Andy Murray is through to the second round of the Canadian Open in Toronto after a straight-set victory over Lorenzo Sonego in blustery Toronto.
The 36 year old beat the Italian 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 in two hours and nine minutes at the ATP Masters 1,000 event.
The former British number one previously won the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2015.
While, current British number one Cameron Norrie was beaten 7-5 6-4 by Australia’s Alex de Minaur, as compatriot Dan Evans lost to Canadian wildcard Gabriel Diallo.
Speaking after his game, Murray said:
“I managed to sneak through the tie-break and after that he was obviously a bit disappointed, and I relaxed a little bit.”
The three-time Grand Slam winner had to save two set points at 5-4 on his own serve, and dropped the first two points of the tie-break, before he won a marathon 88-minute first set.
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The second second set was more of a formality as Murray backed up an early break with two more and grabbed match point at the first opportunity.
Murray will face Australia’s Max Purcell in the next round.
Norrie, who is ranked 13th in the world, had a first-set point on serve against De Minaur but he struggled with the windy conditions as his poor run of form continued.
The 27-year-old then saved two match points in the second set before De Minaur, 24, sealed the tie on his third attempt.
Fresh from winning the first ATP 500 title of his career at the Citi Open in Washington DC, British number two Evans fell to defeat against Diallo.
World number 21 Evans – who beat Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets on Sunday – lost 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.
Murray Beats Sonego to Continue Canadian Open
Written by: Debby Eselebor
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