Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Live text - Murray v Malisse

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By Pranav Soneji

Murray 1-1 Malisse *
Nice start from Malisse, hammering a double-handed backhand down the line for an opening winner, but the Belgian loses his way as Murray attacks two short second serves. Malisse attempts a huge forehand at 30-30 but nets, handing Murray his first break point of the afternoon. Malisse smashes an awkward defensive lob to take the game to deuce. An awesome rally ensues, won by Malisse, and the former world number 19 seals the game with an impressive half volley a yard in front of the service line.
* denotes NEXT to serve

Murray* 1-0 Malisse
Two cracking serves first up from Murray before burying the next two points to win his first service game to love. A confidence booster. PS - the skies share a similar hue to the colours of Malisse's shirt.

* denotes NEXT to serve

2041: It's been a bit of a turbulent two weeks or so for Andy Murray following his split with coach Miles Maclagan. The 23-year-old squandered a match point in the final of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, allowing opponent Sam Querrey to clinch the title. And Tuesday saw the Scot bow out of the doubles when he and partner Ross Hutchins suffered a first-round loss to Philipp Kohlschreiber and Gael Monfils. However, Murray is the defending champion and he won't want to give up his title without a decent show. Let's have your thoughts about this, that and the other via text 81111 or 606. Murray, who has not won a Masters since his victory in Montreal last year, to serve first.

2037: These two gentlemen have previously met only once in their ATP Tour careers at Wimbledon in 2008, a match Murray cruised 6-4 6-2 6-2. Malisse is in a bit of form at the moment having beaten world number 19 John Isner and Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych on the way to the semi-finals of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington last week. Those victories helped propel the 3-0-year-old to 52 in the world rankings, along with a first-round win over Michael Barrer on Tuesday.

2034: Hello, hola, bog and howdy, it's over to Taaraaaaanooohh, or Toronto as it's written down on maps and official things, to catch a first glimpse of Andy Murray in singles action at the ATP Rogers Cup. The world number four is up against Belgian Xavier Malisse following a first-round bye.

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