Fine Swine: Australian Open R4 Preview, Murray vs Tomic

A more detailed breakdown of the match than what I provided


AndyBT Andy Murray seeks his 4th straight win over Bernard Tomic
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Second seed Andy Murray will look to book a spot in the quarterfinals 7th straight year when he faces 16th seed Bernard Tomic. Tomic has never advanced past the fourth round.

(2) Andy Murray vs (16) Bernard Tomic
Andy Murray’s route to Monday’s fourth round match has been rather simplistic. He bullied past Alexander Zverev and Sam Groth in straight sets in the first and second rounds. Joao Sousa did take a set off the second seed in round three, but the Scot eased through 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Murray has flashed his trademark defense and return this week in breaking his opponents 19 times on 36 break chances. His three opponents have combined for 119 unforced errors, a tribute to Murray’s ability to extend rallies and force his foes to play extra balls. Murray’s serve has…

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