Davis Cup is no choke for Murray


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:02

Austria’s Jurgen Melzer had claimed Murray would struggle to cope with the pressure because “the whole country expects him to win the Davis Cup by himself.”

But Murray, the new world number four, had no troubles in dispatching Peya – and he then made a choking gesture to mock Melzer’s assessment.

“I was told I wasn’t going to be able to handle the pressure particularly well but Jurgen struggled out there a little bit more than me,” said Murray.

Melzer had earlier rallied from a set and 4-1 down to win the first rubber of the tie against Britain’s Alex Bogdanovic 3-6 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 6-1.

But Murray ensured the tie is level heading into Saturday’s doubles by easing to a 6-4 6-1 6-3 victory in front of a packed house.


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