Murray d. Pless 60 67(5) 64
Rip roaring start from Murray but dropped off a bit in the final two sets.
Pless started to play a whole lot better, snatched the second set on his first set point with a great crosscourt flick, and had Murray under a lot of pressure
Big serving from Pless and Murray allowed Pless to play his big forehand too much and take charge of points.
Pless was also doing a nice job attacking the Murray second serve and getting to net, rushing Murray into error.
Andy hung in there and a loose game from Pless in the final set saw the break go, and Murray served it out.
Tougher battle than I expected, but that's Pless for you, when he has a bit of confidence he can be a nuisance.
Murray will want to play sustained higher level tennis from here on, though - he was nearly caught a bit too complacent.