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Murray clinches Madrid win

2015-05-07 07:08
Andy Murray (AFP)

Madrid - Andy Murray made the Madrid Open third round with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in a match which ended at 3 o'clock on Thursday morning.

The second seeded Murray had already defeated his German opponent in three sets in the rain-delayed Munich Open final on Monday to register his first clay-court title.

His latest meeting with Kohlschreiber only got underway at just after 1 o'clock after a succession of marathon matches at the joint ATP-WTA tournament had thrown the schedule into chaos.

The Murray-Kohlschreiber clash was not the latest finish to an ATP World Tour tie.

That honour belongs to Benjamin Becker and Jiri Novak who completed a match at the 2006 Japan Open at 03:25.

Murray will have to recover quickly as he is due to face Spain's Marcel Granollers later on Thursday for a place in the quarter-finals.

However, Granollers may not be feeling particularly fresh as he needed three hours and 20 minutes to defeat French 13th seed Gael Monfils, 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (7/9), 6-4.

Results from the fifth day of the ATP and WTA Madrid Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeded player):


2nd rd

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) bt Roger Federer (SUI x1) 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (14/12)

John Isner (USA x16) bt Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (11/13), 6-1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) bt Jack Sock (USA) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7/4)

Tomas Berdych (CZE x6) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Rafael Nadal (ESP x3) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-4, 6-3

Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Luca Vanni (ITA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x10) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

David Ferrer (ESP x7) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-4, 6-0

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x9) 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Roberto Bautista (ESP x14) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5, 6-4

Kei Nishikori (JPN x4) bt David Goffin (BEL) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP x11) 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (8/6)

Marcel Granollers (ESP) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x13) 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (7/9), 6-4

Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0


3rd rd

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/1)

Carla Surez Navarro (ESP x10) bt Ana Ivanovic (SRB x7) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Petra Kvitova (CZE x4) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-1, 6-4

Irina Begu (ROM) bt Barbora Zhlavov Strcov (CZE) 6-4, 6-4

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x5) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x9) 6-3, 6-2

Maria Sharapova (RUS x3) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Lucie Safarova (CZE x13) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-0

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