Wimbledon 2010; Andy Murray cruised into the quarterfinal match
How, the seeded number four Scottish player was questioned, did he sense the meticulousness, he would experience as Britain's only sporting prospect yet alive especially after England's embarrassing departure from the FIFA World Cup 2010?
“Once the championship begins, I hardly waste my time in giving attention to the media and whatever is happening around as it is just a mere time wastage”, Murray replied while looking on his hands. The only thing to keep one’s self away from all such distractions is to not even consider them, he added.
He was more than ready to talk about his performance in round number four at the grass court Grand Slam Tournament where he knocked out Californian Querrey in their clash at the All England Club. Querrey before coming to Wimbledon knocked out Mardy Fish, his country fellow in the final match of the Queen's grass court championship.
Andy Murray, on the last match of the centre court once again showed his excellent form in this tournament with a wonderful display of tennis. Once both the players had interchanged breaks to level the set 5-5, the Brit player on his serve fell down to 0-40. However, he assembled to succeed in the game and snatched the set with another break while renewing her fan’s concerns regarding his ability to come back in the matches.
“The first set of the match was not a good one as far as my game is concerned, however I did manage to end up well by winning comprehensively”, said Andy Murray. “One can play poor at times as well, I am not going to perform outstandingly well in every single game of the championship as my serves were not up to the mark today but yet I managed to make up for it from the court’s back”, Murray added after his match yesterday.
The Brit player was seen moving all around the court during his meeting with Querrey and as a result succeeded in a number of lengthy rallies as well. Over the past few games of the grass court Grand Slam Championship, Murray had appeared incredibly comfortable as far as his game is concerned. However, the player who is the sole hope for the Great Britain at present strived all through the year since breaking in tears after his defeat at the hands of tennis master Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open this January.
His victory in straight sets against Gilles Simon who is French on Saturday was the promo and after his win on Monday, Murray survives as the only player who is still to lose a set.
Querrey, whose crushing serve even could not help him make up for his lack of flexibility had to fight hard not just with Murray but also the loyal spectators who uttered their consent of their star during an electrifying ninth game in the final match set.
Murray grasped four break points, carrying the spectators to their feet, as he casted away the American player at the net with the help of two lobs as well as passing shots, eventually succeeding the game with his exclamatory forehand. He then grasped the serve in order to triumph.
Murray later on commented that ‘home crowd in any kind of sport is a big advantage beyond any measure of speculations. People discuss much about the hopes as well as the burden of contesting at Wimbledon but my style of game has improved a great deal as a result of crowd’s back up that has boosted my confidence level to high levels’, he added.
Andy Murray is likely to shine the stage of the courts at the All England Club this season if he continues with his winning momentum combined with crowd’s support.