Andy Murray will take on Croatia’s Ivan Dodig today in Arthur Ashe Stadium in round two of the 2012 US Open.You can watch and bet on Murray v Dodig live for free at bet365 > live tennis.
Andy Murray wasn’t firing on all cylinders on Monday when he faced Alex Bogomolov Jr. in round one of the 2012 US Open, but he managed to churn out a comfortable 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 victory. With the courts playing a little slower than usual, the Scot was able to wear down his opponent as the match progressed.
“It was very, very hot and tough conditions today,” said Murray after the contest. “You want to try to win the matches as quickly as possible. I had a few breakpoints early in the third set, I think in that game, and didn't get them. It was tough because the conditions were very tricky.”
“I won in three sets. You know, I didn't serve very well. Only lost seven games in three sets, so I must have done something well today,” added the Brit, who at times didn’t seem to be content with how he was playing.
“I played fairly well from the back of the court. I just would have liked to have served a bit better because, you know, I wasn't getting many free points on my serve. Because of that, there were a lot more rallies.”
Murray can now look forward to a second round meeting with Ivan Dodig, who thrashed Hiroki Moriya 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 earlier in the week. The Croatian is clearly the underdog here but he seems to be looking forward to the match.
“Everybody can beat everybody,” said Dodig in a post-match press conference. “Of course with these Olympics he showed that he's ready for big things, so we will see. Everybody exciting about him.”
“I had some nice experience against big guys. Of course I'm looking forward to play this match. Like I said, I will try to play my best. That's only my target.”
Although Dodig will be fired up for this encounter, his ranking has been sliding this season and it would be a huge upset if he were to prevail today. Murray should be able to dominate, with a straight sets win for the world No. 4 looking like a probable outcome.You can watch the US Open live for free on bet365. To watch, simply follow these 3 simple steps:
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