Showing posts with label andy murray. Show all posts
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Federers destroys Murray, reaches semis at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Federers destroys Murray, reaches semis at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Roger Federer crushed Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 in 56 minutes and qualified for the semi-finals at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals..

“It wasn't what I was looking for when I went on the court,” said Murray. “Everything he tried tonight came off. He has the ability to do that. I now have six, seven weeks before the next tournament. I have time to work on some stuff.”

“I had the upper hand from the baseline, which hasn't always happened against him,” said Federer. “But I definitely was able to play on my terms. For me, things went very well. I was able to put Andy under pressure very often, and I think the match couldn't have gone any better for me really.”

"I knew I was qualified, so maybe I went in a bit more relaxed," Federer said. "It's not the way I thought it was going to go, but there's always next year for Andy."

Kei Nishikori, who is having a terrific season, qualifies for the semi-finals in second place.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Murray Becomes Global Ambassador For WWF

Murray Becomes Global Ambassador For WWF

Andy Murray has today become a global ambassador for WWF, supporting the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.

The Scott will be helping to raise awareness through an initiative in Nepal that trains dogs to track down poaching activity within Chitwan National Park.

“It’s a shocking fact that the rise in rhino poaching increased by 7,700 per cent between 2007 and 2013 and as few as 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild, so anything we can do to deter poachers is a positive step in the right direction,” said Murray.

“I’ve followed WWF’s work on the illegal wildlife trade for a while now and have been looking for a way to support the campaign. I think it’s incredibly important that this trade is prevented and the sniffer dog programme seemed like the perfect venture for me to get behind.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Murray and Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Murray and Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych booked their places in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after their wins in Paris.

Murray beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-3 in the BNP Paribas Masters third round while Berdych scored a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson to reach the BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals.

Murray did not face a break point and won 93 per cent of his first-service points. He will next play Novak Djokovic.

"There were no 'downs' really in the match," said Murray. "In some of the matches that I've had against the top, top players, I've had some periods in the match where my level had dropped off a little bit, and the best players capitalise on those moments.

"I didn't have any of them today. I played well from start to finish," Murray added. "I made it very difficult for Grigor. I hardly made any mistakes at all throughout the match."

Murray and Berdych will join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic at the prestigious indoor tournament.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Federer, Murray advance at Paris Masters

Federer, Murray advance at Paris Masters

Roger Federerbeat Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Paris Masters, while Andy Murray defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4.

Chardy saved two match points at 5-4 in the second set before forcing a decider with a stunning crosscourt forehand winner.

Federer arrived in Paris undefeated in his past 12 matches on the back of consecutive titles in Shanghai and Basel, trailing top-ranked Novak Djokovic by 490 points.

With 2,500 points up for grabs between Paris and at the ATP Finals in London, Federer is looking to clinch the year-end top spot for a record-equaling sixth time. He will also have a chance to earn points with Switzerland in the Davis Cup final against France next month.

Stan Wawrinka scored a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over Dominic Thiem.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Murray wins Valencia title after saving 5 match points

Murray wins Valencia title after saving 5 match points

Andy Murray beat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(8) to win the Valencia Open 500 title.

Murray and Robredo battled more three-hours, and the Scot saved five match points to claim the win.

He surged to No. 5 and 30 points clear of Kei Nishikori in his bid to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the seventh year in succession.

The match was a was a hot shot exhibition; a grueling battle of attrition that featured multiple momentum shifts. Robredo refused to yield an inch from the baseline, proving he was up to the task throughout the marathon affair. He struck first in the opening set, breaking for a 4-3 lead when Murray netted a forehand. The Scot was unable to convert on all six of his break point opportunities in the first set and it would prove costly, as Robredo took the opener after nearly an hour.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

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David Ferrer beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals where he will face Andy Murray.

With this win, Ferrer joins Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611) in the modern era 600-win club.

"I’m most proud of all the years that I’ve been able to stay among the best players in the world," said Ferrer.

"There have been important tournaments that I’ve won, and that I’ve been proud of, but what I’m most proud of is to have been able to maintain this stability for all these years.

“I’m proud that this 600th victory was at home. I want to thank all the people that have been with me along the way.”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

Andy Murray added another win to his name after beating Fabio Fognini 62 64.

Murray, who is bidding to qualify for the season finale for the seventh year in a row, will next play against, will next play Kevin Anderson.

David Ferrer, who can also qualify to the finals in London like Murray, defeates Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2.

Ferrer held serve through all nine of his service games and broke Verdasco thrice.

"The first set was very important," said Ferrer. "I played very well in the first games - when he was hitting the ball very hard - and it wasn't easy. I stayed solid in the second set took my chances."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

Murray beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-3 in Valencia and keeps his chances to qualify to London.

The Brit could rise to No. 5 in the race if he wins the title.

Murray served 10 aces and won 80 per cent of the points on his first serve as he wrapped up the win in an hour and 20 minutes. He will face Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Tomas Berdych, who is number 7 in the race, lost to Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-2.

Berdych is just 220 points ahead of No. 8-ranked Andy Murray in the race to the final master event of the season .

"I am very happy," said Andujar. "I think it was a very special match for me, here in Valencia, with my friends and family cheering for me. I tried to be as solid as I could, then when I had the chance I attempted to hit it as hard as I could. Because I know Tomas is more powerful than I am. If I just put the ball in, he would destroy me."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open

Andy Murray came from a set down to beat David Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the final of the Vienna Open.

The victory means he moves ahead of the Spaniard in the race to qualify for the World Tour Finals.

Murray, 27, broke his opponent three times in the final set before serving out the match to win only his second title of the year.

The win means the Briton leapfrogs Ferrer, 32, and moves up to eighth in the race to London.

The top eight players at the end of the regular season will qualify.

"It was a good finish to the week," Murray told BBC Radio 5 live after a match lasting two hours 42 minutes.

"Obviously, it was an important match in the race for the Tour Finals in London and it was a very, very tough match but I managed to get through it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Britney Spears to be Murray's New Girlfriend?

Britney Spears to be Murray's New Girlfriend?

Andy Murray is set to take part in a Channel 4 Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser.

A host of stars will appear in a spoof film about his life. Britney Spears and Pharrell Williams have offered their support.

“Making this spoof was a lot of fun and it was awesome to be able to get involved with such a great cause,” said Murray.

“Make sure that you tune in and watch Stand Up To Cancer on October 17 so you can see the full sketch.”

Monday, September 29, 2014

Murray champion at Shenzhen Open

Murray champion at Shenzhen Open

Andy Murray beat Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open.

Murray saved five match points as he ended a 15-month title drought while improving his chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals in London in November.

"I got lucky, basically, at the end of the second set," Murray said. "I fought hard, tried my best and thankfully managed to turn it round."

Murray trailed 2-6 in the second set tiebreaker against Robredo, but the Spaniard squandered five match points.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Video: Andy Murray meets Hacker T. Dog - Wimbledon 2014

Video: Andy Murray meets Hacker T. Dog - Wimbledon 2014

CBBC star Hacker T. Dog meets 2013 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles Champion Andy Murray.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is Andy Murray ready to defend Wimbledon title?

Is Andy Murray ready to defend Wimbledon title?

Andy Murray became the first British to win Wimbledon in 77 years but if I have to bet I wouldn't bet on him to win the title again at the men's Wimbledon betting market.

The Scott crushed out of Roland Garros badly against Rafa Nadal and suffered an early defeat at Queen's .

“In some ways, it can be good [to have the extra time], providing I use next week properly,” he explained after his defeat. “For me, it’s probably going to get quite hectic towards the end of next week. So over the next few days it will be nice just to have a bit of peace and quiet.”

At Wimbledon Murray will have a difficult time as Roger Federer is playing at a very high level and Wimbledon is his place.

Let's have a look at some early predictions for the fantastic four going into tennis' grass season.

Andy Murray Signs Deal With Standard Life

Andy Murray Signs Deal With Standard Life

Andy Murray has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Standard Life.

Murray, who last year became the first man from the British Isles to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years, will wear the company’s logo on his playing kit starting from the first day of the Wimbledon Championships on June 23.

“Andy has a social media fan base of over 7 million, a combined worldwide TV audience of over 1.5 billion, and participates in 16-18 tournaments across the globe each year, which will significantly increase the Standard Life Group’s brand exposure,” Scotland’s largest insurer said in the statement.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mauresmo to coach Andy Murray

Mauresmo to coach Andy Murray

Brad Gilbert was hired to turn a fledgling Andy Murray into a physical powerhouse, while the Scot turned to Ivan Lendl for some of the ruthless streak that made the Czech-born American a multiple grand slam champion.

At different stages of his career both worked wonders for Murray as he broke into the upper echelons of men's tennis and then, after some close shaves, delivered two grand slam titles and an Olympic gold.

While those two appointments appeared self-explanatory, his choice of former Wimbledon women's singles champion Amelie Mauresmo, as his new coach, is an intriguing one and it dominated the chat on Monday as the grasscourt season moved into full swing.

"She was a great player, a thinker, and I'm sure any path Andy wants to take she can help him along," former grand slam champion Mats Wilander said at Queen's Club.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Italy beats Britain 3-2 to reach Davis Cup semis

Italy beats Britain 3-2 to reach Davis Cup semis

Italy won both singles matches against Britain in straight sets on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 16 years.

Fabio Fognini pulled off a surprise 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to level the best-of-five quarterfinal at 2-2 before Andreas Seppi defeated James Ward 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive match.

"A great feat, a great success for all Italian tennis," Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti said. "It was time we got back to the semifinals. It's credit to everyone, to a team which has a great character. It was a victory of character."

Britain was looking to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1981 but Fognini was in commanding form to end Murray's run of 19 consecutive singles victories in the competition.

Seppi rarely struggled against a player ranked 127 places below him and comfortably served out for the match.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 to advance to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal.

Federer set up a showdown with Rafael Nadal, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Murray, who saved two match points in the third-set tiebreaker, has an 11-10 edge over Federer in head-to-head matches and won their last match in five sets in the Australian Open semifinals last year, but Federer has won four of five matches in majors.

The Wimbledon champion became agitated after a ruling while dropping serve late in the third set when he indicated that he thought the ball had bounced twice before Federer kept it in play.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Andy Murray Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round

Andy Murray Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round Q. Been an unusual tournament in the way you've played three guys you've not played before. Has that been one of the trickier things this week? ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, I don't know really. I mean, in all of those matches, when I haven't played against them, I started very, very well. So I can't say not knowing them was a problem because I started all the matches very, very well. The one match I didn't start so well was the one where I knew the opponent very, very well. So, no, I haven't found it particularly strange. Q. What's your sort of overall feeling after that one? ANDY MURRAY: I dominated 95% of the match, and for 15 minutes didn't close the match out. I was one point away from being in here and that being in here after a great performance to playing 15 minutes not perfect. But still created chances, even when I wasn't playing so well at the end of that third set. And then, yeah, the fourth set was fairly comfortable. You know, I lost my serve once. I think he only had breakpoint on my serve in two games in the match possibly. So it was pretty good for the most part. Q. Did you enjoy the context and artistry in that third set? ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I mean, he's a tricky guy to play against, because when he's on the run, a lot of guys now when they're on the run, they'll chip and play a higher ball and try and keep themselves in the rally, whereas he kind of goes for broke a bit. He takes the ball up the line extremely well on his forehand. He wasn't an easy guy to play against. So, you know, I mean, the whole match was tricky. I mean, obviously the end of the third set was tough mentally. But, yeah, I was happy with the match for the most part.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Andy Murray Press Conferences | Australian Open 1st Round

Andy Murray Press Conferences | Australian Open 1st Round

Q. When you knew you were going to be going on court about the time they were predicting the highest temperatures, did you fear the worst about the conditions?
ANDY MURRAY: I mean, yeah, you're obviously a bit nervous and apprehensive about it, you know, for a number of reasons for me. I was nervous because obviously the matches in Doha were good, but this for me is a big, big test playing in those conditions, potentially playing for, you know, anywhere from two and a half to four hours it can be.

So, yeah, I was a bit nervous before the match. But obviously, you know, when the shadow comes across the court it cooled down a little bit. But still, the air is extremely warm. I was glad to get off quickly.

Q. How did you find the conditions?
ANDY MURRAY: They were fine. I mean, it's not the easiest conditions I played in. I think, you know, if you were playing on one of the outside courts, in the sun, that would have been worse.

Yeah, I mean, I obviously wasn't on the court for a long time. That's what's very draining about being in conditions like that. I mean, most of the players are conditioned well enough to last in that weather for, you know, a certain amount of time. But doing it for three and a half, four hours is tough to recover from.

Q. From the sidelines it looked as those every component of the game was flowing rather nicely for a first match in a slam.
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I played well today. Practice the last week or so was very good. I played with a lot of good players. Hit the balls very well on the courts here.

And, yeah, I maybe didn't expect to play as well as I did today, but the signs have been good in practice. You know, I started the match off very well and did everything solid.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Murray beaten by Mayer at Qatar Open

Murray beaten by Mayer at Qatar Open

Andy Murray was upset by Florian Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Qatar Open.

Rafa Nadal was also taken to three sets but emerged with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over Tobias, while David Ferrer lost 6-4, 7-5 to Daniel Brands.

Murray was leading 6-3, 3-0 when the 40th-ranked Mayer started to play more aggressively, going for winners on nearly every shot. The German won 12 of the last 15 games, closing out the match with a net-cord winner to seal the win in 1 hour, 51 minutes.