75 61 64
He's through, straight sets, no sets conceded through to the fourth round.
However today was better behind serve, 55% but 14 aces too and better second serves. Yet, the ground game was less tidy today, more UEs than we're used to seeing, and the returning was dodgy at times, unusually. A couple odd blips - from being on the cusp of 4-0 in the first he was pegged back on serve, and struggled to finish the first set off. The second was one way traffic, then he did get 2 breaks in the third before dumping serve again, and from that point on it was a question of riding out the one remaining break
It's been good enough, but there's no more time now for things to be subpar - 4th round on is where you need to be bringing it. He may survive a 4th round not totally at 100% but no way after that, and he'd be far better playing his best tennis on sunday to even give himself a chance of a strong finish at this event
The dude is 9-0 in sets so far; and he has one "7-5 winning set" and everyone is saying "what about that first set in the third match; boy is he struggling!"
I just watched Del Pony fight his arse off and happy as hell to get a 7-5 4th set to finally take his third match.
Right now, Muzza, Kolya, Rafa and Tsonga are the only ones not to have to struggle on these slow hard courts. He is doing great! Congrats to Andy for a great tourney so far!