British former world No. 1 Andy Murray showed his class after edging out Dutch Talloon Griekspoor as he praised the world No. 179 for the way he performed throughout the match. Murray was nowhere his best but he managed to survive a tough Griekspoor challenge and beat the Dutch 6-7 (7) 6-4 7-6 (5) in the opening rubber of the tie between Great Britain and Netherlands.
"I fought extremely hard at the end. He was dictating a lot of the points. I thought he served amazing, He went for huge second serves. You know, I wasn’t able to find a way to dictate the points today," Murray said after the match, per Metro UK.
Three-time Grand Slam Murray recovered from a break down in the third set and overturned a 4-1 third set tie-break deficit en route to edging out Griekspoor in two hours and 51 minutes of play. "I just fought hard, tried to get one extra ball back at the end. I made a great scramble at 4-1 in the tie-break, and that was enough to turn it my way," Murray acknowledged.