Murray through to last four at Miami

By for on
Andy Murray has made it through to the semi-finals of the Miami Masters with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory against Janko Tipsarevic.

The Scot, who appeared to have been suffering from illness, lost the first set after initially leading 4-2.

After receiving treatment for a stomach complaint, Murray was able to find the strength to comeback and take the match.

Murray will now meet Rafael Nadal or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals.
March 28, 2012, 11:34 PM
By Joe

March 28, 2012, 11:35 PM
By Elena

Mark is on the booze lol
This is the risk of being Andy's fan and watching him play.  You end up being an incoherent nervous wreck.
March 28, 2012, 11:36 PM
By Philip

The match has done Marks head in altogether! He's in melt down, like some of us.

Try again Mark... He he he  Very Happy
March 28, 2012, 11:39 PM
By lashurst

March 28, 2012, 11:49 PM
By Mark

Good news. Thanks Mark.
March 28, 2012, 11:55 PM
By Elena


hug I'm reassured now :P
March 28, 2012, 11:55 PM
By Hazybear

Missed Mark's unedited version of match report AND first 2 sets of this match.
Big sigh of relief on both counts by the sound of it. Wink
March 29, 2012, 12:57 AM
By scotnadian

Missed the unedited version of this too, but watched the entire match, the mother of all roller-coasters which left me feeling like a washed-out rag. Rolling Eyes   Delighted though that Andy managed to find a way through in the end.  Have just looked at the post-match interview on the tournament website and not once does he make a reference to feeling unwell.  So typical of him.  Just hope he's fully fit by Friday.  Whoever he plays is going to be really tough, although I hope it's Tsonga.  Match began half an hour ago and they've only managed to play 4 games!

EDIT:  Looks like it's going to be Nadal.  1st set 6-2, 3-2 in 2nd having broken JWT's serve. Frown  Oh well, off to zz
March 29, 2012, 02:45 AM
By Aileen

 I'm really proud of Andy and his fighting spirit in adverse conditions, both wind related by the sound of it!
On 5Live this morning Andy said he felt sick and that it was to do he thought because he had taken on too much fluid before the match. It was very hot and humid and it is important to keep hydrated, it can be difficult to get the balance.
For me what was important was the way Andy found the way to win, bodes well for the future. he can get ready now for his match against Nadal. w00t superman
March 29, 2012, 06:06 AM
By michelle

Apart from that darn second serve, which time and again let Tipsy back into the match, at times I thought Andy looked brilliant. He completely had Tipsy's number and made me wonder how he's ever lost to him.
Please note too, how ineffective Tipsy's serve was  Whistle however I think the wind played a part in both their serves being "off."
Very proud of Andy    tender
Hope he recovers in time to give Rafa a beat down   yahooo
March 29, 2012, 07:30 AM
By blueberryhill

Well done Andy, didn't look like he felt well, so did well. Haven't seen any tennis for 3 weeks been away, so a lovely fix, and much. Better after hearing he went out in Indian wells. yay
March 29, 2012, 07:43 AM
By deb

Tonight's delayed coverage on ESPN was Rafa, again Rolling Eyes  Thankfully Andy's next match is on Friday, so my Saturday yay  Thing is, I might not be able to watch live as I have a coffee date with hubby and some friends doh

Well played Andy - you hung on in there clap
March 29, 2012, 08:01 AM
By Bevc

Post match interview. Found it on You Tube.

As Aileen said, not a mention of his stomach discomfort.

Even the Sky News Sports report are giving him a bit of air time this morning.! Miami has hardly been mentioned all week, you wouldn't know there's a tournament going on.
March 29, 2012, 08:24 AM
By lashurst

Well that was an incisive match report!   Whistle
Didn't come on MW last night as already exhausted and sleep deprived and a complete wreck by time match ended.  Was beginning to wish I'd not got home earlier than expected and was close to chickening out and putting on record when he was broken in 2nd set but glad I hung on in there.  Thought Andy looked really pale - in contrast to how tanned he looked in the clip of Sky interview they showed before the match,. So clearly not well and given he was so pale makes me think it was perhaps something rather more than too much liquid before the match - a problem he has encountered before as he acknowledged so you'd think the team would have it sorted by now.  Anyway I thought it was an impressive victory in the end having to fight the elements, his own sickness as well as Tipsi who played v well for a while but then started unravelling just as Andy had done earlier.  And probably no bad thing to have had a long match with the earlier w/o.  Interesting that Rafa's match was just as long if not slightly longer and sounds like he should have won a set earlier.
Oh it's so good to see Andy back to winning ways and not to be enduring another post-AO slump.  But feel hard done by that I missed the Simon match, which sounded less of a roller coaster and with some beautiful play from the highlights I saw on Sky before the match last night.  As Andy always says when he playes Gilles it's like playing chess.

Thanks Lashurst for the clip.  Interesting to hear how he thought his way out of the problem.  And how typical of Andy not even to mention feeling unwell.   yay
March 29, 2012, 09:38 AM
By Ruthie

Some highlights of the match for those (like me) who didn't see it. Very Happy  Comms are not English (sounds a bit Russian to me or possibly Serbian).  Oh, you do lose the ball when it's down the far end but better than nothing yes

March 29, 2012, 10:12 AM
By Bevc

I couldn't resist watching the highlights even though I watched the matched. Thanks for posting it Bev. I'm so impressed with Andy's resolve to win. How he hung on in there I'll never know. Just see how finished he is as he does the obligatory throwing of wristbands into the crowd, then immediately slumps on his bench.

Shame for Tipsy really, I believe he has never got to a semi, whisch suprising as he is v strong mentally and like Andy will never say die!
 clap clap

An exciting roller coaster Murray match !
March 29, 2012, 11:15 AM
By lashurst

I was glad that I found something Linda.  I've been disappointed with ESPN's coverage of tennis over the last few days, so to get something was a bonus Very Happy
March 29, 2012, 11:18 AM
By Bevc

David Law, 5 live in Miami
"It was a match to be endured rather than enjoyed for Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl. For an hour, Murray looked pale and listless with a stomach complaint - he did not drink any water for the last two sets, because he said he couldn't keep it down. Murray is a fighter though, and came through to set up a semi-final against Rafael Nadal, an 'incredibly tough' opponent he nonetheless enjoys playing."
March 29, 2012, 11:28 AM
By Bevc

Yes can't say I enjoyed the match either but some matches you do just have to endure for the joy of the win at the end.  And after some of the disappointments around this time of year last couple of years it is so good to see Andy's will to win is well and truly back.   
March 29, 2012, 11:43 AM
By Ruthie

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