Murray's luck runs out in Acapulco semis

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Andy Murray had stated yesterday that his luck might run out unless he could make a better start in his matches. Although he finally managed that against Grigor Dimitrov, it didn’t stop the Scot capitulating 4-6 7-6 7-6 to the Bulgarian in the semi-final of the Mexican Open.

This was Murray’s first semi-final spot since Wimbledon and, still ring-rusty from the after-effects of back surgery, he’d dropped his opening service game in every match this week. This time, though, he turned the tables after Dimitrov yanked a forehand wide in his opening service game and the Brit went on to seal the set.

In the second, Dimitrov clicked into gear, getting the better of the longer rallies and taking the set on a tie-break. The Bulgarian broke the second seed in the opening game of the decider, but the Brit levelled at 5-5 as Dimitrov served for the match.

Although Murray reached a second tie-break, the world number 22 edged home 7-5 to seal a victory in just under two hours.

While Dimitrov had never previously taken a set against Murray, he must be given credit for the growing maturity and patience of his game, while Murray will see the week in Acapulco as another step along the long road to full physical recovery.

It’s been a long journey for Dimitrov and his 27-year-old final opponent Kevin Anderson, too, but both are now within commuting distance of the world top ten.
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Nice report Grabcopy - told it like is , a voice of reason, especially the bit about another step on the road to recovery. Positive realiam unlike some of the match thread.
March 01, 2014, 10:30 AM
By wimbledonwestie

Thanks Grab. Excellent, fair report. clap
March 01, 2014, 10:54 AM
By blueberryhill

Great report fair and accurate. Thanks
March 01, 2014, 12:09 PM
By Murray Magic

Am I the only doomsayer around? Can Andy ever return to the player he was to win Olympic Gold, USO 2012 and Wimbledon 2013? Or will he from now on be a member of the top 10, with many excuses as to why he can not get back to his rightfull position?
March 01, 2014, 12:36 PM
By OldScotSupport

Am I the only doomsayer around? Can Andy ever return to the player he was to win Olympic Gold, USO 2012 and Wimbledon 2013? Or will he from now on be a member of the top 10, with many excuses as to why he can not get back to his rightfull position?
Well, giving him a chance to do so might help?  Just a thought...
March 01, 2014, 12:38 PM
By Elly

Perfect headline, reflecting how close he came to winning the match. And even if he might never return to the very top and might never win a slam again, what can you do about it? Will you stop supporting him?
March 01, 2014, 12:58 PM
By counter_ puncher

Am I the only doomsayer around? Can Andy ever return to the player he was to win Olympic Gold, USO 2012 and Wimbledon 2013? Or will he from now on be a member of the top 10, with many excuses as to why he can not get back to his rightfull position?

I would suggest that he won't ever return to being the player who won 2 slams and an Olympic gold medal, that player was hindered by a serious back issue. I think we will see him eventually become an even better player than he once was.
March 01, 2014, 01:03 PM
By The Gnome

@gnomey
Like your style thumb up
March 01, 2014, 01:10 PM
By blueberryhill

I would suggest that he won't ever return to being the player who won 2 slams and an Olympic gold medal, that player was hindered by a serious back issue. I think we will see him eventually become an even better player than he once was.
Hope so Gnome but, you know, even if he doesn't, I'm not about to get all bent out of shape about it.  He's amazing to follow - so not one dimensional.  Wimbledon was what I wanted to see him win.  I'm a happy fan!
March 01, 2014, 01:15 PM
By Elly

Absolutely Gnome.
March 01, 2014, 02:17 PM
By tamila

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