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.