Andy Murray makes ‘stressful’ and ‘unpleasant’ admission before Canadian Open second round

Andy Murray has spoken about the ‘unpleasant’ winds during his first-round win over Lorenzo Sonego in Toronto. In a hard-fought victory, the three-time Canadian Open winner came out on top in a contest that saw both players contend with the weather.

The blustery conditions impacted both Sonego and Murray, with the latter coming out on top in the opening set with a 7-6 (3) success – in what appeared a somewhat decisive lead. Sonego was discouraged by going a set behind and appeared to switch off in the second set, losing 6-0 to hand Murray the win.

Speaking after the match, the victorious 36-year-old said: “It really wasn’t pleasant to play in. It was really blustery, changing direction during the point, and we knew coming in it was going to feel uncomfortable. We hit on this court this morning and it was really breezy.

“So I was expecting it but it still adds a bit of stress to the match and it was a really tight first set. There were lots of opportunities each way, I managed to sneak through the tie-break and after that, he was obviously a bit disappointed, and I relaxed a little bit.”


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