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Feb. 13, 2022

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Murray marks return to top 100 with Bublik win

Murray marks return to top 100 with Bublik win

Former world No. 1, Andy Murray

Story highlights

  • Former world No 1 had too much court guile for world number 31 Bublik
  • Murray next faces third-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime

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ANDY Murray marked his return to the top 100 for the first time since 2018 with a 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 win over Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik at the Rotterdam tournament on Wednesday.

Former world No 1, and three-time major winner, Murray had too much court guile for world number 31 Bublik who won his maiden ATP title in Montpellier at the weekend.

"There were some tough moments in the first set for both of us," said wildcard Murray, now at 95 in the world.

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"I just managed to come through at the end of it. Some great returns off some big second serves from him at the end and I did a good job.

"It's not easy playing against someone like that, huge serves, a lot of drop shots and you've got to keep your focus and I did that well tonight." ATP News

 

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