masters :mad: ;)

Lets see whether He does make it to Shanghai,Atleast I hope he does.

NYCtennisfan
10-27-2007, 04:18 PM
Brilliant clutch play from Muzza :worship:

Youzhny led 5-2* in the 3rd:
- Muzza holds from 15-30 to bring it to *5-3
- Youzhny had 30-0 but lost 4 straight points to get broken.
- Muzza saves match point on serve and levels at 5-5

Then storms through the breaker :yeah:

Muzza = The only guy who can cope with the pressure of the race to Shanghai :smoke:

Ahhh....if Murray comes back from 5-2, it's brilliant clutch play. If someone else loses after being up 5-2, he's a choker in a mug era. Got it. :yeah:

selyoink
10-27-2007, 04:19 PM
Second amazing comeback this year by Muzza - previous against Mathieu in Miami.

Well thats not so amazing. Mathieu is known for letting his opponents make amazing comebacks.

cmurray
10-27-2007, 04:24 PM
Man. The more I see of Murray, the more I like him. Its like he's all of a sudden found his nerve. A year ago, he would have folded in a situation like this.

The top players better watch out.

trisco
10-27-2007, 04:28 PM
Well dona Andy. All the best for tomorrow.

Allegretto
10-27-2007, 04:32 PM
I was stunned to see he'd made a comeback. My stream died midway through the second set, and at that point he looked like he was ready to implode. Then on the live scores it was 5-2 Youzhny, so I just assumed he'd have lost. Sounds like a great fightback.

nikita13
10-27-2007, 04:34 PM
even if he doesnt make the top8... it's well worth to be 9th or 10th as an ALT, plus at least finish the year in the top10, even after a serious injury - so every win is humungous

what a young legend this Dunblane lad is!

Exactly :yeah: Nice return to form, Muzza! This week proves he deserves to go, but even if he doesn't a nice way to end the season.

guga2120
10-27-2007, 04:37 PM
Great fight from Murray, love watching him play.

kinglear
10-27-2007, 04:37 PM
So is Andy going to play Cilic in the final. I'm confused because on this forum, it says Cilic's match against Gulbis is a quarterfinal, while on Eurosport, it says that it is a semifinal. :confused: Eurosport screws up sometimes. Sometimes they post the wrong winner of a match. :rolleyes: I like Cilic, he's a cutie, and he has smooth groundstrokes.

alansk
10-27-2007, 04:42 PM
Cilic - Verdasco is the other semi :)

selyoink
10-27-2007, 04:44 PM
So is Andy going to play Cilic in the final. I'm confused because on this forum, it says Cilic's match against Gulbis is a quarterfinal, while on Eurosport, it says that it is a semifinal. :confused: Eurosport screws up sometimes. Sometimes they post the wrong winner of a match. :rolleyes: I like Cilic, he's a cutie, and he has smooth groundstrokes.

Cilic is currently playing his semi-final against Fernando Verdasco and is down a set.

Mateya
10-27-2007, 05:04 PM
VAMOS Murray :rocker2: Spartan performance
Love his style of play.

Choke of the month goes to...Mikail Južni :retard: :hug:

LinkMage
10-27-2007, 05:07 PM
Wow, that was a major chokejob by Misha. :o

Rogieva
10-27-2007, 05:17 PM
Wow.

Corey Feldman
10-27-2007, 05:17 PM
Exactly :yeah:The other thing is to avoid being in that 13-17 in the rankings and risk a 4R draw against Fed, Nadal or Nole at the Aussie Open in Jan.

Psichogauchovna
10-27-2007, 05:33 PM
so close, Misha :o :(

Merton
10-27-2007, 05:36 PM
A pity one of them had to lose, Misha should win the 3rd set but Andy pulled off a gutsy win, it is certainly a good sign to pull off wins against Dima and Misha indoors, at home when both play well.

scoobs
10-27-2007, 05:36 PM
"Of course, the match point was the key moment," Murray said.
"I thought I'd lost... When I won that key (point), he got nervous and made quite a lot of mistakes."
Youzhny, who reached 30-0 when serving at 5-3 in the final set, said: "Two good serves and the match could have been in my hands.
"But I hurried up, wanted to close it quickly. That does not work with Andy. A double fault and then I twice hit the net - and the game slipped away."

nikita13
10-27-2007, 05:44 PM
The other thing is to avoid being in that 13-17 in the rankings and risk a 4R draw against Fed, Nadal or Nole at the Aussie Open in Jan.

Who knows. Hoping he can stay uninjured next season, then make top 10 perm. by next june-july ;)

cherry@cupcake
10-27-2007, 05:46 PM
:bigcry: I'm so proud!

I looked at the BBC scores (on interactive. I shouldn't have bothered. It's rubbish) and saw that Muzza was down 4-1 in the third. For him to pull out the win! Fabulous!

R.Federer
10-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Murray is mentally the strongest player of the young guns. Incredible results, just WOW :worship:

Horatio Caine
10-27-2007, 05:50 PM
Murray is mentally the strongest player of the young guns.

What, over Nadal and Djokovic?

Nice fightback Andy! 1 point away from losing any hope of Shanghai, and he pulled it out of the fire! :worship:

Fedexex
10-27-2007, 06:03 PM
:sad:

MisterQ
10-27-2007, 06:06 PM
I would like to take complete credit for this. He was getting battered until i logged online at my work :lol:

Thanks -- Brad Gilbert is putting the check in the mail as we speak. :lol:

Jaap
10-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Murray is mentally the strongest player of the young guns. Incredible results, just WOW :worship:

No, that would be N.Djokovic but Muzza is improving in that aspect. He still has his moments though.

tennisgal_001
10-27-2007, 06:09 PM
:worship: Andy :worship:

That's really what's called a clutch win. I hope he makes it to Shanghai, he's giving it his all, and if not, then top-10 by year's end would be no less of an achievement.

BlakeorHenman
10-27-2007, 06:19 PM
:worship: Andy :worship:

That's really what's called a clutch win. I hope he makes it to Shanghai, he's giving it his all, and if not, then top-10 by year's end would be no less of an achievement.

Can Murray statistically make the top ten by the end of the year without making it to Shanghai?

R.Federer
10-27-2007, 06:20 PM
What, over Nadal and Djokovic?

Nice fightback Andy! 1 point away from losing any hope of Shanghai, and he pulled it out of the fire! :worship:
Nadal, I don't even consider him a youngster any more :lol: He's a veteran, experienced player with 3 slams (all credit to him)
Yeah, nothing about Djokovic's USO performance seems to scream mentally strong. Actually, it screams choke. :shrug:
Here, more than one time, with Shanghai on the line, playing down and about to go out, Murray has brought the works. Due credit.

R.Federer
10-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Can Murray statistically make the top ten by the end of the year without making it to Shanghai?

Yeah, if he can make Top 8 (Shanghai) he can certainly make Top 10.

Adler
10-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Murray is mentally the strongest player of the young guns
Djokovic bult up mentally during the last year (matches against : Ascione @ FO, Baghdatis , Hewitt and Kiefer @ Wimby, Federer @ Montreal, Stepanek @ USO). Not to mention Nadal of course, but he's not a young gun anymore

NinaNina19
10-27-2007, 06:28 PM
Yay Andy!!!

adee-gee
10-27-2007, 06:37 PM
I read somewhere that Muzza needs to win St Petersburg and then go 1 round further than Haas, Blake and Robredo in Paris to qualify for Shanghai? Is that right?

rocketassist
10-27-2007, 06:38 PM
Djokovic bult up mentally during the last year (matches against : Ascione @ FO, Baghdatis , Hewitt and Kiefer @ Wimby, Federer @ Montreal, Stepanek @ USO). Not to mention Nadal of course, but he's not a young gun anymore

It was Patience at RG, not Ascione.

stebs
10-27-2007, 06:56 PM
I read somewhere that Muzza needs to win St Petersburg and then go 1 round further than Haas, Blake and Robredo in Paris to qualify for Shanghai? Is that right?

Correct.

Of course, if the players behind him do exceptionally whilst he onl;y just outperforms those ahead he can be caught from behind but assuming this doesn't happen then this is true.

cmurray
10-27-2007, 07:03 PM
Correct.

Of course, if the players behind him do exceptionally whilst he onl;y just outperforms those ahead he can be caught from behind but assuming this doesn't happen then this is true.

So he needs to go one round further than all 3 of them or any of the three of them?

scoobs
10-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Assuming he wins St P, Andy needs to go one round further than ALL three of Blake, Haas, Robredo AND not be overtaken by Gasquet, Berdych and one or two others possibily.

So it's still a tough ask.

scoobs
10-27-2007, 07:09 PM
I make Andy 7-0 in final set tiebreak wins now at ATP level.

Voo de Mar
10-27-2007, 07:12 PM
I make Andy 7-0 in final set tiebreak wins now at ATP level.

Correctly :yeah:

cmurray
10-27-2007, 07:13 PM
Assuming he wins St P, Andy needs to go one round further than ALL three of Blake, Haas, Robredo AND not be overtaken by Gasquet, Berdych and one or two others possibily.

So it's still a tough ask.

Whoa. That's...nuts. More amazing is that such an eventuality isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. I'd just be tickled if he made it in.

scoobs
10-27-2007, 07:20 PM
Whoa. That's...nuts. More amazing is that such an eventuality isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. I'd just be tickled if he made it in.
So would I but it's still a huge ask with Djokovic in R3.

Boy has fought so hard that I'm already really proud of his efforts post US Open, to think he may still finish the year inside the top 10 and as an alternate for the TMC. That was not looking likely at all and it's a testament to his own mental strength that of all the contenders for the undecided TMC slots since start of Madrid, he has added the most points so far (45) compared to 37 for Gonzalez, 29 for Karlovic and the rest pretty much nowhere. Going back further, with his RU in Metz as well, he's really come back strong.

I still think he won't quite make the cut for the TMC and it will be a shame if he doesn't because out of all the other contenders, you know Murray would go there to kick ass and take names, having beaten Federer, Roddick, Davydenko, Ferrer, Gonzalez, and narrowly lost twice to Nadal - only his record against Nole is relatively poor. He would go there with no fear and that's what you want. But it's still a tough ask.

rocketassist
10-27-2007, 07:23 PM
Andy-Nole is a scenario that reminds me so much of Wigan and St Helens in rugby league- Saints dominate the derbies, but Wigan when they needed to win one desperately to make the playoffs, they managed to produce a victory- will Andy do his own Wigan against Novak to make Shanghai?

stebs
10-27-2007, 07:24 PM
So he needs to go one round further than all 3 of them or any of the three of them?

He needs to outperform all of those ahead of him.

cmurray
10-27-2007, 07:30 PM
So would I but it's still a huge ask with Djokovic in R3.

Boy has fought so hard that I'm already really proud of his efforts post US Open, to think he may still finish the year inside the top 10 and as an alternate for the TMC. That was not looking likely at all and it's a testament to his own mental strength that of all the contenders for the undecided TMC slots since start of Madrid, he has added the most points so far (45) compared to 37 for Gonzalez, 29 for Karlovic and the rest pretty much nowhere. Going back further, with his RU in Metz as well, he's really come back strong.

I still think he won't quite make the cut for the TMC and it will be a shame if he doesn't because out of all the other contenders, you know Murray would go there to kick ass and take names, having beaten Federer, Roddick, Davydenko, Ferrer, Gonzalez, and narrowly lost twice to Nadal - only his record against Nole is relatively poor. He would go there with no fear and that's what you want. But it's still a tough ask.

I agree whole-heartedly. Of the 5 people in contention for those final spots, Murray is BY FAR the most interesting candidate because we all know he isn't going to roll over and just hand somebody a win the way some of the others have been known to do. Also, I'd just RELISH the thought of him beating Roddick again. :devil:

That being said, I can't decide if I'm impressed by andy's comeback or appalled at the others' results. :rolleyes:

Tommy fan
10-27-2007, 08:40 PM
Youzhny :help:

Wwell done Murray! Great comeback!

Shrinking Violet
10-27-2007, 09:12 PM
Andy is fighting so hard to get to Shanghai that it is going to be so disappointing if he doesn't make it. Really impressed with the mental strength he is showing just now - you can just see how much he wants it just now and even though he hasn't really brought his best stuff with him this week, he isn't prepared to lose to these guys because he wants it more.

Just a shame he missed so many big points tournaments this year or he would be qualified already.

Feel sorry for Misha :hug: but Shanghai would be a much more interesting place with Andy in it.

Sunset of Age
10-27-2007, 09:41 PM
Andy is fighting so hard to get to Shanghai that it is going to be so disappointing if he doesn't make it. Really impressed with the mental strength he is showing just now - you can just see how much he wants it just now and even though he hasn't really brought his best stuff with him this week, he isn't prepared to lose to these guys because he wants it more.

Just a shame he missed so many big points tournaments this year or he would be qualified already.

Feel sorry for Misha :hug: but Shanghai would be a much more interesting place with Andy in it.

Yep, I fully agree with all the points you raised here. Andy's wrist injury might well be one of the most unfortunate ever, and looking at how he's fighting right now, it would be one of those obscure cases of 'justice to those who deserve it' if he'd indeed manage to make it to Shanghai.

Looks as if nearly everyone in GM is rooting for him now. Great! :yeah:

R.Federer
10-28-2007, 12:02 AM
That being said, I can't decide if I'm impressed by andy's comeback or appalled at the others' results. :rolleyes:
Which others? The last few matches' losers have played very well, losing in third set tiebreaks and/or in close matches. People are not really rolling over and it is credit due to Murray that he has won these tight ones

musefanatic
10-28-2007, 12:07 AM
Awesome Andy, well done!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: Great win! Hope he can get it tomorrow, he should do against Verdasco, hope it's not taken too much out of him :)

Farenhajt
10-28-2007, 01:10 AM
To be honest, this wasn't Murray's win as much as Youzhny's loss. He just stopped at 5-3 in the third and never recovered the pace. But that's life...

Byrd
10-28-2007, 01:32 AM
Well done Muzza you fuckin monster.

Andi-M
10-28-2007, 02:17 AM
Assuming he wins St P, Andy needs to go one round further than ALL three of Blake, Haas, Robredo AND not be overtaken by Gasquet, Berdych and one or two others possibily.

So it's still a tough ask.


I can see all these clowns losing early anyway in their recent form.

Looking at the draw I'd say
Gasquet could lose to Tsonga in R2
Haas losing to Gonzo in R3
Ljuba losing to Baggy/Ferrero in R2
Berdych losing to Ferrer in R3

then come the potential problems Boredo, Canas and Blake
the winner of Robredo Canas has a good shot at making the QF
similarly the winner of Blake - Gasquet (if he survives R2) coud play Murray in R4 for the 8th spot.

Muzza needs QF or better if he wins St Petersberg and a SF/F really if he dosent. Its possible, but might just miss out . I think he will be very tired, but if luck goes his way he can do it!!!!!!

yeh yeh
10-28-2007, 02:38 AM
Murray is pure genius, his shot selection andskill variety is unreal. he will be top 4 no doubt and maybe more when it comes together mentally and a little physically. GO ON SON DEAL WITH THE MATTER TOMOZ

cherry@cupcake
10-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Regardless of his comments about wanting to concentrate on the game at hand as opposed to getting to Shanghai, it's clear Andy is very much focussing on the TMC prize.

Not surprising. At the beginning of the year he indicated his goals for the year were to a) crack the top 10 and b) make it to Shanghai. Fair enough, he made it to no. 8, but there's no way on earth he'll be satisfied by the way he did it. Seems like he's decided that, wrist injury or not, he's still going for his goals.

What does that say about his mental strength, then? On the Djoko/Murray talent thread, a lot of people pointed out (rightly) that Djoko has demonstrated the greatest mental strength over the year. Andy hasn't maintained focus on the clutch points in some of his matches...but give him a specific goal (and not just 'win the point, win the match') and his focus sharpens. Becomes pretty incredible, in fact. All he needs to do now is become more consistent with it.

MariaV
10-28-2007, 12:06 PM
Very well done Muzza! :yeah: :worship: :bowdown: