Andy Murray returns a shot to Alexander Zverev at some level of the Western & Southern Start at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre on 24 August 2020.
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Britain’s Andy Murray notched his first procure over a top-10 participant in more than three years on Monday, ousting world No 7 Alexander Zverev at the Western & Southern Start.
Murray used to be dealing with defeat when Zverev served for the match at 5-4 in the third, nonetheless won three straight games for a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory and a space in the closing 16 of the match moved this one year from Cincinnati to Original York to be held in the identical quarantine bubble the place the US Start will initiate up on 31 August.
Murray won the Cincinnati Masters in 2008 and 2011, nonetheless the mature world Quantity 1 is now ranked 129th after a string of accidents, along side a pelvic hurt at the Davis Cup closing November that, blended with the ATP’s pandemic shutdown, saved him out of rivals unless this week.
Murray closed out the match with aid-to-aid winners, the closing a backhand up the line on match level.
It used to be his first top 10 victory since he beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori at Roland Garros in 2017. Since then he has undergone two hip surgical procedures and performed lawful two fits in opposition to top 10 foes.
Within the subsequent spherical he’ll face famous-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.
Results from Monday’s third day of the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Start at Original York (x denotes seed):
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4
Tennys Sandgren (USA) bt Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x15) 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x12) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-4
Daniil Medvedev (RUS x3) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5
Karen Khachanov (RUS x11) bt Pablo Carreño-Busta (ESP) 7-6 (10/8), 6-1
Roberto Bautista (ESP x8) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-5, 6-1
Matteo Berrettini (ITA x6) bt Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5
Reilly Opelka (USA) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG x9) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)
John Isner (USA x16) bt John Millman (AUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5)
Andy Murray (SCO) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x5) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Milos Raonic (CAN) bt Daniel Evans (GBR) 6-3, 7-5
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x14) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x2) 6-2, 6-1
Elise Mertens (BEL x14) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3
Jessica Pegula (USA) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA) 7-5, 6-2
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x5) bt Catherine Bellis (USA) 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5
Naomi Osaka (JPN x4) bt Karolína Muchová (CZE) 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2
Dayana Yastremska (UKR x16) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3
Anett Kontaveit (EST x12) bt Jil Teichmann (SUI) 6-3, 6-4
Marie Bouzkova (CZE) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Johanna Konta (GBR x8) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-2, 6-0
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bt Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-1, 6-1
Maria Sakkari (GRE x13) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-4, 7-6 (11/9)
Serena Williams (USA x3) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-6 (7/0)
Christina McHale (USA) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-1, 7-6 (10/8)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-2, 7-6 (10/8)