Britti continues to increase his performances this season. Murray has achieved another fine victory to reach the quarter-finals after defeating Zverev in over three hours of play (7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5).
A party of stars that met ATP Doha and Alexander Zverev against Andy Murray. The German was making his tournament debut, while the Brit had to suffer to beat the Sonego warrior on Tuesday. Undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated duels in the world of tennis between two players who want to return to the elite of the circuit and be favorites to win major championships. In the three previous meetings of the head-to-head, two wins for Murray and one for Zverev, although the last time the German won in two sets.
Andy Murray continues the excitement of tennis
The first sleeve was a real slide of emotions from the audience. Both were broken in the third and fourth games, and since then Murray has looked more solid. On the other hand, Zverev started to play deeper every time, find winning kicks and ninth game I get a break that left him a serve to close out the set. The crowd cheered for Andy and the Brits responded with a counter break. After winning his serve 6-5, he secured at least a tiebreak.
Andy was on the ropes but saved a set point and eventually they went to a tiebreak. There was a lot of excitement, but in the end Andy Murray was drawn by the experience 7-5 takes a great first set.
In the second quarter, `Sascha’ started with one more march. The German’s physique seemed to overcome Andy Murray and he quickly went 3-0. The Brit continued to suffer with his serve and couldn’t find alternative breaks for the rest. No big problems Zverev with a 6-2 lead and in 45 minutes he ended up forcing a third set in what he expected to be a very exciting.
Sascha started to dominate the result in the third set. The German seemed to be more solid in his tennis and pressured the Brit. Murray suffered in his first service shifts, but was able to make it 2-2. `Sascha’ continued with better feelings and gave the feeling that the scales could turn in his favor. The key moment of the match was experienced in the eleventh set. Andy found himself at 15-40 which gave him two break points. For the first time there was a break and the former number one held serve to end the match. The crowd went crazy and after a stunning backhand miss, Murray achieved yet another memorable victory and was in the top eight of the ATP Doha 2023 tournament..