Andy Murray defeated Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell in three sets in the most interesting match of the second round of the ATP 250 Championships on grass in Newport. Six seeders entered the quarter-finals.

Marcin Mutica

Britain's Andy Murray

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At the ATP tournament in Newport on Wednesday, fans witnessed the matches of two Wimbledon champions. Two-time singles champion Andy Murray took on Max Purcell, this year’s doubles winner. There was no surprise. The British favorite won 4:6, 6:2, 6:1, although he had to put in a lot of effort.

– He has a different style than most contemporary tennis players, so I had to get used to it. When she found the rhythm, she began dictating the terms of the game and pushing them off the court, the sixth-seeded Briton commented, citing atptour.com.

Murray, who hit eight aces and seven breaks on Wednesday, will meet Alexander Bublik in the quarter-finals. The third-seeded Kazakh sent in 22 aces, made 16 double-serving faults and beat Jacek Suk 6:3, 3:6, 6:2.

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John Isner also sent out 22 aces on Wednesday. The American did not break even once, and with his own application he scored 52 of the 66 points he played and won with Peter Gojowczyk. In the quarter-finals, Isner will face second-seeded Benjamin Ponzi. The Frenchman, the “five” championship, won the qualifier Christopher Eubank.

Fourth seed Maxime Cresa didn’t have to defend any break point and won 6:3, 6:4 against player Mitchell Krueger. And in the quarter-finals, the American will face his other compatriot, Steve Johnson, who was supposed to play against Jerry Vesely in the second round, but the Czech, the “seventh” tournament, lost the match.

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James Duckworth, the “eight” championship, beat Quentin Hales 7:5, 3:6, 6:2 and in the next stage will fight Felix Auger-Aliassime or Jason Kobler. The Canadian top seed’s match with the Australian in the third set was halted due to the twilight.

Infosys Open Hall of Fame, Newport (USA)
ATP 250, grass field, total prize money of 594.5 thousand. dollar
Wednesday 13th July

Second round of singles:

John Isner (USA, 2) beat Peter Jojowczyk (Germany) 6-3 7-6 (6).
Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan, 3) beat Jack Sock (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Maxime Creasy (US 4) B Mitchell Krueger (US Q) 6-3 6-4
Benjamin Ponzi (France, 5) B Christopher Eubanks (US, Q) 6-4 7-6 (5)
Andy Murray (UK, 6/wc) – Max Purcell (Australia, WC) 4:6, 6:2, 6:1
James Duckworth (Australia, 8) beat Quentin Halles (France) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Steve Johnson (USA) – Jerry Vesely (Czech Republic, 7) walk
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada, 1/WC) – Jason Kobler (Australia) 6:4, 3:6, 6:5 *to be completed

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