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Murray Through to Australian Open Semi-Final

January 23, 2013


written by Rob Pollard for the Huffington Post Andy Murray is chasing history in Australia. No man in the Open era has managed to follow-up their first Grand Slam title by winning the next major tournament. It would be a huge achievement for Murray, and one which could signal what many observers have long-expected: a […]

Djokovic Wins ATP World Tour Title

November 13, 2012


written by Robert Pollard for Huffington Post UK Novak Djokovic left London’s O2 Arena as the undefeated champion of the Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals after beating Roger Federer 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. With both players producing tennis of the highest order, it was a compelling match that provided a fitting end to a wonderful tennis […]

Djokovic Beats Murray at ATP World Tour Finals

November 7, 2012


written by Rob Pollard for Huffington Post The ATP World Tour Finals is the culmination of the year in tennis, as the eight finest players in the world gather to compete for the final trophy of the season. It is a celebration of the game as well as an illustrious trophy to secure and it […]

Murray On Course for Third Shanghai Title

October 13, 2012


written by Rob Pollard for Huffington Post UK For the third consecutive year, Andy Murray will play in the Shanghai Rolex Masters final after beating Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 in a stop-start match interrupted by rain. Murray outclassed Federer and will now look to make it three Shanghai titles in a row as he faces […]

Murray Into Shanghai Quarter-Final

October 11, 2012


written by Rob Pollard for the Huffington Post Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after sweeping past Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2 6-2 in just under an hour. Murray was scarcely troubled by Dolgopolov who struggled to cope with the variety in the British player’s game. Murray has still never lost a […]

Murray Secures Maiden Grand Slam Title in Epic Circumstances

September 11, 2012


written by Robert Pollard for the Huffington Post The 76 year wait for a British winner of a men’s Grand Slam tennis event is over. Under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Andy Murray won a quite breathtaking 5 set final against Novak Djokovic at the US Open, winning 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, […]

Murray Masterclass

September 4, 2012


written by Robert Pollard This was supposed to be a difficult match for Andy Murray against an in-form youngster serving aces at the rate of knots and making an impression at the top table of the game. How wrong that assessment looks now. Murray dismantled Milos Raonic in the most brutal fashion imaginable, winning 6-4 […]

Murray vs. Raonic – US Open Preview

September 3, 2012


written by Robert Pollard Raonic stands in the way of another Grand Slam quarter-final for Murray Andy Murray’s bid for a maiden Grand Slam title continues under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium tonight against the in form Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round of the US Open. It will be a stern test […]

Murray Must Turn Olympic Gold Into a Grand Slam

August 8, 2012


written by Robert Pollard Olympic Gold should act as springboard to greater success With the expectation of an entire nation on your shoulders, it would easy to fold under the pressure. That’s what Andy Murray had to deal with going into Sunday’s match with Roger Federer yet he produced a truly magnificent performance in the […]

Murray makes short work of Davydenko

June 26, 2012


Faultless Murray surges into round 2 after classy display  Andy Murray produced a ruthlessly efficient performance against the former world number 3 Nikolay Davydenko in the first round of Wimbledon 2012, winning 6-1 6-1 6-4 in front of an exuberant home crowd. It was a breathtaking Centre Court display which should fill Murray with confidence […]

Andy Murray vs. Julien Benneteau – Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 2012 – 3rd Round

April 19, 2012


Andy Murray moved safely into the last eight of the Monte Carlo Masters after Frenchman Julien Benneteau retired with an ankle injury at 5-5 in the first set. The frenchman was causing Murray all sorts of problems and the British number 1 will be relieved to have taken his place in the next round in […]

Andy Murray vs. Viktor Troicki – Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 2012 – 2nd Round

April 17, 2012


written by Robert Pollard Andy Murray started his 2012 clay court campaign with a bang after dispatching Serbia’s Viktor Troicki at the second round stage of the Monte Carlo Masters. Murray won 6-0 6-3 in little over an hour, sending out a message to his rivals ahead of the French Open which starts next month. […]

Murray vs. Nadal – Wimbledon Semi-Final 2011

July 4, 2011


words by Robert Pollard Andy Murray exited Wimbledon at the semi-final stage for the third year running after a 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4 defeat to defending champion Rafael Nadal. It was a bitterly disappointing performance from Murray who looked in control early in the match before capitulating badly, allowing Nadal to seize the initiative and take […]

Murray vs. Roddick – Queen’s Club 2011

June 11, 2011


Words by Rob Pollard  Andy Murray booked his place in the final of this year’s Aegon Championships after a vintage display in his semi-final against Andy Roddick, sweeping aside the four-time champion 6-3 6-1 in a match lasting just 59 minutes. Murray gave a masterclass in how to play grass court tennis, with a comprehensive […]

Andy Murray – Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 2011

April 17, 2011


Andy Murray exited the Monte Carlo Masters at the semi-final stage after a 6-4 2-6 6-1 defeat to world number one Rafael Nadal, leaving the Spaniard on course to win his seventh consecutive Monte Carlo title. Nadal was pushed hard by Murray who produced some of his best clay court tennis to date, eventually succumbing […]

ATP Tour – Toronto Masters

August 17, 2010


Andy Murray’s grip on the Toronto Masters title remained firm as he successfully defended the title he won in Montreal 12 months ago. He defeated Roger Federer in the final, completing a 7-5 7-5 win after a rain-hit match. It was a sensational week for Murray, who also defeated Rafael Nadal, David Nalbandian, Gael Monfils […]

Murray vs. Berdych – French Open 4th Round – Roland Garros 2010

June 1, 2010


Andy Murray limped out of this year’s French Open with a disappointing defeat to Czech player Tomas Berdych, losing 6-4 7-5 6-3. It was an unsatisfactory end to a campaign that had thrilled and delighted for the first three rounds. Murray looked disjointed, but credit must go to Berdych for the way in which he […]

Murray vs. Baghdatis – French Open 3rd Round – Roland Garros 2010

May 29, 2010


Andy Murray deserves a lot of credit for this excellent third-round performance at Roland Garros. His opening match was an epic five setter, followed by a second-round encounter that was hit by large rain delays, meaning the game was stretched over two days, denying Murray the crucial days rest needed to aid recuperation between difficult […]

Murray vs. Chela – French Open 2nd Round – Roland Garros 2010

May 29, 2010


Andy Murray defeated Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round of the French Open despite severe rain delays interrupting the match and meaning it stretched over 2 days. This was the second time in recent weeks he has defeated Chela comfortably and he now he takes in place in round 3 where he will play […]

Murray vs. Gasquet – French Open 1st Round – Roland Garros 2010

May 27, 2010


Andy Murray produced a superb comeback in his first round match at this year’s French Open, coming from two sets and a break down to beat Richard Gasquet of France 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Both players produced some superb tennis during the 4 hours 4 minutes on court, with Gasquet showing the kind of […]

ATP Tour – Rome & Madrid Masters

May 20, 2010


It would seem that the ATP World Tour has come to life in recent weeks. The two Masters Events in Rome and Madrid have ignited what has been an otherwise tepid start to 2010 from some of the game’s biggest names. Andy Murray’s form has picked up considerably, while in Madrid this week, Rafael Nadal […]

Andy Murray – Monte Carlo Rolex Masters – 2010

April 18, 2010


written for Student Direct Andy Murray’s abysmal form shows no signs of subsiding, with a lacklustre defeat meaning that he has now slipped to fifth in the world rankings. The red clay of Monte Carlo may not be his preferred surface, but a dismal 6-2 6-1 second-round defeat to world number 33 Phillip Kohlschreiber has […]

Andy Murray – Sony Ericsson Open – Miami Masters – 2010

April 7, 2010


Andy Murray lost 6-4 6-4 to American Mardy Fish in the second round of the Miami Masters, leaving little doubt that, if his current poor form persists, it will threaten his position among the tennis elite. Since mid 2008, Murray has continually improved his game, winning numerous Masters Events and contesting 2 grand-slam finals, however, […]

Andy Murray – BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells – 2010

March 29, 2010


After a disappointing performance last time out in Dubai, Andy Murray was looking to improve greatly here at the first Masters 1000 event of 2010, in the Coachella Valley, California. However, his progress was halted at the quarter-final stage by the big-hitting Swede Robin Soderling and Murray now heads to Miami with some serious thinking […]

Andy Murray – Dubai Tennis Championships 2010

March 5, 2010


The Dubai Tennis Championships is a tournament held in high-esteem by many of the world’s top players. The palatial setting and extravagant 7-star hotel means that the players are particularly well looked after. This luxurious and pleasurable treatment means that, for many of the games top stars, it is one of the stand-out tournaments on […]

Andy Murray – Australian Open 2010

February 7, 2010


Andy Murray again excelled himself on the highest tennis stage, this time at the 2010 Australian open.  Murray’s form over the two weeks was spectacular, and, despite losing 6-3 6-4 7-6 (13-11) in the final to Roger Federer, he is surely getting ever closer to winning that elusive grand-slam title. Criticism of his decision to […]