Andy Murray forehand is back in business

28th August 2007

Tennis has seen a few Murray grimaces this summer, but, after finishing off Cuevas on Grandstand Court, he returned to his chair to enjoy the moment, grinning on a match court for what seemed the first time in ages. The work he has done with a sports psychologist, the watching Roberto Forzoni, certainly appears to have stopped him worrying too much about hurting himself again. Up in the stands Murray’s coach, Brad Gilbert, was also laughing.

Team Murray will not get ahead of themselves after this one-sided victory. Cuevas is a limited player, the No 1 in a country not exactly known as a tennis super-power, and the 21-year-old from Montevideo was making his first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam. Murray’s game will have much more of a test in the next round against Jonas Bjorkman, a Swedish veteran. Should Murray beat him it would be the first time since March that he has had back-to-back wins.