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Montreal: No. 2

Posted by gauloises1 on August 16, 2009

Andy Murray d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 64 76(8)


A gutsy rather than a particularly impressive performance, but what really matters is that with this win, Murray has ensured that he will overtake Nadal for the no. 2 ranking on Monday – the first man other than Federer or Nadal to be ranked no. 2 since July 2005, when Nadal overtook Hewitt. And I don’t care what anyone says; I’m delighted.


Now please, please, please win a Slam, OK?

As for Jo … well, what can you say? It’s Jo. Effortlessly brilliant one moment, simply dreadful the next.


Still pretty though.

3 Responses to “Montreal: No. 2”

  1. AmyLu said

    I’ve always liked the number three better than the number two. 😉

    In all seriousness, very well done to Murray for moving to number two. I’m not so sure why there’s uproar in places that he has the ranking — he completely earned it, and it’s not his fault Rafa had to pull out of Queens and Wimbledon — and he’s not the genius who came up with the idea of awarding Olympic points that are undefendable.

    And, truthfully, if Rafa can regain his form by the USO (which I think is somewhat doubtful that he’ll really be contending for the title — I’d like to see him make a run to the quarters), I want him in Fed’s half. I think he stands a much better chance of knocking Fed out in the semis than the final.

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    Heck, I’m not even a Murray fan and I still think (like AmyLu said) the hullaballo surrounding Murray moving to no. 2 is slightly ridiculous.

    I mean, the guy has obviously worked really hard. And he’s played some great matches.

    Maybe people are just aggravated that the status quo is being tampered with? Heathens!


  3. neil in toronto said

    lol i can imagine where the hullaballo is coming from, but well done to Andy. I watched the first 2 sets of this match and was suitably impressed with both. Not so impressed when my father, uncle, and brother, decided that GOLF was more important to watch.

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