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Madrid Open LIVE: Andy Murray returns to clay court after two years in style, defeats Dominic Thiem in straight sets in Madrid Open first round

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Madrid Open LIVE – Murray vs Thiem LIVE: Andy Murray mark his clay court debut this year with a terrific victory by defeating Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the first round of Madrid Open. Back on clay for the first time in nearly two years, the two-time Madrid champion looked right at home in a 6-3, 6-4 win. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

Madrid Open LIVE: Andy Murray returns to clay court after two years in style, defeats Dominic Thiem in straight sets in Madrid Open first round

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Murray’s last clay-court match came at Roland Garros in 2020, and he had initially planned to skip this year’s clay swing before deciding to accept a wild card into the Spanish ATP Masters 1000 event. Nonetheless, he showed very few signs of rust in a dominant display. Murray saved three break points in his opening service game of the second set, but did not face another in the opening-round contest.

Thiem, still seeking the first win of his comeback from a right-wrist injury, was brilliant in stretches on Manolo Santana Stadium — never more so than when he flicked a stunning backhand pass late in the opening set.

“I played well. I thought Dominic was playing well at times but he has obviously just started playing again so is making a few more mistakes than usual. But I was happy with how I played,” said Murray after the victory.

With the victory, Murray improves to 8-1 in first-round matches on the year. He next faces the winner of 14th seed Denis Shapovalov’s matchup with lucky loser Ugo Humbert of France.

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Madrid Open LIVE: Andy Murray returns to clay court after two years in style, defeats Dominic Thiem in straight sets in Madrid Open first round

 

 

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