Gauff breaks back! It is 2-1. Good stuff from the young American – Konta had a volley to try and save that break point, but got it wrong. The commentators think the wind might have been a factor. At the break, both players sit with thick towels wrapped around them. It looks much colder on court than the 14C that they say it is. Wind chill must be coming into play.
A furious rally ends with Konta getting an attempted drop shot very wrong. It goes long. I *think* it was an attempted drop shot, anyway.
Konta breaks to love! She leads 2-0 in the second. Impressive stuff – Konta fought hard to save that first set, narrowly failed, but is right back in this match.
Konta leads 1-0 in the second set, trailing by a set against Gauff. She has 0-30 on Gauffâ€™s serve … make that 0-40!
Wawrinka defeats Murray 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
All over. And extremely one-sided. Wawrinka will face Dominik Koepfer in the second round. It really is that simple. Was Murray injured? There were whisperings about tendonitis.
Over on Suzanne-Lenglen, Gauff takes the first set against Konta, 6-3.
Match point Wawrinka … three of them …
â€œThe one thing about Murray over the years is that he relishes a battle. And today we are just not seeing it,â€ says our commentator, and that is quite right.
And Wawrinka breaks! 5-2 and all but over.
Meanwhile, over in Konta v Gauff, Konta is fighting hard to save the first set.
Murray smokes a hugely powerful forehand towards the corner but itâ€™s just out. Heâ€™s just got to find something from somewhere …
Wawrinka holds serve to love and he leads 4-2 in the third set. The Swiss playerâ€™s power and precision is too much for Murray at the moment, and there arenâ€™t many moments left …
Murray holds. Itâ€™s 3-2 in the third set, with Murray fighting for his life, two sets down. Meanwhile, Gauff leads Konta 5-3.
Cor! That Wawrinka backhand again, it is power-packed. But Murray gets it back this time and his opponent fluffs a forehand into the net. Murray is serving now at 3-1. He canâ€™t afford to be broken here that is for sure.
Hello everyone. Thank you Daniel. Wawrinka has just powered a dismissive backhand winner down the line with Murray nowhere, and heâ€™s set to hold serve to love, which would make it 3-1 in this third set.
And thatâ€™s me done for the day; Luke McLaughlin will coax you through the amazing British double-swoop of a comeback.
While that was all going on, Konta struggled to a hold; she trails Gauff 2-4.
Wawrinka misses a gimme â€“ his third loose shot of the game â€“ and suddenly Murray has three break-back points, his first of the match! Not gonna lie, I put that exclamation mark there partly on principle, partly as force of habit, and Wawrinka quickly eliminates with with two big forehands. Normal Murray would be ranting and shrieking at that, but heâ€™s been very submissive today, and nets a tame return to give Wawrinka deuce. The next two points take about 0.0004 seconds. Wawrinka leads 6-1 6-2 2-0.
Murray comes to the net with no apparent strategy as to what he might do when he got there. A nondescript volley allows Wawrinka to pass for break point, and a forehand winner â€“ heâ€™s hit 30 total now â€“ gives him a break in the third. This is extremely over.
Wawrinka has played really well so far, but itâ€™s impossible to forget that once upon a time youâ€™d still back Murray to beat him on any surface.
Wawrinka takes the second set to lead Murray 6-1 6-3!
Gauff saves two break points, the second of them with a colossal ace down the middle, while another winner takes Wawrinka to 40-15; a serve down the T, a clean-up forehand, and thatâ€™s the second set, with Gauff closing out for 4-1.
Everything Murray does looks hard, but he holds for 5-3 and Wawrinka will now serve for the set. Nothing weâ€™ve seen today suggests Murray can break him.
Gombos has beaten Coric [24[ 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4. He meets Rodionov next.
It requires a deuce, but a big forehand and clean-up overhead give Konta her first game of the match. She now trails Gauff 3-1.
I didnâ€™t feel the last photo did this rig justice. Just look at what heâ€™s putting himself through!
Wawrinka holds for 5-2, and with ease. I wonder how long Murray will put up with this; on the one hand, he loves competing, but on the other heâ€™s Andy Murray. I guess heâ€™ll want to find out what his current ceiling is, but with a young family at home, does he really need this? â€œYes yes yes!â€ chorus those with young families at home.
Konta gets herself a break point but Gauff saves it and her serve does the rest. She leads 3-0.
Wawrinka just has a bit too much for Murray here, lashing a backhand flat down the line, then belting a flat return; heâ€™s hit 20 winners to Murrayâ€™s six, and is up 0-30 looking for 4-2 in set two. He finds another lovely angle too – Murray used to be so quick around the court, but heâ€™s looking a bit old today – drops to seal the point, and makes the break when Murray shanks a forehand wide. Wawrinka leads 6-1 4-2.
Konta spanks a lovely backhand down the line for 15-all as Murray chases down a drop for 2-2 in set two. But Gauff has Kontaâ€™s number for the time being and quickly breaks her for 2-0 in set one, while Wawrinka, under pressure at 30-all, lands an unbelievable serve on the tramline then closes out.
â€œYou reckon Wawrinka is coming in to this totally under the radar?â€ asks Yas. â€œNot been in any form coming in but a Stan on a roll is a Stan to be contended with…â€
Agree with that, and if heâ€™s in nick he could go deep, but itâ€™s hard to see him beating either of the big two.
A deep return and a clouted forehand give Konta deuce in the first game of the match, but Gauff responds well with an ace and quickly closes out for 1-0.
Murray gets to 40-30 on the Wawrinka serve, but then a booming delivery out wide is too good for him. Still heâ€™s looking a little better now.
Is Murrance warming up? Heâ€™s lost six games in a row, but comes up with a love hold to trail 6-1 1-1.
Wawrinka takes the first set against Murray 6-1!
Wawrinka has made more unforced errors than Wawrinka 10-8, but has hit way more winners; I think itâ€™s 10-2. It took them 20 minutes to play three games, but Murray is now serving at 15-40, and a return to the tootsies sees Murray waft a forehand wide.
Now 1-5 down, Murray serves to stay in the set. These are his garms…
Wawrinka looks too strong for Murray at the moment and has breaks him a second time for 4-1. No one will be enjoying the cold, but in normal circumstances youâ€™d expect the man from Dunblane to have his beach shorts on, except Murrayâ€™s new bionic hip probably thinks differently.