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Mallorca | Murray reaches last 16

Mallorca | Murray reaches last 16

Andy Murray continued his winning run at the second-tier Challenger Event in Mallorca when he beat Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Rafa Nadal Open.

Instead of playing in New York, where he won the men’s singles in 2012, Murray is rebuilding his singles form by playing on the Challenger Tour for the first time in 14 years.

Against the 115th ranked Gombos, Murray, ranked 328, broke in the fourth game, immediately gave that advantage back but regained it in the sixth game before winning the first set without any more scares.

The second set followed a similar pattern.

Murray broke to lead 2-1. Gombos broke back for 4-4 only to provoke a rapid response as Murray again broke back at once. The Scot then served out to love to win in 103 minutes

The victory was the second in two days for double Olympic champion Murray.

On Monday, he swept past French 17-year-old Imran Sibille 6-0 6-1 who was making his professional debut.






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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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