Google Down the Line!: PHOTO OP: Murray muscles way into first Grand Slam quarterfinal

Monday, June 30, 2008

PHOTO OP: Murray muscles way into first Grand Slam quarterfinal

Andy Murray showed some real muscle today - and I'm not talking about those spindly arms he's brandishing here.

The Brit baller dug deep and came back from a 2 set to love deficit to oust Richard Gasquet 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-4 in a epic battle and in front of a raucous home crowd. Andy also made the first Grand Slam quarterfinal in his career with this win. But the task gets a lot tougher in the next round - Andy gets Rafael Nadal. Scary!

So is it me or did this match, the way Andy 2.0 gutted this out with real grit, remind anyone else of the original Andy's old ways? What a shame A-Rod.

(images via Getty)


  1. I figured Gasquet would choke, but this one has to hurt badly. Wow. It was nice to see Andy so pumped up and positive for a change though. And some of those shots were insane, especially in the tie break. He'll have his hands full trying to go five with Rafa. Somehow I don't think even the ambitious crowd will be able to help him over that hurdle.

  2. we'll see b2012 - it'll be a good match for sure!

  3. Nice point comparing him to Roddick of old. Hadn't thought about that.

    But what if Rafa's knee swells & stiffens? I said knee. If he can't move, the crowd's enthusiasm could help Andy to a win. But that's a big but(t)...
    Still don't see Murray winning, but it should be a fun match.

  4. you're out of control - love it natch!

    i know - big question mark on the knee. really unfortunate but it may be nothing.

  5. I was reminded of how Gasquet "stole" his match last year against Roddick - coming back from two sets and a break down in the quarters to win it. So maybe this was some karmic payback? Too bad for Andy R. that it was the other Andy benefiting. Yo! Vishnu! That's Andy Roddick not Andy Murray!


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