September 26, 2021

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Andy Murray devuelve una bola durante su partido ante Noah Rubin en primera ronda del Winston-Salem Open en el Wake Forest Tennis Complex de Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Murray destroys Robin after panicking Kyrgios

Andy Murray continues to recover his senses on the tennis court at Winston-Salem before facing another big challenge at the US Open. The Briton has already entered the second round of the tournament after defeating American Noah Robin 6-2, 6-0.

Murray was intractable before One of the competitors who entered the final draw for the tournament as a lucky loser due to the late loss of Nick Kyrgios to a knee injury a few minutes before the match started and the stands were full. Robin Murray was accused of fatigue after losing his final qualifying match to Lucas Pouille in three sets a few hours earlier. In the next round, he will face the Scottish-American Francis Tiafoe. That he was exempted from this first round because he was seeded, this is being presented as a required test for Murray.

Murray himself admitted the difficulty of changing the opponent after the loss of Kyrgios. “In the beginning I had to play with Nick Kyrgios and he had a knee injury, so I wasn’t going to play. I didn’t know if I was going to play in the end or not. They said if I played against a player from before I wouldn’t be able to play and they put a lucky loser…so I played against Noah. It was complicated.”

Hello MurrayZhou emphasized changing the strategy, although little by little he admitted that he felt more comfortable. “It was hard for the first 45 minutes and the first two matches because you have a strategy with your coach about the game you’re going to play and then it all changes. 20 minutes before you go out on the field you see yourself playing with someone you don’t. You had planned to play. It was tough, but after the first matches I felt more comfortable and he also struggled in the end. I know it’s from here and that’s great, because there was a great atmosphere, but my job is to try to win the game.”

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In the rest of today’s games, Marco Cecchinato defeated American Tennys Sandgren, 6-4Gilles Simon fought the French duel against Arthur Rinderknech 7-5, 6-3, and Mikael Ymir beat Italian Stefano Trafaglia in three sets 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.