Andy Murray reacts to Norbert Gombos win at Rafa Nadal Open


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Andy Murray reacts to Norbert Gombos win at Rafa Nadal Open

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray was satisfied with the way he performed against world No. 115 Norbert Gombos in their Rafa Nadal Open round two clash but underlined there were things he could do better. Murray, who has plummeted to No.

328 in the world due to hip issues, claimed a straight-set win over Gombos 6-3 6-4 to set up a round-of-16 meeting against Italian Matteo Viola at the Mallorca Challenger. Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray blew an early first-set break but made no mistake on his serve after claiming the second break in the sixth game of the first set.

Murray also blew an early second-set break but Gombos failed to stage a comeback as the Scot earned the crucial break in the ninth game before serving out for the match in the following game. "I think I did well, it was a tough match," Murray said post-match, as revealed on the ATP website.

"He hits his shots very hard, so I had to do quite a lot of moving and defending. There are things I'd like to do better, but it was a good match. I don't play tomorrow, so that's nice to get a day to rest and recover. That's important at this stage of my comeback."