Murray pleased with his level despite losing comeback match

Murray pleased with his level despite losing comeback match

Cincinnati - Murray lost to Gasquet in straight sets



By AFP

Published: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 1:48 AM

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said he "did OK" in his first singles match in seven months - a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Richard Gasquet at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
"I don't really know what I was expecting, to be honest," said Murray, sidelined since January by a career-threatening hip injury. "I did OK.
"There were a lot of things I would like to have done better in the match, but you also have to be somewhat realistic in terms of what you can expect, in terms of how you actually play and hit the ball."
The return of former world number one Murray dominated an opening day that saw another former US Open champion, Marin Cilic, join Murray on the sidelines with a 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) loss to Radu Albot.
US wild card Sam Querrey booked a second-round date with top seed Novak Djokovic, defeating France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/1).
Seven-time champion Roger Federer will start his campaign in the second round against Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero, who defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7/3), 6-3.
Australian Nick Kyrgios slammed a ball skyward in a moment of distracted anger to earn a warning but buckled down to post a 7-5, 6-4 win over Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
 


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