Murray eases past Copil in Madrid

By for on
Andy Murray got his Mutua Madrid Masters campaign off to a winning start today with a 6-4 6-3 defeat of 104th-ranked Marius Copil.

The Romanian, a controversial wildcard care of compatriot Ion Tiriac, who is tournament director, fought gamely in the first set but was outclassed when it mattered.

The Scot broke late in the first set and from there he never looked likely to relinquish his lead, although the 26-year-old journeyman looked solid enough.

Murray will be especially pleased with his serve, which has looked sub-par on the clay in recent weeks when losing to Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Dominic Thiem. The Brit faced no break points throughout the match, and set up four break points.

At the end, Murray was quick to congratulate Copil on his new spot inside the world’s top 100. The top seed’s reward will be a last-16 outing against Borna Coric or either Pierre Hugues-Herbert or Lucas Pouille.

 yay yay yay
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May 09, 2017, 07:03 PM
By blueberryhill

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