Murray up a break already. Could Haase find it in himself to make a good match of this?
No. Haase's potential was overestimated IMO.
There was a strange game at 4-1 with Murray serving. Haase was up 0-40 & it went to a number of deuces with Murray finally winning it. He can play great shots, but seems to lack a game plan. One of the comms described him accurately as wild. I'd like to see him play Dolgopolov. I like wild but not bonkers.
Haase couldn't hold serve & the first set went to Murray 6-3. EDIT :
Murray up 3-1 & serving. He looks relaxed & just going about his business. A good start from him requiring little more than to keep his head. This will be over in straights & I'll be surprised if RH wins more than another couple of games. Babblelot,
what are the chances of your man Paire getting past Federer?