I just finished watching the match, and at times i had to pinch myself to believe what i was seeing. Murray played with tremendous quality, even in the first set i thought. His groundstrokes at times had me leaping about, they were just a joy to behold. Much has been written about murray, much hype, and also a fair degree of cynicism from those who snipe at the possibility of a new british tennis hero who could be a player right at the apex of the world game. Many questioned his fitness, rightly so. But many also doubted his ability to be a top player. After tonight i have few doubts myself. You can see where his game needs work, his second serve is still too weak, and while his first serve bit home hard he needs to work hard to keep the percentage up. All these things will come and make him an even more complete and formidable opponent.
Andy did us proud tonight. We can't expect him to win every tournament and who knows what will happen in the next few weeks in USA, but long term he has demonstrated his talent can tame those at the top. Hewitt wasn't at his best, but Andy did not let him. I have seen Hewitt boss so many players, it was brilliant to watch Andy boss him from the back of the court, making him take shots early and hit the net, or just hold into points with tame returns hoping murray would make the error. He hit very few winners tonight. All round it was a great game!!
Andy's girlfriend is quite tasty too!!
But for us all Andy needs to do something: CHEER UP!!
He could do with a little fine tuning to his victory speeches, but that will come, let's hope we don't have to wait too long.
Awesome!!!! Well Done Andy!!!