, thanks for drawing our attention to the Scotsmans article. I didnt see the match but realise now what a struggle it was, playing Radek at his best. Summed up by the man himself:
“I just managed to turn it around in time,” Murray said. “I actually played very well I thought the last ten, 15 minutes of the match. But it was quite scrappy, the first couple of sets. For me, the beginning of the third set was what was most frustrating. I played a couple of really poor shots I would hopefully not normally make on points like that.
“He got that game. Then I got broken the following game after a couple long rallies. He had some unbelievable gets. That period of the match was tough.
“I started going for my shots and dictated a majority of those at the end of the match. Obviously I needed to because he was playing with a lot of variety, making it hard for me. I was a little bit tentative on some shots. I allowed him to come forward. When I managed to push him back behind the baseline, I started to open up the court better and just had a little bit more intensity at the end of the match.”
At least Murray was feeling a little better than he had earlier in the week, even if did not look like a well man. Still trying to shake off a virus infection, he was gulping down air after long rallies and could not find the spark he needed to ignite his game until deep into the match.
“I just picked the bug up on the flight,” Murray said. “I had a sore throat and swollen glands. Then it kind of went down to my chest and I haven’t been able to get rid of it.”
Get well soon Andy.
The body's immune system needs rest to fight infection and 3 sets of tennis isnt exactly what the doctor orderd.