Andy Murray: 'Djokovic had a tough draw in Acapulco. Kyrgios served great'

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Andy Murray: 'Djokovic had a tough draw in Acapulco. Kyrgios served great'

Andy Murray struggled a lot in the first set of the match won against Lucas Pouille by 7/5 6/1. 'It was tough', the World No. 1 admitted. 'I don't think it was the best match, but there was some good stuff in there, middle and towards the end of the first set.

I think potentially matches yesterday had something to do with that, because I think sometimes, if your legs are a little bit tired, that the serve is one of the first things that goes. As the match went on, I started serving a bit better and that helped me.

The first set was very important to win after how the matches went yesterday.' Murray also spoke about tomorrow's final against Fernando Verdasco: 'Obviously this week he's had some good wins. I think where the balls are fairly heavy here on a quick court, he can generate a lot of power, he can control the ball.

And when he's dictating the points, he's one of the best in the world at doing that.' The British player is bidding to win his 45th career-title and the first one in Dubai after losing in 2012 the final against Federer. 'Obviously it would be nice to pick up a win tomorrow, keep the momentum going into Indian Wells and Miami, which is, you know, a couple of tournaments where, you know, especially Indian Wells, I really want to try and have a good run there.

It’s one of The Masters Series I haven’t done well at over the years. Really want to make sure that I do well there this year.' He finally spoke about Nick Kyrgios's win over Novak Djokovic: 'I saw some highlights.

Novak had a tough draw, the match against DelPo was extremely good. He [Nick] has one of the best serves of the World. That would be pretty rare to see somebody serve 25 aces against Novak in a 2-set match. It was a tough draw for Novak.' ALSO READ: ATP DUBAI - Andy Murray struggles for one set, then dominates Pouille. He will face Verdasco in the final