Good performance from Andy except after going up breaks multiple times in the first set and again in the third. He was the much better player throughout, just a few donated service games stopped this from being complete rout. Good fight from David, but Andy really had a read on his serve.
Andy's interview with Fabrice, hiring Amelie as coach- what else does he have to do to get the Frenchies on his side?
Hopefully they hate Djoker a little bit more next match.
Andy defends his points from last year; anything against Djokovic next round is a plus. Good match overall, though it should have ended much sooner but Giftray showed up in the third set and awarded David a set. Still, excellent form throughout despite a few bad patches. He definitely has his chances against Djokovic.
Aside from that third set fuck-up (it's normal I guess for Andy to go walkabout) he played exceptional clay court tennis, defended his points and will have a crack at Novak. Ferrer fought his terrier-like self off and Andy took his game to heights David can't in that 4th set.
I expect that he'll lose in 4, but give it absolutely all you've got out there Andrew. No stone unturned.
Murray/Ferrer matches always give me a headache due to the drama (and sometimes the tennis), but it was enjoyable in parts. First set was ridiculous in how badly both players played behind the serve - but at the same time, some great returning on both sides. Third set was a ridiculous collapse from Andy. Loved his work in 2 & 4 though. Good temperament to recover in the fourth.
Excellent win and regardless of the SF, which will be extremely difficult to win, what a fantastic clay season.
Respect to David as always. First set was a funny one: Murray wasted breaks again and again, and Ferrer ended up in a position where he probably should've won it, but didn't. Again though, you always feel David will get tight in such situations.