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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