So, next up for Murray will be Lu Yen-Hsun in the third round after that tough but ultimately pleasing win for the Scot.
Andy Murray - Evgeny Donskoy
Indian Wells Masters - 10 March 2013
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MURRAY 5-7 6-2 6-2 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Murray saves two break points with very casual shots - a forehand stop volley across court and a backhand drop shot across court. Donskoy actually gets to them both but cannot get the ball up and over the net. He gets a third chance when Murray sends a forehand long and slightly wide but the Russian also hits long to squander it. And Murray goes on to hold when Donskoy hits long (confirmed by a hawkeye challenge)
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 5-2 - Donskoy finally manages to hold serve to force Murray to at least have the decency to serve out the match...
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 5-1 - Murray races through another service hold, sealing the game with an ace. Can Donskoy stop the run of breaks against him by successfully serving to keep this match alive?
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 4-1 - BREAK! A brilliant way to break serve from Murray as he races around the net, pushing Donskoy around the baseline in the process, and sealing a fifth consecutive break of serve with a dinked cross court forehand volley winner
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 3-1 - Another blink-and-you'll-miss-it hold from Murray consolidates the double break as he continues what is now a march into the third round
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 2-1 - BREAK! Another forehand winner from Murray sees him grab the double break and he is threatening to run away with this clash now
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 2-0 - Murray holds to love with a cracking forehand winner to consolidate the break and Donskoy is barely moving his feet now - he just looks completely exhausted
MURRAY 5-7 6-2 1-0 - BREAK! Murray breaks for the opening game of this final set, Donskoy sending a tired-looking off-balance backhand wide across court
MURRAY 5-7 6-2- SET! A pretty low-key set really as Murray closes out with the minimum of fuss to push this match to a decider. The crowd has gone pretty quiet as well, evidently feeling this is little more than a procession now for the Scot
MURRAY 5-7 5-2 - BREAK! Murray is beginning to run away with this match now, his patience really paying off as he refuses to panic and just keeps pushing Donskoy to produce better. The Russian, however, is clearly tiring and Murray secures the double break with another testing forehand
MURRAY 5-7 4-2 - Murray hits forehand after forehand after forehand to eventually draw the error from Donskoy, a forehand of the Russian's own which sails long of the baseline. That sees Murray hold to 15 to consolidate the break and the Brit is beginning to look a little more comfortable now
MURRAY 5-7 3-2 - BREAK! Hello, hello. Murray suddenly produces a great point, getting Donskoy on the run and drawing the off-balance forehand error from the Russian to earn a break point. Donskoy works his way into the net as he looks to save it but completely mis-times his forehand volley instead sending the ball long of the baseline. Is this the point when Murray starts to turn things around?
MURRAY 5-7 2-2 - When he is getting his first serve in, Murray, so far in this set at least, is winning 100 per cent of points behind it. But he's still missing more first serves that he will be happy with
MURRAY 5-7 1-2 - Donskoy is showing no signs of collapsing in this match, Murray is going to need to force his way back into things if he is to turn it around
MURRAY 5-7 1-1 - Murray's serve is still not functioning particularly well (two first serves, two second serves) but he comes through a service hold without having to face a break point
MURRAY 5-7 0-1 - Donskoy comes through a solid and uneventful opening service hold to get the second set underway
MURRAY 5-7 - SET! A sensational game from Donskoy as he breaks to snatch the first set from Murray with an off-balance cross court backhand winner. Murray is furious with himself but all credit to Donskoy, who recovered well from losing that 5-1 lead
MURRAY 5-6 - Murray applied the pressure once again to the Donskoy serve in that last game but the Russian held firm, and eventually went on to hold with a deep forehand that the Brit could not return in play. Murray will have to serve to take this to a tie-break after the change of ends
MURRAY 5-5 - Much, much better again from Murray now as he holds for the loss of just the one point, working Donskoy around the baseline and pushing the Russian deep behind the baseline to eventually draw the error
MURRAY 4-5 - BREAK! Murray bides his time and bides his time, eventually stepping up inside the baseline and rattling a backhand winner down the line to break back for a second time and get things completely back on serve on this opening set
MURRAY 3-5 - An absolutely huge forehand winner down the line from Donskoy denies Murray on a first game point and that is quickly followed by a great backhand return and then off-forehand winner across court to level up at deuce. An inch-perfect sliced off-forehand drop shot across court from the Russian saves another game point although Murray eventually does hold at the fourth attempt. Donskoy will still have one more chance to serve out this set though...
MURRAY 2-5 - BREAK! Donskoy steps up inside the baseline and rattles a backhand winner down the line to deny Murray on a first break back point. He thinks he's also saved a second only for his cross court backhand to be called out. He challenges though and the ball is shown to have caught the line leading to the point being replayed. But there is no mistake the second time around as Donskoy's forehand goes long and Murray does have one of the breaks back
MURRAY 1-5 - BREAK! This is not good from Murray as he concedes serve to love, to LOVE, with a forehand well out of play. Donskoy hasn't had to do too much to find himself a double break up and serving for this opening set
MURRAY 1-4 - A great game from Donskoy as he holds despite some solid pressure from Murray, who pushes the Russian all the way to deuce. But the 22-year-old fires down a huge first serve to hold without having to face any break back points
MURRAY 1-3 - BREAK! Murray is definitely looking a little rusty and, credit to the Russian, Donskoy is taking full advantage of that as he pushes the Brit around the baseline and forces another forehand error. And this time it concedes the break.
MURRAY 1-2 - Again Murray takes a couple of points off the Donskoy serve but he can do nothing more than that as the Russian holds firm with a huge first serve that Murray can only return long of the baseline
MURRAY 1-1 - Murray rattles over three first serves, and wins the point behind all three of them, before letting Donskoy a brief glimmer of hope in the game with a second serve and a forehand error. But he quickly recovers and holds without the loss of another point
MURRAY 0-1 - Donskoy opens up his account with a solid enough service hold. He only managed to get two of his first serves in though and that will not be good enough against a returner of Murray's quality
Murray did actually play doubles with brother Jamie yesterday, enjoying a pretty impressive win over Robert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonjic, the fifth seeds. So he does have a little match practice under his belt
Murray and Donskoy have never faced each other before and with Murray playing his first match since the Australian Open final just over a month ago, expect the first few games of this match to see the Scot looking to assert his authority
Next up on Stadium 1 will be world number three Andy Murray taking on Evgeny Donskoy, a 22-year-old Russian who is currently ranked 83 in the world