He is admittedly having a great year – and he has been mentally stronger than in his early years; but this was an obvious lapse (collapse?).
As I remember the situation, he had easily won the first set 6-1… after a rain delay in the second set, the Japanese #1 came back out to take the second set; but Murray took the third… and it was receiving 1-2 when IT happened.
The Gong Show
Nishikori was serving ad-out and Murray was in control of the point, when the new sound system blasted a “gong like noise” and the referee immediately called “Let. Replay the point.”
Murray argued that she had earlier said “Play on”, when there was fan noise; but she countered that this was not the same. End result? The Scott let it fester, as he grumbled and mumbled… and lost SIX CONSECUTIVE GAMES and eventually the match.
How You React
Tennis psychology guru Jeff Greenwald, has said in his teachings: A bad call will rarely determine the outcome of a match. But YOUR REACTION to that call can.
So, Murray should have just “let it go,” and maybe he would have been playing in the semi’s (and possibly overtaken Djokovic as World #1 this year).
What do you think?
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