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Murray beats David Goffin in Shenzhen Open round of 16





There were flashes of the glory days for Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray on Thursday as he dumped top seed David Goffin of Germany out of the ATP Shenzhen Open 6-3, 6-4 in round-of-16 action.

The 31-year-old dug deep when it mattered –- like the Murray of old –- brushing off 70 per cent of break points faced and firing down 15 aces against a player ranked 11th in the world.

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Goffin still kept the pressure on throughout, though, breaking Murray twice to claw his way back into a thrilling second set before the British player’s trademark determination prevailed.

Three times the 27-year-old Goffin threatened to break with the score at 5-4, and three times Murray found a win to fight back before sealing the set, and the match, with an ace.

With the top seed gone, the tournament now opens up enticingly for Murray as Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was also bundled out in the round of 16 by Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Fellow British player Cameron Norrie also sent Croatian third-seed Borna Coric packing 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) at the same stage.

There were few visible signs on Thursday of the hip trouble that has plagued Murray since he climbed to the pinnacle of the game at the end of 2016, only to see his career stall –- and his ranking plummet to the 311 where it now languishes.

(AFP)

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