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Posted on: October 03, 2012, 07:01 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Thanx Bevc, you're a honey clap
Posted on: October 03, 2012, 08:14 AM
Posted by: Ruthie
Thanks Bev - can't really complain about those stats especially as apparently he's still jet lagged.   The 1st serve % might not have been as high as we'd have liked but both 1st and 2nd serve % points won were v impressive and he won  a significantly higher % of total service points as well as return points.
Posted on: October 03, 2012, 01:09 AM
Posted by: Bevc
Are the match stats somewhere? Andy would appear to have been serving well, but would like to check.
That was a very interesting quote from Andy, Ruthie. Hoping he can now play with greater freedom and renewed enthusiasm  everywhere. Fingers crossed

I think his overall % was 56% but let me check that for you.

http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2012&wkno=40&lang=en&tabno=2&eventid=0329&ref=www.atpworldtour.com/
Hopefully the above link works Smile

Nope, so here you go!

Posted on: October 02, 2012, 09:40 PM
Posted by: backhandslice
hello.  ANDY IS THE TB GOAT.   like seriously.   Very Happy
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 09:36 PM
Posted by: Emma Jean
Tough first round match for a start and a bit tight yet straight sets win. We'll take it.

Andy almost always seems to fall behind in TBs but I suppose that also means he's going to take it. Didn't get to see any of it, unfortunately, but perhaps, the weekend will allow me to see some Andy after a long time if he gets through the first few rounds. Still, it was a nice break so can’t really complain.

Posted on: October 02, 2012, 07:46 PM
Posted by: TheMadHatter
Are the match stats somewhere? Andy would appear to have been serving well, but would like to check.
That was a very interesting quote from Andy, Ruthie. Hoping he can now play with greater freedom and renewed enthusiasm  everywhere. Fingers crossed
First serve % was only 56% I believe, but he won most of the points behind both first and second serve. I don't remember Karlovic even getting to 30. Andy was always the one pressing, although down 3-5 in the tie-break things looked a bit worrying.

Edit: I see Elena has already answered you anyway!
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 07:17 PM
Posted by: counter_ puncher
I had an appointment and was already in my jacket but had to delay my departure due to the lifescore of the first set. Really tight when you only have numbers. Thanks to everybody on MW who filled them with life. After that first set I left with little worry as I could not believe Karlo to win two sets in a row. There is no doubt about this GS obsession. I mean we as fans had high hopes and our temperature was rising with every major event and every match. How must Andy then have lived with this unbearable external and internal pressure?! And that his performance in other tournaments suffered from it was obvious to all of us. We will have a holiday tomorrow and with the day becoming rather sunny I'm going on a day trip. So it is actually perfect without a live coverage. And with the rain coming in on Thursday I can make myself comfortable in front of a monitor.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 07:05 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Cheers Elena. First serve stats not as good as I hoped, but hey first time on court for ages.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 07:03 PM
Posted by: Elena
Are the match stats somewhere? Andy would appear to have been serving well, but would like to check.


He won 50 out of 59 service points, 56% 1st serves in.
You can get the match stats from the results page on ATP site.

Thanks for the report MH.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 06:55 PM
Posted by: lashurst
v interesting & positive comment from Andy quoted on bbc website:

The 25-year-old said in Japan that winning his first grand slam in New York has seen him re-evaluate his approach to each tournament.

"I was so, I don't want to say 'obsessed' with winning a grand slam, but it was so important to me," Murray said.

"Sometimes during the year in certain matches I haven't done myself justice. I felt after the US Open that I needed to reset some goals.

"I was always focusing on the next grand slam rather than every tournament and every match I played.

"Now I feel like I can hopefully concentrate better, take more responsibility for my performances in every tournament throughout the year."

Thanks for posting that Ruthie. I have no doubt that its true, it must be a different Andy Murray now when he looks in the mirror. He's proved himself this summer time and time again. 

The monkey off his back, or a gorilla I should think, in this case!
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 06:54 PM
Posted by: blueberryhill
Are the match stats somewhere? Andy would appear to have been serving well, but would like to check.
That was a very interesting quote from Andy, Ruthie. Hoping he can now play with greater freedom and renewed enthusiasm  everywhere. Fingers crossed
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 06:51 PM
Posted by: lashurst
Good report and under difficult circumstances.

The live score board was poor as it didnt show who took the first set for ages. Thanks to all you "posters" during the match as I was a work and had to just snatch a quick look at the score whilst I kept on working.

Way to go Champ, well done lad clap

Posted on: October 02, 2012, 04:23 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
v interesting & positive comment from Andy quoted on bbc website:

The 25-year-old said in Japan that winning his first grand slam in New York has seen him re-evaluate his approach to each tournament.

"I was so, I don't want to say 'obsessed' with winning a grand slam, but it was so important to me," Murray said.

"Sometimes during the year in certain matches I haven't done myself justice. I felt after the US Open that I needed to reset some goals.

"I was always focusing on the next grand slam rather than every tournament and every match I played.

"Now I feel like I can hopefully concentrate better, take more responsibility for my performances in every tournament throughout the year."
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 02:48 PM
Posted by: tamila
Great win after a break!  I have just been watching the USO final again and was thinking that in all Andy's matches at Wimby (except one), Olympics and USO he would have won even if they had been three setters.  This, I hope, bodes well for the rest of this tournament and the rest.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 01:46 PM
Posted by: Sabine
Good win Andy...
Thumbs up!
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 01:38 PM
Posted by: adb..OH
Thanks, Luke & also for "live comments" on other thread which I just skimmed through as I was not able to stay with it at the time.  Only in tennis it seems is it so hard sometimes to find out where, what etc is going on. Checking other sources getting all different answers. Thank heavens for Murrays World.

Well done, Andy, by all accounts good strong games.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 01:04 PM
Posted by: benniebone
Thankyou Luke. Your report brought the match to life for me Just following the scores is very dry and not very interesting. This was especially welcome as the match was ignored by almost every other outlet
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 12:58 PM
Posted by: scotnadian
Thanks, Luke. Shame we didn't get to see it, so your match report is all the more welcome.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 12:12 PM
Posted by: teejay1
Great report, you'd think you'd seen the match, great stuff.

Brilliant for Andy to have got that one under his belt fairly handily. I hope he keeps a good rhythm on his serve though. Matches against big servers like that can throw your rhythm out, so I hope he'll be all right. I think he will.
Posted on: October 02, 2012, 11:48 AM
Posted by: ProdigyEng
Great news! Very imformative mate.