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Good performance from Andy and definitely a good thing that he has had two quick matches to get into the swing of things. It's looking like Anderson will be his R16 opponent as Fognini looks to have had a rough time, and that's assuming he comes out on top of his R64 tie. Presuming, of course, that Murray overcomes his R32 opponent.

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Good stuff. Looking good, minimum of fuss, and got his visit to Court One out the way.

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L32: (3) Andy Murray WR 5 v (27) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) WR 23 (= CH)

The Spaniard is on a 7-match winning streak on grass, having won the title in s'Hertogenbosch, but of course Andy is on a 15-match winning streak at the AELTC.


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Bautista Agut also won the title as third seed without having to play a fellow 1-4 seed with Ferrer withdrawing and Verdasco losing in the QF's. Still, he will be no mess-about.

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Bautista Agut having a very good year, with last week's grass title taking him up to a CH of WR 23 and up to no 15 in the race.

Hopefully be a good step up at this time for Andy, get a good match in before two days off, without too much drama.

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David Ferrer loses in 5, leaving Grigor Dimitrov as Andy's likely QF opponent if he gets there.

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Andy steam-rola'd his opponent. (Igmc)

Quick match, but it still made me a bit late for my usual Wednesday afternoon food shopping trip - make it quicker next time, Andy, please! Actually I hope they don't give him any more 1pm starts - which always involves channel-hopping, and that makes recording difficult.



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Bautista-Agut followed by another and then Dimitrov is quite a sticky line-up. Glad that he got off the court quickly today - after Paris, would guess that's a priority whenever possible.



-- Edited by Spectator on Wednesday 25th of June 2014 05:53:34 PM

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Wot??  No comments on Andy's match?  Maybe everybody was like me and had to dash off and catch up on chores the minute it finished.

A bit passive at the start, presumably while he was working out his opponent's strengths and weaknesses, and he took his foot off the pedal a bit at the end, but the middle was good. You can't complain about a score of 6-2 6-3 6-2 against the World #23 who has just won a grass tournament!

Kevin Anderson on Monday. 



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Bye bye Berdy, Berdy bye bye.

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Ha Ha, Madeline, you just beat me to it re no mention about that Scottish laddie's win.

R3 : (3) Andy Murray WR 5 beat (27) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) WR 23 6-2 6-3 6-2

R4 : (3) Andy Murray WR 5 vs (20) Kevin Anderson (RSA) WR 18.

A very comfortable, accomplished win by Andy, and great how his back surgery seems to have helped restore his backhand to former potentness.

I was expecting more from Bautista Agut, but in truth he lacked the weapons to cause an on form Andy any particular difficulties. Did suggest just close to the end that he could have offered a bit more of a fight, and there had maybe been an element of stage fright ( though he was probably initially encouraged by a bit of loss of focus from Andy ). Still clear he was never going to have been a serious danger.

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Now that was impressive, Andy can definitely defend his title, I wouldn't have said that this time last week.


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philwrig wrote:

Now that was impressive, Andy can definitely defend his title, I wouldn't have said that this time last week.


 Pretty much my thought process. Obviously his opposition hasn't been (relatively) much, but technically, he's looking great.

Anderson has a booming serve but from my viewing, he appears to have less in the movement department than perhaps his fellow tallies such as Berdych. Will be an interesting one.



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Ha Ha, Madeline, you just beat me to it re no mention about that Scottish laddie's win.

R3 : (3) Andy Murray WR 5 beat (27) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) WR 23 6-2 6-3 6-2

R4 : (3) Andy Murray WR 5 vs (20) Kevin Anderson (RSA) WR 18.

A very comfortable, accomplished win by Andy, and great how his back surgery seems to have helped restore his backhand to former potentness.

I was expecting more from Bautista Agut, but in truth he lacked the weapons to cause an on form Andy any particular difficulties. Did suggest just close to the end that he could have offered a bit more of a fight, and there had maybe been an element of stage fright ( though he was probably initially encouraged by a bit of loss of focus from Andy ). Still clear he was never going to have been a serious danger.


I was on Centre Court today and it turned out to be a good day to be there, with 4 former champs on show (1 reigning, obviously!), an excellent women's match between 2 of them (Petra and Venus) and, while not an edge of the seat Murraycoaster, just about the most fluently I have seen Andy play on grass.

Plenty of visual evidence that his back operation is turning out to be a success and while Bautista Agut didn't give him the kind of test that a top 10 player would,  I certainly didn't think the Spaniard was a pushover, even if he did fall over a lot! (you'd think having won a grass court title last week, he wouldn't be doing that so much)

He is the kind of player Andy often drops a set to in the first week of a slam, so that kind of scoreline (and the 3rd set scoreline could have been even better) is very encouraging and I thought it was a really excellent performance overall.

Centre Court isn't usually very noisy if Andy is never really in significant trouble but although it wasn't that loud today, there was quite a fun, boisterous party atmosphere. Some idiotic shouts, of course (will they never realise that "come on Tim" ceased to be funny after the very first time someone shouted it at an Andy match? ... or perhaps even the first time!), but for me the best laugh came when someone behind me shouted out "Do it for Maggie!" (referring to his dog, of course) and the comments of a woman near me to the person she was with made it clear that she thought they were shouting about the late former Prime Minister and she couldn't work out for the life of her why. biggrin



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Well I think that counts as a satisfactory first week with just 19 games dropped in 9 sets.

Playing like this he shouldn't have too much difficulty with Anderson and should also beat Dimitrov. Then it gets difficult.

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