Mur­ray reaches quar­ters at An­twerp

The Korea Times - - SPORTS -

AN­TWERP, Bel­gium (AP) — Andy Mur­ray reached the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Euro­pean Open by beat­ing Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 Thurs­day, while the three high­est-seeded play­ers were all elim­i­nated.

Mur­ray couldn’t con­vert any of his first seven break points but fi­nally broke Cuevas in the fi­nal game of the first set. He then saved four break points in the open­ing game of the sec­ond be­fore break­ing again for a 4-2 lead.

The for­mer No. 1 is now 7-7 on tour since re­turn­ing to ac­tion af­ter hav­ing hip surgery in Jan­uary. He won his first sin­gles match at a tour-level event in Septem­ber at Zhuhai, China, then made it to the China Open quar­ter­fi­nals in Bei­jing this month.

“I felt a bit bet­ter to­day. I thought I served quite well for most of the match and when I was able to get into the base­line ral­lies, I felt I was hit­ting the ball quite clean, which is good.”

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