Great Britain’s Andy Murray cruised previous the United States’ Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-0 on Monday in the primary spherical of the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I.
Murray, the event’s sixth seed, gained 21 of 31 first-service factors (68 p.c) and gained six of seven service video games to clinch the victory.
He was one 4 gamers to select up straight-set wins on the day together with the United States’ Christopher Eubanks, the Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely and France’s Quentin Halys.
Eubanks bested German Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 7-5 in 85 minutes. Vesely, the seventh seed, took down Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-2, and Halys knocked off Australian Alexei Popyrin 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Mitchell Krueger was the one different American to advance, beating the Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3, as William Blumberg fell to fifth-seeded Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Eighth-seeded James Duckworth of Australia edged Great Britain’s Liam Broady 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, and Australia’s Max Purcell bought previous France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.
France’s Hugo Gaston superior to the second spherical Bastad, Sweden, when sixth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia retired whereas trailing 7-6 (6), 3-0.
In different opening-round motion, Spaniards Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Albert Ramos-Vinolas each notched straight-set victories.
Davidovich Fokina toppled Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-2, whereas Ramos-Vinolas bought previous Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 6-3. It was a tricky day for Portuguese gamers, as Sousa’s countryman Pedro Sousa misplaced 6-4, 6-3 to Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.
Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler upset seventh-seeded Holger Rune of Denmark 6-3, 6-4, and eighth-seeded Sebastian Baez of Argentina ousted Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4.
In a battle of Argentinians, Federico Coria defeated Federico Delbonis 0-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Former U.S. Open winner Dominic Thiem of Austria rallied to edge Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5).
Russia’s Aslan Karatsev dumped Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.
–Field Level Media