Andy Murray con­tin­ues re­cov­ery with an­other win

Cyprus Today - - SPORT -

FOR­MER ten­nis world num­ber one Andy Murray took an­other stride in his come­back from hip surgery, beat­ing fel­low Bri­ton Kyle Ed­mund 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-4 in the Citi Open in Washington DC and go­ing on to over­come Ro­ma­nian Mar­ius Copil 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) in the third round on Thurs­day.

The 31-year-old Scot had blasted a back­hand cross-court re­turn win­ner on match point to end the two-and-a-half-hour con­test and dis­patch fourth seed Ed­mund on Wed­nes­day.

Murray, who has added the China Open to his sched­ule in Oc­to­ber as he con­tin­ues his re­turn from surgery ear­lier this year, said his body was be­ing put through the wringer at the hard­court tour­na­ment.

“I feel bet­ter than I did dur­ing the grass court sea­son, which is pos­i­tive,” said Murray, who played three matches in late June but with­drew from Wim­ble­don as it came too early in his re­cov­ery.

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