Found March 23, 2012 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Andy Murray, The “Coach” Andy Murray (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) First up on Stadium Court was Andy Murray who advanced over Alejandro Falla in straight sets with little resistance from the Colombian, 6-2, 6-3. In Murray’s press conference, he acknowledged Falla’s presence in tennis as a “tough player” since he “pushed Federer in Wimbledon” and beat Mardy Fish at the Australian Open. The other day I commented on how Ivan Lendl didn’t seem to be “coaching” during Murray’s practice session, rather being a bit passive. It seems that Lendl posing questions to Murray has worked better for their relationship than Lendl simply directing Murray as to what needs to be done on court. Murray, the always independent thinker, commented thoroughly and honestly on the way his relationship with his coach has developed. “A lot of ex‑players view things like ‘This is how I would have done it in that situation,’ or ‘That’s how I would have played,’ or whatever. Whereas Ivan ha

Andy Murray wins Key Biscayne opener

Andy Murray won his opening match Friday at the Sony Ericsson Open by beating Alejandro Falla 6-2, 6-3. Murray, the 2009 champion, bounced back from a loss in his first match at Indian Wells two weeks ago. He also avoided a repeat of last year, when he lost his opening match at both Indian Wells and Key Biscayne. With the victory, the No. 4-seeded Murray improved to 15-3 this year...

Isner survives Davydenko; Murray breezes

Nikolay Davydenko was just the man to offer a tough test for a new member of the Top Ten Club on a hot, humid day at Key Biscayne. John Isner, to his credit, passed in his opening match in the Sony Ericsson Open -- but it was never easy. Isner came through 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, getting his act together after what he called an ugly first set and serving out with a flourish -- four first...

Djokovic Loves Miami; Murray Beats the Heat and Falla

Novak Djokovic is happy to be at the Sony Ericsson Open as Miami was the first “big” event he won, so it’s very special to him. It’s a city that offers so much to do besides tennis that it makes it a fun place to be. He is staying at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, which he likes because of the proximity to the event. The courts are nearby,” Djokovic said.  “You don...

Fan Club: The Good, the bad, and the crazy

Sometimes, being a manic fan can the most rewarding affliction in the world.  Waving the Swiss flag in 2006, cheering on Novak Djokovic in 2011 in mispronounced Serbian, raising a knee and fist in time with Nadal in 2010; all good.  At some point, though, things take a turn for the worse.  Supporting Federer now without losing your dignity?  It’d be easier to show more grace...

Scoping out the Practice Courts: Ivanovic, Wozniacki, Murray, Lopez

  Even before match play began on Thursday morning, spectators got their money’s worth as Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray, and Feliciano Lopez were all spotted on the practice courts at the Sony Ericsson Open. Check out all the photos at the end! Caroline Wozniacki was hitting with adidas Player Development Program’s Mats Merkel as coach Sven Groeneveld gave...

Tennis Channel Top 100 of All-Time, No. 40 – 21

The Tennis Channel is continuing begain it’s week-long series counting down the top 100 tennis players of all time. Yesterday’s episode counted down the players from 40-21: 40 – Novak Djokovic, M, SRB 39 – Althea Gibson, F, USA 38 – Maria Bueno, M, BRA 37 – Evonne Goolagong Cawley, F, AUS 36 – Rene Lacoste, M, FRA
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