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Murray d. Mahut 61 63

scoobs
03-12-2007, 09:34 PM
Smooth as you like from Andy, only one very minor wobble when he faced bp at 4-3, and quickly snuffed it out.

His game is looking in good shape. With probably Davydenko next, it'll need to be.

cherry@cupcake
03-12-2007, 09:37 PM
No surprise here with this result...but a nice win, an effortless win and a good sign for the young 'un. :yeah:

Things certainly get harder from this point, with Davydenko likely for the next round and then Soderling/Gonzo/Haas waiting beyond...

MarcM
03-12-2007, 09:37 PM
Nice one Andy!

The Davydenko match should be great, can't wait for it.

danton
03-12-2007, 09:42 PM
I watched the match - yes Andy played well but how on earth did Marat get bageled?

scoobs
03-12-2007, 09:42 PM
I watched the match - yes Andy played well but how on earth did Marat get bageled?
You can only wonder...Mahut clearly played better against Safin - today he was 44% on first serves. But even so I still find it hard to believe :)

Murraymaniac
03-12-2007, 09:43 PM
Let's not forget Jan Hernych. ;) Still not totally decided.

But it was a comfortable win for Andy - Mahut couldn't hurt him at all, and it was easy pickings for Andy at the back of the court. Serve was looking more robust in the second set particuarly. Davydenko should be a good match if they do infact meet.

rrfnpump
03-12-2007, 09:43 PM
Nico :( :o
not a good scoreline

R.Federer
03-12-2007, 09:44 PM
If not for Gilbert, it would be great to see Murray win the tournament. To do so, he would have to play some pretty interesting matches too

Apemant
03-12-2007, 09:56 PM
If not for Gilbert, it would be great to see Murray win the tournament. To do so, he would have to play some pretty interesting matches too

My thoughts exactly...

Lullaby
03-12-2007, 09:59 PM
He has a tough tough quarter but he looks sharp and to be honest has looked pretty sharp all year so far!

Shrinking Violet
03-12-2007, 10:15 PM
Very easy for Andy. He's not needed to get out of second gear at all so far. Will be very different against Davydenko though. Still, Andy's playing well and has saved a lot of energy so it should be a good match. :yeah:

I cannot believe Marat got bagelled with Mahut though. :smash:

Norrage
03-12-2007, 10:19 PM
Murray certainly the youngster that impresses me the most lately! Go him!

Horatio Caine
03-12-2007, 10:24 PM
Didn't expect it to be any different to be honest...SF (at least) is for the taking this week. Hope he does it! :yeah:

Agassi Aces
03-12-2007, 10:48 PM
Excellent win from Andy....... probably Davydenko next so needs to be on top form!!!

Kitty de Sade
03-12-2007, 10:51 PM
I like Murray more and more every time I see him- great character and great for the game. Good luck Andy, hope this streak continues. :)

DDrago2
03-12-2007, 10:51 PM
It seems Murray will be everyones nightmare this season

adee-gee
03-12-2007, 10:59 PM
Didn't see the match unfortunately, good job Andy :yeah:

Now's as good a time as ever to play Davydenko (presuming he wins), I'd say it's a 50-50 match. If he can get past him it's not inconceivable he could win the title, but I won't get carried away just yet.

Allez
03-12-2007, 11:10 PM
Davydenko is usually a nightmarish match up for Murray. Can't see how he can beat him. Koyla is way too consistent and persistent for Murray's liking. I do not like this draw. Now that Rogi's out I'd hoped to see Muzza or Richie lift the trophy.

scoobs
03-12-2007, 11:14 PM
Murray beat him in Doha in straights - I hope he can get the W again.

it will be tough but it's supposed to be tough at these tournaments. If he wants to be where Davydenko is in the rankings then he has to be beating him and those around him in these situations, I guess, so good luck to him.

bigbhoy
03-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Davydenko is usually a nightmarish match up for Murray. Can't see how he can beat him. Koyla is way too consistent and persistent for Murray's liking. I do not like this draw. Now that Rogi's out I'd hoped to see Muzza or Richie lift the trophy.

It's easy to see how he can beat him!

Just do the exact same things that he did in January when he beat him in Doha.

Allez
03-12-2007, 11:26 PM
It's easy to see how he can beat him!

Just do the exact same things that he did in January when he beat him in Doha.
um...Davydenko played a crap match. Their match at the US Open was a much better illustration of why Murray has/had trouble with the likes of Koyla and Clement. They just never go away. Hopefully Murray will pull a Doha like you say, but somehow I don't feel it :sad:

jmp
03-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Congratulations, AndyM.


Marat - Hmph Hmph Hmph :rolleyes:

sdtoot
03-13-2007, 12:02 AM
Nice easy win Andy. Good luck in next round.

Goonergal
03-13-2007, 12:14 AM
Easy match for Andy :) Good Luck in the next round :yeah:

Sunset of Age
03-13-2007, 12:49 AM
Teh HAGGIS is on a roll!!!

Well done Andy!

OddJob
03-13-2007, 01:33 AM
Only dropping 4 games very nice


Grats Andy keep it up

Corey Feldman
03-13-2007, 01:49 AM
Teh HAGGIS is on a roll!!!

Well done Andy!:rocker2: Embrace the Haggis ClayBuster, embrace it my dear.

good progress by the kid, Davydonkey won easy as well.. usually a sign he is hitting form.
dangerous match.

rofe
03-13-2007, 02:18 AM
Davy is dangerous for sure but Murray has the capability to win this one. I am with Murray on this. Go Muzza!

Merton
03-13-2007, 04:30 AM
Didn't expect it to be any different to be honest...SF (at least) is for the taking this week. Hope he does it! :yeah:

That is a bit too optimistic, Haas seems to be in form. It would be a big success to make it there though, he definitely has chances but he is not the favourite.

Metis
03-13-2007, 04:38 AM
He seems to think otherwise. ;)


"I'd say I'm one of the favorites to win [the title]," said Murray, the last player to defeat Roger Federer before Guillermo Canas inherited the distinction with his victory over the ATP World No. 1 on Sunday.


http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/1/news/atp4.asp

oz_boz
03-13-2007, 10:49 AM
:)

MariaV
03-13-2007, 10:52 AM
I watched the match - yes Andy played well but how on earth did Marat get bageled?

That's Safin for you. Self-destructed yet again. :shrug:
Would've been much more fun to see Safin vs Murray.

Shrinking Violet
03-13-2007, 01:54 PM
He seems to think otherwise. ;)



http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/1/news/atp4.asp

Yup, but after that quote he then continues to list 3 or 4 guys who have a better chance to win it than him, including three guys who are in his quarter. It's amazing how different a quote can look when you put it in the right context. ;)

Q. Who's the favorite in this tournament now that Roger is out, in your mind? Is there one?
ANDY MURRAY: There's a few guys that have got a great chance of winning it, obviously. Nadal on these courts and this sort of heat is going to be tough to play against. You know, Roddick, Roddick's playing well again. Davydenko, obviously.

I mean, there's quite a lot of the high seeds left in it. I wouldn't say there's one in particular, but there's a lot of guys that have a good chance of winning.

Q. Would you put yourself in that bracket as well?
ANDY MURRAY: I'd say I'm one of the favorites to win, you know. I take a lot of the guys, like Haas, Gonzalez, and Nadal, Roddick, you know, in front of me. You never know what happens in these sort of tournaments, you know. Draws can open up. And as I said, you just have to take your chances. And I've played well so far. I'll just try and focus on my next match.

http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=18260

gusman890
03-13-2007, 01:58 PM
Is murray the ONLY seed winning comfertably and moving along the draw without attention? ;)

danton
03-13-2007, 02:59 PM
Yup, but after that quote he then continues to list 3 or 4 guys who have a better chance to win it than him, including three guys who are in his quarter. It's amazing how different a quote can look when you put it in the right context. ;)



http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=18260

Good post :D

TennisOz
03-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Didn't expect it to be any different to be honest...SF (at least) is for the taking this week. Hope he does it! :yeah:

Hmm, he's just breezed past Davydenko and Haas or Gonzalez. I hope you are right though!

TO:)

scoobs
03-13-2007, 03:57 PM
Murray is entitled to be a bit confident - his game is in good working order, he's beated Davydenko this year, and Gonzalez last year so he knows he *can* beat them (whether he will is another question). Haas is an unknown quantity though. I think what we haven't quite seen from Murray is the ability to string together a number of great wins over top players in this sort of tournament and he will need to this week if he wants to go much deeper.