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Andy marches on in Melbourne
Andy has reached the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets victory over the French qualifier Vincent Millot.
Andy flew out of the blocks and raced to a 3-0 lead over his qualifying opponent. His opponent then hit back by holding a serve well, until Andy then broke his opponent again and comfortably served out the first set, taking it 6-2.
Andy’s strong start clearly carried through into the second set and he soon found himself two sets to love up, Andy’s range of shots were just too much for the qualifier and he comfortably served out the second set, again securing it 6-2.
It looked like Andy would run away with the match but his French counterpart had other ideas and slowly began to claw his way back into the match. A lapse in concentration then led to Andy surrendering 2 services games and he soon found himself 1-5 down. However never one to be counted out, Andy began his fight back and in quite incredible fashion.
Despite the 4 game deficit Andy proceeded to win 23 points on the bounce to turn the set around completely and secure the match in the process, winning the set 7-5 and cementing his place in the third round.
Speaking after the match Andy said, “This is the tournament I love and I want to try and win and I don’t know if it will be this year but I’m definitely going to be trying my best. He played a very good match, and it really shows how much depth there is in the game just now.”
The temperatures during the day had reached almost 44 degrees Celsius and even at night the court was exceptionally humid, Andy said “I wanted to win the match. I’m glad I finished it there, because it was very, very hard conditions. Even in the evening it was so humid. After they closed the roof they obviously had the rain and the thunderstorms – it changed the way the court and the balls played a lot. It was heavier and a lot of balls went into the net. It slowed everything down a bit. I was just glad to get off.”
Andy will now face Feliciano Lopez in the third round on Saturday.