Andy Murray overcomes Frances Tiafoe in epic European Open encounter

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  • Murray wins 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (10-8) in Antwerp
  • ‘It was an unbelievable battle’ says Murray after victory

Andy Murray came through an epic first-round battle with Frances Tiafoe at the European Open, winning 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (10-8) in Antwerp after almost four hours.

The former world No 1 showed great stamina to deny his 23-year-old opponent at the end of three tie-breaks and set up a second-round meeting with Diego Schwartzman. “It is the longest three-set match I have ever played by quite a distance,” Murray said afterwards. “It was an unbelievable battle.”

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/19/andy-murray-frances-tiafoe-tennis-report-antwerp under the title “Andy Murray overcomes Frances Tiafoe in epic European Open encounter”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.