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Andy Murray sweats to win at ATP finals round one

Associated Press
Nov 05, 2012 at 10:51pm IST

London: Andy Murray won his first match in Britain since claiming his maiden Grand Slam title, beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the opening match of the ATP finals.

Murray wasted 10 break points in the match before finally converting to take a 3-1 lead in the second set. He won his only other break point in the third set to take a 2-1 lead.

After losing in the Wimbledon final, Murray won the gold medal at the London Olympics and then won the U.S. Open for his first major title.

Andy Murray sweats to win at ATP finals round one

The Brit beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a hard-fought encounter in London.

Later Monday, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other Group A match at the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world.

Group B, which includes Roger Federer, will play Tuesday.


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