Andy Murray has defeated Marcel Granollers of Spain in the second round of the ongoing Rogers Cup. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 7-6(2).
Murray didn’t look at his peak in this match. He played a few glorious shots, but, the consistency wasn’t there. However, his effort was good enough to get better of Granollers.
Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Murray said, “The conditions were a little tough. A strong breeze was blowing and the ball was flying. It took me a bit of time to adjust.”
In the opening set, Murray was off to a good start as he broke his opponent’s serve a couple of times in a row (in the 3rd and the 5th game) to get ahead by 4-1.
However, the Scot was broken back in the 6th game and then, Granollers held his serve in the 7th game to make the score 4-3.
The next couple of games went with the serve and at the end of the 9th game; Murray was leading by 5-4.
The Spaniard required a serve break in the next game to prevent the set from getting over, but, he couldn’t do that. Murray served the 10th game out and got up by a set.
In the second set, there were no breakthroughs in the first 3 games and Granollers was ahead by 2-1 when the 3rd game got over.
In the 4th game, Granollers sneaked a breakthrough and then, won his next service game to extend his lead to 4-1.
The next 3 games went with the serve and when the 8th game finished, Granollers was ahead by 5-3.
Murray managed to break his opponent back in the 9th game and then, a serve hold for him in the next game levelled the proceedings.
Both the players held their serve in the next 2 games which took the set into the tie breaker.
In the tie breaker, Murray looked very aggressive. He outclassed Granollers with some great shots and finished it off in no time.
This was Murray’s 13th win in a row. He will take on Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the next round.