Wednesday, 28 May 2008

A classy performance from Murray

We saw a different Murray today. The one who looks the real deal, a genuine, future, Grand Slam champion.

It wasn't just that he eliminated the errors which caused him so many problems on Sunday, he was also far more positive - both in his body language and his more aggressive game plan.

Acasuso is a useful player on clay but Murray simply didn't allow him to play, and I lost count of the outright winners that Murray fired past the Argentine.

The score line (6-4, 6-0, 6-4) doesnt do Murray justice. He now faces Almagro in the third round.

Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

1 comment:

van said...

Hi Steve. I posted my mea culpa talking about Murray's clay-court game below! To put on a performance like that is highly impressive.

I've always thought his best shots at Slam glory would be at either Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. Beating Roddick on grass definitely is a big deal, and since he won the U.S. Open juniors before, why not pull it off with the big boys?

I saw him play the qualies at the Open a couple of years ago against Giovanni Lapentti, and remember just being totally impressed.

What did you think about him and Gilbert falling out? I thought, in a way, that Murray was the most versatile player Gilbert would have worked with: Though I still think of him as a counterpuncher, he does have really good hands at the net and can move the ball around.