Andy Murray beats David Ferrer in ATP World Tour Finals opener
World number two won 6-4, 6-4 against the Spaniard at London’s O2 Arena.
Andy Murray claimed victory in the ATP World Tour Finals opener, seeing off the challenge of David Ferrer.
The world number two beat the Spaniard 6-4, 6-4 to make a promising start to his group campaign.
Murray squandered three break points in the eighth game of the match to let Ferrer off the hook. However the 33-year-old wouldn’t be so fortunate next time around as double faults helped Murray take the set 6-4.
Ferrer, the world number seven, showed he wouldn’t give up by breaking the Scot in the opening game of the second set.
A 22 shot rally saw Murray remain patient and hit back at 3-3 and he piled the pressure on withmore clean, crisp ground strokes.
A confident service game from the Dunblane ace forced Ferrer to serve to stay in the match and he failed to give Murray a welcome victory ahead of matches with Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka.