Murray at his best
Over 5000 miles away where the weather is sunnier, the economic times are brighter and Billy Connolly is continuing his comedy world tour, the fantastic Australian open is almost halfway through proceedings and our boy Andy Murray is playing what sports journalists beleive is his “best tennis ever”.
The 23 year old surrey bound scot has had a blinding tournament so far, losing just 22 games in his four wins of the tournament and his most recent victim was none other than world number 11 Jurgen Meltzer, a recent quarter finalist at Wimbledon, 6-3 6-1 6-1.
Andy has won 6 out of the twelve sets he has played 6-1 and is looking at his best. Alot of critics and viewers were already eyeing up a quarter final clash between the hard hitting swede Robin Soderling who has taken Andys no.4 in the world rankings recently due to his form, however Robin Soderling was stunned in the 4th round by the small but not to be under estimated Alexandr Dolgopolov from Ukraine.
Eyes set on Dolgopolov in the last Wimbledon tournament when he gave french ace Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a five set thriller before bowing out in the 4th round, but this time he refused to be beaten as he gos through to face Murray in the quarter final. “He is quite an unorthodox player who makes you play different shots to keep in the game and i will have to be at my best to beat him” Said Murray in a conference yesterday after the shock win by Dolgopolov.
Lets hope that Murrays form can take him beyond Dolgopolov for a possible mouth watering semi final against none other than Rafa Nadal the current tennis world no.1
Written by James Moore
Online Sports Correspondent