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Majestic Murray motors into last eight

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Andy Murray delivered an absolute masterclass to pave his way into the quarter finals of Wimbledon for the fourth straight year. A robust mentality, clutch shotmaking and a booming first serve featured prominently in a 7-6 6-3 6-2 victory.

Playing in front of some distinguished guests, most notably the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, big things were expected from this match-up. However, it was Gasquet who was looking more dangerous and likely to break in the early stages of the match. The British number one staved off a break point, and after a few tense moments, blew his opponent away 7-3 in the resulting tie-break. Murray was perhaps fortunate to get to a tie-break, but there can be no doubts that he lifted his level higher when the shootout arrived.

Murray almost had a trademark lapse in concentration at the start of the second, going down 0-30. The Scot rallied magnificiently though, showing grit and calmness that has not always been evident this year. This game served as a microcosm for the second set. Murray waited patiently for his chances, and snatched the break at 4-3, and subsequently, served out with relative ease. After surrendering a two set lead in their last two encounters, Gasquet looked out of steam, and out of ideas as how to stop Murray's pacy charge towards the finishing line.

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Possessing the two set lead, Murray started to loosen up, and the exhibition tennis flowed. There was no flashy trick shots like the ones we have seen against Tsonga and Ljubicic, but ordinary approach shots from Gasquet were punished with authority by the Briton. Murray was indefatigable, swatting forehands on the run for winners, and knifing passing shots past the increasingly despondent Frenchman. Gasquet was not playing badly by any means (he hit only twelve unforced errors all match) but he could not match the intensity or shotmaking of the home favourite.

A slight hiccough ensued when serving for the match, but Murray held firm to seal one of his most consumnate wins of his career. After a quick bow to the royalty present, Murray will have been pleased to get his win before the rain clouds break. Awaiting the man from Dunblane in the quarter finals is big serving Feliciano Lopez.
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As expected, upped his level for what he knew was going to be one hell of a challenge. Very optimistic for QF Very Happy
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who does he play  in QF
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who does he play  in QF
Looking like Lukasz Kubot unless Feliciano Lopez makes an impressive comeback.
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As I expected he held firm, Andy upped his level considerably.  He wasn't great in the first set but was much stronger when it mattered which was really encouraging.

Looks like he will play Kubot in the next round.  The only way this can get better is if delpy takes Nadal to five gruelling sets and wins in an epic.

Well done Andy.  Proved all your doubters wrong.  Winning for Murray is routine at the moment.  The only players at his level are the top three.  Can't wait for the next match.
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Missed this but glad to see he did so very well Very Happy  Now he just has to despatch his share of the top three and maybe Mark will have to change the banner again ... Smile
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Oh, Happy Day!!   Super fine, Andy!!
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yay
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I said Murray would up his game when it really mattered but he did it much more spectacularly than I ever expected or hoped for.  Brilliant!
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Love the majestic murray.he was great ,well done .
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Kubot v Lopez into a fourth set, Lopez saving a match point....
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Lopez could win this in five, I'd like to see a Murray v Lopez QF.
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Lopez could win this in five, I'd like to see a Murray v Lopez QF.

yes More interesting definitely
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Andy Murray delivered an absolute masterclass to pave his way into the quarter finals of Wimbledon for the fourth straight year. A robust mentality, clutch shotmaking and a booming first serve featured prominently in a 7-6 6-3 6-2 victory.

Playing in front of some distinguished guests, most notably the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, big things were expected from this match-up. However, it was Gasquet who was looking more dangerous and likely to break in the early stages of the match. The British number one staved off a break point, and after a few tense moments, blew his opponent away 7-3 in the resulting tie-break. Murray was perhaps fortunate to get to a tie-break, but there can be no doubts that he lifted his level higher when the shootout arrived.

Murray almost had a trademark lapse in concentration at the start of the second, going down 0-30. The Scot rallied magnificiently though, showing grit and calmness that has not always been evident this year. This game served as a microcosm for the second set. Murray waited patiently for his chances, and snatched the break at 4-3, and subsequently, served out with relative ease. After surrendering a two set lead in their last two encounters, Gasquet looked out of steam, and out of ideas as how to stop Murray's pacy charge towards the finishing line.

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Possessing the two set lead, Murray started to loosen up, and the exhibition tennis flowed. There was no flashy trick shots like the ones we have seen against Tsonga and Ljubicic, but ordinary approach shots from Gasquet were punished with authority by the Briton. Murray was indefatigable, swatting forehands on the run for winners, and knifing passing shots past the increasingly despondent Frenchman. Gasquet was not playing badly by any means (he hit only twelve unforced errors all match) but he could not match the intensity or shotmaking of the home favourite.

A slight hiccough ensued when serving for the match, but Murray held firm to seal one of his most consumnate wins of his career. After a quick bow to the royalty present, Murray will have been pleased to get his win before the rain clouds break. Awaiting the man from Dunblane in the quarter finals is doubles specialist Lukasz Kubot or the big serving Feliciano Lopez.

Thanks Sir Panda, for the speedy and  well described report.
Who has the pleasure of the QF report? It wont be Nigel anyway.
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You're welcome - I think it could be Positive Phil.
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