Yeah JC started a tad slow, maybe very carefully, while Malisse made a very good start, hitting flat bombs down the line and they all went in, and he broke JC's serve in the third game and was *3-2 up in the 1st set before JC leveled to 3-3. But then Malisse started missing more and more. JC was constantly hitting deep and mixing up well. And his drop shots were superb, both the timing and execution. Maybe be needs to defend his FH side a bit better.
Murray has withdrawn with the elbow injury so JC will play a LL in R2. Don't know who that will be yet.
thanks for the detailed summary Bunny.
What an effing break for him that Murray is out!!!!!! It should be an interesting match against Zverev. Hope he can pull it out. Thrilled that he's taking the net "like a madman".