Andy Murray is undefeated as a married man! Playing his first match since tying the knot with Kim Sears almost two weeks ago, Murray cruised past German qualifier Mischa Zverev 6-2, 6-2 in the second round at the Munich Open.
“I thought I started off the match well today and played pretty well,” said Murray who has never won a clay title in his career.
Murray will meet Lukas Rosol Friday in the quarterfinals.
A man who does have a clay title – 3 to be exact – Fabio Fognini continued his up-and-down season. A few weeks after stunning Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo, the Italian was crushed today by Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-0.
“For sure it was one of my best matches so far this year,” said Thiem. “I stayed focus from the first to last point. It is really good news for Austrian tennis [to play against Gerald]. It’s going to be interesting.”
Fognini is just 10-10 on the season with only two wins over Top 40 players, both against Nadal! Ranked 29th, Fognini was defending final points from last year, so his chances of getting a seed at the French Open just took a serious hit.
In Istanbul, Grigor Dimitrov won his opening match over Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-2.
“It was a good match today and I am looking forward to tomorrow,” said Dimitrov. “I played a solid, structured game and it was enough for me to win today.”
Dimitrov will now play Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals. The Bulgarian’s mentor, Roger Federer, also returns Friday against Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
In Estoril, youngster Borna Coric advanced to the Friday quarterfinals against the hot-handed Guillermo Garcia Lopez. The Spaniard has won seven straight matches including Sunday’s Bucharest title.
“I know that he’s in good form,” said Coric. “He’s won two ATP titles this year, so he’s playing good. As for myself, I’m confident because I was playing good. But at the same time, I had a long match today so I’m aware I need to recover. I think if I do that I have a good chance.”
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