Tennis News: Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati where he will play Cameron Norrie after surviving a nail-biting match with longtime adversary Stan Wawrinka.
As the two seasoned players traded blows of the momentum, the Scot won the opening set in a tie-break.
However, Wawrinka won the second set as Murray became tenser from muscle cramps.
The 35-year-old then displayed tremendous bravery and fortitude in the decisive set, coming back from an early break to win 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4.
In his on-court comments, Andy Murray acknowledged the physical nature of the contest.
“The court is pretty lively when the weather is like this. Physically I feel tired,” he said.
“I had some issues with cramp during the match, the same as Washington, so that is something I need to get on top of.
“I tried to take the ball on a little more and finish points at the net. I wasn’t that successful when I came up, but the intention was there. I was a little more offensive on the second-serve return. Last game I was just fighting, trying to find a way through.”
“In terms of how I pulled up after matches and stuff has been the best I have felt in a really long time,” Murray told reporters.
“So that’s good. I would like my tennis to be better at times because I’m still convinced that it can be better than where it is right now.
“It’s not been easy these last few years to stay fit and healthy and play enough tennis. That’s a positive thing that I got to play lots of matches or more matches this year.”
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