Andy Murray Hangs On In Cincinnati Masters
Andy Murray’s return to form showed a distinct wobble in his Cincinnati Masters campaign, and he was lucky to survive.
Playing Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Murray lost the opening set 4-6 and in the second set he had to fight back from three service breaks. Having done that he took command of the set and finally won it 6-3. In the third set things again evened up and it went to a tie break which Murray took confidently 7/4.
Speaking afterwards Murray complained about the conditions saying that they were very warm. As a result he struggled to control the ball, particularly as Gulbis was making huge hits. He admitted that he needed to up his game and that he needed to get some rest. He complained that in his last seven games he has had to play in the early afternoon in very uncomfortable condition. He is hoping that he will next get an evening slot.
If his tennis falls apart it seems that he might have a second career as a model. He has appeared in Vogue and is modelling a tuxedo fashionably matched with a pair of white trainers. In other shots he shown dressed in vest and low slung jeans. The shots were taken by Mario Testino the top fashion photographer in the Garage of Murray’s multi-million pad in Surrey.
Murray is not the only person struggling at the Cincinnati Masters. Rafael Nadal has also been experiencing some difficulties. He had to fight back from going down 5-7 in the first set to Marcos Baghdatis but eventually came through taking the final sets 7-6, 6-2.