At some point you’ll have to rename the units of measure for pageantry in tennis, and instead of “plays of epic proportions” you’ll simply say: seven out of ten on the Murray scale. The Brit has given fights a “ten out of ten on the Murray scale”, and on Tuesday evening at Indian Wells it looked like at least eight in doubles in two sets of victories – no more is possible. Rival Alexander Zverev struck to win the match, but Murray fought back with wild stops and soulful praise that Zverev took or let down the field.
Britt made the break, and as always, he transformed himself from a whipped whipped bucket to a whipped wannabe wrestler, and these are often the moments when opponents break up. Zverev didn’t break out, he regularly played against a wild card recipient – which Murray owes to his injury plays (ten out of ten on the Murray scale). It was only five out of ten, Zverev won 6:4, 7:6(4), in the round of 16 he would meet Gael Monfils (France), Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 7:5, 6:2. Was lost on Wednesday evening.
It was a good test for Zverev as Murray, despite his history of suffering, has been able to throw himself into such games and hold great rallies. He plays back balls that others don’t (that’s why US Open winner Daniil Medvedev complained about his partner on the training field in the afternoon because he made it a little too easy for himself), he chooses tactical moves. It’s like stopping on Zverev’s second serve or standing in the field. He had also taken a 3-0 lead in the first set and puzzled Zverev to find the game.
In doubles, Zverev and Jan-Lenard Struff are eliminated.
It was the perfect preparation for a match against people like Medvedev, but Zverev is now too good to be in serious danger against Murray – which, by the way, greatly angered the British: “I think I was not good enough. A lot of mistakes. There were good things, but then there were also bad times.”
What bothers him: It’s his turn in these games, whether in the U.S. In the Open against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas or against Poland Hubert Herkaz (6: 7.3: 6 in Metz) and Norwegian Kasper Rood (5: 7, 4: 6). in San Diego) – but: “I don’t win it.” Feather Twitter Murray wrote: “Crap.”
Another notable feature of Zverev’s victory was: he defeated Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Murray, the so-called big four of the era, which is now slowly coming to an end. “It’s something special because not many have made it,” Zverev said. But the tournament continues. Zverev immediately reached stage 4, for a double with Jan-Lenard Struff. Both lost 5-7, 3-6 against Denis Shapovalov (Canada) and Rohan Bopanna (India). Two out of ten on the Murray scale.
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