This is more the Andy Murray we’d hoped to see in the Rogers Cup in Toronto. In the course of forcing world #1 Novak Djokovic to withdraw with shoulder pain yesterday at the Western and Southern Open (and interrupting Djoko’s incredible winning streak), Murray played this brilliant point, above.
As Djokovic moves inexorably toward the net, Murray is forced back, and you sense that he’s done…until he salvages things with some great backhand work, setting up the coup de grace past a tired and out-of-position Djoko.
Don’t count Murray out at the US Open. Or Djokovic.