Andy Murray signaled his entry into the rivalry after a nine-month layoff by beating Frances Tiafoe 7 (6), 3-6, 6-1 in two hours and 28 minutes to advance to the second round of the Open from the west and the south. In New York City.
For Murray, simply returning to ATP was a welcome development. After the rebound of a year ago ended with a reassuring title in Antwerp, he had to miss the first three months of the new season with a pelvic physical problem due to confusion with the displaced hip. When he returned for rehearsal and joined the tour in March, the tour was also closed.
Murray says he spent much of the last 10 months of his prep tests in the field for an hour and a half per week, focusing on hips recovery and strengthening at the same level. Days. Days before its release in New York. “I’ve been doing more [gymnastics] in the past four months than I probably would in my job.”
Throughout the match, Tiafoe was so eccentric and reckless, throwing drop shots and erratic forays into the net. He was determined to follow his impulses and not a sensible attitude. He tends to be uncontrollably attractive, but often goes overboard and is thrown off the field.
After Tiafoe was successful in the first set, maintaining his serve at all times and keeping a strategic distance from a lonely breaking point, he took the lead in the tiebreaker and rose to 5-2.
Anyway, when he stepped forward to secure the main game, it was just then that his game self-destructed. Murray did what he normally did: stay strong in the tight minutes, correct mistakes he inspired, and then slip into a soft forehand to secure the headset.
When Murray felt the heaviness of the first set of 70 minutes, he lost strength in his legs and the pace of his shots steadily slowed. Tiafoe exploded and responded with a powerful presentation to counter and level the game, smashing Murray and holding Murray for the next set.
At least Murray stepped forward to start the third set and wasn’t going to fail. Tiafoe was a rebel.
During his pre-coordinated Q&A, Murray found that after a nine-month hiatus, during which he even tried one more time with the best players, there was a big change and progress for a while. . His constant setbacks have taught him to break his desires.
‘I know tennis will come, but it won’t be back anytime soon. So it is not to be expected that I will play very well right away. For example, in today’s base set, the tie-break was terrible. It was bad. Anyway, I got over it and I’m not too depressed and I didn’t expect to play well today. I’ve been talking to my mentor for the past few days, he said to me, “Coordinate if you don’t feel better and if you remember every now and then.
After such an uneven game in recent years, the goal should be to play as many games as possible. You have a special chance to feel your body’s reaction when you take on Alexander Zverev, number 7 in the world, in the second round.
“There is usually no atmosphere where you can be completely open with yourself,” he told the air that he will receive it Wednesday and last. “Aiming is obviously a bit iffy. I know it’s a buzzword, but you have to create your own climate on the field, but it’s not quite the same and I said in my post-game meeting that the terms and conditions are intense and hot.
“In the difficult minutes, the group out there might be able to encourage you a little more to focus and sometimes give you a little extra boost in terms of vitality or fixation, and it’s not there and absolutely unique … in that sense. “”
Elsewhere, Heather Watson lost 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to Bernarda Pera as she faced the American’s solid shooting.
Watson had become the absolute best player in his profession, returning to the top 50 after his fourth WTA title in Acapulco.
Regardless, he struggled in his first two matches after losing 6-2, 6-1 to inevitable heroine Jennifer Brady in Lexington. He has seven days in the New York Airbag to prepare for the US Open. Cameron Norrie and Kyle Edmund were also depressed on their first day in New York.