Andy Murray Indian Wells 2021

‘One of my better matches for months’ – Andy Murray happy with Taro Daniel revenge

Andy Murray described his win over Taro Daniel in Qatar as ‘one of the better matches’ he has played for some time.

Murray avenged his Australian Open defeat to the Japanese ace in some style, dismissing him 6-2, 6-2 in Doha.

It is yet further signs that the former world number one is slowly working his way to his best tennis after his long battle with a hip injury.

“He played very well in Australia. He had a very good run there and was too good for me there,” Andy Murray said of Taro.

“I tried to be the one dictating from the first point and I thought I did that well. It was one of the better matches I’ve played in recent months.”

Next up will be Roberto Bautista Agut, who he has not played since the 2019 Australian Open when he appeared to announce his retirement.

“Obviously the results from 12 (sic) years ago aren’t going to affect the results this week,” the 34-year-old told

“But what it tells me is that the conditions here are good for my game, so if I can play to a good level, the courts are going to suit me here and I’ll make it difficult for everyone I play against.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.