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Murray cruises past Becker « on: June 24, 2013, 06:50 PM »
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And Murray enjoyed a routine 6-4 6-3 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker to advance to the second round of Wimbledon. The Scot's progression was in stark contrast to the drama taking place on Court One where Steve Darcis's unlikely victory over Nadal removed a significant roadblock from the world number two's route to the final.

Becker and Murray had met just two weeks ago in the quarter final at Queens, where the Scot triumphed in straight sets. The German, 32, never really troubled the Murray, who took a little under two hours to record his 107th Slam victory. In doing so the world number two overtook Fred Perry to become the most successful British player in history.

The Scot endured an early storm from his opponent, saving a break point in the opening game with a big serve and volley combination. Murray began to turn the screw, and earned his first break point in the fourth game. A tame approach shot from Becker stood up invitingly and Murray tucked in, creaming a backhand up the line. An unforced backhand error sealed the break.

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Becker weathered more pressure from Murray in his next service game, saving two break points with some big shots. The Scot then played a loose service game of his own, shipping errors to slip two break points down. The first was saved with a big groundstroke, but a double-fault on the second ceded the advantage. Any glimmers of hope for the German were quickly extinguished though and Murray broke for a second time to take the set.

With the first set under his belt Murray upped his game. Becker held on until 3-4, but finally wilted and quickly found himself two sets to love down. Murray, scenting victory, began to go for his shots and cantered through the third set.

Murray will meet Yen Hsun-Lu in the second round. The world number 75, from Taiwan, beat James Ward in the first round.
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 07:13 PM »
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Better make it good, Boogie-Boy. whip

He sure was a sight for sore eyes. yes
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 07:25 PM »
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Was biting fingernails over Rafa so was only really keeping track of the score as Andy looked to be comfortable Smile
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:59 PM »
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Great start for oor Andy, Whoopy!
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 09:26 PM »
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The most successful British player in history? WOW! That's impressive! Thanks for the report Boogers!
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 09:35 PM »
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Fully approve of the report Phil. Thanks for that. clap
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 09:37 PM »
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A great report.
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 09:39 PM »
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Great report thanks
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 09:56 PM »
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thought our guy looked lean and mean
great stat that Boogers.
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 10:07 PM »
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Boogers, shouldn't that be most successful British player in grand slam history, because the stat he's beaten is for the number of slam match wins?

Sorry to be pedantic, it's a great report.
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 10:14 PM »
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Great report, did anyone else think John Lloyd was particularly awful today when commentating?  His comment that Murray's challenges must be the worst of any of the top players was shot right down by John Mc tho' he explained it as good tactical use of the system to get Andy a few more seconds recovery time after a gruelling rally and said Andy is one of the fittest players on the tour and therefore recovers quicker and better than most.  Take that John Lloyd and shove it with all the tour titles you won when you were playing!!

Great display by Andy, professional, quick and he had no need to use his full selection of gears, onwards and upwards Mr M.....
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 10:27 PM »
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Great report, did anyone else think John Lloyd was particularly awful today when commentating?  His comment that Murray's challenges must be the worst of any of the top players was shot right down by John Mc tho' he explained it as good tactical use of the system to get Andy a few more seconds recovery time after a gruelling rally and said Andy is one of the fittest players on the tour and therefore recovers quicker and better than most.  Take that John Lloyd and shove it with all the tour titles you won when you were playing!!

Great display by Andy, professional, quick and he had no need to use his full selection of gears, onwards and upwards Mr M.....

Agreed on all counts. Lloyd was bad today. I reckon he's got PMT.
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 10:36 PM »
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Great report, did anyone else think John Lloyd was particularly awful today when commentating?  His comment that Murray's challenges must be the worst of any of the top players was shot right down by John Mc tho' he explained it as good tactical use of the system to get Andy a few more seconds recovery time after a gruelling rally and said Andy is one of the fittest players on the tour and therefore recovers quicker and better than most.  Take that John Lloyd and shove it with all the tour titles you won when you were playing!!

Great display by Andy, professional, quick and he had no need to use his full selection of gears, onwards and upwards Mr M.....
I only caught the last part of the match on TV, streaming was poor so I couldnt hear the commies clearly.
Maybe he does sometimes uses the challenge to give his heart rate time to drop, but so what. However, I have noticed that previously Andy was nearly always right when he challenged the line call, amazing really I thought. Now though, he's not so good.

John Lloyd is no big fan of Andy, true enough, but still I think all commies should be professionally objective and not partisan.
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 08:04 AM »
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Boogers, shouldn't that be most successful British player in grand slam history, because the stat he's beaten is for the number of slam match wins?

Sorry to be pedantic, it's a great report.
Aww well.......I've got a feeling Andy will be breaking all kinds of British Tennis records, so it's probably only a matter of time anyway! Hey.....did anyone else think Andy's shorts looked a bit too tight round his butt yesterday? I'm sure he'd have tried them on and given them the green light, but I'm wondering if he tried them with balls in his pocket! They certainly didn't seem to hinder his movement, but I'd hate to think he was even slightly uncomfortable!
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Re: Murray cruises past Becker « Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 08:32 AM »
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Aww well.......I've got a feeling Andy will be breaking all kinds of British Tennis records, so it's probably only a matter of time anyway! Hey.....did anyone else think Andy's shorts looked a bit too tight round his butt yesterday? I'm sure he'd have tried them on and given them the green light, but I'm wondering if he tried them with balls in his pocket! They certainly didn't seem to hinder his movement, but I'd hate to think he was even slightly uncomfortable!

Purely in terms of looking, I thought the shorts were delightful, but I do take your point Smile.
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