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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.
Tipsarevic claimed an early break of serve in the first set but squandered the chance to serve it out, missing an easy smash to allow Murray to break back and level at 5-5.
A 50-minute rain delay with the score at 6-1, 1-0 disrupted proceedings, but when the players returned Nadal secured a quick break of serve to maintain the remorseless trend to victory.
It was the first break of serve to go Murray's way and all it took to turn the match around.
The tall left-handed Spaniard, who knocked out compatriot Rafa Nadal in the second round, fought back from a set and a break of serve down to beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
One break of serve for Seppi, in the sixth game, was enough to take the second set and he moved 4-1 ahead before sealing the third.
World number six Murray made the ideal start with a break of serve to love in the opening game of the match, but there was a moment of concern in the next game when he grabbed his lower back in pain after dumping a forehand into the net.
Murray broke Matosevic's serve in just the third game of the opening set but it was a second break of serve, to take a 4-1 lead, that really put him in the driving seat with a combination of a perfect backhand down the line and a well-executed lob opening up what proved to be an unassailable gap.
Murray broke Matosevic's serve in just the third game of the opening set but it was a second break of serve, to take a 4-1 lead, that really put Murray in the driving seat with a combination of a perfect backhand down the line and a well-executed lob opening up what proved to be an unassailable gap.
Tomic won 6-4 6-3 with a break of serve in each set in a match which lasted 68 minutes.
The Limassol native then continued to build on his quality performance in the second set and, after another quick break of serve, he took a 4-2 lead.
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.