Andy Murray enjoyed a relaxed game of football with Ross Hutchins and members of his team as he prepares for BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Andy continues March towards Queens Crown.
Andy has reached the semi finals of the AEGON Championships with a diominant win over German Benjamin Becker.
Andy charged out of the dressing room, storming to a 4-1 lead, and looked as though he would continue the charge en-route to a first set. However his German opponent had other ideas and broke and then held serve in quick succession to place Andy under pressure. Andy clinical as ever, dug deep and held strongly to force his opponent to serve to stay in the set. After a nervy hold from Becker, Andy pounced and emphatically served out the first set taking it 6-4.
The second set proved to be a closer affair with players frequently trading blows from the back of the court. A lapse in concentration midway through the first set saw Andy broken, however the change of ends gave Andy chance to regroup and immediately break back, to level the match at 3-3. With both players finding the chalk with their serves there was almost an inevitability about the set being decided on a tie break. Recognising an opportunity Andy emphatically pulled apart his opponents game in the early stages of the tie break to take almost guarantee himself victory leading 6-0. After a brief fight back from his opponent Andy was able to close out the set and take the tie break 7-3 and the match 6-4, 7-6.
Speaking after the match Andy said “I thought the first set was good. He started playing much better in the second. I just managed to hang tough and get the win. The conditions were tough again. It’s my first week on grass.”
Andy will now face either Jo-Wilfred Tsonga or Denis Kudla in the semi finals