The British Andy Murray, number 123 in the world, will be in the round of 16 of the tournament Rotterdam (The Netherlands) after beating the Dutchman on his debut on Monday Robin haase, number 193 in the ranking, by 2-6, 7-6 and 6-4.
Following the elimination in the first round of the tournament Montpellier (France), Murray, former world number one, regains the path of victory. The Briton, who last year was weighed down by injuries and contracted the coronavirus, has not won a title since 2019, when he defeated the Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the final of the tournament in Antwerp (Belgium).
After a turbulent year that kept him absent from most of the big events, Murray returned to competition at the tournament held in the south of France. The feelings were not good and the Briton fell to the first of change before the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov.
In Rotterdam, the scene where Murray won the title in 2009, his goal was to continue adding games to progressively recover his best level.
The one in Glasgow went from less to more. After losing the first round, he recovered with a forceful reaction to certify his fifth victory against the Dutchman, whom he previously won at the United States Open (2011 and 2014), at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon (Great Britain).
The Japanese Kei Nishikori, 45 in the world, did the same against the young 20-year-old Canadian promise Felix Auger-Aliassime, number 19 in the ranking, which he beat 7-6 and 6-1.