Murray through as Raonic pulls out

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Andy Murray received a walkover into the last 16 of the Miami Masters after Milos Raonic pulled out of their third-round clash with an ankle injury.

Murray will now meet Gilles Simon or Jurgen Melzer in the fourth round.
Hmmm, would preferred a potentially tough workout and some court time, but I'll take it. The ******* Federer gets enough of these.
March 25, 2012, 06:25 PM
By Joe

Really disappointed as I expect both players are.  However Raonic was never going to be easy, although I'm sure Andy's experience would have got him through in the end, but at the moment I think I'd prefer to have seen him play Raonic with a few more matches under his belt.

March 25, 2012, 06:47 PM
By Aileen

Would like to see Andy play Simon next as it always ends in Andy's favour clap
March 25, 2012, 06:48 PM
By craighateslife

^Andy tends to find Simon simple where as Simon says... he disagrees.
March 25, 2012, 06:51 PM
By robbie

Hmmm, would preferred a potentially tough workout and some court time, but I'll take it. The ******* Federer gets enough of these.
Agreed with you there on both points.

 yes
March 25, 2012, 07:52 PM
By lashurst

Too bad was looking forward to it.  Still, as aforementioned we are often saying "lucky so & so" about Federer, so ....   I expect Andy & Lendl team have worked out some good alternate activity to keep Andy in shape or rested up whatever is necessary.  Roll on Tuesday then.
March 25, 2012, 08:15 PM
By adb..OH

FFS. Need to find something to do with the next couple of hours now!
March 25, 2012, 08:19 PM
By drchef

Gilles Simon it is!  H2H 8 -1 to Andy.

I'm not going to jinx this by saying any more Smile
March 25, 2012, 08:19 PM
By lashurst

FFS. Need to find something to do with the next couple of hours now!

Dancing on ice final ?  lol
March 25, 2012, 08:21 PM
By Tessie

"Homeland" for me.
Am inclined to agree with Joe, as Andy is short of match play. BTW Meltzer had a melt down and lost even though Gilles had some sort of back injury.
Funny if Andy had another walk over... Whistle
March 25, 2012, 08:34 PM
By blueberryhill

"Homeland" for me.
Am inclined to agree with Joe, as Andy is short of match play. BTW Meltzer had a melt down and lost even though Gilles had some sort of back injury.
Funny if Andy had another walk over... Whistle
"Homeland" for me.
Am inclined to agree with Joe, as Andy is short of match play. BTW Meltzer had a melt down and lost even though Gilles had some sort of back injury.
Funny if Andy had another walk over... Whistle

Could happen but I hope not - he needs the match practice.  Intriguing how this difficult draw has opened up though.
March 25, 2012, 08:36 PM
By Alis

"Homeland" for me.
Am inclined to agree with Joe, as Andy is short of match play. BTW Meltzer had a melt down and lost even though Gilles had some sort of back injury.
Funny if Andy had another walk over... Whistle
Not another W/O  seriously I dont want it.. lol   I would much rather have Andy getting some match practice...
March 25, 2012, 08:39 PM
By backhandslice

Andy will hit the practice courts extra hard so he's ready for Simon. It's too bad as I think it would've been a good match for Andy, working on the return, variety, patience. But he knows what to do.
March 25, 2012, 08:43 PM
By janetx

Agree would have been better had Andy had a match but still had Raonic not been injured it could have been a v tricky one and so relieved in a way and he'll probably do some practice games to make up for it.
Can't watch Tuesday - sorry to miss as Andy/Gilles matches are usually fun to watch.  Hoping it will happen though and Andy will come through ok and will be able to catch him at end of week.
The good news is that Berdy is out - coz don't like him, like what I saw of his opponent and he's not waiting for Andy down the line now - though after Dubai don't think he's the threat he used to be to our Andy,
Have to admit am rather enjoying a stress-free evening watching tennis. Now back to jwt who looks like he's gone to a fancy dress party as a tomato. Whistle
March 25, 2012, 09:12 PM
By Ruthie

Makes me smile.  When Fedex got a walkover at AO, we all thought jammy git!  When Andy gets one, we feel a bit, well he could have done with the extra match time. lol
March 26, 2012, 10:29 AM
By Bevc

Dancing on ice final ?  lol

Hmmff.  Went to all the bother on Sunday morning of negotiating some Sky+ time with my 2 boys for the evening (not an easy process).  Still, they got to watch some spanish football and I watched Upstairs Downstairs with my good lady - but didn't sink as low as Dancing on Ice!
March 26, 2012, 11:21 AM
By Mackem

Makes me smile.  When Fedex got a walkover at AO, we all thought jammy git!  When Andy gets one, we feel a bit, well he could have done with the extra match time. lol
Too many are real pessimists,Ivan and Andy will make sure they ensure decent practice.Also Andy knows Gilles game having a 8 to 1 head against him. He will be alright and will progress.
March 26, 2012, 01:16 PM
By michelle

I never saw it as a hard draw mainly because Andy on form beats everyone bar the top three anyway no problem.

The walkover is a benefit, means he comes in fresh.  He knows Simon's game inside out and should be full of confidence for this one.  Can't see many problems.  I am expecting Andy to make at least the SF here, would love to see the match-up v Rafa and see if he can gain an edge, when he has already shown a significant step-up against Nole this year.

March 26, 2012, 01:25 PM
By scotsgeek28

Gotta feel a bit for Gilles,
Seems like a nice fellow but Andy has his number and can do just about anything he can.
And that's for starters.
Simon is a good workout for Andy I really see him now getting into the swing of things and hopefully having a chance to take out Rafa. Its about time he started to, he can't let Novak get all of the fun again.
March 26, 2012, 01:46 PM
By theycanbillme

Title is a bit sexual, Markie Mark. Wink
March 26, 2012, 02:25 PM
By tennis_girl

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