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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Unexpected :p
 

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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Good stuff, Andy. Won about £20 because of the scoreline.

Very good performance. Shame Kei was a bit tired, but he fought well in the first 2 sets.
 

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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Really happy for Andy :worship:
 

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Snoozer.

Murray was average, will need to serve a whole lot better or he'll get eaten by Djokovic.

Nishikori kept trying but he was obviously exhausted even during the first couple of games.
 

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Andy gonna get bum fucked in Semis if he serves at 49% first serves.

That first set was very competitive and Nickosure E had 0-40 on Murrays serve to even it up.
 

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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Kei moved really well for being tired, Andy didn't serve all that well, but Andy destroyed on the returns. Smart on Andy to make Kei run as much as possible.
 
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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Andy is in sublime form, Djokovic should be concerned.

of course Nishikori appeared a bit tired in this match BUT Murray seems much more calm and collected than in the past and his game is on fire! the Lendl affect.

I am pretty certain Murray will make the final at this point. Djokovic will need to beat Ferrer easily tonight, otherwise he may have trouble against Murray if he is not at 100% stamina.

it's funny I usually would give Murray a hard time for not having any big weapons, but a match like this sort of does show you that Andy is just overall extremely solid on all wings of his game. he doesn't really need to have a 'wonder shot' because he does everything so well. it's like he get a 9/10 on all facets of the game but misses that one masterclass shot.

it's good to see it all coming together for him though.... it's fascinating, Murray with a better mindset is really quite a better player. I don't know who the credit should go to, Lendl or Murray. of course it will be fascinating to see how Murray handles the SF's and potentially the Final
 
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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Murray was excellent, other than the serve. Particularly impressive on the big points.

Some slackness in hitting the accelerator at start of the 2nd set, but that was just because he knew he was going to win at that point.
 

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Andy mentioned in the interview that the clouds and wind threw off his rhythm a little bit- hopefully he'll get his service rhythm back for Djokovic or Ferrer- he'll need it.
 

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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Wasn't bad from Andy though I thought at times his footwork was a bit lazy, dumping a few too many into the net.

Serving was lousy though - that needs to get 20% higher first serves.

Kei had nothing in the legs or that might well have been a huge fight.

And I am seriously done with these overnight matches now....so tired...
 

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If Murray can get his first serve % higher than the abysmal 49% it is currently then he should give Djokovic a run for his money (assuming Djokovic gets past Ferrer - more than likely but you just never know....). Would love to see a 5 set Djokovic/Murray epic - with them being no.3 and no.4 for so long we really haven't seen them contest a great deal of big matches and would be great to see how Murray does after last year's final.

Other than the serve Murray looks great - great returns, great net skills. Well done to Kei for getting so far! Hoping for a great 2012 for him. :)
 

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Re: AO QF: Murray def. Nishikori 6-3. 6-3, 6-1

Clinical no nonsense stuff from the highlander. Put your feet up and rest whilst Djokovic and Ferrer slug it out.
 

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Murray was simply too good, he's going to give Djokovic/Ferrer a workout.
 

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Scott is in a very good form and I expect him to win his first slam this weekend...there, I said it (as much as I would love Fed to add to his GS tally)
 

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Horrible serve percentage and that fluffed tweener could have ended in tears. Other than that, to get off the court under 2 1/2 hours is a bonus.

Djoko v Ferrer will be an epic slugfest.
 

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Other than the awful serving stats it was a fabulous energy conserving display from Murray.
 
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