Wimbledon 2015 – Andy Murray defeats Andreas Seppi after a slight scare in the third set

Whilst James Ward and Vasek Pospisil were coming to the end of their match on Court 1 Andy Murray began his match against Andreas Seppi on Centre court and broke the Italian immediately to take a 1-0 lead. Murray then went on to consolidate the break for 2-0. Murray continued to impress in the early stages despite Seppi getting involved in the match the Brit led 4-2 and 30-0 on the Seppi serve followed by 40-0. Murray broke serve and continued his domination from 3-2 up to take the set 6-2.

Murray broke serve at the beginning of the set as well to extend his run of games to 4 in a row at 1-0 and then 2-0 with a hold of serve before Seppi got on the board for the first time in 5 games. Murray continued to hold serve well again with Seppi failing to carve out a break point opportunity and Murray created another break point chance which he took to lead 5-2 and would serve for the second set. Murray had no problem serving for the set and took it like the first 6-2.

At 2-1 in the second set to Seppi, he took a medical time out for something that was wrong with his knee and the break in play seemed to disturb Murray who went 0-40 down on serve and then double faulted at 30-40 to give the game away and Seppi a 3-1 lead and then 4-1 with a hold of serve. Things went from bad to worse for Andy in the set as he was broken again and seemed to be having some issues with his shoulder. Despite pressure from Murray Seppi held his serve to take the set 6-1 in what was an odd set.

The fourth set got off to an even worse start for Murray as he was broken and the called on the trainer and received treatment on his shoulder. Murray got back on the court and broke serve for 1-1 before holding serve to love to the delight of Centre Court. Murray broke again for 3-1 before holding serve for 4-1 and a place in the fourth round in sight! Another break followed and Andy would serve for the match! Murray did it, 6 games in a row after his medical time out to beat Seppi and advanced to the fourth round!


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