Murray too strong for Roddick


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:09

British number one Murray gained the crucial and solitary break in the fifth game of the first set against the world number six.

Murray looked off the pace throughout the second set, which was won by Roddick in under half an hour, but the world number four looked a different player in the decider and wrapped up the win in 95 minutes at Qi Zhong Tennis Stadium.

The 21-year-old was satisfied with his performance, particularly because he is suffering from jet-lag.

“I have struggled a little bit. It is tough to get over the jet-lag, and I hope I feel a bit better for the next match,” Murray told Sky Sports 1.

“He made it tough for me and made me do a lot of running. In the first set I thought I played pretty well.

“In the second, I had a chance in the first game to break him. But then he started to play more aggressively.

“In the third, I felt I was playing better – but it was tough on a very slow court.”


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