Miami Open: Andy Murray beats Tomas Martin Etcheverry to reach third round-ZoomTech News

Andy Murray gained a measure of revenge towards Tomas Martin Etcheverry by beating the Argentine within the second spherical of the Miami Open.

Etcheverry had crushed the Briton within the first spherical of the Australian Open earlier this yr, however Murray received 7-6 (7-0) 6-3 this time round.

The match resumed at 3-3 after being suspended due to rain on Friday.

Murray convincingly received a primary set tie-break earlier than one break within the second was sufficient to safe victory.

The 36-year-old produced a pleasant backhand cross-court lob on the best way to breaking Etcheverry within the sixth sport of the second set.

Murray survived a break level within the subsequent sport and went 5-2 up with a hat-trick of aces.

Serving for the set, Murray was 0-40 down earlier than attending to deuce with a backhand that simply caught the road.

He then secured victory in two hours 16 minutes when Etcheverry, ranked thirtieth on the earth, despatched a forehand lengthy and huge on match level.

Total, Murray served 10 aces, hit 28 winners in comparison with 17 from his opponent, and saved seven of seven break factors.

He’ll play Tomas Machac, who’s sixtieth within the males’s rankings, of the Czech Republic within the final 32.

Murray is a two-time champion of the event however that is anticipated to be his remaining look in Miami as he plans to retire later this yr.

“Miami has been like my tennis house actually. I’ve completed a lot of my work and coaching and preparation right here, and I like the town – and that is my final time taking part in right here so it is good to get one other alternative,” he mentioned.

Fellow Briton Jack Draper was knocked out of the occasion as he suffered a defeat by Nicolas Jarry in a marathon three hours 33 minutes.

Draper didn’t take two match factors when serving at 5-4 up within the decider earlier than Chile’s Jarry received 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-2).

Solely eight matches had been accomplished on Friday due to rain and the beginning of Saturday’s play was delayed by three hours due to the climate.

When play did resume, it included American Taylor Fritz additionally exiting the competitors as he was crushed 6-3 6-4 by Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild, whereas Denis Shapovalov of Canada earned a 6-2 6-4 win towards Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev of Russia progressed to the final 32 with a 6-4 6-2 victory towards Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.

Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner can also be by way of to the following spherical courtesy of a 6-3 6-4 win towards fellow Italian Andrea Vavassori.

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