Originally Posted by tedlesurfeur
You're all happy and bubbly, but that was a terrible match from Murray. He really need to improve his first serve percentage and cut short the errors. He was struggling. I don't know why. Maybe he needs to actually get more matches under his belt.
The positive things are that he managed to win even if he didn't play well, which is the mark of champions, like Federer, Nadal or Djokovic. Moreover, he had an excellent second serve, and won about 75% of his points on his second serve. He managed to hang in there in tough times, and it's actually his mental strength that got him to get the upper hand in the third set, while Verdasco collapsed.
I really hope he will play better in Paris Bercy, because I really want to see him in the quarterfinals.
However, tomorrow, he's facing my No.1 player, so unfortunately, I won't be cheering for him for once.
I just hope for a good match, hopefully three sets, with a lot of rallys and nice shots. I hope Youzhny won't choke and that Murray will improve his level. Looking forward to tomorrow's match. Good night to you all.
This wasn't terrible, Murray has won uglier than that. He was OK. Murray will never look like a flashy shot maker next to Verdasco so he finds other ways of winning mainly good defense and taking ball early when he has the opportunity. He did this well in 1st set, 2nd set
, but in 3rd set felt Andy was a bit passive, and duly Nando handed it to him. Had Nando been more patient maybe it would have forced a different more attacking gameplan out of Murray we'll never know cos he didnt need to in the end.
Your right about his 1st serve lol no idea what has happened to that shot, at Queens and Wimbledon it was firing beautifully since then its been well crap
Dont worry about Bercy I think Andy can make QFs there so you can see him!