Taylor Fritz overwhelms Andy Murray to book second round ticket in Montreal

American Taylor Fritz proved too much for three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray on Tuesday night at the National Bank Open (Rogers Cup), powering past the Brit to reach the second round.

Fritz looked impressive in his 6-1 6-3 victory, relying on his solid serve to keep the former World No.1 at bay. Furthermore, the American saved the only break point he faced on serve, while relentless attacking his opponent's second serve.

Murray looked gassed and out-of-sorts early in the match, with Fritz dictating play as the former US Open champion was forced to scramble for points. Lacking his signature bursts of speed, the 35-year old could barely keep up with his younger counterpart.

With Murray constantly playing defense, it came as no surprise that the former British No.1 faced 12 break points. Although he did save eight of them, he was unable to fight slow down the constant onslaught from across the court. Fritz was brilliant in his return service games, and dominated the match before closing out proceedings after an hour and 27 minutes.

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