• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Andy Murray fights back to win tie-break at Qatar Open

Andy Murray won through to the second round of the men's doubles at the Qatar Open after he took a champions tie-break victory along with Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

Murray and Zimonjic lost the first set 6-3 to German pair Daniel Brands and Florian Meyer but hit back to take the next 7-6 (7/5) on the tie-break.

That took the match into a champions tie-break and Murray and Zimonjic won that 10-8.

The world number four had returned to action in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi on Boxing Day following back surgery.

The Wimbledon champion lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before beating Stanislas Wawrinka to finish fifth in the exhibition tournament.

He had a minor operation on a long-standing back problem in September, bringing an early end to his season.

There was further British success in the Qatar Open doubles as Dominic Inglot and Treat Huey, of the Philippines, won their first round match 6-3 7-6 (7/4) against Alexandr Dolgopolov, of the Ukraine, and Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili.

Britain's Dan Evans enjoyed a rare victory in the men's singles qualifying round as he beat Japan's Taro Daniel in straight sets.

British number two Evans, who has failed to reach the same heights after making the third round of last season's US Open, won 6-2 6-2 to reach the main draw.

In the first round Evans will take on Latvian world number 24 Ernests Gulbis.

Contextual targeting label: 
Football

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

202738