Andy Murray has defeated Carlos Berlocq of Argentina in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 7-6 (7/4), 6-4. This win took Murray into the quarter final round of the event.
During the match, Murray looked upset with loud noise made by Berlocq. He talked to the umpire about it and he mentioned it in his post match interview as well.
Talking to the reporters, Murray said, “That was absolutely hilarious. He was making a very loud noise and that was disturbing me. I have never seen a player grunting like that.”
“It was certainly a difficult match. I had to fight hard for points especially in that opening set. He was very good on his serve and he kept me under pressure in the entire set.”
“Then, in the second set, I played better. I created a lot of chances. However, it still got a bit close at the end.”
In the first set, Murray was looking a bit out of touch. His serve was broken in the third game and he got trailed by 1-2. He had a chance to level the scores as he got a breakpoint in the next game. But, he couldn’t cash on that and Berlocq managed to increase his lead to 3-1 by holding his serve.
Murray again got a couple of breakpoints in the 6th game and this time, he didn’t miss out. He got the breakthrough and equalized the scores.
Murray dropped his serve again in the 9th game which took him down by 4-5. However, he broke back immediately and levelled the scores again.
The next two games went with the serve and that took the set into the tie breaker. In the tie breaker, Berlocq didn’t play that efficiently and ended up losing the set.
In the second set, both the players got one breakthrough each in the first four games and the score was levelled at 2-2 at the end of the 4th game.
Murray got another breakthrough in the 7th game to get ahead by 4-3 and this time, he didn’t let Berlocq bounce back. He held all his remaining serves after that and won the match.
In the quarter final, Murray will take on Berlocq’s compatriot Juan Martin Del Potro.