Andy wins through tough Second Round test
Andy has progressed through the second round of the BNP Paribas Open after recovering from a one set deficit to defeat the world number 47, in three sets.
Andy fought back to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6 6-3 6-2 to progress to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Wimbledon champion Andy, 26, lost the first set, but took the second against the 28-year-old from the Czech Republic, despite him breaking in the first game of the second set. Despite Andy’s slow start, the loss of serve in the second set appeared to spark him in to life, and the Brit reeled off six of the next seven games to level the match.
Rosol dropped serve in the opening game of the third to release the early advantage and was chasing from that point on as Andy then turned the screw to close out the victory without further alarm, taking the third set 6-2.
Commenting on his tough opener, Andy who recognised he wasn’t quite at his best said “I felt I was in a decent rhythm in the middle of the second set. Here I have always kind of struggled at the beginning of the tournament and the conditions”
Andy continued by saying “I got broken three times in a row the end of the first set, beginning of the second. You know, I just kind of kept going and found a way to win, which is always the most important thing.”
Andy will now faces Jiri Vesely in the third round of the tournament.