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Resilient Andy reaches last 16
Andy has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the fifth time in a row after defeating Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis.
Andy started the match quickly, racing to a one set lead after taking the first set 6-3. Berankis however came out fighting in the second, breaking Andy midway through the second set. Undeterred, at 2-4 down Andy won 4 games on the bounce to recover the second set and take it 6-4. The third set continued to provide some lively tennis, with both players breaking each others serve, however Andy’s experience showed as he convincingly closed out the set when it mattered, winning the third 7-5.
Speaking after the match Andy admitted he hadn’t played his best tennis and was made to work hard by the Lithuanian saying “He hits the ball very flat and hits it very early. Playing on these fast courts, it is very tough. I need to strike the ball better. My timing was off and I was leaving a lot of balls very short and allowing him to dictate some of the points.”
Andy will face the winner of the all french clash between Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils in the last sixteen.