Monday, 3 March 2008
Murray has balls
Not everyone likes him but no one can deny that Andy Murray has not just talent, but also balls.
In the past two months he's suffered a humiliating first round exit from the Australian Open and been dumped on by the media for not playing Davis Cup.
So when he went a set down to Federer today after failing to convert a set point in the first set tie break, it would have been almost understandable if he rolled over in the second set. There's plenty of players on the tour who would mentally concede defeat, safe in the knowledge that there is no shame in being beaten by the Special One.
Instead Murray upped his game and took the next two sets in style. An incredible performance, and an incredible result, which gives him a 2-1 lead in head to head results.
It's Fernando Verdasco in the next round and given the up and down year he has had so far it wouldn't be a surprise if Murray lost.
And if so we should let it slide. It may not happen this year but Murray will one day be a great champion.