In the first round of the ATP 250 Championships in Doha, Andy Murray defeated Taro Daniel and repaid the Japanese for his loss at the Australian Open a month earlier. seed Alexander Bublik advanced to the 1/8 finals, but was eliminated by Lloyd Harris.

Marcin Mutica

Britain's Andy Murray

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Andy Murray was eliminated from the Australian Open in the 1/32 final after losing to Taro Daniel, which caused disappointment and a reaction to him in the form of coach Jan de Witt’s sacking. On Tuesday, in the first round of the ATP tournament in Doha, the Briton faced the Japanese team again. He avenged his loss to Melbourne by winning 6-2 6-2.

After the match, Murray insisted he had come to conclusions a month ago. In Australia, it was very good for me. Now I tried to dictate the game from the first ball and I think I did it right. It was one of my best matches recently – said the wildcard player in Doha, quoted by, who will face Roberto Bautista, Championship “two” in the second round.

Alexander Bublik sent seven aces, scored 35 of the 47 points he played alone and beat qualifier Josef Kovalik 6-2, 6-4 with confidence. In the 1/8 finals, Kazakhstan will play 7th Arthur Renderkenik. The Frenchman beat Jerry Vesely in three matches.

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Lloyd Harris, number eight, dropped out. Afrikaner lost a pass twice and lost 4:6, 6:7 (4) to Marton Fukowicz. The next Hungarian opponent will soon be Woo Kwon.

Defending champion and featured in the “three” Nikoloz Basilashvili will face Elias Ymir in the opening match. In the “Lucky Losers” match, the Swede won 2:6, 6:3, 7:5 with Joao Sousa. In turn, the contender in the 1/8 finals, seeded with Daniel Evans, was Alejandro Davidovich. The Spaniard made four matches for Malik Al Jaziri, the unruly card holder.

Emile Rossovoori was the last to take part in the second round. The Finn made up for his losses and falls and won 4:6, 6:4, 6:1 with David Goffin. The 22-year-old from Helsinki will fight for the quarter-finals with sixth seed Karen Khachanov.

Qatar ExxonMobil Open Championship, Doha (Qatar)
ATP 250, Hard Court, $1.071 Million Prize Pool
Tuesday 15 February

Individual first round:

Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan, 7) B Josef Kovalik (Slovakia, Q) 6-2, 6-4
Marton Fukowicz (Hungary) B Lloyd Harris (South Africa 8) 6-4 7-6 (4)
Arthur Renderknech (France) bit on Jerry Vesely (Czech) 3:6, 7:6 (4), 6:4
Emil Rossovoori (Finland) beat David Goffin (Belgium) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Alejandro Davidovic (Spain) defeated Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) 6-1, 6-3.
Andy Murray (UK) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-2, 6-2
Elias Yammer (Sweden, LP) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal, LP) 2:6, 6:3, 7:5

a lot for free: Denis Shapovalov (Canada, 1); Roberto Bautista (Spain 2); Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia, 3); Marin Cilic (Croatia, 4 / WC)

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