Roland Garros: Andy Murray Survives Five-Setter; Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori Enter Round 3

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 | 0


Andy Murray beat Mathias Bourgue [6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3]

World No. 2 Andy Murray survived a scare for the second time in as many matches as he rallied from the brink of defeat to prevail in an intense five-set encounter against 164th-ranked local wildcard Mathias Bourgue at the Roland Garros on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Murray took the initial lead, but was surprised by some power-packed display from his little-known counterpart, who went on to take the next two sets. However, the fancied Brit returned to his usual best towards the end to make it through to the third round.

Earlier in the first round, Murray had recovered from a two-set deficit to score a five-set conquest of Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek.

Stanislas Wawrinka beat Taro Daniel [7-6, 6-3, 6-4]

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka overcame a tricky first set to cruise for a straight-set victory against Japan’s Taro Daniel. The Swiss star hit 62 winners against 21 of his opponent to set up a third-round match up with 30th seed Jeremy Chardy.

Kei Nishikori beat Andrey Kuznetsov [6-3, 6-3, 6-3]

Japan’s No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori produced a clinical performance to make light work of 40th-ranked Russian Andrey Kuznetsov. Moving on to the third round, Nishikori has been slated to square-off against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco, who dismissed Ivan Dodig of Croatia, 6-2 6-1 6-3.


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