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Rafa just play even better the last three sets of the match and I couldn't hit my backhand as good as I did in the beginning of the match," Del Potro told reporters after the two-and-a-half hour contest.
But it's true that sometimes I was a little upset, because I know that my backhand is not quite what it used to be.
The two-handed backhand stroke motion was captured using an eight-camera Eagle[R] motion system (Motion Analysis Corp.
Roger Federer reaches for a backhand in last night's match
Goffin saved that one before gifting Murray his fifth break as an over-hit backhand by the Belgian put the 28-year-old 5-0 ahead and on the verge of a straightforward victory.
Monfils will be a tough proposition on his preferred track although Wilander reckons the Scot will prevail providing his backhand continues to be a rich source of winners.
Murray rather let Verdasco off the hook at 0-30 in the opening game of the second set, and then just missed a backhand on break point two games later.
Following an engrossing point, Djokovic produced a herculean effort to keep out a backhand before he prevailed in a lightning net exchange to break again.
Williams sent a backhand long to give Radwanska two set points and another error allowed the Pole to take the match into a deciding set - an achievement in itself after looking completely overwhelmed early on.
Andy Murray found himself serving for the match and he secured the win when Giraldo's backhand once more let him down.
The 28-year-old Spaniard ended the match with a strong first serve that forced a Murray backhand error and he lifted his arms skywards in jubilant celebration.
The Scot valiantly managed to save all of them as his higher-ranked opponent hit a one-handed backhand long and netted a return before bunting back a lofted slice that the sneaking-in Murray clinically put away at the net.