SCOTSMAN Andy Murray is through to the final of Australian Open 2010, and gave us some spectacular highlights along the way.
The 23-year-old said he was “boring” in a post-game interview with Jim Courier a few days ago but he was anything but on Thursday night as he defeated Marin Cilic in the semi-final.
Two highlights in particular stand out, and will be replayed over and over, particularly if he defeats Roger Federer or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday night’s final.
But we’ve got them here for you, so you can watch them whenever you like.
The first is the incredible point that turned the match.
He was down a set and couldn’t get into the game when he did the spectacular on break point, sprinting to the net to just reach a ball, then powering back to hit a clean winner over his shoulder.
He told Jim after the match that he practices the over the shoulder shot a lot, and that he never knew his mouth was that big after seeing his intense celebration of the shot (see pic ->) on the big screen.
The second HAS to be the shot of the tournament.
This one came while Murray was serving for the match, so the game was as good as finished but it turned out the show wasn’t over.
Cilic hit what should have been a perfect forehand return winner but Murray scrambled after it, just picking it up before it bounced a second time and hitting it around the net post for a winner. The ball never got more than 30 or so centimetres off the ground.