Sad Murray undercooked, and outplayed by Donald Young

Andy Murray took a break from Tennis after the Australian Open. On his return at Indian Wells he was outplayed by the energy and power of qualifier Donald Young

There are various explanations for this shock loss [March 12th 2011]. Murray took a month’s break after the crushing loss in the Australian Open final. Donald Young, a talented qualifier was more match-tight and played in the zone. On the other hand …

the up and down pattern in Andy Murray’s play continues. In contrast, Del Potro has eased his way back into action after a far more serious lay-off. Murray’s great strengths of eye-ball coordination and matchless ‘supershot’ play remain, but may even be part of the total package which now seems to in need of a freshening up. Even a top coach will not be a magic solution, although Andy may reach the conclusion that a different training set-up is worth the effort

Patterns of behaviour are hard to change. “If you always do….”.

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acknowledgement of image: Longislandtennis.com

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