Andy Murray survives Jiri Vesely test

Updated: 11 March 2014 08:22 IST

Andy Murray, a former world number two currently ranked sixth, had to rally in both the second and third sets to down the 20-year-old, 77th-ranked Vesely 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4.

Indian Wells, USA:

Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray survived the determined challenge of young Czech Jiri Vesely on Monday to reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters.

Murray, a former world number two currently ranked sixth, had to rally in both the second and third sets to down the 20-year-old, 77th-ranked Vesely 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4.

Murray, seeded five at Indian Wells, was twice down a break in both the second and third sets, but he broke Vesely in the last game of each.

After saving three match points in the 10th game of the third set, Vesely's 11th double fault of the match gave Murray a fourth and the Scot sealed it after two hours and 47 minutes when Vesely hit a forehand into the net.

Murray, who was also taken to three sets in his previous match against another Czech player Lukas Rosol, next faces either big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic or Colombian Alejandro Falla.

Topics : Tennis
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