Andy.........I know you can beat him, but you win some, you lose some! Still, I think you should be coming into the net more often! You must be the best in the world when you do! When you stay on the base line, you can do no more than slog it out! Then it comes down to 'who'll make a mistake' first! There are lots of good sloggers out there, but when you come in.....there are few who can beat you! But don't listen to me son......I know f**k all about tennis, apart from what I've learnt watching you!
Sounds like you've learnt a heck of a lot, Caz!
I must admit I'm puzzled why Andy doesn't come into the net more. Suggest he watches some videos of his matches where he has done this and sees how effective that is. He had several chances in this match where he could have stopped Djoko the Slogger in his tracks.
can't believe I missed the movies... to see this match... it was awful.. it was very poor It looked like Andy was sleeping in the 1st set and didnt try at all he tried in the 2nd set it was a bit better but his serve was just too inconsistent Nole was good but he wasn't playing lights out tennis!! Andy could have beaten him if he believed... he didn't believe so he lost Its so frustrating being a Murray fan.. you don't know what to expect *sigh* i know everyone say roll on to the clay but I'm not expecting that much
Please don't get so down-hearted John.
Andy didn't try at all in the second set? So how come it went to a tie-break? Anyway, please remember he only played 3 matches out of 5 in this tournament, and his last one was four days ago. That's quite long enough for any player to lose his rhythm. Also Andy fought back to win the Tipsarevic match despite suffering from stomach problems - no mean feat against a player who's made things difficult for him in the past. It isn't all doom and gloom!
By the way, I do agree with the frustrations of being a Murray fan, but I think that's something people have to accept if they want to go on supporting him. There are nuggets of gold in amongst the dross, and it's the gold that makes all the angst worthwhile.