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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
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Marriage Works

Andy Murray’s women.

11 May 2015

 

Whatever allowed Andy Murray to beat Rafael Nadal on Madrid clay and claim his second ATP title in 7 days is something worth analysing.

It may well have been the “marriage that worked” for him yesterday but there is another woman in Murray's life that may have steadied the ship.

To annoy Mrs Monk I like to compare Amélie Mauresmo to a classic pre-Raphaelite model and noble figurehead fit for the bow of a nautical vessel, the good ship Murray.

Before the match yesterday Murray referred to a strategy of measuring his power, and not going for too much with both the serve and the ground strokes. This is a problem identified on these pages before. The other tactical problems with Murray much discussed elsewhere  are/were  his second serve and his tendency to rush the play particularly when the match is/was not going his way.

Yesterday the match did go his way, and just maybe it is this wonder woman that is responsible for nurturing the new wholesale change in Murray's method against Nadal.

Murray's second  serve is now unrecognisable, producing more kick than I have ever seen from Murray's racquet and Nadal had no response to it yesterday in Madrid.

Roles were seemingly reversed. Nadal was the player rushing to lose while Murray took his time and kept Nadal waiting. Nadal was woefully failing to measure his shots and Murray rarely missed.

Yes, I might just have annoyed the other women in Andy Murray's life, Kim and Judy, the effing potty mouth and some-call-it-dancing on the poop deck of battleship Murray.

Or the "life boats" perhaps, to put it more kindly.

 

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