The Andy Murray-Philipp Kohlschreiber Munich Final Has Been Postponed Until Monday
by Tom Gainey | May 3rd, 2015, 12:19 pm
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Andy Murray’s bid for a first clay title has been put on hold by Mother Nature. Rains have hit Munich hard much of the week including today suspending the final with Philipp Kohlschreiber leading Murray 32 on serve in the first set.

The tournament has announced the match will resume at 11am local time on Monday.

Murray is trying to become the first British man to win a clay title since Buster Mottram in 1976 at Palma, Majorca.

The 31-year-old Kohlschreiber is seeking a third title in Munich after advancing to his fourth final.


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18 Comments for The Andy Murray-Philipp Kohlschreiber Munich Final Has Been Postponed Until Monday

M Says:

I hear there’s supposed to be rain in the Monday forecast as well, tho.

:-/


Colin Says:

The organisers must be sick, as this will reduce the crowd. Monday is a holiday in the UK, but people will have to go to work in Germany.

Additionally, Andy will want to get this out of the way so he can prepare for Madrid.


jane Says:

oh, what a shame.

congrats, on the other hand, to fed and gasquet for their wins.


Hisyam Lee Says:

‘Quuen of Clay’ Angelique Kerber just lost in Madrid to Sam Stosur.


danica Says:

This is so unfortunate for both of the players who are about to meet again in Madrid’s second round. Andy doesn’t play the first round so he may have a bit of time to rest (??) but it’s not gonna easy for Philipp.


Colin Says:

Am I the only one who finds the ATP website very badly organised? When you arrive at the main window, the Murray match has no games indicated, and it’s only when you click on “live scores” that you learn 5 games have in fact taken place.

The time has been pushed back to 11 AM local time, but that’s come and gone, so do I take it it’s still raining? With ATP it’s hard to be sure of anything.


Alex Says:

Match is being played right now. Easier to just go to “www.flashscore.com/tennis/” for results etc


Colin Says:

Well, what do you know – tennis. Looks like a good match, and Andy’s got the opening set.


KatH Says:

Yes Colin – but he has lost serve in the second set – trying but tired …..


KatH Says:

Colin – Andy won – my goodness what a tight match!!!!


Margot Says:

OMG dunno how Andy wriggled through that one because for 2 sets Kohls played much better. Only Andy’s serve kept him in! Lol to writing that one!
However, A ndy played a terrific tie in the 3rd.
First clay title! Yay!
Onwards and upwards to Madrid, where the big boys lie in wait.
Come on Andy!


Colin Says:

I didn’t see the last couple of games in the match, as my connection broke down, but I’m very pleased for Andy. They were very well matched, and there was some high-class tennis on display.

Andy seems to have forgotten his back problem, and his serve was working well. When he misses a shot he snarls at himself, but then he gets on with it and doesn’t lose concentration.

On to Madrid, and I would expect another tight match between these two.


KatH Says:

See U are there Margot – tight match – it was one of those matches when the important key points were won by Andy….and not bade eh – as Andy looked more tired (at times) than Phillipp.


Margot Says:

@KatH
An excellent, tight match I thought too. And good for the crowd too, after miserable yesterday.
Andy was far too far behind that baseline at times, allowing Kohls to push him back, so lots for Jonas to work.
But positives too, serve much better, was coming forward more and shortening points and somehow has learnt how to do overheads :0


Daniel Says:

Great win for Murray and his first clay title. One less monkey of his back. Hope he can play freely in Madrid as conditions suits his game better there.


the DA Says:

Fantastic final. High quality from both. Thank god for servebot Andy showing up. Many of those points were highlight reel quality. One of the matches of the year imho. And the bonus was seeing him in lederhosen.

And it must be said: Philip showed great sportsmanship – twice. He should be up for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award but we know that’ll *never* happen. hehe

Anyway, lots for us Muzzfans to celebrate.


jane Says:

congrats to andy on the title; the scoreline suggests it was a cracker!


jalep Says:

Sounds like I missed an exciting match. Got up early enough but Tennis Channel was showing reruns of WTA Madrid – already watched that and ATP website didn’t even have a live score to follow.

Very happy to see he won a tough final on clay, in Munich against a tough opponent Kohlscreiber.

Well done Andy!!

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