MURRAY 7-6 (4) 6-4 – GAME, SET & MATCH! Berlocq somehow gets to a sensational drop shot from Murray but the Scot goes on to bring up match point. And he lets out a huge roar with a clenched fist as he takes it to move into the next round!
Andy Murray - Carlos Berlocq
Indian Wells Masters - 13 March 2013
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MURRAY 7-6 (4) 5-4 – Murray goes 30-0 up but a couple of wayward groundstrokes let Berlocq back into things. Murray attempts a forehand winner that goes just long and Berlocq is able to hold serve.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 5-3 – Murray double faults for the first time this match to allow Berlocq back into the game at 30-30 and the Argentine goes on to bring up a break point himself. Murray saves it and he eventually wraps up the game to move within one of the match.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 4-3 – BREAK! Murray brings up two break points and he needs just one to claim the game! Great time to make a breakthrough... the Briton will be looking to consolidate now and move towards a place in the fifth round.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 3-3 – Murray holds again and we're still on serve in the second set.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 3-3 – Murray holds quite easily, to 15 as Berlocq backhands a weak return to net.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 2-3 – Murray realised he had taken his eye off the ball (ahem) and he has two break points now. He loses the first with a poor return, and the second as he pumps one long. Murray complains about the frankly minging grunts coming from Berlocq. Obviously he’s never watched a WTA match. Now a zipping pass down the line from the Argentine for deuce, and Berlocq holds as Murray underhits a forehand.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 2-2 – BREAK! Double fault Murray for break point! And a forehand miss gifts the Argentine a break back! Poor from Murray, and he lets his corner know with an embarrassed word.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 2-1 – Berlocq stops the second-set rot with a strong hold, rounded off with a booming forehand that forces Murray wide.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 2-0 – Whipped return into the service box by Berlocq, Murray frustrated with himself. Berlocq is hunting an immediate riposte and he has half a chance as Muzzah hits one long... Murray is back in charge though as he batters his way to defend that break, closing with an ace.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) 1-0 – BREAK! Murray gets off to a superb start as he plays a steady deep game, waiting for the errors.
MURRAY 7-6 (4) – SET! The odd mini-break apiece does not change the outcome of the early stages of this tie-break, until Berlocq hits one long after pressure from Murray. Set point but the Argentine has a serve... Taken as he somehow smashes long with Murray stranded. Great set, shame for Carlos as he played out of his skin.
MURRAY 6-6 – Nice drive from Murray to move 30-15 against serve, having held with ease after his break-back. Now Berlocq misses a forehand pass after an iffy Murray drop, deuce having been a point from the tie break. Advantage Berlocq as Murray meets his weighty drive with a lob that drops a yard long, and the Argentine holds thanks to some brutal shots, including another single-handed backhand, to take it to a shoot out.
MURRAY 5-5 – BREAK! Murray had a stop-and-chat with the umpire there, one assumes about the accusations of delaying tactics, or the grunts from the Argentine. He needs to break back and edges ahead as Berlocq nets after an exchange of leaping forehands. Break point for Murray now and he takes it with a flying forehand pass after Berlocq clipped the drop-shot! Great reading of the game.
MURRAY 4-5 – BREAK! Murray chucks his racquet to the floor after falling behind again, another break point for Berlocq, who takes it as Murray nets a weak backhand!
MURRAY 4-4 – Murray finally has his nose ahead, but it’s back on deuce as Berlocq unleashes another ridiculously quick forehand. Murray is battling to stay alive in the next one after a long almost catches him, but somehow the Scot gets something on it, forcing his opponent long. The umpire isn’t happy with some delaying tactics, having a word... And Berlocq bosses the next point to bring back deuce. Fantastic game.
MURRAY 4-4 – Berlocq has a break point as he continues to take it to Murray, somehow staying alive in one baseliner before putting a cool winner away! But an ACE from Muzza sees to that, only for another vicious single-handed backhand to fly past him! Berlocq with another break point... But a fantastic flying, diving forehand cross from Murray catches Berlocq out after another bullet from him. So much power! Deuce!
MURRAY 4-4 – Berlocq is continuing to prove his ability on a surface he rarely plays on – this is only his 13th match on hard court. Straightforward hold for him.
MURRAY 4-3 – Murray has found his feet in this match and dominates the next service game to hold with ease.
MURRAY 3-3 – BREAK! Murray with a superb shot to move ahead and he has two break points after a wicked volley into the corner is somehow met by Berlocq but put wide by the flying Argentine. And Murray breaks back as Berlocq goes long.
MURRAY 2-3 – Murray snaps out of his malaise to race 40-0, but off second serve he can barely get down to Carlos’s vicious single-handed rocket of a return. He can hit it for sure! Murray blasts in a superb first serve though to hold.
MURRAY 1-3 – Murray has struggled with Berlocq’s power so far and he ups his own ante a touch to claim the opening point against serve. He has a break point now but Berlocq saves it with a stunning backhand that bounces off the line and away! Brilliant! Deuce. And he holds off second serve to defend that break. Murray looks frustrated.
MURRAY 1-2 – BREAK! Now Berlocq has break point after a superb return, Murray looking sluggish... And he’s broken as Murray hits a forehand long from deep!
MURRAY 1-1 – Some brutal returns from Berlocq, who is chasing everything and is 30-30 with Murray. But a savage serve flies past him and it’s game point... Deuce as Berlocq’s canny stooping half-volley at the net forces a lob from Murray, a lob that lands long. Berlocq’s forehand return is easily dispatched by Murray, who then trades some massive blows with Berlocq, the biggest hit from the Argentine as we’re back on deuce.
MURRAY 1-1 – Berlocq overcomes the disappointment of a close line call to pound away a winner for 40-30. But Murray pegs him back with a forehand down the line that the Argentine scoops out of play. He does hold though, and it’s a decent start for him.
MURRAY 1-0 – Murray holds to get the ball rolling in this match. Berlocq is a tricky customer, which we’ll see in due course.
British no.1 Andy Murray is up next on Court 2, facing Argentine Carlos Berlocq for what I believe is the first time.