Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 10/22/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Andy Murray of Great Britain looks up during the trophy presentaion after his men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day fourteen of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Murray reached the second week, but not in dazzling fashion. The only notable player from Lithuania, Ricardas Berankis enjoyed his breakthrough last year by reaching the Los Angeles final after many had wondered whether his small stature and chronic injuries would prevent him from fulfilling his potential.  Berankis reminded audiences of his status as one of the next generation’s more intriguing ATP hopes when he reached the third round here with straight-sets victories over Sergei Stakhovsky and Florian Mayer.  At that stage, however, he faced US Open champion Andy Murray, who had advanced through the draw in equally impressive fashion and knew all that he needed to know about his opponent’s game from his experience with him as a practice partner.  While Berankis acquitted himself well in his debut on a stage of this scale, the Scot ultimately reached the second week with an uneven 6-3 6-4 7-5 victory. Despite a slightly tense opening service game, Murray lost no time in pouncing o...
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