Murray reaches 2nd round of Shenzhen Open as Zhang retires

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Also, Dominika Cibulkova defeated 13th-seeded Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-6 (3), Chinese wild-card entry Qiang Wang beat Daria Gavrilova of Australia 7-5, 6-2, Aryna Sabalenka beat American qualifier Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-3, and Anett Kontaveit defeated Zhang Shuai 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Andy Murray made it through to the second round of the Shenzhen Open after his opponent Zhang Zhizhen abruptly retired midway through the deciding set.

Murray faced 10 break points in the match, saving eight of them.

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He will face Belgian top seed David Goffin in the next round.

In only his ninth match since undergoing the operation, the double Wimbledon champion last month lost to Fernando Verdasco in the second round of the US Open.

Ahead of the tournament, and probably not coming as a surprise to many, Andy Murray announced that after Shenzhen and Beijing, he would shut his season down early to concentrate on "reconditioning and training" to be ready in time for the new season. So, in late July, Andy took 838-e a place in rating ATP (so low former best tennis player in the world fell because of injuries throughout the year did not participate in the official tournaments), nevertheless, this did not prevent him to laugh at themselves and leave the ironic caption: "Proud!"

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Murray broke back to extend the set and it had to be decided in the tie break after three good holds on both sides.

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Johanna Konta as the British No 1 was beaten in straight sets in the first round of the Wuhan Open. Since that time he has participated in just five tournaments and nine professional matches this year. She will next face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who upset two-time champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

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