Andy Murray gave only two matches to Sam Querrey in the first round of the ATP 250 turf tournament in Newport. Max Purcell, Wimbledon doubles champion, pays Adrian Manarin for his win on the single in London.

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Britain's Andy Murray

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Andy Murray decided to take his last chance to play on grass and after Wimbledon before a wild card for the tournament in Newport. The Briton began competing in the city with the Tennis Hall of Fame in glamorous style. In the first round, he beat Sam Querrey, winning 6:2, 6:0 in 54 minutes.

seeded to sixth, Murray will face fellow wild card holder Max Purcell in the second round. The Australian, two-time Wimbledon champion, defeated Adrian Mannarino and rewarded the French with a victory over the single in London.

Number five, Benjamin Ponzi, made up for losing a group to tackle qualifying William Bloomberg. The next challenger to the Frenchman will be the next player from the playoffs, Christopher Eubank. The American defeated Dominic Kupfer.

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Jerry Vessely was not broken even once and gave six matches to tournament veteran, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez. And in the 1/8 finals in the Czech Republic, the tournament will face “seven” Steve Johnson.

And from Tuesday’s seed, James Duckworth also won. The Australian, with the number “eight”, turned out to be better than the qualifying player, Liam Brody. His next opponent will be Quentin Hales, who dealt with Alexei Buberin.

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In the last game of the day, Mitchell Krueger made a surprise. He defeated the American qualifiers 7:6 (7), 4:6, 6:3 for Tim van Riethoven, who has been performing well in recent weeks, and will be awarded to the quarter-finals with his compatriot Maxime Crissy, the championship “four”.

Infosys Open Hall of Fame, Newport (USA)
ATP 250, grass field, total prize money of 594.5 thousand. dollar
Tuesday 12th July

Individual first round:

Benjamin Ponzi (France 5) B William Bloomberg (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-2
Andy Murray (UK, 6/WC) – Sam Querrey (US) 6-2, 6-0
Jerry Vesely (Czech 7) beat Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-4, 6-2
James Duckworth (Australia, 8) beat Liam Brody (Britain, Q) 6-2 4-6 6-2
Quentin Halles (France) beat Alexei Popyrin (Australia) 7-6 (5) 6-3
Mitchell Krueger (USA, Q) beat Tim van Riethoven (Netherlands) 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3.
Christopher Eubanks (USA) beat Dominic Kupfer (Germany) 6-4 7-5
Max Purcell (Australia) beat Adrien Mannarino (France) 6-3 1-1 6-7

a lot for free: Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada, 1/WC); John Isner (USA, 2); Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan, 3); Maxime Cressi (USA, 4 times)

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