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- - MURRAY 6-5 - BENNETEAU RETIRES HURT! It's a sorry end for what was shaping up to be a brilliant encounter between Murray and Benneteau, with the Frenchman forced to retire hurt with his right wrist and ankle both taking a real pounding after a horrible fall at 5-5. Murray goes through to face either Tomas Berdych or Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. Full drawsheet
- - MURRAY 6-5 - Eventually, Benneteau takes to court to play on, and Murray closes out the game from 30-0 with two big serves and little resistance from the tentative Frenchman. Will he continue?
- - Benneteau remains down as he receives treatment, and it would be astonishing if he continues - it looks like he is going to try to, at least.
- - MURRAY 5-5 - Benneteau looks in all sorts of trouble as he goes down injured, stretching for a forehand at 30-0. He slips very badly, and looks to injure both his wrist and ankle - it looks extremely painful and this match could well be over...
- - MURRAY 5-5 - Benneteau delights the crowd - who are clearly right behind the Frenchman - with a cheeky drop shot to leave Murray flat-footed, before a fierce forehand down the line from deuce and a well-worked point to close it out! This first set has passed the hour mark.
- - MURRAY 5-4 - This match continues to enthral and impress as both players keep a very high standard! Murray drives a forehand down the line, before clipping a half-volley cross court with a deft touch. Benneteau gives his all once more, but Murray holds.
- - MURRAY 4-4 - Benneteau holds at 4-4 as he drives a forehand winner down the line in emphatic fashion, and the Frenchman is playing with real craft and guile to keep Murray guessing. This first set is very finely poised.
- - MURRAY 4-3 - Murray again holds under real pressure from his opponent, and the third seed is being given a torrid time out on court as every rally is an extended one. Benneteau is piling on the pressure in a relentless fashion.
- - MURRAY 3-3 - Benneteau levels at 3-3 as he hammers a forehand down the line, but not before a string of epic rallies excite the crowd on Court Central - the standard of play is exceptional!
- - MURRAY 3-2 - Murray gets back on track on serve as he finds three big first deliveries from 30-30 to take the game after deuce. We've now played nearly 40 minutes and have got through just five games, which shows how closely-fought this match is!
- - MURRAY 2-2 - Benneteau again has to come through deuce as he battles to a gritty hold, and Murray is very annoyed with himself as he goes long with two backhands to help his opponent on his way to levelling up this opening set.
- - MURRAY 2-1 - BREAK! Murray is absolutely furious with himself as he plants a tame forehand into the net to concede a break point, but he saves it with a stunning backhand winner cross court. A second break point follows, then a third, and eventually Murray goes wide with a backhand as he is broken back!
- - MURRAY 2-0 - BREAK! A near replica of the opening game follows in the second as long rallies take it into a seemingly interminable deuce before Murray pounces with a powerful backhand to force the error and seal the break of serve!
- - MURRAY 1-0 - It's a very testing opening game for Murray, who eventually holds serve with a real flourish: a forehand down the line sees the Brit come through in superb fashion. Benneteau battles very hard, but does not come away with the break.
- - Murray boasts a 2-0 head-to-head record over the Frenchman, with wins in Cincinnati and Wimbledon previously on the ATP Tour.
- - Third seed Andy Murray takes on Julien Benneteau of France in their third-round match on Court Central with the Brit looking to continue his fine form from the second round.
|Date of Birth||15/05/1987|
|Date of Birth||20/12/1981|