By Emma Thurston
Final Up to date: 13/08/19 8:21pm
Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez got here from a set right down to clinch victory after a match-tie break towards Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau on the Cincinnati Masters.
The three-6 6-3 10-Three victory was secured by assured and scientific work within the remaining match tie-break because the pair overpowered their opponents from the again of the courtroom, and on the internet.
Within the remaining tie-break, the primary window of alternative arrived as they created a 3-2 mini-break after an over-zealous lob.
From there, the duo turned the screw and by no means appeared again, handing their opponents only one additional level earlier than the match’s conclusion.
The American wildcard pairing of Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock will now await them within the second spherical.
Positively for Murray, after taking to a singles courtroom for the primary time since his hip resurfacing operation the day prior, he did not present any indicators of fatigue and appeared contemporary all through.
Murray opts towards US Open singles
Learn the ideas of Andy Murray as he explains his resolution to not play singles on the forthcoming US Open.
Murray has introduced that he will not be taking part in singles on the forthcoming US Open however will characteristic in each the boys’s and blended doubles. He has but to verify his accomplice for both of the attracts.
Elsewhere within the doubles in Cincinnati, Mike and Bob Bryan prevailed 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 10-7 towards Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin, the pairing that had overwhelmed Murray and Lopez on the Rogers Cup final week.
Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas are due on courtroom for his or her first-round doubles match afterward Tuesday night with Karen Khachanov and Radu Albot additionally combining collectively.
Within the singles, Britain’s Kyle Edmund will begin his marketing campaign towards the in-form Russian, Daniil Medvedev.
Medvedev, the world No 8, has gained eight of his final 10 matches and loved runs to the finals at his final two tournaments consequently.