Following an impressive comeback win against the sixth seed Ugo Humbert, Andy Murray said after his match:
“Winning is all that matters to me….I’m not particularly interested in losing and playing well.”
By ranking the win for the Brit from a set down was the biggest of his year and highlighted his determination in getting back to his best. It was an impressive win against the Frenchman but unfortunately for the home crowd in Moselle who on Centre Court watched all four Frenchman go out in round one.
As the match against Humbert went on it was more and more impressive from the Brit, he began to find his forehand and that for me has been the difference in some matches is just generating a bit more pace. There was a moment in the second set at 3-3 that he was 0-30 down on serve but held, he went onto win the set 6-3 and having been level at 3-3 went onto win 9 of the last eleven games winning the third set 6-2.
Next up for the Brit was a battle with Vasek Pospisil, the Canadian started well but under the pressure of Murray and some double faults gave Murray a look-in which he took and ran with.
Similar to the Humbert match but I felt that as time went on in the match the forehand of Murray began to gradually pick up the pace returning well and going for the backhand of the Canadian.
Murray did slip up in the second set and slipped down an immediate break but continued to create and return serve well and found his rhythm to win 6-3 6-3 in under 90 minutes and book his place in the final eight.
Speaking after the match the Brit said:
“Absolutely, I’ve been playing for me anyway the last few years this period has been the most tournaments I’ve played and my body feels good. I’m starting to gain a little bit of confidence with each match and starting to see the points and how I want to play them again which is great. There have been times in the last year where I’ve been a little bit confused and not seeing how the points are developing and stuff which for me was always a strong part of my game and made me feel quite uncomfortable on the court when I was feeling that way. I’m starting to get that (confidence) back, the results are coming and my tennis is getting better.”