Andy Murray's Canadian tournament continues well, and in the first round of the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto, he prevails rather easily on Lorenzo Sonego with a score of 7-6(3) 6-0. In the second round waiting for the 3 times Grand Slam champion is currently playing against Max Purcell.
At the end of the match, the British tennis player talked about the rather windy playing conditions and the good sensations obtained for the level of play expressed against a tricky opponent like the Italian.
Andy Murray's words after the success on Sonego
Murray commented on the difficulties of the match with Sonego, especially in the first set.
He explained: "It wasn't pleasant to play. The wind was very strong, it changed direction during the point and we knew it would be uncomfortable. We played on this pitch this morning and it was very windy. So I expected that, but that adds a little of stress at the match and the first set was closely contested.
There were a lot of opportunities from both sides, I managed to go through to the tie-break and after that he was obviously a bit disappointed, while I relaxed a bit." The British tennis player has triumphed in Canada three times, one of which was in Toronto.
Murray therefore believes that his experience on these courses can help him, despite this year being his first appearance in the Canadian tournament since 2015. The Scot told: "The conditions here are very different from those in Montreal.
Here it is always much faster, it takes some getting used to. I hope to gain some confidence and get through a few games, I think I can play well on this pitch and in these conditions. Obviously I've had success here in the past.
It was a long time ago, but I have good memories of this tournament. I really enjoy playing here and I hope I can build up some momentum."
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