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Andy Murray Fights Back To Put Radek Stepanek Under Immense Pressure

Day 2 was scheduled to witness defending champion Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray. The two top seeds stepped in but had to go through serious tense matches. Andy Murray who enters the competition by defeating Djoker at Rome struggled initially and lost first two sets 6-3 6-3.

Radek Stepanek who entered the tournament through qualification round looked way different when he faced Andy Murray. From first point itself he looked to pressurize the British No. 1 Murray. It did pay off and Radek wrapped up first two sets within no time. Stepanek managed to break Murray’s serve 4 times from 5 break points while Murray managed just 1 break. Clearly it was all Radek in first two sets.

But history books tells us that Murray is an expert to make comebacks from 2-0 sets down. And as soon as the third set began the momentum was shifted. From first point itself, Murray looked angry, more focused and aggressive. It did pay off. The third set lasted for mere 18 minutes where Murray destroyed Stepanek 6-0. Out of 31 points played in third set Murray managed to win 25 points making the third set one sided affair.

Radek complained to referees for bad light but the trick to get back in locker room did not work. Start of fourth set was not different and Murray in no time took 3-0 lead. Nine games back to back had shaken Czech Republican. But he managed to stay in the match by serving next two games. When the scorecard read 3-6 3-6 6-0 4*-2 both players agreed to suspend the play as it got too dark.

The match will be resumed on Day 3 at Philippe Chartier Court. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 9 time champ Rafa Nadal and Serena will also be in action on Day 3.

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