Andy wins through tough opener with Donskoy
Andy survived a tough second round test against Russian Evgeny Donskoy in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Donskoy started strongly and raced to a 5-1 set lead, however Andy began to find his feet and managed to claw back four games to level the score at 5-5. The Russian then broke again to take the first set 7-5. Keen to get out the blocks quickly in the second Andy made no mistake in the second set and raced through with little errors, dominating the second set 6-2. The third set followed the same trend and Andy seemed keen to finish of his Russian opponent, and wasted no time, coming through the match in three sets, dominating the third set with again a 6-2 scoreline.
Speaking after the match Andy said “After going 5-1 down, I started to play pretty well. He came up with some big shots in that first set but I was happy with the way I played after, and I was hitting the ball well by the end of the match. Ive been playing well in practice over the last couple of weeks, but nothing quite beats getting back out and into matches”.
Andy next faces the world number seventy nine Yen Hsun Lu from Chinese Taipei in the third round.