Murray makes successful return

New York, August 23

Andy Murray claimed a hardfought 7-6(6) 3-6 6-1 first-round win over American Frances Tiafoe on the Western and Southern Open, because the ATP Tour made a jarring return from a five-month Covid-19 hiatus.

Working his method again to match health after present process a second hip surgical procedure in January, Murray obtained his first match of 2020 off to a constructive begin by surviving a close to two-hour, 30-minute problem from Tiafoe to achieve the second spherical the place a sterner take a look at awaits in fifth seed Alexander Zverev.

Denis Shapovalov beat Marin Cilic 6-Three 6-3, whereas Milos Raonic beat Sam Querrey 6-Four 6-4.

Venus falls

In the ladies’s part, Donna Vekic misplaced 6-2 6-Three to Victoria Azarenka. The match additionally misplaced certainly one of its marquee names when Maria Sakkari beat Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3. Amanda Anisimova eased to a 6-Three 6-Three victory in an all-American conflict towards 11th seed Alison Riske, whereas Venus Williams was one other high-profile casualty as she fell to Ukrainian 16th seed Dayana Yastremska 5-7 6-2 7-5. — Reuters

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