Good Start for Andy Murray in Valencia Open
Andy Murray has made an impressive start to his campaign for the Valencia Open title beating Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6.
This was Murray’s first indoor match that he has played this season and apparently there were a number of Scotsmen in the audience supporting him. They were en-route to watch their football team Rangers and had just dropped by to give Murray, who is also a Rangers fan, a bit of extra support.
Unfortunately for Lopez he was somewhat out of form as he was still recovering from a virus infection. Murray played fairly conventionally and made few mistakes; his serving seemed particularly strong. Afterwards he said that it had been a good match and that Lopes had played very well in the second set which Murray had found quite tough.
The trophy that Murray won in Shanghai seems to have done him a considerable amount of good and his self confidence has improved. His intention is to finish the season strongly so that he is in a position to hit the ground running next year and to hopefully be successful in his ambition of winning a Grand Slam tournament.
Next he meets Juan Monaco. In their last meeting in the semi finals of the Shanghai Masters Murray despatched Monaco without difficulty.
Andy Murray is the favourite to win the Valencia Open and he is priced at 3/2 by Betfair. The second favourite at 11/2 is Robin Soderling followed by David Ferrer at 61/10 and Gael Monfils at 57/5.