Murray through to third round at Monte Carlo

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Andy Murray has won his first match on clay of the season by beating Viktor Troicki 6-0 6-3 in 67 minutes.

The Scot used a variety of strong attacking play with an unyielding defence to take control of the match and his Serbian opponent.

It was a good start.

Normally it has taken me a few matches to get used to the clay, but today I moved well from the beginning and that's really important for me on this surface.

I haven't had much time on clay to work on things - I will get that in the next five or six weeks before the French Open.


Murray will next play Julien Benneteau or Jurgen Melzer.
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^.. so when we getting the match report, Mark? Wink
April 17, 2012, 07:24 PM
By scotnadian

Excellent, andy played well. I think his attitude is changing working with lendl. Lendl is a  great guy and Andy has chosen well. Let us all be patient ,so many of you do not play the game , he will be fine you are all so critical. he has changed so much this last year . Have faith
April 17, 2012, 07:34 PM
By jdonald

Excellent, andy played well. I think his attitude is changing working with lendl. Lendl is a  great guy and Andy has chosen well. Let us all be patient ,so many of you do not play the game , he will be fine you are all so critical. he has changed so much this last year . Have faith

Hey, I'm not!
April 17, 2012, 07:37 PM
By Elena

^.. so when we getting the match report, Mark? Wink
Hopefully the last of these fillers.
April 17, 2012, 08:41 PM
By Mark

Hopefully the last of these fillers.

Whistle MArk had to fill because I forgot Frown Sorry guys!
April 17, 2012, 08:43 PM
By Hazybear

Don't worry Mark & Hazel...if you start one, the rest of us can fill it to the gunnels with our own 'expert' views. lol
April 17, 2012, 08:47 PM
By scotnadian

Great to see Andy and Jamie winning the doubles, a good day at the 'office' for Andy. hope he keeps it up.
April 17, 2012, 08:56 PM
By Iris

For those also interested I've now also posted RTR for tomorrow (really have been asleep this week so far) http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/read-the-round/monte-carlo-2012-day-4-(1804)/
April 17, 2012, 08:57 PM
By Hazybear

Whistle MArk had to fill because I forgot Frown Sorry guys!
We'll let you off this time since it was your first one ... naughty  Smile

Superb performance today from Andy.  Constant high serve percentage.  Varied shot selection that had Troicki pulled all over the court like a puppet on a string.  No loss of focus.  Good composure.  What more can one ask for?  Andy playing like this can beat anyone - and on clay!

Well done too to him and Jamie for winning the doubles.
April 17, 2012, 09:04 PM
By Aileen

Andy said in his post match interview that he had deliberately not gone for broke on his first serve - paid dividends I would say.
April 17, 2012, 09:49 PM
By Alis




April 17, 2012, 09:51 PM
By backhandslice

great start for him , didnt see it , but heard how well he played.
April 17, 2012, 10:57 PM
By ljs

Andy said in his post match interview that he had deliberately not gone for broke on his first serve - paid dividends I would say.
Interesting ...  Maybe he's just been trying too hard in the past. Think  He certainly looked relaxed on court.

One thought that struck me listening to the interview - Andy may have only had a few days practising on clay but if today's performance was anything to go by, then thank goodness he gave the DC a miss.
April 17, 2012, 11:21 PM
By Aileen




Thanks for the videos John. I missed the match b'cos of work and felt miffed about that.

Stylish tennis from Andy! Joy to watch.

 Pity I cant say the same about his choice of kit or hair cut. Looks a bit like Lendl with the shaved head, dont you think?

Still I love him for his tennis not his outfits Smile
April 17, 2012, 11:22 PM
By lashurst

Whistle MArk had to fill because I forgot Frown Sorry guys!
Oooh, well never mind Hazy, we'll forgive and forget.  Smile

No need for a length report any way, can be summed up in two words.

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE yay
April 17, 2012, 11:30 PM
By lashurst

Thanks for the videos John. I missed the match b'cos of work and felt miffed about that.

Stylish tennis from Andy! Joy to watch.

Pity I cant say the same about his choice of kit or hair cut. Looks a bit like Lendl with the shaved head, dont you think?

Still I love him for his tennis not his outfits Smile
Glad somebody else agrees with me about the outfit.  Strange how everyone went so quiet about it!

I thought in the first photo I saw of him with the new haircut (it wasn't close up) that it was Lendl!  Seems Andy found a razor in his fitness trainer's room and decided to cut his hair - only he didn't know what it was going to turn out like! Whistle

But I agree - who cares.  It's the tennis that counts. Smile

April 17, 2012, 11:46 PM
By Aileen

Interesting ...  Maybe he's just been trying too hard in the past. Think  He certainly looked relaxed on court.

One thought that struck me listening to the interview - Andy may have only had a few days practising on clay but if today's performance was anything to go by, then thank goodness he gave the DC a miss.
He did also say that it depends on the opponent - some like Troicki he prefers to get the first serve in more but take some off it in order to start off constructing the point; against other opponents he tries it hit a bit harder and get some more free points.

Personally think he's better off serving like he did today (well, yesterday now) more often as his second serve is so weak, but I guess Andy has a much better idea than I have. Very Happy
April 18, 2012, 01:42 AM
By TheMadHatter

Personally think he's better off serving like he did today ...
I was thinking the same thing MH.
April 18, 2012, 02:00 AM
By scotnadian





Thanks for posting John.  Was lovely to see the highlights again Very Happy   Good interview - like the comment that Lendl is not getting the credit for that win, since he'd only just arrived. Very Happy
April 18, 2012, 02:00 AM
By Bevc

Absolutely great ~ the whole package ~ Andy shining on the clay! Love it--Go Andy!
April 18, 2012, 04:36 AM
By adb..OH

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