June 28, 2017

Murray and Nadal Advance Montreal

Andy Murray

(August 7, 2013) Andy Murray returned to the court for the first time since winning the Wimbledon title last month in victorious fashion by defeating Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

“I was pretty nervous before the match, which is a good sign,” Murray admitted. “I remember after the US Open last year, I kind of went into the Asia swing.  I didn’t feel nervous on the court.  I felt pretty relaxed and loose, not too worried about what was happening.

“It was a bit different today.  I was pretty nervous beforehand.  That was a good sign.  I’m pretty ready to move forward and not think too much about Wimbledon and concentrate on the US Open.

Rafael Nadal also playing for the first time since losing his first round match at Wimbledon, destroyed Canada’s Jesse Levine 6-2, 6-0.

Juan Martin Del Potro rallied from two breaks down in the third set to beat Croatia’s Ivan Dodig 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the last match on Centre Court.


Singles – Second Round
[2] A Murray (GBR) d M Granollers (ESP) 64 76(2)
[Q] A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) d [3] D Ferrer (ESP) 62 64
[4] R Nadal (ESP) d [WC] J Levine (CAN) 62 60
[5] T Berdych (CZE) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 64
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d I Dodig (CRO) 64 46 75
B Paire (FRA) d [8] S Wawrinka (SUI) 62 76(2)
[Q] M Matosevic (AUS) d [10] T Haas (GER) 50 Retired (right shoulder)
[11] M Raonic (CAN) d M Youzhny (RUS) 64 64
E Gulbis (LAT) d [13] F Fognini (ITA) 63 16 61
[15] J Janowicz (POL) d [WC] F Dancevic (CAN) 76(5) 36 64
D Istomin (UZB) d [WC] F Peliwo (CAN) 63 36 63
[WC] V Pospisil (CAN) d R Stepanek (CZE) 62 64
N Davydenko (RUS) d P Andujar (ESP) 61 46 63

Doubles – Second Round
[7] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d T Haas (GER) / J Melzer (AUT) walkover (Haas – right shoulder)
First Round
C Fleming (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) d J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 16 64 10-6
T Berdych (CZE) / M Llodra (FRA) d M Klizan (SVK) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) 62 63
G Dimitrov (BUL) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [WC] F Dancevic (CAN) / A Shamasdin (CAN) 76(6) 63

CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[4] R Nadal (ESP) vs [15] J Janowicz (POL)
Not Before 14:00
E Gulbis (LAT) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)
Not Before 18:00
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [11] M Raonic (CAN)
Not Before 20:00
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs D Istomin (UZB)

BN COURT start 12:00
[Q] M Matosevic (AUS) vs B Paire (FRA)
[5] T Berdych (CZE) vs [WC] V Pospisil (CAN)
Not Before 15:00
N Davydenko (RUS) vs [Q] A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)
Not Before 19:00
[9] K Nishikori (JPN) vs [7] R Gasquet (FRA)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs A Seppi (ITA) / M Youzhny (RUS)

COURT 9 start 12:00
[8] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
P Andujar (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) vs [5] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) – After Suitable Rest
[4] L Paes (IND) / R Stepanek (CZE) vs C Fleming (GBR) / A Murray (GBR) – After Suitable Rest
G Dimitrov (BUL) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)

COURT 5 start 14:00
D Inglot (GBR) / J Janowicz (POL) vs [6] R Lindstedt (SWE) / D Nestor (CAN) – After Suitable Rest
T Berdych (CZE) / M Llodra (FRA) vs [3] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)