A resilient Andy Murray went out of the Swiss Indoors tournament after being defeated by Fernando Gonzalez who had to play at his best to beat the tough Scot 6-4 3-6 6-1. Both players were on top form and provided huge entertainment for the excited Swiss crowd with Murray showing great mental strength but eventually looking tired in the final set.
MurraysWorld reporter, Kundalini, said:
In a high quality match, Andy's counterattacking style had little answer to the relentless, and at times outrageous, all out attack from Fernando Gonzalez.
Gonzalez's smart use of his huge forehand, striking it wide to the Murray backhand was the key to the match. Andy hits powerfully with his double-handed backhand but when stretched wide he takes one hand off the raquet and floats the ball back, often angling short shots that draw his opponent to the net.
This time Gonzalez was ready and would move forward in anticipation after every fierce forehand hit wide to Andy's backhand. It simply wasn't a contest. The floating defensive shot from Murray would be put away with ease.
Read Kundalini's full match analysis here.
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