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Who will win, Murray or Wang ? [27 vote(s)]

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RE: Murray v Wang: Rd2: ATP San Jose

Great result for the lad. Dug deep in the first set when it could easily have snowballed against him. This guy is made of tough stuff. Let's not forget Wang is a young up-and-coming player who already has the very notable scalp of James Blake to his name.

Nice updates guys. Unfortunately I came back from my night out in no fit state to do anything other than crash in bed, but would have been appreciated had I been up :P

Any idea what the first serve % was like? Very encouraging stat against Fish but from the sound of his service games he didn't get many cheap points at all. This could very well be down to Wang being a very quick and agile player, but worrying nevertheless. If he is to have a chance against people like Roddick then he has to be able to win easy games on his own serve.

Soderling next. Murray should be favourite but this is really a closer game than that. I wouldn't be surprised if he lost, though that would be a disappointment. That in itself is a measure of how far he has come.


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From Sporting Life:


Andy Murray admitted he had to come through the "toughest set I've played on the tour so far" to book his place in the last eight of the ATP SAP Open in San Jose.

The Briton lost the first three games of the opening set against Yeu-Tzuoo Wang of Taipei but broke back to level at 3-3 and then held his service in a marathon eighth game before breaking again to take the set 6-4.

Murray broke Wang's opening serve to take control of the second set and complete a 6-4 6-2 victory to set up a quarter-final clash against Robin Soderling of Sweden, who had earlier knocked out Mark Philippoussis.

Murray said: "I think I can say the first set was the toughest set I've played on the tour so far.

"The first few games were kind of tight. I'd lost my serve... but then I'd have some chances in his service games.

"I think that at 5-3 or 4-4 (they) were some of the toughest games I've played.

"It was a pretty long match for 6-4, 6-2 and I'm really happy to come through because I didn't feel like I served very well and I was under a lot of pressure in my service game.

"I held it together pretty well."

Murray is looking forward to his second meeting with Soderling. In their first match - in the second round of the Thailand Open last year - Murray prevailed in two tie-breaks to move into the top 100 of the ATP rankings for the first time.

He went on to reach his first ATP final, losing to world number one Roger Federer.


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Murray roars into quarter-finals

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Murray will face Swede Robin Soderling in the quarter-finalsAndy Murray booked a quarter-final place at the SAP Open in San Jose with a 6-4 6-2 win over Yeu-Tzuoo Wang.

The 18-year-old fell 3-0 behind in the first set but after pulling level, he survived a marathon eighth game on his own serve before taking the first set.

"I think the first set was the toughest I've played on the tour," he said.

Murray roared through the second set to set up a quarter-final meeting with Sweden's Robin Soderling, who beat Australian Mark Philippoussis.

It will be Murray's first ATP quarter-final of the season, and only the third of his career.

Victory over Soderling on Friday would set up a possible semi-final with top seed Andy Roddick, if the American beats Germany's Bjorn Phau.

Roddick survived a torrid second set before beating Dane Kenneth Carlsen to seal a quarter-final against Phau.

The 23-year-old won the opener 6-3 but surrendered the second 6-1 before recovering to win the decider 6-3.

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt had little trouble beating American Sam Warburg 6-4 6-3 but he said the ankle injury he suffered in his second-round defeat at the Australian Open was still bothering him.

"I still feel it out there," Hewitt said.

"It's just when I jam my foot off during matches. It's something you can't test before a match. So I'm just trying to build it up."

Hewitt meets fellow Australian Wayne Arthurs in the quarter-finals after the veteran upset seventh seed Dmitry Tursonov 6-3 6-7 6-3.


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