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13 - 20 September 2020

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Murray Trophy - Glasgow: Murray marches into second round

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  • 18/09/2019

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Jamie Murray and John-Patrick Smith opened up their doubles campaign with a comfortable win over British wild cards Marshall Tutu and David Wright at the Murray Trophy – Glasgow on Wednesday evening.

The pair, who have not previously played a competitive match together, looked in good form as they dominated a match they eventually won 6-4, 6-2. 

Murray said: “The first match was a lot of fun. He’s a good guy and I’ve known him for a long time. He is fun to be on the court with.

“He told me he was coming to play in Glasgow when we were in New York and I said I don’t have a partner so if you want to play let’s do it. He seemed pretty fired up so it’s great that we’re doing it.”

Elsewhere on day three, fourth seed Emil Ruusuvuori from Finland edged a close three-set match against Jonathan Mridha 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.  

Confidence is high for the Finn coming into the Murray Trophy – Glasgow following his victory against Dominic Thiem in the Davis Cup tie last weekend. 

In the second match of the day, Cem Ilkel from Turkey recovered from losing an opening set tie-break, to convincingly beat Luca Vanni 6-7(10), 6-2, 6-0.

Viktor Durasovic, from Norway, made a fast start in his match to ease to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over John-Patrick Smith – before the Australian’s win with Murray in the evening.

And an all-German third round tie went the way of Tobias Kamke as he beat Johannes Haerteis (ten years his junior), 6-3, 6-4. Kamke is looking to win his ninth Challenger-level title having previously won in Loughborough in 2011.

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