Very interesting match between two young & upcoming players who reached new levels at the time: the 20-year-old Del Potro  was on a 23-match winning streak (longest in his career) while one year older Murray  had recently won his first big event (Cincinnati). The Scot easily won the tie-breaks (7/2 & 7/1) and led *3:1 in the 3rd set against the opponent who needed a medical time-out to his left knee between the first two sets. At 4:3* (40/15) Murray squandered a double mini-match point. Del Potro won five straight games, Murray three, Del Potro two, and he led with a break again in the 4th set. Murray conserved more energy for the last stage of the 4th set and clinched the almost 4-hour match on his second match point. Four years later Murray wins almost an identical match in terms of the scoreline against Feliciano Lopez (on Luis Armstron stadium) blowing a 4:2 lead in the 3rd set.
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