Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm intrigued by Andy Murray in the desert

That's like the weirdest headline I think I've ever wrote, but it kind of says it all—or at least segues into this post!

Murray hadn't played since the Australian Open before showing up at the first ATP World Tour 1000 event of the season. He's made it to the quarterfinals where he has a beast of a match next up in Juan Martin del Potro. An in-form Murray should be in decent shape against the Argentine, but how well is he playing?

He's had some interesting results this week, getting tested—and testy—in a couple of matches, but he's gotten through without too much fuss.

If anything, his results in Indian Wells in '13 are way better than they had been the past two years, when he was knocked out in the first round.

Maybe the reduced schedule so far this year will pay some dividends. By that same regard, though, he could be rusty against a player who's already won a title this year.

It's intriguing, to say the least (which I guess I kinda did!)

Photo: The Associated Press

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