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Monday, May 16, 2016

Andy Murray outclasses Novak Djokovic to win maiden Rome Masters title

Andy Murray outclasses Novak Djokovic to win maiden Rome Masters title

Andy Murray landed a major psychological blow ahead of the French Open after defeating world number one Novak Djokovic for the first time on clay to claim his maiden title at the Rome Masters.

On the day of his 29th birthday Murray produced perhaps his best ever display on his least favoured surface as he prevailed in the inclement Italian conditions against Djokovic, who was irritable throughout the Briton's straight sets victory.

Victory comes just days after splitting with coach Amelie Mauresmo and caps a stunning run of form on clay, which has seen him reach the semi-final at Monte Carlo and the final in Madrid ahead of his bid to reach his first final at Roland Garros in less than a fortnight's time.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Video Interview: Murray Moves Into Rome 2016 Final

Video Interview: Murray Moves Into Rome 2016 Final

Andy Murray eases pasts lucky loser Lucas Pouille to book a spot in the Rome final.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Video Interview: Murray Into Rome 2016 SF

Video Interview: Murray Into Rome 2016 SF

Andy Murray overcomes David Goffin in Rome and will face Lucas Pouille.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Video Interview: Murray Aims To Maintain Form At Rome 2016

Video Interview: Murray Aims To Maintain Form At Rome 2016

Andy Murray looks forward to maintaining his recent run of form and competing at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Videos: Djokovic Madrid Champion

Videos: Djokovic Madrid Champion

Watch highlights as Novak Djokovic downs Andy Murray in the Madrid final.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Djokovic beats Murray to win Madrid title, his 29th Master title

Djokovic beats Murray to win Madrid title, his 29th Master title

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to win a record 29th career Masters title.

Djokovic saved seven break points in the final game and converted on his third match point of the night to secure the win over the defending champion, moving one victory ahead of Rafael Nadal in Masters tournament victories.

It was Djokovic's second title in Madrid, and fifth of the year this season. He reached 33 wins, the most on tour in 2016. The win leaves the Serb tied with Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras for sixth on the Open Era titles list with 64.

The result allows Roger Federer, who is third in the list of Masters winners with 24 titles, to surpass Murray for No. 2 in the world on Monday. It also kept the British player from winning his 12th Masters 1000 title, and second on clay.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Murray beats Nadal, reaches Madrid Open final again

Murray beats Nadal, reaches Madrid Open final again

Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4 to reach his second straight Madrid Open final.

Nadal had his chances but failed on the decisive points, falling short on his attempt to win a third consecutive title this season.

"In general, he was a little bit better than me, and we have to congratulate him for his victory and recognize that he has played better than me in the important moments," Nadal said.

Murray became the first player to ever beat Nadal at the same clay tournament in consecutive years.

"Not loads of players have won against Rafa on clay throughout his career," Murray said. "Very few in the last year for sure when he wasn't playing his best. To beat him in Spain on a clay court is obviously a big, big challenge for any player. Very pleased to have beaten him this year."

Friday, May 6, 2016

Murray beats Berdych to reach Madrid Open semifinals

Murray beats Berdych to reach Madrid Open semifinals

Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals at the Madrid Open after beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2.

The match at the "Magic Box" was played with the roof closed because of rain.

"They were different conditions, playing under the roof, and I've adjusted to them well," said Murrayt. "That was the most pleasant thing for me, because I've only played maybe three or four indoor clay matches in my life. Not easy conditions, against a tough opponent, and I played well.''

Murray, the defending champion in Madrid, will next play either fifth-ranked Rafael Nadal or Joao Sousa.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, competing at the Mutua Madrid Open for the first time since 2013, aims to capture at 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.



Friday, April 15, 2016

Murray routs Raonic to reach Monte Carlo Masters semifinals

Murray routs Raonic to reach Monte Carlo Masters semifinals

Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0.

Murray was in charge early against Raonic in the first of the quarter-finals on Court Ranier III.

The second-seeded Scot quickly set up a 5-2 lead and broke Raonic again in the eighth game to wrap up the opener. He relinquished just six points on serve and capitalised on a first-serve conversion rate of 37 per cent from Raonic. From there, Murray did not lose another game, taking total control to seal victory in 66 minutes.

Murray will next face Rafael Nadal, who defeated Stan Wawrinka.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

ATP Tennis Players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and others enjoyed the Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.... Enjoy the pics...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Videos: Miami Preview Interview - Murray, Tsonga, Nishikori, Isner

Videos: Miami Preview Interview - Murray, Tsonga, Nishikori, Isner

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and John Isner talk about Miami ...








Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Andy Murray and Kim Sears welcome baby girl

Andy Murray and Kim Sears welcome baby girl

Andy Murray has become a father for the first time after his wife Kim Sears gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday.

The Scot made a dash to the airport to fly home to his pregnant wife after his defeat at the Australian Open final.

Murray sent a message to Sears after the defeat to Djokovic, saying: "You have been a legend the last two weeks, thank you so much for all of your support. I'll be on the next flight home".

The Lawn Tennis Association, the sport's governing body in Britain, on Tuesday tweeted a picture of Murray and Sears on their wedding day with the message: "Congratulations to @andy_murray & Kim Sears on the birth of their baby girl!"

Monday, February 1, 2016

Djokovic wins 6th Australian Open title

Djokovic wins 6th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3) to win his sixth Australian Open title, the fourth time he has taken down the Scot in the Melbourne Park final.

Nole equals Roy Emerson’s Australian Open haul and closes to within six majors of Roger Federer’s record.

“I have to say I’m extremely honoured to be mentioned alongside the legends of our sport, like Rod Laver. Thank you Mr Laver for coming along tonight and making this match special,” Djokovic said. “Mr Roy Emerson, who is not here tonight, it’s a great privilege to match the record of one of the greatest players to have played this game.”

The loss marks the fifth time Murray had fallen in the Australian Open decider.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic def Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3)

Q. Can you give us your verdict on the match?
ANDY MURRAY: I mean, basically I saw some of the stats just at the end of the match. He won 25 more points than me, 26 more points. I had 25 or 26 more unforced errors.

You know, I think I didn't hit my forehand particularly well at the beginning of the match. I started to hit it better in the third set. But, yeah, that was it.

Q. The level of tennis in the second and third sets was pretty high, judging by your standards?
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I think so. I mean, the end of the second set, obviously the game I lost 40-Love up, was a tough one.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Andy Murray semifinal Interview Australian Open 2016

Andy Murray semifinal Interview Australian Open 2016

Andy Murray def Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2

Q. Very solid match. You only lost the first serve and never any more. Was that something important?
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, for sure. When you play against someone who, you know, is tough to break like Milos, you need to protect your own serve to put pressure on them.

I think at the end of the fourth set I did very well. I won some of the breakpoints I faced. I came up with some good second serves. You know, changed the position of the second serves on a few points. Served close to the lines. That was big.

But, yeah, against anyone, is one of the most important shots, if not the most important, especially tonight.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Andy Murray def David Ferrer 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3

Q. How much of a difference did it make there when the roof closed?
ANDY MURRAY: I think it changed things a little bit. Obviously, you know, I had chances in the second set. Obviously at 4-All I had 15-40 in that game, and then a couple shots in the tiebreak that I could have done better with.

You know, when the roof closed, I was obviously up a break in the third and was feeling good. That first game after the delay was a very important. I saved a couple of break points, but then actually played a good game. So it was nice to get through that game.

Then I felt like started to play better as the match went on.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Day 8

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Day 8

Andy Murray def Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)

Q. Pretty straightforward win, Andy. How do you assess your performance?
ANDY MURRAY: I didn't think it was that straightforward. It was a tricky match. You know, I mean, I got up a break I think in all of the sets. Each time he obviously got it back. So there were quite a few momentum shifts in all of the sets.

I think the third set he definitely played better. He started taking a lot more chances, especially at the end of the set. The 5-All game that we played there, it was a very long game. He was serving and going big off the first ball. It wasn't easy for me to get into a rhythm.

Luckily he missed a few easy forehands in the tiebreak, and that helped me out in the breaker. Helped me get it done in straight sets.

But, you know, it's obviously never straightforward against someone with his game style. He's a different player to most. You know, he's tough.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open 2016 Day 4

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open 2016 Day 4

Andy Murray def Sam Groth 6-0 6-4 6-1

Q. Is the ball looking quite big today? Seemed to time your returns well.
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I returned good. I mean, he didn't start the match off serving that well, which helped. Because I was returning well, that maybe put some more pressure on him.

He didn't really start serving well or how well he can serve until maybe, you know, middle of the second set. Then, you know, made it tougher there.

But, yeah, I returned good and passed and lobbed well. That's what I needed to do today to get the win.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Andy Murray Australian Open Interview Day 2 January 19th 2016

Andy Murray Australian Open Interview Day 2 January 19th 2016

Andy Murray def Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-2 6-3

Q. You must be glad to get that out of the way, especially with the conditions out there.
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, it was hot, especially in the end of the second set and third set. It was a bit cloudy at the start, so it wasn't actually too bad.

But then towards the end it started to heat up. Third set was a long one. We played a lot of long games, especially on his serve. You know, I think I could have done a little bit better job of closing the match out a little bit sooner, because I did have chances to go up a double break. I think I had I think three games in a row Love-30 and break points as well.

But I played well. I played a good match. Just could have, you know, been a bit more efficient in the third set, I think.