Andy Murray performed considered one of his finest matches just lately when he took on Spain’s 18-year previous teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz on the Indian Wells Masters 2021. Murray received the match 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in a match that went over 3 hours. Murray was not the favorite going into the match given the contrasting health and athleticism of the 2 gamers however nonetheless, it was Murray who continues his keep within the desert.
Murray regardless of shedding the first set, seemed strong within the match that was evenly contested between the duo. Whereas Murray had performed tournaments earlier than coming to the Indian Wells, Alcaraz was again on the tour for the primary time since his quarter-final run on the 2021 US Open the place he turned the youngest quarter-finalist on the Slam within the Open Period.
Praising the efficiency of his fellow countryman, former US Open finalist and ranked as excessive as World No. 4, Greg Rusedski took to Twitter the recognize Murray’s battle towards Alcaraz. “Unimaginable effort to bodily beat the younger Spaniard with a brand new calm outlook this week and acceptance. 1st time since CINCY 2020 he has received again to again at grasp collection degree,” wrote Greg.
Andy Murray to fulfill Alexander Zverev within the third spherical
Murray was himself happy along with his efficiency towards Alcaraz.”It was a brutal match, actually robust circumstances. The way in which I fought after shedding the primary set was nice as a result of I really feel I ought to have received that first set. I created numerous probabilities however didn’t take them. It could’ve been straightforward to let that slip away however I stored combating and completed it nicely,” stated Murray.
The win now takes him into the third spherical the place he’ll meet Germany’s Alexander Zverev who comes into the third spherical after a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win over Jenson Brooksby that additionally sees him qualify for the 2021 ATP Finals becoming a member of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Yr-Finish Championships the place he was a winner on the 2018 version.
https://firstsportz.com/tennis-greg-rusedski-lauds-andy-murray-for-his-2nd-round-win-at-the-indian-wells-masters2021/ | “Unimaginable effort to bodily beat Carlos Alcaraz” Greg Rusedski lauds Andy Murray for his 2nd spherical win on the Indian Wells Masters 2021