Andy Murray beats Dominic Thiem to prolong his adventure on clay

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  • Murray wins 6-3, 6-4 to advance to second round of Madrid Open
  • Briton will next face either Denis Shapovalov or Ugo Humbert

For a considerable amount of time over the past few months, Andy Murray did not even intend to step foot on a clay court this year. His primary goal was to maintain his body for the grass‑court season to come and the gruelling nature of clay‑court tennis could jeopardise that.

In the end, though, Murray just could not stay away. After attaining a surprise wildcard into the Madrid Open, on Monday he played a solid, composed match to reach the second round with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Dominic Thiem. Murray will next face Denis Shapovalov, the 14th seed.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/may/02/andy-murray-beats-dominic-thiem-to-prolong-his-adventure-on-clay under the title “Andy Murray beats Dominic Thiem to prolong his adventure on clay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.