Tennis Live

Tommy Robredo - Andy Murray Live

Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United KingdomA Murray667--
SpainT Robredo245--

Live Comments

  1. 19:52 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 6-5 - BREAK! - Robredo has been in good form all set, but that was a poor service game. Broken to 30, it means Murray serves for the match.

  2. 19:49 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 5-5 - Far too much on Murray's serve for Robredo, perhaps with Andy finally realising that there was a chance of him dropping one there, and in just over a minute he pulls us even for the fifth time this set.

  3. 19:47 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 4-5 - Another Robredo hold to 15 means he can snatch the third set with a break right now.

  4. 19:43 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 4-4 - Murray's facial expressions show his realisation that this hasn't been as smooth as he would have hoped after that first set. Nonetheless, hold to 15 has it level in set three after eight games.

  5. 19:40 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 3-4 - Robredo sharp again with a hold to love, and he's now entering that part of the set where one cheeky break of a second-gear Murray should be enough to pull a set back..

  6. 19:37 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 3-3 - Aside from being caught off-guard by a neat Robredo forehand for 30-15, it's all Murray as we stay even stevens in the third.

  7. 19:34 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 2-3 - Finally a challenge is used. It's by Murray, and it's an absolute waste. He was well out on the point which seals a hold to 30 for Robredo.

  8. 19:30 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 2-2 - Murray's technique picking up again in game four, a couple of extremely well-placed shots on his way to a 15-hold.

  9. 19:25 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 1-2 - Robredo rushes to a triple hold point with ball in hand, before Murray's first real attempt to draw him into a rally ends with a poor overhit two-hander. Love-service.

  10. 19:23 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 1-1 - Murray matches the hold to 15. That undeniable gulf in quality from the first set and beginning of the second isn't so clear now but Muzza still likely to labour his way to victory.

  11. 19:18 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 0-1 - Robredo's smash winners trump Murray's 90mph returns on this occasion, and it's a hold to 15 to start set three.

  12. 19:12 - MURRAY 6-2 6-4 - SET! Another lethargic Murray service, but he does enough to skip a break point and go two sets up from deuce. Robredo's workrate has not dropped, however, and unless Murray steps back up to top gear a three-set win is far from a lock.

  13. 19:08 - MURRAY 6-2 5-4 - Credit to Robredo, he is running his legs off to keep up with Murray's range of returns and despite a two-point start for Murray and Tommy being dragged to deuce on a hold point, his workrate pays off and he stays alive in the set once more.

  14. 19:04 - MURRAY 6-2 5-3 - Far from Andy's best service game, and Robredo pulls him back to deuce, but a deft dropper and a forced net see the favourite move to within one game of a two-set lead.

  15. 18:58 - MURRAY 6-2 4-3 - A belting backhand winner for 30-30 is not enough to help Murray get a double break as Robredo holds from there. He is finally getting less reliant on cross-court shots which is making him a little less predictable for the Scot.

  16. 18:55 - MURRAY 6-2 4-2 - Better returns from Robredo only lead to brutal Murray two-handed follow-ups and the two-game lead is back with a hold to 15.

  17. 18:52 - MURRAY 6-2 3-2 - Pinpoint two-hand backhand earns Muzza a break point, but Robredo continues to finally look more aggressive with a rally winner and a smash for first deuce advantage. Robredo gets three, in fact, but Murray keeps on spitting them back at him. Finally on fourth advantage, a Murray shank to net and an ill-advised decision to leave what looked to be an overhit see Robredo sneak through with the hold.

  18. 18:43 - MURRAY 6-2 3-1 - Murray puts intense pressure on Robredo's returns with his net approaches, before capping another spotless hold with an ace.

  19. 18:40 - MURRAY 6-2 2-1 - More of a glimpse of Robredo's sharp early service there as he finally holds for the first time in four attempts.

  20. 18:38 - MURRAY 6-2 2-0 - 42 minutes into the match and Murray is a set and a full-fledged break up after holding to love for a swift two-game advantage.

  21. 18:36 - MURRAY 6-2 1-0 - BREAK! - Good back and forth start to the opening game of the set but Murray continues to have that extra level of class, that extra bit of strength and a solid strategy on Robredo's serve. He breaks him once more, this time to 30.

  22. 18:30 - MURRAY 6-2 - SET! - Muzza's consistency levels waver again a little in game eight, but an absolutely divine backhand finish for set point is followed by a rocket-powered first serve clincher.

  23. 18:26 - MURRAY 5-2 - BREAK! - Three straight breaches of serve, as while Robredo is beginning to adapt to Murray's returning pressure in rallies, he remains one step behind the US Open champion at all times in game seven and is broken to 30. Murray to serve for set one in a sec.

  24. 18:20 - MURRAY 4-2 - BREAK! - Now the Brit is getting a taste of his own medicine, with unforced errors in three rallies on his own serve for a triple break point to Robredo. He pulls one back but double faults his way to his first service concede of the match.

  25. 18:16 - MURRAY 4-1 - BREAK! - Murray's strategy against serve continues, though at first in game five his accuracy was letting him down. Facing a double hold point, Murray steps it up, forces deuce, and sends Robredo to net on his second break point to double up his advantage.

  26. 18:10 - MURRAY 3-1 - While rallies are his friend against the serve, Murray is growing swifter and more decisive with ball in hand. Hold to love in less than two minutes.

  27. 18:07 - MURRAY 2-1 - BREAK! - Murray takes Robredo's serve to deuce, pretty much on the basis that if he can keep drawing him into rallies, Muzza will win them. The pace he's putting into returns after settling into each point force Tommy out time and time again, and with break point off deuce two Murray proves too much for Robredo.

  28. 18:00 - MURRAY 1-1 - The Scot is almost as strong in his own first service game, though it takes a Robredo unforced net in a long rally to complete his own 15-hold.

  29. 17:57 - MURRAY 0-1 - Murray only able to get to one Robredo serve in a quick and authorative hold to 15 from the Spaniard.

  30. 17:55 - Big roar as the umpire calls time on preps. Robredo with ball in hand... and we're underway!

  31. 17:53 - Murray won the toss, but has left first serve with Robredo.

  32. 17:49 - Right. Here we go as Murray and Robredo come out for the warm-ups.

  33. 17:25 - Next up of course on Centre Court is Andy Murray against Tommy Robredo, though with rain starting to rear its ugly head once more the covers are on while the roof is closed.

Tommy Robredo

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 01/05/1982
Height 1.8 m
Weight 75 kg

Andy Murray

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 15/05/1987
Height 1.9 m
Weight 84 kg