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Zhuhai R2: Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev

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30 year old Karatsev is currently ranked No. 63.  Highest No. 14 on 7 February 2022.  The two have met before, in the final of the 2022 Sydney Tennis Classic with Karatsev winning 6-3, 6-3 to lift his 3rd ATP Tour title.  He hasn't achieved anything of significance since then apart from reaching the semi-finals of this year's Madrid Open defeating Alex de Minaur and Daniil Medvedev en route before losing to Jan-Lennard Struff, then reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open where he lost to Frances Tiafoe in four sets.  In his first match here he defeated World No. 48 Matteo Arnaldi 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-2.





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The match is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday), again not before 5:00 pm local time, 10:00 am BST
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Wishing Andy best of luck!!  Revenge is sweet so get yours and defeat Karatsev!!  Sending good vibes from the US.
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Thank you Aileen for all the information on Andy’s
next match .
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Just watched the highlights of Andy’s win v Ye cong Mo
on YouTube . If you can’t watch live , YouTube is a really good alternative . So pleased to be able to watch
Andy . Can’t believe no air-conditioning .
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I'm watching on TennisTV

GO ANDY!!
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Karatsev dripping with sweat and Andy has the ice towel out - and the match has barely started.

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Andy saves 4 BPs to hold.  2-2    First serve isn't firing, although he did find an ace to take the game.
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Andy breaks on his 2nd BP and consolidates it.   4-2
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I was mentally clocked in for 12 o‘clock, and just found out that they are already playing. Andy, according to the comms, could fend off four BP, only to break K in a long fifth game. May it spur him on.
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Andy gets the double break.  5-2.   Playing a lot better now.
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Yay Andy, get the set!
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Thanks for updates Aileen. Looks like a workmanlike approach?
I see that he has faltered a little at the end of the set on his serve as per Andy of old. I am hoping this match is quite easy for him physically so that the potential game with Cam Norrie becomes a good contest.
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K starts to show some life and get the break.  5-3    Andy getting a little frustrated.
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The problem with K is that he can blast you off the court once he minimizes his errors, as he did in the last game to stop Andy from taking the set. He must be careful.
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