Well, Lleyton, at least you made him sweat for this one. Actually it was probably just the heat and humidity of Cincy that caused all that tasty goodness, but you know, you don't have to tell yourself that. Fed cruised to a 3 and 4 win in an hour and 10 minutes. It's his 13th straight win over the Lawnmower Man. Make of that what you will.
So Fed did his part, but what about Andy? Uh...let's not talk about it. He beat Apricot in three sets.
Ok, fine I'll talk about it. Crap play from Andy generally. I mean, you really should be needing to fight for a three set win over a Lucky Loser, Deuce. But Andy did what Andy does and he gutted out the win and basically broke Apricot's spirit. In case you haven't heard (and seriously, I don't know how you could avoid this news) a 53 shot rally in the second set pretty much broke 'Cot. He would go on to win only two games after that rally and he looked WIPED. So once again, Andy "Fitness Freak" Murray outlasted another one.
So we'll get Fed vs. Murray. 6-2 in favor of Muzz, H2H. This is a big one going into the USO.