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Andy Murray vs Kevin Anderson, Friday, Time: 12 noon BST - Discuss the match
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 on: Today at 03:44 PM 
Started by Katie - Last post by Katie
Andy Murray recorded his 100th indoor win after easing past Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open.

It was an impressive display of consistency and controlled aggression from the British number one, who was firmly in control of the match from the opening stages. Serving very well himself, he was able to frequently attack Fognini's second serve to put the 27-year-old Italian under pressure.

Murray got off to a flying start, playing more consistently in the long rallies and getting an immediate break as the unpredictable Italian double-faulted.

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Fognini saved three break points at 2-0, but a skillful passing shot on the run from a determined Murray secured another break point. With the pressure mounting on the world number 19, he fired a forehand wide to go down a double break.

Although the Italian finally got a game on the board after 19 minutes, the British number one had all the momentum and was easing through his service games. Fognini saved a set point at 1-5 down with a well-timed volley but Murray went on to serve out the set without difficulty.

The second set was a similar story, Murray managing his serve well while making plenty of inroads on return. Early in the set, Fognini saved a break point after cutting out his errors to win a long rally, holding to 2-1.

Although the Italian number one had chances in the fourth game, an error-strewn display in the next game proved costly, and he soon found himself facing three break points. Although he saved the first, a netted backhand gave Murray a 3-2 lead.

With an increasingly frustrated Fognini lacking patience in the rallies, Murray eased through his service games. The Brit closed out the 1 hour 12 minute encounter as Fognini's backhand drifted long.

Murray will play world number 17 Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals, who received a walkover today after Martin Klizan was forced to withdraw injured.

 on: Today at 03:44 PM 
Started by angiebabez - Last post by amongsttheleaves
That confuses me too!  Couldn't find them.  I think those are the scores IF Andy and David win their matches today. Use the site below for the day to day changes. It responds quickly to results. Currently scores are 4105, 3885, 3795. The Wikipedia site also responds quickly and shows what is counting so gives a better understanding?


Whatever was going on with the ATP race rankings on the ATP homepage this morning has been corrected and Andy is back with 3885 points.

 on: Today at 03:37 PM 
Started by Shooting Star - Last post by Caz
Mona Waughson

 on: Today at 03:21 PM 
Started by Katie - Last post by blueberryhill
Lol xxdan Andy's serve was much better today so Amelie must indeed be magic. Wink

 on: Today at 03:20 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by deb
Wow! That man reminds me that there are really good people in this world! As well as being a total genius, he is so unselfish and generous of spirit.......he restores my faith in human nature! 
I agree Caz , my daughter he really is that nice Smile

 on: Today at 03:20 PM 
Started by Aileen - Last post by janscribe
Comms on Sky were Petch and Barry Cowan, complimentary about Andy's game and also very encouraging. They are pretty fair really but still drool over Smugfed.

 on: Today at 03:18 PM 
Started by Aileen - Last post by Fiverings
Had to go out at 3-0 delighted to return at 3pm to find Andy had it in the bag!

 on: Today at 03:16 PM 
Started by Aileen - Last post by blueberryhill
My comms also like the ranting and muttering. So there.  Fingers and tongue. Said it shows how much he cares about perfection and as, long as he leaves it behind after the point, which he does these days, it was a good show of emotion. yay
I was watching on tennistv too. It was Koenic but think they changed half way?
Not Pech anyway  Whistle

 on: Today at 03:16 PM 
Started by Aileen - Last post by Aileen
Great to see Andy "in the zone" in the first set. His first serve has improved no end too, Amelie must've given him a right talking to Whistle
My comms were so complimentary saying a "back operation is a huge deal" and what Andy is doing is "remarkable." Also made the point how well he 's moving.
Mine said the same, but I was watching livestream on TennisTV, so would it have been the same comms - Koenig and Goodall?  If not, then it's great to hear it from two independent sources.

 on: Today at 03:14 PM 
Started by Aileen - Last post by janscribe
He is certainly playing in a very encouraging manner just now. The magical Andy shots never entirely disappeared but they do seems more frequent, first serve is improving in patches and -dare I say it - he's a little more consistant?

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