Andy Murray is into the third-round of the Surbiton Trophy after a straight-sets win over Gijs Brouwer. Murray, 35, ramped up his arrangements for Wimbledon by means of coming via 7-6 7-6, even though was once given a more difficult check than many envisaged towards an opponent who had most effective prior to now performed 45 Challenger Tour suits.
The present global No 69 began convincingly by means of successful his opening provider recreation to like, after which at 2-1 shaped his first opening at deuce at the Brouwer serve. However, the Dutchman held his nerve as two large first serves noticed him take the sport.
An elegant drop shot from the Scot arrange a primary destroy level at 3-2, however Brouwer survived that after which a 2d one to stay issues stage. Matters persevered to be tight after which at 5-5, it was once Murray who had to be resilient as he confronted a destroy level of his personal at 30-40.
He duly stored it and held out, as did Brouwer to verify a tie-break – or even then the 2 gamers persevered to head blow for blow because the rating stood at 3-3. It was once then that the three-time Grand Slam champion upped the ante despite the fact that, fashioning a 6-4 lead sooner than sealing issues with an indicator backhand winner.
The subsequent 3 video games went with serve sooner than controversy, with Brouwer unsatisfied at an obvious ace being known as out. Murray compounded his frustration when he once more done a drop-shot fantastically to make it 30-40, however the global No 230 regained his composure to win what proved a marathon recreation.
Murray held himself to verify some other tie-break, and a fortunate guess wire helped him open up a 4-2 lead. From there, he stored keep watch over, and at 6-3 a large backhand from Brouwer sealed the British participant’s position within the last-eight.