The Scottish tennis man proves that he can still be in the title race as he beats Feliciano Lopez in the third round of Australia Open on Day 6.

Andy Murray who is currently playing his second tournament since he went through a back surgery won impressively 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-2 on Hisense Arena. With this win, he moved to the last 16 of the competition where he will face the French man, Stephane Robert.

The match against Lopez represented the first concrete test of Murray’s form as they played in a 20°C heat, which was much better playing conditions than the last four days. The 26 year old Scottish passed his test in style.

“Today was a big step up for me. Feliciano is a top 30 player and is a tricky opponent to play,” said Murray to BBC. “I know I have a good record against him, but it doesn’t change the fact he’s not an easy guy to play against. He’s a very different type of opponent to what you normally face, so it was a good test for me, and I did well.

Murray will be going into the next match against Robert as a heavy favorite.


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