Andy Murray overcame a troublesome opening set earlier than easing previous Federico Delbonis to guide a second-round conflict towards Daniil Medvedev on the Miami Open.
The primary set took almost an hour to compete with Murray edging the tie-breaker, however the three-time Grand Slam winner then ran away with the match as he notched up a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 victory in a single hour and 28 minutes for his 701st skilled win.
Profession win No.701…
2x Miami champion @andy_murray defeats Delbonis 7-6(4) 6-1 to arrange a second-round assembly with Medvedev!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/29hFnnkP9x
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 25, 2022
It was a decent opening set with no break level alternatives for both participant and Murray solely received a mini-break in sport 10 of the tie-breaker earlier than doubling as much as take the set.
The previous world No 1 carried that momentum into the second set as he broke within the first sport and once more in video games 5 and 7.
Two-time Miami Open champion Murray, enjoying on the match for the primary time since they moved to the Arduous Rock Stadium, loved his new environment.
“This was a giant one for me,” he stated. “I’m actually glad to get via. The primary set was very tight however I did effectively in the long run.
“That is my first time enjoying right here on this stadium. I used to have a spot in Miami however perhaps I must purchase one other one.”
He added: “Each of us served very effectively within the first set. I simply managed to catch a extremely good return there at 5/4 within the tie-break, a extremely deep return and managed to get that time. He double faulted on the set level and that was the important thing to the match proper there.”
Murray might be searching for back-to-back wins for the primary time because the Sydney Worldwide, however will probably be a troublesome ask as he’ll face world No 2 Medvedev.
It is going to be solely their second assembly with Medvedev profitable their earlier conflict in Brisbane in 2019.