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Andy Murray holds his nerve to seal Gijon Open quarter spot after deciding tie-break | Tennis | Sport


Andy Murray is thru to the quarter finals of the Gijon Open after coming from a set all the way down to beat Argentina’s Pedro Cachin. The Scot was off the pace in the primary set as he went down 6-2, but picked an opportune time to take a primary break point of the second set as he took it 7-5 to force a decider.

The third set began in explosive fashion because it yielded 4 breaks of serve, two to every player, before matters settled down and each men regained their composure to take the match to a deciding tie-break. There, the Scot upped the ante, surging right into a 6-1 lead to establish five match points.

A battling Cachin saved two of them, before succumbing to the inevitable as the previous world No 1 moved into the last eight. And having needed to depend on a wildcard to play the inaugural event in northern Spain, he lies just three wins away from a primary tour title of 2022.

However the three-time Grand Slam champion had to beat a peculiar start, with the primary two games taking 20 minutes to get through. In that point, Murray used up all his challenges for the set, and he cut a frustrated figure because the world No 61 got within the ascendancy.

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