On a day where players on both the men’s and women’s sides were victims of surprise defeats, Andy Murray did a professional job in defeating Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets 6-3 6-3 7-5. The number two seed was solid on serve, saving all three break points faced – all of which were in the first at *2-2. After eventually holding, Murray would get the break in the next game as he began to seize control of the match. Murray began to get a better read on the Lu serve and opened the second set with another break and closed it with another.
Murray saw a match point go at 5-4 up in the third but failed to convert it. Serving for a tiebreak, Murray got two more chances and with the second, Lu sent a backhand long to seal the victory in just over 2 hours.
Murray also saw one of the big threats in his half disappear.Jo Wilfried Tsonga was forced to retire with a knee injury midway through his match with Ernests Gulbis. Tsonga had started in impressive style, breaking twice to take the first set. However, during the second he sustained a fall, incurring a knee injury. After calling the trainer, he soldiered on for another set but called it a day after the third as to give Gulbis a 3-6 6-3 6-3 ret. victory.
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