Andy Murray (3) vs. Denis Istomin- USO 2013 R16

who wins?

  • Murray in 3

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Murray in 4

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • Murray in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Istomin in 3

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Istomin in 4

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Istomin in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    7

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Beautiful shot from Istomin to save BP.

...But not enough as Murray gets the double break. 5-1 and serving for the set now.
 
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Murray breaks and will serve for the set. I'm hard on the guy but he always seems to get it done while looking so ordinary.
 
BTW guys, Berdych looks GOOD in his match against Wawa. If Murray wins this match, he'll have his hands full. Then there's the H2H in favour of Berdych on top of that. Of course, that's IF Berdych wins his match. Wawrinka playing well also.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Well that was a much better set from Murray, keep it up please Andy cause id very much like to go bed in the next hour if possible.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Have been watching the other match. Just switched to this one, saw the score and laughed.
 

Goosehead

Legend
BTW guys, Berdych looks GOOD in his match against Wawa. If Murray wins this match, he'll have his hands full. Then there's the H2H in favour of Berdych on top of that. Of course, that's IF Berdych wins his match. Wawrinka playing well also.
screw the h2h,

turdych is a head case who will see the u s open champion over the net and crumble to defeat like an..erm...apple crumble :neutral:
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Wow they are showing highlights of the Berdych and Wawrinka match and he just got broken twice serving for the set? Choke much? o_O
 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
Murray is a notoriously terrible match starter (except against Federer). I'm not sure why people are so surprised he had a tough first set. It usually takes him an hour or so to loosen up. He's been like this for years.
 

Tenez101

Banned
Murray is a notoriously terrible match starter (except against Federer). I'm not sure why people are so surprised he had a tough first set. It usually takes him an hour or so to loosen up. He's been like this for years.
He seems to be a fast starter in big matches, at least against Federer and Djokovic. I remember in both Wimby finals he played in, he came out firing in the first set and broke his opponent almost immediately (also winning the first set convincingly in both matches).
 
Murray having a bit of a fit because Istomin actually had the audacity to hit a return winner. One of the reasons why he'll never be high on my list of favourite players, no matter how much I respect him as a player.
 

Ballinbob

Hall of Fame
I just can't get over why Andy's second serve is so slow and why he cant do more with it. With such an awesome first serve you'd think his second would be better
 

idioteque

Professional
It's like Andy calculates what it takes to beat his opponent, and then dedicates himself to playing only 1% better.
 

Defcon

Hall of Fame
Murray is an extremely easy player to dislike based on his style of play, even for his biggest fan and regardless of results,
 
Murray's swing speed is really slow. That has a lot to do with the relative lack of pace on his shots compared to Djokovic/Nadal/Federer etc.
 

UncleRico.

New User
Murray's never had a very whippy stroke, that's just translated from the way he learned the game, I suppose. He also uses a relatively heavy racket as well, which is why you rarely see him blown off the court against big hitters, and his defense and movement is spectacular for a guy his size.

He 'pushes' because he can. And you can't hit through him :)
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
For the love of god Murray just get this set over with. Also Wawrinka on hard could be tricky for Murray, we all remember what he did to Djokovic at AO.
 
Murray's never had a very whippy stroke, that's just translated from the way he learned the game, I suppose. He also uses a relatively heavy racket as well, which is why you rarely see him blown off the court against big hitters, and his defense and movement is spectacular for a guy his size.

He 'pushes' because he can. And you can't hit through him :)
Can't argue with any of that. Whatever works, right.
 

velocity44

New User
lol

Murray not happy with Istomin's delay and new colors. Then Istomin comes back and bounces the ball a lot in his new gigs. A lot of muttering from Murray.
This match is a riot!
 
Istomin looking a bit tired but he still manages to hold and leads 4-3 in the 4th. Good shotmaking by the Uzbek is allowing him to go toe to toe with Murray here, despite the fatigue creeping in.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Amazing break from Murray, how that mis-hit landed in is beyond me but Murray will now serve for the match.
 
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