Ito jumped out to an early break lead, and then was serving for the opening set at 5-4. He was up 40-30 and lost his serve, 5-5 in first set. Then Tomic held easily, and blew 2 set points on the next Ito service game. In tiebreak Ito was ahead the whole time and won 7-4.
Then Ito took a medical timeout, and the liveodds on Tomic winning skyrocketed to where he was a bigger favorite than he was before the match. So obviously something was bothering Ito. Tomic won the second set easily 6-1.
Ito jumped out to an early break lead in the 3rd set and appeared to be healthy, but he got broken at 4-3 , by serving two double faults. Tomic then saved a BP at 5-5, and Ito was broken to 15 to end the match.
Ito played really well in the first set. He has the best serve among the current Japanese players, and he stands close to the baseline and hits the ball on the rise, while Tomic mostly stood further back from the baseline. Ito didn't get trapped into Tomic's long slice rallies, and he hit Big FH to Tomic's FH side for a winner many times.
Ito however took medical time out to have treatment on his elbow, and he lost steam in the second set, while Tomic started playing better. Ito regained some energy in the third set and was a break up, but he tightened up and maybe the pain recurred as he hit two DFs in a row and Tomic broke back. Tomic was grabbing his thigh towards the end of the third set---he was probably cramping and got massage during changeovers. He also got a warning for coaching from his stand (from his dad I guess). Still, props to Tomic for breaking Ito's serve at 5-5 and served it out. Shame Ito couldn't make it to QF because he was playing really good tennis for a long stretch of time.