Set-by-set

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First set Nish­ioka wins 6-4

First blood to Andy Mur­ray as he wins the first game on serve, although it lasts more than five min­utes. Yoshi­hito Nish­ioka saves two break points to level at 2-2 and makes the first break of the match to go 4-3 up, even­tu­ally win­ning the set 6-4.

Sec­ond set Nish­ioka wins 6-4

Mur­ray’s first-serve per­cent­age was down at 41 per cent in the first set and he dou­ble faults twice at the start of the sec­ond set to give Nish­ioka an early break. Nish­ioka races to a 4-0 lead and although Mur­ray fights back, the Ja­panese closes out the set at 6-4.

Third set Mur­ray wins 7-6

As in the sec­ond set, Nish­ioka gets the early break af­ter Mur­ray’s sixth dou­ble fault of the match. Nish­ioka goes to 3-1 but Mur­ray claws his way back to 3-3. The Scot nudges ahead to 6-5 af­ter sav­ing three break points. The set goes to a tie-break which Mur­ray wins 7-5.

Fourth set Mur­ray wins 7-6

The set goes on serve un­til Nish­ioka reaches match point but Mur­ray hangs on to take the bat­tle to an­other tie-break. The mo­men­tum looks to be with Mur­ray now and he wins the tie-break 7-4.

Fifth set Mur­ray wins 6-4

Mur­ray saves break point to hold at the start of the set but is bro­ken in the fifth game as Nish­ioka goes 3-2 ahead. Amaz­ingly, Mur­ray breaks straight back, which seems to sap the con­fi­dence of his op­po­nent, and Mur­ray wins the match as Nish­ioka’s jump­ing back­hand to a lob goes long.

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