“I thought about what I was doing wrong and the best way to get myself to get back into the match. I changed tactics a little bit, was more patient, took a bit longer between the points, didn’t rush and didn’t get him any free points after that,” said Murray who ended up with a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 against the 54th-ranked Spaniard.
The Murray vs Verdasco battle lasted nearly three and a half hours. “I guess my experience helped. If you haven’t done it before you don’t know exactly what it takes and how to turn it round,” said Murray.
When he was asked about his today’s match against Jerzy Janowicz, Murray said: “It will be a very tough match. He has a big serve, he is a big guy with a lot of power. He also has pretty good touch and likes to hit drop shots; he doesn’t just whack every single shot as hard as he can.”
Murray felt Verdasco was “incredibly dangerous.”
Murray, the 2012 US Open champion, under the guidance of his coach Ivan Lendl, has matured tremendously in physical and mental toughness. He is probably playing his best tennis right now and can come out of any situation.
Last year, Roger Federer beat Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the final after which Murray couldn’t hold back his tears.