I had to leave for work and missed the 3rd set. What happened? I mean it's not surprising that Stan's level dropped and all that... but 6-0?? Only winning 5 points in the whole set?
Fed seemed to suddenly unleash his shots better from the start of the third set, broke Stan in the first game this way, then 2-0.
Third game was tight with a lucky point for Fed and Stan going too much for a few shots, and then 3-0 2 breaks Stan let it go.
Fed could have offered him the 4-0 game though, I think, to counter the sempiternal stupid comments
It's hard to know exactly why Fed played so badly in first round and in first two sets against Stan : lack of preparation, not relaxed because of the record or the death threat, facing Stan ...
I don't know but the third set and generally the way he upped his game as the match went by, gives some hope for the rest of the tournament.
Murray was given the match by Dolgopolov but he looked as if he had a stomach problem or something.
And the first set between Cilic and Verdasco was awful although Cilic won last two sets easily.