19 year old Andrey Rublev will not want to run into Andy Murray anytime soon. The British number one and world number one was in ruthless and brutal mode this morning as he dropped just five games in three sets as he produced a master class against the young Russian who to his credit kept going.
You can see it as a thrashing and as a vital lesson learnt. During the second set i remember hearing John McEnroe say if you don’t have variety on this court you will be found out and he was right.
Rublev has a strong baseline game and it seems to be the trend amongst young players at the moment to go big off the forehand and use the backhand to maintain some control and keep rallies neutral but as ever Murray was up to his usual party tricks on route to victory.
The biggest cheer of the match came when the Russian got on the board in the third set after going quite a while without recording a game on the board due to the brilliance of the world number one who gave nothing away and is now set to play Sam Querrey in round three who defeated Novak last year at Wimbledon…