Dismal Murray falls to Chardy

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Andy Murray crashed out of the Cincinnati masters after a dreadful performance against Jeremy Chardy. Murray looked beaten from the sixth game of the first set, losing 6-4, 6-4.

The defending champion struggled with all aspects of his game, alternating between extreme passivity and reckless abandon. His opponent, on the other hand, played with a consistent measured aggression and capitalised on the plethora of unforced errors spraying from the Scot's racquet.

The last two weeks have been far from ideal preparation for the US Open. Murray will enter the final slam of the season with just two competitive wins in the US hard court swing.
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Awful performance. Can't wait to read the presser transcript.
August 16, 2012, 08:21 PM
By boogers

Oh do you have to write up Andy's first poor match for ages with quite such glee boogers?
Seemed to me something wasn't right with him.  He was so flat, not even getting fired up when he made some great shots.  Not sure if it was physical or mental or both. 
August 16, 2012, 08:25 PM
By Ruthie

Oh do you have to write up Andy's first poor match for ages with quite such glee boogers?
Seemed to me something wasn't right with him.  He was so flat, not even getting fired up when he made some great shots.  Not sure if it was physical or mental or both. 

Phil is dying inside, he just expresses it as glee. This will have ruined his week really.
August 16, 2012, 08:29 PM
By Joe

well you could have fooled me Joe
August 16, 2012, 08:30 PM
By Ruthie

well you could have fooled me Joe

He wouldn't have posted on this site for so long if he wasn't a genuine fan. It's just his way of coping. He's the opposite of Emma Jean, who must be on lithium or something.
August 16, 2012, 08:31 PM
By Joe

Out of idle curiously, what exactly is gleeful about the report?

I'm certainly not happy about the result, but nor do I care an awful lot. I've long since accepted that Murray is closer, consistency wise, to the rest of the top 100 than he is to the top 3.

By that I mean he enjoys periods of brilliant play and great results, interspersed with early exits and poor performances.

He wouldn't have posted on this site for so long if he wasn't a genuine fan. It's just his way of coping. He's the opposite of Emma Jean, who must be on lithium or something.

lol

Correct on all counts. I like supporting a high profile British player, firstly because that tiny nationalistic sliver in me enjoys it and secondly because Murray is indirectly encouraging kids to take up tennis. Which is a great thing.
August 16, 2012, 08:33 PM
By boogers

It's the tone, especially of your follow up posting
August 16, 2012, 08:36 PM
By Ruthie

I have to agree with you Ruthie,i feel Andy was flat tonight not even able to fire himself up.We may be disapointed,but im sure Andy will be even more disapointed,lets give the lad a break he's just won the olympic GOLD medal.Im sure Federer would not have cared weather he'd have won here or lost if he'd won the GOLD at the olympics.If Andy goes to the US and wins there this loss will become a distant memory.We as his tennis fans want him to go out and win every time he plays and when that dosent happen were disapointed.But im sure he will go away now and do some work with Lendl,before the US starts.
August 16, 2012, 08:40 PM
By caroline

It's the tone, especially of your follow up posting

We must all get used to Felipe's ways. He doesn't mean it. For some, sporting disappointment is expressed as true sorrow. For others, it comes out as anger.
August 16, 2012, 08:41 PM
By Joe

He wouldn't have posted on this site for so long if he wasn't a genuine fan. It's just his way of coping. He's the opposite of Emma Jean, who must be on lithium or something.
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lmao

The bit of the match I saw and Andy looked far from his best. There may be some lingering knee issues but he looked flat and disinterested and didn't look like he deserved to win that match.
August 16, 2012, 08:43 PM
By Hazybear

We must all get used to Felipe's ways. He doesn't mean it. For some, sporting disappointment is expressed as true sorrow. For others, it comes out as anger.

Quite. (and for others is seems to trigger bat-**** insanity and bizarre conspiracy theories) Ah well. All fun and games.
August 16, 2012, 08:44 PM
By boogers

This a come down after the Olympics perhaps?


I don't think Andy did anything particularly wrong up until the point when he was broken for the first time. And in the 2nd set his serve went missing and he became panicked by that and Chardy's persistent aggression and lack of errors from it.
August 16, 2012, 08:47 PM
By Allan

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lmao

The bit of the match I saw and Andy looked far from his best. There may be some lingering knee issues but he looked flat and disinterested and didn't look like he deserved to win that match.

Hazel my dear, what's this social manager tag about??
August 16, 2012, 08:47 PM
By Joe

I agree with Haze. Andy looked very lethargic. Hope it was just the heat, he looked awful hot, never seen him quite so red in face and neck. Perhaps he just hasn't acclimatised?
Rather that than knee, back etc.
In spite of serving 10 aces his serve was poor though. He's got to do something about that and quickly.
Oh and Chardy played well, no doubt about that and Andy didn't seem to be able to keep the ball away from hid forehand. Not thinking at all clearly.
August 16, 2012, 08:48 PM
By blueberryhill

Murray just dosen't care about Masters anymore. I mean he hasn't won one this year and only made the QFs or better of 2...thats very poor form. All about the slams and medals this Murray. Very Happy

On a serious note - I am very concerned about his serve on Hc compared to grass, however I think USO conditions will be slightly slower than Cincy - which is good! And i imagine he'll head down there early now and maximise his practice time there.
August 16, 2012, 08:49 PM
By Rachie

Hope Novack wins here now,Chardy might have beat Andy because he was having an off day,all players get off days,but a fit Delpo will beat him.Everybody keeps saying how can he go out and beat Sam who's a better and higher ranked player than Chardy,then go out and play such crap to a lower ranked player.But Sam maybe the higher ranked player but iv never rated him,Chardy is a much better player than Sam.
August 16, 2012, 08:50 PM
By caroline

^ I agree Caroline and Chardy played well, let's not forget that. He's been inconsistent and hence is not ranked higher.
In best of 3 anything can happen. A top player can have a (very) off day and a less good player can play unusually well. It happens.
And people let's remember Queens and what happened next b4 we get too down -hearted.
August 16, 2012, 08:55 PM
By blueberryhill

Hi All,

With all due respect, I think dismal is a bit harsh, and banding words like dreadful around doesn't help either.

It was just one of those days. No one plays well 100% of the time, no one, and this was just Andy's time for a bad day. At times Chardy played very well, all credit to him for that, but at other times he just got very, very lucky. I swear that net was French lol. Andy just looked not quite there today, that's all. His team looked half asleep as well, so just a bad day all around.

It had all the feel to me of the Mahut match at Queen's, where basically whatever Andy did he just couldn't find it when he needed it. It happens. It happened to Djokovic at the Olympics against Del Potro, and Federer for that matter, and we all know who he played. The result at Queen's bore no relation to Andy's progression at Wimbledon, and neither will this.

This result isn't remotely relevant to the USO, and there's no point in pretending that it is and getting worried about it, or worse, speculating that he will fall flat on his face at Flushing Meadows. He won't. It is a disappointment for Andy, that much was obvious, and probably a little embarrassing for him as well, given that he has done so well this summer, but it isn't an issue moving forward to the USO. In fact it might well be a blessing in disguise. It might give him chance to have a couple of days off before he has to get in to his USO preparations. The schedule has been so packed this year, what with the Olympics on top of the usual schedule. A bit of time off, at least I think, won't do Andy any harm at all.

I think Mark Petchey summed it all up rather well. Just a bad day at the office, better now than at the US Open. I will just add that I will only worry if Chardy makes the second week of the USO and Andy doesn't. Something about snowballs and chances in hell springs to mind.

August 16, 2012, 08:56 PM
By teejay1

Murray just dosen't care about Masters anymore. I mean he hasn't won one this year and only made the QFs or better of 2...thats very poor form. All about the slams and medals this Murray. Very Happy

On a serious note - I am very concerned about his serve on Hc compared to grass, however I think USO conditions will be slightly slower than Cincy - which is good! And i imagine he'll head down there early now and maximise his practice time there.

Hi Rachie and all,

The thing is though, you make light of it, but your first point is right. It is all about the majors now for Andy. He has said that himself often enough.

Another Masters or two would be nice, but it isn't essential in the bigger picture. Trying to win majors is.
August 16, 2012, 08:58 PM
By teejay1

Hazel my dear, what's this social manager tag about??

Oh I've been given the job of doing more with our facebook and twitter pages Smile Mark asked me because I like to talk too much lol
August 16, 2012, 08:59 PM
By Hazybear

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