Murray saunters past Santiago

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Andy Murray eased to a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 victory over Santiago Giraldo. The Colombian, currently ranked 54 in the world, is something of a clay court specialist but posed little threat to Murray.

Murray, who broke twice in the first set,  played with a pleasing amount of aggression throughout. Pacey forehands, deep returns and the usual variety and consistency prove more than enough to dispatch Giraldo. The second set proved slightly more challenging after a sloppy passage of play saw the Scot surrender a 2-0 lead. This proved to be a minor blip though, as Murray proceeded to race through four consecutive games to seal the match.

Next up is Milos Raonic the fast serving Canadian tyro. Murray is also scheduled to play doubles with his brother later today.
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Oh look, no negativity. I wonder if that's due to Murray actually playing well? Rolling Eyes
April 26, 2012, 02:59 PM
By boogers

Oh you noticed! wink  Nothing to add about this match except that it was encouraging to see Andy in good form again and conserving energy with a short match.  Raonic will be a much more difficult opponent.
April 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
By Aileen

Hiraldo didn't know what hit him.  Andy was so up for it.  In full flight, his game is breathtaking... and when he unleashes that forehand... drool
Currently watching Rafa having a bit of a fight on his hands with Farah in 2nd set.. but have to go.
Looking forward to Milos/Andy match tomorrow.
April 26, 2012, 03:47 PM
By scotnadian

O MI GAWD, PHIL SAID NICE THINGS HERE.
April 26, 2012, 03:49 PM
By Sir Panda

A very good match by Andy, and I'm sure he and Ivan will be working on how to play Milos. Andy enjoys playing against big servers, he has always played well against the two big American servers, he uses their pace to hit their serve past them. So I think tomorrows match will be a good one, but I think Andy can win it.
April 26, 2012, 04:03 PM
By michelle

Well done Andy!  clap  clap

And well done Phil for a report that clearly gives credit where it's due!  Smile

Rafa is looking as sharp as ever, he beat Farah of course.

Hope the Murrays do well in the dubs.  cmon yeah
April 26, 2012, 04:29 PM
By lashurst

Title needs to be capitalised.

Other than that good report. Wink
April 26, 2012, 04:30 PM
By TheMadHatter

All good!!   Go Andy!
April 26, 2012, 04:45 PM
By adb..OH

Title needs to be capitalised.

Other than that good report. Wink

Not really. Read any online news site and you'll see that MWs headlines fit in with the current trend.
April 26, 2012, 04:53 PM
By Sir Panda

Oh look, no negativity. I wonder if that's due to Murray actually playing well? Rolling Eyes

Good report, Phil. Obviously, you're starting to feel you age and hence a  POSITIVE report.
April 26, 2012, 04:58 PM
By OldScotSupport

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