I don't think I've ever seen Andy play as well as he has done in these last two sets, unless it was when he took out Nadal 6-0 in that final set last Autumn.
Magnficent; utterly magnificent. It's when I see play like this from Andy, that my belief in his GS prospects is reinvigorated. Not that I have ever doubted.......
I agree completely.
I just wish we'd see more of the Murray from the latter two sets than we do of the Murray from the 2nd set (I hope we never see the Murray from the 1st set again). Utter aggression, domination, incredible touch. Almost every shot imagineable today, and barely missed a single one in those last two sets. Countless drop shots, lobs, return winners. Good amount of aces, passing shots, down the line winners (like the last shot to win the match).
That Andy we saw out there in the last two sets is capable of beating anyone. Unfortunately that Andy doesn't appear all that often, and it takes a lot of confidence or for him to get really fired up to find that form. All too often he'll start poorly or lose concentration.
The ability has always been there. The consistency has always been his elephant. Maybe one day he'll finally perform like that when it really counts and win that oh so elusive Grand Slam.
Anyway, after Berdych's loss to DelPo earlier this has been a great day. Even if Andy loses to Ferrer on Wednesday (and tbh despite today I'm not that hopeful that he'll win - Ferrer has been magnificent these last 10 days), the fears that Berdych will take giant steps in the rankings have been nullified. Berdych will pick up 180, Andy will, worst case, lose 360, so the gap will still be over 2400. Ferrer and Tsonga may close the gap but long-term I don't see either of them troubling Andy, ranking-wise.