An ugly game by Youzhny and Murray takes control. Bad news for the Russian 20th seed as he calls on the trainer after requesting some scissors. A haircut perhaps? Nahhh just a snip of his ankle bandages. Phew.
Another ace by Murray and he gets his nose nose further ahead. 3-1. He's aiming for his sixth Wimbers quarter-final.
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Calling today Monday? It's winning the poll so far....what's up with you?!
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Plenty of backhand slice from both players and after a cute dropshot by Murray, Youzhny lashes the ball against the net. Whoop whoop. Huge serve helps Murray out and it's relatively comfortable for the Brit/Scot/curly haired genius (delete as applicable) so far. 4-2.
Thanks for all your comments so far. Keep them coming. Reckon this could be Murray's year on current form? These matches are certainly less nervy than those involving Tim Henman.
43 minutes gone and Murray will be serving for the opening set in a few minutes.
Magic pic of Lendl. What a superstar. I think I remember seeing him smile once at the US Open. It's a fine line between being cool and looking miserable. Some people can get away with it. I try to look cool and I get called Mr Grumpy pants.
Crazy stat. Murray has returned 97% of Youzhny 's serves.
Anybody else supposed to be working but sneaking a peak at updates of the Murray match? Shame on you.
Murray trails 40-0 up but he opens his shoulders and plays a brilliant point and finishes with a super smash. A cracking rally ends with Youzhny smashing a backhand just wide of the line. 40-30. And it's soon deuce. Impressive stuff from the tireless Scot. Big grunts from the baseline as Murray messes up after all that hard work and a wild one hands the game to the Russian.
Murray wastes a net volley to wrap up a comfortable service game and he looks a little weary as the game drifts into deuce. He gets lucky as Youzhny slaps his return just wide and just misses out with a cute lob falling the wrong side of the chalk dust (although I know it's not chalk dust these days). Murray hangs on though with a couple of big serves. 1-1.
Shot of the day so far. Youzhny smacks one right at Murray's feet but the Scot scoops it back up to make it 30-30 with a beautiful dropshot. Cracking stuff. Youzhny getting back into this contest though. More magic on the way as a Murray lob makes it 40-30. WOW............Youzhny in control but Murray gets round behind the ball and somehow fires a forehand winner. And he loves it. Big emotion. Magical game after a couple of dithery games.