Andy Murray beats Davidovich Fokina in Gijon round one

Andy Murray defeated native player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Gijon to move on to the second round of the Gijon Open.

The Brit opted to play in Spain in order to get some more points as he prepares for a hopefully big year next year. Murray did not get an easy draw with the mercurial Davidovich Fokina as his opponent but he got the bad version of him.

The Spaniard opened well due to Murray being all over the place to start the match but once the Brit finally found a good rhythm, things slowly started to turn. Murray battled back from 4-2 down to make it 4-4 and then proceeded to take the first set 7-5.

The Spaniard simply did not play the most important rallies as good as Murray did and it really cost him. In the second set, his game fell apart even more as he rushed and missed many balls giving Murray many free points. The Brit patiently observed his opponent self-destruct arriving at 5-1 with a chance to close it out.

Davidovich Fokina broke Murray at 1-5 to make it 2-5 but then lost his serve one final time to lose the match. Not a good match from him but good stuff from Murray who moves on.

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