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Murray stops Kyrgios to confirm second round spot

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Friday, August 08, 2014

TORONTO, Canada - Britain's 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made light of an absence from the ATP tour of over a month to defeat promising Aussie teenager Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour yesterday in the second round of the Toronto Masters.

Murray, the eighth seed who won the Canadian title in 2009 and 2010, had been seen as a potential scalp for the dangerous Kyrgios since losing to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

In the interim, the disappointed Scot left for his training base in Miami to try and rediscover his best form.

He also signed former top French woman player Amelie Mauresmo to a long-term coaching contract after an experimental period through.

"I was just lacking a little bit. But after Wimbledon, I went over to Miami and I really trained like I used to for the first time since the surgery and I felt much better," said Murray.

Murray showed his work was starting to pay off as he hammered Kyrgios, who upset Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

"I thought I did most things like pretty solid," said Murray.

"I didn't make too many errors. I moved well, I had a high first serve percentage.

"It was solid for a first match back after sort of four and a half, five weeks. I was happy."

Murray, who has not won a title in the 13 months since lifting the Wimbledon trophy, will next face the winner of the match between Frenchman Richard Gasquet and Croatia's Ivo Karlovic.





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