Andy Murray: “I Got More Pills In Me Than Ozzy Osbourne”

by Tom Gainey | May 31st, 2011, 9:26 am

Andy Murray just pulled off an incredible comeback on Viktor Troicki. In the resumption of a match from yesterday, Murray and Troicki played their fifth set with a spot in the French Open quarterfinals on the line. In the end it was Murray 46, 46, 63, 62, 75.

Troicki twice had Murray in trouble. First the Serb had him 2-1 with a break lead in the third set and in the fifth he had the Scot in even greater peril when he led 5-3, 30-0 in his serve.

But for the fifth time in his career Murray fought back from a two-set deficit to win a match.

Afterward, Murray said his bad right ankle remains a concern, and he told Tennis Channel’s Justin Gimelstob just that. “I got more pills in me than Ozzy Osbourne,” Murray cracked.

Murray moves on to face Juan Ignacio Chela tomorrow in the quarterfinals. He has beaten the Argentine all three times on clay and leads him 6-1 overall.

Murray has never won a clay court title.

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14 Comments for Andy Murray: “I Got More Pills In Me Than Ozzy Osbourne”

margot Says:

Yay!!! Come on Andy!!!!

Lulu Iberica Says:

Congratulations to Muzza and fans! Great comeback by Andy. Francesca’s also making a comeback right now. C’mon, Frankie!

dari Says:

Thumbs up for your boy, margot!

jane Says:

Excellent effort and a funny joke by Andy M! Hope he has some time to heal up that ankle.

Dory Says:

Hope he plays like his 2009 Wimbledon form and defeats Nadal. But my hopes are not up at all.

Van orten Says:

Wow troicki chokedcso badly…happy that murray got through though. At least he could give rafa a fight

Nina Says:

Come on Andy! You can do it!

skeezerweezer Says:

IF his ankle gets better and he gets more confidence to run on it he’ll be a force deep in the draw. Hopefully his match against Chela will give him that. All in all, isn’t he having his best season ever on Clay?

Rafa's babe Says:

Doris : he wont touch Rafa ! No way no chance! Vamos Rafa keep the improvement up ! X

Dory Says:

Did Troicki or Murray bite Federer before this match? Because Roger is playing CRAP!

Danny Says:

Well done Murray! 3 times I thought the match was over for him. At 0-5 when his ankle injury meant he could barely run, at 2 sets and a break down when his mobility was back but his negative muttering seemd to be talking himself out of a comeback…

And at 5-3 and 30-0 down in the final set. Shows great fight to come back, but only once the negativity stopped did it actually happen.

He has such incredible ability, and can beat anyone when he puts it all together… But mentally, the 3 players ranked above him are tougher. They just emit positivity, no matter what the situation.

I expect him to beat Chela, fairly easily actually. But Nadal? I suppose if Nadal keeps playing at this level he’ll struggle to beat Soderling, but either way I can’t see Murray getting further than semis. Certainly can’t see him beating Djoko on this surface if he did get through.

Big contender at Wimbledon, and the two hard court slams, but not on clay in my opinion. If he can beat Chela, which he should, it will have been a very successful 2 weeks for him i think.

Dory Says:

Ok. Good it’s back on serve. Continuing in the other thread…

margot Says:

Thanx everyone, one match at a time :)

steve-o Says:

Have to compliment Murray, he has improved as a clay-court player. He’s using his forehand more aggressively to boss the points. Though perhaps that was because he was worried about his ankle and wanted to shorten the points and avoid running too much.

I don’t see him getting by Nadal, though. Assuming he makes it past Chela.

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