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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
LATE Gulbis66---
United KingdomA Murray43---

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  1. 21:03 - That was a fairly flat performance from Murray after a solid return to action yesterday. But credit to Gulbis, who played very well, and will next face either Juan Martin Del Potro or Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

  2. - - MURRAY 4-6 3-6 - GAME, SET & MATCH! A fantastic point from Gulbis sees him go 30-15 up as he works Murray around the court, and drawing him into the net, before rattling a backhand passing shot winner down the line. A double fault allows Murray to level at 30-all but a huge first serve on the next point that Murray can only return long and it's match point Gulbis. The Latvian only needs the one though as he fires down an ace to seal the win!

  3. - - MURRAY 4-6 3-5 - BREAK! Murray breaks a sting in dropping the first point of the game and takes a while to chose his replacement racquet. It doesn't seem to help too much as his next serve bounces up to Gulbis's shoulder and the Latvian dismissively batters it away for a backhand return winner down the line. Murray levels up with a couple of big serves but Gulbis gets a break point when the Brit puts a tough backhand smash into the net. Gulbis does break with a backhand cross court winner.

  4. - - MURRAY 4-6 3-4 - A second serve ace from Gulbis sees him hold to 30 to further frustrate Murray, who is playing far from his best today. The Latvian gets his rhythm back on serve to secure the hold and moves ahead once more.

  5. - - MURRAY 4-6 3-3 - Much, much better from Murray as he holds for the loss of just the one point, dominating off the forehand wing on game point and eventually drawing the error from Gulbis, who fails to find the court with his response. Fully back on serve in this second set now.

  6. - - MURRAY 4-6 2-3 - BREAK! Gulbis is furious with himself when he misses a forehand to gift Murray an immediate break back point. And Murray breaks back in some style, scampering all round the court to soak up the Latvian pressure before flicking a running backhand passing shot winner across court to snatch the break back.

  7. - - MURRAY 4-6 1-3 - BREAK! Real trouble for Murray now as he finds himself another three break points down. He saves the first with a 205kph ace out wide but Gulbis breaks on his third attempt at a passing shot, still not good enough to actually pass Murray but good enough to force the error from the Brit, a stretched cross court forehand volley sailing wide to gift the Latvian the break.

  8. - - MURRAY 4-6 1-2 - Gulbis keeps Murray quiet with another very solid service hold, denying the Brit the chance to get any kind of purchase in the game and sneak out in front once more.

  9. - - MURRAY 4-6 1-1 - Gulbis levels at deuce with the one-two punch of a double-handed backhand down the line followed by a forehand winner down the opposite line. But Murray quickly slams down two big serves and gets his second set account underway.

  10. - - MURRAY 4-6 0-1 - Murray pushes Gulbis to deuce but the Latvian produces some great serving to save the game without too much drama, an unreturnable serve being the shot to seal it.

  11. - - MURRAY 4-6 - SET! Gulbis brings up three set points with the best rally of the match so far, absorbing all the pressure Murray can throw at him with some length hitting before eventually dinking a neat forehand drop shot just over the net. Murray saves the first with a huge first serve but the Latvian does take his chance at the second attempt with a brutal cross court forehand return winner.

  12. - - MURRAY 4-5 - A big one-two punch from Gulbis with the big first serve and even bigger forehand winner moving forward to get himself in front in the game before sealing it with an ace out wide. Murray will have to serve to stay in this opening set after the change of ends.

  13. - - MURRAY 4-4 - More comfortable from Murray this time around as he holds for the loss of just the one point, sealing the hold with an ace down the centre of the T. This set reaching crunch point now, heading into the eighth game.

  14. - - MURRAY 3-4 - Gulbis misses another wild ground-stroke to hand Murray two break points. Murray squanders the first, pulling an easily make-able (for him at least) forehand into the top of the net, while the Latvian saves the second with a huge second serve down the centre of the court that Murray can only net. Murray gives his lunging attempted backhand passing shot a bit too much and the Latvian holds.

  15. - - MURRAY 3-3 - Murray content in a couple of rallies just to get the ball back in play and wait for Gulbis to make the mistake, which he does on both occasions. But really it is the serve that gets Murray through the game as he brings up a game point with a big serve out wide, Gulbis slapping his reply wide across court, before a kicker serve seals the game for the Brit.

  16. - - MURRAY 2-3 - A big hold from Gulbis from 0-30 down as he recovers to hold with a big forehand winner and sneak ahead once again. Not too much excitement from this match so far, both players just going through their early match routines and looking to settle into the clash.

  17. - - MURRAY 2-2 - Tougher for Murray this time around as he is pushed to deuce before being able to hold and level up for a second time. But that's exactly what he does when Gulbis goes wide with a twisting forehand across court from the centre mark, the Latvian just running out of space across court.

  18. - - MURRAY 1-2 - Gulbis misses his usually trusted double-hander down the line to allow Murray to level at 30-all (not a good sign for the Latvian) before steadying himself to hold with a big serve that Murray cannot return in play.

  19. - - MURRAY 1-1 - Murray already producing much more zip on his serve that he did yesterday against Granollers as he races through a comfortable opening service hold of his own to get off the mark.

  20. - - MURRAY 0-1 - Gulbis eases through his opening service hold, Murray going for the lob and hitting well long to gift the Latvian the game point.

  21. 19:31 - The players are just about ready to go. Gulbis won the toss and opted to serve first, with Murray chosing the end with most sun to begin his receiving.

  22. 19:22 - Gulbis and Murray have met five times before with Murray winning on each and every one of those occasions. In fact, only twice has Gulbis even taken a set off Murray, at Queen's way back in 2008 and then in their most recent meeting at the Cincinnati Masters in 2010.

  23. 19:15 - Gulbis, on the other hand, has had to come through two very hard matches. He beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 6-4 in the opening round before being taken to three sets by Fabio Fognini yesterday in the second round, eventually triumphing against the Italian 6-3 1-6 6-1.

  24. 19:10 - Murray came through a tough return to the court yesterday against Marcel Granollers, winning in straight sets after a topsy-turvy second set. That was his first match since lifting that Wimbledon trophy exactly a month ago yesterday.

  25. 19:03 - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from Andy Murray's third round Rogers Cup clash in Montreal. The reigning US and Wimbledon champion takes on tricky Latvian Ernests Gulbis today for a place in the last four.

Ernests Gulbis

Nationality LAT
Date of Birth 30/08/1988
Height 1.9 m
Weight 76 kg

Andy Murray

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 15/05/1987
Height 1.9 m
Weight 84 kg

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  1. Are you all going to say Murray, is fading, (like you­ did when Roger got beat !!!!)) No don't suppose you­ will well I hope Nadal wins this tournament. Go for it­ Rafa

    From KATHLEEN, on Fri 9 Aug 16:21
  2. I think Andy went through what happened to Rafa at­ Wimbledon after winning the French. Andy went out to­ someone who played better on the night but it will have­ no bearing on the US - I am a Rafa fan but wanted Andy­ to win, and Rafa had a tough one tonight also. Looking­ forward to the US now so good luck Andy (but not too­ much I want Rafa to win it!)

    From WV, on Thu 8 Aug 21:12
  3. Jānis Thumb Down12users disliked this­ commentJānis • 1 day 1 hour ago Report Abuse­ I think Gulbis will win, because he haven't­ drink since november 2012 8 Replies

    From J?nis, on Thu 8 Aug 21:09
  4. Never mind. I have a feeling it wasn't in his­ plans to go far in this tournement. He'll be­ back and ready soon !!

    From Jon, on Thu 8 Aug 21:05
  5. Gulbis completely outplayed Murray end of story.

    From Jason, on Thu 8 Aug 21:02
  6. The voice of reason M. I was not going to give a­ certain 'person' any reaction at all but surely­ most of us disagree with the rudeness and of course the­ total lack of any rational comments .

    From PAULINE SMITH, on Thu 8 Aug 20:51
  7. I see the haters and baiter are back. The one with the­ unprintable name is getting very boring.

    From PAULINE SMITH, on Thu 8 Aug 20:47
  8. Some nasty comments from posters here. What does Murray­ have to do get some respect? 2 slams in less than a­ year and he's STIll getting these pathetic insults­ from trolls.... What sad people you are. No one can­ win everything - not even Nadal or Djokovic, yet Murray­ gets this nonsense!

    From M, on Thu 8 Aug 20:45
  9. It's not that Andy is playing bad, this is just­ Ernests playing very well... one of the most talented­ guys outside of the Top 10, and if he continues at this­ level, he'll be near the top soon enough.

    From , on Thu 8 Aug 20:42
  10. I can see Murray is choking - lol

    From bum, on Thu 8 Aug 20:42
  11. as always bad loser . i think he is best at f word and­ breaking Racket .

    From Bristoly, on Thu 8 Aug 20:31
  12. Murrays embarrassing himself as usual

    From bum, on Thu 8 Aug 20:27
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    It makes me laugh watching Murray - he's useless

    From bum, on Thu 8 Aug 20:25
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    hehehe good sheet . loser .

    From Bristoly, on Thu 8 Aug 20:24
  15. Come on Andy, you can, do it !! AJDEEE !!!

    From Stojan Tokovic, on Thu 8 Aug 20:21
  16. I see Murray the chokers is doing what he does best­ choking - mark my words he will never win another major­ - why because he's a choker

    From bum, on Thu 8 Aug 20:21
  17. Both the mens and womens Wimbledon champions this year­ have lost their first sets against their opponents­ today.

    From Ckare, on Thu 8 Aug 20:21
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    Anyone but moory the boring sweaty sock!

    From Concerned, on Thu 8 Aug 20:05
  19. Let's go Ernests! Time to back up the big words­ with big play!

    From , on Thu 8 Aug 19:58
  20. Good Luck Andy Murray x

    From Tracey, on Thu 8 Aug 19:30
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