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Murray served for the match at 5-3 but was unable to convert his first match point as Nadal broke back, only for the world number five to tamely surrender his own serve in the next game.
Tsonga was broken early on in set three but broke back towards the end and forced a tie-break, which he won.
But Soderling broke back himself to level things up and then saved a break point, before earning the chance to put himself in command of the set himself.
However, Djokovic seized the set when he broke back in the very next game.
But the Scot broke back immediately to ensure his authority on a match, and he felt he had the answer to anything his opponent could throw at him.
But Djokovic held his nerve and immediately broke back before going on to a 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 6-2 triumph.
Seppi netted to give the Scot an immediate advantage, but if Murray thought he was going to have an easy afternoon, he was made to think again in the next game as the Italian broke back.
Ivanovic made an untidy start with too many groundstrokes finding the net or going long and she soon went down a break, but she broke back in the ninth game only to fail to hold immediately after and concede the set.
Murray broke back in the ninth game and drew level at 5-5 when holding serve in the next before a second tie-break of the contest followed.
But Karlovic broke back in the seventh game before Murray responded immediately.
But it was in vain as the Belgian broke back in the 11th game of the set before serving out for victory.
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