By Jaclyn Stacey
( January 19, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Andy Murray won through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating qualifier Ricardas Berankis in a tough straight sets match 6-3 6-4 7-5 in two hours and 12 minutes on Super Saturday.
Despite the scoreline, Berankis put up some strong resistance to Murray, creating 12 break point opportunities against Murray and converting three of them.
Murray and Berankis are some time hitting partners on the tour and the world No. 3 said that it was challenging to play the Lithuanian.
“Yeah, it was a tough match. He takes the ball very early, hits the ball very flat compared to most players on the tour. And when the ball is between, you know, his hips and his shoulder, he hits the ball extremely well. He’s got very good timing. Yeah, he made it tough.”
The win keeps the 2012 US Open champion on track to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles. He will meet the winner of the all French match between Gi...