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Alexander Zverev sees off Andy Murray to reach Indian Wells fourth round

The Guardian
Wednesday 13 October 2021 12:52

German beats Scot for first time with 6-4, 7-6(4) winMurray squanders 3-0 lead in first set on way to defeatIn the build-up to his first Masters 1000 match against a top-five player in five years, Andy Murray had made his intentions clear. While Alexander Zverev, one of the most in-form players right now, was the overwhelming favourite, the Scot was here to win and remained confident in his ability to beat the German – and win tournaments.That did not transpire, and in the immediate aftermath Murray will take nothing but frustration out of the opportunities he missed in a turbulent match. But once again Murray competed with a top player on equal terms and created opportunities for far more. In the end, Zverev demonstrated his quality by securing his 19th win in 20 matches with a 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Murray. Zverev has now defeated all members of the “big four”. Continue reading...

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