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Nikolay Davydenko © Tennistalk.com
Wimbledon
1st round
6/26/12 1 2 3 Tot
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  • Murray solid in Wimbledon opener

    6/26/12 8:40 PM | Kelli DeMario
    World No. 4 Andy Murray is through to the second round after downing former world No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets. The Scot completed the opening-round match without facing a break point.

    Fourth seed Andy Murray made a strong start Tuesday evening, having upended veteran Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets. The 25-year-old tallied 10 aces and six service breaks en route to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 victory in 94 minutes.

    Murray took a 4-1, double-break lead in the opening set, then followed with a 3-0 edge in set two. The world No. 4 continued his effort to go ahead 2-0 in the third. After missing two match points at 5-3, Murray closed the 10th game of the set as Davydenko erred on the return.

    The Scot ended the evening with 27 winners and just six unforced errors.

    He will take on Ivo Karlovic or Dudi Sela in the second round.

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Murray "solid" what ARE you talking about??? Andy was superb, nothing less. Never heard John Lloyd, whose usually hyper-critical, so effusive and Johnny Mac was praising him to the skies, especially his movement.
Yes, RITB Andy is a completely different animal on grass- thank blooming goodness!

deuce , 6/26/12 8:49 PM


Hury hurry Mr Murray, didn`t waste time, has conserved energy for the next match. Johnny Mac also said AndyM has the most difficult draw.

mojo , 6/26/12 9:16 PM


Congrats to Andy and his fans. Glad to hear that he played a great match.

schatz , 6/26/12 9:38 PM


Muzza's movement was sublime...................at times my Rafa looked like a cow on ice compared to Muzza!! But in fairness to Rafa, he is always super careful first match on grass, and it showed.

I don't want this Muzza anywhere near Rafa...............!

rafaisthebest , 6/26/12 9:48 PM


Neither do I.

schatz , 6/26/12 10:08 PM


No need to worry about this muzza...he won't even make it to quarters..Raonic is very impressive..his serve is working like charm..his FH working well...i think an upset in 4th round is pretty possible...

chenna21 , 6/26/12 10:19 PM


^^^Stop this incessant, shameless advertisement of your own ignorance and stupidity Chenna21.
THIS Murray shall carve his way through the beanpoles with consumate ease.
If THIS Murray persists that is.
Raonic is only impressive to people that believe you are truly impressive.

Twinge , 6/26/12 10:48 PM


Calm down Twinge and get over yourself.

Another game for Milos!!!! Vamos!!!!!!

agfmilos , 6/26/12 11:41 PM


^^^Stop this incessant, shameless advertisement of your own ignorance and stupidity Chenna21.
THIS Murray shall carve his way through the beanpoles with consumate ease.
If THIS Murray persists that is.
Raonic is only impressive to people that believe you are truly impressive.
Twinge, 6/26/12 10:48 PM

Murray can be impressive against no body..i have seen it so many times...when it comes to crunch time ..he crumbles very easily..for grass court u need great serve..murray's serve is inconsistent..just 1 break of serve then set is gone...milos hitting at least 2 aces in each game ...

chenna21 , 6/27/12 4:03 AM


Come on, y'all, be nice.

MAndy peaks at home; Milos is working hard to improve. I think that will be a very exciting match.

mara002 , 6/27/12 5:08 AM


Anyone who believes Milos will beat Murray is joking. He can trouble him. But once Murray finds his range, Raonic would be in deep trouble. Murray wont lose here until he faces a top 4 guy.

abhirf , 6/27/12 6:51 AM


Twinge Andy and Ivan, as well as practising forehand, have been practising and practising backhand slice. Think they must have these massive big servers in their sights. Must say it was working very well against Davy, remember one shot where ball skidded and spun so low outside the side line, even Davy couldn't get it back.
chenna21, yes, it was against a "no body" as you so disparagingly say, but there again if he'd played poorly you'd be saying exactly the same thing wouldn't you? Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

deuce , 6/27/12 7:27 AM


Rafa and Muzza must be comparing notes...................Rafa also went to town with his backhand slice yesterday, it's what dismantled poor Bellucci......

rafaisthebest , 6/27/12 10:00 AM


Muzza looked fantastic. Milos will cause Murray no problems at all, he has a big serve and a boomimg forehand, but you need more than that to beat the top guys. Milos has lost to Fed 3 times this year and every time people were saying he was going to beat him. The top 4 are too experienced and wise. I have no doubts that they will all be in the semi finals. Bellucci was the master of his own downfall against Rafa, he should have taken the first set. His net play was appauling he hit so many really good approach shots and had easy put aways and missed nearly all of them! I felt sorry for him in the tie break he never believed he was going to win.

brothdog , 6/27/12 10:14 AM


Murray is inconsistent..sometimes he is too good....some times he is hopeless....

milos has game..he not only depends on serve but also on forehand...

Duece..i am picking milos because he is too good on his serve..which is very well suited for this surface..that guy is hitting minimum 30 aces per match..

chenna21 , 6/27/12 10:15 AM


30 aces a match is not going to get it done. Ivo has served more than that now for 10 years at wimbledon, same as Roddick. Milos of course has more potential than Ivo, but murray is capable of serving 30 aces in a match if his first serve is on it is very, very good! often over 130mph. The best players find ways of chipping the ball back into play and taking pace off. Muzza is, along with Novak up there as the best returner on tour, he will be able to get alot more balls back over the net, not so many free points for Milos.

brothdog , 6/27/12 10:25 AM


Talking about chipping back big serves....................I noticed Rafa used that tactic a lot against Bellucci yesterday so yes, the best players are finding ways to blunt these big servers........and once you take away their go to weapon, they pretty much flounder......................

rafaisthebest , 6/27/12 11:04 AM


RITB, I think ROS is what separates the top players tbh. Ferrer's good too. Even the mighty Tsonga is not up to scratch in that department. Don't like Berdych so don't pay attention and have no idea how he performs.
V. v pleasing to see Andy so aggressive on second serve return yesterday btw :)

deuce , 6/27/12 11:15 AM


Duece..i am picking milos because he is too good on his serve..which is very well suited for this surface..that guy is hitting minimum 30 aces per match..
chenna21 , 6/27/12 10:15 AM

At RG in 2009, Karlovic served 55 aces against Hewitt and Hewitt won the match.

nadline , 6/27/12 12:13 PM


I'm not attaching any significance to the fact that Raonic beat Murray in their one and only encounter because that really surprised me. Murray doesn't normally have too much trouble with big servers.

nadline , 6/27/12 12:15 PM


"Calm down Twinge and get over yourself..." afgmilos

Was perfectly calm numb nuts ;-)
Chenna thinks that Murray is only impressive against nobodies, the Idea is that Raonic is now a major somebody. Honestly give me a f**king break.
Andy is already number 9 in the ALL TIME records against top 10 players, that is a fact. So there goes tennis experts Chenna's proclamation.
Furthermore Andy has one of THE ROS in the men's game, before last year it was ahead of Novak's and could yet surpass it again.
Most exciting is the awakening of his aggressive forehand game and some mighty serving of his own.
Milos might already be good for a 1 D player, but a storm is coming filled with heavy scottish rain.
The sleeper shall awaken!

Twinge , 6/27/12 12:21 PM


Duece..i am picking milos because he is too good on his serve..which is very well suited for this surface..that guy is hitting minimum 30 aces per match..
chenna21 , 6/27/12 10:15 AM

At RG in 2009, Karlovic served 55 aces against Hewitt and Hewitt won the match.

nadline, 6/27/12 12:13 PM

comparing a great talent like milos with ivo karlovic...what a shame...

clay doesn't reward great serve..so there aces are useless..how can u miss such a silly point...

chenna21 , 6/27/12 12:24 PM


"comparing a great talent like milos with ivo karlovic...what a shame..."

A great talent?
Milos Raonic's game is horrendously UGLY.
I sincerely hope a Sampras cast off like this is not the future of the ATP.
If it is, i think I'll be sitting it out till it passes,
Along with the rest of humanity.

Twinge , 6/27/12 12:45 PM


"Twinge Andy and Ivan, as well as practising forehand, have been practising and practising backhand slice"

He did one of the best slices I've ever seen yesterday, if he can keep the ball low like that it will be very difficult for these tall guys live with him.
He'll need to use a lot of his tricks this week & next.

Twinge , 6/27/12 12:49 PM


An ace is an ace. it's is a free point that's all there is to it, whether it's on clay or not. Do I take it to mean that you think it's less likely to serve many aces on clay than on other surfaces? I'm not sure I get you.

nadline , 6/27/12 1:04 PM


If big serves are useless, as you say, on clay how come Karlovic was able to serve 55 aces in one match?

nadline , 6/27/12 1:14 PM


... a useless ace... now there's a contradiction!

Shireling , 6/27/12 1:45 PM


An ace is an ace. it's is a free point that's all there is to it, whether it's on clay or not. Do I take it to mean that you think it's less likely to serve many aces on clay than on other surfaces? I'm not sure I get you.
nadline, 6/27/12 1:04 PM

what i meant to say on clay big serve can be easily nuetralised..u can return it better...so big serve is useless...but on grass u can't....
on clay u can hit 10 aces in a game ..but still u can easily loose the game....so these aces are useless...where as on grass ....the happening of it is very less.

chenna21 , 6/27/12 2:19 PM


Everyone knows that, but the fact remains that Karlovic was able to serve 55 aces and still lost. Is that so difficult to understand? On that occasion, Ivo's serve wasn't neutralised so if he served 55 aces and lost, bragging that Raonic serving 30 aces is something to behold is a bit of a nonsense because it's been proved that matches are won on much more than aces.

nadline , 6/27/12 2:41 PM


Twinge, calm down (your disrespectful and low brow posts betray your claims to calmness). That the best you can do?

Vamos Milos!!!

agfmilos , 6/27/12 2:52 PM


And your misplaced & clumsy attempts at confronting me betray your intelligence.
And no this is not the best I can do, not by a very long way
Another thing, & speaking of `low brow`,
Perhaps you should refrain from the whole `Vamos Milos` nonsense,
it's truly inappropriate as Raonic is;

a. Canadian which is nowhere near Spain.
b. Not Nadal.
c. One Dimensional.
d. Ugly in tennis style.
e. Not beating Andy Murray at Wimbledon.
f. I'm still calm you should know.
Peace ;-)

Twinge , 6/27/12 3:01 PM


note to nadline...........you may want to consider this conversation....................bashing head against wall, methinks.

An Ace, by definition, is a shot which was not returned, ego, not neutralised...................ON ANY SURFACE!!!!!!!

rafaisthebest , 6/27/12 3:02 PM


^^^meant to say, ending this conversation............

rafaisthebest , 6/27/12 3:04 PM


nadline, 6/27/12 2:41 PM

Try telling that to Ivanisevic when he won Wimby in 2001 beating Rafter in the finals with 27 aces and 81% won on 1st serves.

I know, I know, Ivanisevic was so much more than a big server (not really, no).

Peace to you to Twingey. Good job on the alphabet, didn't know you had it in you.

agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:05 PM


^^^ Vamos Milos

(Galo Blanco is from Spain.)

agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:08 PM


^^^^ too

agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:09 PM


In the coming few weeks agfmilos, i predict that you shall experience my full mastery of the alphabet as you are now in my black book.
Not just A to F, but all the rest too!

Twinge , 6/27/12 3:15 PM


note to nadline...........you may want to consider this conversation....................bashing head against wall, methinks.

An Ace, by definition, is a shot which was not returned, ego, not neutralised...................ON ANY SURFACE!!!!!!!
rafaisthebest, 6/27/12 3:02 PM

I never thought u guys are this much ignorant in understanding things...on clay aces are useless because..they don't serve any purpose.....

i know the definition of ace,volley,half volley, forced errors...whatever u name it...but u guys are this much serious in taking literal meaning of everything i posted.....at least some people who thinks with their brain understands..what i am posting....

chenna21 , 6/27/12 3:17 PM


@agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:05 PM

You make my point. Inspite of his big serve, it took Ivanisevic 13 years to win one slam.

He was one of my favourites and I used to will him on but he made far too many errors so his serve didn't really serve him well.

nadline , 6/27/12 3:18 PM


"I never thought u guys are this much ignorant in understanding things...on clay aces are useless because..they don't serve any purpose....."

lol, just lol.

Twinge , 6/27/12 3:21 PM


In my post i never said an ace can be nuetralized..i only said big serve can be nuetralised.....

Before posting the meaning of everything ...first read what i posted earlier....

chenna21 , 6/27/12 3:22 PM


The purpose of an ace is to win the point in one hit, whether it's on clay or any other surface. if you serve an ace an win the point what difference does it make which surface it's on?

Twinge, explain to me what an ace is as far as you are concerned.

nadline , 6/27/12 3:23 PM


Yes Ma'am, Professor @chenna21.......with a major in Aces.

rafaisthebest , 6/27/12 3:26 PM


Sorry, Twinge, my post was to chennai.

nadline , 6/27/12 3:28 PM


chennai, I did not say you said aces can be neutralised, this is what I said:

Ivo's serve wasn't neutralised so if he served 55 aces and lost, ......................

nadline , 6/27/12 2:41 PM

nadline , 6/27/12 3:30 PM


^^ To me its an unreturnable service shot = a `free` point.
Points are the same anywhere therefore serve a purpose. The most important purpose within a match is to, well, accumulate points the number which shall decide whether...
mmm Maybe we should move along from this poster Nadline, some people are just like this.

Twinge , 6/27/12 3:31 PM


Nadline, I thought your point was "that matches are won on much more than aces."
nadline, 6/27/12 2:41 PM

I think Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon and appearing in three Wimby finals is pretty successful. He won plenty of matches with that serve.

Not everyone needs to be Top 4 with many slams to have a very successful tennis career.

agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:33 PM


^^ To me its an unreturnable service shot = a `free` point.
Points are the same anywhere therefore serve a purpose. The most important purpose within a match is to, well, accumulate points the number which shall decide whether...
mmm Maybe we should move along from this poster Nadline, some people are just like this.
Twinge, 6/27/12 3:31 PM


An Unreturnable service is not an ace always u dumbo...if the rocket don't touches ball then only it is ace...if the rocket touches ball and u r not able to put it on otherside in then it unreturnable serve...

First go and know each and every thing about tennis and then come here..we can discuss..

chenna21 , 6/27/12 3:38 PM


@agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:33 PM

Now you are moving the goal post.

nadline , 6/27/12 3:40 PM


meant to say racket..:)

chenna21 , 6/27/12 3:40 PM


chennai, your point was based around the number of aces Raonic served. Stop changing the subject, here is your post:-

Duece..i am picking milos because he is too good on his serve..which is very well suited for this surface..that guy is hitting minimum 30 aces per match..

chenna21 , 6/27/12 10:15 AM





nadline , 6/27/12 3:43 PM


Come on nadline..don't be silly ..i said he is serving well which is well suited for grass..

for that i posted ..he is serving 30 aces per match...which is very good...

milos has good serve + good fore hand + ace machine....which is better suited for grass.

chenna21 , 6/27/12 3:51 PM


chennai, you also said aces are useless on clay:-

clay doesn't reward great serve..so there aces are useless..how can u miss such a silly point...

chenna21 , 6/27/12 12:24 PM

nadline , 6/27/12 3:53 PM


For that also ..i explained that in a game u can hit 10 aces and but u can loose ...that game because there returning is easy..only depending on aces ..u can't win..so those aces are useless

where as on grass even if u hit 2 or 3 aces and has big serve..the probability of winning is very high...because returning on grass is too tough for big serve...

chenna21 , 6/27/12 3:58 PM


No, same goal post. Goran was successful with a big serve as can be Milos (BTW, I think Murray will beat Milos assuming they meet, not sure Milos will make it to QF this year).

agfmilos , 6/27/12 3:59 PM


Success means titles at the end of the day.

nadline , 6/27/12 4:01 PM


I also think Murray will beat Milos if they meet. Murray has a good ROS and the rest of his game will see him through.

nadline , 6/27/12 4:02 PM


Mmmm, I think success means happiness. I think Goran is happy overall with his career.

Milos is very much still a work in progress.

agfmilos , 6/27/12 4:09 PM


Murray looks good for the semis, his forehand was quite sublime at times. As for the talk on serves/aces - well, its not secret that the serve remains the toughest shot to develop in tennis. Having a good one surely requires some talent, no?

samprallica , 6/27/12 4:09 PM


And it's another win for Milos!!!!!!

Raonic serves it out at 15 to defeat Santiago Grialdo 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. He'll play Sam Querrey tomorrow in round 2 in a serve fest.

Vamos Milos!!!

agfmilos , 6/27/12 4:17 PM


I think Murray should have hired Kim's Dad as his coach. Keep it all in the family. Nigel Sears is being praised for what he's done for Ivanovic.

nadline , 6/27/12 4:37 PM



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