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You can see that anticipating what will cause that break of serve is the key to successfully trading a tennis match.
That at least served to spark Murray into life and a break of serve in the opening game of the second set was enough for the third seed to take it 6-4.
A single break of serve was enough to claim the first set for Gulbis, who ousted the likes of James Blake and Nicolas Lapentti on his way to the last 16 in only his second French Open.
He took the lead by winning the first game and cemented it with another break of serve four games later.
The top seed, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, needed just one break of serve to take the opening set but missed out on a closely-fought second with Berrer playing an impressive tie-break.
Today was pretty much a serving contest," admitted Federer of a match which featured just one break of serve.
Evans was beaten by Evgeny Donskoy after a hard-fought contest, just one break of serve in each set bringing the Russian a 7-5 6-4 win.
The former Wimbledon semi-finalist consolidated his lead at the start of the next set with a break of serve in the second game after Mertinak rushed a forehand into the net.
2 battled bravely against the Swiss superstar but suffered a break of serve in each set and eventually went down 6-3 6-4.
One break of serve in each set was enough for the number four seed to send Ljubicic - the man who ended Tim Henman's hopes in this competition - tumbling out of the tournament.
Rusedski was also a break of serve and 5-2 up in the third set at the time and it wasn't one of his own service games that was being threatened.
City award five points per ace served, five per break of serve and deduct three points for each double fault.