After a couple of comfortable wins Murray now faces a tougher test in the form of 22 year old Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, who secured an emphatic straight sets win over 25th seed Florian Mayer in R2, having never lost a match this year. The two have never met, but, according to Murray, they have frequently practised together.Berankis's profile
- He started playing tennis aged two...Nickname is “Rycka” in his homeland…Speaks Lithuanian, Russian and English…Father, Genadijus, is a taxi driver; and mother, Jelena, works in a post office...one sister, Lina, a former tennis player...Hobbies include spear fishing, playing pool, watching movies and listening to music...Former junior World No. 1 in 2007, when he captured US Open junior title and the Orange Bowl...Trains at IMG Bollettieri Academy in Florida…Coached by Remigijus Balzekas since he was nine years old. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Be/R/Ricardas-Berankis.aspx
His current ranking is 110 but he reached a career high of 73 in January 2011, becoming the first Lithuanian player to break into the top 100. He has also played in Lithuania's Davis Cup team. Unfortunately he missed parts of 2010 and 2011 due to injury, and in 2012 underwent groin surgery.