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Murray battles through to round three « on: June 08, 2011, 06:40 PM »
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Andy Murray returned to the green grass of home with a hard fought 6-3 5-7 6-3 win over Xavier Malisse.

The British number one took to the court sporting two ankle braces, but his movement seemed unhindered, and subsequently, the seemingly difficult adjustment from high bouncing clay, to the lush low bouncing grass looked rather easy.

In a day session peppered with rain delays, Murray arrived on court around 4PM, and raced to a 3-1 lead before the clouds parted. After a delay of approximately forty-five minutes, Malisse and Murray returned, and the Scot motored to the first set. Murray, quite simply, looks at home on the surface. His first serve skids through the court, his anticipation and movement is supreme, and his ability to counterpunch, and make the transition from defence to attack shines through. For an athlete who is nursing an injury, he was producing some excellent tennis at times.

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Malisse, to his credit, showed nice touches, and glimpses of classy shotmaking ability that carried him to the semi finals of Wimbledon back in 2002. The Belgian was content to engage in the cat and mouse points that his opponent so famously loves, but more often than not, emerged as the loser of the tactical duels. However, he found his service rhythm immediately at the start of the second set, and both players held convincingly until 5-5.

Murray pounced, forcing Malisse to play some awkward balls, and the 30 year old did extremely well to save three break points. Buoyed by his valiant efforts, Malisse took advantage of a slack Murray service game to steal the second set.

The second seed picked up his level in the third set, and broke early on to establish a lead. One formidable hurdle was overcome in game number six, where Murray saved two break points and held. Surviving the scare galvanised Murray and from that point onwards, his tennis tightened up, sufficiently enough for the win.

Awaiting Murray in round three is Janko Tipsarevic. The Serb is a talented player, and sporting his sunglasses and Dostoyevsky tattoos, a rather cool customer. Tipsarevic has reached the second week of Wimbledon on two occasions and beat Murray at Queens back in 2006. However, comparisons between the Murray of then, and the Murray of now, seem futile.
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Re: Murray battles through to round three. « Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 06:43 PM »
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An excellent first match on grass against a tricky, hard hitting opponent cmonandy
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 06:44 PM »
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Well done Andy.
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 06:47 PM »
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Good report Sir Panda! Well done.........and so fast too!
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 06:57 PM »
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Good report Sir Panda! Well done.........and so fast too!

I'm that fast at everything, excluding sex.

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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 06:57 PM »
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Good report, Andrew. Trying to beat Nigel to the draw, are we?

I noticed that many of Malisse's successes came from S&V, and Andy was at a loss as to how to combat these.

There were a couple of concerns, in particular when Andy grabbed the back of his left leg, but it soon past. No other injury worries.
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 07:38 PM »
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Andy Murray returned to the green  with a hard fought 6-3 5-7 6-3 win over Xavier Malisse.
(shouldn't it be...the green, green grass of home)
Yes it was always going to be a problem match for him, particularly after last night's Doubles  

Anyway, onwards and upwards Andy and well done!
Tipsy  2 man down though, might be a bigger problem tomorrow..............Nah, Nah Nah -   cmon yeah Murray in two straights......
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 07:43 PM »
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Very good report. You have a fast trigger finger. Good opening match...well done Andy.
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 08:20 PM »
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A moment of slackness gifted Malisse the second set, but generally good enough against a tough opponent.
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 08:21 PM »
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Way to go Andy! Let's have a repeat win at Queens.  clap
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 08:27 PM »
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A moment of slackness gifted Malisse the second set, but generally good enough against a tough opponent.

Boogers , you're becoming positive in your advancing years. Are you well?
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 08:38 PM »
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A moment of slackness gifted Malisse the second set, but generally good enough against a tough opponent.
Almost overwhelming praise by Boogers standards. Andy should be flattered!
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 08:42 PM »
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Thanks for the match report SP. You didn't miss a trick!
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 08:55 PM »
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Good report Andrew, Many thanks. Just got home in time to see the match.
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Re: Murray battles through to round three « Reply #14 on: June 08, 2011, 09:00 PM »
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Almost overwhelming praise by Boogers standards. Andy should be flattered!
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