Andy Murray won the first set of his third-round match against Marcos Baghdatis, but Baghdatis — the Cyprus native who made a miracle run to the final of the Australian Open back in 2006 — turned up the juice in his game, playing nearly flawless tennis to win the second set and go up a break in the third. Murray looked rattled, as he has so often, trying to live up to the massive expectations placed on the Scot any time he plays at the All England Club.
All of a sudden, though, Murray turned up the juice of his own. He started to step into his shots, playing balls closer and closer to the baseline as Baghdatis looked like the uncomfortable one. Murray got back the break and, after trading games, Murray served to go up 6-5 and broke Baghdatis to capture the set. He erupted with emotion, unleashing double-fist pumps. If teammates/coaches were allowed on the court in tennis, high fives and chest pumps would most certainly have been had.
Interestingly enough, despite the fact that they're now playing under a roof, Murray and Baghdatis likely won't finish this match Saturday. The third set ended at just about 10:30 p.m. local time, and the Wimbledon officials have sad all play will be suspended at 11 p.m. This one will be resumed Sunday, much to Murray's chagrin; he's finally got all the momentum back on his side.
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