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Jamie Murray: 'Why are you incredulous when a world no. 45 competes against a top player?'

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by Gatto Luigi

Tennis - The doubles player and Andy's brother comments on Edmund and Simon's good performances against Nadal and Djokovic

It wasn't definitely an easy start in the Monte Carlo event for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard player the World No. 45 Kyle Edmund 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, while the world no. 2 defeated the world no. 32 Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. On Twitter, Jamie Murray took it as example to explain how tennis players are competitive nowadays, adding that every match can be unpredictable. 'Why are people (many in tennis) incredulous at thought of player rank 45 competing/potentially winning vs top player? These guys are good! Gilles Simon congratulated at breakfast. Says to me - they expect me to lose 6-2 6-2 so when I don't they think I should be congratulated. Any player playing on the ATP World Tour these days has an amazing ability to play this game we like to call...tennis.

He finally criticized the journalist who was interviewing Nadal on court at the end of the match: 'He is doing his best to sell tennis as a sport with only 10 decent players.'

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