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Montreal: No. 2

Posted by gauloises1 on August 16, 2009

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

    R-e-s-p-e-c-t.

  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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