ATP1000 Miami Second Round

Published on March 26th, 2012

Colin and Ross in 1st Round action

Colin and Ross arrived early in Miami and got a solids week training in before the start of the Sony Ericsson Miami Open.  This is only their second ATP1000 together.  In the first round they have drawn Mardy Fish and Mark Knowles.

The British pair served well throughout the match winning 81% of points on their first serve, and saving all 4 break points they had against them.  The first set the British pair managed to convert two break points, winning it comfortably 6-1.  The second set was a tighter affair  and there were no breaks.  In the tie break Colin and Ross managed to string together some solid points to win in 7-5, sending them through to the 2nd round.

Colin and Ross then faced Paes and Stepanek in the 2nd round.  In an interesting match involving a lot of break points their opponents Paes and Stepanek were able to convert  more than the British pair.  Colin and Ross faced 13 break points throughout the match and saved 9 of them, where as their opponents face 8 break points but were able to save 7 of them.  The British pair went down 6-4 6-3 and will now head back to the UK to get ready for Davis Cup against Belgium, after a successful month in the USA.


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