Murray and Nadal both make winning returns in Montreal
Andy Murray shook off some early rust to beat Marcel Gronollers 6-4 7-6(2) in his first match since winning Wimbledon and Rafael Nadal blazed past Canadian wildcard Jesse Levine in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday. Murray struggled to find his usual rhythm in windy conditions and had to save two set points in a mixed display that reflected some nerves and a lack of match practice. The Scot romped through the tiebreak with some impressive shot-making to set up a third round meeting with Latvia's Ernests Gulbis who beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3 1-6 6-1.
But Nadal, as he has demonstrated throughout his illustrious career, had all the answers and showed in his 6-2 6-0 victory that he has returned to the tour in top shape after an absence of six weeks. Canadian wildcard Vasek Pospisil proved his upset of world number 20 John Isner was no fluke as he stormed to a 6-2 6-4 victory over Czech Radek Stepanek.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online