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01-25-2013, 02:44 AM
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It's apparently a fairly windy night. Should help Murray if anything.
Shocking that some commentators can't use their eyes and pretend this court is "fairly quick." As usual for Fed-Murray matches, the baseline rallies are developing around the ad-court exchanges, with Murray trying to dictate with his crosscourt backhand and Fed trying to hit the inside-out forehand (of which he did a quite poor job against Tsonga). A lot of very long rallies early on; neither is hitting very deeply. Murray finally breaks on his fourth or fifth chance in Fed's second service game. When the ball has come to his forehand, Murray has hit winners or taken quick control of the point. Not looking promising right now.
Murray gets up 40-0 the next game only to give up four straight points... but ultimately holds 3-1. Federer holds at love and at least seems to be settling into the match now.
Murray is getting a lot more first serves in right now, and getting many more easy points behind his serve. In fact, I don't think Fed has even one.
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