After a routine first two sets, the third seed endured a troublesome spell that included not winning a game for 40 minutes and time out for treatment to both players.
For the first two sets, the Scot was in total control. In a blistering display, every groundshot found its mark, every serve was perfectly positioned and weighted, and every strategic play had the Italian number one scratching his head, wondering how he was ever going to make a dent in Murray’s defences.
Having won his last half a dozen matches against the 25th seed, Murray looked to be on course for vi...
The Brit broke early and never looked back, showing little sign of faltering and stepping it up when he needed to. Murray faced just the one break point all match, and hit 25 winners to 11 unforced errors.
Haase started bright with a love game, but it proved to be the only game he’d win for another 40 minutes as he was totally outclassed by the third seed.
Murray broke in game three after the Dutchman went long with a forehand and looked to be in a confident mood on Court 1. The Scot broke again just two games later – firing a stunning winner off a poorly hit Haase smash en route before seali...
The Brit recovered from a shaky spell in set two - with both players having served for the set - before sealing it on a tie-break, and went on to secure the victory in straight sets. Despite the occasional desertion of his first serve, Murray hit 14 aces and 30 winners to just 17 unforced errors.
There was little to separate the two players in a serve-dominated opening set, with only one game from the opening nine so much as going to deuce. But Murray raised it up a notch in the all-important tenth game, breaking his Kazakh opponent on the third set point after Kukushkin overhit a backhand.
In a potentially brutal draw, the Scot could face Rafael Nadal in the quarters, Roger Federer in the semis and Novak Djokovic in the final.
But let’s not jump the gun. After a seemingly benign first couple of rounds against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin and then Robin Haase or Alejandro Falla, Murray could face Halle finalist Andreas Seppi in round three and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last 16.
Murray’s route to SW19 glory:
Round 1 - Mikhail Kukushkin
Round 2 - Robin Haase/Alejandro Falla
Round 3 - Andreas Seppi
Round 4 - Jo-Wi...
Murray and Troicki had barely started their semi-final yesterday when the heavens opened, ending play for the day. On the resumption Murray exploded out of the blocks, breaking Troicki twice for the loss of just two points.
Troicki could have been forgiven for folding under the onslaught, but instead started to work his way into Murray service games. At 2-2 the pressure told and Murray netted a routine forehand to give up a break. The Serbs lead...
For the bulk of the first two sets, the man from Luxembourg was unplayable. In an epic display of commanding serve-and-volley tennis, the 48th-ranked Muller won 24 of his first 25 first-service points. Indeed, Murray captured his second only in the second-set tiebreak.
Even more impressive was the way Muller backed up his delivery at the net, his colossal reach delivering rock-solid volleys and combining with the agility of a twisting salmon to present an impassable wall in the f...
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