Murray eyes up opponent’s weakness


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:46

The Scot progressed to the meeting with the Chilean, a former training partner, following a straight-sets defeat of Ernests Gulbis.

“I haven’t seen him play for a long time,” Murray said. “I know what his technique and his game is like. It’s not going to be any surprises. He just does everything well although he doesn’t move particularly well, so I’m going to try and exploit that.”

Murray has an extra 24 hours to get over his heavy fall at Flushing Meadows before facing Capdeville, a former training partner during Murray’s time as a teenager at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona.

Murray took a tumble on Tuesday night on the way to his defeat of Latvian Gulbis, tripping himself up when he reached to return a drop shot, clattering along the hardcourt floor and rolling into his opponents’ kit bag.

Murray stayed on the deck for a short time then rose with a cautious look at his left elbow before going on to seal a 7-5 6-3 7-5 victory over the world number 95.

“Just a few bruises,” Murray said after his victory. “I don’t think I did any damage.

“You can normally tell pretty much straight away.

“You get used to it, if you fall over a few times you kind of get used not trying to stop yourself but going with the fall a little bit. It doesn’t hurt as much.”


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