ATP Rotterdam day 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori..
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 1934
The too many unforced errors prevented Andy Murray from making an impact in the first set in the first round match against host Robin Haase in the ATP Rotterdam first round match. The former world number one, like a true champion, has however raised his head in the last two sets: in the second he won the tiebreak after having canceled two break points at 3-3; in the third he recovered from a 3-game 0 to 0 and closed at 6-3.
Felix Auger-Aliassime has shown that he still needs to make the qualitative leap from a character point of view. The Canadian was unable to make an impact in the tiebreaker of the first set and gave his opponent the bar twice in the second set.
Kei Nishikori took care of the negative performance of Auger-Aliassime. In an interview published by Tennis365.com, Andy said: "I am thrilled to be back in competition. Physically I feel good, which is the most important thing.
It goes without saying that the second most important factor for me is playing the games and winning the Tour again. I want to try to play the matches, but I just have to focus on the first and then try to move on. I've challenged Robin a couple of times in the past, we know each other pretty well.
We have played great games in major tournaments and he is a talented guy with a great game. My focus is on this and on trying to take each day as it is. When you haven't played in a long time and then find yourself in one of these matches it's not like four, five years ago when you played five or six games a week and you were used to it.
I haven't played much and I need to find confidence and some wins." Below the best moments of the Rotterdam day 1.