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Murray wins his opening match at ATP finals in straight sets

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 in opening match at season-ending ATP finals

Murray wins his opening match at ATP finals in straight sets

LONDON (AP) -- Andy Murray won his opening match at the ATP finals on Monday, playing on an indoor hard court less than two weeks before he will have to switch to indoor clay for the Davis Cup final.

Murray beat David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 at the O2 Arena, overcoming an early break in the second set.

In the late match at the season-ending tournament, Rafael Nadal will take on French Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

Murray was able to win with plenty of help from Ferrer's serve. The seventh-seeded Spaniard had eight double-faults and landed only 49 percent of his first serves.

After the ATP finals, Murray will start to prepare for the Davis Cup final against Belgium. The best-of-five series will be played on indoor clay in Gent from Nov. 27-29.


Updated : 2021-09-28 12:49 GMT+08:00