Murray claims psychological edge


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:15

Murray, the world number four and one of the favourites at this year’s grand slam in Melbourne, was on the verge of losing to the Austrian left-hander in the third round at Flushing Meadows before rallying for a 6-7 (5/7) 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 6-3 win. From there he went all the way to the final, losing to Roger Federer in three sets.

“You know, the US Open was, I think, mentally quite a tough one for him. He told me after the match he played one of his best matches and obviously, I still came through that one,” said Murray.

“I know that I’m going to have to play well to win the match. But I just think mentally, going in I’m going to feel better this time than I was going in playing against him at the US Open.”


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