It is a truth universally acknowledged that Andy Murray doesn’t have a forehand.
A big first serve yes. A crafty and deceptively powerful double-hander, HELL YES.
But a forehand? …….*crickets chirping*
At least not in the top four sense and certainly not as a putaway shot.
0:09, 0:21 and 1:04, thanks for asking.
And those of you that saw the match will know those weren’t the only ones.
Rafa was, perhaps, a little rusty but was otherwise neither injured, tired, nor royally pissed off. There were no complaints from him. There should be none from his fans either.
Muzz was simply that good.