Showing posts with label andy murray. Show all posts
Showing posts with label andy murray. Show all posts

Monday, May 11, 2015

Murray wins Madrid Open after beating Nadal

Murray wins Madrid Open after beating Nadal

Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2 to claim the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 title.

This was Murray's first clay court win over Rafa. He won his 10th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy, received 1000 ATP Rankings points and $799,450 in prize money.

Nadal will drop to World No. 7 in the ATP Rankings, putting him outside the Top 5 for the first time in a decade.

Murray got early breaks in both sets and Nadal failed to replicate the forehand brilliance that saw him dismiss Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals as the Scott surged to victory in 89 minutes.

"I think I wasn't expecting this a couple of weeks ago, so when things are unexpected, it feels nicer," admitted Murray. "I didn't feel like I put too much pressure on myself the past couple of weeks, which is a good thing.

"Obviously to win a Masters 1000 on clay for me is a step in the right direction. It's something I had never done before. So that's good progress there. To win against Rafa on clay in a final in Spain is an extremely difficult thing to do, and I'm proud that I've managed to do that."

"I've played a couple good matches [this week], especially yesterday's match," said Nadal. "It's one of the best matches I have played in a long time. So I cannot leave Madrid not happy. I have leave happy and just delete what happened today. I will just stay with the good things that happened this week, and there are a lot of them, more good than bad. I will try to recover in Rome the feelings. I think I've made a step forward and I'm playing better. My game is better."



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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Nadal vs Murray in Madrid final

Nadal vs Murray in Madrid final

Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 7-6(3), 6-1 and will face Andy Murray, who defeated Kei NIshikori 6-3 6-4, at the Mutua Madrid Open final.

"For the past couple of days I have been playing better and better every day," said Nadal. "That's always very good news. I am in the final. I am happy for that. I am enjoying a lot the fact that I am playing in front of an unbelievable crowd. For me, that's the best crowd in the world without any doubt. So that gives me a lot of really positive energy.

"Today I played again at a very good level. I did yesterday; today I played at a very, very high level. Let's see tomorrow if I am able to continue with that positive feeling. This week has been fantastic for me. This is a very important result, and that's confidence, that's positive energy. That's calm, too. Let's try to continue tomorrow and try to continue with that good feeling next week. I worked a lot to have that feeling, and today I had that feeling that I've been trying to find for a while."

Monday, May 4, 2015

Andy Murray wins first clay title

Andy Murray wins first clay title

Andy Murray beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-6(4) to win the Munich BMW Open title, his first ATP World Tour clay-court title.

Murray received €80,000 in prize money, earned 250 ATP Rankings points and a BMW i8, plug-in hybrid vehicle.

"It means a lot to have won," said Murray. "It was my first final on the clay, having lost a few semi-finals at Roland Garros, Rome and Monte-Carlo. We played a very high standard match. I just managed to hang on at the end.

"He served unbelievably well. I had very few chances when I was returning. We may even play one another in Madrid, in a few days’ time [this week]. Philipp is a superb competitor and fought right to the end. It is nice to have won my first clay title and I hope to win another one soon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Five to follow at the French Open

Five to follow at the French Open

The clay-court season is now firmly up and running on the European circuit as attention and focus will naturally start to build towards the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of May.

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal will be spearheading the charge to win the second Grand Slam of 2015, but there will be plenty of challengers determined to topple the undisputed King of Clay.

Betfair may have Nadal and Djokovic at 6/4 and 3/2 to win, respectively, when this article was created, but if they land in the same half of the draw, then there will be some value to be had in the other half.

Here, we take a look at five players, naturally including Nadal and Djokovic, who are going to be worth following at Roland Garros.


RAFAEL NADAL



With a mind-boggling 10th French Open title the target for Nadal, he remains the man to beat at Roland Garros, despite his various troubles since winning for a fifth successive year in 2014.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Photos: Murray and Sears wedding

Photos: Murray and Sears wedding

Enjoy soem photos of Andy Murray and Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral for their wedding.

Andy Murray married Kim Sears

Andy Murray married Kim Sears

Andy Murray finally wed his longtime girlfriend Kim Sears and he did it with great fashion as he showed up at the Dunblane Cathedral wearing a traditional Scottish kilt.

Murray and Sears had been together since 2005.

Former World No. 4 Tim Henman, former World No. 2 Alex Corretja, Colin Fleming and Jean-Julien Rojer were in attendance as Murray's brother, Jamie Murray, and friend Ross Hutchins served as best men.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds left for Cromlix House Hotel, which Murray purchased in 2013 and converted into a luxury hotel. They drove down the streets of Dunblane, past shops that were decorated specifically for their special day, waving to onlookers as they headed to their celebration.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Video: Andy Murray Training at the Mami Open 2015

Video: Andy Murray Training at the Mami Open 2015

Let's enjoy this great video of Andy Murray training at the Mami Open thank to TennisAcademy101

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Andy Murray Miami Open 201 Final Interiew

Andy Murray Miami Open 201 Final Interiew

N. DJOKOVIC/A. Murray 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
An interview with: ANDY MURRAY

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Congratulations on getting to the final game. Seemed as if you were up to par with Novak all throughout the game, but the last set something changed in there.
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. Well, I struggled physically. I mean, yeah, I played very well for a couple of sets. Maybe I could have done a little bit better in the tiebreak in the first set, but, yeah. I mean, yeah, that was it.

Q. How brutal was the sun? Obviously from that one side you guys kept getting broken; you were serving 94, 100, both of you.
How difficult were those conditions from that one side?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, well the first -- I would say until the end of the first set really, yeah, it wasn't an advantage serving at that stage, because it's one thing obviously hitting the serve significantly slower the first serve, but then also if you sort of try looking at bright light, you till -- you know, like the first shot of the rally, when it comes back, you're still a little bit, I don't know, your sight is a bit off.
Then after the first set that was fine.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Andy Murray Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

Andy Murray Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015 




A. MURRAY/D. Young
6-4, 6-2



An interview with:
ANDY MURRAY



THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.



Q. You like playing him, don't you?



ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. I mean, I played well against him the last couple of times.
Obviously today was a very different match to Davis Cup; completely different conditions.
I mean, you know, the tactics that you go into the match with completely change because of the weather and the wind.
But, yeah, I have played well against him the last few times.



Q. How punishing was it heat-wise?



ANDY MURRAY: The heat was okay. I mean, the wind obviously cooled you down a little bit when you were at the end changes. I mean, it's obviously extremely humid, but it was more the wind that made, you know, the tennis tricky.
Obviously sometimes it can be ridiculously hot, and that makes managing the points and, you know, your emotions and I guess your physical condition, you need to manage it a bit during the match; whereas today it was just very tough weather to play good tennis in. So I just tried to play smart, and it worked.



Q. Is it fair to say you're possibly more familiar with the conditions out there than you are in Wimbledon Centre Court conditions?



ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. I never practice at Wimbledon on the centre court. You're not allowed to.

So I spend hours, hundreds and hundreds of hours practicing on that court; whereas at Wimbledon obviously played quite a lot of matches there, but I don't know if I played more matches on the centre court Wimbledon or center court here. I have played quite a few on both, but then, yeah, each week I would practice, I don't know, when I'm here, 14 hours at least on that court.
Over the last seven, eight years, I have spent a lot of time on it.



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - Indian Wells 2015 Semifinal

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - Indian Wells 2015 Semifinal

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[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [4] Andy Murray (GBR)

FedEx Head2Head: Djokovic leads 16-8
2006 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-5 6-3
2007 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-3
2007 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-0
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R16 Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-4
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Canada Hard QF Andy Murray 6-3 7-6(3)
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard F Andy Murray 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
2009 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard F Andy Murray 6-2 7-5
2011 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-2 6-3
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay SF Novak Djokovic 6-1 3-6 7-6(2)
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard F Andy Murray 6-4 3-0 ret
2012 Australian Open (Australia) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-7(4) 6-1 7-5
2012 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard SF Andy Murray 6-2 7-5
2012 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-1 7-6(4)
2012 London Olympics (Great Britain) Grass SF Andy Murray 7-5 7-5
2012 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard F Andy Murray 7-6(10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2
2012 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai Hard F Novak Djokovic 5-7 7-6(11) 6-3
2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Hard RR Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-3 7-5
2013 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2
2013 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass F Andy Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4
2014 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-3
2014 US Open (NY, U.S.A.) Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-7(1) 6-2 6-4 2014 Beijing (China) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4
2014 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2
2015 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez - Indian Wells QF

Andy Murray vs Feliciano Lopez - Indian Wells QF

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[4] Andy Murray vs. [12] Feliciano Lopez

FedEx Head2Head: Murray leads 9-0

2006 Washington (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Andy Murray 7-5 6-2
2008 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo (Monaco) Clay R64 Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-4
2010 Los Angeles (U.S.A.) Hard SF Andy Murray 6-0 1-6 6-4
2010 Valencia (Spain) Hard R32 Andy Murray 6-3 7-6(1)
2011 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass QF Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 6-4
2011 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Andy Murray 6-1 6-4 6-2
2012 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Andy Murray 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(4)
2014 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R32 Andy Murray 7-6(2) 6-4 6-2
2014 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami Hard R32 Andy Murray 6-4 6-1

• Murray advanced to the Indian Wells QF for the fifth time in his career with a straight-forward 6-3, 6-3 victory over Adrian Mannarino in 91 minutes.
• Murray overcame a second-set blip to defeat Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the 3R, saving six of the seven BPs he faced. The world No. 4 eased past Pospisil 6-1, 6-3 in his opening match.
• Murray leads the way this tournament in first-serve return stats, winning 41.4% of points against his opponent’s first serves.
• Murray is visiting Indian Wells for the 10th time. His best run here came in 2009 when he finished runner-up (d. No. 2 Federer in SF, l. to No. 1 Nadal in F). The Scot has twice lost his opening match at this event, in 2011 (l. to Young) and 2012 (l. to Garcia-Lopez).
• Murray is contesting his 39th ATP Masters 1000 QF. He is bidding to reach his 21st SF at this level and his first since winning Miami in March 2013.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Indian Wells: Murray takes on Kohlschreiber

Indian Wells: Murray vs Kohlschreiber

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No. 4 seed Andy Murray takes on German Philipp Kohlschreiber, with their FedEx H2H series tied at 1-1.

4] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [26] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

FedEx Head2Head: Series tied 1-1
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R32 P Kohlschreiber 6-2 6-1
2014 Roland Garros (France) Clay R32 Andy Murray 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 12-10

• Murray eased past Pospisil 6-1, 6-3 in his opening match.
• Murray is visiting Indian Wells for the 10th time. His best run here came in 2009 when he finished runner-up (d. No. 2 Federer in SF, l. to No. 1 Nadal in F). The Scot has twice lost his opening match at this event, in 2011 (l. to Young) and 2012 (l. to Garcia-Lopez).
• Murray opened his season by reaching the Australian Open final for the fourth time (l. to Djokovic). He fell to 2-6 in Grand Slam finals.
• Murray lost in the QF of Rotterdam (l. to Simon) and Dubai (l. to Coric) in his only other tournament outings this year.
• Ahead of Indian Wells, Murray saw off Young and Isner in Glasgow to help Great Britain reach the Davis Cup World Group QF for the second year in a row with a 3-2 win over USA.
• Murray has an 18-3 record against German opposition.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Videos: Nole, Roger and Andy Indian Wells 2015 Preview Interview

Videos: Nole, Roger and Andy Indian Wells 2015 Preview Interview

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray talk before playing at the BNP Paribas Open....


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Davis Cup USA vs Britain: Ward tops Isner in 5 sets

Davis Cup USA vs Britain: Ward tops Isner in 5 sets

James Ward beat John Isner 6-7 (4), 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 15-13 in 4 hours, 57 minutes at Davis Cup.

It was the longest U.S. Davis Cup match since the introduction of the tiebreaker in 1989.

The victory put Britain 2-0 ahead and on the cusp of a second straight win over the United States in the first round of the World Group. But the overall score - and Murray's impressive win over Donald Young at the start of the afternoon - was largely forgotten about in the joyous late-evening celebrations inside the Emirates Arena.

When Isner sent a backhand volley into the net on his opponent's sixth match point, Ward threw his racket toward the net, pumped his chest and looked into the air. Then he hugged Britain captain Leon Smith, lapped up the applause of the crowd and made his way wearily over to Murray, who was close to tears.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Q. Can you describe how your emotions were going as it ran away from you near the end?

ANDY MURRAY: Well, obviously had opportunities in the first three sets. Then the fourth set, I mean, obviously I need to watch it back to see if I played badly. I mean, he was just ripping everything. Returns he was hitting on the baseline, this far from the line all the time. Once he got up a break, he just loosened up and was just going for his shots. I couldn't recover. So the fourth set wasn't as frustrating to me. The third set was frustrating because I got a bit distracted when he, like, fell on the ground after a couple of shots. It appeared that he was cramping, and then I let that distract me a little bit. That's what I'm most disappointed about, not so much the fourth set because I think, especially at the end of it, he was just going for everything, and it was going in. But the third set was more frustrating for me.

Q. Do you think he went for broke at the end because he was afraid of a fifth set, that he thought he couldn't last a fifth set?

ANDY MURRAY: No, I don't think so, because he was moving unbelievable at the end of the third set, sliding and chasing everything down. I think it was just more that once he got up he loosened up a bit, and then was just going for his shots. Maybe if he started to miss a couple, then you kind of rein it back a little bit. But he wasn't missing, so he just kept going for it.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Video: Andy Murray press conference (pre-final) - Australian Open 2015

Video: Andy Murray press conference (pre-final) - Australian Open 2015

Andy Murray talks to the press before the 2015 Australian Open Men's Final.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Andy Murray Photos - Australian Open Semifinals

Andy Murray's Photos - Australian Open Semifinals

Andy Murray Press Conference

Andy Murray made it to the Australian Open final after defeating Tomas Berdych 6-7(6) 6-0 6-3 7-5.... Enjoy some pics from the match...

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Semifinals Thursday, 29 January, 2015

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Semifinals Thursday, 29 January, 2015

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Q. Tell us what it means to be in your fourth Australian Open final, eighth of your career Grand Slam final?

ANDY MURRAY: It's great. I played very, very well tonight. Very happy with the way that I played the match. And, yeah, to be in the final four times here, I mean, because I'm surrounded by guys like Roger, Novak and Rafa, doesn't look like much, but that doesn't happen that often. So I'm very proud of that.

Q. Talk us through what changed between the first and second sets, so different.

ANDY MURRAY: Well, I thought the beginning of the match he started out well. I was a little bit tentative at the beginning and getting used to his ball. He hits the ball extremely hard and flat. At the start I felt like I was on the back foot a little bit. Towards the end of the first set I started to come into it more, be more aggressive. Then second set I just picked up from how I was playing at the end of the first. I felt like I could have won the first set. Obviously had some chances there. I was extremely aggressive in the second set. Managed to run away with it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Murray vs Berdych Australian Open Semifinal

Murray vs Berdych Australian Open Semifinal

Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych will meet in one of the semifinals at the 2015 Australian Open.

Berdych leads their head-to-head 6-4. Odds for both players are:

Berdych 13/10
Murray 8/13

BERDYCH HIGHLIGHTS

Big first serve - 63 aces - 137 mph - 83 per cent first serve points won - held 67 of 72 service games - did not lose serve to Nadal in quarter-finals - 45 straight holds of serve going back to his second round match vs. Melzer
Strong return of second serves - 61 per cent points won (won 15 of 21 points returning second serves vs. Nadal in quarter-finals) - 23 breaks in 69 return games (33 per cent)
Has not dropped a set - on court 10 hours, two minutes to reach semi-finals

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Andy Murray Photos - Australian Open Day 9

Andy Murray Photos - Australian Open Day 9

Andy Murray beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open... Check out some pic from the match....

Andy Murray Press Conference