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*Murray-Watch : Nadal bt Murray 7-6 6-3*

Masters Series
by Bourne (U3020163) 19 July 2008
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Andy Murray again failed to get the better of Rafael Nadal in Toronto last night, going down in straights sets to the number two seed in the semi-finals. Murray will however go to Cincinnati next week full of confidence after a week which saw him reach another Masters Series semi-final and finally get the better of Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals.

Murray's form since April 2008:

Wimbledon = Quarter-Final: Bt Santoro, Bt Malisse, Bt Haas, Bt Gasquet, Nadal bt Murray
Queen's = Quarter Final: Bye, Bt Grosjean, Bt Gulbis, Withdrew vs Roddick
Roland-Garros = Third Round: Bt Eysseric, Bt Acasuso, Almagro bt Murray
Hamburg = Third Round: Bt Tursunov, Bt Simon, Nadal bt Murray
Rome = Second Round: Bt Del Potro, Wawrinka bt Murray
Barcelona = Second Round: Bye, Ancic bt Murray

Murray's Projected Route to the Final :
[Rd 1] Bye
[Rd 2] Johansson 6-4 6-4
[Rd 3]Wawrinka (9) 6-2 0-6 6-4
[QF] Djokovic (3) 6-3 7-6
[SF] Nadal (2) 6-7 3-6

H-T-H:

Johansson - 2-1 (2-0 on HC)
Wawrinka - 3-3 (3-1 on HC)
Djokovic - 1-4 (1-3 on HC)
Nadal - 0-5 (0-3 on HC)


Murray, the 8th seed, has never won a Masters Series event before, his best result being three semi-final appearances, all on hardcourts.

Good Luck Andy.



Andy and his brother Jamie also go in the doubles in Canada this week, getting in valuable game time together for the doubles tournament in Beijing. Murray and Murray are unseeded.

Murray and Murray's Doubles :

[Rd 1] Gasquet/Mahut 7-6 6-2
[Rd 2] Nestor/Zimonjic (2) 6-7 4-6
Live Scoring : www.protennislive.com/frames...
Singles Draw : www.atptennis.com/en/common/...
Doubles Draw : www.rogerscupmen.com/2/en/dr...

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comment by Sparkle (U6726749)

posted Jul 27, 2008

Tis fifth game of the set is proving crucial to Keifer.

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posted Jul 27, 2008

If it's choking you want, then I'm sure Richard is making notes on Kiefer right now. Even Gasquet couldn't throw away as many breakpoints as Nicky is at the moment.

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comment by Sparkle (U6726749)

posted Jul 27, 2008

oops, he's just gone and lost it...ta ta!

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comment by Keeno (U10775431)

posted Jul 27, 2008

A quick mention of good luck to Melanie South who is currently a break up in the deciding set of Montreal qualifying Final Round.

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posted Jul 27, 2008

Yes we should but unfortunately Andy isn't, and never will be playing at the same level as Nadal.

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posted Jul 28, 2008

When Nadal intends to win there is never, never a chance that Murray will beat him. Murray wins usually by fluke.
Why is it that it is so easy to dislike Murray, no matter who he plays you always want his opponent to win.
He is just unlikeable!!

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posted Oct 23, 2008

laugh care to reconsider Nogonadstice

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posted Oct 26, 2008

Reconsidered. Murray looks damn good. It's just that having lived through the era of False Dawns in British tennis I always think we over-hype our promising players' chances. I'll tell you what if we weren't so stuck in the past with tradition we would pull up that grass at Wimbledon, stick down some Deco Turf and Murray would at least reach the final on present form. The Spanish are taking up the Plexi-Cushion at the Madrid Open to put down Nadal's favourite surface. Then again I suppose that's not a very British thing to do.

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posted Oct 27, 2008

How do you delete your own comments you wish you hadn't written?

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posted Oct 29, 2008

Then again he hasn't won a Grand Slam has he.

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