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  • Murray suits up for second round against Brown

    9/3/10 7:06 AM | Ricky Dimon
    Murray suits up for second round against Brown Andy Murray and Dustin Brown will square off on Friday at the U.S. Open. A place in the third round is at stake.

    Andy Murray's quest for his first career Grand Slam title will continue on Friday afternoon at the U.S. Open. His second-round opponent is Dustin Brown, whom the world No. 4 has never faced.

    Of course, right now it seems like it matters little who is on the other side of the net from Murray, at least when Murray is 100 percent. The Scot lost to Mardy Fish in the Cincinnati quarterfinals, but he was clearly fatigued following a title in Toronto. Murray kicked off his U.S. Open campaign earlier this week with a blowout win over Lukas Lacko.

    Brown presents Murray with an interesting test. The 25-year-old Jamaican is a later bloomer on tour, but blooming is exactly what he has done this season. Brown, an aggressive player who stands at 6'5'', is up to a respectable ranking of No. 123 in the world. He scored his first career slam victory (sixth at the ATP level, all this season) by ousting Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in straight sets.

    "I've heard about him," Murray said of his dreadlocked opponent. "He's got a big game, serves and volleys a lot, and is very different to a lot of players on the tour. He's a good athlete."

    So, too, is Murray. This will probably end in straight sets either way, but Brown can at least be competitive if he turns in a high percentage of first serves and keeps points short. Still, the only thing that could prolong the underdog's stay in New York is a visit from Hurricane Earl.


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Hey Dustin........i wish you all the best!!!

Go!! Go!! Go!! Dustin!!!

Monalysa , 9/3/10 8:30 PM


I like this Dustin guy. His name sounds nice, reminds me of the actor Dustin Hoffman. The way he plays, wow, reminds me of Dolgo boy, so unconventional. This Dustin guy, together with Dolgo boy and Gulbis, really can mix things up and keep their opponents guessing. All three of them just go out there and swing freely, enjoying themselves and torturing their opponents.

Poor Murray, he has to guess what next is this guy up to. No problem for Murray, he is so good that he won't have much problems dispatching this guy.

luckystar , 9/3/10 9:13 PM


luckystar i hear you but im not happy.........was hoping that Dustin could at least win a set, but he seems to be giving a good account of himself!!! My mom was first and then you said his playing well!

Go Dustin go!!!!!!!!!!

Monalysa , 9/3/10 9:31 PM


Oh boy, Andy breaks early............c'mon Dustin!!!! Dont hang ure head, fight!!! fight!!!! fight!!!!

Monalysa , 9/3/10 9:36 PM


At least Dustin profitted from a good tennis lesson!

Better luck next time Dustin Brown!

Monalysa , 9/3/10 10:04 PM


Come on!! Brilliant Andy, in spite of lary weather. Bring it on!

deuce , 9/3/10 10:17 PM


It was over awfully fast. I hear Andy played quite well. :)

smr , 9/3/10 10:27 PM


Weel Done Andy. There was no doubt about the outcome of this match, even though Dustin came out with all guns blazing, as usually happens - lower ranked players put their all into it and take it to a tie-break or 7.5 in the first set then fade away because they can't play at that level for long.

If Dustin wants to play professionally, he needs to be more disciplined, and cut out the music during the breaks. How can he be focussed if he is so distracted during the match.

nadline , 9/3/10 10:41 PM


These swing freely guys are like that. They come out and play with nothing to lose attitude. They just go out there to play and don't think too much, relying on their talent to do the job, that's why they are so exciting and also so frustrating to watch, more hit and miss kind of tennis. Typical example - Gulbis. If we want them to be more disciplined, I'm afraid they wouldn't be so exciting to watch anymore.



luckystar , 9/3/10 11:01 PM



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