• Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Novak, Andy get going

Afp, Toronto

Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray warmed up their hardcourt games on Wednesday with victories in their opening matches at the Toronto ATP Masters.

World number one Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer in five sets in last month's Wimbledon final, needed almost two and three-quarter hours to extend his winning run to 10 matches as he beat Frenchman Gael Monfils, with the top seed reaching the third round after a 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/2) victory.

Britain's 2013 Wimbledon winner Murray made light of an absence from the ATP Tour of over a month to defeat promising Aussie teenager Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour.

Djokovic, married last month, was playing for the first time since his All England Club triumph.

Monfils was two points from completing the upset at 6-5 30-30, but Djokovic held on to force the tiebreaker in which he seized a 5-2 lead and converted on his first match point with a forehand winner.

Published: 12:00 am Friday, August 08, 2014

Last modified: 10:30 pm Thursday, August 07, 2014

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