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Shanghai R1: Andy Murray vs Roman Safiullin

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The two have met twice before, in R2 of the 2021 Rennes Challenger where Safiullin won in three, and R1 of the Swiss Indoors last year which Andy won 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4.

26 year old Safiullin is currently at a career high ranking of No. 41.  He has amassed 34 wins from 55 matches this season, including a title-winning run at the Koblenz Challenger and reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.  He also secured a runner-up finish at the recently concluded Chengdu Open where he put up a very good performance by defeating Brandon Nakashima, Dan Evans, Jordan Thompson and Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets en route to the final before losing to Alexander Zverev 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-3.





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[ Last edit by Aileen October 04, 2023, 10:22 am ] IP Logged
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They’ve been playing 17 mins already. Andy first to serve, broken in first game.
Currently 0-2. Had I think 4 bp’s.
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Missed the start but tune in and it's 2-0 Safiullin, but Andy holds serve.  CMON!!
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Strange that the schedule said 2:00 o‘clock and when you switch in they are already playing. Not strange: Andy is immediately broken. Unfortunately, he could not convert any of his four BP as S was very solid and played powerfully.
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They’ve been playing 17 mins already. Andy first to serve, broken in first game.
Apologies for getting the time wrong.  It caught me out too!  But I can only go by what the tournie schedule says.
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Apologies for getting the time wrong.  It caught me out too!  But I can only go by what the tournie schedule says.

No need to apologize Aileen. I didn’t go by what you’d said, I just noticed your post when I’d already been watching.

This is dire stuff from Andy. Sad.
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This is dire stuff from Andy. Sad.
Not exactly encouraging I agree.
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First set to S, who is playing as he certainly did when reaching a final in China. Big hitting from him overpowering Andy, not missing much. Tough to rally with him.
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Another chance to break come and gone.
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Andy has had plenty of BP, again one in this first game. But then S strikes back and there is really nothing Andy could do.
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Cmon Andy hold serve
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The same procedure… This is awful!
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Break back Andy cmon play YOUR GAME
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Cmon Andy
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Okay now consolidate this break by HOLDING SERVE ANDY
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