Andy Murray comes through 'tough moments' to secure impressive win in Rotterdam

Former world number one continues to grow in confidence after beating Alexander Zverev's conqueror.

Andy Murray continued his promising start to the season by beating Alexander Bublik in the opening round of the Rotterdam Open.

Bublik won his maiden ATP Tour title last week, beating world number three Alexander Zverev in the final of the Open Sud de France.

Murray, though, showed his growing confidence and fitness by winning the match 7-6, 6-4 despite Bublik serving for the opening set.

"There were some tough moments in the first set for both of us," said Murray.

"I just managed to come through at the end of it - hit some great returns off some big second serves at the end and did a good job.

"It's not easy playing against someone like that - he's going for huge serves, a lot of drop shots and at times is looking disinterested but is still trying. You have to keep your focus and I did that well."

Murray will face an even bigger test in his next match against Australian Open semi-finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime, but it's one he is defintiely looking forward to.

"I'm looking forward to that one," Murray said. "He's started the year very well, one of the best young players just now.

"I'll need to be on my game if I want to beat him but it's a great test for me and we'll see what happens out there."

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