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Chardy. Great display of tennis in the second set. :worship: Murray played well in parts. Well done Andy. The first real test awaits you on Wednesday.

P.S.: As for ClayRay what can be said..... 13-0
 

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300% Chardy is enough to take down washed up old men but not a 70% Clayray.

Should have been straight sets if not for some mug play on break points.
 

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Clayray has been on hiatus, but Murray still pulling through :yeah:
 

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300% Chardy is enough to take down washed up old men but not a 70% Clayray.

Should have been straight sets if not for some mug play on break points.
Chardy was not playing that great today, he played much better against Goffin and Isner, Court 1 is quicker and suit his game more than Suzan Lenglen.
 

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Clayray still the hotel, but Slamray pulls through
 

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Nice win for Andy. Chardy was awkward today, even if he wasn't reaching Clayray heights. Big test against Ferrer.
 

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Tricky match. Impossible to play your best tennis against someone that is just closing his eyes and obliterating the ball half the time.

Murray missed out on 5 early BP chances in the second set which ended up costing him. Chardy had a purple patch in the latter half of the second and first game of the third.
 

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Andy played some great tennis at times, but it was an overall only above average. Good win anyway, though he could have played a lot better. Clayray will need to show up for the next match.
 

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Thought Andy was okay there from what I saw. Not great, but certainly not particularly bad. Agree with what people are saying regarding the awkwardness of Chardy just swinging wildly, and at times with good success. As for the second set, it was one that should never have been lost, but Andy missed a bunch of break points, Chardy grabbed his one chance and then served big - the end. Pretty much what most of us were expecting before the match: that he might take a set in such style.
 

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Chardy. Great display of tennis in the second set. :worship: Murray played well in parts. Well done Andy. The first real test awaits you on Wednesday.

P.S.: As for ClayRay what can be said..... 13-0
I thought it was 14-0? Maybe Clayray's dominance is too much and I'm losing count.

Good win for the KOC against an on fire opponent backed up by the crowd.
 

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Serious reality check for the Clayray bandwagon, Murray was rolling his 1st serve in :facepalm: solid enough to come through thanks in no small part to Chardys DFs and UEs

Thought he might get to SF but not at this rate :eek:
 

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solid enough to come through thanks in no small part to Chardys DFs and UEs
Mate, did you see how Chardy was playing?! It'd be pretty shocking if he hadn't hit his share of DFs and unforced errors. It was only in the last set that the UEs really started to flow; it was startling how much he was getting away with prior to that, with about as reckless an approach as you can get.

Just saying, any suggestion that Murray was somehow fortunate to come through as a result of Chardy's errors is grade A bollocks.
 

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Serious reality check for the Clayray bandwagon, Murray was rolling his 1st serve in :facepalm: solid enough to come through thanks in no small part to Chardys DFs and UEs

Thought he might get to SF but not at this rate :eek:
Tactical. He didn't want Chardy to be able to take a big swing at his second. The problem was, he still didn't get the first serve in often enough.
 

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Undoing all his good work from Munich and Madrid.
What, by making yet another slam 1/4 final? how does that work? it's alo his 17th straight slam 1/4 final. Slams are different to masters, it's all about pacing yourself for 2 weeks and peaking for the latter stages. I don't know any player who plays lights out for 7 straight matches.
 

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Mate, did you see how Chardy was playing?! It'd be pretty shocking if he hadn't hit his share of DFs and unforced errors. It was only in the last set that the UEs really started to flow; it was startling how much he was getting away with prior to that, with about as reckless an approach as you can get.

Just saying, any suggestion that Murray was somehow fortunate to come through as a result of Chardy's errors is grade A bollocks.
True chardy was going guns blazing, but he missed some absolute sitters at the net, On the positive side murrays aggressive second serve returns made chardy go big and DF but he won't get that against Ferrer.

The main disappointment throughout the tournament so far was the lack of kick on the 2nd serve that worked so well in Madrid, his lack of trust in his second serve is evident by the slowing down of his 1st.
 

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Undoing all his good work from Munich and Madrid.
Undoing all of his good work by continuing to win and making the quarter-finals. Makes perfect sense.
 
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Tactical. He didn't want Chardy to be able to take a big swing at his second. The problem was, he still didn't get the first serve in often enough.
Yes in hindsight he probably did this because he was winning most of the long rallies and Chardy was trying to end points quickly. But this tactic certainly made him work hard to hold serve
 

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Andy's first serve gone AWOL lol
His best games are base on his first serve percentage.
he need to find it for his last 3 matches here if he want to lift that cup.
 
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