Murray bests Berrettini

By for on
Andy Murray notched the biggest singles victory of his comeback so far today in Beijing, beating Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (9-7).

The Italian world number 13 made it all the way to the semi-finals of the US Open last month, but Murray impressively came through in two tiebreaks to hopefully set up a run of his own in the Chinese capital.

Berrettini was serving for the first set at one point but Murray hit back at just the right time to force the tiebreak.

The Scot then dominated it to seize the first set, before dropping a break down again in the second.

Murray was battling though and frustrated Berrettini again to take things to another tiebreak, which he eventually closed out 9-7.

Afterwards, Murray was pleased with a display which he felt showed a steadily improving trend in his form:

It was a tight match and I thought I did pretty well.

Hopefully, I can have a good run here. That was a good start for me.

It’s a bit of progress again for me, which is good. I feel like the progress has been quite consistent and, hopefully, that keeps going through until the end of the year.

Murray is back on Wednesday to, intriguingly, face fellow Briton Cameron Norrie. The match begins at 5:30am, UK time.
Thanks for the report Joe.  Definite signs of progress here and one that we all hope will continue,
October 01, 2019, 09:34 pm
By Aileen

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