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ATP BRISBANE. Andy Murray opens season with victory, Mertens also in the double-disabled

Andy Murray (ATP 240) has the new tennisjaar deployed with a victory. At the tournament in the Australian Brisbane (hard/527.880 dollar), he defeated Tuesday in the first round home player and wildcard James Duckworth (ATP 234) with 6-3 and 6-4.

Murray was at the beginning of last year, had surgery on the hip, and knew after a season to forget quickly. The two-time olympic champion played only twelve games, and was there during the grandslams only at the US Open. There also he won in the first round of Duckworth and then Fernando Verdasco out of the tournament to be gekegeld.

“I have today done pretty well”, responded to Murray after his victory. “Both, we were a bit nervous in the beginning, we made mistakes from the back line. But the more the match progressed, the better the rallies were. For a first match after a long break, this was quite OK.”

In Brisbane, where he was in 2012 and 2013, the title picked up, wants Murray to be ready for the Australian Open. The Shot is a five finalist in Melbourne.

In the second round Murray plays against the Russian Daniil Medvedev (ATP 16).

Elise Mertens is also out of doubles

Elise Mertens is Tuesday eliminated in the first round of the doubles at the WTA-tournament in the Australian Brisbane (hard/ $ 1 million). Monday went to the Limburg already in the first round of the single.

On the side, Australian Samantha Stosur lost to Mertens 6-4 and 6-2 of the Czech Lucie Hradecka and the Slovenian Andreja Klepac. The party lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes.

In the enkeltoernooi had Belgium’s best player, number 12 on the world ranking, narrowly her several recognise in the Dutch Kiki Bertens (WTA 9). Who took it after 2.5 hours with 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4.

Elise Mertens was the only Belgian on the main table in Brisbane. Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 122) did not get by the qualifications.

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