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Murray beats Cilic

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Come On Andy!!!!

A better scoreline than I expected. Very Happy
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Good job, Andy. Another smooth victory.

Lol, did u watch the match Think
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I didn't get to watch the match, but expected a tussle.  Thanks for the report, and good luck later on, Andy.
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Is Tommy Haas the only player actually playing well this week? None of the other quarter-finalists have been in particularly good form. Gasquet quietly going about his business under the radar, will be interesting to see if he can damage Berdych later.
I didnt stay up to watch it, but I see Berdy is history, well beaten by Richard. Smile

I would have appreciated a more descriptive match summary from Phil, who writes some blindering reports at times, but this was one was a bit too concise.
Maybe a result of Phil's own disappointment at Andy's, at times mediocre performance?
I'm not looking for false praise to be dished to either player and I can tolerate critical opinions of Andy's performances, illustrating for instance that Andy won only 6/18 break points, to Cilic's 3/8. 

Anyway, onwards we go to the Semi's!!  yay yay

 
[ Last edit by lashurst March 29, 2013, 10:01 AM ] IP Logged
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Good job, Andy. Another smooth victory.

Wouldn't describe the victory as smooth. Win - yes
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Cilic played about as well as he can.  Sure, he was a bit unlucky not to get back on serve in the 2nd Set but then he was lucky not to be 4-0 down in the 1st which would have set up the match differently.  He was lucky to convert his first 2 break points.
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Wouldn't describe the victory as smooth. Win - yes

You have to win rugged to achieve I say.
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Come On Andy!!!!

A better scoreline than I expected. Very Happy

The scoreline was a bit deceptive,to be honest.Still,a win's a win Smile
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You have to win rugged to achieve I say.

Agreed! But occasionally it would be nice to witness SMOOTH.
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Has there ever been a more concise headline for a match report? No one could accuse our Boogers of gilding the lily could they?

Ah well, that was easily the most predictable of all Andy's matches so far. I'd almost be inclined to feel sorry for Cilic if I could warm to him, but I can't, so there it is. To his credit he put up a fight this time, and it must have been tough. I don't believe for a second that Cilic wouldn't have walked out on to that court without thoughts of his USO implosion in his mind.

The result was tighter than it looks on paper, but hey-ho. Andy won, that's all that matters. I didn't think the result was ever in much doubt to be honest, because he was playing Cilic, who always seems to try it on before going away. Andy keeps calmer under threat these days, and he finds another gear when he needs it, like all the top players do.

Onwards and upwards Andy!
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TJ much prefer it if Boogers keeps it concise and to the point.  I agree that it's good that Andy seems calmer these days.  As he himself said it was good that he managed to break back immediately each time Cilic broke him.  I just wish he could sort his serve out.
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Boogers did what he had to, same as Andy has done what he's had to to win his matches here, including this one.

I am sure. wink
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TJ much prefer it if Boogers keeps it concise and to the point.  I agree that it's good that Andy seems calmer these days.  As he himself said it was good that he managed to break back immediately each time Cilic broke him.  I just wish he could sort his serve out.

If Andy has that sciatic niggle again, and I don't know just suspect something, that could account for the poor serving.    He is so much calmer now and doesn't go in for the body clutching he once did but I noticed in the Cilic match he almost did but changed it into bending down to retie his shoe.
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Maybe a result of Phil's own disappointment at Andy's, at times mediocre performance?

Something like that. Found the match rather soporific, which made it difficult to inject much excitement into the report.
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What Andy says:

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