STAR PREVIEW: Andy Murray v Ivo Karlovic
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f only life could always be as easy as it was last night in the Women’s World Cup Final.
I was with the USA and for them to be 4-0 up after just 15 minutes was beyond my wildest dreams !!
Back to Wimbledon and ‘Manic Monday’ with a terrific day of tennis promised.
It’s reached the fourth round and the Williams sisters kick off the action on Centre Court before Andy Murray’s latest match – against the ace machine that is Ivo Karlovic who is a human giant at 6’11”.
Murray is a 1/12 shot with Star Sports and backers at such cramped odds will hope for an easier ride than on Saturday when he dropped a set against Andreas Seppi in a weird match that saw both players bring on their trainers for what many commentators considered dubious injuries.
Mind games possibly, but Murray will have more to fear today from the Karlovic serve which can be quite a weapon. The Croat has served an incredible 136 aces in three matches so far.
Murray said: “Obviously he’s served extremely well this tournament. The grass helps in some ways because it’s not bouncing as high as it might on a hard court or a clay court. But it’s mainly just the fact that he can hit so many of the angles on the court. He serve and volleys too. He’s a very solid volleyer. You can’t just pat the return back into play, you need to try to do something with it, so it’s tough.”
Murray enjoys a 5-0 career record over Karlovic and a straight sets win at around 8/11 looks the call – providing his shoulder is OK that is 😉
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