Andy Murray surpassed the first round in the Indian Wells 2023 tennis Masters 1000 by defeating Tomas Etcheverry 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, and 6-4 in a duel that lasted three hours and twelve minutes of play.
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The Argentinian, at one of the highest points of his career by achieving his highest ranking, gave a great performance. Tomas hurt the British in the first set with his forehand. After that, he was finally able to take him in the tiebreak in his first appearance in the Indian Wells 2023 Tennis tournament of this magnitude.
In any case, the former No. 1 put his experience on the court. He was much more comfortable in the second set with more aggressiveness to put things on an equal footing for the last set. However, to reach this definition Murray had to raise a 15-40 when he was below 4-3. After this, he broke the serve of the young Argentine. He took advantage of a match point to close the match. After a tough first match, Murray managed to advance to the second round. His next opponent will be the Spanish Pablo Carreno Busta. Pablo will start his participation in the second round due to his seeding status in the contest.
Moreover, with this win in the Indian Wells 2023 Tennis, Murray improves to 7-0 in deciding sets in 2023, and 7-3 overall. Murray has competed in 10 matches this season, with a whopping 70 percent of them going to a deciding set.
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“In some of the matches I managed to win this year, I felt like I was fortunate in some of them, whereas today I really had lots of chances in that third set. I wasn’t getting them and was getting really frustrated. He was coming up with some big serves at times but I also felt like I made some poor decisions as well. The more chances that went by the more you think about it. I did really well to keep going in the end… Another brutal match and glad I managed to get through it.” Murray said after the first round win of the Indian Wells 2023 Tennis tournament.
Later Thursday evening, Adrian Mannarino spoiled the Indian Wells 2023 Tennis return of Dominic Thiem. Thiem was playing his first match in the desert since winning the 2019 title. With a thrilling 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5) victory, Mannarino won his second straight match against the Austrian. Thiem is now leading their ATP Head2Head series 8-2.