Janowicz humbles dreadful Murray

By for MurraysWorld.com on
Andy Murray once again failed to make an impression at the Paris Masters, losing 7-5, 6-7, 2-6. For the third tournament in a row the Scot held match points before ultimately losing.

Serving at 7-5, 5-4, Murray held a match point before a series of careless shots handed the momentum to his opponent.

Janowicz has been tipped as one to watch and for much of the match looked superior to his illustrious opponent. On serve the Pole was virtually flawless until the ninth game. A couple of wayward ground-strokes opened the door and Murray barged through, breaking for 5-4.

Murray has recent been plagued with lapses in concentration when consolidating breaks and very nearly capitulated in the next game. The Scot scraped through, but the warning signs were in evidence.

After earning an early break in the second set Murray looked set for a comprehensive victory. The Scot brought up match point before, bizarrely,  his game imploded.

Janowicz held strong and a sequence of unforced errors from Murray's racquet gifted first the game and then the tiebreak.

The third set was worse. Murray was having trouble keeping the ball in the court, let alone winning points. An early break went Janowicz's way and the Pole sprinted to victory.

A defeat here is not the end of the world,  but the nature of Murray's unravelling is concerning. Next up is the ATP tour finals in London.
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Nice headline boogers...
November 01, 2012, 04:38 PM
By Sabine

boogers do us all a favour and leave it at that.  I don't think I can cope with any more of your bile.
November 01, 2012, 04:59 PM
By Ruthie

"dreadful" headline.  Rolling Eyes
November 01, 2012, 05:02 PM
By blueberryhill

Naturally it's disappointing but perhaps you could wait and see how he does next week before writing him off in the way you've done towards end of match thread boogers.  Given many of us were ambivalent about him going deep this week, it wouldn't be surprising if he was himself.  I'm sure he went out to win that match but there may have come a point when - possibly even subconsciously - he decided it wasn't worth it.  Of course he should have won that 2nd set and I agree it's cause for concern that this has happened 3 times running.  But it's the end of an incredible year and while it would have been great to see him win Paris I'd rather see him do well at WTF and am still hopeful he will.  So stop spreading doom and gloom everywhere you go.
November 01, 2012, 05:08 PM
By Ruthie

boogers has to be the most negative guy on the site LOL
November 01, 2012, 05:14 PM
By ProdigyEng

There is so much truth in all your comments although they are quite contradictory. I watched a large part of the second set, was disappointed at seeing him so sloppy from being two points away from victory. And I said to myself he should have won it, yet seeing a difference to the Shanghai final. And then all the points he could have made up. furthermore, he seems to be the only top player who loses so often in early stages, which is not good for his standing nor for his consistency. But on the other hand, there is the WTf just around the corner and I had my doubts yesterday how Nole's loss and Fed's rest will affect Andy's match. Now I have the answer. And it is confirmation enough never to buy tickets again for Paris QF, a mistake I made two years ago. So, all in all bitter moments accompanied by hope for next week. Do not let us down, Andy.
November 01, 2012, 05:16 PM
By counter_ puncher

boogers has to be the most negative guy on the site LOL
and the pope's a catholic  Whistle
November 01, 2012, 05:17 PM
By Ruthie

Not even commenting on this disgrace of an 'article', except to say that one more headline from you like that and I for one will be off. There is opinion, and then there are facts, and you have covered neither in this pathetic rant. It says a whole lot more about you than it does about Andy. I mean, how many majors and Olympic gold medals have you won this year?
November 01, 2012, 05:19 PM
By teejay1

I'm sorry you need to change your headline it's a disgrace, and completely uncalled for. I for one will not stand for it. You try and play against a big server and obviously playing with nothing to lose. It is very hard to keep the focus the whole way through, mentally it is very difficult. Let's see how the Pole's other opponents get on. So please Boogers you need to sort the headline out and be less negative.
November 01, 2012, 05:28 PM
By michelle

How many early lost matches has Andy played this year already?
November 01, 2012, 05:28 PM
By flowerpower

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Shenzhen Open: 22 - 28 September
How many Grand Slams will Murray win in his career?
1-2
3-5
6-8
9+