Murray piles more misery on Ferrero


Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:40

Juan Carlos Ferrero must be sick of the sight of Andy Murray. The Spanish former world No.1 has now played the Briton three times in a two-month period and has lost all seven sets played.

I felt confident today. I’m hitting the ball really well – Murray

Ferrero’s latest defeat at the hands of the world No.3 Scot came in Montreal on Thursday when the British No.1 blasted his way to a 6-1, 6-3 victory in around 75 minutes.

That followed Murray’s straight-sets victories over the Spaniard at Queen’s and Wimbledon and earns the 22-year-old from Dunblane a quarter-final date with Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko on Friday.

It was one of those matches when Murray looked invincible. He broke the former French Open champion four times and was in control from the off after racing into a 3-0 lead.

“I’ve had two good wins and I knew it would be tough but I played well,” Murray said.

“This is my best surface. I can swing more freely at the ball as it sits up at a nice height. I felt confident today. I’m hitting the ball really well from the back of the court.

“I came out with really good intensity. Once you get an early break you feel you can go for your shots. And then I got into a great rhythm.”


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