That was a good match for Andy and he was stretched in the 2nd set by some great hitting from Ito. It was only his 1st serves that kept him in it, so let's hear for Andy's 1st serves.
If he can build on this then maybe we could see a good run. Here's hoping!
Tight in the second but you got the feeling Andy had a few more gears to go up through which were never going to be required. Some good shot making, first serves better than they have been in a while. Ito was ripping shots all over the court in the second set, but Andy stuck with it and made his move just in time. Third set bagel - minimised his energy and wrapped up the match. Onwards and upwards, one match at a time.