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Rome: Something To Smile About

Posted by gauloises1 on April 27, 2010

Andy Murray won a match. An actual match. In a tournament. Against a human. A fully-grown human male who knows how to play tennis.


OK, I’m not getting ahead of myself here. God knows he should be beating Seppi et al precisely as routinely as he did. And god also knows he will be losing to Ferrer in the next round, probably in straights. But after the long drawn-out (or short and sharp, thank you, PEHK and Robin) agony of watching him since the Australian Open, this was a tonic. He looked like he wanted to be out there, he was focussed and a bit feisty, his backhand was back on song and he even hit a few forehand winners. By which I obviously mean that he pushed the ball weakly across the net and his opponent managed to fall over his own feet and missed it, because we all know that’s what he does.

Anyway. I loved it.

More please.

2 Responses to “Rome: Something To Smile About”

  1. Imtotallyrad said

    I could be wrong, as is often the case, but doesnt Ferrer play Potato Startch a.k.a Potito Starace next? Or has he already played that match and im just hell confused by the time diffrences…..which really wouldnt suprise me.

    Also i like your explanation of Mandys forehand….its good to see a fan with a realistiv view of how he plays 🙂

    • gauloises1 said

      No, you’re so right, Ferru does play Potito Starace next. I was just underestimating Potito so much that I neglected to mention it.

      And now the tennis gods will punish me 😦

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