Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans lose in Canadian Open; Andy Murray defeats Lorenzo Sonego

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After defeating Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets in stormy Toronto, Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the Canadian Open.

At the ATP Masters 1,000 competition, Murray, 36, defeated the Italian 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 in two hours and nine minutes. The Scot won the competition in 2009, 2010, and 2015.

Murray stated after his match: “He was a little unhappy after I managed to slip through the tie-break, and I relaxed a little bit.”

Australian Alex de Minaur defeated British number one Cameron Norrie 7-5, 6-4, and fellow countryman Dan Evans fell to Canadian wildcard Gabriel Diallo.

Before winning the difficult 88-minute opening set, the three-time Grand Slam champion had to maintain two set chances at 5-4 on his serve and concede the first two games of the tiebreaker.

The second set was more of a formality thanks to Murray, who converted his first match point after adding two more breaks to an early lead.

In the following round, Murray will go up against Max Purcell of Australia. The 13th-ranked player in the world, Norrie, held a first-set point against De Minaur on serve, but his recent bad form continued as he battled in the windy circumstances.

24-year-old De Minaur then secured the tie on his third try after the 27-year-old had previously saved two match points in the second set. 

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