Andy Murray Gives Himself a Good Chance at an Olympic Medal
August 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Andy Murray is through to the semifinals and has given himself a good chance at an Olympic medal.
Murray started off strong on Thursday, unlike his start on Wednesday’s round three match.
Murray won his first service game without losing a point and started his aces early, with one in his first service game. He made 15 aces throughout the course of the match.
Nicolas Almagro of Spain double faulted in the in the fifth game of the first set to give Murray the break and lead 3-2.
Murray went on to hold his service game for 4-2.
In the seventh game Murray had to run up to the net to hit the ball. He hit the ball for an angle shot and a good point, but Murray hit the net with his foot and the point went to Almagro 30-15.
Murray came back for 30-all.
Murray was not able to win the game and Almagro held for 3-4.
That one point may have cost Murray the seventh game, but he was still in the lead.
Murray made another incredible shot in the ninth game. He hit the ball around the net for a point.
Almagro served to stay in the set and managed to hold 4-5 and forced Murray to serve for the set.
Murray won the set without losing a point in the final game.
Almagro then called for the trainer for his shoulder. He had been rubbing his shoulder on the changeovers.
Murray broke Almagro in the first game of the second set.
Almagro didn’t even win a point till the third game. In this game he managed to hold his serve and win a game. This would be the only game Almagro would win in the second set.
In the fourth game, Murray served two aces in a row followed by two double faults. He managed to hold on serve despite the double faults. Murray continued his lead for 3-1.
Murray then broke Almagro for a 4-1 lead.
Murray held on his serve without losing a point and forced Almagro to serve to stay in the match.
Murray only lost one point in the final game to win the match and advance to the semifinals.